Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 963324
adwaita theme makes gnome-boxes hard to read under Xfce
Last modified: 2014-02-05 16:23:13 EST
Created attachment 748392 [details]
screenshot of Gnome Boxes under Xfce
Description of problem:
Gnome Boxes run in an Xfce desktop has black text on a very dark gray background. It's almost unreadable unless you turn up the brightness to max, and even then it's barely legible. See the attached screenshot.
Please use a higher contrast font.
I'm using the Clearlooks theme for Xfce (if that matters).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gtk2-engines-2.20.2-5.fc18.x86_64 (for Clearlooks)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. login to Xfce session
2. launch Gnome Boxes
some text is barely visible with black font on dark gray background
Created attachment 748395 [details]
screenshot of Gnome Boxes under Gnome
For comparison, here is Gnome Boxes running under Gnome. It looks much better with white text on a black background, and with medium gray boxes around the two options "Enter URL" and "Select a file"
Created attachment 748416 [details]
screenshot of Gnome Boxes list of machines under Xfce
The list of virtual machines also has black text on dark gray.
Created attachment 748417 [details]
screenshot of Gnome Boxes machine settings under Xfce
One final screenshot showing the Gnome Boxes machine settings under Xfce.
Created attachment 748499 [details]
screenshot of Gnome Boxes with Greybird theme under Xfce
I switched my gtk3 theme to Greybird and suddenly everything looks a lot nicer!
ln -s /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-3.0 ~/.config/gtk-3.0
Why does Adwaita look so terrible?
Shouldn't this bug be against Adwaita as per comment#4 ?
You're right; moving to gnome-themes-standard component.
This is still a problem in Fedora 19 Beta.
Unfortunately, the Greybird theme is also broken in F19 Beta; see bug 967840
I've switched to the Radiance theme now.
~/.config/gtk-3.0 -> /usr/share/themes/Radiance/gtk-3.0
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