Bug 62816 - No check marks on dropdown menus
Summary: No check marks on dropdown menus
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
: 89809 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-27 14:52 UTC by gabzana
Modified: 2016-10-10 11:14 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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2 PNGs of bug in Track Changes and Toolbars menus (210.34 KB, application/zip)
2013-03-27 14:52 UTC, gabzana
Linux Mint 14 screenshot (57.15 KB, image/png)
2013-04-16 17:38 UTC, Jorendc
demonstrating check mark issue (75.64 KB, image/png)
2013-04-16 17:44 UTC, Joel Madero
Show checkmarks working in LO (115.16 KB, image/png)
2013-04-17 13:52 UTC, Robinson Tryon (qubit)
LibreOffice - checkboxes not displayed (99.17 KB, image/png)
2015-03-03 23:25 UTC, S.
pluma (GTK2) shows check marks correctly (30.71 KB, image/png)
2015-03-03 23:26 UTC, S.

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Description gabzana 2013-03-27 14:52:36 UTC
Created attachment 77106 [details]
2 PNGs of bug in Track Changes and Toolbars menus

When navigating the dropdown menus in (at least) Writer and Calc, check marks that would normally appear do not.

For example, after choosing Edit > Track Changes > Record, no check mark appears next to Record.

When choosing View > Toolbars, no check marks appear next to the toolbar names, regardless of whether any toolbars are visible or not.

This creates major usability problems.

Screenshots attached.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-04-16 16:22:49 UTC
From what I see the check marks are just white, which for usability purposes is no good. If you go to edit -> changes -> and highlight (don't clikc) "show" you can see the checkmark but these should be a different, more visible, color.

If I'm incorrect please leave additional info but I am confirming this -- hard to say if it's an enhancement request or a bug....I lean towards enhancement as the check mark behaves and looks as it was designed so, marking as 

Version: ID: 6e3e6ef7257e93743a72719581ef6fe0016e58e
Date:   Thu Apr 11 15:24:38 2013 +0200 
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)

Keywords - 

Whiteboard Status - ProposedEasyHack

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Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-04-16 17:38:52 UTC
Created attachment 78103 [details]
Linux Mint 14 screenshot


I can not reproduce this behavior using Linux Mint 14 x64 with LibreOffice (Dutch UI). Seems like this is an Unity-only bug (theme dependent).

Kind regards,
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-04-16 17:43:59 UTC
and my screenshot demonstrating the problem....this one is strange, wonder who we can ping about it
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2013-04-16 17:44:25 UTC
Created attachment 78104 [details]
demonstrating check mark issue
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-04-17 13:34:28 UTC
NO REPRO on Ubuntu 12.04.2 + LO

Checkmarks (e.g. Edit -> Changes -> Show) display in black for me.
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-04-17 13:52:35 UTC
Created attachment 78133 [details]
Show checkmarks working in LO
Comment 7 Ivan Timofeev (retired) 2013-06-29 10:55:57 UTC
What theme should one install to reproduce this bug?
Comment 8 Joel Madero 2014-02-27 22:55:19 UTC
In order to limit the confusion between ProposedEasyHack and EasyHack and to make queries much easier we are changing ProposedEasyHack to NeedsDevEval.

Thank you and apologies for the noise
Comment 9 Noel Grandin 2015-01-22 12:28:41 UTC
Joel, putting this into NEEDINFO since we seem to need input from you about which platform you reproduced this on.

It sounds to me like a bug in the interaction between our UI rendering code in the VCL module and the underlying widget toolkit GTK/KDE/etc and the theme engine the Linux distro is using.
Comment 10 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2015-03-03 23:09:35 UTC
*** Bug 89809 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 S. 2015-03-03 23:25:55 UTC
Created attachment 113862 [details]
LibreOffice - checkboxes not displayed
Comment 12 S. 2015-03-03 23:26:32 UTC
Created attachment 113863 [details]
pluma (GTK2) shows check marks correctly
Comment 13 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:21:31 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-11 22:13:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Xisco Faulí 2016-10-10 11:14:24 UTC
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