Bug 98032 - Only partly high-contrast-mode (accessibility) support
Summary: Only partly high-contrast-mode (accessibility) support
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
: 124336 143882 144990 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: High-Contrast
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Reported: 2016-02-20 20:10 UTC by Martin Lemburg
Modified: 2022-10-14 03:09 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Martin Lemburg 2016-02-20 20:10:17 UTC
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/48.0.2564.109 Safari/537.36
Build Identifier: LibreOffice

I use due to eye disabilities the high-contrast-mode of Windows 7 Pro 64bit and have chosen the high-contrast-#1 theme.
The Writer still needs a change of the configuration to be fully high-contrast-mode compliant by changing the colors of the page, the application background and other colors, now after switching to a black background are incompatible in their contrast.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Switch to high-contrast-mode or choose the a black high-contrast theme - e.g. high-contrast-#1
2. Start the writer
Actual Results:  
The UI is in high-contrast-mode - black background, yellow text, white borders and lines.
The page area is still white, the text black and the non-page area is light gray.

Expected Results:  
I expect the (none-)page area to be black, the text to be yellow, page borders to be white (with high-contrast-#1 theme).

Locale: de
Module: TextDocument
OS: Windows 7 Professional
OS is 64bit: yes

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Comment 1 Victor Westmann 2016-10-27 01:14:23 UTC
Having a contrast feature (or a dark themed UI) for Calc and Writer. This would be a life saver. +1 for the implementation of this feature. :)

Thanks for the amazing software you guys did. Really appreciate it.
Comment 2 Aron Budea 2016-10-27 03:37:15 UTC
Indeed page area and the window background doesn't change colors.

What I'm wondering about, how would it be possible to manage colors in documents accurately in this case? Might be an enhancement.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-11-17 09:09:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2019-03-27 14:28:57 UTC
*** Bug 124336 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2019-03-27 14:33:42 UTC
still an issue, current master/6.3.0 on Windows 10 Home 64-bit en-US, and new Windows dark mode DE is a complete mess (see also bug 118320)
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2021-08-15 15:06:57 UTC
*** Bug 143882 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 V Stuart Foote 2021-10-08 14:35:00 UTC
*** Bug 144990 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 V Stuart Foote 2022-10-14 03:09:58 UTC
This is now corrected for the 7.4 release (experimental) and by default at 7.5

Run on Windows 10 or Windows 11 LibreOffice automatic color values will follow closely the WDM desktop themes, including High Contrast (#1, #2, Black & White).