Addon:Themes

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The Themes addon adds a small set of configuration settings to the Preferences dialog. A new tab 'Theme' is added containing a few new settings related to Gramps appearance.

Settings

There are four new settings;

  • Theme:Adwaita setting allows the user to select from the installed themes on their machine. A few of the themes will come standard with the system library Gtk. Others may be part of the Operating System, particularly in Linux based systems.

Note that not all themes are fully compatible with Gtk and Gramps; if the theme selected doesn't look right, with missing elements or other issues, select another theme.


  • Dark Variant If the selected theme includes a dark version of the theme as a subset, then this will activate the dark version. This is deselected by default.


  • Font This brings up a selector which allows the user to pick a Font, and/or change the font size. The fonts presented are those found on the system. After making a font change restart Gramps.


  • Toolbar Text This enables text below the main Gramps toolbar icons. This is deselected by default.


  • Fixed Scrollbar (Requires Restart) This changes the Gramps scrollbars to be a bit more 'classic' in that they don't disappear, they have the up/down buttons at the ends, and clicking in the empty space above and below the slider acts as page up or page down. This is deselected by default. This setting is only visible on Windows machines. Note that changing this setting requires restarting Gramps, and may require restarting your session (Log off and log back on to Windows), particularly when disabling the setting.


  • Restore to Defaults This returns Gramps theme settings to their default values, as if no changes were made with these settings.

Installing your own theme

Windows

It is possible to change the Gramps theme on the Windows AIO.

The Gramps AIO version 5.0.x uses Gtk 3.18 or higher, so a theme MUST be selected that supports that version (themes that are designed for a later version may not work). The current Gtk version is reported in the Addon:Prerequisites_Checker_Gramplet.

Suitable themes might be found in [1].

Download the theme file (often a tar.gz) and if necessary decompress it using 7-zip of similar.

The decompressed files should be stored in "C:\Users\you\.themes" (replacing 'you' with your user name) so that the final directory structure looks like:

C:\Users\you\.themes\YourThemeName

Linux

You should follow instructions for your distribution. Some other information that could help is provided GEPS_029:_GTK3-GObject_introspection_Conversion#GTK_3_theme.

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