Bug#808093: gnome-panel: text color is the same of background

Dmitry Shachnev mitya57 at debian.org
Wed Dec 16 12:01:43 UTC 2015

Control: tags -1 moreinfo unreproducible

Hi Sandro,

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 11:22:43PM +0000, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> Package: gnome-panel
> Version: 3.18.1-1
> Severity: important
> Hello,
> I'm attaching some screenshots to show how the text and the background are the
> same color (basically masking all teh text) in the app bar (if the application
> does no have the focus or in background) and also in the upper bar, where
> 'Applications', 'Places', the central time panel and the last menu on the right
> all are dark-on-dark, but when selected the right dark-text/light-background is
> used.
> That's severely impacting the usability of the desktop; I'm using gnome-fallback
> with the default theme (adwaita).

I get exactly the same behaviour as in your screenshots when I set the panel
color manually to black.

Can you please open the panel preferences (Alt + right click on the panel →
Properties → Background) and make sure that it is set to use colors from system
theme, not custom colors?

Dmitry Shachnev
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