Have you ever used a tool such as Firebug when developing websites? Such tools can be very useful, as they allow you to change properties in real time, and find out why something isn’t how it should be.
Recently I discovered Parasite, which serves the same purpose, but instead of manipulating webpages, it allows you to manipulate GTK programs!
Needless to say, Parasite is now invaluable for me when developing, especially when I try to do some funky stuff with GTK 🙂
I don’t know why I didn’t know about Parasite before, or why it hasn’t had more publicity, but it really is a useful tool. All you have to do is install Parasite (click here) and then to use it, open a Terminal and run:
And replace app with the application you want to debug.