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Old 02-06-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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Chromium 55.0: Selected text is white on near-white


Chromium worked as expected for me when running various distros, most recently openSUSE 42.1. Today I formatted root and did a fresh install of openSUSE 42.2. All works fine except that in Chromium (and no other application), selecting text causes it to appear as white on near-white. I've attached two screenshots illustrating the problem. not_selected.png shows a fragment of the linuxquestions.org's Post New Thread as it normally appears. selected.png shows the same fragment after I selected the word "Subject".

All other applications behave as expected. It's only Chromium, and it is reproducible on all pages, including the browser's internal pages such as chrome://help/. So to clarify, this is not dissatisfaction with a particular web page's styling but rather with the browser's default style.

What I've tried:

- Reviewed Chromium's settings in hope of finding a default text selection style that can be edited or changed. I can't find any.

- Did a web search of several terms such as "Chrome selected text white" and (because to a casual observer text on a white background would seem to disappear) "Chrome selected text disappears". Nothing relevant found.

At this point I am stumped. What might I look at to resolve this issue?
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:52 AM   #2
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I wonder if it's doing that because of your desktop color theme and not Chromium settings. Which Destkop environment are you on?
 
Old 02-07-2017, 04:19 PM   #3
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I wonder if it's doing that because of your desktop color theme
this.
it should be possible to override that with some custom css applied to all pages.
i know firefox has this, in <profile folder>/chrome/custom.css or similar.

i'm too lazy to search a complete solution, but it should give you something to start with.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 07:11 PM   #4
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I'd bet it's a theme problem.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 07:24 PM   #5
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theme setting in your desktop what they have to be I do not know. I've ran into this problem before. trying different themes should help
 
Old 02-07-2017, 08:00 PM   #6
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I'm sorry; I should have mentioned that I'm using Xfce 4.12. In the Xfce Settings Manager I've experimented with the following settings:

- Appearance section. I had the default Adwaita style selected, but all other available styles have the same behavior.
- Window Manager section. I had the default theme (unimaginatively named Default) selected, but all other available themes have the same behavior. If I'm not mistaken, this only affects the edges and title bars of windows in any case, not the contents.

I haven't changed the default settings in the Qt Configuration tool, as it's my understanding that Chromium doesn't use Qt.

I'm not clear how a window manager theme or style would affect only one application, and not the edges and title bars of it but the content of the window. But I defer to my betters.

Chromium has its own optional themes but as far as I can tell they're just different background images to look at when you open a new tab.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 08:05 PM   #7
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its the theme that is where I had this same problem in xfce4.

white on white can't see a thing
 
Old 02-07-2017, 08:10 PM   #8
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on a thought.

rename your xfce4 conf in your home dir.
log out than log back in again, let it create a new one then see how that fixes it.

you'll still have everything in your other config under a different name.

this way you can check your theme settings.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 08:24 PM   #9
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Solution: I installed Google's classic theme for Chrome/Chromium from:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hrome-ntp-icon

Contrary to my own previous statement, it turns out Chrome themes can be more than just a background image. So thank you all for putting me on the track of trying themes, even though the theme to change wasn't in the DE but in the browser.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 08:25 PM   #10
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Solution: I installed Google's classic theme for Chrome/Chromium from:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hrome-ntp-icon

Contrary to my own previous statement, it turns out Chrome themes can be more than just a background image. So thank you all for putting me on the track of trying themes, even though the theme to change wasn't in the DE but in the browser.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 08:35 PM   #11
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Solution: I installed Google's classic theme for Chrome/Chromium from:
even though the theme to change wasn't in the DE but in the browser.
yes and no, but good to have it fixed 4 sure... enjoy
 
  


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