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I am currently running Linux Mint 14 - Mate Version and I have noticed that whenever I run a program with sudo, the system applied GTK theme(applied in "Appearance") does not work properly. Therefore it is unavoidable in programs like synaptic which require admin rights to run. How can I fix this?

Here are two images. One of caja without sudo and one with. Caja without sudo

Caja with sudo

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Does it work if you use gksudo instead? – jordanm Jun 11 '13 at 20:52
No, it does the same thing. – MagicGuy52 Jun 11 '13 at 21:11
Thank you!!! That is it. You have been very helpful. This has been bothering me for a while! – MagicGuy52 Jun 19 '13 at 3:15
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@MagicGuy52 - root/sudo uses the default settings (it doesn't read user GUI >prefs). Try gksudo appearance-settings (whatever it's called in mate) and change >the GUI settings for that account. – don_crissti Jun 12 at 0:08

This cool person got it.

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