Thursday, May 5, 2011


I finally got tired of the default gtk theme on my macbook, so I decided to do something about it.  I've been using gtk2 no_x11 variant provided by macports, but unfortunately all the theme engines on macports require X11.  I tried the GtkQuartzEngine, and it seems to work perfectly with a little tweaking.

1.  Check out git://
2.  Cd into the gtk-quartz-engine repo and run aclocal && autoreconf -vi && autoconf (I used the macports versions)
3. ./configure --prefix=/opt/local && make && make install
4.  Copy the sample gtkrc file to ~/.gtkrc-2.0.

And it all just worked.  It looks decent, albeit slightly buggy.  It's necessary to set the prefix to /opt/local so the engine is installed into the same location as the macports gtk libs.

This seems like a relatively simple candidate for adding to macports.

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