Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SUSE Linux used to be a very KDE-centric distribution. Then Novell came around, bought SUSE and Ximian, and slowely but surely they turned the now-openSUSE distribution into effectively a GNOME-centric distribution with KDE as its sidekick. The openSUSE community, however, doesn't appear to be particularly happy with KDE being a sidekick.
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RE[3]: Back in the day
by lemur2 on Tue 4th Aug 2009 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Back in the day"
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I run both things, and it is A HELL LOT EASIER to make sure KDE apps look native in gnome, than making gtk apps look good in kde.

Install gtk-chtheme under KDE. Install some GTK themes. Run gtk-chtheme as a user, and again as root. From the list of those available select the GTK theme that best matches your preferred KDE theme. Select the same font for GTK as your KDE theme uses.

How hard is it?

PS: copy the .gtk2rc file (or some name like that, I can't recall exactly what it is) to the directory /etc/skel and subsequently all new users will have he correct GTK+ theme selected by default.

Edited 2009-08-04 23:58 UTC

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RE[4]: Back in the day
by rub3nmv on Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Back in the day"
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Setting the GTK theme is easy, I recommend gtk-kde4 ( But is hard to find a GTK theme that matches the KDE theme (e.g. oxygen or bespin).
Qt4 apps can look exactly the same as GTK ones.

Edited 2009-08-05 01:03 UTC

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RE[4]: Back in the day
by liber on Wed 5th Aug 2009 12:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Back in the day"
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That is not playing nicely. As I said, qt apps can use GTK to draw widgets (it does not emulate). The best ones I have seen yet is gtk-qt-engine, but that severely f--ks up som gtk apps (some ff additions

As I run both KDE and gnome and use apps from both under both, I have fiddled around quite a lot to make stuff look seamless. KDE apps under Gnome is waaaaaaaay easier. Using QGtkStyle (that renders qt apps using gtk) even makes the apps use gnome dialogs (you can do the opposite with kgtk, but that is a quite ugly hack that only affects some of the apps)

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