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Does anybody know if and how I might be able to change the color of the dropdown menus in Maverick's default theme?

I like most parts of the theme enough to not really want to change, but I find the black dropdown menus hard to stomach.

I think the inverse would be nice and would provide a nice contrast with the black menu and title bars.

However, the customize dialog (in Appearance) doesn't give the option to make this change. Is there another way?

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You might want to have a look at the Gtk theming tutorial.

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That's a bit difficult, you have to modify /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc file. It's not as difficult as it seems to be, the syntax is very intuitive. I don't know how is the dropmenu called in this progamming language, but it must be something with «menu», I think. The only thing you have to know is RGB code of colors.

I had a look at the file and it seems to be the style "menu" = "dark" { part in gtkrc.

Remember to make a backup.

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