Dark Colors need Advice [Solved]

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Dark Colors need Advice [Solved]

Postby sqlpython » Fri Mar 18, 2011 17:00

Can't seem to shake the Dark colors on text and text background in the Panel at the Desktop's bottom.
Changed the Color behind the wallpaper and the Wallpaper.
Changed font colors
Changed Theme

I obviously missed something simple. The above has always worked before ?????

Point me in the right Direction.. I am embarassed... :oops:
Should be able to effect this change. Obviously my brain is turning to mush.. :lol: d
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Re: Dark Colors need Advice

Postby dunsurfin » Sat Mar 19, 2011 13:24

Could it be this problem?
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Re: Dark Colors need Advice

Postby sqlpython » Sat Mar 19, 2011 17:52

Thanks tried that one.......
All that does is reset the Desktop kde to defaults but the Black Text on Dark Grey Background color remains.
It does however remove ALL the other settings..Themes, Plazma, Widgets, Addons..
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Re: Dark Colors need Advice

Postby sqlpython » Sun Mar 20, 2011 17:56

OK, I have this Solved, at least to my satisfaction.
Keep in mind that my solutions is for my Thinkpad SL410 with a 14.xx wide Screen which sees some sunlight conditions. Also I didn't want to entirely lose that Customized Sabayon look which is Dark. However I did want to be able to read my panel popup notificatons and panel Settings and Other Settings. For my purposes the most import settings to address were...........in the
System Settings
Workspace Appearance > Desktop Themes >[Details] Leaving it with the Customized Choice
...........here I changed 2 settings Color Scheme [Oxygen] for me
....................................Panel Bacground [ Air for Netbooks] for me

Cursor Theme........... White

2nd Part
Application Appearance
Colors > Zion (Reversed)
...............Sticking in the Colors Settings pay particular attention to [InActive] and [Disabled] Tabs
...............Inactive (Intensity None slider at 50%
.........................Color ( [Desaturate] slider at 70%
.........................Contrast [Tint] slider at 20%
...............Disabled [/b](Intensity None slider at 50%
.........................Color ( [Fade] slider at 50%
.........................Contrast [Fade] slider at 50%

Pay attention when in the Inactive and Disabled tabs as to their Preview windows which show you the results for the Text and Background Colors you choices will produce.
I topped this off with a Dark Oskar 1.9 Firefox theme which has some animation you might want off.

EDIT
Ok As the Last Post #4 indicates LibreOffice Menus are Unreadable so these changes Below give the same effects and lets us Read the LibreOffice Drop Down Menus... These are Downloadable Right from the Particular Settings Menu. which makes that Particular change.
Appearence
Nuvola icon Theme
Altin akik Color Theme
WorkSpace
Kant2 Decorations
Oxygen (Black) Desktop Theme

Here is my Results........

Image
Image
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Re: Dark Colors need Advice [Solved]

Postby dunsurfin » Sun Mar 20, 2011 18:06

Glad you got it sorted to your satisfaction. :)
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Re: Dark Colors need Advice [Solved]

Postby sqlpython » Mon Mar 21, 2011 19:38

Yep, it is a balancing act for me. :)
I just noticed that LibreOffice like Firefox did not like my Choices entirely and the File/Edit/View Drop Down Menus have a lot of grey on grey Text which is not readable. No amount of Color fidgeting will entirely correct the situation.
So I must edit my first post as I had to make the System Settings changes to the Appearence/Schemes & Workplace/Decorations and Desktop Themes. Like So

Appearence
Nuvola icon Theme
Altin akik Color Theme
WorkSpace
Kant2 Decorations
Oxygen (Black) Desktop Theme

Now the LibreOffice Drop Down Menus are readable..
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Re: Dark Colors need Advice [Solved]

Postby sqlpython » Wed Mar 23, 2011 14:53

Here is another Good Dark Scheme Combo that I am now testing..
Once again beyond the look is App readablity..LibreOffice..Thunderbird..FireFox.
Just a Scheme Change...

Appearence
Nuvola icon Theme
fruit Black-Normal Color Theme
WorkSpace
Kant2 Decorations
Oxygen (Black) Desktop Theme
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