GTK theme not set at startup

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Sat Nov 8 18:03:30 CET 2008

Le Sat, 8 Nov 2008 16:04:03 +0100,
Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at> a écrit :

> Hi guys,
> since about 3 weeks or so, Xfce doesn't set my GTK theme anymore at
> startup instead the default theme (I think it's "Xfce") is loaded.
> I have to set it manually after startup in the appearance settings
> dialog and this works fine. But it's not set automatically anymore.
> I don't assume it's a bug in Xfce since nobody else reported this
> issue but instead it might be a problem with my local config, maybe.
> In /home/enrico/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xsettings.xml
> the ThemeName property has the correct value for my theme (before and
> after startup of Xfce).
> The only thing I could imagine is that it is related to the fact that
> my theme is stored in ~/.themes/ instead of $prefix/share/themes.
> Does this make any difference?
> Any ideas?

No ideas.  I have the same bug... but it's weird.  I cleaned up my
~/.config, nothing, I renamed my whole home directory (dito clean and
empty home), still nothing.

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName reports Xfce on login.

I created a new user and didn't have a problem with this... but still
experiencing the same bug with my user.

I didn't try to reboot :P</jk>

> Regards,
> Enrico


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