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I'm using the Ambiance theme in Ubuntu 10.04 which I am generally quite happy with but I would like to change the tooltip color or font. I sometimes find it hard to make out the white text on the black background, so I would like to be able to change this to make it more readable.

So how can I change the tooltip color or font in the Ambiance theme?

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Goto System -> Preferences -> Appearance. In Themes select the Ambiance theme and hit the Customize... button.

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In the just popped up Customize Theme window select the Colors tab.

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Now edit the colors to your desired value. The Tooltips colors are highlighted on the screenshot.

Note: I'm using 10.10 but it should be similar on 10.04

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Any idea how to do that in 11.10? –  Christoph Oct 17 '11 at 20:20
    
just answered my own question: ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11345748&postcount=2 - Modify the /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc file. In the gtk-color-scheme string at the very top of the file, change the tooltip_bg_color and selected_fg_color entries and add a tooltip_fg_color entry. –  Christoph Oct 17 '11 at 20:26
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@Christoph Maybe you want to post that as a separate question & answer so it's more discoverable to others? Thanks! –  Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 13 '11 at 1:09
    
good idea. I provided an additional answer and edited the question. Imo, a separate question would fragment too much. –  Christoph Nov 13 '11 at 9:56

In 11.10/Oneiric, the method changed, since the configuration dialog is not available anymore.

Modify the /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc file. In the gtk-color-scheme string at the very top of the file, change the tooltip_bg_color and selected_fg_color entries and add a tooltip_fg_color entry.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11345748&postcount=2

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