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0004423FreeCADBugpublic2021-02-06 06:49
ReporterRoy_043 Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0004423: qwindowsvistastyle.dll does not style the line color
DescriptionThe lines (frames) in task panels and dialog boxes are not styled by qwindowsvistastyle.dll but the background is. In recent Windows version the default line color is light gray. This color is almost indistinguishable from the light blue background color.
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Start any command that shows a task panel or dialog box.
  2. The frame lines in the task panel/dialog box are almost invisible.
  3. Exit FreeCAD.
  4. Rename \bin\styles\qwindowsvistastyle.dll
  5. Restart FreeCAD.
  6. Start any command that shows a task panel or dialog box.
  7. The frame lines in the task panel/dialog box are visible now.
  8. But the this workaround has a negative side-effect: Selected option, f.e. in the Draft Snap toolbar are harder to distinguish.
Additional InformationRelated Forum topics: (where the issue has been confirmed)
FreeCAD InformationOS: Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.22262 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: f56825c79f11b75648a7a0dcc8a9f52bb4574e61
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: Dutch/Netherlands (nl_NL)



2020-08-25 08:47

reporter   ~0014709

Oops: the summary should be: qwindowsvistastyle.dll does NOT style the line color


2020-08-25 09:11

reporter   ~0014710

Last edited: 2020-08-25 09:13

Oops 2: the DLL that should be renamed in step 4 is \bin\styles\qwindowsvistastyle.dll


2020-09-03 21:52

administrator   ~0014725

revised summary


2022-03-03 13:55

administrator   ~0016935

This ticket has been migrated to GitHub as issue 6102.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-08-25 08:23 Roy_043 New Issue
2020-08-25 08:47 Roy_043 Note Added: 0014709
2020-08-25 09:11 Roy_043 Note Added: 0014710
2020-08-25 09:13 Roy_043 Note Edited: 0014710
2020-09-03 21:52 Kunda1 Summary qwindowsvistastyle.dll does style the line color => qwindowsvistastyle.dll does not style the line color
2020-09-03 21:52 Kunda1 Steps to Reproduce Updated
2020-09-03 21:52 Kunda1 Note Added: 0014725
2020-09-03 21:53 Kunda1 Status new => confirmed
2020-09-03 21:53 Kunda1 Target Version => 0.19
2020-10-08 01:05 Kunda1 Tag Attached: UI
2021-02-06 06:49 abdullah Target Version => 0.20