Bug 1732566 - [KDE] Libreoffice menu display bugs make user interface almost unusable
Summary: [KDE] Libreoffice menu display bugs make user interface almost unusable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice
Version: 30
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KDE SIG
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-07-23 18:00 UTC by Michael Fischer
Modified: 2020-05-26 14:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 14:31:42 UTC
Type: Bug

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2019-07-23 18:00 UTC, Michael Fischer
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Description Michael Fischer 2019-07-23 18:00:33 UTC
Created attachment 1592931 [details]
Screenshot after step 4.

Description of problem: User interface broken.  Dropdown menus have transparent backgrounds, making them almost unreadable when superimposed on top of spreadsheet.  Menu bar also has incorrect background.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:  Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open LibreOffice calc.
2. Hover over "Edit" menu.
3. Hover over "View" menu.
4. Click on "View".
5. Click on "Page Break".

Actual results:
1. Spreadsheet opens.  Menu bar has background from underlying wallpaper.
2. "Edit" background turns opaque blue.
3. "View" background turns opaque blue.  "Edit" background remains opaque blue.
4. Transparent dropdown menu appears on top of spreadsheet.  Spreadsheet shows through the menu, rendering both menu and underlying part of spreadsheet almost unreadable.  [See attached screenshot.]
5. Spreadsheet displays in Page Break view.  Menu closes.  "Edit" and "View" backgrounds remains blue.

Expected results:
1. Spreadsheet opens.  Menu bar has light gray background.
2. "Edit" background turns opaque blue.
2. "Edit" background returns to light gray.  "View" background turns opaque blue.
3. Opaque dropdown menu with light gray background covers portion of spreadsheet.  Second item is "Page Break".
4. Spreadsheet displays in Page Break view.  Menu closes.  "View" background returns to light gray. 

Additional info:
Works as expected in version  Failure occurs after upgrade to version

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2019-07-23 19:05:12 UTC
What do help->about say in line 3 (copy and paste it in here, line should end with "UI render: something; VCL: something"

Comment 2 Michael Fischer 2019-07-23 20:15:30 UTC
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.1; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2019-07-23 20:22:49 UTC
The gtk3 or kf5 one probably works better. I doubt there's going to be any more work on the kde4 one at this point.

Comment 4 Michael Fischer 2019-07-23 20:41:19 UTC
Installing libreoffice-kf5 and erasing libreoffice-kde4 fixed my problem.  Thank you so much for suggesting the switch to kf5.

Should package libreoffice-kde4-1: perhaps be removed, and upgrading libreoffice-kde4 to version and beyond automatically switch to libreoffice-kf5?

Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2019-07-24 09:20:07 UTC
Current situation in F30 is per decision in bug #1647233 In upstream LibreOffice 6.3 KDE4 support is removed and we're trying the new KDE5 support as KDE4 replacement in F31

Comment 6 Michael Fischer 2019-07-24 18:52:28 UTC
Thanks again!

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 21:30:03 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 30 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 30 on 2020-05-26.
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Comment 8 Michael Fischer 2020-05-07 21:38:24 UTC
Fixed in Fedora 31.

Comment 9 Ben Cotton 2020-05-26 14:31:42 UTC
Fedora 30 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2020-05-26. Fedora 30 is
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