Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1261464
Changing font color doesn't always work
Last modified: 2017-04-30 05:32:55 EDT
Description of problem:
I can't set a custom color for the character of lxpanel. The compose I'm currently testing on qemu-kvm is 'Fedora-Live-LXDE-i686-23_Beta-TC4.iso'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, at least on this compose.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log In to a LXDE session
2. Right-click on lxpanel
3. Navigate to the second tab (my installation is in Italian, I guess it's called 'Look' or something similar)
4. Select a custom character color (e.g.: white)
1. The color doesn't change.
1. The color should change according to user's preferences.
Changing GTK themes appears sometimes (not always) to trigger that custom setting.
Can you take some screenshots to illustrate your procedure and the result you see?
Created attachment 1072021 [details]
STEP 2 - Right-click on lxpanel
Created attachment 1072022 [details]
STEP 3 - Navigate to the second tab (Appearance)
Created attachment 1072023 [details]
STEP 4 - Select a custom character color (light-green in this screenshot)
Hello Mamoru, many thanks for the fast response.
Some additional info:
- I tested this on a live session (always on qemu-kvm) and I can reproduce the issue.
- The correct section is called "Appearance", not "Look", sorry.
- If you take a look to "STEP 4" screenshot, you'll notice that the clock remains black, despite I chose light-green as color.
- Changing width, height and icon size of the panel causes sometimes lxpanel to refresh and correctly change the font color. But this doesn't always work.
Moreover, I tried to launch lxpanel from lxterminal and I've received these kinds of warning while testing (I'm not sure if they're valuable, though):
(lxpanel:2416): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type _OB_WM_ACTION_UNDECORATE
Okay, now I tried and it seems that at the timing when the display of the clock actually changes, the color is also updated. So
* when changing width and height of the panel and when the display of the clock actually changes, the color is also updated.
* and my settings of the strftime() format of the lxpanel clock is '%x (%a) %T', with this the clock is updated each second, so the color is updated within 1 second.
I guess currently the best workaround is to call
$ lxpanelctl restart
from the terminal. I will try to debug further later.
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