/GTK 4.0

Built-in Actions

GTK uses actions for its own purposes in a number places. These built-in actions can sometimes be activated by applications, and you should avoid naming conflicts with them when creating your own actions.


Activates the default widget in a context (typically a GtkWindow, GtkDialog or GtkPopover)

clipboard.cut, clipboard.copy, clipboard.paste

Clipboard operations on entries, text view and labels, typically used in the context menu

selection.delete, selection.select-all

Selection operations on entries, text view and labels

color.select, color.customize:

Operate on colors in a GtkColorChooserWidget. These actions are

unusual in that they have the non-trivial parameter type (dddd):

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