A Problem With GIMP

Bill Vance kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org
Sun Jul 8 11:10:42 UTC 2018

On Sat, 7 Jul 2018, Nils Kassube wrote:

> Bill Vance wrote:
>> Using kubuntu 16.04.
>> When trying to use GIMP, there are little text windows that
>> appear to identify what various symbols, and some drop down
>> menu items are.  Unfortunately, the text, and the background
>> colors are so close, if not identical, that they can't be
>> read.
> Some time ago I found a solution to a similar question:
> Start systemsettings, go to "Application Appearence" -> "GTK". Change 
> the selection for GTK3 Theme from oxygen-gtk to something else and click 
> the "Apply" button.
> I'm not sure if that helps in your case as well because that was for 
> 14.04. I don't have a 16.04 system to try it there.
> Nils


In 16.04 it's Application Style -> GNOME Application Style (GTK).

I had to play with it for a while, but It eventually started working.
In, "GTK Themes", I selected, the GTK2 theme, "oxygen-gtk", and in
GTK3, "Default".  Below that in Icon Themes, a Fallback Theme of,
"GNOME".  I'm not sure which of the three, or combo  did the trick,
but it's now working properly.

Now if only I could get a deck of cards that wasn't designed by
an insect with 1000 lens eyes.  :-)


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