Backgrounds Are Always Transparent When Disallowing Page Colors




11 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: user2037, Unassigned)


2.0 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30])



11 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/

When "Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above" is unchecked any elements with a background color become transparent instead of using the user's choice of background color. This makes viewing such elements difficult.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disable "Allow pages to choose their own colors..."
2. View a page with elements that have a styled background which overlap other elements
Actual Results:  
Background is transparent

Expected Results:  
Background is filled with user's preferred background color

This issue occurs on Ubuntu, Wine, and with or without the "Use system colors" option checked.

Comment 1

11 years ago
I have this problem too, using Firefox (I'm sure it affects every version). I believe this is what's happening:

With the normal colorization activated, the CSS style property background-color is read and the div thereby becomes filled. If the property is unset, the div has no background, so anything behind it is visible.

With this option unchecked, the property is entirely ignored. So, the default takes precedence, and things behind are invisible.

Ideally, it should parse the property, and only ignore the specific color selection, perhaps just replacing it internally with the user-selected background color. That should have the desired result.

I use this option all the time just to make the world a bit more consistent, but I occasionally have to turn it off to use obnoxious dHTML menus. This is the only problem I know of with this option, so fixing it would make things quite perfect :)

Comment 2

11 years ago
Erm, tpyo:

"With this option unchecked, the property is entirely ignored. So, the default takes precedence, and things behind are VISIBLE."
This bug was originally reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.6 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30]
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.8 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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