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Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:56 pm
by MartianStorm
Hi,

After the last update to Firefox 33.0, the characters on the menu bar remain black, regardless of the theme selected. (Which is really annoying with a dark/black theme...)
It does not occur on Windows or other Linux distros, is it a Mint specific issue?

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:50 pm
by MartianStorm
Nobody knows the answer or nobody cares?

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:02 pm
by ScoorgeMcDuck
Finally someone else noticed this!

I am running LMDE and I have the same problem after updating to version 33.0, but my letters in the Firefox's menu bar are always white regardless the theme I use! I think that now the new version of Firefox uses menu bar text color according to system's color theme and it ignores Firefox's theme color for menu bar text for some reason. In my system I use "Darklooks" appearance theme which has white color for menu bars in the entire system... My guess is that Firefox33 uses system's color for its menu bar now - in my case it is white. So when I choose some light/bright theme in Firefox I cannot see menu bar text because the letters are white. So right now I have to choose some dark themes in my Firefox or to change my system's theme for some with black colored text for menu. This is annoying (((

Sorry for my bad English.

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:50 pm
by MartianStorm
It's not Firefox, it's a Mint issue, Mint comes with it's own version of Firefox, and I'd be glad if the person responsible for this poor choice would fix the issue ASAP.

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:50 am
by ScoorgeMcDuck
MartianStorm wrote:It's not Firefox, it's a Mint issue, Mint comes with it's own version of Firefox, and I'd be glad if the person responsible for this poor choice would fix the issue ASAP.
No it's not Mint's issue. I use Firefox version downloaded directly from Mozilla's site. This problem is taking place in both versions.

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:35 am
by MartianStorm
It doesn't take place on Windows, Debian or Chakra, I know it for a fact, so it's not a Firefox issue.

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:09 am
by ScoorgeMcDuck
MartianStorm wrote:It doesn't take place on Windows, Debian or Chakra, I know it for a fact, so it's not a Firefox issue.
There is no such problem in Windows - that's right.

But I just did this: I ran Linux Tails 1.2, I have installed Firefox33 from Mozilla site, I have installed dark theme and I have got black letters in menu on black background! So this problem is there on Tails and original Firefox33 also.

Here's a screenshot: Image

Update:

1. I just have found this report from a Fedora user about the same issue here: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthrea ... &p=1712928
2. There is also a discussion at the bugzilla here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1083668
3. And I just have tried Firefox Nightly build 36.0a1 - and there is NO issues with menu there!

So, I guess we just have to wait for any new updated version of FF, like 33.xx.xx or something...

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:33 pm
by leo.smith
fixed in 34+ but not sure about later versions of 33..

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:26 pm
by Habitual
MartianStorm wrote:It's not Firefox, it's a Mint issue, Mint comes with it's own version of Firefox, and I'd be glad if the person responsible for this poor choice would fix the issue ASAP.
Yeah, give me all your money, and wait right here.

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:48 pm
by ScoorgeMcDuck
leo.smith wrote:fixed in 34+ but not sure about later versions of 33..
Already updated to FF ver 33.1.1 and it's still not fixed. So waiting for 34...

Re: Firefox 33.0 Menu Bar Characters Always Black

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:12 pm
by ScoorgeMcDuck
Just applied new update to version 34 - the problem is no longer exists!