highlighting current line does not work

Bug #996851 reported by Humphrey van Polanen Petel on 2012-05-09
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The preference allows for the current line to be highlighted. It used to work under 11.xx, it does not work under 12.04

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gedit 3.4.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed May 9 10:02:06 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gedit
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-01 (7 days ago)

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for sending it upstream.

No worries.

Do I now understand correctly that I should report all gedit bugs upstream first and then report here afterwards?

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

In case of gedit this is mostly true, as there are only minor changes added by Ubuntu to gedit, so most of the times functional problems should be reported to GNOME. Theming/styling issues can be caused by the Ubuntu default theme, so those ones you should not report to GNOME, but rather to ubuntu first, and a bug triager will decide whether it's an upstream issue or an ubuntu issue. However please keep in mind that this is only true for gedit, as other applications might have a large set of ubuntu-specific changes (e.g. System Settings aka gnome-control-center), so the problem you are experiencing with them might be only ubuntu-specific.

However it's always good to have the bugs reported in ubuntu if you have found the bug in ubuntu, and upstreaming should follow only after the bug has been reported to ubuntu.

I hope this helps, if you have any other questions, I will try to answer them.

I will remember.


Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Zon Saja (zonsaja) wrote :

I don't think this is an upstream bug (Gedit). It is caused by "GtkView" style selector in gtk-widgets.css in Ambiance theme, so that its child elemets inherit the style. See this post:
I hope this helps.


Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-07-28
affects: gedit (Ubuntu) → light-themes (Ubuntu)
Changed in gedit:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gedit:
status: New → Fix Released
affects: light-themes (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017.

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test.

Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Works okay with version 3.18.3 under Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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