[Bug 60085] Setting gtk-key-theme-name in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 doesn't work

Hrvoje Nikšić hniksic at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 14:53:44 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: libgtk2.0-0

Using the line such as:

  gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"

in one's ~/.gtkrc-2.0 doesn't introduce emacs-like bindings to GTK
applications in Ubuntu. This normally works in GTK2, including the one
distributed with Debian.

Expected result: Emacs/Unix-style bindings in text entry fields of GTK
applications, such as alt-b and alt-f for moving word by word, ctrl-w
for deleting a word, ctrl-u for deleting a line, etc.

Actual result: no change in GTK's behavior.

Using the Emacs key theme is the standard way of getting Emacs and Unix
bindings that most people are used to in applications ranging from gaim
to Firefox.  I discovered a workaround, though: when I pasted the
contents of /usr/share/themes/Emacs/gtk-2.0-key/gtkrc to ~/.gtkrc-2.0, I
got the effect of having the desired key theme.

** Affects: gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

Setting gtk-key-theme-name in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 doesn't work

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