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    Default KDE UI Inconsistencies

    I just installed 13.1 KDE on my work laptop and in tweaking my setup I've come across a few inconsistencies in the UI that aren't there in other KDE distributions I've used.

    1. When installing new color themes, the new theme doesn't apply to YAST whether you install the theme system-wide or just for your user.
    2. When you install and apply new icon themes, a bunch of icons in the KDE menu don't change. Mainly the icons for software categories.

    As I mentioned, these problems only seem to exist in openSUSE's KDE distribution and while they aren't dealbreaking problems, they're very noticeable.

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: KDE UI Inconsistencies

    On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:36:02 +0000, wjmcknight wrote:

    > I just installed 13.1 KDE on my work laptop and in tweaking my setup
    > I've come across a few inconsistencies in the UI that aren't there in
    > other KDE distributions I've used.
    >
    > 1. When installing new color themes, the new theme doesn't apply to YAST
    > whether you install the theme system-wide or just for your user.
    > 2. When you install and apply new icon themes, a bunch of icons in the
    > KDE menu don't change. Mainly the icons for software categories.
    >
    > As I mentioned, these problems only seem to exist in openSUSE's KDE
    > distribution and while they aren't dealbreaking problems, they're very
    > noticeable.
    >
    > Any thoughts?


    Not a KDE user here myself, but I'd guess #1 isn't something you run into
    on other distributions, since other distributions don't use YaST. That
    said, it's very likely that YaST doesn't use the theme settings at all,
    based on your observation.

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    Default Re: KDE UI Inconsistencies

    1. When installing new color themes, the new theme doesn't apply to YAST whether you install the theme system-wide or just for your user.
    That's because you're changing user account settings, and YaST runs as root, so you need to change the root account settings. (This has been brought up a number of times previously if you care to search.)

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    On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:06:02 +0000, deano ferrari wrote:


    >> 1. When installing new color themes, the new theme doesn't apply to
    >> YAST whether you install the theme system-wide or just for your user.
    >>

    > That's because you're changing user account settings, and YaST runs as
    > root, so you need to change the root account settings. (This has been
    > brought up a number of times previously if you care to search.)


    m-/ Now why didn't I remember that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    That's because you're changing user account settings, and YaST runs as root, so you need to change the root account settings. (This has been brought up a number of times previously if you care to search.)
    That's sort of what I figured.

    Now how about the icon issue? Any ideas about that one?

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    On 04/23/2014 04:26 PM, wjmcknight wrote:
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    > deano_ferrari;2638583 Wrote:
    >> That's because you're changing user account settings, and YaST runs as
    >> root, so you need to change the root account settings. (This has been
    >> brought up a number of times previously if you care to search.)

    > That's sort of what I figured.
    >
    > Now how about the icon issue? Any ideas about that one?
    >
    >


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    Quote Originally Posted by alanbortu View Post
    On 04/23/2014 04:26 PM, wjmcknight wrote:
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    > deano_ferrari;2638583 Wrote:
    >> That's because you're changing user account settings, and YaST runs as
    >> root, so you need to change the root account settings. (This has been
    >> brought up a number of times previously if you care to search.)

    > That's sort of what I figured.
    >
    > Now how about the icon issue? Any ideas about that one?
    >
    >


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    It is most probably because the icon theme might not have replacement icons for those needed. For example, the icon theme I use didn't have an icon for clementine music player. So, I made one. Just an idea.

    I use to have the same problem on Windows (way way back when), so it isn't a linux problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerijan2003 View Post
    It is most probably because the icon theme might not have replacement icons for those needed. For example, the icon theme I use didn't have an icon for clementine music player. So, I made one. Just an idea.

    I use to have the same problem on Windows (way way back when), so it isn't a linux problem.
    I can confirm that that's not the case. The 2 themes I've tried so far don't exhibit this problem in Fedora's KDE or Kubuntu. This is openSUSE specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjmcknight View Post
    I can confirm that that's not the case. The 2 themes I've tried so far don't exhibit this problem in Fedora's KDE or Kubuntu. This is openSUSE specific.
    Sounds like this:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=858426

    The reporter hasn't responded any more, so it's not clear yet whether this actually is a bug or not.

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