File managers (ROX Deficit)
mark.weinem at onlinehome.de
Sun Jul 24 16:44:10 CEST 2005
Thomas Leonard, the ROX developer wrote on the rox-devel mailinglist:
> I've tried replying using both gmane and emailing the list directly, but
> neither worked (no reply, and the message didn't appear).
> Perhaps someone on the xfce-users list could suggest that they report
> ROX bugs here instead?
So, it would be kind if you could get in contact with the developers:
rox-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Greetings and thanks for supporting the ROX development
>>>AFAIK the problem with ROX and Gtk themes has two aspects:
>>>1) ROX uses the bg[NORMAL] color where base[NORMAL] should be use; this
>>>is solvable in the themes' gtkrc file by defining a custom style. So in
>>>a theme with entries that look like this:
>>IIRC, this problem affects only the icon view. It's not the only theme
>>buglet in the icon view. E.g. selected items in the icon view don't pick
>>up the proper selection color for the icon, whereas they do for the text
>>below the icon (similar to the problem with selected icons in the list
> Indeed, that's how it is.
>>But I was talking about the row/item text color. ROX assigns custom
>>colors to certain file types by default, which looks kinda odd when
>>compared to "normal" Gtk apps (yeah, I know that the coloring can be
>>disabled, but as a sane default, it shouldn't be enabled). IMHO if you
>>really want this coloring, you should use style properties with a
>>fallback on the default color. This way theme designer *can* support
>>item coloring _if_ it fits with the rest of the theme.
> I see. That's a separate issue, equally interesting. Because as a theme
> designer I would like to set colors for things like "new links" or
> "visited links" in all GTK apps. But I only know about the obscure
> "GtkIMHtml::hyperlink-color" and few apps use that (Gaim comes to mind).
> Are there any other ways to specify such colors in a GTK theme? Please
> point me to some resources, I'm more than willing to learn about this.
> And what happens in real life? Most apps don't implement this obscure
> setting and you get hard-coded blue links even in dark themes, which is
> horrible because of the lack of contrast (Evolution comes to mind). Some
> others might allow you to specify a custom color for links by defining
> skins (Mozilla works like that). If you're lucky, the app let's you
> define a custom color for the links (Balsa is like that).
>>>2) The foreground color for the "Shell comand" entry is hardcoded to
>>>black. This i have no idea if it's solvable in gtkrc.
>>>Any ideas welcomed, I'm running ROX with a custom dark GTK theme and the
>>>only issue I have is with the foreground color of the shell command.
>>What "Shell command"?
> The "Shell command" option is available in the "Window" menu when you
> right-click the background of a ROX filer window. It opens an entry at
> the bottom of the filer window in which you may enter commands. Selected
> files will be passed as parameters to such a command. It's a neat thing
> that I hope you'll consider for inclusion in Thunar. (It's more than
> "Open with" because sometime you just want to start an application in
> that directory, without any parameters and you don't want to open a
> terminal in that directory just for that).
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