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#1 2019-05-16 21:51:51

Wismut
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[SOLVED] Changing OB menu colours in OB theme

As I want to change the all colours automatically, I would also like to change the colours of the OB menu. Unfortunately, changing menu.items.bg.color, menu.items.active.bg.color, menu.title.active.bg.color do not seem to have an effect. What do I need to change if I want to change the background color of the openbox menu (both in the highlighted & non-highlighted case)?

Last edited by Wismut (2019-05-17 07:30:33)

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#2 2019-05-16 22:03:27

damo
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Re: [SOLVED] Changing OB menu colours in OB theme

Wismut wrote:

As I want to change the all colours automatically, I would also like to change the colours of the OB menu. Unfortunately, changing menu.items.bg.color, menu.items.active.bg.color, menu.title.active.bg.color do not seem to have an effect. What do I need to change if I want to change the background color of the openbox menu (both in the highlighted & non-highlighted case)?

Did you use the correct <theme>/openbox-3/themerc file?
Did you deselect/reselect the theme using obconf?


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#3 2019-05-16 22:48:24

brontosaurusrex
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Re: [SOLVED] Changing OB menu colours in OB theme

You can also get active theme name as such

xml2 < $HOME/.config/openbox/rc.xml | grep 'theme/name'

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#4 2019-05-17 04:45:18

ohnonot
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Re: [SOLVED] Changing OB menu colours in OB theme

what others said.
I have a hotkey to "reconfigure openbox" - you can also use

openbox --reconfigure

this needs to be doen after every theme change.
the theming specs are here.
not all options are available for all contexts.

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#5 2019-05-17 07:30:08

Wismut
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Re: [SOLVED] Changing OB menu colours in OB theme

Thank you all. I found out that in my themerc, menu.items.bg and menu.items.active.bg were not set, so trying to set menu.items.bg.color and menu.items.active.bg.color did not work.

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#6 2019-05-18 02:09:44

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Re: [SOLVED] Changing OB menu colours in OB theme

Sort of Off Topic, bl-obmenu-generator by forum-member martix is pretty awesome..

https://notabug.org/martix/bl-obmenu-generator

jgmenu by BL developer malm is in active development...

https://github.com/johanmalm/jgmenu

Other options...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=3387

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#7 2019-05-18 09:37:35

Wismut
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Re: [SOLVED] Changing OB menu colours in OB theme

Thanks, I will check them out. Right now, my OB is using the XFCE menu (it did so right after installing openbox on my Fedora XFCE base system), but having some tools to tweak it is very nice smile

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