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.


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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  • tried with GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/gtkrc /opt/ide/eclipse and does't worked – Robbi Nespu Aug 9 '18 at 9:24
  • This is a very old answer. You probably want something like GTK_THEME=Adwaita:light eclipse, but I haven't tried this. – frabjous Aug 10 '18 at 15:20

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