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Old 10-15-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
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GTK Look and Feel Preferences


Hi everyone,

I am using quite a few applications on KDE, and I think most of them look awesome. However, those that are based on GTK2 (Eclipse, Firefox, Gimp...) look HORRIBLE. And I mean AWFUL.

Buttons are huge, there's a terrible gradient on every window...disgusting...

Anyways, is there a preferences application where I can configure my look and feel options for GTK2 (like the one available on the KDE Control Center for KDE apps)?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 06:55 AM   #2
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you can download gtk-qt theme engine from .kde-look.org. just search for it, I believe there are rpms as well for this package. Once installed, you can start kcontrol and change the gtk theme from there or you can make gtk apps look like qt apps.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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Which KDE are you using? KDE3.3 has a new set of options in kcontrol which allow you to apply your settings to GTK apps.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!

I am running KDE 3.2.1...I will try to install 3.3 (is it too much trouble?)
 
Old 10-17-2004, 02:12 PM   #5
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I'm using KDE 3.3. As far as I remember, there was no GTK theming option in the control centre until I installed the gtk-qt theme engine.

I use gtk-qt - very nice.

But if you just want to change the theme to something a little better looking, not duplicate your KDE/QT theme, try gtk-theme-switch.

Install it and then run

Code:
switch2
at a command prompt. You can then choose a theme and font. There are some good themes at the Gnome art website and Gnome-Look

Hope this helps.

Mary
 
Old 10-17-2004, 02:27 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by mary
I'm using KDE 3.3. As far as I remember, there was no GTK theming option in the control centre until I installed the gtk-qt theme engine.
The only version of KDE3.3 I've seen is from a HD install of Knoppix 3.6 - the gtk-qt theme engine must be installed by default in this case...
 
Old 10-17-2004, 04:50 PM   #7
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the default kde 3.3 doesn't have gtk-qt theme engine installed as a default option. Maybe some distros are installing it by default, but at the moment on my Slackware 10 and Mandrake 10.1 CE, have had to install gtk-qt theme engine from source.

I have used gtk-theme-switch before, it's a really good app, but it can't make gtk themes look like kde themes.
 
  


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