AWF - A Widget Factory
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AWF - A Widget Factory


A widget factory is a theme preview application for gtk2 and gtk3. It displays the various widget types provided by gtk2/gtk3 in a single window allowing to see the visual effect of the applied theme.


  • Display widget types available in gtk2/gtk3 (remark: option menu widget type only exists in gtk2, switch and level bar widget types only exist in gtk3)
  • Menus to select the themes available either at system level or user level
  • Toolbar button to start the other gtk version of the tool
  • Toolbar button to refresh the current theme (not working anymore in latest versions of gtk3)
  • Refresh the current theme on SIGHUP


  • Ubuntu

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/awf
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install awf

  • Archlinux

  • RPM based distro

    There is no pre-built package (yet) but you can generate RPM like this:

    make rpm

  • From source

    make install


  • gtk2 version 2.24
  • gtk3


A widget factory

A widget factory


A widget factory is provided under the terms of the GNU GPLv3 license. See the COPYING file for details.


Valère Monseur (valere dot monseur at ymail dot com)

Thanks to

  • Ottoman Kent (for testing in ubuntu and bug report)
  • Dwight Engen (for rpm specification file:
  • Josef Radinger (for sorted menus, text in progress bars, treeviews with(out) scrollbars)