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?

closed as too localized by jrg, Marco Ceppi Dec 13 '11 at 18:53

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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.

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