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.Xresources may mess up with GTK anti-aliasing, but it may not be immediately evident

Posted 02-22-2018 at 03:29 PM by the dsc

I was copying some configs from websites, related with the configuration of several terminal emulators, in order to have them look somewhat better.

Some of those deactivated GTK's text anti-aliasing, which nevertheless persisted on GTK's own config files, but was ignored. Lxappearance strangely would apparently somehow notice there was no anti-aliasing and show this option unchecked, but checking it wouldn't work, and would still be unchecked when I run lxappearance immediately after.

It was only manifested after rebooting though, and to make things worse, I had updated some "core" GTK stuff and libfreetype, so I thought there could be a bug, some incompatibility between new GTK stuff and the new libfreetype.

I couldn't find anything recent on google, but eventually I stumbled into someone mentioning that some setting on .Xresources disabled GTK's antialiasing, to my relief. I was thinking I'd have to downgrade some packages, and that route would lead nowhere, or only to more trouble with dependencies and whatnot.
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