selection disappear

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Sep 16 07:55:16 UTC 2011

On 16 September 2011 08:11, user1 <bqz69 at> wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:23:01 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 15 August 2011 18:00, user1 <bqz69 at> wrote:
>>> I am using ubuntu maverick 10.10.
>>> When I make a selection using the mouse og keyboard in e.g. leafpad,
>>> notes and pan the selection disappear immediately.
>> I think there is some confusion as to exactly what you mean.  Do you
>> mean that after selecting an area using the mouse or keyboard then that
>> selection is immediately deleted or do you just mean you cannot see it
>> and if you remove the selection it becomes visible again?  If it is
>> deleted then does this only happen in leafpad notes or does it happen in
>> other applications such as gedit?
> When I select some text with the left mouse cursor, the selected text
> becomes blue, when I then remove the cursor, the blue color immediately
> disappear, and the text stays

You still have not been entirely clear as to what is happening.
What colour is the background before you highlight it?
What colour is the text before you highlight it?
Am I right in thinking that they both turn blue when you select it so
that the text is not visilble?

The text, background and selected colours for the system are
determined by the theme set in System > Appearance.  Try selecting a
different theme there.  For a particular theme it is possible to
change the colours by clicking Customise on the Theme tab.  If it is
only Firefox that has the problem then have a look in Edit >
Preferences > Content > Colours.  Perhaps you have set the text colour
to the same as the highlight colour for the system.

> I just tried gedit, selection blue color also disappear here?

Sorry, I do not understand that sentence.


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