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Postby rulet » 2017-07-10 15:31

Where to change this color in config files of any theme(or default theme) of Gnome 3.22.2 in Debian 9? I cannot find it.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby golinux » 2017-07-10 21:22

That option may or may not exist. But this explains why it might not be possible.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby rulet » 2017-07-11 04:21

rulet wrote:Where to change this color in config files of any theme(or default theme) of Gnome 3.22.2 in Debian 9? I cannot find it.


I'm looking for answer how to change it, not why it so happened.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby golinux » 2017-07-11 12:28

You totally missed the point. It might not be possible if Gnome does not allow users to do so because it would affect their 'branding' negatively.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby rulet » 2017-07-11 13:50

I already did that, I found the way with a custom theme.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby deborah-and-ian » 2017-07-11 13:52

golinux wrote:You totally missed the point. It might not be possible if Gnome does not allow users to do so because it would affect their 'branding' negatively.


Dear original poster, please ignore golinux. She is known to spread conspiracy theories. Of course colours can be changed, otherwise no other theme for Gnome 3 or gtk3 would exist.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby rulet » 2017-07-11 14:00

deborah-and-ian wrote:Dear original poster, please ignore golinux. She is known to spread conspiracy theories. Of course colours can be changed, otherwise no other theme for Gnome 3 or gtk3 would exist.


Yea, I see, I just wanted to know technical details... Didn't know that golinux is she :).
By the way, do you know how to change the default Adwaita theme, or it's possible only with a custom theme?
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby deborah-and-ian » 2017-07-11 20:47

In Gnome the easiest way would be to use the gnome-tweak-tool (search the repositories).

Otherwise, just change the theme name in this file:

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~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini


Here's what mine looks like:

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[Settings]
gtk-theme-name = arc-slim
gtk-icon-theme-name= Arc
gtk-font-name = Noto Sans UI 8
gtk-toolbar-style = GTK_TOOLBAR_ICONS
gtk-toolbar-icon-size = GTK_ICON_SIZE_SMALL_TOOLBAR

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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby golinux » 2017-07-12 00:32

deborah-and-ian wrote:Dear original poster, please ignore golinux. She is known to spread conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy? Nah. Just 75 years of observing how the world and human nature works. It's not a pretty picture . . .
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby rulet » 2017-07-12 05:18

deborah-and-ian wrote:In Gnome the easiest way would be to use the gnome-tweak-tool (search the repositories).

Otherwise, just change the theme name in this file:


Thanks for answer. I know about gnome-tweak-tool. I'm using now vertex-theme and customize it now as I want.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby deborah-and-ian » 2017-07-12 08:52

golinux wrote:
deborah-and-ian wrote:Dear original poster, please ignore golinux. She is known to spread conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy? Nah. Just 75 years of observing how the world and human nature works. It's not a pretty picture . . .

As much as I've seen the ugly side of you on this forum, I still deem you're a very smart individual. And smart people don't spread FUD and misinformation, so the statement that the theme colour can't be changed in gtk3 is pure FUD. Please stop that.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby rulet » 2017-07-12 08:57

golinux wrote:Just 75 years of observing

Just wonder -- how old are you?
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby TonyT » 2017-07-12 11:51

There can be several areas where the "selected item background color" exists in theme files:

theme-name/metacity/metacity-theme-1.xml or metacity-theme-2.xml, etc.
theme-name/gtk-3.0/one of the css files
theme-name/gtk-2.0/one of the rc files

Most likely you will want to change the gtk-3.0/gtk.css line:
@define-color theme_selected_bg_color

You can make a dir in your /home dir called .themes and copy any installed theme there & edit away, then use it. Or just edit the installed theme files.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-07-12 12:19

-----so the statement that the theme colour can't be changed in gtk3 is pure FUD. Please stop that.

The thing of it is , Golinux never made a statement saying it can't be changed.
The link :https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/gnome-et-al-rotting-in-threes/ the word "this" links to, says that it seems they are deliberately
making it as difficult as possible,
Post by golinux » 2017-07-10 15:22
That option may or may not exist. But this explains why it might not be possible.

Clearly stating ,"why it might not be possible", is not at all the same as saying
"it can not be done " .
The age does not matter, 63 years of observing leads me to a similar conclusion,
"not a pretty picture".

by golinux » Just 75 years of observing how the world and human nature works. It's not a pretty picture . . .

I am just glad I won't be around to see the worst of it, when it "hit's the fan" so to speak.
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Re: Gnome theme colors

Postby golinux » 2017-07-12 16:55

rulet wrote:
golinux wrote:Just 75 years of observing

Just wonder -- how old are you?

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