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#1 2014-01-12 17:42:48

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 829

change color of clock?

My graphic person would like to change the color of the (analog) clock to white, and I agree that it would look better. 

There is nothing in the Properties box to do that, so I opened the xfce4-panel.xml and, after duckduckgoing for "xml font color", tried to insert this into the clock entry:

<property name="font-color" type="string" value="#ffffff"/>

That didn't work (and why should it after all?), so I pose the question here: is there a property name entry that will allow me to change the clock color?

TIA


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#2 2014-01-12 19:21:39

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: change color of clock?

Try adding the following code to ~/.gtkrc-2.0 (for individual user use) or /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc (for system-wide use):

style "myclock" {
    fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
 }
class "XfceXfceClockAnalog"  style "myclock"

You'll need to either log out and back in again or change the GTK theme away and back again for it to take effect.

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#3 2014-01-12 20:28:53

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 829

Re: change color of clock?

[Impressive--thought I would at least slow you down with that one...]

Thanks--will pass it on.  It actually makes quite a visual difference given the way we are configuring the Panel.


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#4 2021-12-22 13:01:57

robz
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Registered: 2021-12-22
Posts: 2

Re: change color of clock?

I use the digital clock dropdown, so after verifying

class "XfceXfceClockAnalog"  style "myclock"  worked for analog,

I tried:

style "myclock" {
    fg[NORMAL] = "#ffff00"
}
class "XfceXfceClockDigital"  style "myclock"

and got a wonderful yellow digital clock on my already black Xfce panel.

Thanks!

Last edited by robz (2021-12-22 13:02:39)

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#5 2021-12-22 13:33:50

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 829

Re: change color of clock?

A potentially useful necropost--are you on Xfce 4.16?


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#6 2021-12-22 23:35:56

robz
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Registered: 2021-12-22
Posts: 2

Re: change color of clock?

I'm on Xfce 4.10 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), getting the last bit of life out of it.

Last edited by robz (2021-12-22 23:50:46)

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