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Xfce desktop icon labels tweak

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:21
by GNUday
Link to tutorial and sample pic here, enjoy.

Edit: Note; This does not work if you use the Greybird appearance theme.

Re: Xfce desktop icon labels tweak

Posted: 23 Aug 2014 14:11
by tek10
Great customization for my icon labels with a custom theme i'm working on. Had to change the x/y offset to 1 pixel to display right on this 1366x768 display.

Thanks for pointing this out! :D

Re: Xfce desktop icon labels tweak

Posted: 23 Aug 2014 15:47
by GNUday
tek10 wrote:Thanks for pointing this out! :D
No problem, glad somebody found it and made use of it. :D IMHO, some of the default desktop icon text backgrounds that come with some themes are just silly, ugly and ridiculous. :?

Also glad you tweaked the file, isn't that fun?! :mrgreen:

Re: Xfce desktop icon labels tweak

Posted: 11 Oct 2014 06:36
by amnesix
Great tip ! Thank you !

Re: Xfce desktop icon labels tweak

Posted: 11 Oct 2014 22:42
by greywolf
GNUday wrote:Link to tutorial and sample pic here, enjoy.

Edit: Note; This does not work if you use the Greybird appearance theme.
Thanks for this. First thing I always do on Xfce installs is get rid of "ancient" icon text settings! :)

One bit of info if I may; the slightly better way to do this sort of thing is to create a file called (something like) ".gtkrc-2.0.mine" and then call that file from the ".gtkrc-2.0" file with the following command:

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include "/home/<username>/.gtkrc-2.0.mine"
The reason for this is that many settings apps like "gtk-chtheme" and "lxappearance" change the .gtkrc-2.0 file by overwriting it. However, they observe and leave alone the "include" command so you don't lose your personal customizations when you change your gtk theme.

You can name your file anything you like ( I use .gtkrc-xfce) so long as the "include" command uses the correct file name.

Hope this helps,
greywolf.

Re: Xfce desktop icon labels tweak

Posted: 12 Oct 2014 01:00
by GNUday
greywolf wrote:
GNUday wrote:Link to tutorial and sample pic here, enjoy.

Edit: Note; This does not work if you use the Greybird appearance theme.
Thanks for this. First thing I always do on Xfce installs is get rid of "ancient" icon text settings! :)

One bit of info if I may; the slightly better way to do this sort of thing is to create a file called (something like) ".gtkrc-2.0.mine" and then call that file from the ".gtkrc-2.0" file with the following command:

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include "/home/<username>/.gtkrc-2.0.mine"
The reason for this is that many settings apps like "gtk-chtheme" and "lxappearance" change the .gtkrc-2.0 file by overwriting it. However, they observe and leave alone the "include" command so you don't lose your personal customizations when you change your gtk theme.

You can name your file anything you like ( I use .gtkrc-xfce) so long as the "include" command uses the correct file name.

Hope this helps,
greywolf.
Nice! Great tip, thank you. Never hurts to learn something new everyday. 8-)