Dolphin settings

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Sun Jun 12 18:00:33 BST 2011

Sven posted on Sun, 12 Jun 2011 04:59:15 -0700 as excerpted:

> Having updated from kde 4.4 to 4.6. In Dolphin the text for the filename
> column is black. The text for the other columns (date, permission etc)
> are now pale gray. I can not find where to change this back to all black
> since the gray is really hard to see (om my screen at least).

My colors are different, indicating it's a setting somewhere, but I see 
what you mean.

I don't have time ATM to investigate, but it's probably a setting in 
kcontrol (systemsettings that aren't systemsettings, but user-specific kde 
settings for the most part and here, so the kde3 term kcontrol is more 
accurate), colors.  But the way kde now sets colors is... complex.  Some 
of them aren't set directly, and there are several different categories 
each with a number of individual colors that can be set.  Try help to get 
a better description, then be sure your current settings are saved to a 
scheme so you can get back to them and start experimenting, always 
ensuring that the foreground/background combinations are readable.

The other thing you can do is try adjusting your monitor for best color 
and contrast.  That's accomplished using kgamma, which invokes the same 
settings dialog found in kcontrol, hardware, display and monitor, gamma.  
But if your monitor won't show all colors, it won't show all colors and 
all you can do is make the best of what you have.  Still, it's definitely 
possible that you can increase contrast where you need it, here.  I was 
able to do so with a less than perfect display some time ago, before I 
cracked it, and upgraded to a far better LED based one.

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