[Solved] Dialog boxes are hard to read on MacOS

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[Solved] Dialog boxes are hard to read on MacOS

Postby Kenos » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:25 pm

When I exit a page, my options to save or discard or whatever are subdued by a dark blue "fill". I can't see the text. How do I remove or change the fill in the boxes that say "save" or "discard" or "?".
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:29 pm

Try a different operating system theme.
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:44 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum. I will guess you are using MacOS. Fix your forum signature in User Control Panel → Profile → Edit Signature so it shows your operating system and the version of OpenOffice you are using.
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Kenos wrote:When I exit a page, my options to save or discard or whatever are subdued by a dark blue "fill". I can't see the text.
[Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q47/A47.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the title. You can select the green checkmark icon at the same time.
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby Doug Does » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:04 pm

I have the same problem?? Where is this control panel??
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:20 pm

"User Control Panel" link at top left of OpenOffice Window.
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby Doug Does » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:24 pm

Okay Got the control panel. Thanks. Now I just need to get rid of these dark blue buttons???
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:32 pm

As I suggested - try a different theme for your Mac.
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby Doug Does » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:39 pm

Not sure what you mean by Theme? In the system Preferences under General I can chose Light or Dark. Doesn't make any difference.
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:41 pm

This is a setting on the Mac, controlling its overall appearance. Not using a Mac I cannot direct you further.
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby Kenos » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:42 pm

Had no impact. I just want to change the dark blue boxes that seem to be a default controlled/set by AOO. Is there an AOO preference that changes this?
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby robleyd » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:32 am

MrProgrammer’s post above contains a suggestion to look at a solution in the Mac FAQ.
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby Kenos » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:26 pm

Problem solved. Thanks very much. :super:
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Re: Dialog boxes

Postby Doug Does » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:47 pm

Okay, Thanks. Not great but useable.
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