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Author Topic: VL std 6.0 xfce - remove icon text bubble? More customization questions also.  (Read 1731 times)

haywire

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I use vlstandard 6.0 with xfce. Most of the time, I'm using the dusk theme, and with a dark background wallpaper, you don't see that bubble around the icon text. Maybe I'm a bit ocd about my desktop but I absolutely HATE the bubble around the text so using that theme and a dark wallpaper fixes that compulsive bit of craziness on my part.

Some websites (curiously like this one) I can't use that theme because of the way websites requiring input look. So I wonder 2 things...

1) Is there a way to remove that semi transparent bubble from around the icon text?

2) Why isn't there any blue/red/green color themes? Its like dusk is the only dark on the rest are all very grey and shades of grey, maybe some brown and thats it. No blue, no red, no green really, take a look its very bland many many themes all alike.

3) Is there a way I can design my own themes so I can have blue and reds or greens or am I just stuck with whats around and available?

Any help or advice, I would greatly appreciate, thanks guys!

Steven



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GrannyGeek

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You can make the background of icon text transparent by putting the attached file in your ~/home directory. First remove the .txt extension, renaming the file to .gtkrc-2.0 (don't forget the dot in front of the file name. It's a hidden file.). The forum software won't allow attaching a file without an extension.

If you want black text (as for light wallpaper), use
fg[NORMAL] = "#000000"

If you want white text (as for dark wallpaper), use
fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"

For gtk-font-name, pick a font you like and have installed and adjust the size to suit your eyes.

I can't help with the themes.
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haywire

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Granny,

I'm not sure I understand, is there a file already somewhere like this or are you telling me to create a text file and name it this way?

Steven
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GrannyGeek

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There might be a .gtkrc-2.0 file in your home directory--or there may not. I don't recall having one in VL6 Standard until I put this one in there, but I do see one in VL6 Light, which I'm using right now on my laptop. However, its contents are nothing like the one I attached, which I guess is specific for XFce.

If you already have a .gtkrc-2.0 file in your home directory, rename it to something like .gtkrc-2.0_old and then do what I said. Just download the attachment in my earlier message, remove the .txt extension so that the file is named .gtkrc-2.0, and put it in your home directory. It doesn't go in a subdirectory of your home directory; it goes in the section *after* the directories where there are a bunch of files that begin with dots (they are hidden files--be sure your file manager is set to show hidden files).

Read my earlier message again so you know how to change the file if you want white text or black text for icon names.

If this is still not clear, let me know and I'll try again. By renaming an existing .grkrc-2.0 rather than overwriting it, you can easily recover if you're not happy with the results of trying the file attachments. You would just delete .gtkrc-2.0 and rename .gtkrc-2.0_old to .gtkrc-2.0 and you'd be back where you were before, but you have to log out of XFce and log back in for the changes to take effect.
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haywire

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This does not seem to do it... Any other ideas?

Steven
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