Ubuntu

File Menu lacks contrast, theme issue

Reported by arky on 2012-05-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
arduino (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The default ubuntu desktop theme makes it hard to read the file menu on arduino. See attached screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: arduino 1:1.0+dfsg-9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon May 14 09:27:27 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: arduino
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-06 (7 days ago)

arky (arky) wrote :
arky (arky) wrote :

Screenshot

Alan Pope ㋛ (popey) on 2012-05-31
summary: - File Menu lacks contract, theme issue
+ File Menu lacks contrast, theme issue
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

One way to address some of the poor appearance issues of the IDE on
ubuntu is to tell java to use it's own "metal" theme rather than
trying to use GTK.

My particular irritation was the lack of borders around open menus
meaning they tend to blend into the background making them hard to
read.

In the "arduino" script that launches the ide make the following
change at the end:

#java -Dswing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeel
processing.app.Base
java -Dswing.defaultlaf=javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel
processing.app.Base

On 1 June 2012 07:04, Alan Pope <email address hidden> wrote:
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - File Menu lacks contract, theme issue
> + File Menu lacks contrast, theme issue
>
> --
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/998954
>
> Title:
> File Menu lacks contrast, theme issue
>
> Status in “arduino” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> The default ubuntu desktop theme makes it hard to read the file menu
> on arduino. See attached screenshot.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
> Package: arduino 1:1.0+dfsg-9
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
> Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic i686
> ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Mon May 14 09:27:27 2012
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
> PackageArchitecture: all
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=en_US:en
> TERM=xterm
> PATH=(custom, user)
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: arduino
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-06 (7 days ago)
>
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David A. Mellis (dam) wrote :

BTW, what is the recommended or generally-used look and feel for Java applications on Ubuntu? Should we be explicitly specifying one at all?

Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

Hello all,
This appears to be a bug in Ubuntu's JRE. It appears that it is getting "menu" and "menu bar" mixed up.

This is affecting numerous java apps in Ubuntu (see bug #932274, which this is a duplicate of). Also see http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=7169111 where it was reported.

The Arduino developer's list is discussing how to handle this, either a workaround by switching to another theme or seeing if it is fixed in future light-themes or OpenJDK packages.

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