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I prefer the user interface of the font-selection dialog of GTK2 to that of GTK3. How can I make GTK3 applications use the GTK2 dialog?

EDIT: Unfortunately, Gnome doesn't let me take screenshots of the dialogs, so I am posting links.

The font-selection dialog of GTK2 is on top of this page, whereas the font-selection dialog of GTK3 is on top of this page. I prefer the interface of the former dialog, so I would like all applications to use it instead of the latter dialog whenever I need to select a font.

  • You may wish to read this. – theGtknerd Nov 4 '18 at 22:37
  • @theGtknerd I have added links to the two dialogs. Hopefully, now my question is clearer. – Elena Nov 5 '18 at 2:14
  • You are asking How do I make X do Y, when you might better ask How can I add feature to Y or maybe even file a bug report with Gtk3? – theGtknerd Nov 5 '18 at 2:21
  • In short, what you are asking isn't possible, so you may want to use a different approach. – theGtknerd Nov 5 '18 at 2:22
  • Offtopic, but you can take a screenshot of a modal dialog box by running the nasty thing inside Xephyr (eg. Xephyr :15 & sleep 1; DISPLAY=:15 gnome-app). Probably not for long -- there's a systemd module in the works which will stop any other interaction in the universe while a Gnome dialog box is active. – mosvy Nov 5 '18 at 11:05

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