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Old 06-11-2016, 05:01 AM   #1
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xscripts - unify colors between GTK and X apps

What's the idea of xappspicker ?

Many applications are stylable, but do not follow your current GTK theme's style.

The idea is to extract a few key colors, namely
  1. base foreground
  2. base background
  3. selected text foreground
  4. selected text background
from your current GTK2 theme and applythem to these applications.

What does xappspicker do ?

By default, not much. It will only change background and foreground colors forsome X apps, namely XFontSel, Display, Bitmap, Xmag, Xman, Xpdf, Xscreensaver.
There are many modules that aren't enabled by default.
You should copy the config file from the script's folder to $HOME/.config/xappspicker/config
and make your adjustments.

get it here.

Last edited by ondoho; 06-12-2016 at 11:58 AM.
Old 06-22-2016, 07:30 PM   #2
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Looks like an interesting script but it is not really usable by someone other than the developer.

1/ no manual or built in manual. The README is good but the README is only in the distribution not in the installed application

2/ no easy way to see what it is doing. I looked it over to try and figure out what it does. I'm not just going to install a script from some unknown third party without checking and knowing what it does. It also does not seem to have a 'dry run' mode, that explains what it WANTS to do without actually doing it.

3/ seems more like a personal configuration application. Slowly grown out of personal needs, and not suitable to users who have an existing set up.

It seems to me that while it is a nice idea, but something only someone who developed it would use. I know, I've built many such applications over my 30 years of script work, but I wouldn't publish them. The few I have published, was only after I made a lot of extra effort to clean up and document what the script does, typically in the script itself (self documenting).


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