HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc SOLVED

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HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc SOLVED

Postby mountainhick on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Mint 13 xfce

Wanted desktop icon font background so tried to mod gtkrc. i read about this in the new install tweaks below on this forum. Mistakenly added the extra line (below) in gtkrc-2, so then deleted that line and then modded the gtkrc-xfce file, line 2:

gtkrc-2 was originally:

"include ".gtkrc-xfce"

I added the line:

"XfdesktopIconView: : label - alpha = 200"

didn't work to change the font background, so I deleted the line and gtkrc-2 is now back to just:

"include "gtkrc-xfce"

So I found the line in gtkrc-xfce and changed the alpha value. this is what is in gtkrc-xfce now:

"style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 200

fg[NORMAL] = "#000000"
fg[SELECTED] = "#000000"
fg[ACTIVE] = "#000000"
}
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view" "


rebooted,

now I have several problems,

-the top window title bars with functions to minimize maximize and close windows are gone, with no way to max min and close except control key functions. So far ave opened firefox, thunderbird and the thunar file manager and this bar is just gone in all.

-buttons for open windows are not showing up on the bottom menu/panel/tool bar.

-drop down menu functions in firefox and thunderbird including drop down bookmarks , and right clickpop up menu functions dissappear when scrolling down into the drop downs. I can't click into drop down or right click pop up functions, they just disappear under the cursor.


Hmm, I also had tried modding settings in windows manager tweaks, then set them back to where they were. but now that app won't even open from the start menu

HELP, please!
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Re: HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc

Postby caribriz on Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:07 pm

Hi, mountainhick

Many have had a similar problem (this worked for me).

Could try:

For the window title bar problems and Window manager tweaks not opening:
Open a terminal, and enter
Code: Select all
xfwm4

If you get an message saying it's still running, enter
Code: Select all
 --replace xfwm4


For the " -buttons for open windows are not showing up on the bottom menu/panel/tool bar":
Right-click panel > click "Add new items" > Window Buttons > Add
Then move it where you want on the panel.

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Re: HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc

Postby mountainhick on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:13 pm

Bingoi! Problem(s) SOLVED!

Thanks SO much!
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Re: HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc SOLVED

Postby caribriz on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Glad you got it sorted :)

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Re: HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc SOLVED

Postby mountainhick on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:22 am

Well, when I closed and shut down, I didn't check the save session selection. Duh. restarted and lost the functions again.

Did it again, saved the session and it restarted working right.

xfwm4 was the solution, didn't need the windows button panel fix.

What is xfwm4?
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Re: HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc SOLVED

Postby caribriz on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:12 pm

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Re: HELP! lost windows functions modding gtkrc SOLVED

Postby mountainhick on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Thanks again, I had not seen that docs xfce web site yet. Lots to learn!
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