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Change theme on Windows

Postby Bucic » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:36 am

How can I change inkscape theme on Windows? Where can I download additional themes? I'll be grateful for any answers.
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby brynn » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:15 am

I don't think Inkscape has any other themes? You're talking about something like "skins"? Not that I've ever heard of.
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby Bucic » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:50 am

See http://gimper.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=626

You don't need this application to change GIMP themes but it's for convenience. One can download GTK themes http://art.gnome.org/themes/gtk2/?page=1 and apply theme on GIMP. Inkscape definitely has themes support http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/gal ... ealism.png
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby brynn » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:13 pm

How can you tell that's an Inkscape theme and not the system display theme of that user?
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby Bucic » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:11 pm

Because some of the themes I've seen are clearly GTK (Gnome?) themes. Besides take a look at
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\Inkscape\share\themes\Default\
\Inkscape\share\themes\Emacs\
\Inkscape\share\themes\MS-Windows\
\Inkscape\share\themes\Raleigh\


This is almost identical structure to GIMP themes folder.
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby sphaira » Sat May 01, 2010 10:39 pm

To change GTK2 theme you have to download theme on this two site:

And put this download in the path:
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InkscapePath\share\themes\yourthemename


Backup and open in notepad this file:
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InkscapePath\etc\gtk-2.0\gtkrc


Add this line at the begining of the ressource file:
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gtk-theme-name = "yourthemename"


For use all theme configurations comment this line in the gtkrc file:
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#engine "wimp"
#{
#}


You have to restart Inkscape to change theme.

Here you can find tutorial to change GTK Theme engine on windows.

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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby dacoda » Wed May 26, 2010 4:19 pm

Okey thanks.
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby Bucic » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:41 am

I haven't tried changing themes yet but take a look at this :P

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To get the look on the left simply set this option in the inkscape.exe properties (right click on the exe)

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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby Bucic » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:16 pm

sphaira wrote:To change GTK2 theme you have to ...

It didn't work... Putting gtk-theme-name = has no effect on Inkscape appearance (still violetish). When I comment out the engine section Inkscape looks like under Windows 3. I tried various themes in both cases.


EDIT:
It worked! Well, somewhat... Why somewhat? Because the theme is fixed as chosen for GIMP using Gimpthemes-v1.0.exe theme changer application.

I did as per instructions here
https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/30614
I just did a fresh install of Inkscape on Vista.
The problem is Inkscape's copy of GTK ( and GTK Themes) conflicting with the system's version.

I got around this problem by doing 2 steps:

1) copy all themes from C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\share\themes to C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\themes
I used my small program https://code.launchpad.net/~robin-grove ... hemeCopier but I advise against using it because I haven't fully tested it and there are undocumented configuration changes to be made before first run.

2) Copy all engines from C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\lib\gtk-2.0\2.10.0\engines to C:\Program Files\Inkscape\lib\gtk-2.0\2.10.0\engines



... The file "C:\users\<?>\.gtkrc-2.0" will be overwritten.
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby Hibou57 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:06 pm

Bucic wrote:I just did a fresh install of Inkscape on Vista.
The problem is Inkscape's copy of GTK ( and GTK Themes) conflicting with the system's version.
[…]

I've just opened a topic about it : Inkscape and the system wide GTK Runtime on Windows
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby brynn » Wed May 04, 2011 1:31 pm

Someone else found a way of changing themes, reported in a different topic. It actually might be from Bucic, if I recall, but I'll know if find it, and I'll post results by editing this message. brb

EDIT -- Ok, look at this: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8618 I haven't actually tried it yet, but it looks promising. I'd be interested to hear anyone's experience, if they decide to try it. btw, not from Bucic afterall :D
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Re: Change theme on Windows

Postby begem0t » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:57 am

sphaira, thanx, worked like a charm!
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