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Old 02-20-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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slackware14.2 beta xfce4 desktop appearance

In xfce4-14.12, all "progress bars") - like in the system-load applet - are always blue, regardless of the colors selected in "Properties". Likewise an active window slider (right side of windows)is blue. Any way to get the colors to work right?
Also, the title bar of an active window in xfce4-14.10 (slackware-stable) is blue with white letters - easy to spot. In 14.12(slackware-current), the active window is only noted with boldface letters - hard to spot. Any way to get the old behavior back?
Esthetically, I liked the old xfce4 Default theme, but understand it is no longer maintained and not part of the -current release. Will it still work with xfce4-14.12?
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Esthetically, I liked the old xfce4 Default theme
Have you tried Menu-->Settings-->Appearance then select the "Style"--> "Xfce". Your current style might be at "Bubbles" having those colors you described.

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[SOLVED] it was a gtk-theme issue

The theme naming and effective default theme changed in slackware-current, and the Adwaita theme, which seems to now be the default, seizes control of the display of boxes in xfce4-panel, including those used for data display, as in systemload and netload. Explicitly selecting one of the Xfce themes via Applications->Settings->Appearance->Style restored the expected behavior of the display bars. Who knew?


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