I just installed and started GNOME 3, and after starting it I notice that all applications using GTK2 are still maintaining the old look-and-feel. I would like to make this consistent.

I'm thinking of removing the GTK2 setting files (is this effective?), but I get lost: there are many places where those settings could be stored!

Any hint?

  • By "old", do you mean Clearlooks, or the default darkgray Raleigh theme? – user1686 Jul 13 '12 at 12:30
  • @grawity By "old" I mean that is not consistent with the GTK3 stuff. For instance, if I set a different font on GNOME3 I don't experience any modification. – Dacav Jul 14 '12 at 15:41

Have you removed the Gnome2 configuration files for those applications? They may have retained their settings from your previous installation of Gnome2.


all show up on my system. I imagine there are others.

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After removing many configuration directories (included the ones suggested by lornix), I've noticed that the style was reset, but of course it was not consistent with the GTK3 theme. After searching on the Internet, I've learned that the setting can be modified through the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file:

style "font" {
    font_name = "Ubuntu 8"
widget_class "*" style "font";
gtk-font-name = "Ubuntu 8";

By setting this values as in my GTK3 configuration, I fixed the problem. This solution is not perfect: of course if I want to change the settings again, I would need to change the values twice, once for each configuration.

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