Open Bug 1064164 Opened 5 years ago Updated Last year

Websites not rendered in High Contrast Mode when High Contrast Theme is selected under Linux

Categories

(Core :: Widget: Gtk, defect, P3)

x86_64
Linux
defect

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REOPENED

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(Reporter: wille, Unassigned)

Details

(Whiteboard: tpi:+)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/24.0
Build ID: 20140825140210

Steps to reproduce:

Open Firefox Linux when High Contrast Theme under XFCE is active.


Actual results:

Firefox UI is drawn in High Contrast, Website is rendered normal.


Expected results:

Website should be rendered in High Contrast Mode (black background, white foreground)
OS: Windows 7 → Linux
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 239914
David, I was emailed that you'd asked for a new bug, so I'm unduping... can you clarify? :-)
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(dbolter)
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
(In reply to :Gijs Kruitbosch from comment #2)
> David, I was emailed that you'd asked for a new bug, so I'm unduping... can
> you clarify? :-)

Yes correct I asked for a bug to be filed so that we could get the details in one place. I'm trying to get out of the middle in email, where I can. I see it appears bug 239914 is stalled and is suffering from too many comments. Do we have a clear way forward there? Is it suitable to be a mentored bug?
Flags: needinfo?(dbolter)
(In reply to David Bolter [:davidb] from comment #3)
> (In reply to :Gijs Kruitbosch from comment #2)
> > David, I was emailed that you'd asked for a new bug, so I'm unduping... can
> > you clarify? :-)
> 
> Yes correct I asked for a bug to be filed so that we could get the details
> in one place. I'm trying to get out of the middle in email, where I can. I
> see it appears bug 239914 is stalled and is suffering from too many
> comments. Do we have a clear way forward there? Is it suitable to be a
> mentored bug?

It'd need someone who knows GTK/widget to mentor it. I am definitely not that person, even if I can say at a general level that bug 239914 comment #32 / bug 239914 comment #35 have some hints about where to look for the solution.
Component: Untriaged → Widget: Gtk
Product: Firefox → Core
Version: 24 Branch → Trunk
If I may add a suggestion: It is a very good and very convenient feature, that the browser autodetects the users theme settings, but why not give him the choice? If not a button or checkbox somewhere at least a about:config option to turn high contrast on. So if autodetection breaks for what reasons ever, there is at least still the possibility to use it. Right now the user depends on autodetection.
(In reply to wille from comment #5)
> If I may add a suggestion: It is a very good and very convenient feature,
> that the browser autodetects the users theme settings, but why not give him
> the choice? If not a button or checkbox somewhere at least a about:config
> option to turn high contrast on. So if autodetection breaks for what reasons
> ever, there is at least still the possibility to use it. Right now the user
> depends on autodetection.

This is already possible by using Preferences > Content > Colors, and then unticking "Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above".

The only difference is that in high contrast themes on windows, ticking this box (to see web authors' content again) has no effect.
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: tpi:+
Moving to p3 because no activity for at least 1 year(s).
See https://github.com/mozilla/bug-handling/blob/master/policy/triage-bugzilla.md#how-do-you-triage for more information
Priority: P2 → P3
Moving to p3 because no activity for at least 1 year(s).
See https://github.com/mozilla/bug-handling/blob/master/policy/triage-bugzilla.md#how-do-you-triage for more information
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