Bug #23986 Text of data and index length invisible; if Windows background is black
Submitted: 5 Nov 2006 11:29 Modified: 7 Nov 2006 13:51
Reporter: Egal Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Administrator Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.2.5 rc OS: Windows Xp SP2
Assigned to: Mike Lischke CPU Architecture:Any

[5 Nov 2006 11:29] Egal
MySQL Administrator does not use the Windows background colour for the "data length" and "index length" column graphics in the "Schema Tables" tab of the Catalogs view but does use the Windows foreground colour. This means that if Windows is configured
for white text on a black background ("Reverse-Video") then the data length is not
visible. The rest of the information in the same row is displayed correctly as white on black.

Similar cause and solution to Bug #8091

How to repeat:
Change the windows XP display appearance settings so that the Window foreground
is white and the background is black (advanced button in the appearance tab in
the Display control panel).

Connect to MySQL using MySQL Administrator.
Click on Catalogs.
Select a database schema.
Click on the Schema Tables tab (if not already displayed)
Inspect the data length and index length columns.

Suggested fix:
Use the Windows background color for the two columns, just as is
already done for most other text.

Similar solution to Bug #8091

All GUIs should be checked on a reverse-video system before GA
[5 Nov 2006 11:34] Egal
Screenshot of MySQL Administrator index and data length columns

Attachment: MySQL-Administrator-Bug-23986.png (image/png, text), 73.40 KiB.

[7 Nov 2006 13:51] Mike Lischke
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the next release.

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