Issue 82875 - "dark" gtk base[NORMAL] color prevents cell backgrounds from showing
Summary: "dark" gtk base[NORMAL] color prevents cell backgrounds from showing
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Blocks: 81913
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Reported: 2007-10-23 09:22 UTC by xris
Modified: 2017-05-20 09:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description xris 2007-10-23 09:22:45 UTC
OO installed in fedora 7, via red hat rpm repository.

No matter what I do, I can't seem to get calc to display any cell background
colors (the preview in "format cells" works fine).  This seems to trace back to
a problem interpreting the gtk base[NORMAL] color preference, since when I edit
it in my theme to something lighter than #090916 (my default), the cell
backgrounds appear again.  The threshold appears to be somewhere around #404020.

You can find a theme that manifests the problem here:
Comment 1 jmiykal 2008-10-03 18:13:37 UTC
I have had same issue under Win2K and Ubuntu Hardy, with OOo 2.4.1 and 3.0 beta.
 Cell colors vanish when either a) the document background or b) the window
color ["3D objects" in Windows] are adjusted below the threshold. 
Manually-colored cells and conditional-formatting-colored cells all lose their
color, until background or 3Do color is raised beyond the threshold.
Comment 2 techgurufloyd 2009-06-05 18:04:35 UTC
I'm using KDE, and my kde themes are applied to gtk apps. It seems the threshold
is as follows:
OOo enters some kind of High Contrast Mode at
rgb: 38,38,38
rgb: 39,39,39 disables that mode.

I believe this is a side effect (duplicate) of issue #35482
Comment 3 brazdf 2010-06-14 17:33:30 UTC
I have the same problem. Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx, KDE), selected a dark color
scheme (darKubuntu, OO
3.2.0 ('out of the box'). 
I cannot set any cell background, also I cannot set border color.
Comment 4 brazdf 2010-06-14 17:42:21 UTC
Addition to previous post: my charts are now black & white only
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2013-11-11 20:36:18 UTC
No problem with theme given in description.

AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1539999
2013-11-09_04:08:11 - Rev. 1540252
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