[SOLVED]How do I change the window color in Nemo

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[SOLVED]How do I change the window color in Nemo

Postby tommywright on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:15 pm

I looked everywhere and I can't find information on this. I simply want to change the white background (behind all my icons inside a nemo window) to a charcoal (or any color for that matter). I've seen the theme changer that give you like 4 options but none of those are what I want. I just want the background color changed... nothing else. Thanks in advance for any info!

Oh.. and I'm using mint 14 with Nemo 1.1.2. :)
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Re: How do I change the window color in Nemo

Postby caribriz on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:38 pm

Hi,
You can install dconf-tools from Software Manager and experiment with this:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/65759/how-do-i-set-the-background-color-pattern-in-a-nautilus-window

I just changed org.gnome.desktop.interface > gtk-color-scheme
I put base_color:#abc5d7 in the line to get this effect -

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So it doesn't just change nemo's window background colour, it does affect eg. input boxes as well, so font colour might then be a problem depending on
the background colour you choose.

This was in LM14 Cinnamon, Nemo 1.1.2.

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Re: How do I change the window color in Nemo

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:04 pm

Thank you caribriz, I was wondering the same thing.
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Re: How do I change the window color in Nemo

Postby tommywright on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:29 am

Perfect! I already had dconf installed (that's what fixed my alt key for all my programs). Thanks dude!
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Re: [SOLVED]How do I change the window color in Nemo

Postby tommywright on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:36 am

So how do you change the font color?
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Re: [SOLVED]How do I change the window color in Nemo

Postby tommywright on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:42 am

Nevermind.. I figured it out. In the same gtk-color-scheme, you can state the text color with text_color. So mine reads base_color:gray8;text_color:gray80.. which does exactly what I wanted. :)
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Re: [SOLVED]How do I change the window color in Nemo

Postby caribriz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:17 am

Glad you got it tweaked to your satisfaction :)
And thanks for posting the text_color fix - I didn't know how to do it :wink:

Edit: I've been experimenting with this some more.
If interested in a "cheats" way to change nemo's sidepane colour - check this thread:
Customize nemo?

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