Issue 70250 - Buttons don't use system font /color using Simple Plan XP Theme
Summary: Buttons don't use system font /color using Simple Plan XP Theme
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-10-09 23:03 UTC by alistairlow
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Correct use of visual style - Notepad (5.93 KB, image/png)
2006-10-09 23:32 UTC, alistairlow
no flags Details
Incorrect use of visual style - (6.86 KB, image/png)
2006-10-09 23:34 UTC, alistairlow
no flags Details
Screenshot (191.19 KB, image/png)
2007-04-28 16:37 UTC, kpalagin
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Description alistairlow 2006-10-09 23:03:15 UTC
I use a dark Windows theme with light blue text
(, black version), but
doesn't render the text on buttons in the correct font and colour. The result is
black text on a dark grey button which is unreadable.

Steps to reproduce:
- Install Simple Plan visual style in Windows XP.
- Select the Black colour scheme.
- Start any application.
- Open Tools->Options or Find and Replace etc.
- The text on the buttons is dark instead of light blue.
Comment 1 alistairlow 2006-10-09 23:32:00 UTC
Created attachment 39658 [details]
Correct use of visual style - Notepad
Comment 2 alistairlow 2006-10-09 23:34:03 UTC
Created attachment 39659 [details]
Incorrect use of visual style -
Comment 3 thorsten.martens 2006-12-22 08:51:20 UTC
TM->ES: One for you ?
Comment 4 kpalagin 2007-04-28 13:20:55 UTC
I give up - how do I get Windows to use that theme?
Comment 5 alistairlow 2007-04-28 14:39:37 UTC
Comment 6 kpalagin 2007-04-28 15:55:59 UTC
Still can't get it to use SPLan.msstyles.
More info?
Comment 7 alistairlow 2007-04-28 16:01:21 UTC
You need to patch the uxtheme.dll and restart, then you should be able to double
click the .msstyle file and the display properties window should pop up showing
the new theme. Then click apply. If that doesn't work then I'm not sure what's
Comment 8 kpalagin 2007-04-28 16:33:34 UTC
Confirming - some UI elements do not use theme colors. See attached 
screenshot - circled in green is "Save as" dialog from IE, circled in red -
 "Save as" dialog by Office.
Comment 9 kpalagin 2007-04-28 16:37:20 UTC
Created attachment 44752 [details]
Comment 10 eric.savary 2008-09-16 12:39:20 UTC
@alistairlow: can you still reproduce this in a current version?
Comment 11 alistairlow 2008-09-17 11:38:09 UTC
Yes, the issue still exists in 3.0 RC1.
Comment 12 eric.savary 2008-09-17 14:55:14 UTC

* Installation
- Download the theme (direct link):
- download and execute the uxtheme.dll patcher
- execute the patcher
- reboot
- unpack the theme:
- copy the ttf into the font dir and double-click on the *.msstyles file
- apply

As described, font and colors don't match for some controls. 
Comment 13 eric.savary 2008-09-17 14:56:23 UTC
Changed summary