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I would like to use this program but I do not know how to display context-sensitive help (see figure below) without a black background. I use Ubuntu 12.10 and I don't know what other information might be helpful to solve this problem. Thus, the program behaves since installation.

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I was able to resolve this by changing the style.
Go to Options > Configure TexStudio > General.
Under Style try something besides GTK+ or default. I had success with everything but these two.

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You can also solve this by unchecking "Ignore most system colors" on this option tab (advanced options have to be enabled to see it).

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