Mousepad does not see new color schemes

Made a colorscheme, dropped in /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/.

Trying to change through mousepad ui - nothing pops up.

Trying to change via terminal:

gsettings set org.xfce.mousepad.preferences.view color-scheme 'Zero'

it instantly reverts back to none (no color scheme).

Purging all themes from gtksourceview-3.0/styles/, opening mousepad - but default themes are still there.

Since it ignores default color schemes location: /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ where does it pick up themes from?

Where to drop my color scheme?

Maybe you want to place them in ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/

apps:mousepad:start [Xfce Docs]
Manual actions required for some version changes

As of version 0.5.4, Mousepad is likely to use GtkSourceView 4 (this is decided at compile time by the packager). If this is the case, the custom themes must be copied from ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ to ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-4/styles/:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-4/styles/ cp ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/* ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-4/styles/

Also: [SOLVED] Mousepad Dracula colorscheme / General discussion / Xfce Forums

That does not work. I already tried that.

No custom or just simply renamed theme is showing up nor does it seem to see anything under



nikgnomic: screenshot URL edited to show inactive link in preformatted text

I solved this on my own.

I tend to solve things on my own.

Renamed gtksourceview-4.0 to gtksourceview-4. It did the trick.

screenshot in previous post shows x.xml file has an unexpected description
<_description>Color scheme used in the Kate text editor</_description>

I suggest you download the dracula.xml theme to ~/.local/share/gtksourceview-4/styles/ and check if that theme works in mousepad

I also changed theme name to x.xml and it still works on my system:

If the Dracula theme works on your system, I suggest you compare dracula.xml and x.xml themes for any differences

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