Bug 116177 - incorrect background colour choice for focused items in 6.0 on linux
Summary: incorrect background colour choice for focused items in 6.0 on linux
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-03-04 10:19 UTC by lvm
Modified: 2018-12-21 15:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

screenshot (60.48 KB, image/png)
2018-03-04 10:20 UTC, lvm
menu screenshot (20.19 KB, image/png)
2018-03-05 13:50 UTC, lvm

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Description lvm 2018-03-04 10:19:18 UTC
Since the upgrade to 6.0 font for focused interface items became white which clashes with the colour scheme and makes it difficult to read the text. I found no way to customize this colour.

Steps to Reproduce:
e.g. open tools-options-libreoffice-application colours

Actual Results:  
see the attached screenshot, scheme button is focused. Affect all menus and dialogues - everything.

Expected Results:
colour of the focused font should not change or should be customizable

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0 SeaMonkey/2.49.2
Comment 1 lvm 2018-03-04 10:20:04 UTC
Created attachment 140329 [details]
Comment 2 lvm 2018-03-05 12:36:58 UTC
This issue is caused by LO using the selection font colour with default (unselected) background colour for focused items on linux. On windows LO uses matching selection colours for both font and background, making the linux version behave in the same manner is probably the best way of fixing this problem. I changed the summary accordingly.
Comment 3 lvm 2018-03-05 13:50:45 UTC
Created attachment 140352 [details]
menu screenshot

I was not quite correct when saying that it affects everything. My default colours are black on grey an selection colours are white on green. Main menu (tools) uses incorrect white on grey colours but in the drop-down menu selection colours are correct.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2018-03-10 17:51:01 UTC
So you mean the white words "LibreOffice" and "Tools" in your screenshots should have a green background?
Comment 5 lvm 2018-03-11 05:51:35 UTC
Maybe. Or maybe black font with a grey background. What I am mainly concerned with is that font and background colours should be consistent, at the moment LO uses unmatching colours from two tuples here: selected font with unselected background.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2018-11-28 07:08:45 UTC
I cannot confirm this report. Running LibreOffice Fresh meaning today means you use the gtk3 VCL plugin. Changing this theme (in my case of LXQt per KDE system settings > Application style > Gnome) applies perfectly to the program.

Please check again and provide more information on your settings and what exactly you expect. "Document background" does not affect any control but just the Writer document canvas, Calc spreadsheet cell background etc.
Comment 7 lvm 2018-12-17 04:10:48 UTC
It's no longer reproducible with
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2018-12-17 09:25:58 UTC
Thanks for retesting with the latest version.
Setting to RESOLVED WORKSFORME as the commit fixing this issue hasn't been identified.
Comment 9 lvm 2018-12-17 19:14:36 UTC
I am afraid I didn't test thoroughly enough and this issue is only partially fixed: dialogue (first screenshot) has now consistent black font on grey colours but the main menu is still white on grey (selected font on unselected background). Sorry about that, reopening.
Comment 10 Heiko Tietze 2018-12-17 22:17:03 UTC
Caolan, any idea about this?

@lvm: Are running a Qt or Gtk2/3 based DE? (Help > About > VCL = gtk3)
Comment 11 Caolán McNamara 2018-12-18 09:00:15 UTC
I imagine it cannot be a gtk3 version seeing as that one has native gtk menus which are themed correctly by definition. Maybe its kde or something
Comment 12 lvm 2018-12-21 15:24:14 UTC
I am using Qt (VCL=kde4)
Comment 13 Buovjaga 2018-12-21 15:29:18 UTC
(In reply to lvm from comment #12)
> I am using Qt (VCL=kde4)

The kde4 backend is going away. In fact, it has already been removed from master: https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/libreoffice/2018-December/081597.html
The mailing list post has info regarding the current and future options for KDE integration.

Let's close this.