Re: [dev] wmiirc + gnome-settings-daemon + xmodmap

From: Armando Di Cianno <>
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 16:03:24 -0500

FWIW, here's my .gtkrc-2.0, and .gtkrc.mine

include "/home/fafhrd/.themes/Darkilouche/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

include "/home/fafhrd/.gtkrc.mine

This loads a default theme for gtk apps, and allows me to load my own
whatnot in ~/.gtkrc.mine

gtk-toolbar-style = GTK_TOOLBAR_ICONS

gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"

style "font"
        font_name = "Sans 8"
widget_class "*" style "font"
gtk-font-name = "Sans 8"

Here I change the gtk app icon theme, first. Then I change the key
theme to "Emacs" -- this also Ctrl-K and whatnot that I'm used to in
gtk apps. This /doesn't/ change modifier keys and whatnot, but you
can probably figure that out, if you checkout the theme definitions,
or just use xmodmap (that's what I do). Then, I change the fonts for
gtk apps.

Basically, this is enough for me to enjoy my experience as I phase out gtk apps.


On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 09:50:57PM +1000, Nick Irvine wrote:
>> The problem is, gnome-settings-daemon seems to set xmodmap itself
>> slightly after my call to it, thus overriding my settings.  I have to
>> manually execute capsmod3 every time I log in.
>> Any ideas?
> Well, the best option, as suggested by the other posters, is to not use
> gnome-settings-daemon. XFCE and ROX have similar utilities, and I suspect
> that there must be a way to change fonts via .gtkrc-2.0, but I couldn't name
> it. You could also change the keymap with a gnome tool, but I wouldn't
> recommend it.
> The easiest method is this, though:
> gnome-settings-daemon &
> (sleep 1; capsmod3)&
> --
> Kris Maglione
> If C gives you enough rope to hang yourself, C++ gives you enough rope
> to bind and gag your neighbourhood, rig the sails in a small ship and
> still have enough rope left to hang yourself from the yardarm.
>        --Anonymous
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