Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#3836 closed defect (fixed)

Palette Icon: drawn with grey background

Reported by: erikos Owned by: erikos
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone:
Component: Sugar Version: 0.97.x
Severity: Major Keywords: shell-port 13.1.0
Cc: Distribution/OS: Fedora
Bug Status: New


There is a GtkEventBox around the icon at the upper left in the Palette.

This gets the default background color with the latest changes in GTK+ 3 (css style theme).

This should work (though I wonder if this Eventbox is needed actually):

diff --git a/gtk3/theme/gtk-widgets.css.em b/gtk3/theme/gtk-widgets.css.em
index 96aa3fa..6bd634e 100644
--- a/gtk3/theme/gtk-widgets.css.em
+++ b/gtk3/theme/gtk-widgets.css.em
@@ -557,6 +557,11 @@ SugarPaletteWindowWidget GtkScrolledWindow * {
     background-color: @black;
+SugarPaletteWindowWidget GtkEventBox {
+    background-color: transparent;
 /* Scales */
 GtkScale {

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by dsd

  • Keywords 13.1.0 added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by manuq

Does this still happen if you apply the globals removal patch?

By the way I'm checking if is better to remove the Gtk.EventBox.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by manuq

The globals removal patch will remove the grey background square. However we still have a greyish icon. This is because in palette get_menu() we mark the menuitem as insensitive, if that line is removed we get the bright icon again:

--- a/src/sugar3/graphics/
+++ b/src/sugar3/graphics/
@@ -384,7 +384,6 @@ class Palette(PaletteWindow):
             # Mark the menuitem as insensitive so that it appears as an
             # informational element, rather than a clickable item in the menu.
             # TODO: see if we can do this better in GTK.
-            self._label_menuitem.set_sensitive(False)

Then at the icon, the _IconBuffer method _get_insensitive_pixbuf() is returning the greyed out graphic.

If that menuitem is set insensitive because of styling, then if possible the insensitive should be removed and this should be done in the theme. I was trying to do it (without success yet):

SugarPaletteMenuWidget .menuitem:prelight:first-child {
    background-color: transparent;

Or an easier fix is add a custom gtype_name to style it.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by manuq

We can change the background color of the menuitem instead of setting it insensitive. This does work:

-            self._label_menuitem.set_sensitive(False)
+            self._label_menuitem.modify_bg(Gtk.StateType.NORMAL,
+                                           style.COLOR_BLACK.get_gdk_color())

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by manuq

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed, at the same time with #3879 .

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Component changed from sugar-toolkit-gtk3 to Sugar

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone 0.98 deleted

Milestone 0.98 deleted

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