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adjust nautilus context menu colors

KDE - May 26 2013
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Question:Hello everyone,

just installed ubuntu 13.04 and the winter mint theme (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Winter-Mint?content=157945)

Now i got the following problems and cant find a solution for it:

*) the context menu (right click) in nautilus has between the single options seperators which Im not able to remove
*) the background color of the context menu is set to light gray and the text color to white which makes it hard to read the single options

in gtk.css the gnome-application.css file is inclded. For my point of view, the following code should customize nautilus, but Im not sure which option sets the colors for the context menu. I tried a few, but there where no changes after reloading the themes with unity tweak tool.


* nautilus *
.nautilus-canvas-item {
border-radius: 2px;

.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {
color: #fff;
text-shadow: 1px 1px #000;

.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:active {
background-color: alpha(@theme_bg_color, 0.8);
background-image: none;
color: @theme_fg_color;

.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:selected {
background-color: alpha(@theme_selected_bg_color, 0.8);
background-image: none;
color: @theme_selected_fg_color;

.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:selected {
text-shadow: none;

NautilusWindow .sidebar .frame {
border-width: 1px 0 0 0;
border-style: solid;
border-color: shade(@theme_bg_color, 0.8);
border-radius: 0;

NautilusWindow > GtkGrid > .pane-separator {
border-width: 0px 0px 0 0;
border-style: solid;
border-color: shade(@theme_bg_color, 0.8);
background-color: @theme_bg_color;

NautilusNotebook.notebook {
border-right-width: 0;
border-bottom-width: 0;
border-left-width: 0;

NautilusNotebook .frame {
border-width: 1px 0 0 0;

NautilusQueryEditor .primary-toolbar.toolbar {
padding: 4px;
border-top-width: 1px;
border-bottom-width: 0;

NautilusQueryEditor .primary-toolbar.toolbar .button {
padding: 0;

NautilusQueryEditor .toolbar {
padding: 4px 4px 3px 4px;
border-width: 1px 0 0 0;
border-style: solid;
border-color: @toolbar_bg_color;
background-color: shade(@toolbar_bg_color, 0.9);

NautilusQueryEditor .toolbar:nth-child(2) {
border-color: shade(@toolbar_bg_color, 0.8);

NautilusNotebook.notebook NautilusQueryEditor .primary-toolbar.toolbar {
border-top-width: 0;

NautilusNotebook.notebook NautilusQueryEditor .toolbar:last-child,
NautilusNotebook.notebook NautilusQueryEditor .primary-toolbar.toolbar:only-child {
border-bottom-width: 1px;
border-bottom-color: shade(@toolbar_bg_color, 0.8);

.toolbar NautilusPathBar .button {
padding: 1px 5px;

Can anybody provide a detailed guide on nautilus customization, or does know which part of code has the be changed / added to change the color of the context menu?

Thanks in advice


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