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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016803ScribusUser Interfacepublic2023-06-13 06:20
ReporterJLuc Assigned Tojghali  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionnot fixable 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version22.04
Product Version1.5.8 
Summary0016803: White on ivory hints cannot be read with "window" or "fusion" theme on dark Ubuntu 22.04
DescriptionOn dark theme Ubuntu 22.04, "window" or "fusion" theme is globaly OK but features a small issue : some hint bubbles are displayed with white color text on ivory white background. It's not possible to read.

(Hint text is OK = white on black background with "gtk2" scribus theme, but 0016802 there are worse issues)
Steps To ReproduceCreate frame. Drag'n'move frame. See how hint bubble is displayed.
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0016802 closedjghali Issues with "gtk2" application setting in AppImages 



2022-06-04 15:53


ivorish hint.png (4,594 bytes)   
ivorish hint.png (4,594 bytes)   


2022-06-04 18:24

administrator   ~0049677

Last edited: 2022-06-04 18:25

If Scribus is started with Windows or Fusion theme, I do not observe any issue here.

This issue can be reproduced after setting gtk2 theme and switching back to Fusion theme. Unfortunately there is not much we can do here. It seems that gkt2 style plugins does not clean its stuff properly when getting destroyed and replaced by Fusion style. Restarting scribus allows to clean up gtk2 style mess.

Fyi gtk2 platform theme is a legacy Qt theme which is not maintained anymore. Last commit in qtstyleplugins repo now dates from more than 5 years:

Last time I checked I could not compile gtk2 style plugin with Qt 5.15 code.


2022-06-05 07:21

developer   ~0049680

Here, it happens even when scribus doesnt start with gtk2 (but some days ago it has been gtk2).

Screenshot displays the issue "Position hint when moving frame" but the issue also happens on all tool buttons help hints.


2023-06-12 18:53

developer   ~0050220

Choosing "Window" or "Fusion" mode + Closing scribus + restarting is of no help.
It's related to "Appearances" setting of Ubuntu.
- When on "light" theme, hints are OK.
- When on "dark" theme, hints are white on ivory. Did you try so ?


2023-06-12 21:34

administrator   ~0050228

Scribus does not set colours for tooltips.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-06-04 15:53 JLuc New Issue
2022-06-04 15:53 JLuc File Added: ivorish hint.png
2022-06-04 18:24 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2022-06-04 18:24 jghali Status new => resolved
2022-06-04 18:24 jghali Resolution open => not fixable
2022-06-04 18:24 jghali Note Added: 0049677
2022-06-04 18:25 jghali Note Edited: 0049677
2022-06-05 07:21 JLuc Note Added: 0049680
2022-06-05 07:21 JLuc Relationship added related to 0016802
2023-05-29 18:56 cbradney Status resolved => closed
2023-06-12 18:53 JLuc Status closed => feedback
2023-06-12 18:53 JLuc Resolution not fixable => reopened
2023-06-12 18:53 JLuc Note Added: 0050220
2023-06-12 21:34 cbradney Note Added: 0050228
2023-06-13 05:36 jghali Status feedback => resolved
2023-06-13 05:36 jghali Resolution reopened => not fixable
2023-06-13 06:20 jghali Status resolved => closed