[Solved] Toolbar Icon Tooltips Text and Background colors

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[Solved] Toolbar Icon Tooltips Text and Background colors

Postby sirknucklehead » Sun May 31, 2009 3:21 pm

I've just started using Linux Mint 6 and OpenOffice 2.4 so excuse me, in advance, if this is a dumb question. When using spreadsheet and I point to the standard toolbar icons, the popup explanation box background and text are nearly the same color - thus unreadable. I've tried everything I can think of (both in Mint and OpenOffice + forum searches) to change how these display, to no avail. I do not have this problem in other applications, only oo. Thanks for any help on the topic.

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Re: Toolbar Icon Tooltips Text and Background colors

Postby acknak » Sun May 31, 2009 7:05 pm

Greetings, and welcome to the forum!

I've never seen any colors for tooltips except black text on a yellow background, and I don't know of any setting within OOo to change the colors.

Are you running the OOo packaged by your distribution, or did you download it from OO.org?

OOo 2.4 is rather old at this point. You may want to look into getting a more recent version.
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Re: Toolbar Icon Tooltips Text and Background colors

Postby sirknucklehead » Sun May 31, 2009 8:46 pm

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, the tooltips are black on a black to dark gray. The application was packaged with Linux Mint 6. I guess I'll look into upgrading and see if that fixes it. That will probably present a whole new realm of problems! Thanks again.
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Re: Toolbar Icon Tooltips Text and Background colors

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun May 31, 2009 9:24 pm

Do you use a dark theme for your desktop? Else, try the official version from Sun: [Ubuntu] Installing OOo on Debian and Co.

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Re: Toolbar Icon Tooltips Text and Background colors

Postby sirknucklehead » Sun May 31, 2009 11:22 pm

Installing 3.1 fixed the problem. Thanks for your help.
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Re: [Solved] Toolbar Icon Tooltips Text and Background color

Postby amd64 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:49 pm

Okay, here is how I solved this in Kubuntu

systemsettings >> application appearance >> color

either select a different scheme (oxygen cold worked) or edit the color of the tooltip background.
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