[xubuntu] CapsLock warning on login screen is invisible (colorscheme issue)

Bug #1050551 reported by Alexander Mescheryakov on 2012-09-13
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
shimmer-themes (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If CapsLock is turned on accidentally on login screen then a warning sign (exclamation mark in triangle) appears in password field.

It is not obvious what does this icon mean, so it seems that average user would try to read the tooltip of the icon.

However, out of the box in xubuntu 12.04 the tooltip of this warning icon is written with white letters on very light yellow background, so it is completely unreadable (check attached screenshot).

So if user accidentally turns on CapsLock on login screen he/she will be unable to login and would not figure out what is the reason.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: lightdm 1.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-30.48-generic 3.2.27
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-30-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 13 22:21:16 2012
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

description: updated
tags: added: lightdm xubuntu
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-10-14
summary: - [xubuntu] CapsLock warning on login screen is unvisible (colorscheme
+ [xubuntu] CapsLock warning on login screen is invisible (colorscheme
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-10-15
affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu)
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

That's a theme issue (with our "Greybird-lightdm" hack in precise). I can't test on quantal right now to check if it's been fixed.

affects: lightdm-gtk-greeter (Ubuntu) → shimmer-themes (Ubuntu)
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

That's fixed in quantal already, I just checked. I opened a task for precise, Simon, please close it if the fix would be too big for a Stable Release Update. ;-)

Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

The easy and quick fix is to swap the tooltip-fg and tooltip-bg colors.
The tooltips then have dark background and are not ideally distinguishable from the rest of the UI, but at least they're readable :)

## gtk.css
@define-color tooltip_bg_color #333333;
@define-color tooltip_fg_color #fffde0;

## settings.ini
gtk-color-scheme = "base_color:#686868\nbg_color:#444444\ntooltip_bg_color:#333333\nselected_bg_color:#9db6cd\ntext_color:#efefef\nfg_color:#efefef\ntooltip_fg_color:#FFFDE0\nselected_fg_color:#F5F5F5\nlink_color:#74a0c6\nbg_color_dark:#686868\nfg_color_dark:#fcfcfc"

Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit)
Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) → nobody
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