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I like having a dark theme, so have gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme enabled in my local settings.ini file. However, some applications (such as the ubuntu software manager) don't work will with a dark theme (usually because the apps hard code colors rather than using the theme).

Is there any way to use the light theme for a specific application, either with an environment variable like GTK_THEME, or some configuration file.

I have tried setting using GTK_THEME:Adwaita, but that didn't remove the dark theme.

Edit I would also like to know how to do this in a KDE environment with a dark theme, especially for gtk and mono applications.

marked as duplicate by slm Feb 16 '15 at 12:52

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