White text unreadable on popup

Bug #99111 reported by Warbo on 2007-03-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gmail-notify (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gmail-notify

If using a GTK theme with white text this is invisible on the GMail Notify popups (I only knew there was supposed to be text because some of the GMAIL logo was covered in white lines). This is not too serious an issue, since it still fulfills the job of notification, but would be nice to fix (I do not know what the text is meant to say, perhaps it is useful to be able to read it?). I have added it to the growing list at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ColourAssumptions too.

klamech (klamech) wrote :

Yeah, it's quite annoying when this happens :-/

I've attached a patch that adds a new background image (inverted colours) and adds an option to the config screen to 'use dark background'

note that gmail-notify has to be restarted for this option to take effect, but that's also the case with changing languages as far as the pop-up is concerned.

if you don't want to patch: d/l attached patch, extract 'background2.jpg' and save it as /usr/share/apps/gmail-notify/background.jpg

Changed in gmail-notify:
status: New → Confirmed
DiGitalX (chmod) wrote :

nice patch :D
thanks alot klamech

klamech (klamech) wrote :

lol, this is from a while ago! glad my patch helped someone :-)

i'm not a coder btw: is there something I have to do to get this patch included in the default gmail-notify package? Do I contact the ubuntu package maintainer, or the main package maintainer (found his email in the README)? or is it not important-enough a bug?

Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) wrote :

Thanks for the patch! We're sorry we do not have the time to look at all the bug reports and all the patches. If you could forward this to the author of the application (upstream) to hear his comments on it, it would be great.

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