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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    The light menu coming from light-elements & dark menu from dark-elements is a change in ambiance that is intentional & for the most part is working as intended, there are a few areas where not quite right
    (mainly with gtk2 apps & some in window menus
    OK. That's really weird though. I don't like it, but then I suppose I can always change the theme. (And what do you mean by "light elements"?)
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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Well when you open a context menu from inside of nautilus then that's from a light-element, from the appmenu or app indicator that's a dark-element.
    Obviously this isn't a dynamic deal so all app windows fields would be treated as 'light'
    There are issues with some menus from inside apps that should be dark but aren't, synaptic is a clear example.

    When it comes to apps where one disables the global then it's 50 - 50. some use dark, some light.
    (I've found all the 'in window menus' here that dropdown light all use something from gtkrc where all those that dropdown dark are fully gtk3

    Also the right click on the window deco, which is dark, always produces a light menu, not a big deal I guess
    As does a systray icon in the unity panel
    Last edited by mc4man; March 15th, 2012 at 04:19 PM.

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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    I cannot, for the life of me, get any real cohesiveness in themes. I use the Ambience Theme, but I notice that some menus are dark with white fonts, and some are white with dark fonts, etc...

    For instance, my Firefox menus are dark grey with a white font. However, if I right click anywhere on the browser window, the menu is white with grey font. Also, if I click on the bookmark button (firefox toolbar) the menu is white. In Libre Office, my menus are white with black font. The classic menu is dark grey with white font.

    So, am I dong something wrong or is this a bug?
    The new light menus are intended. They changed the right non-unity menus to be light colored, because when they were dark, it caused visual bugs in some apps (the most noticeable example is firefox's awesomebar dropdown. It was ugly as hell in older versions of ambiance, and almost unreadable. Looks great in 12.04)

    I approve of all the theme changes in 12.04. Its a good combination of light and dark elements.
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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by screaminj3sus View Post
    The new light menus are intended. They changed the right non-unity menus to be light colored, because when they were dark, it caused visual bugs in some apps (the most noticeable example is firefox's awesomebar dropdown. It was ugly as hell in older versions of ambiance, and almost unreadable. Looks great in 12.04)

    I approve of all the theme changes in 12.04. Its a good combination of light and dark elements.
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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by jpeddicord View Post
    So this is considered a bug? Light menus (on right clicks and the like) when dash/panel/launcher menus are dark?

    So, why is the bug marked "invalid" while the importance is marked "high"?

    Edit: Added myself to the bug list.
    Last edited by VTPoet; March 18th, 2012 at 05:19 PM.
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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    Perhaps Libreoffice is holding on to its identity harder than Firefox. I think that this will happen to any program/application that keeps its application menus in a panel in the window and not let them be put in the screen top panel.
    Hello grahammechanical and all

    If you want LibreOffice global menu, then just install lo-menubar from software centre

    The 'look and feel' of OpenOffice/LibreOffice has always been a bit different to the Gnome desktop. I suspect this is because of the cross platform nature of the package, but I can't reference that at the moment.

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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    So this is considered a bug? Light menus (on right clicks and the like) when dash/panel/launcher menus are dark?

    So, why is the bug marked "invalid" while the importance is marked "high"?

    Edit: Added myself to the bug list.
    I'm gathering what still is a bug is that not all is following light from light, dark from dark

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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
    Hello grahammechanical and all

    If you want LibreOffice global menu, then just install lo-menubar from software centre

    The 'look and feel' of OpenOffice/LibreOffice has always been a bit different to the Gnome desktop. I suspect this is because of the cross platform nature of the package, but I can't reference that at the moment.
    Thanks for that hint!
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    Re: Menu Colors & Lack of General Cohesiveness

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    So this is considered a bug? Light menus (on right clicks and the like) when dash/panel/launcher menus are dark?

    So, why is the bug marked "invalid" while the importance is marked "high"?

    Edit: Added myself to the bug list.
    Apparently it's a bug in Unity, though I'm not sure how.

    I'm not entirely sure if some menus are supposed to be lighter, but some menus are still bugged out even in Radiance (the background is lighter on the context menus).

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