GTK2-only Xfce 4.12 desktop

I want to keep using a GTK2-based desktop environment on the upcoming Slackware 15.0 release. Long story short, I decided to stay with Xfce 4.12 and created my own repository of SlackBuild scripts that aim to build a GTK2-only desktop on -current. I have been running it for over a month on Slackware -current from 17 May 2021. Here’s my announcement in LQ. Of course, this comes with no warranty, so use at your own risk.
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Chrome Theme Creator

I want to make Google Chrome, a GTK3 application, match the colour scheme of my GTK2 theme that I am using with Xfce 4.12. I am using Murrina Gilouche, which has been among my favourite ones for many years. I can’t compile, say Chromium, against GTK2, so I want to make at least the colours of Chrome consistent with it.
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Industrial modified

One of my all time favourite GTK2 themes is the good old Industrial, part of the gtk-engines. I even maintain at SBo the GTK1 Industrial engine/theme. Unfortunatelly, there is no port to GTK3 and seems there will not be anytime soon. Just as with almost all famous GTK2 engines/themes. New themes are emerging following the flat design fashion that I am really not fond of.
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Run an application with a specific GTK2 theme

I want to run an application with a GTK2 theme that is different from the global one. Searching the Arch Linux wiki, pointed me to their solution. Read the rest of this entry »

Tangoish clearlooking KDE

Every now and then, I get the masochistic urge to set up KDE to my liking. Don’t get me wrong, KDE is a great desktop IMO. Simply, for a person who prefers the simplicity of GTK, this can be a challenging task. Also, I like to have a consistent look and feel of my desktop, so I have to select matching themes for QT4, GTK3, GTK2 and (yes!) GTK1. Read the rest of this entry »