Bug 1461861 - notification background is incorrect in GNOME Classic
notification background is incorrect in GNOME Classic
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-06-15 09:06 EDT by David Demelier
Modified: 2017-12-13 15:58 EST (History)
10 users (show)

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screenshot (4.44 KB, image/png)
2017-06-15 09:06 EDT, David Demelier
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Screenshot of the message tray (1.19 MB, image/png)
2017-07-19 11:33 EDT, Jerome Marchand
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Description David Demelier 2017-06-15 09:06:34 EDT
Created attachment 1288059 [details]

Description of problem:

Using GNOME Classic, the notification background looks incorrect and the foreground color is unreadable.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Use adwaita default theme and GNOME Classic.
2. Launch any notification using notify-send hello

Actual results:

Black on black colors.

Expected results:

Something readable like in stock GNOME. Probably a CSS issue.
Comment 1 Jerome Marchand 2017-07-19 11:32:38 EDT
Same issue with the message tray. The "Clear all" button at the bottom is totally illegible (the very same shade of light grey it seems). It's barely legible when the mouse hover the button (white on light grey). 

Gnome classic, fresh install.
Comment 2 Jerome Marchand 2017-07-19 11:33 EDT
Created attachment 1301171 [details]
Screenshot of the message tray
Comment 3 Jerome Marchand 2017-07-24 09:06:55 EDT
In the mean time, is there a workaround? Can we set the color of notification somehow?
Comment 4 Jerome Marchand 2017-07-26 08:48:34 EDT
(In reply to Jerome Marchand from comment #3)
> In the mean time, is there a workaround? Can we set the color of
> notification somehow?

This is is really annoying, so I dug a bit. I came to to following file:

It contains a section for the notification banner:

.notification-banner {
  font-size: 11pt;
  width: 34em;
  margin: 5px;
  border-radius: 6px;
  color: #eeeeec;
  background-color: #2e3436;
  border: 1px solid #a1a1a1; }
  .notification-banner:hover {
    background-color: #2e3436; }
  .notification-banner:focus {
    background-color: #2e3436; }

See the dark background colors above. I don't know what determines the color of the text itself (currently black), so I made a custom theme that only redefines  the background with a lighter color and it seems to work.
Comment 5 Branislav Náter 2017-10-14 04:53:20 EDT
Hi, this seems to be still issue. Any progress here?
Comment 6 Andrea Vai 2017-11-15 05:55:20 EST
I am also experiencing this annoying bug, Gnome 3.24 on Fedora 26.
Comment 7 Branislav Náter 2017-11-20 12:16:37 EST
And also with gnome-shell-3.26.2-1.fc27 on Fedora 27.
Comment 8 Jaša Bartelj 2017-12-13 15:58:43 EST
Upstream issue:

Jerome Marchand, thank you for locating the CSS property. I'll modify it manually as the users I support are complaining.

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