Object Hierarchy:

Object hierarchy for Settings


[ CCode ( type_id = "gtk_settings_get_type ()" ) ]
public class Settings : Object, StyleProvider

`GtkSettings` provides 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.

On Wayland, the settings are obtained either via a settings portal, or by reading desktop settings from DConf.

In the absence of these sharing mechanisms, GTK reads default values for settings from `settings.ini` files in `/etc/gtk-4.0`, `$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/gtk-4.0` and `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gtk-4.0`. These files must be valid key files (see `GKeyFile`), and have a section called Settings. Themes can also provide default values for settings by installing a `settings.ini` file next to their `gtk.css` file.

Applications can override system-wide settings by setting the property of the `GtkSettings` object with @set. This should be restricted to special cases though; `GtkSettings` are not meant as an application configuration facility.

There is one `GtkSettings` instance per display. It can be obtained with [func@Gtk.Settings.get_for_display], but in many cases, it is more convenient to use [method@Gtk.Widget.get_settings].

Namespace: Gtk
Package: gtk4



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All known members inherited from interface Gtk.StyleProvider