Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Gnome3 Customization | Change Alt+Tab color

To change the color or transparency of Alt+tab App switcher in Gnome 3, you need to edit the file "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-sll.css"
You can do much if you know css basics.

Open the file

sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-sll.css

go to the section


use search to find it (ctrl + f)

the line

background: rgba(R,G,B,A);

The R,G,B for rgb values of the colour
Change it by referring here

A stands for alpha channel. use a value from  0.0 to 1.0
0 is transparent.

example :

.switcher-list {
    background: rgba(173,255,47,0.5);
    border: 1px solid brown;
    border-radius: 24px;
    padding: 20px;

    font-size: 9pt;
    color: brown;

In the example above i have changed the border colour to brown.

Happy hacking

1 comment:

  1. My only remaining gripe with Gnome 3 alt+tab is that it is difficult to recognize the window you are looking for by the small indicator. Other desktops have a larger picture or a better indicator so it is quick and easy to recognize a terminal from a browser from ....