Thunar: how change background color ?

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MakeTopSite
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Thunar: how change background color ?

Post by MakeTopSite » 2019/12/22 09:55:59

IceWM is used.

bonedome
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Re: Thunar: how change background color ?

Post by bonedome » 2019/12/22 20:45:19

Hope you get an answer, I've been looking for years, and the other day I saw video on youtube, I think it was about kali linux and the guy had thunar with a dark backgroud, so it must be doable.

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Re: Thunar: how change background color ?

Post by MakeTopSite » 2019/12/25 09:28:17

Thank you. I think Xfce Dark Theme can do that.

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Re: Thunar: how change background color ?

Post by bonedome » 2019/12/26 12:34:00

Hello
I had a little play and can get a dark background on thunar but only with gnome, when I switch back to fluxbox window manager it's white again, I even installed the arc theme, to see if adwaita is fixed to gnome, so you may also have a problem with IceWM.
Strange thing is when I switched to gnome, opened gnome-tweaks it was set to adwaita (I'm guessing default) but everything (gedit, gnome-terminal, nautilus etc) where all dark, when I set it to adwaita dark, thunar background is dark but now I've switched back to fluxbox they're all light when they where dark before :?
More digging.
Mind you, probably a good sign that this is the only thing my CentOS set up struggles with :D

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Re: Thunar: how change background color ?

Post by bonedome » 2019/12/26 16:06:58

Ok fixed, nice dark background for thunar :D
As root

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gedit /usr/share/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
I just changed the theme to

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gtk-theme-name = "Adwaita-dark"
Note: thunar 1.6.XX uses gtk2 and 1.8.xx uses gtk3 (CentOS 8 has 1.8.xx)

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Re: Thunar: how change background color ?

Post by MakeTopSite » 2019/12/28 19:24:52

bonedome wrote:
2019/12/26 16:06:58
Ok fixed, nice dark background for thunar :D
As root

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gedit /usr/share/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
I just changed the theme to

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gtk-theme-name = "Adwaita-dark"
Note: thunar 1.6.XX uses gtk2 and 1.8.xx uses gtk3 (CentOS 8 has 1.8.xx)
Many thanks, it works :)

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Re: Thunar: how change background color ?

Post by Guiseppe Upton » 2019/12/31 21:36:33

Just change your gtk theme to a darker one and all gtk apps will be that color. To do this, run lxappearance and choose the theme. You may have to install some themes to get a darker one. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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