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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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Change the opacity of a cut selection (nemo.css)

I am trying to find what I need to edit in a GTK theme (specifically Ambiance) to change the opacity of a cut file. A selected file is orange and when I cut it, it is a little opaque - I 'd like it to ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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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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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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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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How to write a policykit/polkit permission file to programmatically have access to a file in /usr/share

I'm writing an application that needs to read and write an existing file in /usr/share... If I understood well I need to use Polkit/PolicyKit to ask the system for a permission and ask the user to do ...
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Backend for python3 module matplotlib

I'm trying to use python3 to plot graphs. The only backend for matplotlib that seems to work is tkAgg (Tkinter), however this looks like it has been designed in the Stone Age. So I was trying to find ...
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “unity-gtk-module” Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently on my computer. After I followed this link to install Adobe pdf reader, ever time I use xdg-open to open a pdf file, there are tons of message showing on my screen: ...
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Python GTK: How to stop a function from happening if a checkbox is checked

In my program I have one of those annoying popups that alerts the user to go check the settings. I have a checkbox that if checked, is supposed to never show the popup again. I have no idea how to do ...
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Terminal command to know which gtk theme is in use

Is there a terminal command to find out which gtk theme is being used and whether the theme is in ~/.themes or in /usr/share/themes? On running gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme, I ...
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How to install a newer version of the GTK libraries?

I want to install a newer version of the GTK libraries so I can mess around with the new GtkHeaderBar (I want to try to make applications). I have Xubuntu 13.04 and currently have version 3.6 of ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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Icon size inside an application is too large

Whenever I uses a software that uses gtk as Its source for its viewscreen, the icons on buttoms and some are about the twice the size of icon on my unity launcher I'm using a Ununtu 15.04 with ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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rhythmbox button icon names?

The shuffle and loop/repeat button icons in rhythmbox don't match my gtk icon theme. I would assume that's because my theme is missing files named appropriately in order to theme those icons. Is ...
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transmission-gtk before login

I know, probably Im asking too much, but... is there any chance to run transmission-gtk even if any user is logged in? I should have transmission-daemon installed instead of gtk, but I love GUI..
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How Are Ubiquity (Installer) Steps Customized On 14.04?

I'm trying to edit the Ubiquity installer on Ubuntu 14.04, but failing miserably. For example, I'd like to have "Download Updates" and "Install 3rd Party Software" automatically checked. Editing the ...
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Gtk-WARNING related with themes, should I take them seriously?

I launched Evince from the command prompt after TexLive installation to test some of generated pdf files and noticed that there were warnings related with icon-themes. While Evince was running I ...
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Editing Raleigh GTK theme

There's the default GTK theme in XFCE called Raleigh. I would like to change the dark blue color (#4b6983) to something different. But if I go to /usr/share/themes/Raleigh/gtk-2.0/ and take a look at ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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RDAQ under Ubuntu 14.04

I try to install RQDA R package under Ubuntu 14.04 which comes with GTK 3 or so. I know that in order to get the RDQA running it needs the GTK 2 development package. I found the following terminal ...
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Kde uses Gnome notification system instead of knotify

I tried to install kubuntu-active on the Kubuntu Trusty and it failed to start. So, I removed it and many packages has "active" in it name related to KDE Active. KDE runs ok now but one issue: It uses ...
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Which .css theme file changes the buttons on top of nautilus?

This is what I am talking about: I'm making a theme and I don't know what I should be looking for, but I think it is somewhere in the gtk.css file. Edit: I know its in the gtk-widgets.css file, ...
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how to approach legibility problem of light text in dark GTK theme

I'm working on a dark GTK theme for Ubuntu. This largely is going well, but I am not sure how to deal with certain scenarios such as instances of programs with a light colour scheme. A representative ...
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About is not working in My Ubuntu App for desktop

I have developed the same app "mybrowser" told by Jono Bacon in his tutorial. But when I want to see About it is throwing the following error: Gtk.Window.__init__(self, type=type, **kwds) ...
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gtk changes all ss to ß gtk themes not saved on restart

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 and have the following problem: All GTK apps (thunderbird, Polly, Gimp and so on are changing all ss to ß) locale is de_DE this happens in all Menus lists and so on. Is ...
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weird font size setting in different apps and random places

ever since the update from 13.10 to 14.04 i have a font-size issue. for example. With Evolution email the email will show in extremely large font-size (~18px) while the folders and menu's are ...
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GTK module can only sometimes be found

When I try to install VMWare Workstation on Ubuntu 14.04 I get the following warnings: (vmware-installer.py): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine" Gtk-Message: ...
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GTk Theme Class of Component

I experienced a strange UI after installing Numix-Daily theme and I want to fix this. The color should not very dark (It should be grey). My Question : What is the best way knowing what that (type ...
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System Monitor, Settings and other windows have no decoration

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a reasonable amount of time now, and I have never encountered this issue before. One day the frame (the part with the close, minimize and maximize buttons) just ...
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Hide “Places” or “Username” in File Chooser Dialog

Background Making a video-capture of a website demo; part of the demo requires uploading files. Problem The username is displayed in the video, which is a security concern. Question How do you ...
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Which version of gtk is compatible with Ubuntu ARM

I am learning GTK+ 3 on my pc which has Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Classes such as ListBox and Stack seem to be unavailable for 13.10 as they are packed in GTK 3.10 which only comes with 14.04. My aim ...
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How can I make the menu bars adhere to the Ambiance theme?

Xubuntu 13.10 I chose Ambiance as a theme and it doesn't seem to work for all elements of the GUI/DE: I'd like to make the DE/GUI look coherent and "light", just as the rest of the Ambiance ...
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Cannot build MonoDevelop from source

Whenever I try to install MonoDevelop it fails on the "./configure" command. configure: error: Cannot enable GNOME platform without gnome-sharp-2.0 I have installed Mono 3.2 successfully into the ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 Emacs Binding in Google Chrome

I like to use Emacs keybinding such as CTRL-A beginning of line in all my browsers. I have it working fine in Firefox, but not in Google Chrome. I followed the instructions in How do I enable Emacs ...
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Make app-specific .css file for gtk theme

I have conflict problems with using dark theme and a KDE application (kile). As you can see from the screenshot, the log area (at the bottom) is black on gray, which is very annoying to read. I know ...
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Problems with GTK, developing GUI using Glade

I started working on a project where I need to make a simple interface with C language using GTK, then I need to connect that interface with Linux system. I started working with "Glade" which is an ...
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Eclipse - not opening, it was working before, how to fix it and open the eclipse ide for python?

It was working since last night, this morning stop opening, how to fix this? sun@sun-M14xR2:~/Downloads/easyeclipse-python-1.3.1$ ./eclipse ./eclipse: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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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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How to design non-windowed Gtk.Frame in Glade?

I'm building a ToDo app for personal purposes, and I'm using Quickly and Glade. I want it to display a list of the pending to-do elements. The problem I'm having is that I can't find the way to ...
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Inkscape keeps crashing when typing text

I'm using Lubuntu 15.04 and I tried using Inkscape and it seems to be crashing when I try to edit text. After typing about ten characters, the program crashes. I found a way around the issue here in ...
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Error while running synaptic

I installed synaptic package but I am not able to run "synaptic" command. While running the command, I am getting the following error:- (process:1231): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C ...
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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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How to find GTK+ version used by a given application

This answer http://askubuntu.com/a/192138/112794 to the post How to change color AND width of non overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu 12.04 says that on a single machine we can install two versions of gkt+. ...
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Dropbox GTK issue

Experiencing GTK issue with latest dropbox on ubuntu 12.04 : in terminal it says : `Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_get_direction: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed ` And then exits. ...