[arch-general] qt5ct color scheme -> looking for a lxqt dark theme

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Mon Sep 25 13:46:14 UTC 2017

On 2017-09-24 11:27 pm, Javier via arch-general wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been looking for getting a dark appearance to lxqt, and so far
> the closest is through qt5ct color schemes specified through *.conf
> little files under qt5ct, somehow documented here:

> Is there a way to get such color scheme files to choose from?  Also,
> is there some specification of what each of the 20 colors specified
> per active/disabled/inactive ones is supposed to mean?  The inactive
> and active ones are pretty similar, except for the 13th color, not
> sure if some more should change.  The disabled one is of course more
> different, :)  I'm not looking for the inactive colors to be similar
> to the disabled ones, just a bit more of contrast than what I see,
> which is no difference on tabs or even buttons...
> Thanks,

I can't speak for LXQT specifically.  (I'm a XFCE / formerly KDE user.)  
But I've been maintaining a dark theme for my own personal use for 
several years now (screenshot at 
http://www.darose.net/DaroseDesktop2011-09.png) and have started sharing 
it a bit recently given that there's been increased interest in dark 
color schemes lately.

The theme is primarily a GTK theme, so not sure how well it will work 
with LXQT, but I also have a copy of the older KDE/QT version which 
perhaps might be more likely to work with LXQT.  The GTK theme is an AUR 
package (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/adwaita-dark-darose/), while 
the KDE/QT theme is just a color scheme file 
(http://darose.net/DarkBlueGreyDave9.colors) as I haven't spent time 
making a package out of that one since I don't use KDE anymore.

Hope one of these is useful to you.  Feel free to email back feedback / 
suggestions for improvement.


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