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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6420149

REGRESSION: Non-editable textarea/textpane/editorpane should have white background

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    • Introduced In Build:
      b84
    • Introduced In Version:
      6
    • Resolved In Build:
      b86
    • CPU:
      generic, x86
    • OS:
      generic, windows_xp

      Description

      4991597 changed Windows text components to use the proper gray background when non-editable. However, this seems contrary to what people have come to expect. Many people use non-editable text areas like this to show multi-line content, and the new gray background looks bad.

      I will actually argue that what we do now for these areas is wrong.
      - If I create a new .NET project and add a non-editable RichText control, the bg is white.
      - Windows Help uses a non-editable area that has a white bg.
      - In IE, use menu item Help->About and you'll see a non-editable area with white bg.

      Finally consider how this affects the NetBeans output window. It was white and is now gray.

      As such, all "areas" (ie. multi-line) text components should go back to the white bg.

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              Assignee:
              jmarinacsunw Joshua Marinacci (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              shickeysunw Shannon Hickey (Inactive)
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