xfdesktop icon text color
Nikolas.Arend at gmx.net
Sun May 21 12:59:50 CEST 2006
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
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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
> reader ^_^.
> 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).
Thanks a lot Brian, that helped, changing both the alpha value and the
text color via the mcs plugin seems to work now. I think I will create a
patch for the next beta release and post it on the mailing lists, in
case anybody is interested.
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