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Ricardo Garcia
Various KDE 1.-4. Styles
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Clearlooks color scheme

KDE 3 Color Schemes by amiroff 7 comments

Actually, I didn't find the small mistake that way. In KDE, everything was fine. It was GTK2 applications that were using the black text which caught my attention :). - Aug 12 2005
Clearlooks color scheme

KDE 3 Color Schemes by amiroff 7 comments

First off, congrats for the color scheme. Using QtCurve the look&feel is wonderful. I would correct a minor detail. Highlighted text has the correct background color, but the text itself should be white instead of black, IMHO. - Aug 06 2005
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

I'm not much into Java. Could you please elaborate on this? Maybe take a screenshot and upload it with http://imageshack.us or similar, and some quick & dirty 3 lines installation guide?

Thanks in advance. - Jul 13 2005
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

Yep, as someone already mentioned, I'm using my Windows TTF fonts. The reason it looks like Windows XP or 2000 is that I'm using the tahoma font, which is the default widget font in those OS.

I followed a Slackware guide (I'm currently using "Slackware Current") for Slackware 9.0, but I can be extrapolated to other distributions, AFAIK.

http://brendan.sdf-eu.org/articles/antialiasing_slack.php

Most steps are very simple to comprehend. The only rough part is recompiling freetype (now I'm using freetype 2.1.9, BTW) to activate the bytecode interpreter. - Aug 04 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

I have just been informed about the existance of another media player based in MPlayer. I haven't tried it myself but it looks pretty good so far and integrates in KDE. It's called KPlayer (not to be confused with KMPlayer). Check it out at:

http://kplayer.sourceforge.net/ - Jul 08 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

While that skin looks really nice, it's not strictly necessary, as KMplayer (a frontend for MPlayer and Xine) integrates perfectly in your desktop and works (at least for me) flawlessly.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~jjvrieze/kmplayer.html - Jun 06 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

Thank you for telling me you like it!

I'm just a normal user that does what everybody does: Google, google and google some more. I'm in the same situation like you, that is, I don't know any Plastik theme for Thunderbird. However, in this site (www.kde-look.org) we have several projects to make Mozilla apps have a plastik look. As you know, there are Plastik themes for the Mozilla suite (and that *includes* Mozilla Mail), as well as Firefox. Fortunatelly, the authors of these themes are all the same and their official website is at

http://www.polinux.upv.es/mozilla/

The site is under the domain of the "Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia", and they're now probably bussy with the final exams of June (just like me ;)). But after they study, and specially if they pass their exams, they will be pleased to read your begs for a Thunderbird theme.

Stay tuned! - May 30 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

I can send you the .lyx or .tex if you want to do the job. - May 29 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

See the updated document. - May 28 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

GTK 1.2 apps is the worse part of all of this. With the settings in the guide all I get to show is the same colors and font as Plastik, but the default theme.

My temporal advice is to use the Industrial GTK1 engine, which seems to fit quite well with Plastik (it can't be worse than the default engine anyway). To use Industrial with GtkQt, edit /usr/share/themes/GtkQt/gtk/qtstyle2gtkstylerc and associate Plastik with Industrial (if that's the correct name) above any other Plastik association. I'm trying to install that engine myself.

Good luck! - May 28 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

Err... no, no.

GtkQt goes line by line until it finds a match. So removing those lines isn't going to change anything. If it finds the Qt theme, it'll use it instead of the Curve one. What you have to verify is that it finds the Qt theme (gtk-qt-engine). It should be in path I told you, and you should be able to access that directory (i.e., it's not a permission problem).

Put back those lines and change the third one (the one that uses the Curve theme) for another theme (let's say Crux), and see if then it starts using the Crux theme. If it does not, then the problem doesn't have to do with this. - May 27 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

I'm using the Microsoft Tahoma font. You can import your Windows fonts easily in KDE with the Font Installer.

I, however, followed a more rough, hackish guide (for Slackware 9.0):

http://brendan.sdf-eu.org/articles/antialiasing_slack.php - May 27 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

Hmmm, make sure gtk-qt-engine is at /usr/share/themes/Qt/, GtkQt may use the QtCurve theme if it does not find the Qt theme engine.

I suppose that based on the configuration file from GtkQt (/usr/share/themes/GtkQt/gtk-2.0/qtstyle2gtkstylerc). See the lines that read:

Plastik=Qt
Plastik=Plastig
Plastik=QtCurve V3
GtkQtDefault=Qt
GtkQtDefault=Geramik
GtkQtDefault=QtCurve

I suspect it's entering through the third line maybe, so it might not find the Qt theme engine.

Everything are suppositions, I don't have Fedora at hand. - May 26 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

There is a gtk-qt-engine package for Fedora Core 1 in this website, at:

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=10904

Try installing it, do the "$HOME"/.gtkrc-2.0 stuff and restart your GTK2 apps. - May 26 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

Yeah, that looks great and has the original windows decorations. I will change the advice in the document. - May 26 2004
Unified Plastik Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by rg3 34 comments

As soon as I arrive home in a few hours, I will post a screenshot of all the apps running and put up a new version of the guide changing the OpenOffice section completelly to indicate the availability of OpenOffice for KDE in the download section of the KDE site.

Thanks for the feedback! Comments are welcomed. If you know any trick or better tool to unify the desktop look that is not in the document, just let me know! :) - May 26 2004