How-to Guide: Change font color of desktop icons

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How-to Guide: Change font color of desktop icons

Postby twodogs on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:09 pm

I love the Shiki-Midnight-Colors theme and I use Wise on my Linux Mint box (this theme should be the default Linux Mint dark theme IMHO). The only problem (?) I found was the font color for the desktop icons. The font color is dark and on a dark background the font is almost unreadable. I need the font to be white.

How to fix:

enter in terminal...
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gksu gedit /usr/share/themes/Shiki-Midnight-Wise/gtk-3.0/apps/nautilus.css


add this text to the end of the file...
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.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {
color: #FFFFFF;
}

.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:active,
.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:prelight,
.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:selected {
text-shadow: none;
}


Save the file and close.
Log out and then log back in. Enjoy!

This fix works even if you are not using Nautilus and use Nemo instead!
I am using Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64-bit Cinnamon with Nemo! :)

If you want just the Wise theme with this modification already applied,
you can download it here.
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Re: How-to Guide: Change font color of desktop icons

Postby jeantout on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:25 am

Hello,
I'm interested too by this change, for the same reasons.
But in APPS there is not Nautilus, but Nemo.
I'm not very good with Linux, so I want to ask you if I copy the modifcation in Nemo?

Currently In Nemo there as follows:

/* sidebar */

NemoWindow .sidebar .view {
background-color: #3F3F3F;
color: #EEEEEE;
text-shadow: 1px 1px alpha (#000000, 0.8);
}


/* inactive pane */

.nemo-inactive-pane .view {
background-color: shade(@theme_base_color, 0.9);
}

Sorry but I use the google traduction.

Thank you for your response
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Re: How-to Guide: Change font color of desktop icons

Postby twodogs on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:53 am

jeantout wrote:Hello,
I'm interested too by this change, for the same reasons.
But in APPS there is not Nautilus, but Nemo.
I'm not very good with Linux, so I want to ask you if I copy the modifcation in Nemo?

Currently In Nemo there as follows:

/* sidebar */

NemoWindow .sidebar .view {
background-color: #3F3F3F;
color: #EEEEEE;
text-shadow: 1px 1px alpha (#000000, 0.8);
}

/* inactive pane */

.nemo-inactive-pane .view {
background-color: shade(@theme_base_color, 0.9);
}

Sorry but I use the google traduction.

Thank you for your response


Short answer.. no. I originally tried it in Nemo and it did not work. I then applied the code to nautilus.css and it worked. If you don't have a nautilus.css then just try creating a new document (nautilus.css) and put the code in it. I'm not on my computer at the moment, so I will look further into this tomorrow.
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Re: How-to Guide: Change font color of desktop icons

Postby jeantout on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:33 am

Hello,
I'll try
I'm going to rename Namo in Nanoold, and create Nautilus.
and I have also in gtk3 another file with Namo.css " Unity.css" in gtk3
I forgot, I use Mint Mate 14
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