drop-down menu color scheme

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Thu Oct 21 22:11:30 UTC 2010

On 10/21/2010 06:15 AM, Doug wrote:
> On 10/21/2010 06:06 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 21 October 2010 10:58, Doug<dmcgarrett at optonline.net>   wrote:
>>> On 10/21/2010 05:26 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>>> On 21 October 2010 10:23, Doug<dmcgarrett at optonline.net>     wrote:
>>>>> I'd like to have black letters on a white background when I
>>>>> snap on "Applications" or "Places" or "System"--can this be
>>>>> done?
>>>> Have you looked through the themes in System>     Preferences>      Appearance?
>>>> Colin
>>> Yes, that's one of the first places I looked.  It allowed me to set the
>>> desktop to a nice medium blue, but it does nothing for the menus,
>>> afaict.  I'm referring to the drop-down menus that appear when
>>> you snap on one of those items.  Right now, you get white letters
>>> on a dark gray background.
>> The themes set all those sort of things, there are many more that can
>> be downloaded online also.  For example the Human theme has black
>> letters on grey background.
>> I do not know of a way to just change the menu text colours.  Others may ...
>> If you google for create ubuntu theme I expect you will be able to
>> find how to make your own theme.
>> Colin
> A "theme" is just what I _don't_ want.  I got a nice uniform blue
> color for my desktop.  Let others have flowers and seascapes,
> but not for me.  I find it much easier to see and find the icons
> without all the clutter.
> --doug
Colin is correct.  What I expected to be desktop themes turn
out to be schemes for menus, and you can set up the colors
and fonts to get a nice readable display.  Thanx, Colin and
others who contributed.  I think I now have Ubuntu in a very
user-friendly guise.

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