Bug #72462 Bad usability in KDE using dark themes
Submitted: 25 Apr 2014 23:08 Modified: 26 Apr 2014 1:14
Reporter: Plínio César Plínio Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.1.4 OS:Linux (Kubuntu 14.04 LTS)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: WBBugReporter
Triage: Needs Triage: D4 (Minor)

[25 Apr 2014 23:08] Plínio César Plínio
Description:
I'm using Kubuntu Trusty Tahr (amd64) with KDE 4.13

When using a dark color scheme, the Workbench is themed partialy.

My dark scheme consists of:
* Application Appearance > Style > Widget Style: Oxygen
* Application Appearance > Colors > Scheme: Obsidian Coast
* Application Appearance > GTK > GTK2 Theme: oxygen-gtk
* Application Appearance > GTK > GTK3 Theme: oxygen-gtk

The issues I found are:
  * On the connection tab, the left side menu have a fixed black font on a dark background.
  * On the model tab, the accordion tabs have a fixed white background but the font is white (using the theme color) so it becomes unreadable.
  * On the model tab, the accordion titles have a grey background but the font is white (using the theme color) so it becomes unreadable.

Thanks in advance

Plinio

How to repeat:
Using KDE, set the color scheme to a dark colored one (like obsidian-coast) and set the GTK2 Theme to oxygen-gtk, qtcurve or raleigh. Then open MySQL Workbench.

Example:
System Settings > Application Appearance > Colors > Scheme: Obsidian Coast
System Settings > Application Appearance > GTK > GTK2 Theme: oxygen-gtk

Suggested fix:
The problems seems to be due to a different approach of defining colors on the Workbench code.
Verifying the difference between parts that are working ok and parts that are rendered wrong could lead to a fix.
[25 Apr 2014 23:09] Plínio César Plínio
Connection tab

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[25 Apr 2014 23:10] Plínio César Plínio
Model tab

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[26 Apr 2014 1:14] Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report.
[10 Sep 2015 14:48] Julian Moreno
I use Windows 7 and I would like MySQL Workbench in dark theme.
[8 Feb 2018 23:36] Marcelo Ruiz
Still an issue on WB 6.3.10 on Ubuntu with Gnome Shell