View Full Version : Can't Customize Desktop Theme
01-30-2012, 12:10 PM
Because english isn't my native language, forgive me if there is some error in my word.
I am running PC-BSD 9.0 on my computer with Intel i3 processor and Intel Graphic Accelerated Card in virtual box under Microsoft Windows XP host operating system.
When I am installing PC-BSD 9.0, I choose both KDE and GNOME as my default Desktop Environment. I have no problem when I am using KDE, but when I am using GNOME I have one problem.
In GNOME, I can choose my desktop favorite theme, but I can't customize it as I like. When I change the active window color with green color, it still appear in blue color as default.
I'm sorry, I didn't know if the bug is from FreeBSD or PC-BSD, but I am very sure the bug didn't come from GNOME itself.
02-05-2012, 12:10 PM
It looks like i have the same problem with XFCE but i found out that pcbsd starts a new desktop in front of mine (or mysteriously charges new conf) - i'm installing gnome2 right now. I'll give you an answer as soon as it is installed.
07-03-2012, 02:48 PM
If you are able to test one of the latest snapshots or an upcoming beta, please let us know if this is still an issue.
12-25-2012, 05:46 PM
I am running PC-BSD 9.1-RELEASE with GNOME2 and have the same problem. I cannot change input box color, window color, or selected item color.
I like a darker theme so I need to lighten the text color and darken the above mentioned.
If I log in as root everything works as it should. This problem is only in the user accounts.
Someone else had the exact same problem: http://forums.pcbsd.org/archive/index.php/t-16367.html Not solved.
PS I am still a relative noob to BSD.
Thanks for your time.
12-30-2012, 10:52 PM
I've noticed that theme changes to controls and selected item color in my Gnome2 take effect only after rebooting. Should that really be necessary? I thought they happened on the fly.
Come to think of it, a lot of changes don't take place until after a reboot. I took a desktop screenshot last night, saved it to my desktop, and when I looked it was not there. After a reboot there it was... on my desktop.
Sorry to go a little off topic, but I wonder if there may be some relation there.
01-15-2013, 04:24 AM
It should be enough to exit the desktop to the login (user selection) screen (http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/File:Login1.jpeg) and then re-enter your desktop of choice. A reboot *should not* be necessary. I believe there is also a way to restart X windows (all desktops are layered atop this) without a reboot but I do not know the method off the top of my head. Perhaps the next person knows?
02-07-2013, 01:43 AM
If you are not used to using gnome "ctrl H" to show hidden files.
Comment out the line: include "/usr/local/share/themes/QtCurve/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"
Log out/Log back in.
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