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Old 02-28-2011, 05:04 AM   #1
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Cool Skype doesn't use the XFCE theme ...


Hello,

I'm new to Slackware (been on *buntu until now, and use Mint at work). And had to learn some things to make the system do what I want to. That was the aim actually, when I decided to install Slackware 13.1 instead of the Win 7 on my new laptop.

And here is one of the two things that I have to do now, to make the system completely the same as I want it to be.

I use a black theme - Audacious - on my XFCE on Slackware 13.1. And the skype doesn't use the theme. It stays originally light.
(At work I'm with Mint with LXDE, the same theme. Exactly. And the skype uses it. And looks very good ...)

So, I tried the options in the skype options menu - General - Choose style. But no option has the desired effect.

I plan to uninstall skype and either install it again from slackbuilds, or just download the static (or the dynamic) one from skype.com. But, if there is something else I can do - I'd prefer this way.

Thanks in advance.

PS: There is something curious also - OpenOffice on the Mint distro doesnt' use the theme. But OpenOffice on the laptop use it, and becomes black ... ?? ... I don't know if this tells something, but - I noticed this.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 06:01 AM   #2
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Skype uses the Qt toolkit, so it won't recognize the XFCE style which applies to Gtk+ applications (XFCE itself is based on Gtk+).

Edit: As far as I know there are some Qt and Gtk+ styles which makes one use the other toolkit's style, giving a uniform look. But in Slackware you will probably need to install them separately.

Edit 2: QGtkStyle is probably what you are looking for.

Last edited by Ilgar; 02-28-2011 at 06:11 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 06:21 AM   #3
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1. Add the following line to the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file (if there is no such a file, create it by hand):

gtk-theme-name="the name of your GTK+ theme"

2. Add the following line to the ~/.profile:

export GTK2_RC_FILES="$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0"

3. Finally, make a logout and a login or just restart the computer.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alexcg View Post
1. Add the following line to the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file (if there is no such a file, create it by hand):
gtk-theme-name="the name of your GTK+ theme"
2. Add the following line to the ~/.profile:
export GTK2_RC_FILES="$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0"
3. Finally, make a logout and a login or just restart the computer.
Hope this helps.
Thanks, alexcg ... that worked
Created the files you said, with the text you provided, reboot, then launch skype - and then from options - general - style - choose GTK+, restart skype - and all is exactly as I wanted.
 
  


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