With LibreOffice 3.4, the text color of the menubar becomes unreadable wgen clicked. For example, if you open Writer and click on 'File' in the menubar, the text becomes white on a light grey background, which makes it unreadable. This worked fine with LibreOffice 3.3.
Arch Linux x64
Gnome 3 + Gnome-Shell
Aldabra GTK theme (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Aldabra?content=142247)
This bug report is filed because it seems like a regression from LO 3.3 --> 3.4, see the official thread of the Aldabra GTK theme: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10908827&postcount=62
Created attachment 47679 [details]
See the 'Edit' menu entry (at the mouse pointer), that has become unreadable.
This bug isn't picked up yet and at least deserves some attention after a couple of months. A lot of users are having the same issue with other themes, for example Zukitwo GTK2/GTK3 theme (find it on Deviantart). I talked to the author of the theme and this is his explanation:
==> Libreoffice doesn't pull the correct color from the gtkrc file. You should report a bug to the libreoffice-gtk devs. The menubar seems to pull the color from GtkMenu. It should pull the color from GtkMenuBar and the sub-class GtkMenuItem.
Confirmed on Libreoffice 3.4.4, Gnome 3.2.1 and GTK 2.24.8. Using Aldabra theme.
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This bug still persists, setting to New.
This bug is still present in LibreOffice 3.5.2. Is there any update on this?
To fix this just change:
bg[SELECTED] = @selected_bg_color -> bg[SELECTED] = @base_color
in GTKRC style "dark" to look like this:
bg[NORMAL] = @bg_color
bg[PRELIGHT] = shade (0.96, @bg_color)
bg[SELECTED] = @base_color
bg[ACTIVE] = shade (0.96, @bg_color)
bg[INSENSITIVE] = @bg_color
make sure that you have some bright color in @base_color or use another variable or direct value #fff
bg[SELECTED] = @selected_bg_color is just to dark so it fall backs to light text.
At least if fixed the issue in theme that i use: Orion :)
It is also possible that it can be fixed by modifying background color in more specific sections then parrent "dark" havent tried :)
Hi Jonathan, did you tried the workaround in GTKRC and does it solve the issue?
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In master with the preferred gtk3 direction the menubar is now a native menubar so all theming issues there are moot for gtk3 + 5.2
Keyword regression added from bug description (worked in version 3.3).
Best regards. JBF