GTK+ 3 Help Finding GTK3 Documentation

GTK3 documentation help files, known as the GTK+ 3 reference manual, can be installed on a Linux system providing a local copy of this reference. The advantage of installing the files locally on a system is that the documentation matches the version of the GTK+ 3 toolkit library that is installed on the system.

Installing GTK3 Documentation in Linux

To install the GTK+ 3  and GDK 3 reference manuals on a Debian Linux based computer such as Linux Mint or Ubuntu, enter the following in a terminal window.

On a Linux Mint system, the same package can be found and installed by searching for libgtk-3-doc in the Software Manager.

GTK3 Documentation in the Linux Mint Software Manager
GTK3 Documentation in the Linux Mint Software Manager

GTK+ 3 Reference Manual Location

After the reference manual package is installed, use a web browser, such as Firefox, to navigate to and open the manual at the following address.

GDK 3 Reference Manual

The GDK 3 manual can be found by using a web browser to navigate to:

On-line GTK3 Documentation

The newest GTK+ 3 and GDK 3 documentation can be found on-line, but may not correspond to the version number installed on a particular Linux system.

GTK+ 3 Reference Manual

GDK 3 Reference Manual

Version Numbers

The following images show that the version number of the GTK+ 3 reference manual installed on a Linux system, which corresponds to the version number of the installed GTK+3 library is 3.10.8. On-line documentation at the same time is at version number 3.20.0.

Off-line GTK+3 Reference Manual Version Number
Off-line GTK+3 Reference Manual Version Number
On-line GTK+3 Reference Manual Version Number
On-line GTK+3 Reference Manual Version Number

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