[Users] Colors: light text on dark background

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sat May 12 16:43:28 CEST 2012

On May 09, 2012, at 10:31 AM, Paul wrote:

>On Tue, 8 May 2012 09:34:06 -0700
>Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote: 
>> I want to experiment with light text on dark background for Claws.
>> I took a look at the *rc files, preferences, themes, and clawsker,
>> but didn't find any obvious way to modify the normal background and
>> foreground colors.  Did I miss something obvious, or is it not
>> possible?
>> Has anybody managed to do this?
>Yes. This is done with your GTK+ theme config file, gtkrc.
>Alternately, you can place your own custom gtkrc file in your home
>directory for all GTK apps, or in ~/.claws-mail/ for just Claws, but
>this file must be called .gtkrc-2.0 or gtkrc-2.0 respectively.
>However, I use KDE, which places it's own .gtkrc-2.0-kde4 in my home
>directory, which overrides the other files mentioned above (i.e.
>~/.gtkrc-2.0 and ~/.claws-mail/gtkrc-2.0), so it's possible that your
>desktop may try to intervene in a similar way.

Thanks Paul, however I suck.  Everything I've tried causes Claws to refuse to
start, or at least map its windows to the screen.

Would anybody happen to have a sample ~/.claws-mail/gtkrc-2.0 file
(preferably that works on standard Ubuntu 12.04 desktop)?

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