well the title says it all :)
is there a way to force ardour to use the default system gtk theme?
if no how do I change the font size? thanks very much
menu->window->preferences->misc. tab->font scaling
you almost certainly do not want the system default theme. ardour relies on the use of color to indicate various states (rec-enable, solo, mute etc) that become VERY much less obvious with the system theme(s). if you would prefer a lighter theme, go to Windows -> Theme Manager and switch it there.
if you do want the system default theme, you will need to set the environment variable ARDOUR2_UI_RC to /dev/null.
Where exactly do you change this variable? I want to give it a try and see what it looks like. If I like it, then I'll start using it from the start to get used to the colors and if doesn't work out, I can always switch to the default.
I'm as well interested in this. Where are you supposed to set this variable?
Your subscriptions & donations are critical help that make it possible for full-time development of Ardour to continue. Your support is critical and much appreciated.
April goal US$4500 (US$54k/yr)
Total till now: US$2352.62
Subscribers 806 US$3188/month
Support Ardour, get free upgrades: pay $1, $4, $10 or $50/month for a year: