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I'm trying Linux Mint Debian Edition XFCE, and want to use a specific theme; only drawback - the font color and font shadow are unreadable, how can I change them? Also the active/inactive color window separation is very hard to distinguish. I added a screenshot for demonstration. enter image description here (seems that stackexchange doesn't zooms in the image when clicking, so you have to use the "right-click>view image" option, I apologize)

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You will need to copy the theme from "/usr/share/themes/themename/gtkrc" to $HOME/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkrc and modify it. Please see xfwm4 theme guide on the xfce wiki.

(1) Shadow,

Text shadow

A shadow can be added to the title text by setting the boolean value “title_shadow_active” for the focused window, and “title_shadow_inactive” for the other unfocused windows.

Possible values are “false”, “true”, and “frame”.

(2) Titelbar decorations,

For title bar decorations, xfwm4 uses 5 pixmaps named title-1-active.xpm to title-5-active.xpm with top-left-active.xpm and top-right-active.xpm making up the corners on each end as per figure 2 below.

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