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Old 04-19-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Change fonts in desktop's icons (KDE )


Hi i am trying to change the fonts colour or add some black border around them cause i cant read the white coloured strings in my white background. I am using kde 3.4 Thx in advance
 
Old 04-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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In 3.5

If 3.4 is like 3.5, you can open Configure Desktop-Appearance & Themes-Colors, and find it is possible to change the Color Scheme. It should also be possible to open the roll down menu under Widget Color and change the colors for all parts of the display.

You may not get the effect that you asked for, but you can change the color of the text. You can use the two settings in combination. I use KDE 3.5, but I expect that 3.4 is similar. You might explore KDE some more. I seem to remember that there was some setting for shading, but I don't remember where and can't find anything. Try google.

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Old 04-20-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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Thx for the reply. I am using kde 3.5 . Can u plz give me more information of how i can add some background color in desktop's icons? Cant find Desktop-appearance meny
 
Old 04-20-2009, 06:00 AM   #4
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What I meant...

I can make the changes by going to

1) KMenu/Suse and opening the
2) Favorites menu, where one choice is
3) Configure Desktop which opens to a window with a menu
containing the item
4) Appearance & Themes, the choice of which gives a menu with
the item
5)Colors.

On the same menu list is an item

Icons, with the tabs Theme and Advanced. Advanced opens a
window and, at the bottom, has boxes that can be
opened to Set Effects.

You might be able to achieve the effects you need by combining the possibilities in the tabs Theme and Advanced.

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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Everything is possble.

http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xc...79x102x103x287
 
Old 04-20-2009, 08:17 AM   #6
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KDE is highly customisable. Most distros come with kcontrol, though it is often not on the menus.
So start it from a terminal by typing kcontol

Then you need to click on Appearcnce & Themes

Under that menu you will find many things you can change.

Start by looking at the Following submenus:
Colours
Fonts
Style

and
Theme Manager
 
Old 04-20-2009, 12:51 PM   #7
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KDE is highly customisable. Most distros come with kcontrol, though it is often not on the menus.
So start it from a terminal by typing kcontol

Then you need to click on Appearcnce & Themes

Under that menu you will find many things you can change.

Start by looking at the Following submenus:
Colours
Fonts
Style

and
Theme Manager
Thx guys for your replies and patience!!!
I remind u that i only want to change the colour of the text in the desktop's icons.
Also it will be useful to add some background around them so i can easily read them against my white background
So trying to find out where are my options i need to configure i have searched under the Configure Desktop->Appearance and Themes
a)Colors .. Here i can see many options regarding the whole graphic interface. I have especially try to find out if the Widget Color submenu allowsto change font color in desktop but i didnt make it
b)Fonts: Hmm i can see many options for fonts . Here is an option for Desktop fonts but unfortunately there is no option for color... u can only select font and font size
c)Style... nothing appropriate here too
d)Theme i t just contains buttons that open the previous options (Colors, Fonts, Style)

Sorry for bad english and thx for the help
 
Old 04-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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Thx guys for your replies and patience!!!
I remind u that i only want to change the colour of the text in the desktop's icons.
Also it will be useful to add some background around them...
Go to:
Control Center --> Appearance & Themes --> Background
& select "Advanced Options"

You can change the desktop icon text color and add your colored box around the icon text from here. You'll have to uncheck "Enable shadow" for the colored box to show.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 09:34 AM   #9
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Thx it worked!!!!! Thx really
 
Old 04-23-2009, 04:36 AM   #10
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Ok! Now its the time for the second challenge!!! :P
a)I want to edit default suse's kde menu (3.5.x) to fit my needs. I want to shrink the menu's size (reduce icons and fonts) Do u know if that is possible?
b)I also want to try edit the kde's default menu (3.5.x) increase its size fonts and icons. Any help will be useful
 
Old 04-25-2009, 11:51 AM   #11
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b)I also want to try edit the kde's default menu (3.5.x) increase its size fonts and icons. Any help will be useful

To change the menu font size:
Control Center --> Appearance & Themes --> Fonts --> Change the value for "Menu:"

To change the icon size in the default KDE menu:
http://www.suseblog.com/k-menu-icon-...ensuse-desktop

This apparently doesn't work on the SUSE style kde menu
 
  


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