Bug 751290 - [kde] LibreOffice has black on dark-grey tooltip-texts
[kde] LibreOffice has black on dark-grey tooltip-texts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Lukáš Tinkl
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 755512 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2011-11-04 04:34 EDT by Marc Muehlfeld
Modified: 2015-07-13 13:35 EDT (History)
19 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libreoffice-
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Last Closed: 2011-11-29 20:54:52 EST
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Screenshot of a tooltip-text (48.66 KB, image/png)
2011-11-04 04:34 EDT, Marc Muehlfeld
no flags Details
Eclipse (63.02 KB, image/png)
2011-11-23 12:12 EST, Germano Massullo
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
FreeDesktop.org 40461 None None None Never
KDE Software Compilation 283572 None None None Never

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Description Marc Muehlfeld 2011-11-04 04:34:52 EDT
Created attachment 531722 [details]
Screenshot of a tooltip-text

Description of problem:
In LibreOffice all tooltip-texts appear in black colour on a dark-grey background, what makes it almost impossible to read.

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

How reproducible:
Always. In all LO applications.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a LibreOffice application
2. Point with your mouse to an icon and wait until the tooltip-text is displayed.

Actual results:
Tooltip-texts in black colour on dark-grey background. (see attached screenshot).

Expected results:
Background colour of tooltip text should be a light colour, so that it is readable.

Additional info:
The tooltip-texts in LO on F15 where fine.
Comment 1 David Tardon 2011-11-04 05:23:23 EDT
KDE-only problem
Comment 2 David Tardon 2011-11-21 06:28:44 EST
*** Bug 755512 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2011-11-21 14:40:17 EST
Seems only our default kde "Oxygen" color scheme triggers this as well.  All other schemes seem ok. :(

Seeing similar oddness in digikam tooltips as well, there's probably a connection.

I'll dig into it more tomorrow.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2011-11-21 16:35:35 EST
I think I found the change in Oxygen.colors that's the culprit,


[Colors:Tooltip] BackgroundNormal and ForegroundNormal look wrong, (swapped?).

see also similar digikam issue,

I'm going to swap these back, at least until we get some feedback from oxygen upstream.
Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2011-11-21 17:03:18 EST
OK, #oxygen replied with some helpful advice, and that this is indeed almost certainly an application bug,
"Applications should render QPalette::ToolTipText on QPalette::ToolTipBase if
they only support QPalette. Applications that support KColorScheme can use the
additional roles valid for the tool tip's background."

I think we have a fix for digikam, I can look into this next (or Lukas given we have a hint what to look for now).
Comment 6 Martin Kho 2011-11-22 12:00:34 EST

FYI: for the time being one can set the OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome environment variable in ~/.bash_profile. You'll get tooltips black on blue (like e.g. in Firefox).

Hope this helps,

Martin Kho
Comment 7 Jonathan Ryshpan 2011-11-22 17:32:38 EST
(In reply to comment #6)
> FYI: for the time being one can set the OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome environment
> variable in ~/.bash_profile. You'll get tooltips black on blue (like e.g. in
> Firefox).
> Hope this helps,

It does help.  Tips are now readable.

BTW: As expected, this problem also occurs on KDE running on an x86_64 system running Fedora-16.
Comment 8 Kevin Kofler 2011-11-23 09:54:22 EST
OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome is a crude workaround which disables all KDE integration (and enables the GNOME one instead), not a fix!

The real issue was actually fixed in upstream LibreOffice, I think there will be a Fedora update for this shortly.
Comment 10 Martin Kho 2011-11-23 10:15:05 EST
Hi Kevin,

Sure my comment was absolutely not meant to be a fix! More a very temporary
workaround as long as no fix was available. Some bugs can live really long
(e.g. Amarok's high cpu usage) ;-) It's nice to see that upstream has already
fixed this issue.


Martin Kho
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2011-11-23 10:40:12 EST
libreoffice- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 12 Germano Massullo 2011-11-23 12:02:20 EST
Since Fedora 15. a similar problems happens in Eclipse. Could it be related? See attachment
Comment 13 Rex Dieter 2011-11-23 12:08:14 EST
eclipse has no native kde integration that I'm aware of, but either way, it's an appliation-specific (ie, eclipse) bug.
Comment 14 Kevin Kofler 2011-11-23 12:08:32 EST
It's definitely not the same bug (this one is in LibreOffice code), please file a separate bug.
Comment 15 Germano Massullo 2011-11-23 12:12:00 EST
Created attachment 535564 [details]
Comment 16 nucleo 2011-11-23 12:12:39 EST
This (and digikam) bug first appeared with changed in KDE 4.7 Oxygen colors.
Fedora 15 have KDE 4.6 so this bug can't be there.
Comment 17 Kevin Kofler 2011-11-23 12:26:39 EST
It can if he's using the kde47 repo, but this looks like a different bug to me (the background is really black and not almost black). Please file a separate bug against Eclipse. (As I wrote, it'd have to be fixed separately in any case. But the Eclipse issue doesn't look related to the Oxygen color scheme change at all.)
Comment 18 Kevin Kofler 2011-11-23 12:33:55 EST
The Eclipse issue is now bug #756467, please post any further comments about Eclipse there.
Comment 19 Fedora Update System 2011-11-23 18:31:25 EST
Package libreoffice-
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libreoffice-'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 20 Kevin Kofler 2011-11-24 03:42:29 EST
Uhm, this is still in updates-testing, no idea why Bodhi decided to reset the status to MODIFIED, I'm setting it back to ON_QA.
Comment 21 Martin Kho 2011-11-24 08:43:13 EST

Just updated Libreoffice and it's indeed much nicer to have the KDE theme colours :-)


Martin Kho
Comment 22 Fedora Update System 2011-11-29 20:54:52 EST
libreoffice- has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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