[SOLVED] unreadable icon fonts with Debian 9 Mate

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[SOLVED] unreadable icon fonts with Debian 9 Mate

Postby rudar » 2017-07-09 15:33

Upon my recent upgrade to Debian Stretch, with Mate as DE, my icon fonts have become unreadable, as you can see from this picture:

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There is a problem with text next to the icons. I opted for Adwaita theme, because I need to keep the blue background. When I checked with dark themes (like Adwaita Dark or Black Mate) I noticed there was the right contrast, because the icon fonts were written with white letters. However, dark themes do not suit me, and light themes have this issue. So, I need to get white letters on blue background. On my desktop there are no problems, and icons have white fonts.

There is a warning with Adwaita, saying that

This theme will not look as intended because the required window manager theme 'Adwaita' is not installed.

When I tried to change /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

it turned out that

/* Adwaita is the default theme of GTK+ 3, this file is not used */

The desktop I use is

Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 (Gtk 3.22.11-1)

Could you help me, please?
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Re: [SOLVED] unreadable icon fonts with Debian 9 Mate

Postby rudar » 2017-07-10 15:39

A colleague at another forum has found the solution. Just

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sudo nano ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css


and then copy

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.caja-navigation-window .caja-notebook .view {
    background-color: #0080ff;
    color: #ffffff;
}


and restart. After restart, I got this:

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and my life is nice again. :)
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Re: [SOLVED] unreadable icon fonts with Debian 9 Mate

Postby TonyT » 2017-07-10 22:29

You're welcome to try an Adwaita-like theme I made. Looks and behaves like Adwaita but built against the MATE GTK3 Traditional Green theme. See here:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=132184&p=639322&hilit=Adwaita#p639322
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Re: [SOLVED] unreadable icon fonts with Debian 9 Mate

Postby rudar » 2017-07-11 15:05

Thank you, but I will pass. It looks just too dark to me. A matter of taste, nothing else. Cheers! :)
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Re: [SOLVED] unreadable icon fonts with Debian 9 Mate

Postby TonyT » 2017-07-11 22:38

rudar wrote:Thank you, but I will pass. It looks just too dark to me. A matter of taste, nothing else. Cheers! :)

OK. Realize that the panels and background are NOT part of the theme. The theme is the same colors as Adwaita, the light gray.
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