I have a problem with color rendering in Evince (3.18.2) in Ubuntu 16.04: the colors are darker than normal since a few days. Below a picture that shows a pdf file rendering in Okular on the left (correct) and in Evince on the right (too dark).

Okular vs Evince

Is there a way to tune or to reset the color scheme of Evince ?

EDIT: I have the same problem with EyeOfGnome when opening image file. May be the problem relates to gnome. Still trying to find an explanation.

EDIT2: The problem seems related to gnome apps and several users seem to try to solve it (such as (Unity desktop) My applications became darker for unknown reason or Why have colors suddenly become dark and saturated in Gtk3 features & applications on my GNOME system?).

  • Did you customize it? Try to rename ~/.config/evince folder. – Redbob Oct 13 '17 at 16:42
  • @Redbob: I did not customize evince directly and it is the only application with this change of colors. I tried to remove ~/.config/evince folder and also to remove/reinstall evince but with no luck. – Lgen Oct 13 '17 at 16:57
  • I think you activated the "evince night mode" with f7 or f9 key, not sure what key is... try disabling it in the menu bar – Egon Stetmann. Oct 13 '17 at 17:18
  • @RenatoA. Thanks but I can't see such a "night mode" in Evince. There is a "inverted colors" menu item but changing this does not solve the problem (it literally invert colors). – Lgen Oct 13 '17 at 17:28
  • @Lgen this happens too in shotwell – Egon Stetmann. Oct 17 '17 at 3:44

I have had a similar colour change with menus, titlebars and terminal windows. I asked a question about it just now, but maybe it is the same cause?

Strange colours in Ubuntu since 12.10.2017

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  • I'm not sure that the problem is the same since I only have a change in color scheme in pdf rendering. All other elements (menus, titlebar, terminal...) remain correct. – Lgen Oct 13 '17 at 17:00

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