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My tooltips are completely black boxes. I can't tell if they are displaying incorrectly, or if it is just that I can see the text very faintly, so it must be that the text and background are both near-black.

I'm using gnome-shell in Ubuntu 11.10,in which settings manager doesn't have the option to change the colors in the tooltips, just background and theme settings.

Any idea what should I do?

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, con-f-use, John S Gruber, hexafraction, Ringtail Oct 10 '12 at 4:09

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – Jorge Castro Oct 9 '12 at 17:37
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To circumvent this sort of problem it may be useful to choose a different theme under Settings->Appearance.

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