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How to make Synaptic look native?

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How to make Synaptic look native?

Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:07 pm
Right, I like Synaptic, and I've also heard that there is a pseudo-engine' for GTK+ apps, so QT is called upon to do the acutal interface.

Now, can anyone tell me how I can get it to do this to Synaptic?

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In kubuntu 9.04 just
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sudo cp .gtkrc-2.0-kde4 .gtkrc-2.0


or

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sudo ln -s .gtkrc-2.0-kde4 .gtkrc-2.0


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Well, the first command didnt do anything (at least, Synaptic hasnt changed)

and the second gave me the error that it already exists.


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Sorry, just misread your post.

Right, I like Synaptic, and I've also heard that there is a pseudo-engine' for GTK+ apps, so QT is called upon to do the acutal interface.

Actually it's called gtk-qt-engine but it is very buggy, incomplete and not properly maintained.

So using QtCurve you can archive far better result especially with masking icons.


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Do you have gtk2-engines-qtcurve installed?


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Sorry again, the right command is:

sudo cp .gtkrc-2.0-kde4 /root/.gtkrc-2.0

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Oooh! That's definatly an improvement. thank you! :D

I hope this engine is stablized soon, perhaps I could then get svg's and oxygen icons, eh? :P


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I hope this engine is stablized soon

I fear Gnome3 with new CSS-based theme engines (like Qt4 ones) would be faster released.


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Had a bit of a quirk where Synaptic would launch WITHOUT asking for password, thus causing it to be unable to apply changes. Resolved itself once I reinstalled, though.


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A familiar problem - you should close synaptic before ending KDE session.


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Re: How to make Synaptic look native?

Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:22 pm
SeaJey wrote:Actually it's called gtk-qt-engine but it is very buggy, incomplete and not properly maintained.


Maybe it's very buggy, but if so could you please enlighten me to just how? Personally, I couldn't live without it - it is in my experience the best one-stop-shop to make gtk/gnome/kde/qt apps to look as similar as possible.

Qtcurve is, on my system at least, not an option. When I have it enabled, plasma segfaults when logging out.


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Maybe it's very buggy, but if so could you please enlighten me to just how?

My main to issues with it:
1. not all icons were mapped: ugly default gnome icons + shiny Oxygen only multiply uliness
2. glitches with firefox control, especially with darker sites

And some others - I can not remember all of them immediately.


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