Bug report #19167

Colors of text notes in a GTK-themed QGIS

Added by John Smith over 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Category:Map Tools
Affected QGIS version:2.18.20 Regression?:No
Operating System:Debian 9 Easy fix?:Yes
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:26996


Under Debian with Gnome 3.28, where the GTK theme consist of generally dark brown backgrounds and bright yellow texts, QGIS's interface integrates pretty well. Except for text notes, where the note-editing form displays a white background (which appears odd but somewhat legitimate) and where the default text color is yellow, like my GTK theme, which is then barely visible on the white background. At that point, when the pop-up editing form is just opened, the color-picker for the text indicates black whereas what I write appears yellow. If I want actual black, I need to click on the color-picker, move any cursor to alter the default black color and put the cursor back to its initial position before I click on "OK".

I think that if the white background is to be kept whatever the UI theme, the text should be black by default, not the color suggested by the GTK theme. Or, there could be a background more GTK-theme-compliant and the text color that is delivered with it.


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please test with QGIS 3.4 - QGIS 2.18 reached it's end of life.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

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

End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR


QGIS 3.4 has recently become our new Long Term Release (LTR) version. This is a major step in our history – a long term release version based on the massive updates, library upgrades and improvements that we carried out in the course of the 2.x to 3x upgrade cycle.

We strongly encourage all users who are currently using QGIS 2.18 LTR as their preferred QGIS release to migrate to QGIS 3.4. This new LTR version will receive regular bugfixes for at least one year. It also includes hundreds of new functions, usability improvements, bugfixes, and other goodies. See the relevant changelogs for a good sampling of all the new features that have gone into version 3.4

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We strongly discourage the continued use of QGIS 2.18 LTR as it is now officially unsupported, which means we’ll not provide any bug fix releases for it.

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