Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#26247 new defect

On some chrome pages (about:addons) are tooltips just a black bar on Linux

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ff60-esr, tbb-8.0-issues, tbb-regression
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Testing the ESR 60 nightlies it turns out that tooltips on some chrome pages are not visible. Rather, just a black bar is shown. This can be reproduced on about:addons when hovering over "Extensions", "Themes", or "Plugins".

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comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by joebt

Absolutely, GK! I've tried off & on ever since TBB started using Firefox Quantum. Sadly, I can't make it my full time job.
I have found a few things that may help others find a solution. Maybe a bug needs filing w/ Mozilla.

I used a custom GTK full theme (Cinnamon DE in Mint 18.1). It worked fine for Fx & TBB until TBB used the 1st Fx quantum version. Still works for Fx - now 63.x (not ESR). I'm not sure if the ESR version is the problem, or some mods that have to be done for TBB.

I can switch to most themes included w/ the Mint distro, and instantly the dark on dark tooltip issue is solved. Except the Adwaita theme - still has the dark tooltips, but it's written differently than the other Mint-X & Mint-Y themes. The Mint-x lighter or dark themes work for the tooltips, so it's not *just* a matter of theme color.

I also found that if I copy a theme that doesn't have tooltip issues from /usr/share/themes, to ~/.themes and the only change is renaming it like "Mint-X-Aqua-1", or else the copied version still with the same name won't show in the theme selection UI. That should have nothing to do with how TBB handles tooltips. But it does. Once copied to home dir, where copies of all the gtk2 theming engines also are, for some reason the dark on dark tooltips start immediately. Yes, I verified that the directories of original theme in /usr were identical to ones I copied to ~/home.

No amount of changes to the theme code for tooltips stops the issue, but those changes do affect regular Fx 57 - 63 as expected. Buried somewhere in TBB is something blocking the theme code, once copied to my home dir, but the theme copies in /home don't bother regular Fx Quantum.

I went into the themes in TBB's omni.ja to see if I could stumble onto anything odd. Nothing yet.
I haven't had success w/ code in userChrome.css to try & force TBB to use that - adding -moz-appearance: none !important;, and putting "!important" after all colors - but no luck.

Someone said there was a post on Ubuntu forums that using an Agent Sheet might work & they listed a slew of tooltip identifiers.
Haven't tried it, but if it works that doesn't tell what the problem is, just puts a band-aide on it.

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-8.0-issues tbb-regression added
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