#111 NEEDINFO: Function Argument Hints Unreadable

FIXED IN SVN
closed
5
2013-04-16
2011-11-15
Anonymous
No

---Problem description---
Please give a brief summary on the problem:
Function argument hints are unreadable. The hints are shown in white text on a yellow background rendering them unreadable.

What - in detail - did you do directly before you encountered this problem?
Always occurs

When you try to repeat the above, does the problem occur again (no, sometimes, always)?
always

If applicable: When doing the same thing in an R session outside of RKWard, do you see the same problem?
Not Applicable

Do you have any further information that might help us to track this problem down? In particular, if applicable, can you provide sample data and sample R code to reproduce this problem?
###Please fill in###

---Session Info---
RKWard version: 0.5.7
KDE version (runtime): 4.7.2 (4.7.2)
KDE version (compile time): 4.7.2 (4.7.2)
Local KDE directory: /home/xyz/.kde/
RKWard storage directory: /home/xyz/.rkward/

Debug message file(s) in use (these may contain relevant diagnostic output in case of trouble):
/tmp/xyz-bijit/rkwardnn5529.tmp
/tmp/xyz-bijit/rkward.rbackendMT5541.tmp

R version (compile time): 2.14.0 (2011-10-31 r57496)
R runtime session info:
R version 2.14.0 (2011-10-31)
Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)

locale:
[1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C
[3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
[5] LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
[7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NAME=en_US.UTF-8
[9] LC_ADDRESS=en_US.UTF-8 LC_TELEPHONE=en_US.UTF-8
[11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

other attached packages:
[1] rkward_0.5.6

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.14.0

Discussion

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  • Thanks for your detailed report. Function argument hints were recently fixed to use the system-wide settings for tooltip foreground and background colors. Thus, I suspect the problem is in a bad setting for tooltip colors. Go to the KDE system settings (should be available by running 'systemsettings' in a console), open page Common Appearance and Behavior->Application Appearance->Colors->Colors, and check the settings for Tooltip Background / Text.

    Please let us know, whether these match or do not match the color of the argument hints in RKWard.

    Regards
    Thomas

     
    • assigned_to: nobody --> tfry
    • summary: Function Argument Hints Unreadable --> NEEDINFO: Function Argument Hints Unreadable
     

  • Anonymous
    2011-11-16

    Thanks for the reply. I checked systemsettings. The colors do not match. MAy be it is not pulling the colors from the KDE settings. However I am running Rkward on Ubuntru with Gnome/Unity. Can this be causing the problem?

     
  • > However I am running Rkward on Ubuntru with Gnome/Unity.
    > Can this be causing the problem?

    Possibly. Could you please check, whether this appears to be the same issue (thread includes a workaround):
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9879841&posted=1#post9879841

    In case that is not it: What about other tooltips? E.g. the ones in the "Workspace" window. Do these display correctly?

    Regards
    Thomas

     

  • Anonymous
    2011-11-16

    It does not seem to be the same problem as tooltips in other KDE applications work fine.(I tried Kate). I tried the workaround and it did not help. The tooltips in workspace window work fine. Its only function hints in Console and Editor that are not working.
    Three screenshots are attached

     
  • Ok, thanks.

    One more follow-up question: Have you been using RKWard before version 0.5.7? If so, did you experience this problem, earlier?

    Regards
    Thomas

     

  • Anonymous
    2011-11-16

    Yes, I have been using rkward before. This problem started after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 and rkward 0.5.7

     
  • Hm. I just don't get it.

    Do you recall which colors the function argument hints had before the upgrade?

    If you are _not_ yet using R 2.14.0, could you try downgrading RKWard to 0.5.6 for a minute, in order to test whether the problem was introduced with RKWard 0.5.7, or with some other update in Ubuntu 11.10.

    Anyway, I have also tried another thing in SVN. Could you please test whether that helps (should be available in our daily builds _tomorrow_: https://launchpad.net/~rkward-devel/+archive/rkward-dailys\)

    Thanks!
    Thomas

     

  • Anonymous
    2011-11-18

    I downgraded to R 2.13 and rkward 0.5.6. The function argument hints are now readable (black on yellow background). I am attaching a screenshot of rkward 0.5.6. I will try the daily build later today.
    And one more thing just to clarify, the function/variable code-completion were always readable. Only the function argument hints were unreadable.
    Thanks

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/249/rward056.png/

     
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