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leviathan8
March 26th, 2011, 08:02 PM
The title may seem confusing, but I'll explain it in-depth here. My default theme is clearlooks set up with black colors. Here is a picture of it:

http://i.imgur.com/mDLwV.png

I really love it, but some applications (like Audacity, OpenOffice) look very awful with this theme. For example, in OpenOffice I cannot see anything, so I have to change my theme back to white every time I use it. But, I wonder if it is possible to run a particular application (OpenOffice), with an other theme (Ambiance) than the currently set one (black).

Thank you for reading. If I explained something wrong, please tell me.

Krytarik
March 27th, 2011, 12:35 AM
This isn't possible. But in the case of OpenOffice you can try to fix its appearance by modifying its own settings. This text is from the readme of the Elegant Gnome theme, which is also very dark:

To fix the wrong behavior of the OpenOffice with the dark themes, follow the next steps:
1. Start the OpenOffice.org
2. Go to Tool -> Options
3. Then OpenOffice.org -> Appearance
4. For the "Document background" choose - "white"
For the "Text boundaries" - "Gray 80%"
For the "Application background" - "Gray 10%"
And for the "Font color" - "black"Greetings.

~Plue
March 27th, 2011, 02:26 AM
/: try post #4 >> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=857335

leviathan8
March 27th, 2011, 08:14 AM
This isn't possible. But in the case of OpenOffice you can try to fix its appearance by modifying its own settings. This text is from the readme of the Elegant Gnome theme, which is also very dark:
Greetings.

That worked surprisingly well. Thank you.


/: try post #4 >> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=857335

I've tried the method explained in post 4 but with no success.