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How to edit theme of kde-based windows

asked 2012-12-17 17:23:34 +0000

Kretortex gravatar image

updated 2012-12-17 17:23:51 +0000


i changed my window-theme with gtk-chtheme. But when i start "amarok" its still looking ugly. Maybe its because its an KDE-based program. But how can i fix that ? Thanks.


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Have tried to google "install kde theme"?

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2012-12-17 20:41:20 +0000 )edit

yes i did, but i found nothing that helped me

Kretortex gravatar imageKretortex ( 2012-12-17 21:11:23 +0000 )edit

Try including QT in your search terms. Guess you're best off at the community support for your distro, as this is not an i3-specific question.

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2012-12-17 22:14:58 +0000 )edit

thanks. qt4-qtconfig fixed it for me.

Kretortex gravatar imageKretortex ( 2012-12-17 23:01:17 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-09-20 15:55:32 +0000

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updated 2015-09-20 18:36:54 +0000

2015-08-20, ArchLinux, whole plasma-meta is installed.

The solution posted here didn't work. After checking Arch Wiki, apparently Qt apps check DESKTOP_SESSION environment variable to setup their themes accordingly. In my case it was pointing to path of i3. I did export DESKTOP_SESSION=kde and now Qt apps work perfectly, no more ugly theme with missing icons.

edit: XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=kde works too.

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This works on a pretty plain Fedora installation too! Thanks!

i3convert gravatar imagei3convert ( 2015-09-20 16:46:38 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-03-24 21:30:55 +0000

Oliver gravatar image

You can also use the systemsettings app. In the application appearance tab you can set the widget style, colors and fonts to your liking - you can also set some GTK+ themed options there.

If you prefer editing the config files directly, you can edit the file


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