#13 Dark on dark text is unreadable

Aaron Wolf

As shown in the attached screen shot, text colors for presets are unreadable. I tried all the skins and several different color schemes for my system. No other program has this problem, and it has always been a problem for me with KXStudio which I use, the basic KXStudio system with standard KDE and such. I am sure it is not the system's colors, as only Guitarix has this problem.

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  • Aaron Wolf

    Aaron Wolf - 2014-02-15

    Note that with the dezert skin only the text is readable, but the rest of the screen looks very ugly.

    Best as I can tell, the skins are interacting with the system colors in some wrong way.

    I even tried the special startup where it uses the system colors instead of custom skin. In that case, the presets are readable but other elements like the list of effects are totally unusable.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2014-02-16

    It is maybe this bug.

    Please let us know which window manager btw. Theme engine KX use.

  • brummer

    brummer - 2014-02-22
    • labels: --> more information needed
    • status: open --> pending
    • assigned_to: brummer
  • brummer

    brummer - 2014-02-22

    Please provide more information,


  • Aaron Wolf

    Aaron Wolf - 2014-02-22

    Indeed, it looks like it relates to that other bug. When I use oxygen-gtk or qtCurve or KXStudio as the gtk2 theme, then it is no good. The other gtk2 themes are readable.

    I use kdm.

    Everything else on my system works great with oxygen-gtk which gives the most consistent look to everything (to the point where I didn't even think about gtk / qt issues with Guitarix because everything on my system is so consistent I barely notice the difference with different programs). I'd really like to be able to stick with oxygen-gtk and get this working. I couldn't tell from that other bug if there was an update to that which is available but maybe not in my system or if there's something Guitarix can easily do to fix this.

    Thanks for the help!

  • brummer

    brummer - 2014-02-23

    The best way to solve this will be to report it to the distribution maintainer of the oxygen engine. Ask them to backport the fix.
    There is nor much we can do, when the theme engine didn't use our color settings.
    Only way will be to fail back to system color settings, which are ugly in the case of guitarix.

    • Aaron Wolf

      Aaron Wolf - 2014-02-23

      Ok, thanks for the help and clarification! I will follow up now with them, as that's the identified source of the issue. Cheers!

  • brummer

    brummer - 2014-09-03
    • status: pending --> closed


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