[GNC] Possible Ubuntu problems

Eric Coates TwistedWood at talktalk.net
Wed May 19 06:07:26 EDT 2021


Not exactly a GnuCash topic (classic British understatement!) but ...

There have been a few problem reported recently with the headings 
"Transparent background on selected Transfer choice" and "Cannot always 
over-type, clear selected amounts". They  may, I suspect, be an effect 
of the upgrade of Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 and even 21.04.

I am pretty sure that the transparency problem was not apparent in 18.04 
and appeared (on my system) after I upgraded to 20.04 (and persisted 
through upgrades to 20.10 and 21.04). Since I upgraded to 21.04 I have 
become aware of a number of other "deficiencies" in Ubuntu (none of 
which were apparent in 18.04 or 20.04), some I can live with, I've found 
work-arounds for some and others are just downright annoying. I have no 
idea how to test my suspicion. I can't find anything via Google about my 

My only thought is that these problems may be an artefact of the 
upgrading process and that a clean installation of 21.04 may be a 
resolution. But, although relatively straight forward, that process 
needs some careful planning (yes, I have backups!).

Does anyone share my suspicion?

Forgive me, please, for raising a non-GnuCash concern but I feel that 
the members of this mailing list have a history of pushing boundaries 
and perhaps they can help.

Take care


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