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Old 09-24-2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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Unwanted Gnome styles in KDE on Fedora 13


Hello to everybody. I'm confused while trying to fix controls styles (tabs, buttons, scrollbars, main menus, popup menus) of my 3dparty applications in KDE. The problem reflected in the fact that all controls of non-KDE applications (Firefox, Zend Studio, Gimp,..) have Gnome styles. But setted widget style is "Oxygen".
I assume that this problem has appeared after installing new fonts in my system.

There are some screenshots:
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6397/snapshot1.gif
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7175/snapshot2b.png
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8832/snapshot3v.png


Information about OS:
Fedora 13
KDE 4.4.5
# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.33.3-85.fc13.i686.PAE

Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-24-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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Oxygen is a Qt theme. Most apps use GTK+.

There is no "native Linux GUI" or anything like that. There are various toolkits that apps use, and each of them behaves and looks differently because thay are separate.
 
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But I remember that after install Fedora all styles was fully OK
 
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I don't understand.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:26 AM   #5
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Then I just install Fedora on my PC all applications like Zend Studio, Firefox had the oxygen style

Last edited by darkside73; 09-24-2010 at 08:41 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 10:51 AM   #6
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KDE has a setting to use a special GTK+ engine that uses Qt to render GTK+ widgets.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 12:29 PM   #7
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The problem reflected in the fact that all controls of non-KDE applications (Firefox, Zend Studio, Gimp,..) have Gnome styles. But setted widget style is "Oxygen".
I assume that this problem has appeared after installing new fonts in my system.
Distros labeled KDE sometimes include 'Themes' from gnome-GTK such as icon themes. Naturally old-school users (like me) prefers those from Gnome (GTK) based themes against the cholesterols of Kde. If you don't want to see anything gnomish, go press 'K', press Kcontrolcenter and set the Icon Theme to KDE Classic.

Qt4 is mainly used by KDE. Gnome mainly uses the GimpToolKit (GTK) objects.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 02:11 AM   #8
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Distros labeled KDE sometimes include 'Themes' from gnome-GTK such as icon themes. Naturally old-school users (like me) prefers those from Gnome (GTK) based themes against the cholesterols of Kde. If you don't want to see anything gnomish, go press 'K', press Kcontrolcenter and set the Icon Theme to KDE Classic.

Qt4 is mainly used by KDE. Gnome mainly uses the GimpToolKit (GTK) objects.

Good luck.
Thanks for answer. But can't find Kcontrolcenter in KDE of my Fedora distro
 
Old 09-27-2010, 02:18 AM   #9
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Go to Settings-->System Settings-->Appearance-->GTK+ Appearance tab
 
Old 09-27-2010, 02:28 AM   #10
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Oxygen will not theme GTK widgets, because it's a Qt engine.

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KDE has a setting to use a special GTK+ engine that uses Qt to render GTK+ widgets.
Mmm, I think that the purpose of that feature is to make kde apps look like gtk ones (to make kde apps use the gtk widget engine), and not the other way around.

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Then I just install Fedora on my PC all applications like Zend Studio, Firefox had the oxygen style
Well, there's a gtk engine that will render gtk widgets using the qt theme, how it is called in your distro is what you will need to find.

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=9714

I think it also adds a gtk style dialog in the kde control center, so you can configure it easily from kde.

Another option is to use the qtcurve theme, which has both a qt engine and a gtk one, which means you can use the same theme natively in both toolkits. The gtk part will take the theme info and colors from the kde one, so you configure both styles from the same kde panel.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 03:29 AM   #11
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Thanks to all for help. I did it!
I've install gtk-qt-engine from sources and set Qt4 wiget in GTK+ Appearance window. Now all looks normally
 
  


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