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#1 2017-12-22 07:38:58

Registered: 2017-12-22
Posts: 1

GTK Theme Color Config Application

"Theme configuration" application is a great move in xfce desktop, since non-programming newbies can easily adjust colors according to their wish with respect to each themes.
1) I would like to know if we change the colors which config file it get updated?

2)  I would like to know codes for "Custom Menu Colors", "Custom Panel Colors", "Custom Highlight Colors" to make changes in my greybird theme file itself and in which file I need to do it as well.

I am a non-coder and a newbie as well, kindly post a reply,


#2 2017-12-22 11:37:20

From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,120

Re: GTK Theme Color Config Application

Hello and welcome.

"Theme configuration" or gtk-theme-config is not actually an Xfce component. It is written and maintained by a third party. Looking at the code, changes seem to affect the following:

  • ~/.gtkrc-2.0 (for gtk2 config changes)

  • ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css (for gtk3 changes)

  • the /Gtk/ColorScheme property in xfconf's xsettings channel

You can look there to see the colour codes that are being used.

The last time I used this appliation I noticed that when I reset the changes, it deleted all of my other custom configurations in the 2 gtk config files, which was a little annoying. So you need to be careful and maintain backups of those files or put your custom changes in different files and reference those files from within those two.

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#3 2017-12-22 21:08:18

From: Hawkesbury NSW Australia
Registered: 2012-02-05
Posts: 456

Re: GTK Theme Color Config Application

It appears gtk-theme-config is dead. There has been no work done on it apart from some translations in 4 years.

The overwriting existing config issue was reported 3 years ago but nothing has happened - https://github.com/satya164/gtk-theme-config/issues/12


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