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robert-e
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text Select blackout in Abiword

Post by robert-e » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:22 pm

If I load a .doc into Abiword, and then Select any portion of that file, the text is completly blacked out. This does not happen in Pluma nor in Gedit, and also does not happen in Abiword distributed in Debian Squeeze. What can I do to get highlighting back to normal?

Using mint Mate. uname -r yields 3.2.0-27-generic

Any hints are appreciated.
Thanks,
Bob

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Re: text Select blackout in Abiword

Post by viking777 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:58 pm

Hi Bob, I am a Mint13 user and an Abiword user (though not a Mate user) and I cannot reproduce this behaviour at all. Text selection in .doc documents is entirely normal.

I wouldn't think it has anything to do with your chosen desktop, so in that case what version of Abiword are you running?

Mine is 2.9.2.

I am using exactly the same kernel as you also, though I would be surprised if the kernel makes a difference to anything abiword does.
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Lubuntu 13.10,Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint16 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).

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Re: text Select blackout in Abiword

Post by robert-e » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Thanks for the quick reply...actually, the blackout occurs with txt, and with richtext files as well. Abiword version is the same as yours. Nvidia 173 is the GPU, but that should not matter since gedit and pluma work correctly. This is a LM 12 with mate desktop, and is updated as of this morning. Not that this is such a big problem, but is a bit annoying. I use Abiword whenever Pluma or gedit does not work with some particular file type.

Again, thanks,
regards,
Bob

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Re: text Select blackout in Abiword

Post by robert-e » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:28 pm

I know this is an old thread (mine), but for what it is worth, apparently this is indeed a bug and is fixed in the next version of abiword:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=20620
Posted so that users will not waste time trying to fix this.
So when we get an update to 2.9.3, it will go away. Question is: when will this update hit Mint?

Regards,
Bob

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Re: text Select blackout in Abiword

Post by robert-e » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:43 pm

Further to this: I enabled the Quantel repo last night, and installed that version (still 2.9.2) and the bug is still there, even though it was reported as fixed in Quantel. I guess that means there is little hope that a fix will trickle down to Mint 13. :(

I post this so that those interested can save themselves the effort of getting the fix from Quantel. It appears the only way to get a fixed version is to compile it from source. Installing libreoffice is not an option for me (too much bloat; much to slow).

Regards,
Bob

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Re: text Select blackout in Abiword

Post by k357k9 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:35 pm

This problems still exists in Abiword 3.0.0 with LM 16. Is there a fix?

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