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#1 2017-01-18 00:15:51

ralph.ronnquist
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From: Clifton Hill, Victoria, AUS
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[solved] XFCE icon labels

Is there an easy way for me to have the (beta2) XFCE desktop icon labels text in black?
Just a vanilla installation with everything default.

(and I think whoever made the "white" kernel colour be gray should have a separate talking-to)

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#2 2017-01-18 02:39:53

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: [solved] XFCE icon labels

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Is there an easy way for me to have the (beta2) XFCE desktop icon labels text in black?
Just a vanilla installation with everything default.

You'll need to create a .gtkrc-2.0 file in your user directory.  Here's an example.  Pick and choose the parts you want:

style "xfdesktop-icon-view" { 

    XfdesktopIconVIew::cell-spacing = 6 
    XfdesktopIconView::cell-padding = 6 
    XfdesktopIconView::cell-text-width-proportion = 2.5

    XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0
	XfdesktopIconView::selected-label-alpha = 0

    base[NORMAL] = "#626D31" 
    base[SELECTED] = "#A0A985" 
    base[ACTIVE] = "#A0A985" 

    fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff" 
    fg[SELECTED] = "#DDDFD3" 
    fg[ACTIVE] = "#DDDFD3" 
} 

widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"

There is some additional Xfce Desktop related info in this post.

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

(and I think whoever made the "white" kernel colour be gray should have a separate talking-to)

I have no idea what your talking about . . . I didn't know a kernel had a color!!  LOL!

Last edited by golinux (2017-01-18 02:52:31)

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#3 2017-01-18 03:04:03

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: [solved] XFCE icon labels

Thanks.

have no idea what your talking about . . . I didn't know a kernel had a color!!  LOL!

yes :-) a while ago I thought to experiment with the C-A-f1 console, to have black text on white instead of the washed out gray on black (or sometimes dirty dark green). I then found out that those console colours are hardcoded into the kernel, in a palette of 8 named colours, with "white" conveniently naming the gray colour. This seems to have happened many years ago, but that doesn't place it lower on the stupid scale. In any case, I eventually worked out how to achieve black on actual white on the console, and that it's not worth fighting for.

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#4 2017-01-18 16:39:46

cpoakes
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Re: [solved] XFCE icon labels

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

I then found out that those console colours are hardcoded into the kernel, in a palette of 8 named colours, with "white" conveniently naming the gray colour. This seems to have happened many years ago, but that doesn't place it lower on the stupid scale.

Not stupid, just conforming to ancient standards. The original ANSI standard devices would increase color intensity for the "bold" option (there was only one font). Combine the codes for "bold" and "white" to get actual white, and expect the unbold "yellow" to be amber, even brownish on some terminals.

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#5 2017-01-18 22:38:11

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: [solved] XFCE icon labels

My friend, to use "ancient" about things from some 30 or so years ago is also a way to climb the scale. In any case, I got a good answer to my question. We can meet up and discuss the rest sometime, somewhere.

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#6 2017-01-20 02:09:44

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: [solved] XFCE icon labels

Sigh. Several people have told me how wrong I am: apparently in computing, anything older than 6 years is ancient ...

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#7 2017-01-20 09:26:10

Geoff 42
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Registered: 2016-12-15
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Re: [solved] XFCE icon labels

Don't you believe them, 6 years old is the latest trend...

Geoff

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