Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

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Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

Permanent link to this post Posted by Minty18 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:42 pm

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.

Yours
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Re: Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:21 pm

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/inte ... ences.html

(Note that to fully refresh changed theme settings requires restarting Audacity)
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Re: Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

Permanent link to this post Posted by Minty18 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:38 am

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)
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Re: Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:41 am

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.
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Re: Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:13 pm

I've now committed a fix, which will be in the next release.
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Re: Bug: Settings dialogue not readable with dark MATE theme

Permanent link to this post Posted by Minty18 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:49 pm

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