How to force OpenOffice to use GTK theme under KDE?


I am using openSUSE 11.3 with KDE. I use the regular Oxygen KDE theme for KDE apps. However, Oxygen looks awful on GTK apps, so I have set the GTK theme to Industrial in the KDE control center for GTK apps. Now, apps like Gimp and Firefox look fine with the Industrial theme under KDE. But OpenOffice refuses to change. It still uses the Oxygen theme, which looks terrible on OpenOffice. I tried removing the OpenOffice KDE integration package and installing the Gnome integration package, but it makes no difference. In Debian I always just removed the KDE integration packages and installed the -gtk integration package, and it was that simple. Any suggestions?

I can find that there are four icon themes loaded into the program which can be selected through the tools / options / view / icon size & style option. But I don’t see any other control that you have over just OpenOffice. Perhaps some one else can tell us more.

Thank You,

Hmmm, thanks for the reply. It’s not just an icon theme problem, it’s the way the widgets are rendered by the GTK engine that tries to emulate the KDE theme. It’s really bad. There are no settings in OpenOffice itself for the widget controls styles.

Any ideas?

I have the following set in my ~/.profile that should take care of it:

export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome

Hope this helps.

Thank you kindly! This is the solution. What a relief. I spend most of the day in OpenOffice, so this is of major importance to me.

Have a good one!

export OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome
Thanks SeanCHill for providing bummmm with the help needed.

Thank You,