Caption Text not visible in cairo-dock

Bug #1405922 reported by pramathesh ambasta on 2014-12-27
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Bug Description

Running Cairo-Dock 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.10

I cannot see the text on popups and confirmation (yes/no) dialogues.

For instance, if I change the theme of cairo-dock, a dialogue pops up asking if I would like to continue without saving the current theme. I can't see the message or the options or the option icons. I know the text and the dialogue is there because pressing Enter on the keyboard starts the "importing theme" dialogue or pressing Escape on the keyboard brings me back to the cairo-dock configuration window.

This happens even if I remove all the configuration files and restart CD

This happens whether or not I use glx

This happens even if I use the default configuration files.

This happens no matter what the gnome theme is (currently I am using ZonColorZtra-DeviantArt as the GTK theme and EleMint as the icon theme.

This also happens if I start CD using the -d option to point to another config location.

As far as I can remember, this was not the problem with Ubuntu 14.04

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: cairo-dock 3.4.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-29.39-generic 3.16.7-ckt2
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-29-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CompositingMetacity: No value set for `/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager'
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Sat Dec 27 15:50:22 2014
PackageArchitecture: all
PciDisplay: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
RelatedPackageVersions:
 xserver-xorg 1:7.7+7ubuntu2
 libgl1-mesa-glx 10.3.2-0ubuntu0.1
 libdrm2 2.4.56-1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.914-1~exp1ubuntu4.1
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.4.0-2ubuntu2
SourcePackage: cairo-dock
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
WM: No value set for `/desktop/gnome/applications/window_manager/current'
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'glxinfo'
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = x86_64, kernel = 3.16.0-29-generic

Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) wrote :

Hello and thank you for this bug report!

> I cannot see the text on popups and confirmation (yes/no) dialogues.

Do you mean that it has the same colour as the background? Do you see it if you change the background colour?
Can you also change the style to 'System' or 'Custom' and check if it's better?

Changed in cairo-dock (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Yes i mean that the text and background are the same color because of which I cannot see the text. I know the text is there because if I move the mouse around and do a blind hit to where I feel "Yes" is likely to be, the dialogue responds.

The problem is related to C-D's integration with the gtk theming engine. I changed from Zoncolor to some other theme and did not find the same problem.

Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) wrote :

> I changed from Zoncolor to some other theme and did not find the same problem.

Ok, I see. Then is a bug of Cairo-Dock or the GTK theme?

@fabounet: what do you think about that? :-)

First of all, best wishes for the new year!

Well! Well, I don't think we can let C-D off so easily:):).

No other gnome/gtk app has any problem with Zon or Mediterranean themes. Why does C-D? And how come trying to set the colors manually in C-D configuration does not help matters?

Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) wrote :

> First of all, best wishes for the new year!

Thank you! Best wishes for this new year too!

> Why does C-D?

It's possible that the dock uses less common settings.

> And how come trying to set the colors manually in C-D configuration does not help matters?

Did you choose 'System' or 'Custom' style?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for cairo-dock (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in cairo-dock (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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