Monday, August 27, 2007

Eclipse Fonts in Linux (part 2)

In this previous post, I said I had found a way to adjust the eclipse fonts (that are gtk fonts) in KDE. That was a right solution, but unfortunately, it does no survive logouts from KDE. Each time you should re-run the gnome configuration program.

However, that's an even nicer solution: install the package gtk-qt-engine:


The GTK-Qt Theme Engine is a plugin for GTK that allows GTK applications to use Qt widget styles. Aimed primarily at KDE users, this plugin provides a way to unify the look and feel of the Linux desktop.

this will add the additional menu in the KDE Control Center - Appearance and Themes that will do the trick! Now Eclipse, Firefox and Thunderbird look very nice with the same KDE style.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! :-D

Anonymous said...

Thank you, my Firefox and Eclipse look nice finally...but some dialog layout is broken (eg. advanced preferences in Firefox). Anyway thx a lot

jano said...

Thanx a lot for this post! I've exactly the same setup on the newest openSUSE and this hint is exactly what i was looking for. Btw, the gtk-engine package is named kde4-gtk-qt-engine here.

betto said...

glad to hear that, jano!
and compliments for your blog!

sabbir1375 said...

Thanks a lot! It really works.

Pavel Tankov said...

You don't need that. Just

cd ~/.kde/Autostart/
and
ln -s /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon .

That way you don't need to call gnome-control-center every time but the gnome settings still load themselves automatically at your next KDE login. That's what I use and it works.

betto said...

But this way you'd use gtk gnome fonts, wouldn't you?