I want to manually edit my color scheme, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

~/.themes/[your theme]/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
  • it could also be in /usr/share/themes/..... – hasen Sep 11 '09 at 2:44

If you regularly update locatedb , you can use

locate .gtkrc

to locate files in Ubuntu

  • I just tried it, got 6 different results and none of them is my current theme – hasen Sep 11 '09 at 2:42

There are two types of gtkrc files:

(1) "System-wide" theme files which reside in the location mentioned by hasen /usr/share/themes/<your theme>/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

(2) Your own customizations, which are stored in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 (Note that the 2.0 is important)

Usually there is no need to edit the system-wide files, and user customizations should be in the home directory

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