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GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit) is a cross-platform framework for creating graphical user interfaces.

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How to install and run Evince from tar.gz

I am trying to build Evince so that I can alter slightly (without needing new dependencies). I don't want it to run in a sandbox; I want it to run with other applications on my system (I had a pretty ...
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Resize titlebar buttons on GTK

I am trying to resize the close, minimize, maximize buttons. I do it like this: .titlebar.default-decoration button.titlebutton { min-height: 36px; min-width: 36px; -gtk-icon-transform: scale(1....
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Centos8, run gtk program under sudo privileges: cannot open display: :0

I'm currently struggling when trying to run bleachbit under root privileges on CentOS 8. Using my non-sudo user, there is no problem. When i try to run it as sudo, i get the following error: (...
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Cedilla does not work under Softmaker Office

Infos here Cedilla works in all other apps but SoftMaker office where it delivers a ć. What might I be missing? This might be some QT/GTK issue but I'm not sure about how to fix.
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Error spam from gedit when launched from command line

I have gedit set as my git editor, and it works quite well for me. When I do git commit, gedit pops up with the commit info and I can enter my commit message, Ctrl+S, Ctrl+Q and git will proceed as ...
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Debugging a mate terminal session which won't start

I'm configuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux on my company-issued laptop (windows 10). Things were going nicely until I tried to get MATE Terminal working. On my devbox in the office, I run ...
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GTK FileChooser causes crashes in several programs

I have repeatedly encountered a problem with several programs that use open/save file dialogues. Upon initiating these by trying to open or to save a file, the program freezes for about 10 seconds ...
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firefox gtk-dialog “save as” offers a file name without extension

how to return the file extension (html for example) to the default file name? i am using slackware 14.2
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Capture or calibrate icons name and path of the running app window body

Based on the question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5810399/how-to-get-icon-icons-path-of-running-app-in-linux-windows, but it works only on Windows. The package pygtk is not supported on Linux. ...
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Default GTK printer is LPR rather than using the CUPS default

I set the default printer in the cups configuration website (and it says that the selected printer is the default), but the GTK printer dialog always select "Print to LPR" as the default instead of ...
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How do I remap a set of hotkeys only when a certain window is in focus?

Is there a way to remap keys on the keyboard to an alternative configuration on a window-by-window basis? I don't know how it works on Linux but on Windows I can detect a window by its title and ...
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How to get traditional scrollbars in GTK 2 and 3 apps in Debian 10?

I am using XFce4 on Debian 10. When opening GTK 2 apps, the scroll bars appear normal, with a large bar and arrows at the top and bottom. When opening GTK 3 apps, the scroll bars are thin, difficult ...
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Origins of the “save changes” modal dialog's use of “close without saving”, its lack of keyboard accelerators, and how to interact with these dialogs

Coming from Windows, I am very accustomed to the very common "save changes" modal dialog providing a "yes/no/cancel" option with "Y" and "N" being provided as keyboard accelerators (shortcut keys). ...
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Does mixing up GTK and Qt applications slow down the machine?

Usually it is recommended to either use GTK or Qt apps in the operating system, but not mixing them both together. Example: When using KDE it seems to be obvious to use KMail (Qt) instead of ...
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Fedora Cinnamon, mint-y-dark-aqua: change text color desktop icons

I have switched to mint-y-dark-aqua themes; when I try to change a name of file or folder on the desktop, the color of text switch to a light grey and, over a white background, I'm unable to see fonts....
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Is it possible to increase the size of dropdown menus in GTK?

I find great the font size I'm using in my Mate desktop, but the dropdown menus are not always easy to navigate, as I must use my left hand for the mouse. It would be great if I could increase the ...
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How to use GTK_DEBUG to MATE Caja?

I'm working on a GTK3 theme and I use GTK_DEBUG=interactive to test changes in the CSS. I start an application with the gtk inspector attached, I launch it with: $ GTK_DEBUG=interactive <name> ...
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GNOME 3/GTK3 - Remove black window outline

So I'm trying to modify an existing theme by removing the black/dark-grey border around windows. It's very aesthetically annoying because I want to add a box-shadow behind windows. To be more precise,...
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On installing driver for HP Laserjet Pro M15a

Does anyone know how to install driver for HP Laserjet Pro M15a for Ubuntu 19.04? I tried ./hplip-3.19.6.run Creating directory hplip-3.19.6 Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing ...
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Deactivate GNOME theme on an old (32 bit) Eclipse 4.5 based IDE

I'm running ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I need to work with LPCXpresso IDE v 8.2.2: this is an IDE for NXP microcontrollers and it's based on Eclipse Mars (v4.5) (as stated in the user guide). Note that this ...
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KWin window rule for GTK apps

I am trying to set a KWin rule for all GTK apps to use a different color scheme than KDE apps. I know I can set Window Rules for every GTK app individually, but is there a general window property (...
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How to install ocx file to wine

I am using Mac OS 10.14.5, and I am trying to run an exe file. So I did brew install wine. Then, using wine to run the program yields the following error: 0009:fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests ...
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Can no longer type underscore using Shift+<hyphen> once GTK_IM_MODULE is set to gtk-im-context-simple

For the past years I have used GTK_IM_MODULE=xim, mostly for the compose key functionality and ~/.XCompose. Unfortunately the latest stable Eclipse release does not work at all using xim: It will run ...
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How to compile from sources Breeze for GTK theme on Debian 9?

So, I can't install 'Breeze for GTK' theme on Debian 9. I've downloaded the files from official git page and when I move the files on ./themes folder system no read them. And when execute ./...
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How to override GTK style setting from kde-config-gtk-style for one specific app?

I am quite happy, how my kde on debian handles the theming for gtk apps like firefox or thunderbird. I usually use the breeze-dark or adwaita-dark themes. However, I use one application (moneyplex) ...
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Can I mark files as recently-used from the command line?

GTK applications mark files as recently used by adding them to the XML in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel, but I am frequently working with files from terminal-driven applications like latex, and ...
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Where can I find gtkmm4 sources?

I need to install gtkmm4 where do I find its sources. I am using archlinux.
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Tool to inspect desktop theme elements?

I just purchased a HiDPI monitor and though I've been able to fix the bulk of problems following the Arch HiDPI guide, there are still many problems to fix and I can't identify some of the desktop ...
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Qt GTK theme is unreadable

I am having Qt styling problems in FreeCAD using Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon. In FreeCAD (a Qt-based app), some components of the dialog windows are extremely thin and unreadable: Resizing the popup ...
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Problem with dead-key in linux (debian + KDE)

I am trying to have a clean configuration for my keyboards and layout. I want to be able to switch between FR layout and US international layout with dead keys. When I switch using the GUI it works ...
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GTK3 inconsistent font and element size

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, installed a couple of desktops, but I'm getting this weird behaviour where GTK3 windows, buttons and fonts are either too small or two large. For example, this is a terminal ...
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How to get a 'compact' look in GTK?

I am not a fan of the newer “touch screen” looks that GTK has these days. I appreciate what the GTK devs are doing (and to be honest, they look great!) But, I am not on a tablet, I am on a laptop and ...
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GTK and Qt apps seem to interpret XCompose differently

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. By default, typing something like ^2 produces ², which I don't want: I want it to be ^2. I found out that to accomplish that, one has to set GTK_IM_MODULE=xim and QT_IM_MODULE=...
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xfce4-terminal in fluxbox follows a different style/theme to xfce4-terminal in xfce

I am using xubuntu 18.04, but this question should preferably be applicable to all linux installations having both desktop managers "xfce" and "fluxbox". So I have started with xubuntu (i.e. ubuntu ...
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Use crontab to start AnyDesk

I am using AnyDesk on a Raspberry Pi 3. After around 6-7 days, it suddenly consumes all the memory and the device stops responding. To prevent this, I am using crontab to execute /usr/bin/killall ...
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Ubuntu(Mini) - How to replace the shell of system message dialogs with my own version? [closed]

I'm using Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on VirtualBox using mini .iso and trying to make my own distribution based on it. I know, support of that version ends in 3-4 months, I'll update it on my ...
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Libreoffice not responsive / slow on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

After a fresh install of Linux Mint on my system, Libreoffice feels slow and unresponsive. Every time I type something, there is a significant delay before the text comes up. This is especially ...
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Where is terminal output stored?

I open lxterminal, which shows up in ps output as x-terminal-emulator. I then enter a command which prints it's output to STDOUT, which is visible on my screen. The command finishes, and I am shown ...
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GTK apps don't respect compose key mappings

I have compose key set up on my openSUSE Tumbleweed (KDE) to map <apostrophe> + <c> to "ć" (U0107). I keep the rules in ~/.XCompose and all the programs respect them (e.g. Kate, Terminal, ...
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What RPM package do I need to install to have GObject documentaion available locally on RHEL 7

I want the documentation at https://developer.gnome.org/gobject/stable/index.html to be available on my local RHEL 7 machine in /usr/share/. What is the name of the package that I need to install?
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Gnome Tweak Tool crashes & forces logout when selecting fonts

I'm trying to change the fonts on my Ubuntu 18.04 system by using gnome-tweak-tool and whenever I go to the fonts tab and try clicking on any of the font selection menus, the program will crash and ...
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i3 - a hateful handful of font sizes for my desktop

Since I installed i3 on Arch Linux I noticed a too big font size (in what was the first thing I saw, the i3bar at the bottom), so I changed the font size in the .config/i3/config file (now the line ...
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File popups freeze in specific directory and show nothing - how to fix?

I had this issue for months. Whenever I moved to my home directory within a file popup (from both qt and gtk), the window freezed and I could neither close it nor move to another directory. I just had ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 XFCE Open File Dialog specify default file/folder path

In the 'Open File' Dialog box, Is there a way to specify default file/folder path directly? Ex. /somefolder/somefile.png Ideally, I would be able to copy/paste the above example in a text field, ...
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GIMP tooltips are almost unreadable white-on-off-white

Running GIMP on my KDE desktop the tooltips are all white-on-white. How do I fix this?
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KDE Plasma: GTK fonts too large after update

I've just updated Arch Linux with KDE to Plasma 5.12.5 (I forgot to check which version I had before, but the last update I did was about a month ago) and I noticed the fonts in GTK applications are ...
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Linux mint desktop menus styles and scrollbars are gone

I have mixed debian repos with ubuntu repos (and possibly another couple of things one is not supposed to do). Normally I can handle the problems, however this time I have screwed up my system a bit. ...
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gnome/gtk: disable middle click paste via terminal

Configuration: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, GNOME Tweaks 3.28.1 (I believe it's pre-installed in 18.04), Middle Click Paste: OFF Problem: It's not disabling middle click paste, although it worked once (until ...
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dark theme for mendeley

I am trying to use dark theme for mendeley, so that it matches rest of my gnome desktop. From this, I have done: Themes dir: /opt/mendeleydesktop-1.18-linux-x86_64/share/themes link Adwaita dark: # ...
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libgtk-3-0 not working

During a longer session I encountered that after a user change I could no longer start a bunch of programs neither from console nor via start menu. (including Firefox, Chromium, Google-Chrome, ...