I am not sure what happened, but I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and it is unusable right now because of the white text on white background problem as seen in the screenshot.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
The only way I've found to change colors is to edit the following three files in whatever theme I'm using.
In the beginning of these files you'll find 4 pairs of core foreground and background colors used in applications based on the gtk 2 and gtk 3 libraries. Pair
Selected pair is for selected text and the tooltip pair is used for the tips that pop up when you hover over a button or link. These colors may be applied by applications with varying opacity or shadings. The colors you'll want to check are the base_color and text_color pair.
Here's an example of what I changed in the
Keep in mind that the ones you're most interested in are
are the ones that need to be edited
is the code for black text and white boxes, for this specific issue fro mthe screenshot you may need to change the other 6 elements and test out which affect that specific text element.
I am using Equinox Evolution Midnight on Sabayon linux with openbox and lxappearance does not change the colour of the white text on black text boxes or white text on white background in firefox (also libreoffice had reversed colours, yuck) I hope someone spends less time figuring this out because of this post
You can use dconf-editor (in package dconf-tools on ubuntu) and change the value at