I updated my Motorola RAZR to ICS lately, and was using the Go Launcher Ex launcher, and when I tried to select a widget, it popped up a "Choose Widget" dialog that showed the icons, but the text was white on white background. I can see them if I select them, but not otherwise.

At first I thought this was a problem with Go Launcher Ex, so I installed the Apex launcher instead, and it's choose widget dialog shows the same white on white text again (see below).

I've tried changing Go Launcher Ex and Apex themes, but still have the issue so I began wondering if it was an issue with the underlying color palettes. I've seen a few posts about this being an issue with the "Light Theme", and they suggest choosing a different theme when you create the alert dialog. However, I'm just a user, not a developer, so I'm wondering the following:

1) Is this just a bug in Go Launcher Ex and Apex Launchers respectively, and I should complain to both of them?


2) Is there something goofed up with the color palette of my phone's light theme and I can tweak it?

Thanks in advance...

Screenshot (click image to enlarge)

  • Might be best to check with Go Launcher/Apex Launcher's respective forums to see if that's a known issue? For apps to maintain compatibility with ICS and later, and previous versions does take a bit of work to ensure consistency. :)
    – t0mm13b
    Jul 9, 2012 at 16:35
  • are you using a 3rd party theme on the device? or is that how ICS looks on the RAZR? do you have this issue when you use the stock launcher? Jul 9, 2012 at 18:01
  • No third party themes, at the moment. That's just ICS on the RAZR with Apex running (can't get to the Choose Widget alert box in stock launcher) Jul 9, 2012 at 18:12

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Aparently this is an issue with several of the launchers in many of the ICS builds. Will just have to wait for it to be addressed by Verizon, I suppose...

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