Unity: panel and menu item font colors don't match

Bug #637480 reported by Hernando Torque on 2010-09-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Andrea Cimitan
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-appmenu

The panel (indicators/menu) font color has a slight reddish tint compared to the menu item font color, which seems to follow the GTK theme. I'm not seeing this in a desktop session. Screenshot attached.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: indicator-appmenu 0.0.10-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-20.29-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-20-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 13 20:54:33 2010
SourcePackage: indicator-appmenu

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Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :
Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :

On a second thought: since this also affects other indicators (datetime, me-menu), it's probably not a bug in indicator-appmenu...

Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :

Changing to unity as this is hardcoded in 'unity-private/panel/panel-indicator-object-entry-view.vala'.

affects: indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu) → unity (Ubuntu)
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

its a temporary bug as the opened menu is going to have black color as in gnome-session

Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :

That still leaves the mismatch of colors between unopened items and the window title font (not the white one in the panel), the launcher's running indicators, and the ubuntu-mono-dark icons.

Can someone from team-Unity comment on the planned integration of Unity
and the theme?


Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

We can't grab the colours from the theme as, if the user changes to another theme, they might end up with black menu text on the black panel.

Cimi already noticed this discrepancy and fixed it in one of this fixes branches which is in trunk now and will be part of this weeks release. Thanks!

Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Cimitan (cimi)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 2010-09-22
status: New → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-09-20
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 0.2.42-0ubuntu1

unity (0.2.42-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - "Applications" and "Files & Folders" tooltips are not translatable
      (LP: #644215)
    - Fix inactive menus are accessible on switching to a window (LP: #604505)
    - Fix wrong launcher tile label/quicklist x position (LP: #631446)
    - Fix highlighted items in quicklist have different widths (LP: #643315)
    - In migration tool, being safe when people are using crazy caracters in
      desktop file (LP: #644114, #635156)
    - Detect if 3D acceleration support is provided. Otherwise, prompt for
      logout and change default session (LP: #614088)
    - Fix quicklist shows hidden menu items (LP: #641543)
    - Fix removing launchers via dnd fails (LP: #643434)
    - Better launcher auto-scroll performances (LP: #640560)
    - Make the insensitive state of the forward- and back-button more obvious by
      decreasing their opacity, thus users don't assume they are actually
      clickable. (LP: #638285)
    - Fix some dialogs aren't maximized but are undecorated (LP: #628822)
    - Fix some menus don't go away when window closes (LP: #640557)
    - Fixes bug where the wrong icon where at times associated with a tile in
      the places view. (LP: #642935)
    - Speedup icon loading (LP: #641246)
    - Make trash menu items in Unity are either not translatable or translations
      are not loaded (LP: #645038)
    - Fix using dnd on launcher makes focus not work out of the unity ui
      (LP: #637123)
    - Multi-monitor support (LP: #637123)
    - Enable/disable super key by a gconf key (LP: #632581)
    - Remove glow on fold (LP: #619344)
    - Ensure we dont map windows when expose is active (LP: #599766)
    - take new indicator API for action for top-level dropdown menu item not
      activated (LP: #637692)
    - Make the home buttons reactive (LP: #638857)
    - Add red tint when search fails (LP: #607821)
    - New (and final!) UI adjustement, but UNE isn't in the doc as seen with
      the doc team (LP: #627009)
    - Single-touches on the launcher are usually interpreted as a drag
      (LP: #641328)
    - URI activation in global view (LP: #612562)
    - Clicking a Place icon while viewing the same place in the Dash should
      return to the Home screen of that place and clear the search (LP: #607829)
    - Fix mutter crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance() (LP: #641561)
    - Fix panel and menu item font colors don't match (LP: #637480)
    - Fix indicators have orange color (LP: #632975)
    - Fix inactive menus are accessible on switching to a window (LP: #604505)
    - Use semi-transparent rectangle around launcher-icon (LP: #643388)
    - Fix mutter crashes when closing pop-up dialog (LP: #642669)
    - Change launcher icon reference size loading (LP: #641669)
    - Fix mutter crashing in mumble start (LP: #641335)
    - Fix clicking on a category from CoFs does not directly take you to the
      desired category (LP: #638402)
    - Fix some menus don't go away when window closes (LP: #640557)
    - Launchers should act like if the application was not focussed ...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Jason (jason-willson) wrote :

This problem is affecting my 11.10 install.

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