[SOLVED] Desktop icon font color does not stick

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[SOLVED] Desktop icon font color does not stick

Post by woodsman » Tue May 13, 2014 6:32 pm

LMDE fully updated, Mate desktop.

I disabled the desktop background wallpaper. The desktop icon font color is black. I want white.

When I tinker with changing the background the font color changes to white. When I logout and login the font color reverts to black.

As long as I select an image for the background the font color is white. Yet I don't want an image wallpaper. Gradients don't help either.

I tested this with the LMDE Mate DVD as well. Same results, thus I don't think the problem is on my desktop.

The process seems hard-coded: With image backgrounds use white fonts, else use black fonts.

Any ideas how to fix?

The fonts also seem stuck with some kind of drop-shadow. Is there a way to disable the shadows?

Thanks. :)
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Re: Desktop icon font color does not stick

Post by woodsman » Wed May 21, 2014 9:10 pm

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Re: Desktop icon font color does not stick

Post by TheDynamicHamza21 » Thu May 22, 2014 3:15 pm

Since you diagnosed that the font color is coded to background image selection how about using a black,or any color wallpaper?
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Re: Desktop icon font color does not stick

Post by woodsman » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:56 pm

Using the gnome color chooser app, I was able to obtain white fonts permanently. With a little experimenting, I decided that gnome color chooser is not required, although the app helped me understand which control was needed to obtain permanent white fonts. The final result is to add the following to the user's or global gtkrc:

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style "desktop-icon-font"
{
  text[NORMAL] = "#FFFFFF"
}
widget_class "*DesktopIcon*" style "desktop-icon-font"
This is a work-around. There should be Mate control center controls for changing desktop font colors.

To retain black colored fonts permanently, change FFFFFF to 000000.

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