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Color Themes for Wine on Linux

21 January 2007 One Comment

I became a fulltime Linux DESKTOP convert approx 8 months ago even though I have been administering, using, toying and playing with it for years. There were two programs holding me back from the changeover:

1. Dreamweaver
2. Fireworks

I finally made that changeover by keeping both programs available on my Wife’s windows PC that I can connect to via Remote Desktop. Not long after the changeover, I decided to give Wine another try. It was basically a matter of:

1. Install Wine via Synaptic (Wine 0.9.23)
2. Copy all my “Program Files\Macromedia\” files across to /home/username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Macromedia/
3. Export the registry from Windows and import it into Wine’s registry
4. Add some nifty magic
4. Voila (*nifty magic is not difficult but required and is relatively easy)

Now the issue has always been that the colour scheme was like Windows 98.. ugly as hell and today I was sick of my beautiful system tray colours with a Wine icon sticking out like dog’s balls. So I came across some people doing some color schemes in an Ubuntu forum. I am currently running “Default KDE” theme and here is the wine equivalent.

Just save it to a text file, call it colours.reg, open regedit (wine regedit) and import the file. If you are running a different colour scheme. You can use “KColorchooser” to work out which colours are which by running a Wine program and a KDE program and updating the appropriate areas in the reg file. Now my Wine programs look pretty much like any other KDE program.. sweet.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Control Panel\\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="239 239 239"
"ActiveTitle"="239 239 239"
"AppWorkSpace"="198 198 191"
"Background"="93 77 52"
"ButtonAlternativeFace"="200 0 0"
"ButtonDkShadow"="85 85 82"
"ButtonFace"="239 239 239"
"ButtonHilight"="255 255 255"
"ButtonLight"="255 255 255"
"ButtonShadow"="198 198 191"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="239 239 239"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="239 239 239"
"GrayText"="198 198 191"
"Hilight"="103 141 178"
"HilightText"="0 0 0"
"InactiveBorder"="239 239 239"
"InactiveTitle"="239 239 239"
"InactiveTitleText"="255 255 255"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="200 0 0"
"Menu"="239 239 239"
"MenuBar"="0 0 0"
"MenuHilight"="179 145 105"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="239 239 239"
"TitleText"="255 255 255"
"Window"="255 255 255"
"WindowFrame"="0 0 0"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"

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One Comment »

  • aa said:

    regedit: setValue failed to open key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Control Panel\\Colors

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