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asked 2014-11-29 13:09:16 +0000

Kaligule gravatar image

How can I make windows in i3 look like they do in gnome?

I understand that i3 is not a desktop environment, but I don't know where to set the window style. Could you give me a hint or at least a keyword?

How Lyx looks in i3 How Lyx looks in i3

How Lyx looks in Gnome How Lyx looks in Gnome

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Hmm, I found out that what I am searching for is a "theme". Now the question is how to set the theme in i3wm.

Kaligule gravatar imageKaligule ( 2014-11-29 13:24:09 +0000 )edit
airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2014-11-29 14:25:51 +0000 )edit

airblader: I tried reading the linked articles, but I didn't figure out how to do it. I found that lxappearance can change the look of firefox, but lyx looks still the same.

Kaligule gravatar imageKaligule ( 2014-11-29 21:10:43 +0000 )edit

What distro are you running? Did you try creating the GTK 2.0/3.0 files as mentioned in the link?

airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2014-11-29 21:15:10 +0000 )edit

lyx uses the Qt toolkit.

ANOKNUSA gravatar imageANOKNUSA ( 2014-12-01 16:09:14 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-12-01 16:10:45 +0000

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updated 2015-02-18 12:23:30 +0000

Adaephon gravatar image

Run qtconfig.

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This doesn't really help me. What will I have to insert? Lets say I want the theme qtCurve.

Kaligule gravatar imageKaligule ( 2014-12-02 09:05:56 +0000 )edit

You asked for a hint or a keyword. I gave you both. I don't know what you mean by "insert." If you want qtCurve then run qtconfig and pick it from the menu. If qtCurve is not installed, then install it. You know what it's called, so figuring out how to install and use it is the next logical step.

ANOKNUSA gravatar imageANOKNUSA ( 2014-12-02 14:05:19 +0000 )edit

I didn't get qtconfig is a programm. I thought it was a file like ~/.config/qtconfig or ~/.qtconfig (thats why I wanted to know what to 'insert' into that file). Thank you.

Kaligule gravatar imageKaligule ( 2014-12-02 14:17:23 +0000 )edit

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