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Gdk Gtk warnings and errors from the command line

In the newest version of Ubuntu (11.10) when I run from the command line Gtk complains loudly (over several lines) each time a window is opened. The problem is clearly with the theme - if I change the ...
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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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Where can I get themes and eye-candy for my desktop?

Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop? Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?
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How do I add a border around windows but keep the current theme?

I seem to live my life in the terminal - many terminals in-fact. I also love the Ambiance theme - but the new borderless windows does not provide the visual differentiation I'm used to (the same ...
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How can one make Firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?

I have a dark GTK theme installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 install and a persona installed for Firefox that I also like. The problem is that Firefox is using my dark GTK theme for items like buttons and ...
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Problem after update: blue screen with only the mouse cursor

My Ubuntu 12.04 was normally updated through the Update Manager, something about gtk. Then I rebooted and now all that shows after the splash screen is a blue screen that only shows the cursor.
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How can I get a java apps to use the GTK+ theme?

Is there a way to get java apps to use my gtk theme?
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Dark GTK theme for Ubuntu 14.04

I am using the zonColor DarkNight theme on Ubuntu 13.10 and am quite pleased with it. I would like to have a similar theme for Ubuntu 14.04 but so far I could not find a single dark theme available. ...
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Ubuntu: “Editable Menu Accelerators” (on a per app basis). Where is this option?

I keep seeing references to a config option calld Editable Menu Accelerators or Editable Menu Shortcut Keys. This is exactly what I need, but all the directions I've read about how to find that ...
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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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Can I stop apps from selecting “Recently Used” by default in file chooser dialogs?

In Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.10 I see changes in behaviour of GTK file chooser dialog. When I try to open new file (second, third etc, not first in editor) dialog show "Recenty used" section. It is very ...
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How do I enable Emacs keybindings in apps, such as Google Chrome?

Can anyone tell me how to enable Emacs keybind on Chrome? I found some links but they are either not clearly mentioning how to do so or not what I want (I don't want external tools to be run for this ...
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How do I set the default sort order in open file dialog to “Name”?

Somehow the default sort order in open dialogues has changed to be sorted by Modified. It's changed in all programs, not just a specific one. This forces me to reach for the mouse and click the Name ...
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Why is Canonical choosing QT over GTK for Unity's next generation?

So much has been written that I'm kind 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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Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module” … but already installed

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" but I already have the libcanberra-gtk-module and libcanberra-gtk3-module installed. (i.e. I tried this solution, but it is already ...
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How to move the lock window on the lock-screen?

Is it possible to move the window where you input your password on the lock screen away from the center, e.g. at the lower edge?
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What is the black header widget in some programs?

In some of the ubuntu programs (ubuntu control panel, system settings), but not e.g. in banshee, the top part of the window contains elements in dark tone (with the Ambience theme). But I cant find a ...
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Why are my file selection dialogs so big? How do I make them smaller?

When I use an external monitor, my file selection dialog boxes seem to be huge -- wider than my larger screen. I assume it is a nautilus issue since it happens whether I'm trying to open a file to ...
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What GTK+ 3 engines are available?

With the switch to GTK+ 3.x, most theme engines no longer work, and I personally only know of 3 (Adwaita, Unico, and Solidity). What engines are available for use with GTK+ 3.x?
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GTK+ in Kubuntu apps look bad

I have installed Evolution email client on Kubuntu 11.10 and it's not so cute as expected. Eclipse also looks bad. I have the GTK+ Appearance plugin in KDE System Settings and already tried QTCurve ...
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How can I theme my Qt app to resemble one written in Gtk?

Mark Shuttleworth recently blogged about the decision to include the Qt libraries in the 11.10 release, with a followup from Jono Bacon. The thing that puts me off Qt apps is that they don't blend in ...
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Can gtk2 themes be converted to gtk3 themes?

I really don't like the stock gtk3 themes and have never found one I like. I do however have a few gtk2 themes I really like. Can these gtk2 themes be ported to gtk3 or made to work in 11.10?
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What GTK widget is this?

Lately, I've seen the widget below appear in GTK applications. I can't find it in Glade. What is it?
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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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Google Earth and Skype theme

I use Google Earth and Skype since version Jaunty, and so far emulation Qt theme for GNOME runs perfectly, but when I use the default theme Ambiance and Radiance in Maverick, both applications look ...
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How to work around Eclipse Luna/GTK bug 339174 (change to not use oxygen)

The bug is described here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=339174 For me it fails with: java: /build/buildd/oxygen-gtk3-1.0.2/src/animations/oxygencomboboxdata.cpp:87: void Oxygen::ComboBoxData::...
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How to solve old GLIB error

I am in the process of installing GTK+ but it needs various pre-requisites. These are glib - 2.0 >= 2.35.3 atk - >= 2.7.5 Pango- >= 1.32.4 gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.27.1 Now I upgraded my glib-...
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Difference between vim-gtk and vim-gnome

How are the packages vim-gtk and vim-gnome different from each other? I've tried both and the resulting Gvim feels the same (to me). If there is no difference, why are both packages maintained?
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How to know my GTK version?

I want to know my GTK version (i am working on Ubuntu 11.10) using a command line or any thing
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How do I apply themes to gtk applications when I'm using Awesome WM?

No matter what I use, e.g. gtk-ctheme, and the other apps availible in the repos, gtk applications running under Awesome WM stay ugly. The same apps look fine when I use unity. Any thoughts?
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White text on white background problem

I am not sure what happened, but I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and it is unusable right now because of the white text on white background problem as seen in the screenshot. Does anyone know how to fix ...
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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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Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org

When I try to gedit some files, then I received these from the terminal window. There is already one post about this: Gtk-WARNING : Calling Inhibit failed But it is not solved. How can I solve it ?
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Set a specific theme for root launched applications

I would like the the applications I launch as root to look differently from the application launched as a normal user. This can be done by using a theme that does not come from usr/share/themes but I ...
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Editing GTK theme (adding a border)

I am using a GTK theme which I love except that it doesn't have borders around the windows. If I am on a web page (for example) with a white background and my wallpaper is white I don't know where the ...
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Gedit and Filezilla Input Problem

I upgraded 14.04 to 14.10. I installed my apps(lamp, nodejs, filezilla, phpstorm, git etc.). I have some input problems in some apps. In Filezilla, I can't use tab and delete keys Some UI problems, ...
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Gtk warning when opening Gedit in terminal

Previously, I need to clear documents history, so I Googled and found this: http://www.watchingthenet.com/ubuntu-tip-clear-disable-recent-documents.html I did the step, and then when I opened gedit ...
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Facing problem with “gtk.RESPONSE_OK” in the simple-player quickly tutorial

I am fairly new to both quickly and Python. I am facing several problems while learning to use quickly from the following tutorial on the Ubuntu developers site: http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/...
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How can I tweak padding in UI elements?

Is there a way to tweak the amount of padding inside UI elements in Ubuntu, besides installing a different gtk theme? This is how eclipse looks in Ubuntu (with the Radiance theme) And this is how ...
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How do I get an application to display on a “dummy monitor”?

I have a GTK program(transmission-gtk) which I would like to run from a console in one of the virtual terminals (over SSH, and locally). Is there a way to get this application(or any other GTK ...
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Font rendering problems with QT applications in Xubuntu

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 but the same problem is present in 13.10 and 13.04, and maybe in previous versions. I always install truetype fonts and remove the anti-alias. In all the GTK ...
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python3 is not supporting gtk module

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with python-2.7 and python-3 support. I am porting my python application from python-2.7 to python-3. I have example.py file which is importing below modules. and I #!/usr/bin/...
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getting Gtk-WARNING while using gksu

while using gksu i get Gtk warning, for example: $ gksu gedit /etc/fstab (gksu:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", (gksu:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to ...
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Software Sources requires GTK 2 and won't run on 11.04

I was trying to access Settings in Update Manager to setup automatic updates. But the Settings Dialog does not pop up. Cannot Access Software Sources from the Ubuntu Software Center>Edit>Software ...
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ImportError: No module named gtk

after the debacle a few hours back I managed to get a working desktop after using an ethernet cable and sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop But now when I try to run ubuntu software center from CLI ...
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Gtk-CRTICAL […] errors when starting 'nautilus' or 'evince' from the Terminal

when I am starting evince or nautilus from shell I am receiving those error-messages. Does anyone know how to fix them? I tried to reinstall both programs but the error continues. test@test-...
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Missing characters after update ubuntu 14.04

today i have installed on my new Lenovo L450 ubunut 14.04, everything was fine.. after update i rebooted the PC and characters are missing in GTK apps (netbeans, unity is ok, anything else is wrong) ...
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Disable resize gripper in windows?

Is it possible to disable the the new resize gripper that shows up in Ubuntu Natty/11.04?
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Connect WebKit WebView form to a Python callback?

I am writing a small Python and WebKit app; I am using WebKit as the UI for my app. What I want to do is to create an interactive element in WebKit (namely a combo box or a set of clickable regions) ...
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Numix removes borders and colors in unity launcher

I recently re-installed ubuntu 14.04, when i installed the numix gtk theme, the borders of all the icons in the unity launcher dissapeared along with the colors, i tried relogging, re-applying the ...