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lordofthepigs

Nicolas Piguet
Darker Ice

GTK2 Themes by sabrebutt 61 comments

Here's another kind of fix for the light text problem. Instead of making the text darker, I chose to make the background dark grey.

Here are my changes:

in the file ~/.themes/DarkerIce/gtk-2.0/gtkrc locate the lines that read:

base[NORMAL] = "#ffffff" # Background, most
base[ACTIVE] = "#373737" # Menu active item in inactive window
base[PRELIGHT] = "#373737"
base[INSENSITIVE] = "#818181" # Inactive Entry bg
base[SELECTED] = "#818181" # Menu active item in active window

text[NORMAL] = "#000000" # Text in window, arrows
text[INSENSITIVE] = "#000000" # Insensitive arrows
text[SELECTED] = "#000000" # Active text in active window
text[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff" # Active text in inactive window
text[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # Text on Mouseover

(they are around lines 50-70). Now replace those two block with the following:

base[NORMAL] = "#252525" # Background, most
base[ACTIVE] = "#373737" # Menu active item in inactive window
base[PRELIGHT] = "#373737"
base[INSENSITIVE] = "#818181" # Inactive Entry bg
base[SELECTED] = "#818181" # Menu active item in active window

text[NORMAL] = "#D7D7D7" # Text in window, arrows
text[INSENSITIVE] = "#D7D7D7" # Insensitive arrows
text[SELECTED] = "#D7D7D7" # Active text in active window
text[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff" # Active text in inactive window
text[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # Text on Mouseover

This will make the background of most stuff dark grey. - Mar 10 2008