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look of lxqt
« on: 16. July 2014, 16:15:10 »
Hi all,

I open this topic to see if we can do something to improve the appearance of lxqt.

All ideas are welcome. For example :



looks a bit ugly for me.
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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #1 on: 16. July 2014, 16:25:54 »
I find this ugly as well.

Change icon theme?
Use a theme with less separators and with a grey less grey (whiter)?
Is it necessary to keep the icon on the top left?
Do we have to keep the letters underlined to indicate the shortcuts?
Which font is this?

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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #2 on: 16. July 2014, 16:28:26 »
Hi all,

I open this topic to see if we can do something to improve the appearance of lxqt.

All ideas are welcome. For example :



looks a bit ugly for me.

An easy way is to install kde systemsettings and the look & feel module.

Install eg qtcurve, edit the multiple templates of qtcurve to your likening, save and place it in eg ~.config.

Set name of qt theme accordingly in Trolltech.conf. Done. :)

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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #3 on: 16. July 2014, 16:29:22 »
Have you tried changing the Qt theme using qtconfig-qt4 ?

(Edit after x-post: so that you don't need the kde sledgehammer...) :)
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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #4 on: 16. July 2014, 16:44:18 »
Have you tried changing the Qt theme using qtconfig-qt4 ?

(Edit after x-post: so that you don't need the kde sledgehammer...) :)

You don't need kde, but its pretty cool theme editor.
I assume esclapion want to have a theme for the lxqt iso.

So its worth to install on the development system kde to create a theme. :)
The qt colour palette is ugly to parse and create manually.

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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #5 on: 16. July 2014, 16:49:21 »
You don't need kde, but its pretty cool theme editor.
I assume esclapion want to have a theme for the lxqt iso.

So its worth to install on the development system kde to create a theme. :)
The qt colour palette is ugly to parse and create manually.

Yup, a complete misunderstanding on my part. Sorry! :P
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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #6 on: 16. July 2014, 17:05:16 »
qtconfig is a good idea, thanks  :) :



I find it's already  a bit better. Btw, its a qtconfig-qt4 and I'm in qt5, but if it works...  ^-^



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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #7 on: 16. July 2014, 17:11:53 »
For Kde systemsettings, 2 problems :

1)
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==> Dépendances de systemsettings :
 - kcmutils (paquet trouvé)
 - khtml (paquet trouvé)
 - kdelibs4support (paquet trouvé)
 - extra-cmake-modules (paquet trouvé)
 - kdoctools (paquet trouvé)

Kde is non modular, so if I need a little piece I will become hundreds of MB.

2) Lxqt don't use kde theme, but a mix of gtk and ob themes.

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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #8 on: 16. July 2014, 17:14:58 »
For Kde systemsettings, 2 problems :

1)
Code: [Select]
==> Dépendances de systemsettings :
 - kcmutils (paquet trouvé)
 - khtml (paquet trouvé)
 - kdelibs4support (paquet trouvé)
 - extra-cmake-modules (paquet trouvé)
 - kdoctools (paquet trouvé)

Kde is non modular, so if I need a little piece I will become hundreds of MB.

2) Lxqt don't use kde theme, but a mix of gtk and ob themes.

Well, its just for creating or customizing themes, and its not kde themes, but qt themes in case of qtcurve, you can use them in lxqt, export them or save them in kde.  ;)

I made a pretty unified qtcurve iso from it, it also had gtk2 nm-applet themed correctly.

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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #9 on: 16. July 2014, 17:19:33 »
For Kde systemsettings, 2 problems :

1)
Code: [Select]
==> Dépendances de systemsettings :
 - kcmutils (paquet trouvé)
 - khtml (paquet trouvé)
 - kdelibs4support (paquet trouvé)
 - extra-cmake-modules (paquet trouvé)
 - kdoctools (paquet trouvé)

Kde is non modular, so if I need a little piece I will become hundreds of MB.

2) Lxqt don't use kde theme, but a mix of gtk and ob themes.

On openbox I use Adwaita and Adwaita-ob which I find quite nice looking... but you better like white/grey.
http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Adwaita-ob?content=162589&PHPSESSID=a08200113a7724adb57e7908dabe44b2

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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #10 on: 16. July 2014, 17:24:24 »
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Well, its just for creating or customizing themes, and its not kde themes, but qt themes in case of qtcurve, you can use them in lxqt, export them or save them in kde.  ;)

I made a pretty unified qtcurve iso from it, it also had gtk2 nm-applet themed correctly.

Thanks, but I don't have Kde installed, and both  packages of AUR don't compile. I think a depency is missing.

And qtcurve give not usefull result on lxqt for the moment.
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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #11 on: 16. July 2014, 17:25:59 »
On openbox I use Adwaita and Adwaita-ob which I find quite nice looking... but you better like white/grey.
http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Adwaita-ob?content=162589&PHPSESSID=a08200113a7724adb57e7908dabe44b2

Hmmm, the old Adwaita.  ;) Thanks, I will try...
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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #12 on: 16. July 2014, 17:32:20 »


not bad at all, but people generally prefer dark theme... ::)
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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #13 on: 16. July 2014, 19:30:43 »
not bad at all, but people generally prefer dark theme... ::)

Okay, you can apply any GTK theme to LXQt this way: in LXQt appearance configuration select GTK+ as widget style (and preferably in qtconfig as well), then select any theme with lxappearance-ob. For example DarkOrangeBird:

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Re: look of lxqt
« Reply #14 on: 16. July 2014, 19:35:38 »
As you know there's no qtconf for qt5. The only untified theme for gtk2/3 and qt4/5 can be achieved by a gtk2/3/ob theme and by chosing gtk in qtconf-qt4 and putting this in .bashrc for qt5:

export QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE=gtk #you need to reloging to make it work

Then you can customise the theme by lxappearance.

Sorry if I've told the obvious.

EDIT: As megapop has posted at the same time. Very nice theme by the way.
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