Re: GUIs are turning into seas of grey (gnumeric)
- Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2019 11:25:20 +0300
- From: Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: GUIs are turning into seas of grey (gnumeric)
On Fri, Feb 08, 2019 at 09:38:30PM -0600, David Wright wrote:
> I can't understand why modern GUIs are composed of grey20 widgets
> on a grey21 background. How am I meant to know what's going to happen
> when I press Return on each of these dialogue boxes, 13?
Enjoy your stock GTK+3 theme. Just joking, of course.
> We used to see things more like attachment 4 only a few years ago.
> How can I get back something like that?
>From the upstream POV - you should not. They like things looking that
way (i.e. non-contrast tablet style with HUEG fonts and widgets), they
discourage users from writing their own GTK+3 themes (which *can* change
the appearance of the dialog window in question).
If you're willing to risk funny-looking GTK+3 applications - I have a
solution for this particular case:
# apt install numix-gtk-theme
$ GTK_THEME=Numix gnumeric
Setting this theme systemwide is left as an exercise for the readers.