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#1 2015-01-03 00:04:35

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 135

[Solved] Spaces in menu

I think this is a gtk problem ... but it only shows up when I'm in xfce4, so hopefully someone here has a suggestion.

In doing all my dual monitor stuff I was trying different desktop managers and managed to screw up something smile

Anyway, the menus in (I assume) gtk programs like emacs, evince, nemo are lacking spaces between the items in the menu bar. So, instead of "File  Edit Options..." I now have "FileEditOptions..".

Things work. But, man is it ugly.

I've tried to delete everything I can find with "gtk", but it persists.

Suggestions welcome.

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#2 2015-01-03 00:06:37

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 135

Re: [Solved] Spaces in menu

I should add that this is a issue with specific users (namely me!) only. If I log in as a different user all is fine.

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#3 2015-01-03 00:27:38

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 135

Re: [Solved] Spaces in menu

Okay, this is goofy. But fixed smile

I went into .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml and reset the theme settings in xfwm4.xml and xsettings.xml to "default". The ones set to "empty" I left alone.

Logged out/in and now the menus are just fine.

I'm marking this SOLVED, but have no idea what happened.

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#4 2015-01-03 04:56:14

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,861

Re: [Solved] Spaces in menu

It was most likely an issue with the Appearance theme that you were using in that it wasn't properly supporting the version of GTK3 that you had installed. The compressed menu entries are a symptom of this problem.

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#5 2015-01-17 01:22:19

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 135

Re: [Solved] Spaces in menu

I ran into the problem again and have discovered that most of the appearance themes listed as XFCE-* suffer from this issue.

I'm not sure if the themes (like Xfce4-winter, found in /usr/share/themes) is part of xfce4 or gtk. Should be an easy enough fix?

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#6 2015-01-17 01:53:55

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: [Solved] Spaces in menu

There are a number of gtk3 theme-related bug reports. See https://bugzilla.xfce.org/buglist.cgi?c … lution=---. Could possibly be an easy fix, but I guess they need someone to make the changes. Biggest problem though is that it seems that every major release of GTK3 breaks themes - so it will no doubt be a lot of work and commitment to maintain.

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