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

Stephen mailman at tuxcon.com
Tue Apr 12 04:45:45 UTC 2016

For what it's worth, I was able to resolve this issue in the end by
simply removing + reinstalling my theme (which was Arc). Installing
Adwaita also worked.

Removing and reinstalling solved the issue because it rebuilt against
Gnome 3.20. I'd only recently switched to Arch, and had therefore
wrongly assumed that anything that needed to would be rebuilt against
the new Gnome version.

Lesson learned :) 

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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