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Old 07-04-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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Ugly GTK, which package to install to make GTK programs look nice?


As I'm primarily a Windows user, I'm not normally bothered by looks emulating a Win98/Win2000/ReactOS feel. For example, I find the oldschool menus of XMMS quite agreeable. However, I've installed Geany and it takes "ugly" to a whole new level. It doesn't look oldschool, it looks bad.

From my past experience using Linux, I remember Geany is a GTK program made originally for Gnome. I also remember that in Debian some theme package of some sort had to be installed in order for KDE to render GTK programs nicely.

What is the package that I am searching for named, and is it available on SlackBuilds?
 
Old 07-04-2018, 11:19 PM   #2
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Assuming you are on KDE 4, I think you are looking for kde-gtk-config, which will let you set the theme for GTK applications in KDE. It will show up in KDE System Settings -> Application Appearance -> GTK.

It is also possible to set the KDE applications to use the GTK+ style. That is in Application Appearance -> Style.

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Old 07-05-2018, 12:28 AM   #3
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to add to what montagdude recommends, you can also install a theme even for gtk1, and make the old school Xmms menus look better:

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...strial-engine/
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...-theme-switch/
 
Old 07-05-2018, 02:46 AM   #4
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montagdude, thanks, that was what I was looking for. It apparently affects Firefox as well. Regardless, now Geany actually looks usable. I tried installing the Clearlooks themes but they don't work at all. Admittedly I didn't restart KDE since then.

solarfields, thanks but I'll pass for now.
 
Old 07-05-2018, 03:03 AM   #5
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the clearlooks-classic-themes are GTK2 only and require gtk-engines. Geany seems to be using GTK3. For GTK3 try setting Adwaita theme that comes with Slackware.
 
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:31 PM   #6
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This is what I use for XFCE and MATE. Uncompress and put the Minwaita folders in '.themes' which you will have to create. The Minwaita-Shell folder is useless without GNOME. No harm in not copying it over into '.themes'.

https://github.com/godlyranchdressing/Minwaita
 
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I use this for titlebars, I dislike thick titlebars...

https://github.com/Nold360/Arc-Simple-Dark
 
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I use Adwaita and Adwaita-qt to get a uniform look to gtk2, gtk3 and qt.
 
  


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