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GTK is a toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. It is part of the GNU Project and maintained by GNOME.


GTK-2 and GTK-3

For gtk-2 and -3, users can install the libraries with the following command:

root #emerge --ask x11-libs/gtk+

Some applications may optionally be built with support for a GTK interface when enabling the gtk USE flag. Users may even choose to enable GTK support for all packages in /etc/portage/make.conf.


In Gentoo, Gtk-4 is provided by gui-libs/gtk, a separate package.

root #emerge --ask gui-libs/gtk


The following programs can be used to change the appearance of applications using the GTK toolkit: