[Geany-Users] Visual / appearance question (Geany and beyond)

Len Philpot lphilpot01 at xxxxx
Thu Sep 21 23:42:11 UTC 2017

(I've searched the list archives, but if I missed the answer please
direct me)

Although I've just re-subscribed to the list, I'm not a new Geany nor
Linux user. However, I'm working on educated guesses in this area and I
might be wrong. Please correct me if so.

At home, I'm running Geany 1.30 on Xubuntu 16.04 and at work, Geany 1.31
on CentOS 7 (under Xfce on both). However, they look really different
and I suspect it's because of GTK2 vs. GTK3, but that's where I'm not
100% sure. It's purely my personal preference but I vastly prefer the
GTK2 look and feel to GTK3.

On CentOS 7: http://pages.suddenlink.net/lenphilpot/img/Geany_CentOS7-Xf
ce-GTK3.jpg  (GTK3?)
On Xubuntu: http://pages.suddenlink.net/lenphilpot/img/Geany_Xubuntu1604
-Xfce-GTK2.jpg  (GTK2?)

There are a couple of preference differences (placement of message
window, etc.), but is the difference in look due to GTK3 vs. GTK2, just
theming or what? Or can it even be determined from a screenshot?

Bigger question: What can I do to get the "GTK2 look" (if in fact that's
the factor) with Geany on CentOS? Is there a theme, or do I need to
track down the newest Geany I can find built against GTK2? That one came
from the EPEL repo, but I have no problem removing it and installing a
local package.

This has larger significance for me as GTK3 becomes more widespread,
particularly now that KDE (Qt) has adopted a similar "Window 8" UI look
and feel.

Thanks for helping me educate myself.
Len Philpotlphilpot01 at gmail.comSent from Evolution on Xubuntu Linux
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