The default font color in the Ambiance theme is gray and the contrast makes it hard to read. How can I keep the theme but make the font dark? I knew how to do this prior to Ubuntu 11.10 but now I can't find it. Thank you.
To change the system font color of the Ambiance theme from gray to black, you can edit these three files:
/usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/settings.ini /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
In these files change
This should greatly improve contrast and make applications' menu and dialog text much easier to read.
This post may not help you, but may be useful for others :) Open the terminal (on top left you will find the File ... menu when you highlight the terminal) go to Edit->profile preferences
click on colors tab, uncheck "use system colors.."
select one of the options or customize the backgrounds and foreground colors.