This is a comparatively minor problem, but I've found it particularly annoying. I just reinstalled Ubuntu 10.04, and I've noticed that some dialogs in VLC are difficult to read because they display white text on a white background. This is the case for the codec information screen and every other line in the playlist (alternate lines display white on light grey, which I can read).
It's possible to read the lines by clicking to highlight them, in which case they're white against the highlight color, but this winds up taking a lot more time as I hit an arrow key repeatedly, read one line, determine it's not the one I'm looking for, and move on to the next line. I'd really prefer that text in dialogs displayes in black.
I've tried changing the theme in the System > Preferences > Appearance applet, but it doesn't seem to make a difference in VLC, and no other applications have this problem. The same problem also occurs whether I'm using GNOME or Xfce. I've tried searching these forums and Google, but nothing useful has popped up.
Currently running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ250E laptop (but this problem also popped up in the past on my old HP notebook, too). Any help is much appreciated.