I am glad that this proved helpful to people.
brent SOLUSfiddler I tried this but it's the same as budgie desktop settings and the same (all cousins) as gnome-control settings. Just a little more customized. Seems these programs exist to have the final say and cancel out each other. None of them fixed my nautilus font problems.
I am very wary of 'too many chiefs' here so I try to use just one (budgie desktop settings.)
In reference to this comment: When I first encountered this problem I tried every single Gnome/Budgies related settings change to fix it. Nothing, absolutely nothing, worked FOR ME.
The dconf-editor fix worked instantly FOR ME. It required me to have a dark theme enabled. I haven't been active for some time @brent and I don't know exactly what has happened recently but if you (or anyone) need help on this issue I would be happy to assist if possible.
@Staudey thank you for the work you've done to address these issues (per the top pinned message). Since this issue affects Nautilus & GTK based systems I would like to share some fixes that would allow Dolphin (installed from
flatpak) to work.
If users would like to use Dolphin until the issues with Nautilus in Gnome/Budgie are fixed I advise them to use the
flatpak version. There are existing issues with theming that affect
flatpak installations of most software.
I've used this blog post from ItsFoss to solve this problem multiple times and it has always worked.
To sum the blog post up succinctly using Matcha-dark-sea (
sudo eopkg it matcha-dark-sea) as an example:
ls /usr/share/themes - Matcha-dark-sea will be listed if installed
mkdir ~/.themes - This is a hidden directory in the home folder. May exist already
cp /usr/share/themes/Matcha-dark-sea ~/.themes
sudo flatpak override --filesystem=$HOME/.themes - give ALL flatpak packages permission to access ~/.themes
sudo flatpak override --env=GTK_THEME=Matcha-dark-sea - give ALL flatpak applications Matcha-dark-sea theme
This will fix any theming issues on Dolphin AND ANY OTHER FLATPAK APP INSTALLED. Until the recent issues with GTK/Budgie/Gnome apps and theming are resolved this provides a solution so users can install apps from Flatpak that follow correct theming directives.
Hope this helps.