Adwaita Purple (please?!?)

Also, I’m not really that wild on electric blue. If someone wanted to do a version of Adwaita in purple that would be really awesome.

I’ll pay you back by adding cool features to Empathy or something 🙂

Author: Danielle

Danielle is an Australian software engineer, computer scientist and feminist. She doesn't really work on GNOME any more (sadly). Opinions and writing are solely her own and so not represent her employer, the GNOME Foundation, or anyone else but herself.

7 thoughts on “Adwaita Purple (please?!?)”

  1. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-color-scheme 'selected_bg_color:purple'

    or edit the color in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

    or put this text into .themes/PurpleAdwaita/gtk-3.0/gtk.css:
    @import url("/usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/gtk.css");
    @define-color selected_bg_color purple;

    and then select PurpleAdwaita as your GTK theme with:
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme PurpleAdwaita
    Note that you may want to add a .themes/PurpleAdwaita/gtk-3.0/gtk-dark.css too for dark widgets that looks similar and says:
    @import url("/usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/gtk-dark.css");
    @define-color selected_bg_color purple;

  2. In GNOME3 you’re not supposed to make any change to the “consistent” and “high quality” visual appearance. They “specifically designed the GNOME 3 control center not to include theme installation/selection”, or changing theme colors for that matter.


  3. @Benjamin: I tried that approach before posting, but it seems not enough things use that colour as the basis.

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