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   0.9.4 && 0.9.5b  

KDE Improvement

Score 89%



Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  40365
Submitted:  Feb 4 2008
Updated:  Oct 22 2010


This app give you ability to change appearance of GTK applications in KDE4. For this purpose you may use GTK stuff, or your current KDE stuff: widget styles, icons and fonts. GTK-KDE4 can help you unify Qt and GTK+ apps appearance. More info and installation instructions can be found in Readme files inside archives.


Fixed Spanish, German, Italian translations
Added Polish language
"Use current KDE style" inserted to styles pulldown menu

Totally remaked app => it looks better
Added Chinese translation
Strange window don't appear after applying

Fixed tabs
Added arrows

Fixed fonts
Qt4 theme installing was automatized
Fixed trouble with appearance of apps started by root (instruction in readme)

Now gtk-kde4 have the daemon. It changes GTK themes in runtime,it means you haven't to press "Apply" after every time you change KDE theme.

Some code cleaning and appearance fixes
Daemon seems to be fixed
Apps running by sudo started using your current style

Partial ability to use KDE icons
Fix of Check boxes and Radio buttons appearance

Added ability to use current KDE font
Fixed main colors. Added colorizing of tooltips
Added Brazilian Portuguese translation

Daemon is now invisible
Many code cleanings and bugfixes

Fixes of Spinboxes, LineEdits, different frames, Tabs, Toolbuttons appearances
Added ability to change Menu and Menubar colors for tricky themes like Bespin
Moved to KDE translations system using *.po files
Button for applying settings for superuser
New icon (btw app is now placed in "Lost and Found" in systemsettings)


And now it would be great to hear usablity advices, bugs reports and translations from you. Thank you all in advance.
And yeah, no binary and *.deb packages for now, because it somewhat testing release.

(Source code 0.9.5b (114 kb))
(Source code 0.9.4 (114 kb))
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 by eschoeller on: Apr 18 2008
Score 50%

I'm really not sure why this isn't working for me. In System Settings, Under "GTK Style" I see:
QLibrary::load_sys:Cannot load /usr/lib/kde4/lib/kde4/kcm_gk4.so (/usr/lib/kde4/lib/kde4/libkcm_gk4.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

user@localhost:~$ ls -la /usr/lib/kde4/lib/kde4/kcm_gk4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 842631 2008-04-17 10:06 /usr/lib/kde4/lib/kde4/kcm_gk4.so

user@localhost:~$ ls -la /usr/lib/kde4/lib/kde4/libkcm_gk4.so
ls: /usr/lib/kde4/lib/kde4/libkcm_gk4.so: No such file or directory

What gives?

kubuntu 7.10 amd64.

GTK is a pain in the a$$.

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 Re: libkcm_gk4.so

 by Apoclypse on: Apr 19 2008
Score 50%

Did you write -DCMAKE-INSTALL-PREFIX correct? Try to do it again< and don't forget about prefix ;)

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 Re: Re: libkcm_gk4.s

 by eschoeller on: Apr 20 2008
Score 50%

Well, I installed the binary - So I really don't have the option to specify -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX afaik. Any ideas on how to fix this without compiling?

I try to build from source:

host: ~/gtk-kde4-src> cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/lib/kde4
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works
-- Check size of void*
-- Check size of void* - done
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
CMake Error: ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in /home/user/.kde4/share/apps;/usr/lib/kde4/share/kde4/apps
-- Configuring done

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 Re: Re: Re: libkcm_g

 by Apoclypse on: Apr 20 2008
Score 50%

You must install kde4 development package.
And then recompile

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: libkcm_g

 by artemisfowl2007 on: Apr 20 2008
Score 50%

In his case, if he is trying to compile while not in a KDE4 session, he must do a PATH export.

In (K/X)ubuntu it is done like this:

export PATH=/usr/lib/kde4/bin/:$PATH

On other distros simply change '/usr/lib/kde4/bin/' to the distro's KDE4 bin path.

This export should be done before cmake.

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: libk

 by eschoeller on: Apr 20 2008
Score 50%

Well, kde4-devel is going to install 114 packages. It seems sort of silly to install that many packages just to accomplish this. If I can't use this applet, what files can I edit to change the GTK theme permanently?

I've been editing
manually with the following:
include "/usr/share/themes/Raleigh/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"
include "/home/user/.themes/Raleigh/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"
style "user-font"
font_name="Sans Serif 10 "
widget_class "*" style "user-font"
gtk-font-name="Sans Serif 10 "

But these files get overwritten each time kde restarts ...

Thanks for the help!

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

 by Apoclypse on: Apr 21 2008
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You must do theese file readonly, as my app do, and change it to writeonly every time, when you want to change something

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

 by artemisfowl2007 on: Apr 22 2008
Score 50%

Ah, that's much better as compared to your initial implementation, where you created an autostart script...

I should look at your code sometime again later, perhaps...


 tarball name

 by prizident on: Apr 22 2008
Score 50%

can you please include version number in the tarball name.

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 Re: tarball name

 by Apoclypse on: Apr 22 2008
Score 50%

Yes, i'll begin to do it from the next version. Thanks!

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 About QT4 style

 by tony1016 on: Apr 27 2008
Score 50%

Why I can not get the QT4 style in my select list?I have done everything readme tell me to do and everything is ok.Why?

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 Re: About QT4 style

 by Apoclypse on: Apr 29 2008
Score 50%

You mustn't choose this theme. Select "Use current KDE style" instead of qt4 theme. You copied this because this is using like a folder structure for generating copy of your KDE style.

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 can't 'install'

 by theschwa on: May 3 2008
Score 50%

Hi, I'm trying to compile this from the source, and I get an odd error when I try to 'sudo make install'. It tells me

No rule to make target 'install'. Stop.

I didn't get any errors during the make or cmake, I set the install prefix, and I have all the required dev packages.
Any help would be appreciated.

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 Re: can't 'install'

 by Apoclypse on: May 4 2008
Score 50%

You must do cmake and sudo make install from top folder of app, not from src subfolder. Did you do it right?

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 Re: Re: can't 'install'

 by theschwa on: May 5 2008
Score 50%

Thanks for the fast reply. I feel rather stupid, but that fixed it.

But now, I have a problem with Using the current KDE style. When I hit apply, a menu appears and then quickly closes, and none of the gtk apps get changed. Other themes work fine. Suggestions?

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 Re: Re: Re: can't 'install'

 by Apoclypse on: May 5 2008
Score 50%

Did you unpack qt4 theme into /home/<user>/.themes ? And dont be afraid window - it's normally, elements takes focus by this way :)

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 still doesn't work

 by bugmenot1234 on: May 9 2008
Score 50%

i'm using kubuntu intrepid ibex (8.10) x86 KDE4. (KDE 4.0.3).
i successfully compiled and installed gtk-kde4 0.6.1 and the qt4 theme and chose "Use current KDE style" and clicked 'Apply', and the window quickly popped up to apply the style/take focus and then closed. (which is normal like you said). but my gtk apps (like firefox3) still don't use the theme. i also set the icons to 'default.kde' but that gets reset to 'contrastlarge' every time open the module in systemsettings.

could this be a permissions issue?

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 Re: still doesn't work

 by Apoclypse on: May 10 2008
Score 50%

Icons don't reseting. In 0.6.1 state isn't saved, but icons must apply. But i can't say nothing about style. Could you send me /home/<user>/.kde4/share/config/gtkrc-2.0 ? I'll try to analyze and fix the problem

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 Included in kde4

 by Dareus on: May 14 2008
Score 50%

Is this going to be included in kde?
Maybe it could be part of 4.1 if you're fast or even in 4.2

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 Re: Included in kde4

 by Apoclypse on: May 14 2008
Score 50%

Sorry, but i can't understand, are you proposing me to include it in KDE4, or are you asking if it will be included?

When the man lies, he murders some part of the world
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