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#1 2017-08-17 05:13:56

benty
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How do I determine whether I'm using GTK3 themes?

Is there a way to check/switch GTK themes in xfce? I'm on Debian Jessie and I've downloaded gtk-3.

Web page checkboxes are not rendering properly in Firefox and I was told to make sure I'm using GTK3 themes.

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#2 2017-08-17 13:08:38

ToZ
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Re: How do I determine whether I'm using GTK3 themes?

Hello and welcome.

You need to use a GTK3 theme that is compatible with the version of gtk3 that your distro is using. I believe Debian Jessie uses version 3.14, so you'll have plenty of options. Here is a listing of some GTK3 themes. Just make sure that they support the version of gtk3 that you are running.

To add a GTK3 theme to Xfce, simply install it (some may not be packaged and you may need to download them and install them yourself - see: https://wiki.xfce.org/howto/install_new_themes) and select it in Settings Manager > Appearance

FYI: You can always test theme issues by using the default Adwaita theme. To test firefox with the default GTK3 theme (adwaita), first close firefox then start it with:

GTK_THEME=Adwaita firefox

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#3 2017-08-17 18:45:03

benty
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Re: How do I determine whether I'm using GTK3 themes?

ToZ wrote:

FYI: You can always test theme issues by using the default Adwaita theme. To test firefox with the default GTK3 theme (adwaita), first close firefox then start it with:

GTK_THEME=Adwaita firefox

That fixed the problem. Is there a way to simply switch to GTK3 Adwaita? I don't really want to download and install a new theme.

Adwaita is already selected in the Settings Manager, so I apparently can't change to a GTK3 theme that way.

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#4 2017-08-18 00:23:45

ToZ
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Re: How do I determine whether I'm using GTK3 themes?

benty wrote:

Adwaita is already selected in the Settings Manager, so I apparently can't change to a GTK3 theme that way.

That should work, or at least it does on my debian jessie system. Can you post back the results of the following commands:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName
pgrep -a xfsettingsd
cat ~/.gtkrc-2.0
cat ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

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#5 2017-08-29 06:53:56

benty
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Re: How do I determine whether I'm using GTK3 themes?

ToZ wrote:

That should work, or at least it does on my debian jessie system. Can you post back the results of the following commands:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName

Xfce-dusk

Apparently, I didn't actually change the theme before, just some icons. Switching to the Raleigh theme gave me the dark colors I need and the checkmarks are also visible now. Thanks to everyone.

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