Dark Theme

Tron tron at hotbox.ru
Tue Apr 23 23:24:59 EDT 2013

Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control plugin does not seem to offer a way of 
changing individual buddy text color either.  What's the solution for 
those who like to work "white on black"?

On 4/21/2013 12:51 AM, Phil Hannent wrote:
> Good morning,
> On 21 April 2013 02:59, Tron <tron at hotbox.ru <mailto:tron at hotbox.ru>> 
> wrote:
>      Changed my OS theme (in Win XP) to dark - to reduce eye strain
>     and get
>     a more comfortable programing environment. Now white text appears in
>     black windows. Worked fine for most apps but in Pidgin individual
>     "Buddies" are invisible. The titles of groups appear in
>     white print and are visible but individual entries in each group
>     retained black text and so stay invisible on a black background until
>     a particular entry is selected and therefore highlighted. Can this be
>     reprogrammed so individual entries change their text color just as
>     titles do - in obedience to the general OS theme?
> Someone more authoritative might know more than me. However as far as 
> I am aware Pidgin uses the GTK Themes which are not linked directly to 
> the Windows XP themes. You can alter the GTK themes via a plugin in 
> Pidgin.
> Buddy List -> Tools -> Plugins -> Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control -> Configure
> I am not sure if what you are looking for is within that Plugin, if 
> not then someone that knows more would possibly be able to point you 
> in the right direction.
> Regards
> Phil Hannent

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