Bug 1122952 - Choosing preset colour scheme in mate-terminal results in unreadable bold text
Summary: Choosing preset colour scheme in mate-terminal results in unreadable bold text
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-terminal
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wolfgang Ulbrich
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-24 13:10 UTC by John Sullivan
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 21:43:58 UTC

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Description John Sullivan 2014-07-24 13:10:24 UTC

So, on a fresh unused and unconfigured install, the default mate-terminal colour scheme is white on black.

The preferences dialog allows you to choose from a set of pre-set named schemes rather than having to use the colour picker for each colour element. This is a great usability feature (especially if you end up having to flip schemes fairly often - I sometimes have to switch between my own personal preferences and what is easier for others with vision problems to see), would be even better if it allowed the definition of new named colour schemes rather than juse presets and "Custom".

If you take the freshly installed settings, and just change the scheme from "White on black" to "Black on white", it changes the Text and Background colour, but leaves the Bold colour unchanged. But the Bold colour was set appropriately for a black background, not a white background. So all bolded text disappears. (Try reading *any* manpage with that.)

Yes, you *can* change the bold colour manually. Or toggle the (default off) "Same as text colour" option for the bold colour.

But it would make more sense for the colour scheme to define a *complete* and consistent (visible!) set of colours, ie it should set the Bold colour itself when changed.

Having just checked, the same issue appears to be present in gnome-terminal-3.10.2-2.fc20.x86_64 as well.

Comment 1 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2014-07-24 15:13:29 UTC
This looks more like a general issue and a feature request for upstream than an issue with the package in fedora.
A quick look in the code shows me that the predefined color-schemes only support bg and fg color.
So there is nothing what i can do for you from my side.
But you can open a feature request directly at upstream for this.
I agree with you that this should fix.
Pls link the upstream report to this report than.

Comment 2 John Sullivan 2014-07-30 01:26:37 UTC

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