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bug #65744: sliders take the color of the desktop theme --> unusable with dark theme

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 14 May 2024 05:34:28 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  jujava Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Open Release:  * 9.1.0
Operating System:  * GNU/Linux Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None
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Tue 14 May 2024 05:34:28 PM UTC, original submission:  

Dear all,

I just updated from 8.4 to 9.10. The new versions works great !

However, I noticed a change in the appearance of the GUI programs we are using; the checkboxes and the sliders in particular. All their components (arrow/box/background) are almost black and identical. They were the standard gray tones before (see attached)

I could notice that changing the theme (in xfce) to a light color scheme with a light gray background restores the previous slider and checkboxes behavior.

I think that there is no direct way to control the slider background color since the properties backgroundColor/ForegroundColor are for other things. Do you see anyway to restore the previous behavior or to write something in octaverc before loading ? Otherwise I am afraid that all the GUIs will be unusable with a dark theme.

best regards and thank you very much for all your hard work,



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