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0015753ScribusOS-MacOSXpublic2023-05-29 18:56
Reporterutnik Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformmacintoshOSosxOS Version10.14.5
Product Version1.5.5 
Fixed in Version1.5.9.svn 
Summary0015753: icons and palette entries are invisible under the dark theme of macOS
Descriptionscribus icons and lots of the palette entries are invisible when running under the dark theme of macOS. (see screenshots)
the problem is new in 1.5.5, as scribus versions up to 1.5.4 didn't use the dark theme of the os.
Steps To Reproduceselect the 'dark' theme in the 'general' tab of the 'system properties'.
open scribus. (or switch to scribus if it is already running…)
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2019-08-03 14:27


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scrshot_scribus1.5.5_light.png (749,184 bytes)   

Luna Nightshade

2019-08-06 04:21

reporter   ~0046435

Try go to File -> Preferences, then under User Interface (topmost entry) set the Icon set manually to Scribus 1.5.1 Dark as a Workaround.


2019-08-06 07:40

updater   ~0046436

i've tried all options there. even 'scribus 1.5.1 dark' is invisible.


2019-08-06 20:05

administrator   ~0046438

No issues here at all from the 1.5.5 dmg, nor from 1.5.6.svn


2019-08-06 20:21

administrator   ~0046439

btw did you use the 10.13 dmg or the 10.14 one?


2019-08-06 22:24

updater   ~0046444

i use the 10.14 dmg under macOS 10.14.5 – but i wasn't aware of a 1.5.6 version so far. is there a compiled version for macOS?


2019-08-06 23:52

updater   ~0046445

after updating to macOS 10.14.6 the icons and the numeric entry fields are ok with the dark theme.
the location of the basepoint in 'properties' → 'x, y, z' is still not visible.

Colin Whyles

2019-12-23 11:06

reporter   ~0047303

On macos 10.15.2 I find Scribus 1.5.5 impossible to use. As stated, icons and palettes are invisible and trying to select objects to group them seems impossible or random. I cannot even switch tabs between properties, alignment and text propterties.

I have reverted to 1.5.4, which is fine.

I am using the latest 16" Macbook Pro with 64Gb RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB, 8Tb SSD. Scribus flies in it, but not 1.5.5.

Colin Whyles

2019-12-23 11:20


Colin Whyles

2019-12-23 11:20

reporter   ~0047304

I just tried again with a simple, one-page document, and although I cannot see the icons, regardless of which icon set I choose, they do seem to work now.

I then closed Scribus, and opened it again with a much more complicated (music) document and I can see the icons and selection seems fine. Very odd.

I wonder if it is necessary to close and reopen after changing the icon set? As you can see, I switched to Macintosh, Scribus 1.51 dark.

It doesn't account for why I was having difficulty selecting items last night. That is a different problem though that I will report separately if necessary.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-08-03 14:27 utnik New Issue
2019-08-03 14:27 utnik File Added: scrshot_scribus1.5.5_dark.png
2019-08-03 14:27 utnik File Added: scrshot_scribus1.5.5_light.png
2019-08-06 04:21 Luna Nightshade Note Added: 0046435
2019-08-06 07:40 utnik Note Added: 0046436
2019-08-06 20:05 cbradney Note Added: 0046438
2019-08-06 20:21 cbradney Note Added: 0046439
2019-08-06 22:24 utnik Note Added: 0046444
2019-08-06 23:52 utnik Note Added: 0046445
2019-12-23 11:06 Colin Whyles Note Added: 0047303
2019-12-23 11:20 Colin Whyles File Added: Scribus 1.5.5 dark on macOS.png
2019-12-23 11:20 Colin Whyles Note Added: 0047304
2023-05-29 18:48 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2023-05-29 18:48 cbradney Status new => resolved
2023-05-29 18:48 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2023-05-29 18:48 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.5.9.svn
2023-05-29 18:56 cbradney Status resolved => closed