Pidgin 2.6.6 use the default theme instead of the configured theme for GTK 2.0

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Tue Mar 30 11:09:26 EDT 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:17, gialloporpora <gialloporpora at> wrote:
> Dear all pidgin users,
> yesterday I have updated to Pidgin 2.6.6 on Windows XP SP3 from version 2.5,
> and I have encountered 2 problems with Pidgin:
> 1) (solved with Google) when starting Pidgin an error of file missing
> (iconv.dll) appear, I have fixed it
> 2) Now Pidgin have the default theme and not the GTK theme as before of
> updating it
> I have no fixed the second problem, I have tried to search without finding
> anything.
> The GTK theme is well configured, if I run the GTK theme selector:
> %commonprogramfiles%\gtk\2.0\bin\gtkthemeselector.exe
>  i uses the correct theme:
>  <_img src="gtk.png" border="0" />
>  but when I start Pidgin it uses the default theme:
>  before to update to version 2.6 all worked fine.
>  Somebody could help me to solve this problem (not very important)?
>  Since I have installed Gimp, is it possible that it have installed another
> GTK version and that now Pidgin use this new version?
>  It exists a way to know  the path of DLL loaded by Pidgin? In this way I
> could see what version of GTK is loaded by Pidgin.

Help->About will tell you which GTK+ version is in use.

( will
tell you which DLLs are in use.

The problem is almost certainly caused by a conflicting GTK+ installation.


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