Change the colors of GTK themes

Customize the colors of GTK themes it wasn’t an easy task, until now. Thanks for the tool GTK Theme Preferences users of desktop environments using GTK themes will be able to change the colors of their favorite themes with ease.

The tool has been created by Hindu artist Satya, who is none other than the creator of the Greybird theme. Default theme of Xubuntu and which we talked about in Ubunlog.

GTK Theme Preferences works with any theme, both GTK2 and GTK3, and allows you to configure:

  • The background color selection
  • The background color of the panel
  • The color of the panel text
  • The background color of the menus and
  • The color of the menu text

Regarding the panel background colorIt doesn’t matter if you use it unity, XFCE o GNOME, The tool works on any of the three.

GTK Theme Preferences allows us to do what was done in GNOME 2.x with extreme simplicity through desktop environment preferences. Unfortunately the tool disappeared and it is only until now that his successor appears. Also, everything seems to indicate that GTK Theme Preferences will be included in the default installation of Xubuntu 13.04.


GTK Theme Preferences can be easily installed on any distribution in the family Ubuntu adding the repository shimmerproject with the order:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shimmerproject/ppa

Then just refresh the local information and finally install:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gtk-theme-config

Once the installation is complete you can start the tool from the launcher of your choice.

More information – Install the ‘Greybird’ theme in Ubuntu 12.04, Themes
font – Web Upd8

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