Changing the font color of xfce-weather-applet

Harald Judt h.judt at
Fri Jan 4 10:39:10 CET 2013

Am 04.01.2013 08:28, schrieb abhinav:
> Hi,
> I was tweaking Ambiance theme for xfce. I wanted to know if there is a
> way to change the font color of just the weather applet.
> I tried chaning the color of text in gtkrc but that seems to make the
> text white in every other place as well.
> Thanks,
> Abhinav

There is no way to handle it specially via gtkrc, and to be honest I 
wouldn't expect users to do it that way. What's more, the scrollbox 
appears to be some custom widget, and for some reason I couldn't even 
make it behave the same way as other widgets, so there could be problems 
with some themes. It may be possible, but I gave up after several 
frustrating tries.

As a workaround, the next version of the weather plugin will allow you 
to apply font and text color settings _manually_ via the configuration 
dialog. This will be especially useful when one wants to use multiple 
lines in the scrollbox. These changes are already in git, though I have 
a bunch of other necessary fixes that I need to commit to the 
repository. I hope to get around to doing that soon and make a release, 
but at the moment I'm a bit busy with several other things.


`Experience is the best teacher.'

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