Using gtk3 apps in Xfce

Posted on April 28, 2011

If you are like me and don’t really like the new Gnome 3.0 UI, but do want to use the gtk3 apps on your Xfce (other DE) setup, here’s a way to set the default theme for gtk3 apps, rather than use the ugly default Raleigh theme. All you need to do is symlink the gtk-3.0 directory from the theme inside your ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME} directory (usually ~/.config).

% ln -s /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0 ~/.config