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I've seen it in screenshots before. What application provides a window that contains all of GTK's UI elements? I need an answer applicable to GTK+2 and GTK+3.

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"The widget factory" doesn't support Gtk3. For that you can use "A widget factory":

You can install it from the developer's PPA by typing in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:valere-monseur/version

sudo apt-get update && apt-get install awf

Depending on your platform, replace version with either oneiric, precise or quantal.

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I got it but I didn't have to compile it from source. They have a ppa "ppa:valere-monseur/valr". The ppa is for Oneric. I had it originally set as Precise but I didn't want to do another apt-get update on my painfully slow internet, so I ended up just downloading the deb manually from and now it works. Thanks! – MetaDark Jul 1 '12 at 0:36
@MetaDark There are now PPAs available both for Precise and Quantal. I updated the answer to reflect these changes. You might want to add the repository to your software source in order to receive updates from now on. – Glutanimate Mar 22 '13 at 23:03

For GTK+3 you have the official gtk3-widget-factory inside the package gtk-3-examples.

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I think you're looking for "The widget factory". It can be installed from the standard repositories, afaik.

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Thanks but I am looking for GTK3, I guess I should have specified that. – MetaDark Jul 1 '12 at 0:42

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