Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#12857 new Bug report

dropdown list background black

Reported by: leanewg Owned by:
Priority: high Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: leanewg
Component version: 3.63.1 Operating system type:
Operating system version: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6


the dropdown list background for local site or remote site is black except when the dropdown list is selected

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Sans titre.jpg (229.9 KB ) - added by leanewg 8 months ago.
trrt.jpg (179.6 KB ) - added by leanewg 8 months ago.
screenshot before first connection
black_background_bug.png (61.5 KB ) - added by Octavio 8 months ago.
Black Background Bug

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Change History (21)

comment:1 by leanewg, 8 months ago

idem for version 3.62.2

but version 3.60.2 was ok

comment:2 by Tim Kosse, 8 months ago

Status: newmoreinfo

Could you please post a screenshot?

by leanewg, 8 months ago

Attachment: Sans titre.jpg added

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 8 months ago

Do you still experience this issue after updating to a more recent version of macOS?

comment:4 by leanewg, 8 months ago

Status: moreinfonew

I don't have the possibility to upgrade.
But my os matches the requirements : "Requires macOS 10.13.2 or newer" ;-)
I tried to downgrade to 3.60.2 but impossible to prevent filezilla to download latest version each time I launch it...

by leanewg, 8 months ago

Attachment: trrt.jpg added

screenshot before first connection

comment:5 by leanewg, 8 months ago

I think it should be simple to solve because, as you can see on this screenshot, there is no problem before first connection

comment:6 by ggtec, 8 months ago

same problem for me with latest FileZilla update

FileZilla Client

Version: 3.63.1

Build information:

Compiled for: x86_64-apple-darwin22.2.0
Compiled on: x86_64-apple-darwin22.2.0
Build date: 2023-01-26
Compiled with: Apple clang version 14.0.0 (clang-1400.0.29.202)
Compiler flags: -O2 -g -Wall -Wextra -pedantic -O2 -g -Wall -Wextra -pedantic -mmacosx-version-min=10.13.0 -Werror=partial-availability

Linked against:

wxWidgets: 3.2.1
SQLite: 3.39.4
GnuTLS: 3.7.7

Operating system:

Name: macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 (Build 17G14042)
Version: 10.13
CPU features: sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 sse4.1 sse4.2 avx aes pclmulqdq lm
Settings dir: /Users/giuseppegrilli/.config/filezilla/

by Octavio, 8 months ago

Attachment: black_background_bug.png added

Black Background Bug

comment:7 by Octavio, 8 months ago

This happens for me as well on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (can't update to a newer OS version in my Mac Mini).

It's happened in the latest two versions of FileZilla I've tried (latest being 3.63.1).

I'm attaching an screenshot (see above).

comment:8 by Tim Kosse, 8 months ago

Most unfortunate. I suppose support for macOS 10.13.x needs to be dropped at some point soon.

comment:9 by Tim Kosse, 8 months ago

I don't even have hardware old enough to run High Sierra.

comment:10 by leanewg, 8 months ago

I think an acceptable solution would be :

  • new special version for 10.13.x users based on 3.60.2 which doesn't search for new update at each startup
  • only then 10.13.x support drop

comment:11 by leanewg, 8 months ago

or a solution to prevent filezilla 3.60.2 to download latest version each time I launch it...

comment:12 by Octavio, 8 months ago

Thanks for mentioning 3.60.2, @leanewg. Is that the latest version without the bug?

comment:13 by Octavio, 8 months ago

BTW, these newer versions ALSO have a really annoying extra bug which is actually a regression, because 3.60.2 doesn't have this problem, which happened in versions from years ago.

In the very latest versions of FileZilla, the keys Cmd+A and Cmd+C behave again in obnoxious ways: Cmd+C creates a new folder instead of copying, which takes you out of the FTP you were trying to edit, and Cmd+A CLOSES the window with no explanation, taking you also out of what you were working on. It's really annoying!

This is a different bug, which I already added some comments on in the relevant tickets in this site. Apologies if I did come across as a bit rude, but it's really frustrating to have the app "boycott" you while trying to get actual work done.

Thanks for reading.

comment:14 by Octavio, 8 months ago

Another problem: If I go to Options > Updates and set the "Check for FileZilla updates automatically" dropdown to "Never", it still informs me of new versions each time FileZilla is started. Isn't that a bug? It should not say anything about newer versions if I select "Never".

At least it doesn't install the update automatically, it just downloads it.

But still, please fix this. I hate forced updates, like Windows tends to do, especially if the update contains 2 bugs that the older version didn't have (the black dropdowns bug discussed in this page, and the shortcut keys regression coming back from several years old versions of FileZilla).

Last edited 8 months ago by Octavio (previous) (diff)

comment:15 by Tim Kosse, 8 months ago

Please don't muddle issues together. One ticket one bug. Everything else is irrelevant.

comment:16 by Octavio, 8 months ago

You're right, though the latest message about updates was somewhat relevant in the sense that if you're not going to fix the problem for High Sierra users, we're stuck with an old version, so it'd be good to avoid the app downloading and showing dialog windows about new updates.
Thanks for your work on FileZilla throughout the years!

comment:17 by Tim Kosse, 7 months ago

Status: newmoreinfo

Tomorrow, please try the 2023-02-17 nightly build from

comment:18 by leanewg, 7 months ago

Status: moreinfonew

Thanks trying to find a solution.

Unfortunately, same problem with the 2023-02-17 nightly build.

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