I am experiencing an annoying issue with XFCE that I don’t know were to start debugging.
I am using gnome-calculator but it has a dark themed results display window. So that i can barely make out the results (see below pic bottom right).
All my themes are light themes and no other app (as far as I can tell) seems to be affected.
The GTK folks are f-ing things up at the moment when it comes to enforced themeing (and other issues), and they’re changing things constantly, so even if you find a solution today it might not work tomorrow. I just had a discussion about this with a disgruntled Arch-using firend, and she was NOT happy.
I reinstalled everything (i.e. OS reinstall from scratch) and it was fixed (meaning the problem was not present in the new install).
The easiest solution would be to download a fresh copy of the theme in your ~/.themes folder. If that doesn’t fix it you’d need to do some debugging.
If i were to debug the same thing again, I’d look into the theme files itself and find something specific to the application, as I’ve realized a lot of themes add specific styling rules for various popular apps (look for css files in the gtk3 folder of the theme). Also If I weren’t able to find where the rule is defined, I would define my own rule to override anything that affects the screen element I was interested in.
Could I ask you to please share some dotfiles for the relevant configurations, so I can compare and contrast, as well as draw inspiration? (first time I am dealing with this specific field). Thank you in advance!