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

Qdaxfa qdaxfa at qdaxfa.net
Mon Apr 11 14:01:40 UTC 2016

On 2016-04-11 15:56, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:07:56 +0200, Martti Kühne wrote:
>> I'm sure you could tell the difference there.
> Yes, I can, but I don't know against what to file bugs. GTK3 apps
> default to grotesque window sizes, don't remember region settings
> inside the windows, became unreadable due to invisible text, e.g.
> Firefox' "Clear recent history" could be readable or it could be empty,
> it even is always the same, if I open the dialog. GTK2 apps have font
> rendering issues and e.g. Claws editor window's subject field doesn't
> allow to position the cursor at some positions. Since I launch several
> scripts by a menu inside roxterm, it's breaking my workflow, if the
> default size is insane small. Perhaps it's a vte3 issue, since it also
> gets upgraded, OTOH it's based on GTK.
> However, even a restless look, by unnecessary lines isn't fun for me,
> regarding dyslexia letters and words are already moving around and/or
> shift to coloured bars by my perception, so I really need a clean GUI
> layout. GUI layouts with all kinds of lines and bars and shadows and
> light reflex, intrusive colours could stress me. It's not just a matter
> of taste for me.
> You should reckon that within the next days more users will experience
> issues, they'll consider being serious issues. More people will
> upgrade, more people will reopen apps or restart their computers. It
> might take a while before all the drawbacks and regressions rear their
> ugly heads.
You should never update GTK2 or GTK3 before you are sure that the themes 
and fonts you are using is updated.

Try doing more research on updates before installing them if stability 
is critical for you

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