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3207113 - Manage Data History Panel Theme showing as black/grey text on dark color background


After H1 2022 The history panel on the left hand side in Manage Data page is showing a dark color background with black/grey text that is difficult to read.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata framework (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Using a dark color Theme, navigate to Manage Data Page
  2. Search for a record under any object
  3. Observe grey text on dark color background in History panel which is hard to read


Customization of History Panel is controlled under Fine Tune > Menus in Theme Manager with some background items set to darker colours


In order to make this text more visible in Manage Data History Panel:

  1. Navigate to Theme Manager > Fine Tune > Menus
  2. Change color of Menu item background color - default to a lighter color
  3. Change color of Menu item background color - active to a lighter color 

**Please note Theme Manager configurations are applied across the system. Please test any changes in other areas before applying**

**Note - Engineering have confirmed they will make a change in the 2H 2211 release which will either allow the editing of the text colour or the removal of the background color - details yet to be confirmed. This KBA will be updated once more details are confirmed.

For now the only possible workaround is per this KBA to change the background color.

See Also

2537158 - Theme Manager - User Assistance Documentation link


Theme Manager, Manage Data, History Panel, Grey Text, Menu Item, Release , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-THM , Theme Manager Issues , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite Core 2205