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Month: September 2019

Re: [trinity-users] Q: Alternative list background

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 08:01:25 -0700

On Sunday 29 September 2019 05:35:42 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have konqueror set to a dark background with bright font. When I use icon
> view, things look great. But any list view uses the color from "alternative
> list background" that is set in tcontrol, which in my case is light to
> match the light background of all other windows with dark font. This leads
> to light/dark lines in konqueror (which I do not want, I want dark
> background and maybe a slightly lighter alaternating background). When I
> set alternative background to bdark, then konqueror looks fine but e.g. ark
> has zebra stripes.
> Does anybody know of a way to make konqueror not use the alternative list
> background?
> Nik

Hi, Nik! 

Like yourself (I imagine), I am getting to that age where my old eyes don't 
like looking at computer screens with light backgrounds and dark fonts; I get 
watery eyes and a headache after an hour or so. 

In Konqueror, you need to check both <Settings> and <View/Configure 
Background>; but it seems like you have already done that. 

What you need to next is found in <TCC/Appearance & Themes/Colors/Alternate 
Background in Lists>. (I have attached two screenshots, one of Konqueror, one 
of TCC, which ought to be self-explanatory.) 

For this last component, you may wish to search for a config file, with 
extension .kcsrc (in the old KDE3). The TDE equivalent for this file has the 
extension .kksrc, but otherwise they just reuse the same old KDE3 config. 

* Small problem here: I forget where it's kept in Trinity. When I install my 
system, I now just run a command that copies over all my settings, the same 
settings that I've been using since 2006 or so, in KDE3 and then TDE. (I am 
doing a search, using Konqueror, but it's slow.) 

** Two possible locations: 
(However, my desktop seems to obey the config file that resides in the first 
location. Somebody else can correct me, if this is wrong.) 

If you can find this config file and save backups of your original and your 
customized settings, you'll save some headaches, because it's easier than 
trying to recreate your preferred appearance. 

good luck