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#1 2019-01-16 17:40:40

Registered: 2016-04-04
Posts: 135

Applications affected by light-text themes

Virtualbox 6.0 is a good example.  Strangely, this does not occur on Virtualbox 5.2.

Themes with lighter coloured text (dark themes especially) appear to have this problem for some apps:

Although I'm not sure what can be done about it.  This appears to be something that has changed in the application by the author, where the default font colour falls back onto the one chosen by the system.


#2 2019-01-16 18:32:32

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From: Seat: seat0; vc7
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 730

Re: Applications affected by light-text themes

They do it to waste lines of code so you keep having to buy more powerful hardware, I used to get a complete functional OS, office suite, 2 browsers, multimedia apps & everything else I needed all on a hard disk less than half the space I clear emtying the browser cache now.. back when I used NT4.  And the modern stuff isn't even any better looking.

You could try changing the system choice, maybe arrive at a compromise that is acceptably visible in both?  Someone here might know a fix or workaround, and if there isn't one, maybe file a bug with VirtualBox, I've not suffered yet, but then I still use 5.2.22.

Last edited by Bearded_Blunder (2019-01-16 18:33:42)

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#3 2019-01-16 21:08:13

Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,482

Re: Applications affected by light-text themes

probably the next qt version being used; maybe possible to re-adjust qt settings.
or start virtualbox with a light GTK theme. see this answer for inspiration.

Bearded_Blunder wrote:

They do it to waste lines of code so you keep having to buy more powerful hardware

what's that got to do with theme colours?

Give to COVAX! Here or here. (explanation)


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