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Old 11-13-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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change gnome panel font color


How do I change the gnome-panel font color? I use the clearlooks theme. The font color is black and so is my wallpaper. When the panel is transparent I cannot see the text. Any ideas? I have tried to edit /usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc in FC4 but to no avail.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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Try right click on an empty part of the panel. See if there is an option to edit panel properties.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 12:10 PM   #3
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If it were only that easy. It must be possible, since different themes have different font colors for the panel. For example, in bluecure, the font color is black whether or not a menu is selected in the panel, but it changes to white upon selection in the clearlooks theme. Hmmm.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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It is that easy. Right click, properties, then there should be two tabs, one saying general the other background, which you click on. Set it to solid color, and change the color.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:00 AM   #5
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It is that easy. Right click, properties, then there should be two tabs, one saying general the other background, which you click on. Set it to solid color, and change the color.
That changes the background color of the panel, but not the font color.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 08:04 AM   #6
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That changes the background color of the panel, but not the font color.
Right. I thought one of the 'selling' points of linux was customizability in function and appearance. I am amazed this seemingly simple change in the panel font color cannot be achieved. I have posted in a few forums with the only replies from this forum and googled extensively. Any ideas where to look for answers? Thanks.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:12 AM   #7
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Sorry, for misreading that, my fault. No idea about changing the font color.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:37 PM   #8
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Right. I thought one of the 'selling' points of linux was customizability in function and appearance. I am amazed this seemingly simple change in the panel font color cannot be achieved. I have posted in a few forums with the only replies from this forum and googled extensively. Any ideas where to look for answers? Thanks.
Thats a problem with GNOME. In version 2.x, the devs thought it would be best to reduce the extent to which GNOME could be configured.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:46 PM   #9
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This was kind of bizare, I happened to stumble across the same question on the Ubuntu forums. A possible solution is here I don't know if all the files are the same in your distro also, but it would be worth a shot.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 11:07 AM   #10
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This was kind of bizare, I happened to stumble across the same question on the Ubuntu forums. A possible solution is here I don't know if all the files are the same in your distro also, but it would be worth a shot.
Thanks for the link - hadn't stumbled across that one. I will try it later tonight. I am using Fedora core 4 and I believe ~/.gtkrc-2.0 can be edited that way. Thanks again. I will post the method if I get it to work.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 11:09 AM   #11
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Thats a problem with GNOME. In version 2.x, the devs thought it would be best to reduce the extent to which GNOME could be configured.
Sorry about that, I should have said it was a problem with GNOME customizability not linux.
 
  


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