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

Adriano Moura adriano.lols at gmail.com
Tue May 5 15:49:53 EDT 2009

I had some of these problems, it seems that going to "Appearence &
Themes" > Colors and unchecking "Apply colors to non KDE applications"
fixes some weired color and flat pannels (no gradients at all)

Now, the icon and menus problem should be caused by the gtk-qt-engine
AND an specific theme you are using. I think that you should avoid it
and use native themes like the gtk one that Ondřej Kučera specified.

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Ondřej Kučera <ondrej.kucera at centrum.cz> wrote:
> Hi,
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. wrote:
>>        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?
> I have no direct solution; when I was still using gtk-qt-engine, I was
> encountering weird problems all the time (fonts in menus being white instead
> of black which made them hard to read is one I remember the most). Then I
> discovered qtcurve. It's a highly configurable and a very nice (in my
> opinion) style for QT/KDE _and_ GTK as well. When you install packages
> qtcurve-kde4, qtcurve-kde3 and qtcurve-gtk2 from [community], you gain a
> nice, clean and unified look for all KDE, QT and GTK applications without
> any additional help (I don't even have that "Use my KDE style in GTK
> applications" option checked in KDE settings). So give it a shot, maybe
> you'll like it.
> Ondřej
> --
> Cheers,
> Ondřej Kučera


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