[Solved] Tooltip colours impossible to read

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[Solved] Tooltip colours impossible to read

Postby kingfisher » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:37 pm

Hello. This issue arose after I installed 4.1.6. Previously, when I hovered the mouse over a hyperlink (in cell to which a cell style applies) the tip was quite readable. Now it is in a white font over a light blue background as shown by this snapshot. The snapshot enlarges what is seen and the tip text is readable here. The colours are the issue.

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Is there some way to change the colours? I find nothing in Tools > Options > OO > View, Appearance or Accessibility.

There is no button, the cell has a cell style featuring a grey background, an outline and a shadow.

EDIT : It seems I wrongly blamed 4.1.6 for the change. See post after next; a change in the GTK2 theme was responsible.

EDIT : The problem applied to all tooltips and was an effect of the KDE colour scheme.
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Re: Hyperlink tip colours impossible to read

Postby FJCC » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:28 am

The tip I get has black text on a yellow background, similar to a note inserted with Insert -> Comment. Can you post a document?
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Re: Hyperlink tip colours impossible to read

Postby kingfisher » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:24 am

Thanks, FJCC. It transpires that it is an effect of the GTK2 theme I use. Changing to the Adwaita theme fixed the issue in another GTK application (which alerted me to the possible cause) but not in OpenOffice. The themes BlueMenta and Menta give me a tip with white on a black background in Calc. Another aspect of the former is more appealing so I have settled on that.
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Re: [Solved] Tooltip colours impossible to read

Postby kingfisher » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:09 am

It transpires that the issue applied to all tooltips and changing the Gtk2 theme was not the best solution. This is a KDE system and there is a system setting to apply colours to "non-QT applications." That setting has to be disabled.
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