GUI issues with Launching Studio


If you are trying to use Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 with different desktop environments, such as Unity or XFCE, you may encounter GUI issues that are appearing randomly, such as buttons not showing, no visual feedback while entering text, the UI being slow, and other graphical issues that can hinder the usability of Studio.



If you are using Linux, you may have the GTK 3 toolkit installed on your distros, which can cause the Studio to break and cause issues.



If you are experiencing these issues, here are a few items you can check to make sure you can use Studio on a Linux machine:

  • Modify the Talend-Studio-linux-gtk-x86_64.ini to include the following, just before the -vmargs line:

    --launcher.GTK_version 2
  • Make sure that export SWT_GTK3=0 is in
  • Try to open Studio with the GUI icons instead of from a terminal.

Note: As of Talend 6.3.1, the .sh file does include these parameters, so check first to make sure you have this version. If not, implement the solutions listed above.



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‎04-13-2019 12:34 PM
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Forteen Stars

Have a looking similar issue"


Talend Open Studio 6.5.1, Ubuntu 


all work fine, except start window - not possible to select project - it possible if guess, but choice not visible



Screenshot from 2018-03-20 19-26-12.png


recommendations from above - not help

what also it could be?



Hello vapukov,

Can you let us know which version of Ubuntu you are using, and which UI you are using?

Forteen Stars

Ubuntu 17.04, Talend Open Studio (and Talend Studio for ESB) - 6.4.1 / 6.5.1

2 problems:
- open dialog

- blank welcome page (where normally last opened jobs and other info)


all other work perfect