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I've been having issues with my interface (messed up colors, menus, and so on). i have deleted the .gnome folder, .gconf, .gconfd.

Some issues are still there especially with ambiance theme, I could get it fixed by installing some alternative ambiance themes (ambiance-blue, ambiance-red, etc).

The issue that I cannot fix yet is the color of dialogue windows' text. the background is grey, the text is white. Where can I find such setting?

Messed up dialogues

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Open the gtk.css file in the theme's folder. You'll see 'fg_color' line. Change the color to something dark like "#000000"

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in my ~/.themes folder? – alemur Apr 17 '12 at 10:27
the gtk.css is located in the Ambiance theme folder – ShowSomeMercy Apr 17 '12 at 10:28
this is what i have: alex@alex-ubuntu:~/.themes/Ambiance$ ls gtk-2.0 gtk-3.0 index.theme metacity-1 unity – alemur Apr 17 '12 at 10:29
haha sorry I forgot to tell ya. It is in /Ambiance/gtk-3.0/ folder – ShowSomeMercy Apr 17 '12 at 10:30
ok thx, there seem to be lots of settings in there, I'm going to have good fun :) – alemur Apr 17 '12 at 10:33

Install gnome-tweak-tool and it has option to change theme,icon,cursor try it am not sure it might help

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I can't seem to find such setting – alemur Apr 17 '12 at 10:22
If you change those themes and settings it change these colours thats why i posted it :) – Sreevisakh Apr 17 '12 at 12:13

You can install other GTK+ themes and have a try.

themes folder can be at ~/.themes(personal setting) or /usr/share/themes(global setting)

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