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(Disclaimer: I know there are much question about gnome shell panel customization. I've gone through each one of them and I do not think this one is a duplicate of any.)

I am trying to enhance my Gnome Shell panel (Gnome shell 3.6 from Ubuntu Gnome 13.04). My problem is that in the default theme, the panel and the inactive icons are almost the same shade of... black. See what I mean:

excerpt of gnome panel

I can barely see the (inactive) bluetooth icon or the caps and num lock indicators. Now, I know how to change the panel background by putting this in a personal them (in $HOME/.themes/MyTheme/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css):

@import url("/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css");

#panel {
    background-color: darkgreen;
    font-weight: bold;
    height: 1.86em;
}

which makes the icons more visible... but I would like t change the icon inactive color.

This stanza change the "foreground" icon color:

.panel-button {
    color: cyan;
}

(and the "shaded" color changes too...).

What is the trick to change just the shaded/inactive color?

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