It’s the lack of alpha transparency on Linux biting us again.
Your temporary solution is the obvious one, so I’ve committed it. I’m working through some ui fixes so we can come back and do something nicer later.

On 24 May 2015, at 4:25 pm, Chris Double [self-interest] <> wrote:

On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 12:43 AM, Chris Double
<> wrote:
> This is with the latest master from the Self git repository. Does
> anyone else see this issue?

If I remove the following line from
userQueryMorph>copyQuestionForNotice then the block is no longer black
and it displays correctly:

"new colorAll: paint copyRed: 0 Green: 0 Blue: 0 Alpha: 0.7."

I doubt that's the correct fix but is a useful workaround.