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unknown face (used for dialogs) looks bad on dark background


From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: unknown face (used for dialogs) looks bad on dark background
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 21:04:08 +0100

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In GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2001-10-31 on confusibombus
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: de_CH
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:



When I start Emacs using a dark background (due to setting a dark
background color and a light foreground color in .Xresources), the
default faces look ok.  When I try to quit Emacs via the menu while a
process is running, I am asked the following question in a dialog box:

Active processes exist; kill them and exit anyway? (yes or no) 

This dialog box uses my default (light) foreground color and a light
grey background.  This is practically illegible.  I was unable to
determine wether any face controls this.

My .Xresources:

Emacs*Background:               #304020
Emacs*Foreground:               NavajoWhite
Emacs*Font:                     7x14
Emacs*toolBar:                  0

The bug is that my Foreground color is taken into account, but my
Background color is not.  This results in illegible text in the dialog
box.

Alex.


Recent input:
e t e r s ) C-x C-e C-j <help-echo> <down-mouse-2> 
<mouse-2> <help-echo> <escape> x l i s t - f a c e 
s <return> C-x o <next> <escape> x s h e l l <return> 
C-x o <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <menu-bar> <files> <exit-emacs> <help-echo> 
<down-mouse-1> <mouse-1> <escape> x <up> <up> <return> 
C-x o <C-end> <C-home> <next> <down> <down> <down> 
<down> <down> <C-right> <C-right> <C-left> <C-left> 
<C-S-right> <C-left> <prior> C-x o <escape> x r e p 
o r t - e m a c s <tab> <return>

Recent messages:
For information about the GNU Project and its goals, type C-h C-p.
Loading image...done
((parent-id . 8390014) (display . ":0.0") (visibility . t) (icon-name) 
(outer-window-id . "37748767") (window-id . "37748769") (top . 87) (left . 297) 
(buffer-list #<buffer *scratch*>) (unsplittable) (minibuffer . #<window 4 on  
*Minibuf-0*>) (modeline . t) ...)
Loading view...done
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Type C-x 4 b RET to restore the other window.  C-M-v to scroll the help.
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