EsoErik

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

 

Making boincmgr Legible with a Dark Global Theme on Linux

I prefer to use a dark themes when convenient because it is much easier on my eyes than bright themes. However, on my Gentoo workstation, the BOINC manager application has an obvious problem with dark themes:
The following short script works around this issue by overriding my custom theme with the default theme - but just for BOINC, leaving everything else in quiet colors.

#!/bin/bash

cd ~wix/BOINC
GTK2_RC_FILES=/etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc GTK_RC_FILES=/etc/gtk/gtkrc ./boincmgr&


Launched by the script, BOINC Manager's task list alternate rows are legible:

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