Bug 2028680

Summary: RFE: please add themes to virt-viewer's preferences
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Todd <ToddAndMargo>
Component: virt-viewerAssignee: Daniel Berrangé <berrange>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 35CC: berrange, cfergeau, fabiano, marcandre.lureau, victortoso, virt-maint
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Description Todd 2021-12-02 23:04:22 UTC
Fedora 35

As of Fedora 35, virt-viewer now defaults to a "dark" theme. This is a pain in the neck (not my exact word) as it makes so I can not tell the edges of my virt-viewer window and have actually shutdown my host a few times by accident.

This is my workaround:

bash -c "GTK_THEME=Adwaita:light remote-viewer spice://"

In virt-viewer's decorations, there is a preferences option. Would you please add at least the following three theme choices:


And yes, I know developers like dark themes as light attracts bugs, but the rest of us have to use it.

Many thanks,

Comment 1 Todd 2021-12-03 21:55:11 UTC
Please make the default "System"

Comment 2 Todd 2021-12-03 22:00:29 UTC
Just added:

RFE: please add themes to virt-viewer's preferences

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2022-11-29 17:26:06 UTC
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