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    Default Help with colours in file browse windows

    I am trying to adjust the style and colours of my desktop to match the openSuSE colour theme. I've based the colours on the OS web site colours. I'm having a problem with finding where the colours for some of the file browse windows are set. If you look at the images below you'll see that when the active bar looses focus the text colour changes to white making it invisible against the white background. I.E in the first image you can see in the left pane (directly below Desktop) the unfocused selection has white text so is invisible. Also, note the blue bar and how the text changes in the second image when the selection looses focus.



    My question is where are these colours set? I cannot find the setting anywhere. This only seems to happen to none native KDE apps, e.g. in the above example was with FF. I tried changing the FF themes to make sure it wasn't the FF theme but that made no difference so the settings are in KDE somewhere.

    I've looked under Desktop configuration>appearance>colours and I don't have blue set for anything.

    I'm using desktop theme Air but it was the same with Aya and Glassified.

    Any ideas where the text colour and selection bar colours are set for these file browser windows? I'd like to chage the blue to green and the white text to a colour that is visible.
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    Default Re: Help with colours in file browse windows

    Thanks but I think you misread my post. I already tried changing the colours in the colour settings and said I don't have blue set anywhere so those blue selection bars are coming from somewhere else. As can be seen below, I've adjusted the colours but it doesn't change the colours for the file browser windows for non KDE apps.


    KDE apps seem to use a different file browser window as shown below. These display the colours correctly.
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    Default RESOLVED:: Help with colours in file browse windows

    OK, after some more digging around and I found that it's actually the GTK based apps that are affected and are not conforming to the colours. So I went to Configure Desktop>Appearance>GTK Styles and Fonts and set the GTK Styles radio button to "Use another style". It was set to "Use my KDE style in GTK apps". I tried a few different options and found that setting the style to QtCurve seemed to fix the colours.

    No idea why the "Use my KDE style in GTK apps" wasn't the correct setting as it's name suggests it's what the setting should be.
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