Re: gnome canvas and gtk menu questions

> >> Any suggestions about how to change the color of a single menu item?
> >> Is this a style/theming problem?  (I want to control just one menu
> >> entry.  I'm happy to let theming work for all the other parts of the
> >> menu.)
> >
> >	So what color do you want to set it to ? what if the theme uses that
> >color for the background ? will a different coloured menu give the user
> >the heebie jeebies - given that no other app does this sort of evilness
> >;-)
> In general, I would agree with you.  But this app has a very specific
> reason to do this: when you click on a blob, it represents a process
> on your system, and you get a menu that lets you send signals to the
> process.  That process has a color, keyed to the name of the process.
> The menu needs to have visual feedback to indicate that it's working
> on the process you want, not something else.
> But don't take my word for it, download the Tcl/Tk lavaps code or RPM
> from my web page and try it out.

How about this suggestion.  Instead of changing the colors of the menu
items, change the icon.  You can place icons next to menu items and
icons are usualy more eyecatching then coloring the fonts.  This allows
you to keep the items legible no matter what theme is used.  If you also
wish to have seperate icons for each menu item you can create a series
of colored icons based on the base icon.  Or to make things easy (and
you're not artisticly inclined) you can use a set of one type of icon,
such as translucent colored spheres.    


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