[KDE/Mac] Fixing graphics problems in KDE/Qt on Apple OS X

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Sat May 3 04:11:31 UTC 2014

Hi Marko,

This is a new problem, but hopefully not one we will see in a lot
of KDE apps. Please stick it in the wiki.

On 02/05/2014, at 7:08 AM, mk-lists at email.de wrote:
> I just tested kde4-filelight and it looks like it might also suffer from the transparency issue.
> When the tool is searching for files in the filesystem it shows the number of the currently found files in a central box which is so dark that the black number in there is hardly to be seen…
> Appending "--args -graphicssystem raster” to the open call did NOT solve the problem though.

The progress thingy in the center of the diagram gets its background color from
It is choosing colors for Active status in a Tooltip (usually yellow?). Visibility was
much improved when I inserted a line in the paintEvent() method of
kdeutils/filelight/src/part/progressBox.cpp, which said:


The text then came out in white. The default pen is black. See bug report and patch at:


Cheers, Ian W.

P.S. Nice little utility that one!

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