Disable GTK3 window management

Some GTK3 programs, such as file-roller and Evince, use their own custom title bar with minimize, maximize and close buttons. Under Xfce, I have experienced hiccups with Evince when maximized: it would refuse to unmaximize the window (or rather, does not remember the dimensions of the unmaximized window) and behaves kinda “sticky” to desktop borders. In another case, if I have the compositor turned off, the window edges are not smoothened and look ugly.
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QT5 screen scale factor

In my previous post, I described the problem of having too large interface buttons, search fields, scroll bars, etc of Calibre (compiled against QT5). I found a fix of Calibre, however, it seems this problem occurs for other QT5 programs. For example, I installed AlienBob’s VLC package, version 3.0.4 on Slackware64 14.2 and noticed the same issue. So, a more general solution should be found.
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Calibre interface size

I have Calibre version 3.31 installed from SBo. On my laptop it looks and works just fine. Howevere, my desktop computer has some issues with its QT5 interface. Icons, menus and address bars are way too big. I googled a bit and found that other users have had the same complaints.
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Old Chrome look

Recently, the look of Google Chrome has been redesigned. I do not really like it, as it takes more space than before, which matters on my 1366×768 laptop screen. Also, I do hate changes for the sake of the change itself. I googled a bit and came upon this solution.
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Mounting an iPhone

Due to several reasons that I will not discuss here, I decided my next phone to be an iPhone SE. Of course, I naively expected that when I plug it in my computer, it will behave. Well, it doesn’t. The phone has iOS 11 and in Slackware 14.2 the system sees it, but there’s no way to mount it. In Slackware -current I can access my photos only. Well, I googled a bit and here’s what I did on -current.
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