[SOLVED] How to Change Mate Panel Color Text to White

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[SOLVED] How to Change Mate Panel Color Text to White

Postby vistad » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:04 pm

I use dark desktop and transparent panel. The panel text was black and hardly visible. I found this recipe to change the panel text color - works for me (originally posted at http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/i ... 63372.html, but needs little customization of the terminal command):

Create a file called .gtkrc-2.0 in your ~ (home user) directory with the following contents.

style "panel"
{
fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
# fg[PRELIGHT] = "#000000"
# fg[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff"
# fg[SELECTED] = "#000000"
# fg[INSENSITIVE] = "#8A857C"
# bg[NORMAL] = "#000000"
# bg[PRELIGHT] = "#dfdfdf"
# bg[ACTIVE] = "#D0D0D0"
# bg[SELECTED] = "#D8BB75"
# bg[INSENSITIVE] = "#EFEFEF"
# base[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
# base[PRELIGHT] = "#EFEFEF"
# base[ACTIVE] = "#D0D0D0"
# base[SELECTED] = "#DAB566"
# base[INSENSITIVE] = "#E8E8E8"
# text[NORMAL] = "#161616"
# text[PRELIGHT] = "#000000"
# text[ACTIVE] = "#000000"
# text[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
# text[INSENSITIVE] = "#8A857C"
}
widget "*PanelWidget*" style "panel"
widget "*PanelApplet*" style "panel"
class "*Panel*" style "panel"
widget_class "*Mail*" style "panel"
class "*notif*" style "panel"
class "*Notif*" style "panel"
class "*Tray*" style "panel"
class "*tray*" style "panel"

The color of the font is set in the fg[NORMAL] field (for example ffffff is white)

When you've saved the file then in a terminal type:-

killall mate-panel

this should restart the panel and change to your selected font colour.
Last edited by vistad on Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to Change Mate Panel Color Text to White

Postby vistad » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:57 pm

However language descriptor (like 'en') stays black. May be someone finds out, how to make it white too.
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Re: How to Change Mate Panel Color Text to White

Postby ink_ru » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:41 am

vistad wrote:However language descriptor (like 'en') stays black. May be someone finds out, how to make it white too.


I found this way

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sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
dconf-editor

Nagivate to org/gnome/libgnomekbd/indicator
You should see a few keys, one of them named "foreground-color" which is hex (set #FFFFFF - for white color), and defaults to #000000 (black color).


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