Aurora GTK Engine 1.4 Fix for Thunar

I have discovered a one-liner fix to the Aurora GTK Engine, for the bug where the menu opens and then immediately disappears when right-clicking on a file in Thunar (Xubuntu).

Open up ~/.themes/Aurora/gtk-2.0/gtkrc, and change the GtkMenu::vertical-padding = 0 to GtkMenu::vertical-padding = 1. Now if you right-click on a file or folder in Thunar, the pop-up menu works properly.

UPDATE November 11, 2008: Thanks to this guy, I can now happily use Aurora-midnight with Firefox — and input text box areas for sites like Google and the new Hotmail work much, much better (especially Hotmail, where I had black text on black backgrounds for new emails!). Here is my userContent.css file located in ~/.mozilla/firefox/…default/chrome:

input {
border: 1px inset black;
background-color: white;
color: black;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}

textarea {
border: 1px inset black;
background-color: white;
color: black;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}

select {
border: 1px inset black;
background-color: white;
color: black;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}

input[type="radio"],
input[type="checkbox"] {
border: 1px inset black ! important;
background-color: white ! important;
color: ThreeDFace ! important;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}

*|*::-moz-radio {
background-color: white;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}

button,
input[type="reset"],
input[type="button"],
input[type="submit"] {
border: 1px outset black;
background-color: #eeeeee;
color: black;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}

body {
background-color: white;
color: black;
display: block;
margin: 8px;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}

As an added bonus, the buttons and input boxes in Google, GMail, etc. integrate very nicely with the Whitehart theme for Firefox.

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