Font rendering is ugly inside my gtk applications : I’m using the Adapta-Nokto-Eta-Maia theme (Manjaro i3 default) and white text over grey background has red and blue on the edges (as shown e.g. in this image).
I suspect this is related to the font hinting and subpixel geometry settings. I tried to use
lxappearance (shipped with manjaro i3) to change the settings. This indeed edits
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. But I found out that
gtk-xft-rgba: "rgb" for instance whereas it is set to
none inside the aforementioned config files.
I tried to create,
~/.config/gtk-4.0/ and copy files from the
gtk-3.0 dir. I made sure every property was listed inside this reference but I still get the same output from
gtk-query-settings. This reference states:
GtkSettingsprovides a mechanism to share global settings between applications.
On the X window system, this sharing is realized by an XSettings manager that is usually part of the desktop environment, along with utilities that let the user change these settings.
But I’m a little lost on how to investigate how gtk gets these settings.