Talend Studio on Linux: making it look nicer

Doesn’t look like on Mac on Win32, does it?

You can find several howto around, the GTK+ reference here, a GTK+ theme how to.

Create a .gtkrc-eclipse in your home directory, with the following inside:

[sourcecode language=’bash’]
style “eclipse” {
font_name=”Droid Sans 9″
GtkButton::default_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButton::default_outside_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButtonBox::child_min_width=0
GtkButtonBox::child_min_heigth=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_x=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_y=0
GtkMenu::vertical-padding=1
GtkMenuBar::internal_padding=0
GtkMenuItem::horizontal_padding=4
GtkToolbar::internal-padding=0
GtkToolbar::space-size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_spacing=0
GtkPaned::handle_size=4
GtkRange::trough_border=0
GtkRange::stepper_spacing=0
GtkScale::value_spacing=0
GtkScrolledWindow::scrollbar_spacing=0
GtkExpander::expander_size=10
GtkExpander::expander_spacing=0
GtkTreeView::vertical-separator=0
GtkTreeView::horizontal-separator=0
GtkTreeView::expander-size=8
GtkTreeView::fixed-height-mode=TRUE
GtkWidget::focus_padding=0
}
class “GtkWidget” style “eclipse”
[/sourcecode]

Then, export the GTK2_RC_FILES variable. Example:

[sourcecode language=’bash’]export GTK2_RC_FILES=/home/fblaise/.gtkrc-eclipse[/sourcecode]

And launch talend or any eclipse-based program. It should look much better.

You will notice that the palette font size doesn’t change, and remains big… I don’t know why it is not changing with the rest. If you have a clue, please post a comment! Thanks.

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