fakhamatia
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Color problem with Horizon Client in linux dark theme

Hi

I use this dark theme in Ubuntu 18.04.

I have problems with the color of text and menu in VMware Horizon Client.

I install the last version: 5.3.0.

Also, I have problems with HiDPI scaling in 4k monitors. everything is tiny and small.

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I have this problem with anydesk, but they support not respond to my mails.

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trickbot
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Same issue here with Ubuntu 20.04 and the built in Adwaita-dark theme.

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Sanderblomvaag
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Same issue with Pop OS 20.10 (Ubuntu)

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paigemuffin
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Hello,

I have the same issue with dark theme on Ubuntu 20.04 and have a work around for the issue which allows you to force a light theme for the horizon client.  I would prefer dark mode to be supported but this will do for now.

Close vmware horizon client.

In terminal navigate to this directory:

cd /usr/share/applications

Once in there

sudo nano vmware-view.desktop

On line 4 it should have something like:

Exec=vmware-view %u

Change it to:

Exec=env GTK_THEME=Yaru-light vmware-view %u

save file.

Restart app and now you should be able to view everything properly.

If you don't have Yaru-light as a theme you may need to change it to what ever your OS light theme is named.

I hope this helps some people.

 

EDIT:

System versions

Horizon Client version: 2106.1 / build: 8.3.1

Ubuntu 20.04 Linux 5.11.0-36-generic

GTK+ version: 3.24.20

Glib: 2.64.6

Sanderblomvaag
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Thx, this worked great for PopOS too.

Just changed the theme to Pop 🙂

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Sandra26
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Hello,

 

This works really well for me, thank you! Facing same issue here. Help is appreciated.

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stonemc
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It helped me on a current project, thank you!

 

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