Adwaita GTK3 on F18 no longer honors bgcolor

Gordon Messmer yinyang at
Mon Mar 18 01:55:29 UTC 2013

On 01/16/2013 08:03 PM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> Under Fedora 17, I was able to select an alternate background color for
> GTK2 and GTK3.  Under F18, only the GTK2 applications honor the setting.
>   Before I file a a bug, does anyone know if this behavior was an
> expected change?
> $ dconf dump /org/gnome/desktop/interface/
> [/]
> gtk-color-scheme='selected_bg_color:#493f53;'
> $ cat .gconf/desktop/gnome/interface/%gconf.xml
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <gconf>
>          <entry name="gtk_color_scheme" mtime="1358361695" type="string">
>                  <stringvalue>selected_bg_color:#493f53;</stringvalue>
>          </entry>
> </gconf>

In case someone else finds this in the archive: you need to use CSS to 
style the Adwaita theme, and possibly others, now.

$ cat .config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
/* GTK theme preferences */
@define-color theme_selected_bg_color #493f53;

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