MATE desktop theming issues

Hello... I've been using Ubuntu Mate as my main since 19.10 have been released... There is something that bothers me a lot, and is that some default themes like black-ambiant breaks some app's theme (like Eclipse or Foxit Reader, to give some example).

As long as I like MATE themes... Is there any generic way to force apps to ignore MATE's look-and-feel?

Or maybe you have a better workaraound to this cases, just tell me.

I know this post is maybe a duplicated, but other posts talking about theme issues are old and inactive. I believe that (as long as the team have already launched 20.04.1 and the issue is still happening) this discussion ought to be opened if necessary.

Thanks in advance, see you.

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Hi @chexmo :slight_smile:
You can run your app with a script like this :

env GTK_THEME=Adwaita:light  eclipse

or just add env GTK_THEME=Adwaita:light beofre the command to run (exec) inside your program name located inside /usr/share/applications/ like here :

i used firefox as simple :
Exec=env GTK_THEME=Adwaita:light firefox %u


I like that approach... I'll try it later.