[arch-general] Konqueror aesthetic peeve

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Fri Sep 9 13:35:12 EDT 2011

I know this is a minor thing, but a) it's bugging me, and b) it's 
bugging me more that I can't fix it!  :-)  I thought someone here might 
be having the same problem and/or know how to help.

Although I'm an XFCE user, I still use KDE's konqueror as my file 
manager.  (Old habits die hard.  Plus, I've not yet found a file manager 
that's better.)  I use qtcurve as my widget style throughout my system - 
i.e., both with KDE/QT apps and with GTK apps - and so am able to 
achieve a uniform look to my UI, which I like very much.

A few days ago, though, a recent pacman upgrade messed up konqueror's 
widget display and I can't seem to figure out how to get it back. 
Normally, konqueror displays like so:


(Note the ">" icons in the sidebar on the left, for expanding the tree.)

And konqueror still is displaying itself this way when I run it under 
any other DE (KDE, fluxbox, etc.).  However, when I run it under XFCE 
(my DE of choice), it displays like so:


(Note the use of the windows-style "+" icons in the sidebar.)

I find this situation very odd and irritating:

1) Why is this only happening under XFCE?
2) Why is this only happening in the *sidebar* portion of the window? 
(If you look at the XFCE screenshot, konqueror is clearly using the 
qtcurve-style arrow widgets in other portions of the GUI.)

Anyone else experience this and/or have any idea what pacman update 
caused this and/or have any idea how to fix?



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