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FS#1668 - Text color of command line unreadable with KDE's Breeze Dark color scheme

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by John Florian (jflorian) - Thursday, 30 November 2017, 14:42 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Thursday, 30 November 2017, 15:02 GMT+2
Task Type Bug Report
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Very Low
Priority Low
Reported Version 3.18.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I prefer the Breeze Dark color scheme as it find it less stressful on my eyes, however it’s unusable with QCAD where the Command Line prompts and responses are rendered as a very light grey on a white background. I believe the proper fix would be one (or both) of:

  • Make the Command Line area background follow the desktop scheme. (It appears that the text already does so, hence the light text, but since the background doesn’t it becomes unusable.)
  • Provide a configuration option for the text and/or background color used in the Command Line area.

Screen shots are attached showing both Breeze and Breeze Dark schemes.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 15:02 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  Workaround: switch to Dark theme.
Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Thursday, 30 November 2017, 14:49 GMT+2

Did you try to switch the QCAD theme to Dark?
Edit > Application Preferences > General > Theme

Comment by John Florian (jflorian) - Thursday, 30 November 2017, 14:55 GMT+2

I must admit with shame that I did not. I perused the color settings but completely missed that one. Changing it did not help immediately, but upon a quit/restart all is good. Thanks!

Also, I'm curious, what's the status for Hi-DPI support? I have a new 4k monitor that I love and was surprised to see that QCAD being a Qt app isn't behaving perfectly. I wouldn't be so surprised if it were GTK based. I have to adjust dialogs because text is so clipped and tool widgets are overly small.

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Thursday, 30 November 2017, 15:01 GMT+2

Please post a new report for each new issue, thanks.