[ubuntu-uk] GTK/Theme Settings(?) problems

Tim Dobson personalwebsite at army.com
Fri Sep 19 09:14:19 BST 2008

Hi there,
I don't often ask for help but I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for 


This screen shot, shows my desktop. There seem to be some problems with 
the theming, or GUI kit or something.

I'm using my own layout of a GNOME desktop, which I use in a similar way 
to how I believe people use IONWM or xmonad - so the row of workspaces 
are completely normal.

However, all the fonts seem much larger, everything seems squared off - 
like the weather widget has no curves in it at all.

Some one said I was running the default GTKv2 theme or something - I 
have no idea how to change this - I can use the "appearances" settings 
thingy to change some of the appearance, however, this does not resolve 
the major issues and I don't seem to be addressing the real problem.

The back story behind this is that I have just hard upgraded from hardy 
to the dev version of intrepid - it wasn't pretty - and didn't help that 
I ran out of disk space on my root partition half way through :P 
however, I sorted it all out and got a relatively workable desktop 

Anyway, if anyone can help, or point me in the right direction, it would 
be appreciated. :)


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still has one object.
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