#190 text is not readable with shiki-colors theme

lxpanel (267)

If I set the GTK theme to shiki-colors (it is in the ubuntu repo as shiki-colors and on gnome-look: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=86717 ) then the text on lxpanel isn't readable because it's the same colour as the background.
It could as well be a bug of the theme but it works with the gnome panel so I consider it a bug of lxpanel.


  • Nobody/Anonymous

    screenshot I took of VirtualBox running ubuntu 10.04

  • Christoph Wickert

    The reason it works in GNOME is that there is a panel.rc in the theme espeically for gnome-panel. Unfortunately I have no idea what the style is called in lxpanel or if lxpanel even supports custom styles.

    Did you try setting a custom color in the panel settings?

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    Anonymous - 2010-05-09

    The panel.rc isn't especially for gnome-panel. It gets included from the gtkrc and works in lxpanel too.
    The problem is that lxpanel takes the text color from panel.rc but ignores the background color in panel.rc.
    Have a look at this comparison: http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3404/panels.png
    In the meantime I think that it could also be a bug of the theme.
    Setting the a custom color in the settings doesn't help but if you set all the fg options in panel.rc to "#000000" you can at least use the theme.

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-08-08

    This is in fact a problem in all shiki themes - they include panel.rc before all other statements and therefore statement for panel

    bg[NORMAL] = "#3c3c3c"

    is overridden by common statement for button

    bg[NORMAL] = shade (1.14, @bg_color)

    which in combination with panel statement

    fg[NORMAL] = "#E6E6E6"

    makes that terrible effect. It should be reported to authors of that theme I believe. Though I've found some workaround which will be included into coming release (0.7.0) of lxpanel. Thank you very much.

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-08-22
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: Lonely Stranger
    • Group: --> -
  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-08-22

    I believe this issue is completely fixed in the latest version of the LXPanel. Test it, please, and let us know if something is still wrong. Thank you very much.


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