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  1. #1
    beardo41186 NNTP User

    Default Different colors between gtk apps and kde apps


    Hi,

    Out of curiosity, certain colors such as the highlight text are
    different between the gtk applications and the kde applications.

    For example, the firefox highlighting color is a dark blue, but the
    konqueror highlighting color is the system wide lighter blue

    I have installed the kde4-gtk-qt engine, but I'm not sure what the
    problem is.

    I have attached screenshots to show what I mean.

    '[image: http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/400/p1va4.th.jpg]'
    (http://img124.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1va4.jpg)
    firefox (gtk)

    '[image: http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/8636/p2xy4.th.jpg]'
    (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p2xy4.jpg)
    konqueror (kde)

    The problem is obviously not a big deal, but hey if there's a simple
    solution, why not go for it


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    freedguy NNTP User

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    From the screenshots it seems gtk-qt engine is not running and gtk apps
    are using qtcurve (compare scrollbars) which is the default engine for
    gtk apps running in KDE in opensuse.

    gtk-qt is very buggy and seems to be dead. It makes firefox look
    horrible. For consistent look between gtk and qt apps in KDE4 I
    recommend to use 'THIS' (http://tinyurl.com/6fd6xb) theme.

    1) Uninstall kde4-gtk-qt

    2) Install kde4-kcm_gtk (if already installed, fine)

    3) Go 'here' (http://tinyurl.com/6fd6xb) and download the zip file.
    ('Direct link' (http://tinyurl.com/9qfqxk))

    4) Extract the zip and copy paste the extracted folder to
    /usr/share/themes

    5) Go to Configure Desktop --> Appearance --> GTK Styles and Fonts -->
    select kde4-oxygen from "Use Style" dropdown menu

    P.S- for firefox apply 'this'
    (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7962) icon theme.


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    Great thanks for that

    /Geoff
    freedguy;1916468 Wrote:
    > From the screenshots it seems gtk-qt engine is not running and gtk apps
    > are using qtcurve (compare scrollbars) which is the default engine for
    > gtk apps running in KDE in opensuse.....



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    geoffro NNTP User

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    Just noticed that radio buttons and check boxes look strange in Firefox
    with the gtk oxygen theme.
    They only show when checked

    /Geoff


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    beardo41186 NNTP User

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    Thanks alot freedguy,

    I'll take a look at it when I get home from work.


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  6. #6
    beardo41186 NNTP User

    Default Re: Different colors between gtk apps and kde apps


    Yea, I noticed that too.

    Also, the menu highlights don't work too well.

    Probably stick to gtk-qt engine or the qtcurve.

    Thanks for the suggestion though


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