Menus on evince black with grey text.

Bug #1224438 reported by Santosh
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Lubuntu Artwork
Fix Committed
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The evince application's menus do not follow the overall Lubuntu's default theme. Instead they are black in colour with the menu items in grey. This contrasts visibly with the rest of the system, and also because of grey on black, it is very difficult to use.

Incative menu items are in light grey with active ones in darker grey. Inactive menu items are bolded as well. This makes the user think the inactive items are active.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: evince 3.9.90-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-7.13-generic 3.11.0
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 12 17:10:59 2013
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-11 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130902.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: evince
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Santosh (santosh.k83) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Norbert (asterix52) wrote :

I solved the problem for me (workaround):

Add this file


.menu {
  border: 2px solid DarkSlateGray;
  background: #EDEDED;

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your report, that's a theme issue, not an evince one

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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jtaylor3222 (jtaylor3222) wrote :

I have the same problem. Is there are ETR?


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Plurtu (plurtu) wrote :

The root cause is the use of transparency in the Lubuntu-default theme. Can be fixed by editing:

/usr/share/themes/Lubuntu-default /gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets-toolbar.css

And replacing '@transparent' with '@bg_color'.

Deleting the file altogether also seems to work with no apparent problems.

Lubuntu Trusty Beta 2 no longer has this file and the buttons in evince have been removed in favor of a more traditional menu bar.

Changed in lubuntu-artwork:
status: New → Fix Committed
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