Bug 152007 - Thunderbird uses grey background
Thunderbird uses grey background
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-03-24 05:37 EST by Lars E. Pettersson
Modified: 2016-02-09 12:50 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-24 15:39:47 EST
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Description Lars E. Pettersson 2005-03-24 05:37:18 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

Description of problem:
I have a grey background in the preview text area and the compose window, this is new for this version, I did not see it in earlier versions. From what I can see this only affects non-html mails, i.e. html mails display the colors set in edit->preferences->display

The rpm changelog says:
* Wed Mar 23 2005 Christopher Aillon <caillon@redhat.com> 1.0.2-1.3.1

- Thunderbird 1.0.2
- Enable pango rendering

I suppose this has something to do with pango.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start thunderbird
2. Make one mail visable in the preview window, or start the compose window


Actual Results:  The text area have a grey background

Expected Results:  The text area should have a white background (as in former versions.)

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Tried both my regular account, and a new one where I had not used Thunderbird before, same results in both cases, i.e. no old data laying around creating problems.
Comment 1 drago01 2005-03-24 06:08:57 EST
same problem here...
Comment 2 drago01 2005-03-24 06:14:57 EST
this has nothing to do with pango
to prefs.js solves the problem.
Comment 3 Sebastien BLAISOT 2005-03-24 07:00:19 EST
same for me
Comment 4 Frank Büttner 2005-03-24 07:23:56 EST
will work. So it is fixed.:)
Comment 5 Lars E. Pettersson 2005-03-24 08:14:19 EST
Adding user_pref("browser.display.use_system_colors",false); to prefs.js works.

But this really, IMHO, should be a tick box in edit->preferences->display (as is
the case in Firefox)
Comment 6 Don Russell 2005-03-24 09:39:47 EST
If the grey background differentiates a "plain text" message from an "html"
message, I like it... :-)

I agree with Lars... if adding to prefs.js is the solution here, then why do we
need a gui interface at all for other options?

How many other user preferences are only available by editting prefs.js?

I agree it is an acceptable work-around, but not a solution.
Comment 7 Christopher Aillon 2005-03-24 10:39:08 EST
This is just me being dumb.  I merged in that pref to make thunderbird get the
colors from GTK, but forgot to merge in the patch for making it ask GTK for the
right color.  Building a new one now.
Comment 8 Ian Pilcher 2005-03-24 15:30:00 EST
Fixed for me (FFM?) in 1.0.2-1.3.2.
Comment 9 Christopher Aillon 2005-03-24 15:39:47 EST
Resolved->ISUCK.  sorry about the issues.
Comment 10 Aleksey Nogin 2005-03-25 00:44:42 EST
It seems that the Mozilla update has the same problem!

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