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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    Quote Originally Posted by herbie643 View Post
    Well I have changed a theme, Ambiance GNOME Shell Theme, I believe from half-left, and the only thing left is, How do you change the text color of APPLICATIONS, PLACES & DEVICES and RECENT ITEMS. Now by that I mean, the actual text, not the buttons.
    I have looked high and low in the gnome-shell.css and was unable to make that change.
    Any ideas?
    Looking at this briefly, I couldn't see an easy fix. I'll get back to you on this... It may be as simple as defining the font in whatever section is applicable, I'll play around and see.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinBenner View Post
    Are you running the latest gnome-shell, or the one from the official Ubuntu repository? If you are running the latest one, I changed the color of that area by altering .overview { in gnome-shell.css. Mine is now transparent, and it looks like this:

    .overview {
    background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.20);
    }

    Let me know if this solves your problem, and if so, I'll add it to the tutorial.
    Although I still love Gnome, I decided to switch. My desktop needs to run conky. I did get it to work though, on a later version.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    hi,I've modified the gnome-shell.css and restart the gnome-shell,but it dosn't work,I just want a smaller icon....my path is /home/username/gnome-shell/source/gnome-shell/data/theme/gnome-shell.css is that ok?

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    Hey everybody.

    I'm a big ubuntu fan and been using it for years but haven't given nearly as much back as I want to have helped so hopefully this tip may save some of you designers a little time.

    I've been redesigning templates for gnomeshell and rather than totally restart your full shell try this;

    Press Alt+F2 and type 'rt' as this reloads only the Gnome Shell Theme. Not the full gnome-shell.

    Hope this helps in the productivity.
    Last edited by ferreter007; May 1st, 2011 at 12:27 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    Quote Originally Posted by ferreter007 View Post
    Hey everybody.

    I'm a big ubuntu fan and been using it for years but haven't given nearly as much back as I want to have helped so hopefully this tip may save some of you designers a little time.

    I've been redesigning templates for gnomeshell and rather than totally restart your full shell try this;

    Press Alt+F2 and type 'rt' as this reloads only the Gnome Shell Theme. Not the full gnome-shell.

    Hope this helps in the productivity.
    Thanks ferreter, I've added this to the first post...

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    Smile Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    Here are 2 changes done from my side.

    1. Changed the top panel color to transparent

    #panel {
    color: #ffffff;
    font-size: 12px;
    background-color: black;
    }

    to

    #panel {
    color: #ffffff;
    font-size: 12px;
    background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.20);
    }


    2. Made the days of other months appear distinctively.

    .calendar-other-month-day {
    color: #cccccc;
    }

    to

    .calendar-other-month-day {
    color: #ffff00;
    }

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    nice tutorials

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    I'm looking for the css selector path that lets me style the hyperlinks in the chat message popup.

    If you're not sure what I'm referring to then have a look at this image that I found on the gnome website.



    I didn't want to upload a screenshot of my own chat sessions for privacy reasons.

    I'm currently using the Nord theme from deviant art and the hyperlinks are white text on a white background... so fairly difficult to read before clicking.
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    The little death that obliterates...

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    Hey guys, thanks for all of the useful tips. I was wondering if anyone knew how to change the color of the text in the shell's calendar so that each event matches the color of their respective calendar. Thanks!

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    Re: HOW-TO: Easily alter the appearance of Gnome Shell (Beginners)

    One extra tip to add to this thread: you can use LookingGlass to get some "inspect element" functionality like that found in Firebug.

    https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/LookingGlass

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