GTK2 key theme

Stephan Arts stephan at
Sun Jul 5 23:05:08 CEST 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Mike McNally<emmecinque at> wrote:
> I found a thread from last November about getting in xfce4 the
> behavior afforded by having:
>  gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"
> in the ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine file.  The answer in the thread was to
> (somehow) select "Emacs" in the xfce "keyboard" settings dialog. Well,
> when I bring up the "keyboard" settings dialog I see no mention of
> Emacs anywhere. Can somebody elaborate on exactly where in that tool
> one picks Emacs functionality?
> I'm running xfce4.6 on Ubuntu 9.04 if it matters.

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Gtk/KeyThemeName -s Emacs

Option was dropped from the GUI because almost nobody seemed to use
it, you can still set it with the command mentioned above.


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