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Old 09-13-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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Question Configure QtCurve without KDE


Is it possible?
 
Old 09-13-2010, 11:24 PM   #2
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Actually, you can easily apt-get or pacman QtCurve just fine without KDE, but I'm not so sure about building from source.
 
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I know about that. I'm talking about configuring it. It's not so much a theme but a configurable theme engine that you can make look like anything you want. And the only way to get to it is to click the "Configure" button in KDE's theme selector.
 
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You could try installing the KDE theme selector by itself and then uninstall it when done configuring.
 
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You could try installing the KDE theme selector by itself and then uninstall it when done configuring.
But I don't want to keep the same theme forever! And that's just a stupid workaround.
 
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Okay, then how about keeping just the theme selector by itself? Do you what package name it is in Arch?
 
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I have the impression that for obtain what you want you should make change on the source code of the package.
But i don't think is an easy task.
Because, if i'm right, you should develop that part from yourself.
 
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The only frontend to configure QtCurve is the one for systemsettings (previously kcontrol, in kde 3.x), so, unless you are willing to write the config files yourself (and don't ask me "how") you are out of luck. You could of course create a set of previous configs, or just use the themes that qtcurve ships by default and use them as examples (then adjust them by hand...).

The only nice "solution" is to keep systemsettings installed on your system, that of course will require kdelibs and some extra packages.
 
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I guess that's right.

QtCurve config files are easily hand-editable, but it would be a pain to try out the results after every edit, and how do you load them without the KDE control center?
 
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Are you installing from repositories or source? You could diff your system file structure upon install and figure out what binaries come with it (I can elaborate). Once you know the command you can run with it.

Also if you have something like synaptic installed it tells you what files are installed by packages from the properties dialog.

If you're on a debian base you can use
Code:
dpkg -L package-name | grep bin
To see the binaries possibly installed. Remove grep for possible alternate locations of binaries.

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I guess that's right.

QtCurve config files are easily hand-editable, but it would be a pain to try out the results after every edit, and how do you load them without the KDE control center?
If you use the gtk qtcurve engine then any gtk style chooser should be able to load it. At most you will need to change to another style then back to qtcurve if it's not loaded automatically.

For qt applications just restarting the application will work. After all you are outside kde anyway.
 
  


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