I installed gnome-shell - for who knows what reason - on Natty, from gnome3 launchpad PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install gnome-session
After I realized I made mistake:
ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update
and reverted system to previous state. Everything seems fine except one problem - vertical spacing on some gtk elements. I had screenshot taken week ago and made new one for comparison (left window is good and right is bad):
Screenshot is from scite editor, but it's same in other editors, in Eclipse, in Nautilus side pane... Everything is condensed and in some cases (Firefox 10 dropdown addressbar history) bottom part of font is missing because of this issue.
Changing theme doesn't help, so it's not some gtkrc issue. If I use spartan non GTK+ theme there is not issue, in case it matters
Can I do something to solve this issue?
I launched Guest Session, and there were no issues, so problem is in my own profile.
I deleted ~/.compiz folder, but nothing changed after relogin
Following the link provided by Amith, I did:
gconftool --shutdown killall -r -I -9 dconf killall -r -I -9 gconf mv gconf-backup .gconf mv config-dconf .config/dconf sudo reboot
Still nothing :(
What else could it be?
I managed to make Nautilus side pane as before, by hand crafting current theme's gtkrc file:
GtkTreeView::vertical_separator = 2
Now if someone could only provide tip how to set vertical separator for editors gtk widgets (whatever they are called). I could not find any reference
Also I found out that root user doesn't have this problem, as can be seen from this screen-shot:
In case someone gets other idea ;)