GNOME Classic: Text of taskbar button of current window is nearly invisible

Bug #1566091 reported by J. J. Ramsey
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Bug Description

When running GNOME Classic, I found that the taskbar button corresponding to the current window had nearly unreadable light green text against a light grey background. Worse, this holds true for apparently any GTK+ theme, including the so-called "High Contrast" theme.

Taskbar buttons for other windows appear fine.

This is with the Xenial Xerus Daily Live DVD, 04-04-2016. I tried this on a Mac Mini with NVIDIA graphics and a Thinkpad laptop with Intel graphics.

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J. J. Ramsey (jjramsey) wrote :
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Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

which GNOME version? there are outstanding theming issues in 3.20 that will hopefully be fixed soon

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J. J. Ramsey (jjramsey) wrote :

> which GNOME version?

Version 3.18.3-2.

> there are outstanding theming issues in 3.20 that will hopefully be fixed soon

Unless GNOME 3.20 is going to make it into Xenial Xerus, I don't see how that's relevant.

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J. J. Ramsey (jjramsey) wrote :

It turns out that in the CSS file "classic.css" for the Window List extension, the taskbar text for a focused window button is specified as "white", which contrasts poorly with a light grey background. Changing "white" to "black" seems to work well. The attached patch was diff'd against the "classic.css" file from the Xenial Xerius Ubuntu GNOME live DVD for 4/9/2016.

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J. J. Ramsey (jjramsey) wrote :

The attached screenshot is for the taskbar after the above attached patch, "classics.css.diff", has been applied.

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Patch to fix color for text in focused taskbar button in GNOME classic" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

J. J., do you have any experience with git? It would be really useful if you could forward a Git patch for this issue to GNOME.

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