xfdesktop icon text color
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sat May 20 23:20:50 CEST 2006
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Nikolas Arend wrote:
> This color is stored as an mcs-setting in desktop.xml (just like
> color1/2 for the desktop background). It's read at startup by
> behavior_settings_load() and applied by
> xfce_desktop_settings_load_initial() which calls the function
> xfce_desktop_set_icon_text_color(desktop, &color). The subsequently
> called functions work in principle just like
> in xfdesktop-icon-view.c. Well, they're supposed to, that is.
> In my function xfdesktop_icon_view_modify_font_color(icon_view,
> text_color) I'd like to make the appropriate changes to the icon text
> color which then get applied by
> gtk_widget_queue_draw(GTK_WIDGET(icon_view)). But I'm not sure what
> exactly in the _XfdesktopIconViewPrivate structure I have to modify to
> alter the icon text color. I tried
> but that, as I said, changes the text color for the entire parent window
> of course (which looks funny).
> I basically tried to stick to the way your code is organized for desktop
> "Behavior" settings, the function and variable structure is actually the
> I could make the code available on my web site, if needed. I didn't
> create any patches yet.
> Does this help?
(See the gtk 2.0 section for the easy way, gtk 1.2 section for the hard
Xfdesktop uses GTK_STATE_NORMAL, GTK_STATE_ACTIVE, and
GTK_STATE_SELECTED, so you'll need three calls to gtk_widget_modify_fg().
Modifying the text background is a little more annoying, as there is no
gtk_widget_modify_base(). You can either use an inline resource file,
or gtk_widget_modify_style(), which is left as an exercise for the
Note that you probably need to reapply all this when the gtk theme
changes (you can put something in xfdesktop_icon_view_style_set(), which
just appeared in SVN a few minutes ago).
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