Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

System-info first:
Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Audacity 2.2.2 from PPA

This morning I tried Audacity 2.2.2 but had to remove it again.
It really has nice GUI themes now. But:
I use a dark overall theme (Mint-Y-Dark or Vertex Dark) which has white font on dark background.
The trouble with Audacity’s setting stuff is, that the white font is set on a white background … thus unreadable. What a pity.
My suggestion to the programmers: take font and background from the user’s theme and everything should be fine.
Hopefully this can be fixed … else I’ll have to stay on old versions where this problem doesn’t occur.


Does the problem occur with all of Audacity’s them options? http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/themes.html

Also, have you tried toggling the option: “Blend system and Audacity theme”? http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/interface_preferences.html

(Note that to fully refresh changed theme settings requires restarting Audacity)

Changing the Theme doesn’t seem to have an effect in that place, nor does the blending option.
I have restarted audacity after each change.
May I attach screenshots here?
This problem did not occur in the previous versions of audacity (I’m running 2.1.2 at the moment)
Preferences_ Interface_005.png
Preferences_ Interface_003.png

OK, I see the problem - Theme background colour is not currently defined for the scrollers in Preferences. I suspect this is an oversight and looks to be an easy fix.

I’ve now committed a fix, which will be in the next release.

Thank you. I’m looking forward to he next release.