Thunderbird's theme is not properly using the theme's gtkrc

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
9 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: sidnioulz, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090910 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird version 2.0.0.23 (20090817)

Thunderbird 2.0
Xubuntu 9.10 Beta

I'm using a theme with dark menus, and this theme demonstrates that several widgets in Thunderbird are not themed properly (either they don't use the good gtk widget's theme or they don't respect the gtkrc's colors).

The screenshot here demonstrates the 4 issues: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/32940044/Capture-6.png

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install thunderbird 2.0 in your favourite linux distibution (by default in Xubuntu).
2. Use a theme with a dark menu (Albatross will work for that purpose, installed by default in Xubuntu 9.10 - any other dark theme has this problem, dust burnt for instance)
Actual Results:  
Open the preferences dialog and notice that in some tabs (for instance the display one), the background color if captions in groupboxes is dark. It uses the bg[NORMAL] colour of GtkMenu instead of using the one of GtkLabel.

Open any menu and notice that the menu separators are not themed at all, and that insensitive menu entries don't use the fg[INSENSITIVE] colour of GtkMenu or GtkMenuItem (it's possible that colours for the other states - NORMAL, ACTIVE, PRELIGHT, SELECTED - are not fetched properly either).

Notice the GtkTreeViewColumns (Subject, Sender, Date, etc.) are not themed at all

Expected Results:  
I expect the treeview columns to be themed, the menu to use the theme's colours properly, and the captions in the preferences dialog to be drawn with normal label colours.

This happens with the default Thunderbird theme, with the version uploaded in Ubuntu Jaunty AND Karmic, on several machines, with no plugins or hacked files or whatever, with pretty much every theme with dark menus.
Andrea is this fixed in 3.0 ?
The only thing I seem to be able to reproduce using the Albatross theme on Thunderbird 3.0 (from todays trunk) here is that inactive menu items looks the same as those that are active, and I see the same thing in Firefox, so it might be a xul-bug.
Could you try a daily build of Thunderbird 3 from Mozilla Team PPA [1] and see if you get similar results?

https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa
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Comment 3

9 years ago
Hello,

I indeed am ashamed to admit I forgot checking Thunderbird 3. As you mentioned, the preferences dialog issue doesn't happen there. Yet, I reported the bug against TB2 since it's the latest stable release so far. I'd of course understand that "bug" to never be fixed in TB2 considering the likely complexity it involves and the remaining lifespan of TB2.
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> Hello,
> 
> I indeed am ashamed to admit I forgot checking Thunderbird 3. As you mentioned,
> the preferences dialog issue doesn't happen there. Yet, I reported the bug
> against TB2 since it's the latest stable release so far. I'd of course
> understand that "bug" to never be fixed in TB2 considering the likely
> complexity it involves and the remaining lifespan of TB2.

Good I don't need to explain this :-)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Version: unspecified → 2.0
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