Welcome!

The kernel problem with recent updates has been solved. Find the solution here

Important information
-- Required MX 15/16 Repository Changes
-- Information on torrent hosting changes
-- Information on MX15/16 GPG Keys
-- Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

News
-- Introducing our new Website
-- MX Linux on social media: here

Current releases
-- MX-18.3 Point Release release info here
-- Migration Information to MX-18 here
-- antiX-17.4.1 release info here

New users
-- Please read this first, and don't forget to add system and hardware information to posts!
-- Here are the Forum Rules

Whisker Menu and Panel customisation [Solved]

Show us how you are setting up MX
User avatar
eugen-b
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 572
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:56 pm

Re: Whisker Menu and Panel customisation

#11

Post by eugen-b » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:41 am

richb wrote:
eugen-b wrote:
richb wrote:You can change the color with the Panel Preferences dialog>Appearance.
Yes, you can, but it will change the colour of the windows as well, afaik. I would like to change the Wisker menu colour without changing other colours.
Actually it does not. Right click on the panel, choose Panel then Panel preferences. Click the appearance tab and then the color block and pick a new color. Only the panel color will change.
Ok, I misunderstood what you meant. Didn't get you mean panel preferences. That's true, the panel colour is changing, but not the colour of Whisker menu.

@Jerry: Thanks, I'm checking the links.
MX-14 on a Via Eden 1GHz CPU thin client, 3GB RAM, Via VX800 chipset, Via Chrome9 HC GPU, 32GB M.2 SSD;
btrfs with @ and @home subvolumes for MX-14;
added @antiX and @antiXhome subvolumes and copied antix 13.1 base into them, adjusting Grub from MX-14.

User avatar
richb
Administrator
Posts: 19271
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:17 pm

Re: Whisker Menu and Panel customisation

#12

Post by richb » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:44 am

And I misunderstood that you wanted the whisker menu changed.
Forum Rules
Guide - How to Ask for Help

Rich
SSD Production: MX 18.1
AMD A8 7600 FM2+ CPU R7 Graphics, 16 GIG Mem. Three Samsung EVO SSD's 250 GB, 350 GB HD

User avatar
tascoast
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 1158
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:58 am

Re: Whisker Menu and Panel customisation

#13

Post by tascoast » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:00 am

Jerry3904 wrote:Check these (web search on "xfce whisker menu background color"):

http://amgworkshop.com/whisker-menu-theme/?ckattempt=1

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1768
It looks a lot like a web page style code to me, and easy enough to change around manually. Cheers Jerry.

(opaque inactive windows fun included along with before/after comparison)

Edit : I had Zikitwo for a theme so the current Greybird theme is a simple transition. Desktop Icon text is larger and I might adjust, but windows seem more compact.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 4GBRAM (64-bit), MX17/MX-16/antiX17/Mint 19

User avatar
eugen-b
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 572
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:56 pm

Re: Whisker Menu and Panel customisation

#14

Post by eugen-b » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:05 am

I only would suggest not to change the .gtkrc-2.0 file, but to create a gtkrc-2.0.mine file. This should override the former and not be overwritten by settings chages made with a GUI.

Edit: "Should" doesn't mean "it does". ;) It didn't work with editing gtkrc-2.0.mine but it worked with editing gtkrc-2.0
The result is a first step, needs further improvement, but looks promising.
MX-14 on a Via Eden 1GHz CPU thin client, 3GB RAM, Via VX800 chipset, Via Chrome9 HC GPU, 32GB M.2 SSD;
btrfs with @ and @home subvolumes for MX-14;
added @antiX and @antiXhome subvolumes and copied antix 13.1 base into them, adjusting Grub from MX-14.

User avatar
tascoast
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 1158
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:58 am

Re: Whisker Menu and Panel customisation

#15

Post by tascoast » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:20 am

eugen-b wrote:I only would suggest not to change the .gtkrc-2.0 file, but to create a gtkrc-2.0.mine file. This should override the former and not be overwritten by settings chages made with a GUI.
Renaming to gtkrc-2.0.mine and the original to gtkrc-2.0....

... reverted to the default file after a reboot but renaming *old worked for me, with a logout/login to take effect.
Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 4GBRAM (64-bit), MX17/MX-16/antiX17/Mint 19

User avatar
tascoast
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 1158
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:58 am

Re: Whisker Menu and Panel customisation

#16

Post by tascoast » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:13 pm

Orange Numix menu

Code: Select all

style "darkback"
{
 bg[NORMAL] = "#787878"
 bg[ACTIVE] = "#cd5444"
 bg[PRELIGHT] = "#fe634e"
 fg[NORMAL] = "#ccc"
 fg[ACTIVE] = "#fff"
 fg[PRELIGHT] = "#fff"
}
widget "whiskermenu-window*" style "darkback"
style "darktree"
{
 base[NORMAL] = "#404040"
 base[ACTIVE] = "#fe634e" 
 text[NORMAL] = "#ccc"
 text[ACTIVE] = "#fff"
}
widget "whiskermenu-window*TreeView*" style "darktree"
style "darksearch"
{
 base[NORMAL] = "#404040"
 text[NORMAL] = "#ccc"
}
widget "whiskermenu-window*GtkEntry*" style "darksearch"

http://amgworkshop.com/whisker-menu-theme/?ckattempt=1


I am familiar with hover/image swapping for html, such as making navigation buttons switch, but the example below didn't work, or seem visible when adding to or replacing the default code. I might need to experiment a bit and look for other examples.

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1768

I tried out a few different themes with the first menu settings and found that some themes over-ride certain parts of the menu settings, some don't. I do like the highlight around search boxes. I also notices that with some themes the active application category highlight (orange in this theme) appears to have a colour gradient although this might be my eyes or an illusion.eg xfce-winter, cadmium....?

Note: to switch menu themes I've simply saved .gtkrc-2.0 as gtkrc-2.0old and made some new files like '.gtkrc-2.0 Orange Numix menu' which I 'Save as.....gtkrc-2.0' and over-write the current style,keeping it simple for now.
Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 4GBRAM (64-bit), MX17/MX-16/antiX17/Mint 19

Post Reply

Return to “Themes and Screenshots”