Mint Linux Cinnamon – Invisible menu text on Netbeans

I noticed one bug with Mint Linux (Cinnamon) and Netbeans menu items that have an ‘active’ state which are completely invisible. Actually the text and the background colors are the same.

Mint 14 Nadia Cinnamon and later versions are affected (LMDE also) with NetBeans 7.3 and later.

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The problem lies in the Mint-X GTK theme. To fix this problem, you need to modify /usr/share/themes/Mint-X/gtk-2.0/Styles/menu.rc file and lines

fg[ACTIVE] = @selected_fg_color

should be replaced with:

fg[ACTIVE] = @menu_fg_color

There are two lines (in style “menu” and style “menubar”)

Source: http://forums.netbeans.org/topic57068.html

Edit: 7. Aug. 2014.

The notes shown above doesn’t work on Mint 17 and it seems that Marco Moreno solved this problem

According to https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1163030, you’ll need to change the /usr/share/themes/Mint-X/gtk-2.0/styles/menus.rc file.

Change line 53 from:

fg[ACTIVE] = @base_color

to:

fg[ACTIVE] = @fg_color

4 thoughts on “Mint Linux Cinnamon – Invisible menu text on Netbeans”

  1. Yeah fine but now in the file to modify I can’t find the line to change. All answer on internet is the same. I think one have written the solution once, then the other just copy/pasted it without even try if it fix the problem for real. So thanks but no thanks at all.

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