On 26/07/2012 18:05, bart@...1198... wrote:
Can no one tell me how to use a GTK dark theme with Inkscape?
There is no GUI feature included in Inkscape.app which would offer to
switch from the GTK+ theme included in the app bundle to a custom one
installed elsewhere with a single click. Nor does Inkscape.app ship with
an alternative dark theme included.
Default gtkrc file (~/.gtkrc-2.0):
Inkscape detects the presence of the default gtkrc file '~/.gtkrc-2.0'
and will use it instead of the custom gtkrc file from the app bundle.
Switching to a different GTK+ theme (to be used with the precompiled Mac
OS X application bundle as well as other GTK+ apps installed on your
system) can be achieved by these steps:
1) download your GTK+ theme of choice
2) install it into '~/.themes'
3) create '~/.gtkrc-2.0' and refer to your new theme
(e.g. 'gtk-theme-name = "Darkilouche"')
4) restart Inkscape
You will have to take care of print preview (use Preview.app instead of
evince), font family and size yourself, and will loose the custom 'Aqua
Current Inkscape packages for Mac OS X only includes these gtk theme engines:
i.e. you can't use more modern themes found on the web based on theme
engines like aurora, equinox or murrine.
Example (assuming you have GIMP 2.8 from lisanet installed):
To use the dark theme included with latest GIMP on OS X (2.8p1):
create '~/.gtkrc-2.0' with this content:
# default gtkrc file '~/.gtkrc-2.0'
# use dark theme 'Pro' from GIMP on OS X for all GTK+-based applications:
# Alternatively, use a theme installed into '~/.themes', e.g.
# to enable Preview.app as print preview, uncomment next line:
1) If you installed GIMP into a different folder, please adjust the
path as needed.
2) OS X doesn't make it easy to create (and edit) hidden dot-files:
use a real text editor (e.g. MacVim, TextWrangler or Sublime 2),
or else work in the Terminal.