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gtk 3.14 file chooser: folders first

I just upgraded from fedora20 to fedora21 and now the gtk file picker sorts files and folders together. I much prefer the usual and previous behaviour of displaying folders first (and I enabled that ...
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Create and enforce a theme for every GUI app in an OS

Say I want to build a custom desktop environment (in QML) using the QtCompositor APIs. I can create my own components for the QML apps created for this particular environment, but it would be much ...
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How do applications like gksu lock focus when launched?

I am curious how applications like gksu lock screen focus when prompting for a password. I see gksu even has an option "-g", that can disable this behavior. I am interested in doing something ...
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How do I launch a gui app from a script called in cron in Linux?

I understand that cron doesn't like launching apps that have a gui. I am trying to google around this, and I found that it is possible, but I need to tell cron which display to launch it in. Well, I ...
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GTK can not load image from icon theme

I have always used the Numix theme and icons at my system, both home and at work. I have never ever had any problem. But, someday, without any interference, somehow they stopped working. Absolutely ...
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Meld background highlighting broken

At some point (which I unfortunately didn't note down precisely, but is reasonable to believe that it was after an apt-get (dist-)upgrade operation) meld's background highlighting stopped being ...
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Dotted lines in GTK3 Theme

I recently tried the Vertex Theme, you can get it here in case you are interested. It looks very decent in my opinion, except for the dotted lines in windows using GTK3. As they seem to be for visual ...
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Unable to compile GTK+ application

I'm trying to compile a simple GTK app for testing on a Trisquel 7 machine. The packages are derived from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have libgtk2.0-dev installed, but when I try to compile, this is the ...
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How to create a GTK window that can display outputs from two webcams?

I searched for this a lot for the past few days. I am kind of a newbie to GTK. My assingnment is to make a GTK window that can display outputs from two different webcams using either C or C++. I know ...
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Change gtk+ file open dialog

I’d like to change it for another that can resize picture on the preview, i.e. not only show a thumbnail of fixed size. I know that this may require change of the toolkit in use, so which packages do ...
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Linux keyboard interface GUI menubar

I am not much of a gui guy, but I like gnome3 because it generally gets out of my way and has a fast track to opening applications with minimal interaction. I rarely use gtk/qt applications but when I ...
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Trying to style a widget using gtkrc is not working - Zim wiki on Windows 7

I am using Zim wiki on Windows 7 and would like to style the pageview background to be a tiled bitmap. To start with, I am trying to see if I can just change the text colors. I know the gtkrc is ...
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How to install libwebkit (libwebkitgtk-1.0.so.0) in order to run CodeLite?

A pre-requisite for running codelite is WebKitGTK. codelite: error while loading shared libraries: libwebkitgtk-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I'm on CentOS, ...
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How can I make Fedora 20 use the dark theme for all applications?

If it's somehow possible to force all programs to use the dark adwaita theme, I wish to do that. For now it only seems as if the apps that shipped with Fedora is able to be fully dark, while ...
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CentOS login GUI Issue

I am trapped in weird problem. My Setup is CentOS 6.3 64 Bit My login screen is blinking so frequently that I am unable to see and login into it. I previously installed gtk2 using yum install gtk2, ...
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Additional Borders on windows in Awesome

I have an Arch Linux 64-bit install running Awesome-WM, However I seem to have a problem with the borders on opened windows(Generally in gtk apps) Also I have Compton Composition Manager running ...
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How to let Linux Python application handle termination on user logout correctly?

I have written a Linux GUI application in Python that needs to do some cleanup tasks before being terminated when the user logs out. Unfortunately it seems, that on logout, all applications are ...
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How do I modify the behaviour of ALL GTK comboboxes on my system?

Below is a typical combobox before it is opened (It is next to where it says "Destination Folder"): Below is what it looks like when it is opened: I HAAAATE this behaviour. It assumes what I am ...
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Meld syntax highlighting feature is disabled

I have installed Meld 1.8.3, which runs fine except that syntax highlight and some other features are disabled. I haven't been able to find out why these options are disabled and how I can enable ...
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Failed to load module “unity-gtk-module” - GTK error in VMware

am using ubuntu 14.4. now when i try to install VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle i got error, Extracting VMware Installer...done. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar": ...
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How to choose gtk version for Eclipse RCP application in linux?

I have an Eclipse RCP application which I want to run in Linux environment that has multiple gtks installed. Is there a way to choose the gtk version against which I can run the application? Linux ...
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How to create a Stardict-3 skin

I want to change the default theme/skin in Stardict-3 because it looks like it's running in Basic mode with the square brackets and all. I'm not particularly a fan of the default gtk look. The ...
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Chrome HTML5 notifications displaying white font on white background

When filling an input with the wrong type or pattern and hitting "submit", Chrome displays notifications as shown below: The thing is, I'm using a theme with a dark background on my system, so the ...
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Force Firefox to Ignore GTK Theme?

Latest Firefox, 26, on Mint 16 MATE. Firefox is using the system GTK theme, and it looks bad. How can I tell Firefox to ignore the system theme and do it's own thing? ui.use_native_colors is false ...
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Emacs showing grey background where there are no characters

Since a couple of days, my Emacs is showing a light grey background on the parts of the window that are not covered by characters (see screenshot). Text appears normally black on white (as per ...
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yakuake - mark to copy

(gui: KDE) Terminator has a "mark to copy" option in preferences - i.e. it's enough to select text on the terminal to have it copied to clipboard. Now, I do not want to enable such an option ...
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Change color of active TAB for roxterm on XFCE / LXDE

I've recently moved away from Gnome because my virtual machine simply could not handle the load. The VM is running Debian and XFCE 4.10.1 (I've tried out LXDE before, too). The one thing that bites me ...
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GTK Linux application prior to gdm login remains on screen at login after program ends

I have a GTK Linux application which I want to use as an "Accept Terms of Usage" screen prior to the user logging in. The application is simple, a big Box with a Label and an Acknowledge button on ...
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Murrine engine on GTK3?

I'm trying to use a GTK theme which requires the Murrine engine, so I installed gtk2-engines-murrine from apt-get. It works fine in most apps, but some such as nm-applet segfault as soon as I try to ...
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Fonts look thinner in gtk application when not using gnome

The fonts in gtk applications such as emacs or gedit look thinner than in other applications when I use awesome as windows manager. Switching back to unity solve the problem. For instance DejaVu Sans ...
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Is there a way to configure system-wide word delimiters for text in GNOME/GTK+?

I'm looking for a way to define or view and modify which characters are considered word boundaries by GNOME, similar to the "select-by-word" characters used in GNOME Terminal (related question) or ...
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AbiWord not using GTK2 theme

I have a linux desktop that uses Openbox and GTK2. I installed abiword, because honestly, I don't use Libreoffice Impress, etc. at all. I just use a word processor. Anyway, I installed Abiword and ...
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Browsing the web with a dark theme [duplicate]

I like dark themes a lot, but I cannot use them with satisfaction: it often happens that I need to fill in a form on a web page (gmail login, for instance, or even here in stackexchange: the question ...
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Install GTK Murrine to home directory?

Bit of irony here, in that I'm not a superuser on this machine, but our development server is FreeBSD with X11 and GTK 2 installed on it. I found I'm able to use my own themes on the server by ...
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Opera 12.16 & Fedora/Ubuntu

I need to install opera 12.16 on ubuntu 12.10 (gtk 3.6.0) & fedora 19 (gtk 3.8.2). When I start Opera at both systems as "strace opera" , I have the same error: http://codetidy.com/6507/ If I ...
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How to install PyGTK for Python 2.7 on CentOS 6?

I am having a big problem installing PyGTK for Python 2.7 on CentOS 6. The YUM on CentOS does not have Python 2.7 or any modules for it, so I had to build Python 2.7 from source. But PyGTK has a ...
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how to run gtk app on linux without an x server

backstory - i need to run an adobe air app, which does some things and takes a screenshot of itself and saves out a JPG, then kills itself. (on linux environment) I have it successfully running on ...
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XFCE: How to set different x/ythickness for each separate panel in .gtkrc-2.0?

The question is in the subject. Can it be done? Is there any way to do it other than editing the .gtkrc-2.0 file? Full story: I use two panels in my desktop. Both horizontal, one in the top and the ...
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GTK apps from remote server look bad

I ssh into my headless remote server with X11 forwarding. All my remote GTK apps from remote server look rather ugly. My default GTK theme is not applied. I think this has something to do with GTK ...
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GTK+ 3 Menu configuration for Emacs

I don't like the GTK based emacs (Screenshot #1) and still prefer the tradition emacs (Screenshot #2), which I get from Ubuntu PPA. The fundamental difference is that the tradition emacs looks ...
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Remove Eclipse's extra margins in Linux (Ubuntu XFCE)

I can't get rid of an ugly and wasting-space margin below the menubar in Eclipse: I have followed a number of tutorials for improving the rendering of Eclipse on Ubuntu, including using a custom ...
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Linux Mint: invisible white-on-white menu items

Linux Mint 14 Nadia (and possibly older versions as well) displays the text of some menu items in the same colour as the menu background, rendering the menu item impossible to read, unless hovered ...
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How to build or install WebKitGTK on CentOS 5.8?

I'm trying to build an embedded simple web browser for an embedded device and I've decided to use WebKit / WebKitGTK+. However, our device uses a Linux environment somewhat based on CentOS 5.8. I ...
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gImageReader Clipboard doesn't work on Windows

I'm using gImageReader to do some OCR on Windows 7, and though I can copy from within the application itself, I can't copy to the external Windows 7 clipboard. I believe the program is gtk based, and ...
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How to compile GTK2 on Linux machine without administrator privileges?

I'm working on a "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)" machine, which has GVim version 6.4.6, which is quite old, and not supported by some plugins. This is a corporate machine, and no one will ...
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How to make fillers in GTK applications smaller?

I start an GTK-based IDE on my netbook, and it looks not so nice: too much screen space space wasted on dull gray areas. I want it to be more like this: How to make GTK programs to economize ...
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GTK3 applications are ugly in XFCE

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE. GTK2 apps, like Thunar, look nice: On the other hand, GTK3 apps, like Rhythmbox, look pretty messed up. I get the same results with both the XFCE theme and the ...
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Syntax Highlight and Autocomplete in Geany for GTK+ (C)

I have just started GTK+ coding in C. I was curious whether i can get syntax highlight and auto-completion working for my GTK code... because as a beginner it would be helpful. I was completely ...
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Enable Alt-tab in Windows running through Linux terminal

Tearing my hair out over this. On my desk at work is a HP HSTNC-001L-TC terminal, and through this I connect to our server which has Windows Server 2008. The problem is alt-tab doesn't work. I've ...
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How can I change the color of fillable squares in GNOME Sudoku 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 to anything less “white”?

I play Sudoku on my laptop but I find that the white color of the blank squares that we have to fill is hurtful to my eyes. I would like to change the color to something less white, say #777777. I ...