QT apps not using GTK colors now?

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com
Fri Mar 28 18:42:17 GMT 2008

On Friday 28 March 2008, Cory K. wrote:
> This is why I think there's been a systemic change somewhere. I was
> hoping it would be the simple matter of installing some lib but it's not
> looking good.

I dicked around with KConfig too, and nothing changed Skype one iota.

It does look interesting to tell KDE to use the GNOME icon set (interesting as 
in totally pukey, but I'm trying to look at this as a unified presentation, 
and it's subtly more unified now.)

I also have a KDE "Ubuntu Studio" color scheme now.

If I go one bigger and supply a default rosegardenrc that has the bundled 
theme option turned off, the colors come out even better.

None of this actually affects Skype or QJackCtl at all, which both seem 
totally bullet proof as far as getting their presentation to change, but I 
just turned all of this back to factory defaults to compare the difference 
running Rosegarden and QSynth, and the difference is very striking compared 
to a user with no .qt or .kde directories taking the config from the lib 
default settings.

It almost seems a good enough answer to all those whiners who keep demanding a 
GTK port.  I wouldn't do this in such a way that these new settings would get 
pulled in for a user installing Ubuntu Studio on top of something else, but 
for someone installing off your DVD and expected to be running GNOME, I think 
maybe I haven't wasted my time today after all.

Here's what it looks like now.


I haven't tarballed the new .kde directory, because I have to hand edit some 
stuff out of this to make a good /etc/skel template, and I have a vague 
feeling you're about to tell me this was all a futile exercise, because you 
were looking for some other answer to this question, and this whole approach 
is totally untenable for some reason.

But maybe not.

D. Michael McIntyre 

More information about the Ubuntu-Studio-users mailing list