Artwork for Lubuntu 12.10 - Gtk3 apps

Aere Greenway Aere at
Sat Oct 6 16:16:10 UTC 2012


Though I have no inside information on the development process of this,
I think I have seen this coming for a long time.  

In Ubuntu 12.04, I noticed that Gnome applications - particularly
Evolution Mail, started having black-backgrounds in a lot of places -
some of them important.  

I assumed this was done to match the much-favored (and pushed)
black/dark color scheme called "Ambiance"  of Ubuntu.  

When they did this, it required me to change my color scheme so that
button text is now yellow, since black on a black background is

I actually like the yellow button text better in my color scheme, but
there are a few contexts (in the Eclipse IDE, for one example) where you
end up with yellow text on a white background, which is extremely
difficult to read.  

It annoys me that they are pushing their favorite color scheme (Ubuntu
only has two choices) at the expense of everyone else's.  

Though I really wish developers would respect users' color choices, and
not make unreasonable color assumptions, over the years I have observed
that this wish is never going to happen.  

- Aere

On Sat, 2012-10-06 at 17:49 +0200, pierre gobin wrote:

> Message du : 06/10/2012 17:40
> De : "Lars Noodén " <lars.nooden at>
> A : lubuntu-users at
> Copie à : pierre.gobin at
> Sujet : Re: Artwork for Lubuntu 12.10 - Gtk3 apps
> On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 17:33:00 +0200 (CEST)
> pierre gobin wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I noticed that some applications in Lubuntu 12.10 have black borders
> around buttons and other components, and I find it not really
> aesthetic. I guess it only affects gtk3 applications. So bug or not
> bug ?
> > 
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Pierre GOBIN
> What's a typical application to check? Either my machine is not making
> the black borders or I have no GTK3 applications.
> /Lars
> ========================================
> Here a screenshot of update
> manager :


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