Closed Bug 53618 Opened 19 years ago Closed 19 years ago

Mac, linux: Default window background color should be white

Categories

(Core :: Editor, defect, P3)

PowerPC
Mac System 8.5
defect

Tracking

()

VERIFIED INVALID
mozilla1.0

People

(Reporter: german, Assigned: Brade)

Details

(Keywords: platform-parity, Whiteboard: [nsbeta3-][rtm-])

On both Mac and Linux we expect the compose window background color to be white
(white = paper, white =editable) rather than the dull gray it is now.
Right now it does not look like this is an editible area, and most users will
expect a new document to be white by default.
FYI, Windows works OK as it takes the system setting for a window background as
the default color.
Keywords: nsbeta3, pp, rtm
keywording this nsbeta3 and rtm to go on the radar :-)
There is a pref in the Color Pref panel for this.  The default is gray and should 
be white.  This should just be a change to all.js or something similar.
Summary: [pp] pp Mac and linux: Default Compose Wd Backg. color should be white → [pp] pp Mac and linux: Default window background color should be white
Changing component to Preferences, and sending to owner.
Assignee: hangas → matt
Component: Editor → Preferences
QA Contact: sujay → sairuh
Taking off the beta 3 radar.  Will consider for RTM.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta3-]
nav triage team:
rtm-, M Future, will fix later.
Whiteboard: [nsbeta3-] → [nsbeta3-][rtm-]
Target Milestone: --- → Future
This is a composer bug
Assignee: matt → brade
Summary: [pp] pp Mac and linux: Default window background color should be white → [pp] pp Mac and linux: Default window background color in composer should be white
QA Contact: sairuh → sujay
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: [pp] pp Mac and linux: Default window background color in composer should be white → [pp] Mac and linux: Default window background color in composer should be white
I'm guessing that the only reason windows isn't broken is because this was tested 
with the "use windows colors" checkbox set.
Component: Preferences → Editor
Summary: [pp] Mac and linux: Default window background color in composer should be white → Mac, linux: Default window background color should be white
Target Milestone: Future → mozilla0.9
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9 → mozilla1.0
The default background color in Composer is the system background color if the 
Use OS Colors checkbox is checked in the Preferences.  Most Windows systems 
default to white so it appears as white in Composer.  If you change the OS 
setting, it will also change in Composer.  On Mac, the default background color 
is currently hard-coded to gray, so you'll get gray in Composer.

I believe that Linux has an OS setting for background color (which happens to be 
gray).

Composer is working as expected (as are the preferences).  Resolving this bug as 
invalid.

p.s.  Please note that there *are* other bugs for changing the hard-coded value 
on Mac as well as the bug where "white" appears behind the text on Linux and Mac.  
Please don't reopen this bug for those issues.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
verified in 3/20 build.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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