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GTK+ Got Parasitized, Officially!

It was just 6 days ago when I wrote about Parasite on GTK+ (GTK+ Gets Parasitized!) and today Parasite became an official part of GTK! The initial import (13h ago) made by Matthias Clasen and is based on Christian Hammond work, which you can find on Github.

The import wasn’t the only Matthias did, but he also optimized it (Parasite) a bit with a series (~20) of patches, that you can see on GTK+ (latest commits).

[caption id="attachment_25960" align="aligncenter" width="640"]gtk-parasite Parasite is now embedded to GTK+![/caption]

How to Invoke It

This is the coolest part. When you run a GTK application in GNOME (GTK) 3.14, to load and launch GTK-Parasite you just hit:

Shift + Ctrl + i

“i” stands for “inspector”, and Parasite is actually the GTK+ live inspector, and this is definitely BIG! 

Update: There is now an alternative key-binding coz other apps were using “I”:

Shift + Ctrl + d
[caption id="attachment_25971" align="aligncenter" width="640"]parasite-multiple You can run multiple Parasite instances![/caption]


GTK Themes changes

Not really part of this post, but if you are developing a GTK Theme, you should check on the changes that are made on GTK+ and GNOME-Themes-Standard the last 2 days, regarding borders and padding on various GTK elements.

[caption id="attachment_25973" align="aligncenter" width="640"]pasasite-themes Quickly testing themes per application![/caption]

Some themes (Numix isn’t one of those!) are hugely affected from these changes and look funny. Luckily GTK Parasite will make easy to track those!

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