Bug report #14394

Tooltips are blank (2.14, 2.18)

Added by albert dekker about 8 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.14.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22375


Just got updated to 2.14.
All tooltips are blank.

Screenshot_from_2017-03-09_11-22-39.png - Screenshot showing blank tooltip (146 KB) Will Kemp, 2017-03-08 04:52 PM


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Resolution set to not reproducable

Platform? Architecture? Language?

#2 Updated by albert dekker about 8 years ago

Thanks for the reply. Sorry should have included that of course.

Ubuntu 15.10,
Language English
Repository: qgis.org/debian/wily.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 8 years ago

  • Category set to Map Canvas

they seems ok here on 2.14.3 on Ubuntu. Please add steps to replicate the issue, if is still true.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

closing for lack of feedback, please reopen if necessary.

#5 Updated by Will Kemp almost 7 years ago

I'm having the same problem.

Qgis 2.14.3
Fedora 25

Steps to reproduce:
1) start Qgis
2) hold mouse pointer over tool or menu item
3) tooltip appears as a blank rectangle.

See attached screenshot.

#6 Updated by Will Kemp almost 7 years ago

Problem solved by changing Style from Plastique to Adwaita in Settings-->Options|General.

GTK+ and Adwaita-dark styles also work, however, the text menus disappear in Adwaita-dark (for me, at least).

Windows, Motif, CDE, and Cleanlooks styles all have the same blank tooltips issue.

The Fedora package comes with Plastique as the default style.

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Regression? set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#8 Updated by Sandro Santilli over 6 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

For the record: same problem with 2.18 on Ubuntu 17.04
Changing style does not seem to help (tried: Window, Plastique, GTK+, Motif) - actually there's NO visible effect in changing those styles...

#9 Updated by Sandro Santilli over 6 years ago

I was wrong, changing style (to GTK2+ for example) DOES fix the issue for me. I just failed to restart after change.

#10 Updated by Sandro Santilli over 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from QGIS 2.14 tooltips are blank to Tooltips are blank (2.14, 2.18)
  • Category changed from Map Canvas to GUI
  • Resolution deleted (not reproducable)

#11 Updated by Sandro Santilli over 6 years ago

I tried all styles, GTK+ is really the only one working for me, all the others have blank tooltips

#12 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Reopened to Closed
  • Resolution set to end of life

End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR


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