Non-alternating background colors?
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Aug 26 17:34:18 BST 2009
Christian Janoff posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:34:10 +0200 as excerpted:
> How can I change the alternating background colors to be *exactly the
> same* value in KDE 4?
You don't want /any/ difference? Most people want /some/. But it's up
to you, for your computer.
This is for 4.3.0, but earlier kde4 should be similar I think. This
should do it but I've not actually followed thru on it to double-check,
as I'm not quite ready go give up the color scheme I have now. =:^)
1) In System Settings, select Look & Feel, Appearance, Colors.
2) In the Color Settings applet, choose the Colors tab.
3) In the Color set: dropdown, choose View.
4) Your settings should be the Normal and Alternate Background settings
here. Click on the color button of the one you want to KEEP (that is,
5) In the resulting Select Color dialog, toward the bottom right, you
should see a textbox labeled HTML: It should contain a six-digit
hexidecimal number, prefixed with a hash (#).
6) Select that number and hit copy (Ctrl-C or right-click, copy).
7) CANCEL this Select Color dialog, because you did NOT want to change
the color here, and canceling ensures that no color change you made
accidentally gets applied.
8) Now click on the color button for the one you DO want to change.
9) In the resulting dialog, find, and select the HTML number for it.
10) Paste (Ctrl-V or right-click, paste) in the value you copied in #6.
11) OK out of this Color Select dialog, because this time you want to
save the changes.
12) Back in the Color Settings applet, at the bottom left, hit Apply.
If I'm not mistaken, that should do it for the mail display you
There are other Color sets besides view. Window, Button, Selection,
Tooltip. Each of these has its own Normal and Alternate background
settings. If you wish to, you may modify these as well.
Be careful, however. At the bottom of the Colors tab is a preview. As
you change colors make sure that the words in the preview are always
readable against the background. If they are not, you don't want to keep
it. Either modify another color so it's readable again, or hit reset
instead of Apply, so the changes aren't kept.
Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
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