xfdesktop icon text color
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sat May 20 22:23:14 CEST 2006
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Nikolas Arend wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
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>> Nikolas Arend wrote:
>>> 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, 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,
Well, it really depends on *how* you're implementing it. It's hard to
help in the dark ^_^.
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