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Bug 64988 - firefox menu colors are white on white when highlighted
Summary: firefox menu colors are white on white when highlighted
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-22 09:22 UTC by Frank Lomax
Modified: 2006-01-08 14:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Fragment of a "userChrome.css" file (userChrome.css,415 bytes, text/plain)
2004-12-04 10:44 UTC, Aaron Bohannon

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Description Frank Lomax 2004-09-22 09:22:16 UTC
This bug affects both the emerged firefox (last several versions) and the binary downloaded version from  About Firefox says:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10

Mouse over one of the tool bar menus and pull down, then use the mouse to highlight individual menu items.  The highlighted menu items get displayed with white-on-white text, making them unreadable.  Non-highlighted menu items look fine.  Note that other Gtk apps don't seem to suffer this problem.  Specifically Evolution, gnome-terminal, Mozilla all seem fine.  Even the emerged thunderbird seems fine.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Aron Griffis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-15 13:39:25 UTC
You have a theme issue.  Use default themes and you won't have the problem.
Comment 2 Frank Lomax 2004-11-15 15:20:21 UTC
I'm pretty sure I am using the default themes.  I certainly haven't knowingly changed any Firefox theme, and I'm using the default Gnome theme, as near as I can tell.
Comment 3 Aron Griffis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-16 08:13:38 UTC
Try this for me...  I think it will force Gtk+ to the default theme, so we can make sure.

1. exit firefox
2. :> ~/empty_file
3. env GTK_RC_FILES=$HOME/empty_file firefox
Comment 4 Frank Lomax 2004-11-18 15:58:03 UTC
I tried this and I still get white-on-white menu items.  The favicons show up fine though.
Comment 5 Aaron Bohannon 2004-12-04 10:44:38 UTC
Created attachment 45281 [details]
Fragment of a "userChrome.css" file

This problem pertains to both Thunderbird and Firefox.	Here is a fix for the
problem:  Add the contents of the attached file to "userChrome.css" in the
chrome directory for the application.  I don't know enough about the situation
to say whether this is a desirable permanent fix, or whether this should just
be a temporary solution until a real solution is found.
Comment 6 Frank Lomax 2004-12-04 20:08:00 UTC
There's a small typo in the userChrome.css file you posted (menubutoon -> menubutton).  But the fix does seem to work for me, although I only tested it with Firefox.
Comment 7 Roy Marples (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-12-13 01:43:30 UTC
I'd just like to add this I get this when I use the GTK+ theme 'Simple' and the default FireFox theme.

Using any other GTK+ theme or any other Firefox theme cures the problem.
Comment 8 Wolfram Schlich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-25 10:44:36 UTC
I have the same problem, the userChrome.css fixes it for me as well.
this seems to be a GTK issue, doesn't it?
Comment 9 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-08 14:39:06 UTC
Stale bug, reopen if this still an issue with up-to-date FF versions.