[arch-general] kde control center "Use my KDE style in GTK applications" causes ooo buttons to disappear

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue May 5 12:55:58 EDT 2009

On Tuesday 05 May 2009 11:47:35 David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. wrote:
> Listmates,
> 	I have an interesting one for you, in openOffice, all of the icons on the
> toolbars and all of the text of the context menus disappear when I click on
> a document in writer. If I brush the mouse over the toolbar or menu, the
> icons/text reappears while the icon or text has focus, but then disappears
> again when the focus leaves. I have a number of illustrative screenshots
> here:
> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/ooo/oo-menus-missing.jpg
> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/ooo/oo-menus-missing1.jp
> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/ooo/oo-toolbars-missing.
> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/ooo/oo-toolbars-missing1
> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/ooo/oo-toolbars-missing2
> Version Information:
> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/ooo/oo-about.jpg
> 	The problem seems to have started after changing the kde control center
> setting for "Appearance & Themes" -> "GTK Styles and Fonts" -> "Use my KDE
> style in GTK applications". I just confirmed this on an X86_64 box that I
> had not made this setting on. I opened ooowriter and all buttons were there
> in a very flat and ugly style. I then changed the above setting which
> required a KDE restart. So I logged out and logged back in, reopened the
> same document and all of the buttons started disappearing.
> 	Has anyone else seen anything like this? More importantly, how do I fix
> it?

To restore the original setting, delete ~/.kde/env/gtk-qt-engine.rc.sh and 
restart kde. Something is definitely amiss with that setting...

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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