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I use a dark theme and the program that I am trying to run hard-codes some color values that make it unusable with the dark theme settings. I want to run this program without the dark theme being applied. Is this possible?

The application that I'm trying to retheme is the ActiveState Komodo IDE.

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For GTK3 see also Enable/set theme:variant on a per-application basis – don_crissti Sep 7 '15 at 21:33
up vote 9 down vote accepted

Launch the program as so:

GTK2_RC_FILES=/path/to/your/theme/gtkrc application-command

I got this from here, which has some additional information about more complicated scenarios.

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