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Support => New Users => Topic started by: Burkhard on July 18, 2019, 05:27:10 am

Title: Xfce-Panel theming problem (SOLVED)
Post by: Burkhard on July 18, 2019, 05:27:10 am
Hello, I Just switched the dark Xfce-Panel to a lighter theme, but some buttons (Whisker Menue Button, Volume and Keyboard Button) remain dark. How can I Switch the colour of these buttons also, so that eyerything looks equal?
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 18, 2019, 06:13:30 am
Switch from the Pepirus-Dark Icon theme, to the Pepirus-Light one (or some other icon theme designed to work with a light background).

In:-

Menu > Settings > Customise Look and Feel > Icon Theme (tab)



You may need to log off/on before all icons change .. or at least restart the panel with:
Code: [Select]
xfce4-panel -r


You may also need to choose a light coloured/matching Gtk theme.
(in fact his is probably the issue you're having)
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem
Post by: Burkhard on July 19, 2019, 05:32:35 am
No, Xfce-Panel restart doesn't solve the problem, I made a Screenshot but I don't know how to add it here. Ist there a theme script anywhere where I can change the desired button color? As I said, theme is installed in the way you explained, thanks for your quick answer.
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 19, 2019, 01:57:23 pm
You might want to read this
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4284.0.html
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem
Post by: Burkhard on July 20, 2019, 12:36:31 pm
So, okay, here comes the Screenshot. As you See in the left Panelside one Button/area/Icon remains dark (Whisker-menue), also on the right side beneath the time. Theme is Telinkrin.

(https://i.imgur.com/QBYo5CH.png)
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 20, 2019, 01:46:27 pm
The best way to achieve what you want would be to create a panel-backgound image in the colour(s) you want .. you can use the one at:-
/usr/share/peppermint/images/peppermix-panel-background.png
as a template.

Save it somewhere.

Then point the panel preferences at it .. as in:-

(https://i.imgur.com/opi6npu.png)
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem (SOLVED)
Post by: Burkhard on July 21, 2019, 09:57:49 am
Taking the peppermint.png leads to a complete dark panel, but you are on the right way, switching in the panel settings to the desired colour solved the problem. Hopefully in the way with peppermint 10.
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 21, 2019, 11:54:44 am
Yeah I meant for you to CREATE a light background image file using peppermix-panel-background.png as a template .. not to use it 'as is'.
Title: Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem (SOLVED)
Post by: VinDSL on July 21, 2019, 01:41:22 pm
Yeah I meant for you to CREATE a light background image file using peppermix-panel-background.png as a template .. not to use it 'as is'.

I've been following this thread, but keeping my 'mouth' shut - but, you finally said it :))

To the OP: I've made loads of custom desktops. Here's a small sampling:
 https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=VinDSL&FORM=HDRSC2

All I can tell you is, GiMP (https://www.gimp.org/) is your friend.