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How do I go about changing the white background on nautilus-elementary's side pane?

I want to change it specifically to match the color of the toolbar and status-bar.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Add the following to your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file (create one if it doesn't exist):

style "nautilus-sidepane"
    GtkTreeView::even_row_color   = "#F2F1F0"

widget_class "*NautilusSidePane*" style "nautilus-sidepane"

Then log out and back in (or restart Nautilus with nautilus -q, or change to another theme and back to the old one).

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Thanks! That looks so much better. – user6465 Jan 16 '11 at 20:49
Do I have to do something (other than write this to ~/.gtkrc-2.0) to get it displaying? – Oli Jan 16 '11 at 22:40
@Oli: Updated the answer. – htorque Jan 16 '11 at 22:43
By the way, I submitted your answer to OMG!ubuntu. – user6465 Jan 16 '11 at 23:43
Hi, I wish i could make that work. I did exactly what adviced, but even after reboot it looks the same: screenshot What can went wrong? Maybe this file has to be placed in a different folder than /home ? Any Ideas? – bernd Jan 22 '11 at 21:07

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