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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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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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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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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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Transparent backgrounds are black with GTK+

GTK+ was giving me a few issues with large black borders around some windows, I created a CSS file to modify this to remove the box shadow around the window and the border. There is still a tiny but ...
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How to integrate the design of Qt software such as FocusWriter, Telegram, or RStudio?

What is required to integrate Qt applications such as FocusWriter, RStudio, or Telegram Desktop into the default GTK environment? Without having changed anything, those applications look as follows: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Wrong Language of GTK applications in Kubuntu

I have Kubuntu 14.04, and am running some GTK applications, for example Shotwell. The "Preferred Languages" in the locale settings are set to: English German French All the application ...
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Windows that start out maximized restore to an application-specific size, not always a good one

I don't know that this is an OS-specific thing, a bug in the various UI toolkits in use, or purely application-specific, but the inconsistency is mildly infuriating - enough, at least, to get me to ...
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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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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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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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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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GTK3 and GTK2 tooltip background color difference

I changed the tool tip background color setting in my current theme Ambiance for gtk-2 and gtk-3.0. Even though I used the same color code #f5f5c5 the tool tip background color in eclipse and ...
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error Failed to load module “overlay-scrollbar”/“unity-gtk-module” on program run

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 yesterday and when i run a program I got the following errors: error: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Gtk-Message: Failed to ...
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qt apps stopped inheriting gtk themes

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, qt apps like qpdfview or QuiteRSS suddenly stopped to inherit the global gtk theme, in my case Numix. The same is also true for the default Adwaita ...
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Unwanted super thick borders in Xubuntu 15.10

I have recently updated to Ubuntu (Xubuntu) 15.10. After this update, I see super thick borders around some windows. This seem to plague only Gtk+ applications: Why? Can I fix it? Note: I do not ...
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find out all available gtk icon sizes

With gtk_icon_size_register () an app can register a new icon size, but how can I find out on the console, which icon sizes exist? I hope to be able to adjust icon-sizes of apps (in xfce4) that don't ...
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Black bars on Eclipse after upgrading to Kubuntu 15.10

I just upgrade my desktop to Kubuntu 15.10 from Kubuntu 15.04, and I bizarre issue started happening in Eclipse. Looks like the divisors on software are black bars, instead of the desktop color for ...
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Web IDE that has a Linux compiler?

Is there a web IDE that has a Linux compiler (virtual Linux compiler) with Python support? I've created a Python application that uses GTK and Linux modules such as os.system and gtk. I need to ...
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Text editor for translation of texts without Java?

Is there an editor, preferable with GTK support, no JAVA (OmegaT looks ugly, or am I wrong?), to translate texts like in Swordfish under linux? Or is there a simple editor solution, like a plugin for ...
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Scaled up Chrome window

Since a few months I have a problem with Chrome browser. It always worked perfect but one day I turned Chrome on and it appeared like rescaled up. The window and interface became huge, interface icons ...
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What are the advantages of using GTK3 and GTK+3 over GTK-2?

I'm creating a utility program for Ubuntu in Python using GTK-2 and have been told by several people to use GTK3. Why would I want to do so, and would are the advantages of using it instead of GTK-2? ...
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Gtkterm: Control signals read: Input/output error

I am an Ubuntu newbie and I just installed GtkTerm. I get this error message as soon as I open GtkTerm via the Terminal: Control signals read: Input/output error It would be great if someone could ...
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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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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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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 ...