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Solved: How to change highlighting color

Postby lnoob on Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:07 am

Greeting All,

First log in, first post. Long time user Win/XP. New user Linux Mint 14/cinnamon. Download and install was clean. I have several questions of basic nature. Please limit use of geek speak as I am not well versed.

I read the user manual and have searched this forum and others on this question and have seen it mentioned, but never an answer to my seemingly simple question. Just completed the newbie tutorial for using the Terminal, but frankly have not found a use for it. The GUI seems good and adequate for a basic home user as myself.

I have managed to set a different wallpaper but have not found a way to change from the default pale green highlighting color. The contrast with text is poor. When scrolling over text to highlight, the text changes from black to white;difficult to read against the pale green highlight. Can you advise where I can find the menu to change highlight color?


Jim
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Re: How to change highlighting color

Postby caribriz on Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:19 am

Hello Inoob ... and welcome to the Linux Mint forums :)

Regarding changing the pale green "highlight" color in the default theme of LM14 Cinnamon -
You can't change this from a menu in Cinnamon, but you could try either of the suggestions in this similar thread -
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=127294#p694290
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SOLVED Re: How to change highlighting color

Postby lnoob on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:32 pm

Caribriz,

Thank you for the quick reply. I used the dconf-tools package as you suggested and it worked perfectly. Now the highlight color is a nice (almost) navy blue.

Jim
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Re: How to change highlighting color

Postby caribriz on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Jim - glad you got it sorted :)
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Re: Solved: How to change highlighting color

Postby frankfoulger on Thu May 02, 2013 1:54 am

Thanks caribriz! I've been trying to figure out how to do this forever, much appreciated.
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Re: Solved: How to change highlighting color

Postby caribriz on Thu May 02, 2013 5:00 pm

@frankfoulger
glad it helped ...
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