Issue 86048 - Menu Text Colour/Color on a theme with black menu bars
Summary: Menu Text Colour/Color on a theme with black menu bars
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-02-12 18:16 UTC by lsavidge
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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OpenOffice Calc screen shot (129.56 KB, image/png)
2008-02-27 19:35 UTC, lsavidge
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OpenOffice Writer screen shot (112.61 KB, image/png)
2008-02-27 19:36 UTC, lsavidge
no flags Details
Calc vs Gnumeric (63.57 KB, image/png)
2009-05-25 22:59 UTC, nekohayo
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Description lsavidge 2008-02-12 18:16:23 UTC
On my theme in Linux I have a gradient fill black menu bar which means that when
I open most applications under Linux I get the menus with black text on a black
background which makes it rather difficult to read the menus.
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2008-02-14 13:20:24 UTC
What Linux distribution?
What theme?
What settings within that theme?
What do applications look like?
Please comment, thank you.
Comment 2 lsavidge 2008-02-27 19:35:53 UTC
Created attachment 51762 [details]
OpenOffice Calc screen shot
Comment 3 lsavidge 2008-02-27 19:36:50 UTC
Created attachment 51763 [details]
OpenOffice Writer screen shot
Comment 4 lsavidge 2008-02-28 20:15:53 UTC
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu Chrome
No visual effects. Based on the Elegance them with Clearlooks border, gnome
icons and standard pointers
Every application is fine except all OpenOffice applications and Kompozer.
Firefox used to be a problem until I altered the colours of the menu text
manually by editing one of the config files.
Comment 5 nekohayo 2009-05-25 22:58:00 UTC
Most GTK themes with dark menu backgrounds make openoffice look bad (for some
reason, Firefox has the same problem) because the menu text stays black no
matter what.

Native GTK apps like Abiword and Gnumeric are obviously not affected.

This can easily be seen with the "New wave" theme in Ubuntu 9.04, but not the
"New wave Dark Menus" theme or "DarkRoom".
Comment 6 nekohayo 2009-05-25 22:59:12 UTC
Created attachment 62516 [details]
Calc vs Gnumeric
Comment 7 nekohayo 2009-05-25 23:00:10 UTC
I forgot to mention that this is on OOo 3.0.1, gnome 2.26, Ubuntu 9.04, etc.
Comment 8 herbeck71 2011-04-26 09:55:48 UTC
*** This issue has been confirmed by popular vote. ***