RGBA Gtk+ module

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Description:

Gtk+ module to activate RGBA in gtk apps.
Use it with Cimitan's murrine theme engine instead of patching applications.

Thanks to VMChaZ for help with debug.
http://home.kis.ru/~vmchaz

Installation
Just use PPA or (1) and (2)
1) Compile it:
gcc -fPIC -shared librgba.c -o librgba.so `pkg-config --cflags --libs gtk+-2.0`
2) Copy librgba.so to /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/modules.

3) Install Cimitan's murrine engine and themes for it
4) Activate RGBA:
- Open gnome-color-chooser
- go to "Engines" tab
- set "global" checkbox
- Choose "Murrine"
- Click preferences
- set 2 RGBA checkboxes
5)Add export GTK_MODULES=rgba to .profile
Set environment variable GTK_RGBA_APPS (usually add to .profile).
export GTK_RGBA_APPS= list of applications

GTK_RGBA_APPS variable
- set it to colon separated list of applications to activate rgba ONLY in these apps:
GTK_RGBA_APPS=gedit:app2:app3

- append "allbut" to start to activate rgba in ALL apps except listed:
GTK_RGBA_APPS=allbut:gedit:app2:app3

FAQ
Q: Some applications does not work. Is it bug?
A: It is Ok, and not bug of RGBA Gtk+ module.
Not all apps can use RGBA.
You SHOULD set up GTK_RGBA_APPS variable.
For example:
GTK_RGBA_APPS=gedit:gcacltool:gnome-help - Activate RGBA ONLY in gnome edit, gnome calculator and gnome help.
or
GTK_RGBA_APPS=allbut:gedit:gcacltool:gnome-help - Activate RGBA in ALL applications except listed.

P.S. Sorry for bad English.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

0.2
prints name of program to console when rgba activated.

0.1
first release

puccaso

10 years ago

you need o install the libgtk2-dev files.. i dont know what exact filename you will have on your distro but that will fix it.

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smif1984

10 years ago

hi, installing the dev library fixed the compilation error. My ~/.profile looks like this now:

export GTK_MODULES=rgba
export GTK_RGBA_APPS=gedit:gnome-terminal:gcalctool:baobab

It works.

I suggest you to make a list of apps that breaks and editing a ~/.profile file that new linux users can download..

thanks for doing this!!

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smif1984

10 years ago

I'm listing all working applications.. nautilus seems to work, but when rgba is on it cannot draw the desktop.. :(

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MastroPino

10 years ago

I got the same error :|

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zniavre

10 years ago

same here too (i finaly make it works

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MastroPino

9 years ago

Does it work with Nautilus too!??!

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10 years ago

0.2
prints name of program to console when rgba activated.

0.1
first release

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