Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143423
Default background color on some pages is grey instead of white (because of use system colors pref)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3)
In firefox-1.0-6 and mozilla-1.7.5-1:
Pages not specifying a background color should have the color in
browser.display.background_color (white). With the new Firefox and
Mozilla packages they get a color from my GTK theme instead.
Examples: about:blank or dir indexes.
Maybe the new GTK theme integration patch, because it does not appear
in Mozilla upstream?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit a page without a background color.
2. Notice that it's not white (possibly some gray as in 90s Netscape)
NOTABUG. This is intentional. To restore the previous behavior, just
go to Edit>Preferences>General>Fonts and Colors and uncheck "Use
Just curious, but why did the behavior of this option change? Does it
make sense to use this color for an area displaying text?
There are many pages explictly setting the background color with
comments like "Workaround for broken IE 3/4". I think this is a bug,
Explicitly setting the background will still work. This is ONLY for
pages which do not set any color. Can you please show me a page where
you disagree with the behavior?
For example - www.yahoo.com (I was surprised too). I'll attach a
screenshot. There I selected red (the worst I could think of)
background for all pages that don't specify background colour. The
option 'Use system colours' does the same thing if I change the
default system background colour.
Created attachment 109135 [details]
yahoo does not specify background colour
Changing resolution to RESOLVED UPSTREAM, and resummarizing to better reflect
the problem. The pref is fine, but the color that mozilla/firefox requests from
GTK is wrong. See upstream https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=282141
*** Bug 146907 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***