I cannot see tooltips in Skype. They are in white text on a white background.

How can I fix this?

  • I'm not sure what you mean. Could you please create a screenshot of the phenomenon and edit your question to include a link to it for clarification? May 26, 2016 at 16:02
  • @Nettlbay-AP It seems the correct answer was posted. Could you please click the check-mark link below then answer-score to mark it as accepted answer? Thank you :)
    – MadMike
    Jun 2, 2016 at 7:10
  • @MadMike. Where is the "answer-score"? Star? Sorry, I'm French... Jun 3, 2016 at 12:44
  • @NettlebayAP "To mark an answer as accepted, click on the check mark beside the answer to toggle it from greyed out to filled in." as written here: askubuntu.com/help/someone-answers
    – MadMike
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:42

2 Answers 2


Installing the following GTK2 rendering engines can help:

sudo apt install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386

Had the same problem (Ubuntu MATE 14.04.5).
Solved it when I changed Skype style from "Desktop settings" to "Cleanlooks" (Options > General > "Choose style") and ran qtconfig as described here.
I only changed the font size in qtconfig, didn't do anything specific for tooltips, but they're displayed properly now.

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