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Author's profile photo Jeroen Verbrugge

SAP Gui 7.40 patch level 2 – New Default Color for Blue Crystal Icons

I just installed patch level 2 of SAP GUI 7.40 and thought after installation that I landed again in the Corbu Theme:


Not.. Patch level 2 brought again a change to the icon color scheme which is explained in Note 2022335.

Some history…

With the initial release we got:

– A new theme Blue Crystal Design with a very blue color set totally breaking up with the past designs, totally fresh

– A new GUI full of bugs

With patch level 1 we got:

– A fix for almost all bugs of the initial release

– A more stable release

With patch level 2 we get:

– More bugfixes

– A rework of the just introduced Blue Crystal Design theme throwing us back to the Corbu direction described as:

With patch 2 the main color has changed from blue to dark gray in order to harmonize the design with the Fiori Apps design.

Maybe I did not see enough Fiori apps but I thought the initial Blue Crystal Design was more Fiori than what has been released today?

Curious what patch level 3 will bring.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      just loaded new GUI 7.40 patch level 2 . and it working great

      our theme is standard for roll out to all end user "system dependent theme"

      getting better all the time

      Author's profile photo Azman Abdul Hamid
      Azman Abdul Hamid

      Problem with original Blue Crystal icons was that they were so bland (basically just blue shapes). 740 Patch 2 made them more colourful and pleasing to the eye. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jeroen Verbrugge
      Jeroen Verbrugge
      Blog Post Author

      Definitely the icons are more clear with the new colors.

      The question remains why SAP introduced a theme called Blue Crystal to align with Fiori

      design and in my opinion steps away from this with the new icon set using more yellow colors. Or will Fiori also make this shift?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I don't like those icons at all. Did you ever try to work with this theme?

      It's not the colour. It's the curious design of those icons which keeps me from using the blue crystal theme. In productive work the meaning of an icon must be clear at first glance; this is not the case.