[GNC] Possible Ubuntu problems

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Wed May 19 06:50:46 EDT 2021

It's very likely it's something to do with Ubuntu. As I understand it while Ubuntu is gnome 
based, they use their own theme (Yaroo?). It's very likely that theme does something that's 
not compatible with the dropdown GnuCash uses for accounts in the register code.

But to be fair, I could also turn that around: perhaps the code for that dropdown list - being 
very old - is doing things that are no longer compatible with current gnome (technically Gtk). 
And that this is only apparent when a theme with transparency is used.



Op woensdag 19 mei 2021 12:07:26 CEST schreef Eric Coates via gnucash-user:
> Hello
> 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
> problems.
> 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
> Eric
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