Some apps and elements are not dark when using KDE

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Some apps and elements are not dark when using KDE

Post by ooo000 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:23 pm

Hello
Installed KDE in Mint19. Everything is fine, but some elements are still being white even though dark themes are selected for QT, GTK2 AND GTK3.
When using cinnamon with same Mint dark GTK themes - those elements are dark.


Please see screenshots. First two - Cinnamon, last two - KDE with breezer dark and adwaita-dark for GTK

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v48z8uif8jm2 ... vaQya?dl=0

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Re: Some apps and elements are not dark when using KDE

Post by galaxy0815 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:02 pm

You need https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/kde-config-gtk-style
and https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/kde- ... le-preview to configure.

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apt install kde-config-gtk-style kde-config-gtk-style-preview
Systemsettings -> Application Style -> GNOME Application Style (GTK)

Not included in kubuntu-desktop meta package.

But there are a view applications they will not accept configs by kde-config-gtk-style.

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Re: Some apps and elements are not dark when using KDE

Post by ooo000 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:19 pm

Thank you. Already have those and configured GTK2+GTK3 themes in Application style/GNOME Application style.
Still 10% of visual elements are using white themes.
And I wonder why, since with Cinnamon same apps and elements are all black. Maybe there's something else can be done, don't think Cinnamon is more advanced than KDE in terms of theming every single UI element.

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Re: Some apps and elements are not dark when using KDE

Post by smurphos » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:30 am

Where are the dark themes you are using installed - ~/.themes or usr/share/themes

Themes installed in the first location don't apply to apps running with root privileges. Quick fix is to symlink to them from usr/share/themes...

e.g. sudo ln -s ~/.themes/<name_of_theme_folder> /usr/share/themes/

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Re: Some apps and elements are not dark when using KDE

Post by ooo000 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:05 am

smurphos wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:30 am
Where are the dark themes you are using installed
Thank you, that's closer! Indeed, only root element are not themed. But dark GTK themes I'm using (Mint Y Dark and others) are in /usr/share/themes.
Only KDE themes are in ~/themes.

Solved with:

# ln -s /home/[username]/.gtkrc-2.0 /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
# ln -s /home/[username]/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini /etc/gtk-3.0/settings.ini

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