listbox control text invisible (white text on white background)

Assigned to



16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: vgendler, Assigned: tim)



Windows NT
Bug Flags:
blocking1.3 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)





16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

See steps to reproduce

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to the
2. Select anything in the Dropdown list (top-left)

Actual Results:  
Nothing selected

Expected Results:  
The selected item should appear in the box.
worksforme on linux.... sounds like more trouble with the native theming on windows.

Comment 2

16 years ago
yeah..  We only turn off theming for textboxes and buttons.  Maybe we should
expand it to selects, listboxes, checkboxes and radio buttons?
Ever confirmed: true


16 years ago
Severity: normal → blocker

Comment 3

16 years ago
It is very strange. Just checked in Mozila 1.3 RC (downloaded it using ASA's link)
but this bug is still here. It is not even among critical for 1.3.
Obviously it will render many Web sites unusable!

Comment 4

16 years ago
I can't see that this will affect many sites - the dropdown works ok. the
problem is just that it's styled to have white text and a transparent
background. Mozilla does the white text, but the "transparent" background shows
white as well, rather than black like the page body - so you have white on white.

are there many major sites that use CSS on form controls?  this certainly
doesn't deserve "blocker" severity. if you think it should block 1.3, you're
supposed to set the "blocking1.3" flag to the "?" setting.
Severity: blocker → normal

Comment 5

16 years ago
I do not know haw many sites have this problem (how to count them?)
but I think one is enough to show the problem.

There is another bug 95287(
which has different problem with the dropdown.
Flags: blocking1.3?


16 years ago
Flags: blocking1.3? → blocking1.3-
So does anyone actually own this bloody native theming mess?  If so, could that
individual take this bug?  ;)

Comment 7

16 years ago
WFM, mozilla1.3 2003030905 build on WindowsME.

Vladimir: do you have a clean build (into a new empty \ directory)?

Comment 8

16 years ago
forgot to mention in previous comment, although I thought it was implied, I see
this bug 1.3beta on win2k, and whatever nightly I was using when I made the
previous comment (20030304 I think).

reassigning to a component... no clue about who the owner should be.
Assignee: asa → form
Component: Browser-General → Layout: Form Controls
QA Contact: asa → desale
Summary: Dropdown list does not work → Dropdown control text invisible (white text on white background)

Comment 9

16 years ago
this bug is tim's. however, it isn't critical so he'll get to it on his own
schedule. if someone cares about the problem they are welcome to offer to help
fix it, people on #mozilla will provide pointers to such a person.
Assignee: form → tim
Keywords: helpwanted
Summary: Dropdown control text invisible (white text on white background) → listbox control text invisible (white text on white background)

Comment 10

16 years ago
Comment #7

1. Yes, I had a clean build. I always delete the old directory.
2. The latest buid of 1.3 Mozilla for Windows I found was 2003021008.
3. The problem exists for NT 4.0 SP 6a and W2000 SP 3.
QA Contact: desale → layout.form-controls
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