Phil Bull (philbull) wrote,
Phil Bull

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Feisty feature of the day #23 - Custom colours in themes

There are quite a few different themes that you can choose from on Ubuntu, and you can even mix and match icon, window border and control styles to personalise things a bit. Now, you can have some control over the colour of certain items too.

Press System -> Preferences -> Theme, click Customise and select the Colours tab. Then, alter the available colours to those of your choosing. That's all there is to it.

An example of changing the colours in a theme

While in theory you're no longer restricted to the theme designer's choice of colours, only a few themes actually support this feature at the moment (notably, Clearlooks). More themes should hopefully be compatible by next release (after Feisty).
Tags: colours, decoration, feisty, ffotd, gtk, styles, themes, ubuntu
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