Unreadable hint in Remote Desktop Preferences

Bug #533520 reported by Luca Ferretti on 2010-03-06
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
vino (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: light-themes

The Remote Desktop Preferences dialog shows a box hinting the current status of vnc server and how to connect to it. Unfortunately the colors are the ones for GtkTooltips, leading to unreadable text.

Here is attached a screenshot.

Something like the GtkInfoBar colors could be better. I'll open a bug against vino on bugzilla.gnome.org asking to use this widget to show that info.

# Steps to reproduce #
  * Apply Radiance or Ambiance theme
  * Open System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 6 23:40:20 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100224.1)
Package: light-themes
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-15.22-generic
SourcePackage: light-themes
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-15-generic i686

Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

There is yet an open bug for vino: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=588784
I'm unable to link it here using "Also affects project" :(

Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Sorry, there was a spurious gnome-screenshot window in previous screenshot.

James Schriver (dashua) wrote :

It presently takes the the tooltip_bg color. I'm trying to come up with a workaround. The only solution I see is lightening the tooltip_bg color somewhat.

Changed in light-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Maybe there is another way to workaround it. Here [1] is the code related to the vino message box area widget. It seems the widget itself is named "gtk-tooltip".

GtkRc should allow you to (see [2]) to apply a custom style to a specific widget in a specific application. Something like the following should work.

  style "vino-message-area-fix"
    ## insert here proper color

  widget "vino.gtk-tooltip" style "vino-message-area-fix"

Of course it's totally untested and needs more investigation.

[1] http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/390461/
[2] http://live.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutorials/GtkThemes#widget_matches

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Vino appears to use the bg colour set for the tooltips but not the fg colour. Sounds like a bug in gtk/vino to me.

Conn O Griofa (psyke83) wrote :


Even if the application uses the correct @tooltip_fg_color, the application may still look odd due to the new themes using such a dark purple colour for the tooltip background. The author chose that colour with the impression that tooltips always using a light background colour (which is almost always the case, except for dark themes).

I'm attaching a patch against vino for consideration, that merely removes the use of the "gtk-tooltip" type in the code (note that the author specifically refers to it as a hack ;)).

tags: added: patch
Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) on 2010-03-09
Changed in light-themes (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Kenneth Wimer (kwwii)
Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) on 2010-03-09
Changed in light-themes (Ubuntu):
assignee: Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Lorenzo De Liso (blackz) wrote :

Added the bug watch of the gnome's bugs tracker.

affects: light-themes (Ubuntu) → vino (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-04-06
Changed in vino (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Uploaded, will hit lucid after beta-2 release.

Changed in vino (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vino - 2.28.2-0ubuntu2

vino (2.28.2-0ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  * Add 03_remove_tooltip_bg.patch: Remove "gtk-tooltip" style from
    preferences dialog, which causes unreadable text with some themes. This is
    a quick workaround until the widget is properly redesigned to be a
    GtkInfoBar. Thanks to Conn O Griofa for the patch! (LP: #533520)
  * debian/control.in: Add missing Vcs-Bzr:.
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Apr 2010 18:12:29 +0200

Changed in vino (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in vino:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in vino:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in vino:
importance: Unknown → Low
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