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Bug 50586 - FORMATTING: Cell background color does not change, when the background of windows is other than white (Windows Classic theme)
Summary: FORMATTING: Cell background color does not change, when the background of win...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-01 07:06 UTC by registracijos
Modified: 2015-05-06 14:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description registracijos 2012-06-01 07:06:58 UTC
Problem description: Cell background color does not change, when I am using Win7 classic theme with some customizations.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Control Panel >> Change the theme >> Windows Classic >> Window Color (at bottom of screen)>> Item (drop down menu)>> Window >> Background color (black)>> Apply
2. In LibreOffice spreadsheet select cell >> right click >> Format Cell >> Backround >> Select any color, but the color will not appear, the cell remains black, because it is set in Window Classic theme, but background color can be changed in LibreOffice Writer {Format >> Page >> Background}

Current behavior:

Expected behavior: It would be great if background color of cell could be changed when Windows theme Window color is other then default (white)

Platform (if different from the browser): Win7
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Comment 1 leo.moons 2012-12-16 21:24:11 UTC
Can confirm that it is not possible to have the background of cells changed, when the background of windows is other then white.

Using windows 7 and LibO version 4.0.0

Comment 2 bfoman (inactive) 2013-01-08 13:18:03 UTC
NEW as per comment 1. Changed summary.
Comment 3 Winfried Donkers 2013-04-08 06:16:43 UTC
I can not reproduce problem with version 4.0.2 on Windows7-64Pro.

I tried both with standard Windows 7 theme as with Windows Classic.

On the Windows machine I work on (Windows XP and 7), I change the default background colour to another colout than white. On all these, LibreOffice Calc has white cell background colours, unless I change the background colour of the cell(s). This has not changed recently as far as I can remember.
Comment 4 Winfried Donkers 2013-05-16 11:09:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

I have been able to sort of reproduce the problem, with version 4.0.3 on Windows 7-32 peofessional.
The theme was classic (with some modifications?) and the cell background colours did not show, not even in print preview. Changing Libreoffice's settings (extra-option-accessability, uncheck use systemcolours for print previews) restored the cell background colours in the print preview, but not on the sheet itself.
Changing the theme to standard Windows 7 restored that.
Changing the theme to Windows Classic (no further changes) did not reintroduce the problem.

Setting the status to NEW.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:20:09 UTC
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Comment 6 Winfried Donkers (retired) 2015-03-04 06:56:23 UTC
I have not been able to reproduce the problem with Windows7-64 pro and LibreOffice
Given that I had difficulties reproducing it last time too, I won't set the status to resolved (yet), but to needinfo.
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