How to make Tomboy Notes have a different theme that are easier on the eyes like black font over a lightgrey background rather than a darkgrey font over a white background. I have explored Tomboy's preference window, toyed a bit with gnome "appearance" settings, and even tried to tweak the Gtk+ code but nothing seems to work.
First, it looks like in my desktop setting, I need to restart my X session for widget colours settings could be applied. I could use the
Second, the text colours (highlight, titles, links, ...) are defined in NoteTag.cs file in the Tomboy sources (
e.g. use foreground-yellow instead of background-yellow on highlight
Unfortunately there is no way to do this in Tomboy yet.
You can get an alternative though. Try KNotes.
Both these alternatives let you change notes background color.
Hope This Helps!