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FS#63714 - webkit2gtk 2.26 dark theme error

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ivo Dordic (redrum781) - Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 17:37 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Saturday, 22 February 2020, 16:15 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


I'm running cinnamon with dark themes. After upgrading webkit2gtk 2.24.4-1 to 2.26.0-1 I can no longer see HTML formatted messages preview in Evolution. When I select content from preview window I can see the content. I have tried various cinnamon dark themes and the problem seems to exist with each one of them, also tried generating dark themes with oomox. It works normal with light themes or text based messages, but not HTML formatted ones.
Downgrading webkit2gtk back to 2.24.4-1 resolves the issue.

Steps to reproduce: Upgrade wekit2gtk to 2.26.0-1 and use dark themes in Cinnamon (probably any gtk based DE with dark theme). Open up evolution and try to read HTML formatted messages in preview window.
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Closed by  freswa (frederik)
Saturday, 22 February 2020, 16:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing: 201817
Comment by Dean Wilson (deanrw) - Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 10:57 GMT
I can confirm that this happens with me on Gnome (gnome-shell 1:3.32.2+11+g1c6abf378-1) as well (evolution (3.32.4-1). I'm using the Adwaita-dark theme (included with gnome-theme-extras) but also happens with other dark themes I've tried as well. Downgrading webkit2gtk from 2.26.0-1 to 2.24.4-1 resolves it.
Comment by Luna Nieves (Aicaya) - Thursday, 12 September 2019, 13:35 GMT
Can also confirm outside of a Gnome environment (dwm) using both Midori (9.0-1) and surf (from upstream, but confirmed with Arch package 2.0-2). Bug is affecting websites that don't specify text color, usually those with black text on white (here's one: ).
Comment by Cedric Bellegarde (gnumdk) - Sunday, 15 September 2019, 11:07 GMT
There are changes in WebKitGTK 2.26 about black themes. So you need to report this upstream.

Improve rendering of form controls when GTK theme is dark.
Comment by Ivo Dordic (redrum781) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 08:11 GMT
I've made a bug report at using reports provided by me and others.