[arch-general] GTK2 GUIs became a PITA after upgrade

Stephen mailman at tuxcon.com
Mon Apr 11 00:47:19 UTC 2016

I've had a similar issue; can't see any highlights hovering over
things anymore (i.e. tray icon for pulseaudio or network manager,
can't adjust things in pulseaudio window, etc).
On Mon, 11 Apr 2016, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> Hi,
> after the last upgrade GTK2 apps running in an openbox session need more
> space, they became darker and in some windows even the fonts became
> less good readable. The reason that I dropped desktop environments was
> to get rid of chaotic designs and to keep a clear design and now even
> GTK2 apps in an openbox session became a parody.
> I'll downgrade one package after the other, but perhaps somebody
> could give me a hint what package/s might have caused the new
> unfavourable look.
> One problem is shown here, a dilettante repeated unnecessarily design,
> e.g. a bar that already separates regions inside a window, became a bar
> with a cutting line inside the bar:
> http://lists.claws-mail.org/pipermail/users/attachments/20160410/7fdca7e7/attachment-0001.png
> The list of packages that were upgraded is posted here:
> http://lists.claws-mail.org/pipermail/users/2016-April/016236.html
> [rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ grep -v '#' .gtkrc-2.0
> gtk-theme-name = "Adwaita"
> style "user-font"
> {
> 	font_name="FreeSans 12"
> }
> widget_class "*" style "user-font"
> Regards,
> Ralf

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