When the background wallpaper is white, native wingpanel icons are black and when a window is maximized the icons are white because the background becomes black except with third party icons like deluge or dropbox.

I tried debugging to see how these icons become from black to white to try to fix with third party icons but I didn't see how.

Can anybody give me a solution to fix this issue? Is a theme or icon theme issue? Is it possible to fix the issue?

I need a clue please.

Third party icons are white with the icon theme Third party icons don't change


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This relies on a feature of Gtk+ that automatically colors icons ending in -symbolic. The applications in question would have to use this namespace in order to implement this feature, so it is a bug in those applications.

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