Tuesday, December 20, 2011

oxygen style for gtk+ applications

GTK+ applications usually dosen't look good under kde. Ever since i'm using kde i always tried to avoid using gtk+ applications under kde. That worked out quite good because i always found a qt application which fullfill my needs. There are just a few applications where kde/qt doesn't have a real competor to the gtk+ version.
A big problem was always the webbrowser. Now we have rekonq which is really good but it's still quite buggy. Another programm is gimp. I couldn't find a real competitor on the qt side (krita is basically a different audience).
Another way is to live with gtk+ applications is to use a widget style which works for both gtk+ and kde/qt, but i actually never liked the qtcurve widget style at all.
Recently i found another widget style which is called oxygen-gtk. This is the official port of kde's widget style to gtk+.
Well this one looks really good and makes my desktop much more "pure kde" :)
In gentoo's case you just have to:

emerge -av x11-themes/oxygen-gtk


Afterwards go into System-Settings --> Application Appearance --> Gtk Config. There you set the Theme to "oxygen-gtk".
The Result looks something like this (in the picture you see Gimp)

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