Changing the font color on the panel

Noah Petherbridge root at
Sat Nov 22 23:27:13 UTC 2014

This is my .gtkrc-2.0 file (I set my text color to white cuz my GTK 
theme makes it black).

After editing the file, you have to restart the panel - it won't 
auto-update. Run the command `xfce4-panel -r` to restart it.

style "panel"
     fg[NORMAL] = "#FFFFFF"

     engine "murrine" {
         textstyle = 0

widget_class "*Panel*" style "panel"
widget "*Panel*" style "panel"
class "*Panel*" style "panel"

On 11/22/2014 02:45 PM, Rajesh Khan wrote:
> I have been working on this for a while now but all my efforts have 
> failed.
> I would like to change the forecolor of the font in my panel. For 
> instance the "Application Menu" is currently in white and I would like 
> to make it blue. While searching on this topic I came under a post 
> which stated that this could be accomplished by adding a stylesheet 
> parameter to the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 . However that did not work. I also 
> wanted to change the width of scrollbars adding that to my 
> ~/.gtkrc-2.0 worked. Now my question is how can i change the font 
> color of text in my panel . Any help would be appreciated. Below is a 
> copy of my .gtkrc-2.0 and I installed Xfce on top of fedora 20. I 
> tried putting in any randowm colour but nothing seems to work for the 
> foreground color of the font
> #change width of scrollbars
> style "myscrollbar"
> {
>      GtkScrollbar::slider-width=20
> }
> class "GtkScrollbar" style "myscrollbar"
> # this is the new part added by bgryderclock
> style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
> XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0
> #Text colors you can delete these if you want you use gtk theme colors
> fg[NORMAL] = "#ffff0f"
> fg[SELECTED] = "#00fff0"
> fg[ACTIVE] = "#00f0ff"
> }
> widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"
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