VirtualBox

Ticket #18258 (new defect)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

VirtualBox does not respect dark themes

Reported by: OxOOCOFFEE Owned by:
Component: documentation Version: VirtualBox 6.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: X11 Host type: Linux

Description

I just installed fresh Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 with Virtual Box 6. After starting vbox I noticed all text in vbox and help is gray on white background witch is very hard to read for me. I am attaching my screen shots

Attachments

VBoxOnCinnamon19.png Download (104.1 KB) - added by OxOOCOFFEE 2 years ago.
VirtualBox 6 test on Cinnamon 19.1
Cinamon 19.1 Theme.png Download (25.8 KB) - added by OxOOCOFFEE 2 years ago.
Cinnamon 19.1 Theme
VBox6_Main_MouseOver.png Download (86.0 KB) - added by digifuzzy 2 years ago.
Main Window with mouse over settings toolbar button
VBox6_Settings.png Download (41.8 KB) - added by digifuzzy 2 years ago.
Settings Dialog display
2019-06-14_09-39.png Download (129.9 KB) - added by Ore 2 years ago.
Screenshot of the main UI with Gnome Dark Mode.
Screenshot at 2020-03-03 13-53-24.png Download (180.8 KB) - added by franksmcb 15 months ago.
Virtualbox 6.x and dark themes Ubuntu MATE
Screenshot at 2020-03-02 12-41-50.png Download (84.1 KB) - added by franksmcb 15 months ago.
Dark theme 20.04
VirtualBox-6.1.97-136310-Linux_amd64_on_Ubuntu_MATE_20.04.jpg Download (435.9 KB) - added by Jags 15 months ago.
Screenshot: VirtualBox-6.1.97-136310-Linux_amd64 on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 64bit
Vbox_2020-05-18.png Download (98.2 KB) - added by edwho 12 months ago.
Screen Capture of VirtualBox
Mate.png Download (55.3 KB) - added by gtrider 7 months ago.
Ubuntu Mate 20.04

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by OxOOCOFFEE

VirtualBox 6 test on Cinnamon 19.1

Changed 2 years ago by OxOOCOFFEE

Cinnamon 19.1 Theme

Changed 2 years ago by digifuzzy

Main Window with mouse over settings toolbar button

Changed 2 years ago by digifuzzy

Settings Dialog display

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by digifuzzy

As suggested from forum  post, adding more details and screenshots regarding this problem.

System: Artix Linux (Arch derivative).
Desktop: XFCE
Qt version: 5.12.0
VBox: 6.0.0r127442

qt5ct and qt5-styleplugins installed correctly. Variable QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME has been set. VLC and other qt5-based applications display normally with theme settings.

Screenshots added:

1) VBox6_Main_MouseOver - shows main virtualbox window with the mouse positioned over the settings toolbar button.
2) VBox6_Settings - shows the settings dialog presented

Last edited 2 years ago by digifuzzy (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by janitor

  • Summary changed from VirtualBox on Mint Cinnamon 19.1 to VirtualBox does not respect dark themes

Summary changed at socratis behest.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by socratis

Thank you janitor! ;)

Idea from #18301 a duplicate of this one...

Changed 2 years ago by Ore

Screenshot of the main UI with Gnome Dark Mode.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Ore

This also impacts Gnome's dark mode. Generally dark mode is much easier on the eyes but with virtualbox it makes the UI all but unusable!

comment:5 Changed 17 months ago by rokm

On Fedora, this issue is caused by incorrect QPalette::Mid color returned by the Adwaita-dark Qt theme. The issue has been fixed in the adwaita-qt git master:  https://github.com/FedoraQt/adwaita-qt/issues/128

Changed 15 months ago by franksmcb

Virtualbox 6.x and dark themes Ubuntu MATE

Changed 15 months ago by franksmcb

Dark theme 20.04

comment:6 Changed 15 months ago by franksmcb

This is occuring on VirtualBox 6.x releases using dark themes on Ubuntu MATE 18.04, 19.10, and 20.04.

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 15 months ago by franksmcb

Last edited 15 months ago by franksmcb (previous) (diff)

Changed 15 months ago by Jags

Screenshot: VirtualBox-6.1.97-136310-Linux_amd64 on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 64bit

comment:8 Changed 15 months ago by Jags

Added a screenshot for VirtualBox-6.1.97-136310-Linux_amd64 on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 64bit.

It still doesn't respect dark theme as of build 6.1.97-136310. Thanks.

comment:9 Changed 12 months ago by OxOOCOFFEE

Not the best solution but better then default colors Tested on Ubuntu Mate 20.04

$ VirtualBox -style Fusion %U

Changed 12 months ago by edwho

Screen Capture of VirtualBox

comment:10 Changed 12 months ago by edwho

Experiencing the same issue with Ubuntu 20.04 with yaru-dark theme on VirtualBox 6.1.6 (official version)

looking forward to have this issue resolved soon.

Last edited 12 months ago by edwho (previous) (diff)

comment:11 Changed 12 months ago by csx

Same issue for me (same as above screenshots, very white VBox GUI).

ubuntu 20.04 with 'virtualbox/focal,now 6.1.6-dfsg-1 amd64' installed from ubuntu repo.

comment:12 follow-up: ↓ 13 Changed 11 months ago by alain pannetier

Workaround...

$ VirtualBox -style Fusion %U

...works... but you have to re-edit /usr/share/applications/virtualbox.desktop after each update.

comment:13 in reply to: ↑ 12 Changed 11 months ago by abletech-sb

Replying to alain pannetier:

...works... but you have to re-edit /usr/share/applications/virtualbox.desktop after each update.

To avoid to re-edit desktop file after each update, you can copy it to user local folder:

cp /usr/share/applications/virtualbox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

comment:14 Changed 7 months ago by gtrider

This is not only about dark theme. I just installed Ubuntu Mate 20.04 and have the same problem with every theme: white letters on white background.

Changed 7 months ago by gtrider

Ubuntu Mate 20.04

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