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#1 2015-01-25 16:50:28

haimat
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Registered: 2014-02-08
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[Solved] Strange semi-transparent border around some (GTK?) windows

I am using Xfce 4.10 on a Debian Jessie machine. The window manager style in use is called "Therapy", which looks like this screenshot:

Normal Window

However, for some windows (I think GTK windows) the normal window decoration as shown above is gone, instead the window has a semi-transparent border. That happens for example with the GTK control center application:

Strange Window

Any ideas what could cause this behaviour, and how I can remove these transparent borders?

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#2 2015-01-25 17:30:32

MountainDewManiac
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Re: [Solved] Strange semi-transparent border around some (GTK?) windows

When in doubt, blame GTK3, lol.

Seriously, though, perhaps the theme in question is only written for GTK2 and the app(s) you are experiencing this issue with use GTK3 (or vice-versa)?

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#3 2015-01-25 17:53:21

sixsixfive
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Registered: 2012-04-08
Posts: 578
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Re: [Solved] Strange semi-transparent border around some (GTK?) windows

install a gtk theme that includes both gtk2 and gtk3 themes(also keep in mind that jessie uses gtk 3.14.5 so not many gtk3 themes will be compatible!)

You can find some here: http://xfce-artwork.deviantart.com/gall … GUI-Suites
or with a bit luck here: http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=167

you can also disable your composite manager or open your gtk.css an add:

.window-frame:backdrop,
.window-frame,
.window-frame.tiled,
.window-frame.popup{
box-shadow:none;}

.window-frame.tooltip.csd,
.window-frame.popup.csd,
.window-frame.popup {
border-radius:0px;
box-shadow: none;
margin: 0px;}

to get rid of the csd shadows

Last edited by sixsixfive (2015-01-25 18:25:23)

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#4 2015-01-26 19:13:57

haimat
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Registered: 2014-02-08
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Re: [Solved] Strange semi-transparent border around some (GTK?) windows

Ok, so I installed the Greybird theme from the Shimmer project, that looks nice.
Additionally I modified ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css as you have suggested.

However, after a reboot that semi-transparent border is still visible, even though a bit smaller.
Have I edited the correct file?
Or do I need to change something else?

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#5 2015-01-26 20:21:16

sixsixfive
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Registered: 2012-04-08
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Re: [Solved] Strange semi-transparent border around some (GTK?) windows

no i meant the themes css ~/.themes/<THEMENAME>/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

also even

.window-frame,
.window-frame:backdrop {
  box-shadow: none;
  margin: 0;}

should be enough to remove the shadows

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#6 2015-01-28 19:31:00

haimat
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Registered: 2014-02-08
Posts: 11

Re: [Solved] Strange semi-transparent border around some (GTK?) windows

Ohh yes, that did the trick, thank you very much!

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