Font color in gnome panel

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Mon Jun 30 17:35:12 UTC 2008

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:23:23 +0200
Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at> wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 22:29 +0530, Sridhar M.A. wrote:
> > As the subject line says, how can one change the color of the font
> > that is used in the gnome panels (top and bottom)?
> Rightclick the Terminal -> Edit Current Profile ... -> go to tab
> "Colors". The text and background color options are there

No, he's talking about the gnome-panel, not gnome-terminal :)

I have done this with a snippet I picked up somewhere on the web (I
can't recall where so I can't give credit to the person who came up
with it)

Put a file with this contents in ~/.gnome2/panel-fontrc  : (create the
file with an editor - gedit or whatever you prefer)

style "my_color"
fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
widget "*PanelWidget*" style "my_color"
widget "*PanelApplet*" style "my_color"

You can of course change the colour ( the above gives a white font -
use a colour chooser to get the hex code you need)

This seems to work well :)

Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at>
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