View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to change computertemp applet background color to match curent theme?

June 19th, 2010, 03:57 PM
The Computer Temperature Monitor Applet's background color stays constant and ignores current theme settings.

I have attached a picture which shows the Radiance theme with the applet on the top bar. Notice how the background under the applet is a completely different color than the rest of the applets?

Is there any way to fix this?

June 28th, 2010, 05:20 PM
This bug is fixed in current svn trunk. To install enter these commands on terminal:

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge computertemp
$ sudo apt-get build-dep computertemp
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-common subversion
$ svn co http://svn.infinicode.org/computertemp/trunk/computertemp
$ cd computertemp
$ sh autogen.sh --prefix /usr
$ make
$ sudo make install

August 28th, 2010, 04:26 AM
You can also use checkinstall to make the sources into a package and install them:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall)

September 29th, 2010, 02:16 AM

I'm experiencing the same white background as impact.
I tried the code suggested by infinito but it was not recognized, didn't work.
Any ideas, it looks so darned ugly, using 10.04 and Bisigi Exotic panel.

Edit: I guess the key is SVN trunk, looks like a whole lot of work to simply chance a background color.

Thanks, guess I'll live with it.

September 29th, 2010, 02:41 PM
See this post....
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9629583&postcount=5 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9629583&postcount=5)

October 3rd, 2010, 01:26 AM
Checked out that link, no such file exists to edit.

Thanks for trying, it's no big deal, simpler to just use sensors-applet, I give up !

October 3rd, 2010, 05:09 AM
It's there.
Each theme has it's own gtkrc file.
Eg for the Ambiance theme it will be in the
/usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0 folder.

Then, because the themes in usr/share/themes are owned by root
you would use in the terminal.

gksudo gedit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

start the file browser with root privileges with

gksudo nautilus
and navigate to the gtkrc file.

If the theme has a panel.rc file you will need to edit that file.

October 3rd, 2010, 06:12 PM
Thanks stinkeye, I should have said I found the file but couldn't fine the code posted.
I'll give it a go again later and report back.
I'm new at this stuff and haven't been brave enough to touch anything root related...yet.

Edit: OK found Exotic panel.rc file and put a hash mark in front of 'bg_pixmap [NORMAL] = "panel.png" '.
Saved , logged off/in and it didn't work. Tried it with a space after the hash mark too.

Edit: Solved ! appended this line as described here, it worked

[gnome] Customising gnome panel applets - Page 2 - Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=884268&page=2)

@Thanks for your help with the 'root stuff' stinkeye, think I'm figuring things out. :)

February 16th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Thank you infinito and phosphoricx, it worked perfectly. I managed to download, compile and install the resulting package without a hitch and the background problem is fixed.

May 11th, 2011, 10:10 PM
...simpler to just use sensors-applet, I give up !

I tried everything this thread said, and I have come to the conclusion that this statement is true.