foreground background colors

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Thunderbird
Preferences
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
10 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: steve ambler, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-02-19])

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
Build Identifier: 2.0.0.4 (20070604)

it is possible to select user preferred colour set that makes some item text unreadable.

There is a basic flaw in colour setting. There are only two correct strategies:
1) Always set both a foreground and backgound colour explicitly.
This however is not very "nice" or kind to the user, but sometimes necessary.
2) use an associated pair of user preferences.

Problems generally arise if you pick up a user preference for a foreground and then hard code a backgound, thus mixing (1) and (2). A specific example is described below.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.In user display preferences set window forground to "white" and background to "black"
2. Start thunderbird.
3. Look at the toolbar. Only the text "back" "Forwards" is visible, presumeably because this is hard coded to black.
4. Go to Tools->Options->Display
Its very hard to read. Thr text is in the user colout "white", while the background is hard-coded to "nearly-white".
Actual Results:  
Unreadable displays.

Expected Results:  
Readable displays.

Obviously the "bug" does not occur with the default "theme".

As an aside there is a subtle legal problem associated with the problem described.  In the EU, an employee could refuse to use software that did not correctly display in their preferred colours. This is because insisting on a particular colour set (e.g. the default theme) constitutes discrimination against the visually impaired.

Updated

9 years ago
Component: General → Preferences
QA Contact: general → preferences
(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.4)
> Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
> Build Identifier: 2.0.0.4 (20070604)
> Obviously the "bug" does not occur with the default "theme".
Steve you mean that this issue is related to a non default theme?
If you use default theme you don't have any problem?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-02-19]
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE due to lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond with your reasons why.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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