I'm running into an odd, but not overly important, issue running
ROX-Filer on a Red Hat 8 box. The same build runs as I'd expect on my
RH9 box at home, under the same window manger etc (XFCE4 RC1).
Rox-filer uses the same gray colour for the body of the window as for
the toolbar on my RH8 box, but uses white like I'd expect under RH9.
Changing GTK2 themes doesn't seem to make a difference, it's always got
a coloured body area where it displays the files.
When launched from a console, some warnings are printed:
** (ROX-Filer:17436): WARNING **: pango-layout.c:2435: broken PangoLayout
(repeated 15 plus times).
Any idea if I'm looking at an issue with the older version of gtk2 and
pango on this RH8 box, a theme problem, or some issue with ROX-Filer?
It's really not a big thing, but it'd be nice to be able to have the
white background on the files area. Little visual improvements make
impressive amounts of difference to those fickle creatures we call end
users ;-) I now have 12 users using an LTSP-based XFCE4 environment with
ROX-Filer, mozilla and OO.o as their primary work environment, not
including myself. It's lovely to see apps that are clean, simple, fast,
but still do the job and do it well - both XFCE4 and ROX-Filer are
excellent examples of this.
Short answer, yes.
Try adding the following to your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file (create if necessary)
---- cut here ---
style "rox" = "default"
bg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
bg[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff"
widget_class "*Collection*" style "rox"
---- to here ---
This should set the Rox filer background to white. I use a similar method to match the background to my gtk1 styled apps.