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January 29th, 2013, 11:46 PM
Hi all.

Im using/experimenting with KDE at the moment.

I find it very hard (headache inducing) looking at the white panes (inside the windows).
For any length of time

I've had a look at the system settings and I can see a setting called "view background".

If alter this colour (to something like a light blue colour, then it's much easier on the eyes).
But anything the requires a white background (like the Kate or Gedit text editors
main text entry screens are then also turned light blue too)

So is there a way to change the background panes of windows without affecting everything else?

(Like how you could change the insides of windows to a pattern or a colour in the older versions of Gnome/Nautilus).

I've had a good Google round the net and experimented with some of the settings (in system settings) without much joy.

Info -
OS = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

TIA for any help or advice

January 31st, 2013, 09:10 PM
Thread moved to Desktop Environments.

January 31st, 2013, 09:22 PM
In the case of Kate one possible workaround is to create a color profile in Kate itself.

January 31st, 2013, 09:30 PM
If you go to System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Colors -> Colors and select 'Window' for 'Color set' you can set the value for 'Normal background' to what you like. This will not affect the viewing area.