In previous versions of gtk it was easy to launch one instance of an application with default gtk settings:

GTK2_RC_FILES= epdfview

But for version 3, it won't work anymore:

GTK3_RC_FILES= evince

has no effect. Is this convenience definitely gone?


Ok the implementation has changed and details can be found in the documentation for the GtkCssProvider class. To use plain default settings, one can now use following:

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  • How do I set up a custom theme for a GTK3 app, using the above method? – HRJ Aug 6 '14 at 5:43
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    @HRJ - like this – don_crissti Nov 12 '15 at 14:32

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