I'm using XFCE in Ubuntu 14.04. When I open gEdit, the tabs at the top are unreadable:
Having done some research, it appears that this is because gEdit is a GTK 2.0 application and this problem manifests itself if the theme you are using does not have specific workarounds in it for GTK 2.0 applications.
Here is what I have tried so far:
- This forum thread seems to indicate that using the Greybird theme would solve the problem. The above screenshot was taken with Greybird, and it did not solve the problem.
- This appears to be the same problem asked on StackOverflow. None of the answers are very helpful.
- This is a similar question asked here but the solution presented is for tabs that are very dark but not black: http://i.stack.imgur.com/mGJQE.png
- This forum thread suggest creating a configuration file for a fallback theme for GTK 2.0 applications. Creating this configuration file did not solve my problem.