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[#306] "Invisible" Clock (black clock on black background), Nokia N800

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2007-01-30 19:40
Submitted By:
Michael Frase (n770-freak)
Assigned To:
Nobody (None)
"Invisible" Clock (black clock on black background), Nokia N800

Detailed description
The clock statusbar applet is nearly invisible (black on black)! The color of the clock should be adjustable!!!


Date: 2007-10-09 16:48
Sender: John Rudd

Why not have a control panel for the clock (the way there's an
"extras" control panel for statusbar graph), and in
that control panel, let the _user_ select the text color?
Date: 2007-08-30 15:11
Sender: Marius Gedminas is an
updated version of the patch that makes switching from dark to
light themes (and vice versa) easier: tap on the clock and it
autodetects the theme colour and redraws itself immediatelly.
Date: 2007-04-20 16:10
Sender: Andrew Bilsbury

Will there be a new version to allow a user to select a text
Date: 2007-02-25 15:44
Sender: Marius Gedminas

Fixed patch:
Date: 2007-02-25 15:32
Sender: Marius Gedminas

My patch has a bug: it assumes the string returned by gdk_property_get
is null-terminated, which is not necessarily true.
Date: 2007-02-17 14:03
Sender: Marius Gedminas

A slightly better patch is at
Date: 2007-02-17 13:44
Sender: Marius Gedminas

I have a patch that fixes this (by autodetecting the statusbar
colour in a rather hacky way).

I see no way to attach the patch to this bug report.  You can
find it here:

Precompiled packages are in my Bora repository (
bora user)
Date: 2007-02-02 14:30
Sender: Michael Frase

You have to activate the statusbar applet in your
"navigation" tool!

german layout:
System -> Steuerung -> Navigation -> Statusleiste ->

english layout:
Tools -> Control panel -> Navigation -> Status bar ->

And if you are using the standard black theme you will also have
to use the analog clock!

hth Michael
Date: 2007-02-02 14:05
Sender: stefan englhardt

I cant see it anyway, just installed it with programmanager but
there’s no clock. have i missed some installation step ?
Date: 2007-01-31 00:27
Sender: Simon Budig

Yeah, I am aware of the problem. The problem is, that the Gtk-Theme
does not contain sensible text colors for text on the statusbar.

As a workaround I right now can only recommend to switch the
clock-application to analog mode, this gets picked up by the
clock applet - and the analog clock is visible.

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Field Old Value Date By
ResolutionAccepted As Bug2007-01-31 00:30simon
close_date1970-01-01 00:002007-01-31 00:30simon
summary"Invisible" Clock (black clock on black background), Nokia N8002007-01-31 00:30simon
SeverityNone2007-01-31 00:27simon
ResolutionNone2007-01-31 00:27simon
close_date1970-01-01 00:002007-01-31 00:27simon
summary"Invisible" Clock (black clock on black background), Nokia N8002007-01-31 00:27simon

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