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Old 08-18-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Gtk Apps look horrible in KDE


Hi, I am currently using gnome because I cannot stand the look of gtk apps in KDE. Is there anyway to apply a gtk theme to the gtk apps when Im in KDE, and increase the font size. I was thinking of applying clearlooks. I prefere KDE, but the font of gtk apps is horrible. So I use gnome (which makes everything look fine).

I'm sure many people have asked this, but I cannot find a proper answer.

Any info would be great, Buck
 
Old 08-18-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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Theres a special gtk-qt theme engine. Basically it makes all your gtk apps look like KDE ones. Heres The source packages.

Since your on Debian you'll want
apt-get install gtk2-engines-gtk-qt

You can configure it within KDE.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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i really don't know why there isn't a qt-gtk theme(as opposed to a gtk-qt theme) because most people want kde applications to look like GNOME applications rather than the other way around. KDE/qt look awful.

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Old 09-23-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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What a pointless troll. KDE can look anyway you want it too say like this, this, this, this, this, or even this.

This is what mine looks similar too here.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 01:53 PM   #5
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Originally posted by NoWindowsInMyHome
i really don't know why there isn't a qt-gtk theme(as opposed to a gtk-qt theme) because most people want kde applications to look like GNOME applications rather than the other way around. KDE/qt look awful.
I am not sure I agree with what you are saying. I use both GNOME and KDE and KDE is more customisable than GNOME and can look anyway you want as long as you configure it to do so. i also prefer my GTK apps to look like KDE apps coz I like the themes available for KDE.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 02:04 PM   #6
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reddazz, leonscape
perhaps i should have been more precise. leonscape, your desktop, while it may have lots of colour and be bright and shiny with lots of special effects, its not to my taste . no offence, but i like a desktop to look at least reasonably professional looking. this is far more easily achieved in GNOME than KDE. i don't like the KDE default icons or the overall appearence of it. it just looks far too toyish, too bright, with too great an emphasis on colour.
GNOME seems to 'work' well for me virtually straight out of the box, while KDE needs too much tweaking. and even then, it can't always be tweaked the way i want it. if the option is somwhere there within the mess that is called the control centre (or elsewhere in KDE), but i've found it difficult to find, then thats another blackmark for KDE because a GUI shouldn't be like that. it should be well organised. i just don't think KDE is.
its a personal thing, but maybe i should have said "KDE/qt looks awful IMO".
i still haven't found a crux or clearlooks theme for KDE, which is a shame because 99% of the themes in KDE look....well....too brightly coloured and toyish and unprofessional. they just don't look good.
in addition, the applications are far better(more developed, more professional, more professional looking, less cluttered interface, more imaginative) in GNOME, so i found little need to use KDE, for this reason and the reasons stated above. for development, i think qt/KDE has the edge because it uses a OO language for the GUI (it was silly of the GNOME developers to use a non-OO language for a GUI. it just complicates things many-fold), has a better overall framework, and much more mature and central documentation.

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Old 09-23-2005, 07:11 PM   #7
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NoWindowsInMyHome>
SuSE Linux out of the box has a very corporate look, however my users here usually switch to the Plastik skin. Who wants to work on a boring desktop when it can still be just as functional but pleasing to the eye?

$.02
 
Old 09-23-2005, 11:10 PM   #8
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NoWindowsInMyHome>
SuSE Linux out of the box has a very corporate look, however my users here usually switch to the Plastik skin. Who wants to work on a boring desktop when it can still be just as functional but pleasing to the eye?

$.02
who said anything about looking boring. don't confuse professional looking with boring looking. people can work far more easily on an application where they are not constantly being distracted by overly bright and toyish looking appearence and other eye candy, commonly associated with KDE. a desktop has more practical uses than being admired for its visual appearence.

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Old 09-24-2005, 02:24 AM   #9
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NoWindowsInMyHome, we can argue about this for countless hours but the truth of the matter is that it all comes down to personal preference and what you use your DE for.
 
  


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