[solved] Virtual Box VM list - text contrast

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[solved] Virtual Box VM list - text contrast

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Guys.. do you have this issue on your VB GUI? I have a hard time reading the text on the VMs list if i am using my small 14 inch laptop monitor.
Anyway to fix it? i have tried switching to alternate theme options on my mint 20.3 Cinnamon setup without luck. And i do not see any theming options within VB.
Virtual Box 6.1.38

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20.3 Una 
  base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5917 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: modesetting 
  unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.6 
  direct render: Yes 

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Re: Virtual Box VM list - text contrast

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I think that it might be picking up themes from Mint..
Here is mine..
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Re: Virtual Box VM list - text contrast

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Open Users & Groups and create a new account for testing. Reboot and log into the new account. How does it appear there?
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Re: Virtual Box VM list - text contrast

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Yes i see.. I am using a dark theme. I tried switching to several other dark ones and i have the same issue.
If i switch to a light theme and launch VB, then i switch back to a dark theme, VB actually shows me dark text as it should, but once i close and re-open the program, the text is back to that unreadable light gray as my first screenshot. My other programs do not have this issue, so i guess is a bug in VB when using dark themes.
If anyone knows any .conf file i can tweak for VB please let me know. thank you
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Re: Virtual Box VM list - text contrast

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Cosmo. wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:23 am
Open Users & Groups and create a new account for testing. Reboot and log into the new account. How does it appear there?
Just tested on a VM with Vanessa and new fresh VB install. Then switched the "control" part of Mint themes to a dark one.. same problem

I see VB uses QT.. i remember tweaking some things in a QT panel when i had my nVidia chip giving me hell on my previous laptop. I do not see that panel on the mint settings now.. where was it?
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Using dark themes in VB is a known issue, which will not get solved in the VB 6.1 branch: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/18258 ... num_hist=7

Perhaps this helps: viewtopic.php?t=283835
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Re: Virtual Box VM list - text contrast

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Cosmo. wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:50 am
Using dark themes in VB is a known issue, which will not get solved in the VB 6.1 branch: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/18258 ... num_hist=7

Perhaps this helps: viewtopic.php?t=283835
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pizzadude wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:11 pm
VirtualBox 6.0 doesn't like dark themes, so text is light grey on white, making it unreadable. To fix this without butchering our other Qt5 applications theme, create a file in /usr/local/bin/ call it "VirtualBox" without quotations, and put this inside:

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QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE=fusion /usr/bin/VirtualBox
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sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/VirtualBox
All done!
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