xfdesktop icon text color

Nikolas Arend Nikolas.Arend at gmx.net
Sat May 20 22:19:02 CEST 2006

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
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> Nikolas Arend wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm playing around a bit with xfdesktop and implemented code for two 
>> options that allow for altering the icon label opacity/translucency 
>> (alpha value) and the color of the icon text via the mcs plugin.
>> Changing the alpha value of the label background works fine but I'm 
>> struggling with the icon text color. So far I only managed to modify the 
>> text color of the whole parent window, which means the text color in 
>> right-click menus etc will change as well.
>> How can I access and apply only the color attributes of the icon label 
>> text? Is there a member in _XfdesktopIconViewPrivate, *playout maybe? I 
>> tried to change Pango attributes for the PangoLayout, with no success.
>> Does anybody have a hint here (I suppose Brian knows xfdesktop's code 
>> inside out)?
> Both of these features are already implemented[1], via gtk's theme
> system.  I'm not interested in putting options in the MCS plugin.
Yes, I thought you wouldn't. But now that I've started, I'd like to 
finish it, whether or not these options will be implemented. If you 
could give me a hint, I'd appreciate it nonetheless. I could use a 
patched version myself and/or provide a patch for stable releases, in 
case people are interested (which IMO is not too unlikely). Besides, it 
was a good exercise with gtk and xfce code.

Thanks again for any help,


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