Bug 128287 - LibreOffice menu bar not displayed in Windows 10 high contrast view
Summary: LibreOffice menu bar not displayed in Windows 10 high contrast view
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-10-21 08:50 UTC by bruhinpaul
Modified: 2022-05-14 14:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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error menu bar high contrast (49.32 KB, image/png)
2019-10-21 08:51 UTC, bruhinpaul
high contrast settings german (60.43 KB, image/png)
2019-10-21 16:42 UTC, bruhinpaul

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Description bruhinpaul 2019-10-21 08:50:31 UTC
LibreOffice menu bar not displayed in Windows 10 Dark mode / high contrast view

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Activate high contrast in Windows 10
2.Open LibreOffice Writer or Calc

Actual Results:
Menu bar not visible (except when mouseover)

Expected Results:
inverted colors for menu bar

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: de
Module: TextDocument
[Information guessed from browser]
OS: Windows (All)
OS is 64bit: no
Comment 1 bruhinpaul 2019-10-21 08:51:07 UTC
Created attachment 155180 [details]
error menu bar high contrast
Comment 2 m.a.riosv 2019-10-21 10:38:26 UTC
Which have you selected for high contrast in Windows 10.
Comment 3 m.a.riosv 2019-10-21 10:39:01 UTC
Sorry, Which theme have you selected for high contrast in Windows 10.
Comment 4 bruhinpaul 2019-10-21 16:42:13 UTC
Created attachment 155206 [details]
high contrast settings german


It's the default theme of Windows 10 but with the "high contrast" (german hoher kontrast, s. screenshot).

Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-10-22 02:34:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Paul Robinson 2020-04-06 00:25:24 UTC
I can confirm the described behavior. I have been a user of Open Office for years. When Open Office runs and the user is in High Contrast, the buttons and menus do show correctly. Libre Office requires that High Contrast mode be enabled, but while this fixes the visibility of the buttons, the menus are invisible. Individual menu item become visible when the mouse hovers over them.

To reproduce the problem, try running in High Contrast, which can be enabled (or turned off) with Left Shift+Left Alt+PrtSc

Also, it's not related to the German version of Windows. I'm running the American English version of Windows 10 and run High Contrast.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2022-04-07 03:42:26 UTC
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