Lubuntu 14.04 Ignores User Color-Customization

Aere Greenway Aere at
Sun May 4 00:26:22 UTC 2014


I will report it as a bug.  What package should it be reported against?

Unfortunately, it appears to be one more step down the Ubuntu road of 
taking away customization.  So I'm doubtful anything will come of it.  
But it means a lot to me, so I will report it, nevertheless.

It may well be the end of color customization.

- Aere

On 05/03/2014 05:33 PM, Rafael Laguna wrote:
> More clues. I've tested on a few environments.
> 1. Lubuntu does no colorize at all. Nor fgtk2 nor gtk3.
> 2. XFCE (using Shimmer's gtk-theme-config) DOES colorize only gtk2 
> (pretty normal, as usually gtk3 is not able to do this)
> 3. Mate. The same as XFCE, only colorizes gtk2 apps (I insist, gtk3 
> apps cannot be colorized as is, they need to be tweaked via .gtk-3.0 RC).
> 4. Ubuntu hasn't this feature anymore.
> So, as colorization works in every environment as eexpected, the 
> problem is ours. But themes react fine in other desktops, so there's 
> no problem at all on engines or themes RC files.
> So, once tested all steps, there's only one left: the LXDE session 
> settings daemon. Shall we declare it as a bug?
> --
> Rafael Laguna
> Lubuntu Artwork Team
> 2014-05-04 0:23 GMT+02:00 Rafael Laguna <rafaellaguna at 
> <mailto:rafaellaguna at>>:
>     Yes, I can't customize Lubuntu-default, experimental Box, or even
>     Adwaita. Now I'm testing Xubuntu themes and they seem to be
>     un-colorizable too. Something's happening to the Desktop Settings
>     daemon. It's not theme or engine related. It also affects GTK3.
>     Let me try more tests on other environments and I hope to have an
>     answer or, at least, a clue.
>     --
>     Rafael Laguna
>     Lubuntu Artwork Team
>     2014-05-03 22:37 GMT+02:00 Aere Greenway
>     <Aere at <mailto:Aere at>>:
>         All:
>         I encountered a problem with Lubuntu 14.04 which (to me) is a
>         show-stopper.  I'm sure it isn't as important to others.
>         I have my own peculiar style of customized colors.  One of the
>         main reasons my primary system uses Lubuntu is because of the
>         color-customization, which retains the ease-of-use that was
>         present in Ubuntu 11.04.
>         I upgraded a Lubuntu 13.10 system for which the colors worked
>         fine. After the upgrade to 14.04, the color customization does
>         not appear in any windows I have tried (and I have tried a lot
>         of them).
>         Even in the window where you change the appearance with custom
>         colors, it shows that it remembers the colors I specified, but
>         the specified colors are not used in the window in which I
>         specify them.
>         It appears that color-customization can be done in the
>         preferences settings, but the color customization you specify
>         is universally ignored.
>         Does anyone have any idea of how to make color-customization
>         work in Lubuntu 14.04?
>         -- 
>         Sincerely,
>         Aere
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