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Old 01-21-2011, 04:39 AM   #1
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why my firefox very ugly?


Hi friends

I will work tell my thema problem with my little english

I am using slackware for 2 weeks.Slackware not look like debian
My firefox,pidgin etc. programs same windows 95 thema.I didn't turn to KDE thema of the programs.Why Programs of slackware seem very good(KDE) but firefox,pidgin,gxine same old.How am I change thema of the these.

Thanks for read.

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Old 01-21-2011, 04:52 AM   #2
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Since I have never encountered any "bad looks", please let us know:
1) what version of Slackware have you installed?
2) Which desktop environment / window manager do you use?
3) Can you show what you mean with "old" and "ugly"? (provide a screenshot if possible)
 
Old 01-21-2011, 05:15 AM   #3
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I have installed 64 bit slackware 13.1
My slackware use KDE desktop.

I am working now, my slackware installed desktop pc at home, so I can update screensot after 7 hours.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 05:51 AM   #4
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Firefox uses GTK. You most likely do not have a GTK theme set.
Edit / create .gtkrc-2.0 file in your home directory.
Use gtk-chtheme http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...p/gtk-chtheme/

There is also gtk-kde4 http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...ktop/gtk-kde4/
 
Old 01-21-2011, 08:36 AM   #5
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http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...not_in_Xfce.3F
 
Old 01-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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My screenshut is http://img204.imageshack.us/i/firefoxnh.png/
If you are look up the image firefox thema diffrent of dolphin thema.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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I understand that you're answering Ramurd's post. However, working solutions have already been posted by me and disturbed1.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 01:55 PM   #8
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Sorry if I am totally wrong (please correct me), but doesn't Firefox use its own thingy to draw widgets the same way cross-platform? If you want Firefox to look pretty in KDE, why not get this theme? I didn't test it personally, I use rein, das Monochrom, but it's reviewed fine.

Edit: indeed, Wiki says that Firefox 3 uses Cairo to draw widgets, but "when running on GNOME, will use icons from the environment". Let us know what looks better if you have a chance: Firefox theme or GTK2 theme (if it works at all).

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Old 01-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #9
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Sorry if I am totally wrong (please correct me), but doesn't Firefox use its own thingy to draw widgets the same way cross-platform?
I'm sorry to have to correct you, but you're totally wrong. Firefox uses GTK to draw its widgets. The presence of its theming engine does not change that.

A Firefox theme and a GTK 2 theme will change different parts of Firefox's appearance.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #10
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I installed gtk-chtheme and after gtk-kde4 but not changed anything.I new slackware so I am trying slowly your solutions .I will look dugan's link.I realized dont only firefox most programs is same.I thing I have a general a problem.I will try again install gtk-chthema and gtk-kde4 and I will review all links.

Thanks everyone.
I will accomplish of slackware soon
 
Old 01-21-2011, 04:27 PM   #11
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I installed gtk-chtheme and after gtk-kde4 but not changed anything.
You have to run gtk-chtheme after you install it.

(I apologize if this sounds insulting, but your post sounds like you installed gtk-chtheme and didn't launch it).

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #12
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This thread helped me out too. I used gtk-chtheme to change to the XFCE theme and now SeaMonkey, especially the mail client, looks like a million bucks.

Also, mesuut, make sure you run gtk-chtheme as user rather than root. I was scratching my head for a few minutes as my themes weren't changing, but of course the root user themes were. It's early here heh need more coffee.

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #13
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I have also found that running
Code:
xfsettingsd
in the terminal corrects the firefox ugly. I put mine in my .bashrc so it runs when I log in.


Edit: I notice this was already referred to, but I did not have to install anything.

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:34 PM   #14
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Install QTCurve-Gtk2 and QTCurve-KDE4 . Select QTCurve in System Settings>Appearance>Style>Widget Style. Also run gtk-chtheme and select qtcurve. Have a look around the system settings, there are many options for customising your desktop.

Don't miss 'Desktop Theme Details' under the advanced tab.
 
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone.My firefox recovered after I ran "xfsettingsd".But I did not find .bashrc file.Slackware is very diffrence than debian.Everything manually but funy ,I slow slow learning slackware with your helps .Again thanks everyone.
 
  


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