Unfocused selected item in software list is white on light grey

Bug #635208 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-09-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Andrea Cimitan
Andrea Cimitan

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Ubuntu Software Center 2.1.18, light-themes 0.1.7, Ubuntu Maverick

0. Switch to the Ambiance theme if you're not using it.
1. Navigate to any software list (e.g. "Get Software" > "Office").
2. Select an item in the list.
3. Focus the search field.

What happens: The text in the selected item becomes almost unreadable, because it's white on pale grey.
What should happen: The text should be black on pale grey, like the selected item is in the unfocused navigation pane.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi (ilidrissi.amine)

I think this should be handled by light-themes, though I'm not sure, so not closing the USC task.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Incomplete
assignee: Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi (ilidrissi.amine) → nobody
Changed in light-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

<Cimi> the treeview is using text[SELECTED] instead text[ACTIVE]

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in light-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Andrea Cimitan (cimi) wrote :

It's a guess it's using text[SELECTED] instead text[ACTIVE], because judging from the color used for the grey box, the grey box is using base[ACTIVE] (text[ACTIVE] is nearly black in light-themes, see rhythmbox for example)

Andrea Cimitan (cimi) wrote :

Here it is :)

in file: softwarecenter/view/appview.py
at lines: 1071-1072
if (flags & gtk.CELL_RENDERER_SELECTED) != 0:
            state = gtk.STATE_SELECTED
This explicitly sets all states to SELECTED, even if they are ACTIVE. Of course this behaviour doesn't seem correct to me.

Regards, Cimi

Andrea Cimitan (cimi) wrote :

Created a new branch and proposed it for merging:


Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Cimitan (cimi)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-10-01
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Accepted software-center into maverick-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) wrote :

Looks better.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-10-14
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 3.0.5

software-center (3.0.5) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Andrea Cimitan ]
  * fix rendering with Ambiance theme (LP: #635208)

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * softwarecenter/app.py:
    - support launching apturls via alt+F2 in gnome (LP: #653889)
  * softwarecenter/db/update.py:
    - use 'X-GNOME-FullName' rather than 'Name', when available (LP: #651260)
      (test case: software-center cheese empathy evolution gwibber)
  * softwarecenter/view/appview.py:
    - unblock pkg if transaction is cancelled (LP: #652903)
      (test case: launch s-c with a list view, choose a pkg, click install,
       cancel auth, click install again, install should work as normal)
  * softwarecenter/view/availablepane.py:
    - don't show 'hide 1 technical item' in featured category (LP: #651236)
      (test case: browse to featured category (by clicking 'all'))
    - don't show 'hide technical items' in system category, as we don't
      have any apps to show (LP: #636854)
      (test case: browse to 'System' category)
  * softwarecenter/view/historypane.py:
    - correctly split pkgnames for pkg transactions dated before 28-ish July
      (LP: #651241)
      (test case: view transaction in history pane dated pre 28 July)
  * softwarecenter/view/viewswitcher.py:
    - emit 'transactions-changed' signal after connecting to the backend so
      that we display any pending transactions (LP: #652927)
      (see bug report for test case)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/backend/aptd.py:
    - use keyserver.ubuntu.com on port 80 by default to avoid problems
      on machines that filter the port 11371
  * softwarecenter/backend/restfulclient.py, softwarecenter/enums.py:
    - use plain http for the "what-is-available" API call
  * send user default language for "/apps" and "/subscription" requests
    now that the server is ready for this
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:13:10 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2010-10-20
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-07-06
no longer affects: light-themes (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: light-themes (Ubuntu Maverick)
no longer affects: light-themes (Ubuntu Natty)
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