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#1 2015-05-06 12:43:55

Quanttek
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Registered: 2015-01-10
Posts: 22

Tooltip text missing or unreadable on KDE 5 Plasma

Hey there,

so after installing KDE 5 a few weeks ago I noticed a strange bug in alot of non-native applications:

Tool tip texts were either missing (~90% of the time) or the text color was white so it was almost unreadable. This persists in both GTK and QT apps, like Dolphin or KScreenshot

A few examples (see screenshots): Yakuake, KSnapshot (no picture), LibreOffice, Inkscape (unreadable text), Dolphin (unreadable), Zim Wiki (unreadable)

Changing the Font (currently Oxygen-Sans) or the theme (currently Breeze), both for GTK and native, doesn't fix this. Interestingly this bug persisted in Quassel IRC too, but after starting it today again, the tooltips are now white text on black bg.

Here are the relevant settings:

Themes, GTK-Themes, Font

I couldn't change the desktop or the window decorations, because KDE crashes then.

Thanks for any help in advance

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#2 2015-06-02 23:40:00

Reik
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Registered: 2015-03-22
Posts: 4

Re: Tooltip text missing or unreadable on KDE 5 Plasma

I found solution. In 'System Settings -> Colors' you need customize 'Tooltip text' color. Then you have to save it as another color scheme. If you don't do it, changes won't apply.

Alternatively, you can create file ~/.local/share/color-schemes/BreezeTooltips.colors with that content and select it in 'System Settings -> Colors' as default color scheme.

Btw, Quassel IRC tooltip behavior is correct now, because of update.

Greetings

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#3 2015-12-30 16:00:31

Götz
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Registered: 2009-02-16
Posts: 23

Re: Tooltip text missing or unreadable on KDE 5 Plasma

I have almost the same issue (at the time of writing Plasma 5.5.2, KF 5.17, GTK+ 3.18.6) with the tooltips, but without solution.

But some of them are ok, like the one for Dolphin, black/dark background and white text. But and PyQt4 app, has white background and black text (PyQt5 is working). In GIMP the tooltips are white text on a similar white background.

I'm using the default Breeze color scheme, which has tooltips with white text on black dark background.

Edit: There is a bug report https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=355540

Last edited by Götz (2015-12-30 16:29:12)


What I hear, I forget. What I say, I remember. What I do, I understand.  –Tao Te Ching/Laozi

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#4 2015-12-31 13:25:21

midixinga
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Registered: 2014-01-18
Posts: 178

Re: Tooltip text missing or unreadable on KDE 5 Plasma

workaround (for me) for this bug:
Appearance -> Colors -> Options: Disable  "Apply colors to non-QT-applications"

Last edited by midixinga (2015-12-31 13:25:51)


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#5 2016-01-31 07:12:07

krgailey
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Registered: 2014-12-16
Posts: 1

Re: Tooltip text missing or unreadable on KDE 5 Plasma

midixinga wrote:

workaround (for me) for this bug:
Appearance -> Colors -> Options: Disable  "Apply colors to non-QT-applications"

Thanks your workaround works for me as well.

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