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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, ...
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Create a Gtk Window insensitive to Show Desktop and Won't show in Launcher

I want to make a Gtk.Window which is pinned to the Desktop and acts like a desktop widget. I've found that I can do this by setting self.set_type_hint(Gdk.WindowTypeHint.DESKTOP) which keeps it below ...
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Kubuntu with splotchy fonts in gtk apps

In Kubuntu I occasionally get splotchy fonts in gtk applications. Splotchy-ness can range from slightly annoying to completely unreadable. As far as I can tell, the problem only occurs in gtk apps. ...
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Make firefox only use GTK theme on browser chrome, but ignore on websites

I have a dark GTK theme, I don't want firefox to ignore it all together, I only want the theme to effect Firefox's chrome (the buttons, address bar, bookmarks bar, etc., etc.), but I want the theme to ...
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No Unity/compiz after boot - GTK problem?

ASUS Zenbook Prime, Ubuntu 12.10 using double boot with Windows 7. While working in Ubuntu, suddenly file icons didn't display properly anymore (all icons where the same white page) and desktop ...
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Can't get iconify() and deiconify() to work properly

I'm writing app for Ubuntu with C++ and Gtkmm. In my app i use libappindicator to show icon with simple menu in notification area. Icon and menu works ok, i can minimize window to panel (using ...
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How to add buttons in Glade and resize

Trying to create the framework for a calculator. I add the window I add the vbox using 2 boxes. 1 for the display, the other for the buttons When I add 1 button it fills the entire panel and I can't ...
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Gtk version problem while installing themes to Ubuntu 12.10

I am a little confused with the gtk stuff. I heard Ubuntu 12.10 already has gtk3.6.0. I am trying to install a theme that says it requires gtk 3.6.0. So when I click download, it doesn't download, ...
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what is KDE, GTK, GTK+, QT, and/or GNOME?

I'm new to Ubuntu (and linux in general). Some times when looking at programs in the Ubuntu Software Center, I see things about the programs being 'for the GTK+ environment', or 'for GNOME', or a ...
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Is GTK+ supported on Ubuntu for phones

I wondered if GTK UI library would be supported on Ubuntu phone and tablet ? I know the SDK for mobile encourage QML/QT but will it be still possible to develop apps for phones, and especially ...
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C++ gtkmm-2.4 - How to calculate size of Unity Launcher/Panel?

I am using gtkmm-2.4 for my Ubuntu apps and to determine the size of the window for the application I use get_desktop_geometry. This returns the dimensions of the display you ask for. My issue is that ...
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Gnome-System-Monitor has no GTK Window Decoration

Really simple problem that I can't seem to figure out. The window decorator works for everything else, but whenever I open the system monitor, it opens in full screen with no border. I'm using Gnome ...
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apt-get upgrade fails with `Permission denied`

I have recently installed 12.04 and all seemed to be well, until today when I got a series of errors when trying to run apt-get upgrade: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Where are the button images for the Ambiance theme?

I would like to know where the image files for the Ambiance theme's buttons can be found. (The buttons that are used for dialong boxes and the like; not the window control buttons.) I've tried ...
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How to use fixed width font in python indicator in Unity's top panel?

I have a python script of network bandwidth indicator that I have downloaded from here : https://launchpad.net/nettraffic I would like to make the indicator use a fixed font so that the indicator's ...
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gtk-builder-convert Error

I am doing the tutorial in the link http://www.micahcarrick.com/gtk-glade-tutorial-part-1.html When I run the gtk-builder-convert tutorial.glade tutorial.xml I get the following error Traceback ...
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How do I get high resolution icons in Unity for my application without a .desktop file?

I am trying to fix a problem I found with a Java application. It has a too low res icon. After reading the source of it I modified it to have a bigger icon. SWT uses the gtk_window_set_icon() function ...
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Need the standard “gtk-color-scheme” for ambiance

I have messed up my gtk-color-scheme for ambiance. Could anybody please give me the standard gtk-color-scheme of ambiance? I have tried to Google for it, but couldn't find it. It is the first line ...
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Why I can't run Slingshot-Launcher application? [closed]

I installed slingshot-launcher_0.0.1~pre-0~48~natty1_i386 and everything works though it is a little slow. When I run slingshot from terminal I get the next two errors: (slingshot:1562): Critical : ...
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Does this need a desktop environment to run?

I have a HTPC running an Ubuntu minimal OS installation and XBMC. No desktop environment is installed - the computer boots straight to XBMC. I want to install a couple of old emulators and run it ...
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Cannot see form designer in MonoDevelop/Quantal Quetzal

I'm running Quantal Quetzal, and installed MonoDevelop from Synaptic, also gtk-sharp2. Synaptic installed MonoDevelop 3.0.3.2. Everything working fine in the IDE with one exception: When I create a ...
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cant launch eclipse in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unsatisfied Link Error and missing .so files when starting Eclipse I am getting a message which says to refer log in .eclipse in home directory here is the contain of ...
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How to install linux mint-x GTK/window theme/icon theme on Ubuntu?

I have just tried to install mint-x on my ubuntu 12.10 OS from different sources and unfortunately I got this: It works perfectly, but the GTK+ theme part fails to reproduce the same theme that ...
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QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme

When I start any Qt app, I get this message in the terminal, and the Qt app doesn't use the same theme as my Gtk apps: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme. How do I make QGtkStyle ...
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Gparted Partition editor not working

I had Windows and installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. I want to allocate suitable disk space to Ubuntu. I installed the Gparted Parition Editor from the Software Center. My problem is: It ...
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What does “Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected.” mean?

When starting gparted, it crashes with the error: Gtk-ERROR **: GTK+ 2.x symbols detected. Using GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3 in the same process is not supported I already opened LP bug #1094354 for this. ...
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Icon name for unlocked keyring

I am working on a program and I want to implement icon denoting keyring state. If you start seahorse you'll see it has the same icon of padlock in two states, locked and unlocked. I am unable to find ...
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Handling GTK Windows in KDE4

I've installed kde via sudo apt-get install kde-full and it worked perfectly, and all is well, except for these ugly gtk applications. (Pictures Here) So I did some research and came across this form ...
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Firefox ignore GTK theme for localhost stuff

I know this is pretty much a duplicate of How can one make firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?, but the answers on that one are no permanent solution. It works by launching firefox from the ...
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GTK native version of Amarok

Does anybody know of a version of Amarok written in GTK ? This is my fave music player but if I install using apt-get I have to install 200mb of KDE dependencies. I saw a Windows beta version so ...
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Ugly/Inconsistent Theming in Ubuntu Gnome 12.10

Some applications are displaying really ugly widgets and menus. I think it's a GTK issue and perhaps more particularly, only applies to GTK2 apps but I'm not sure. The numerous questions on here that ...
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Gtk-WARNING when loading gedit from shell

I've just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. Don't know why but I can never avoid upgrading. Anyway, every time I load gedit from the sehll I get this: (gedit:2696): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: ...
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Make sniqt recognize all tray abilities (or create a working indicator in Qt)

There is this old thread of mine: How do I create a working indicator with Qt/C++? where I was suggested to use the QSystemTray library for making a tray icon in Ubuntu for my application. Sniqt is a ...
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Ambiance GTK theme customisation *just* for one user

Is it possible to customise the appearance of the Ambiance theme just for one user? I have read about the possibility of doing this: sudo vim /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc but could ...
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How to add a print dialog to an application

I'd like to add a print dialog to my Python + GTK app, and I believe there are at least two methods: The upstream GTK print dialog The CUPS print dialog I'm wondering which would be the ...
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Backgrounds in menus Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having this little problem in all themes I install - the background color of all the window menu items is light-gray instead of the dark I expected. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and using ...
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gtk problem in ubuntu 12.04

I installed ubuntu 12.04 64-bit I have python 2.7 with some additional packages. When I try to use simple command in python like for example help('modules') I have an error and python terminates. ...
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How do I get HUD to work with GTK2 apps

I have a program which uses GTK2 that I want to integrate with HUD called Stata 12. The menus are correctly located in the appmenu, but the menus do not show up in the HUD. When I do use HUD and try ...
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Gtk Textview: Pango Letter Spacing

I am desperatly trying to find some working solution on how to modify the Letter Spacing in a GTK TextView. I am using python with GTK 3.6 -- It seems that the solution is to somehow use Pango, but I ...
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How can I install GTK themes on Ubuntu?

How can I install themes in ubuntu 12.10 ? For example, how can I install the following themes on ubuntu: GrayDay Elegant+Eggplant
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writing note taking app, save and load text with tags from textbuffer written in python and glade

I am writing a note taking app with python and glade. I've been searching the web for the how to save and retrieve textbuffer with tags from simple app made with python and glade. I would like to get ...
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Opening a Gtk.Window that covers Launcher and Panel

I am trying to create a GtkWindow that would be on top of all the windows. This includes Unity's Launcher and Panel. I am working on Kazam screen recorder and one of the options of the program is ...
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Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”

Today I installed: Ubuntu 12.04 Oracle JDK 7 and 8 IntelliJ 11.1.4 I setup my JAVA_HOME path to point to JDK 7. When I run IntelliJ I get this message: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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A lot of `gtk-warnings` in terminal. Is this serious?

I had a lot of problems with my system and had to reinstall it. One of them was these very messages. After reinstalling the system and using the same icons, I get the warnings again and am wary of ...
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White screen for Hotot in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I have got a problem when I use Hotot on Ubuntu 12.10 (GTK version). When I want to authorize Hotot to use my Twitter account, it displays me a white screen. I an it in a terminal and it displays this ...
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How do I change the GTK theme to those found on the page given in the description?

I've downloaded some GTK themes from http://ubuntu-art.org/index.php?xcontentmode=100&PHPSESSID=180c7cef6c965351b9d18e19e3d037e9 and I can't see any instructions on how to install them. For ...
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IntelliJ IDEA odd UI behavior in 12.10

Since I've updated to 12.10 I'm having a very bizarre behavior when running IntelliJ. Notice how the "File" menu is 2/3 of the screen down instead of where it's supposed to be? This is the case when ...
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Gnome-tweak-tool not working on Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 [closed]

I'm experiencing some problems with Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 64 bits. My gnome-tweak-tool doesn't apply themes properly. For the GTK themes, I noted that they are not fully applied. For example, I ...
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Font rendering issue in GTK based applications, (Firefox, GIMP)?

I am experiencing an issue with font rendering issue in GTK based applications (for example; Firefox, GIMP). I've read a bunch of Google answers about this, but haven't figured out yet what to do. It ...