Colors for File Dialogs?


#1

Not finding a set of themes to choose from (are there any?), I went through Preferences/Colors to get things the way I wanted. My eyes are not good, and light text on a black background is best. Also I like a dark layout.

Everything looked fine until I ran LibreOffice and tried to open a file. The file lists were black on black. I confirmed with Kwrite that this is a general situation.

I tried changing everything in Preferences/Colors, but I could never get white on black in the file dialogs.

Did I just miss the right setting, or is there no way to change the black text in file dialogs?

Lane


#2

Both of the mentioned programs are Qt based, so it must be some bug in the QtHaikuPlugin and not in Haiku itself. So create a ticket at that project at github:


#3

Its bad in Haiku also. Webpositive doesnt respect the colors correctly, nor does the tracker. I dont think many Haiku developers uses white on black colors (high contrast).

File a report.


#4

For Tracker, there’s already a ticket: #14469


#5

Well, in a way I’m glad I had not just failed to do something correctly. But I’m more sad that this is a real problem with no immediate solution.

I returned the colors to the default so I could continue. Maybe I’ll just change the white backgrounds of things to a gray to ease my eyes… at least until the developers get a chance to improve the situation.


#6

I do the same. Mostly because I cannot dim down my notebook’s panel brightness. My Terminal’s amber on black, my “document” and Tracker window background is beige.