[Bug 1044788] Re: no contrast with Adwaita theme (as seen in the ubiquity)

Jeremy Bicha jeremy at bicha.net
Sat Sep 1 21:08:36 UTC 2012

Thanks, Dmitrijs for the pointers to the CSS properties. gnome-themes-
standard doesn't use any of them. As Adwaita is the standard GTK3 theme,
those can't be standard features. ;)

What I'd expect is for Ubiquity to do like gnome-control-center and use a top toolbar with the menubar style

System Settings looks a lot like Ubiquity with a dark top toolbar and a
light grey background for the main content area. And it shouldn't be too
hard to get white either (like is used in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel).
By the way, Adwaita uses a medium gray color for the menubar style, not
dark gray so don't assume that the text there should be white. I'm
attaching a screenshot of what System Settings looks like for Adwaita,
which is how I would expect Ubiquity to look like.

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  no contrast with Adwaita theme (as seen in the ubiquity)

Status in “gnome-themes-standard” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  While preparing the Ubuntu GNOME remix image, I noticed that the
  installer is barely usable with Adwaita.

  1. Install gnome-themes-standard
  2. Open System Settings>Appearance and set the theme to Adwaita
  3. Install ubiquity-frontend-gtk and ubiquity-ubuntu-artwork
  4. Run ubiquity

  This also affects the High Contrast theme when running ubiquity from
  installed Ubuntu; notably selecting High Contrast from a live CD
  doesn't really change the theme colors as expected but makes the text
  larger (and it's not possible to get the text back to normal but
  that's a different bug).

  From installed Ubuntu
  1. Open System Settings>Appearance and set the theme to HighContrast
  2. Install ubiquity-frontend-gtk and ubiquity-ubuntu-artwork
  3. Run ubiquity
  4. With HighContrast, it's even worse as there is white on white text and it's not even possible to select the text to see what the text says.

  I guess Ubiquity is using custom widgets/theming. Screenshots

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  Package: ubiquity 2.11.26
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sat Sep  1 14:09:48 2012
  InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120827)
  SourcePackage: ubiquity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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