Dash text unreadable with some wallpapers

Bug #835095 reported by Jono Bacon on 2011-08-26
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With some wallpapers the text in the dash is unreadable. As an example, if you set the wallpaper to be a solid white color you see the results shown in the attached screenshot.

My recommendation would be to give the text in the dash a small 1px or 2px shadow to help the text stand out.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.10.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.14-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic i686
Architecture: i386
 fsck from util-linux 2.19.1
 /dev/sda1: clean, 745229/15073280 files, 56198064/60289536 blocks
 Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Fri Aug 26 14:20:51 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-07-13 12:27:27.246539
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 virtualbox, 4.1.0, 3.0.0-8-generic, i686: installed
 virtualbox, 4.1.0, 3.0.0-9-generic, i686: installed
 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:20e4]
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:20e4]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110202)
MachineType: LENOVO 7417CTO
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-9-generic root=UUID=70dfeb40-de6f-4ce0-9058-9ba257c3facd ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-07-13 (44 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 11/26/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 7UET81WW (3.11 )
dmi.board.name: 7417CTO
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr7UET81WW(3.11):bd11/26/2009:svnLENOVO:pn7417CTO:pvrThinkPadT400:rvnLENOVO:rn7417CTO:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 7417CTO
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T400
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

Jono Bacon (jonobacon) wrote :
Jason Smith (jassmith) on 2011-08-26
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Confirmed
belovedmonster (jd-hartland) wrote :

I'm not running the latest ultra transparent version of the Dash, but I did just watch a preview video of it on webupd8.org/ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp1Sdw4mQ1w), and its completely apparent that the transparency makes readability AWFUL when there is a Window below the Dash. Watch the video and see for yourself. Transparency is currently a bag of fail as it stands.

Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Possibly dupe of Bug #824916

Jason Smith (jassmith) wrote :

Currently colors are picked as specified by design. New specification would be needed to change colors.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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