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Firefox not affected by gtk theme

How can I make firefox use Adwaita theme like all other apps do? Good: Bad: Preferably also make web pages darker as well.
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Cannot run sudo update-manager

I cannot run sudo update-manager. I dont know whats wrong. Do you know? (precise)acer@localhost:~$ sudo update-manager [sudo] password for acer: (process:5761): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported ...
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GTK scrollbar with transparent or no trough

Is it possible in GTK-2 or/and GTK-3 to remove the scrollbar trough or make it invisible? I know there are scripts to remove the scrollbar steppers, like: GtkScrollbar::has-forward-stepper = 0 Now ...
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White text on white background

Here is an example: This does not happen in all windows, only in some (it also happens in Ubuntu Tweak, and for the text in the tabs of Terminal). I installed the MediterraneanNight theme when ...
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GTK+ Themes not showing up

I downloaded some themes from gnome-look.org and I extracted and put them in /usr/share/themes folder and when I opened gnome-tweak-tool windows theme was working but GTK+ themes section was showing ...
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Style names in gtksourceview

In /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/kate.xml, I see this line: <style name="draw-spaces" foreground="#d3d7cf"/> What does draw-spaces mean? Is there some resource that ...
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Why debug packages don't include sources?

I was expecting that after installing the package libgtk-3-0-dbg I would get DDD to show the source code when stepping into gtk+, however I had to download the source package myself (from here) and ...
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Gtk skip_taskbar_hint (seen in Glade-ui-Designer) equivalent in Qt

With Glade Designer that lets you set up Gtk-Ui's you can check the option that windows are not shown in the launcher. If I take a look at the ui-file generated by Glade, it says <property ...
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Application should skip the unity launcher [duplicate]

How can I skip the unity launcher for a (Py)Qt-app? As you see when running the code below, there is an icon in the launcher. I don't need that icon because I manage the windows of that application ...
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GTK+ compiling problem

When I try to compile GTimer 2.00 I get the following error: $ ./configure checking for GTK+ - version >= 2.4.0... no *** Could not run GTK+ test program, checking why... *** The test program ...
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GtkSourceView in Glade and C++

I try to develop a text editor in C++ and Gtkmm using Glade but I have a problem. When I try to run the program, I have the following message:"BuilderError: Invalid object type `GtkSourceView'". I ...
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Always on top sidebar : how to make all applications think the screen is less wide than it is

I really miss the google-desktop linux sidebar. The sidebar was a gtk widget that could be positioned on the right and had the option to add many gadgets to it. The great feature of the sidebar was ...
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Help wanted with customising the markdown panel in gedit

I have gedit 3.6.2 (Lubuntu 13.04) and I've installed a plugin from gedit-markdown: support for Markdown language in gedit that allows me to preview markdown text in a bottom or side panel within ...
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Adding Gtk+ app to launcher upon installation

How can I modify the source code of my GTK+ application in such manner, so that when I install it using the regular commands make, make install , ./configure to appear at the applications menu instead ...
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Skype crash immediatly after launch

when I'm launch skype, it crashes immediatly. Error: mathieu@mathieu-desktop:~$ skype `menu_proxy_module_load': skype: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load (skype:10442): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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How to control gnome-terminal from Python scrypt?

I am developing an application in PyGtk, and would like to launch a gnome-terminal and output commands to it. My user should then be able to modify the command, or maybe ignore using the up arrow ... ...
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Issue with grabbing screen (screenshots)

Here is a vid demonstrating the issue. Whenever I try and grab a screenshot, I grab a different picture to what I think I am grabbing (except when using ubuntu's printscreen functionality when you ...
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Change background color of selected text

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and when I select a text (for example to copy something from browser), it has ugly orange background. I want to make it something normal like blue. I tried ...
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Compiled wireshark 1.10.0 presents an uncomplete interface in ubuntu 12.04

I compiled Wireshark 1.10.0 in my Ubuntu 12.04 but it presents an incomplete user interface like in this image (the missing part is at the bottom). This seems to be something wrong with Unity ...
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use kde window style in unity

I want to know if its possible to use the KDE widget style in unity. Basically have all my programs run looking like there in KDE but while still allowing me to use unity. I dont want to use the ...
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Skype does not use default Ambiance theme

I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. Skype uses the Cleanlooks theme instead of the default Ambiance theme. How can I fix it?
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Why do my GTK apps look ugly in Kubuntu? [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded (clean install) to Kubuntu 13.04 and it is looking great and smooth as silk which is to be expected, however there is an ugly wrinkle in the silk As far as I know I ...
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Error while compiling a GTK application on ubuntu 13.04 - missing headers

I am developing a GTK application using the ECLIPSE IDE. I am unable to build the application cause when I include file from gtk/gtk-2.0/gtk.h then it gives me a error that `gdk/gdk.h` no such file ...
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How to get a list of installed programmes with python?

I'd like to make a programme, which would allow a user to choose, which application to run. I understand, it is possible to just run a command, which user specifies, but it would be much nicer, if it ...
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Programs look ugly with ClearLooks-Phenix theme, how to fix?

Some programs on Firefox seem to become unthemed when I use ClearLooks-Phenix on Ubuntu 13.04. This didn't happen on 12.04, and it seemed to be triggered by some update. What could have caused it?
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lxappearance changes not sticking

Just installed 13.04, in xmonad, want to change my gtk theme. Run lxappearance, click on ambiance, everything changes in lxapperance, it all looks good. Hit apply. No change to any other app. Close ...
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Unable to detect the current GTK+ theme

I've recently downloaded the app from Copy.com (a Dropbox clone). When I run it on Ubuntu 12.10 from the terminal, I get the following message/warning: Expanded string ~/.copy /home/USERNAME/.copy ...
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Customizing ubuntu studio 13.04

I have recently switched from original ubuntu 12.10 to ubuntu studio 13.04. After some research I found out I could install compiz to this as well. I have to go to the terminal and run compiz ...
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Oxygen-gtk theme on ubuntu 12.04

I tried to use the oxygen-gtk theme on ubuntu 12.04, but it didn't work properly, only the menus. The windows looked like win95/98 :D I know that the best way to use that is to use Kubuntu, but I ...
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Difference between “Gtk+ theme” and “Current theme” entries in Gnome Tweak Tool

As you can see below, Adwaita is selected both as the Gtk+ theme, and the Current theme. What is the difference? Also, some themes are available as "current" and others as Gtk+ ones. Also, why do ...
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Glade GUI in Python 2.7 crashes

I created a simple program using a glade .xml file and it, whenever I run the program, it crashes! Here's the Python code: #!/usr/bin/env python import pygtk pygtk.require("2.0") import gtk class ...
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XFCE GTK themes not working at all

I cannot use any GTK themes at all in Xubuntu 13.04. It worked up until I tried to (unsuccessfully) setup 3 monitors. EDIT: I ran gtk-window-decorator --replace and got Window manager warning: ...
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Cannot install GTK+3.6.4

When trying to run the ./configure for gtk+-3.6.4 I get the following: Requested 'glib-2.0 >= 2.35.3' but version of GLib is 2.34.0 Requested 'atk >= 2.7.5' but version of Atk is 2.4.0 ...
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I cannot open any GUI application after do 'apt-get remove gnome*' - what can I do?

Every time I run UI applications like firefox or chrome or qtoctave etc I get these GTK warning: (firefox:27271): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_settings_set_long_property: assertion `GTK_SETTINGS ...
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13.04 Python gi._glib no attribute GError

I have a Python application that ran without problem on 12.10, but on upgrading to 13.04 the application fails with the following error : except gi._glib.GError, e: AttributeError: 'module' object ...
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How do I reduce the size of the menu bar?

I am trying to make a slim-looking radiance theme. I dont want to switch to linuxmint for slim interfaces, and I like the unity interface more. I have been able to reduce padding from almost all ...
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Editing the GtkNotebok's Default Popup Menu

I'd like to know if it's possible to append a menu item to the popup menu that appears by default on right-clicking a GtkNotebook's tab page. Thanks.
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ComboBoxText in Glade / GTK+3 / Python - disappears when displayed 2nd time

I'm trying to implement a drop down list in an Ubuntu app using Glade (GTK+3) and Python. I can get the ComboBoxText to display, populated with strings. However when I close the window it is contained ...
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Why is canonical choosing QT over GTK for Unity's next generation?

So much has been written that I'm kinf of confused, but if I'm not mistaken Canonical is building the next generation of Unity for mobile devices with Qt, and in the near future the desktop will also ...
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How to automatically expand location with File Open dialog? [duplicate]

Background By default, the "File Open" dialog resembles: Problem More often than not, my first interaction with this dialog is to click the pencil icon to reveal the path. I then paste the path ...
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How to start Gummi (GTK+ based application) maximized?

Is there something I could add to the Exec line ìn gummi.desktop which would do the trick? [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Gummi GenericName=LaTeX Editor Comment=Simple LaTeX Editor Exec=gummi %F ...
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What is the recommended widget toolkit for Ubuntu desktop?

As I understand it, Qt - C++ and QML - or HTML5 are recommended for writing Ubuntu for Phones applications. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but Python is the preferred language for Ubuntu Desktop. ...
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Firefox Gtk-CRITICAL error

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and I usually start firefox by the command line and after an upgrade I noticed that I am getting these errors. I don't see many posts about them from others, so I have very ...
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QML/Qt Development path verses “Quickly” and Gtk

It seems like recently the path Ubuntu is moving towards is to have code developed with QML and Qt, and that appears to sync with their move to be able to target tablets, phones, TV devices and the ...
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Need help with GTK# and mono

In my quest for platform-independence, I built a simple hello-world app on my windows machine using monodevelop 4.0 and gtk# 2.12. When I try to run it on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I get the below runtime ...
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How can I bind Gio.Settings of TextBuffer or TextView?

I'm trying to bind a TextView to the key "text" by TextBuffer. I get the text, but this property is not recorded. widget = self.builder.get_object('textbuffer_text') settings.bind("text", widget, ...
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Is there a GTK-Theme preview application?

is there an Application which lets me preview all the Theme-Widgets at once? Like in the old Ubuntu-tweak there was some sort of Preview of all Theme-button/slider/progressbar-layouts. But nowadays ...
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Libre Office presentation background with dark GTK theme

I'm using a dark GTK theme. For some reason Libre Office Writer has a white background (like I want), but Impress does not. I do remember I had a white background in Impress as well some installations ...
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KDE app theming using sudo in Unity

When I run Kontact as another user using gksudo, gksu, or kdesudo, the theming is all messed up: When I run Thunderbird as another user, it works fine! I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 using the Unity ...
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How can I change GTK3 themes from XFCE or Openbox?

Running Ubuntu 12.10, the problem I'm having is that when running XFCE or Openbox as my desktop I cannot seem to switch the gtk theme away from the default Ambiance. I've tried gtk-theme-switch, ...