GTK2 key theme

Greg Folkert greg at
Mon Jul 6 22:26:17 CEST 2009

On Sun, 2009-07-05 at 23:05 +0200, Stephan Arts wrote:
> 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.

/me points out that this is a bit of a hot pot with his-self.

Since when did you guys start listening to the all knowing, all being,
all directing "Havoc Pennington"... you know they guy that espouses
"Sane Defaults" and "less is more" as far as GUI interfaces...

I moved away from GNOME (post 1.4.x) for anything personal that I can,
still avoiding KDE, as KDE v1.1.x was my favorite.

Please don't fall into that trap.
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