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Where do I change font colors? [SOLVED]

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Where do I change font colors? [SOLVED]

#1 Post by Redacted » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:55 am

I'm using the Greybird-mx17 theme.
I'd like to change Thunar's side pane font color to jet black (for my aging eyes :happy: ).
What line in what file do I change?
I've searched but can't seem to find an answer.
TIA.
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Re: Where do I change font colors?

#2 Post by rich » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 am

I would back up the theme first, but either way, the file should be /usr/share/themes/Greybird-mx17/gtk-2.0/apps/thunar.rc

Change the "text" lines in the first section from

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style "sidepane"
{
        GtkTreeView::vertical-separator = 4

        base[NORMAL]            = mix (0.1, shade (1.35,@selected_bg_color), shade (0.9,@base_color))
        base[INSENSITIVE]       = mix (0.4, shade (1.35,@selected_bg_color), shade (0.9,@base_color))

        text[NORMAL]            = mix (0.7, @text_color, @base_color)
        text[ACTIVE]            = mix (0.7, @text_color, @base_color)
        text[SELECTED]          = mix (0.7, @text_color, @base_color)
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style "sidepane"
{
    GtkTreeView::vertical-separator = 4

    base[NORMAL]        = mix (0.1, shade (1.35,@selected_bg_color), shade (0.9,@base_color))
    base[INSENSITIVE]   = mix (0.4, shade (1.35,@selected_bg_color), shade (0.9,@base_color))

    text[NORMAL]        = "#000000"
    text[ACTIVE]        = "#000000"
    text[SELECTED]      = "#000000"
reload the theme, and you should be good!
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Re: Where do I change font colors?

#3 Post by Richard » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:11 am

Adwaita-Dark Style will make everything more legible -- bright white on black.
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Re: Where do I change font colors? [SOLVED]

#4 Post by Redacted » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:23 am

rich wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 am
Change the "text" ...
Worked like a charm!
Thanks so much! :number1:
Richard wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:11 am
Adwaita-Dark Style will make everything more legible -- bright white on black.
I appreciate the suggestion, but I have a tough time seeing white on black - don't know why.
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Re: Where do I change font colors? [SOLVED]

#5 Post by Richard » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:42 pm

Yes, I like it for a little while then back to more muted colors.

Rich's edits to /usr/share/themes/Greybird-mx17/gtk-2.0/apps/thunar.rc
make more sense to make left side Thunar stand out a bit more.
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Re: Where do I change font colors? [SOLVED]

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:15 pm

@Rich: great support!
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Re: Where do I change font colors? [SOLVED]

#7 Post by oops » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:48 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:15 pm
@Rich: great support!
+1 , and the interesting Fehlix alternative clear/dark switching.
viewtopic.php?f=23&p=444319#p444315
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Re: Where do I change font colors? [SOLVED]

#8 Post by asqwerth » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:56 pm

Perhaps these should be cross referenced on the "tips and tricks" sub board ?
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