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SamSung

Joined: 14 Oct 2005
Posts: 94
Location: France

PostPosted: Thu 27 Apr 2006, 10:06    Post subject:  

Thanks Mark for the info.

The problem that I have is that two apps Scribus and VYM look really horrible in non KDE puppy, I have used them in Suse with KDE and no problem Pease see the image below



Whilst I understand that I may not be able to get the two apps looking Xarchive in the picture. Is it possible and if so how to get them to display the interface more pleasingly particularly the fonts in the menus.

I have applied the font enhancements ie use window fonts found elsewhere on the forum and installed the GTK theme:engine eXperience, but this has not had any effect on QT apps, which it is not suppossed to.

In short are there some measures that I can take to make the two QT apps in the image, ie Scribus and VYM display more elegantly.

Your help as always is appreciated
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MU


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Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Thu 27 Apr 2006, 16:18    Post subject:  

you will need Megapup001 / 002 or KDE standalone:
http://dotpups.de/files/KDE-3.5.1-usr_more/

http://dotpups.de/puppy-releases/Megapuppy-01/
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=6771

Then you can use themes:


But it seems the font is fixed, you just can change it's size in the options.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Apr 2006, 22:46    Post subject:  

Quote:
how to the the QT apps to look like GTK apps

you can edit the qt config file ... qtrc in /root/.qt/

for example, you can turn on antialiasing, and set the default font to be Verdana, something like this:

[General]
useXft=true
enableXft=true
font=Verdana,16

assuming that the Verdana font is available

you can Google for qtrc, useXft, enableXft
for example, see here and here
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SamSung

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Apr 2006, 04:21    Post subject:  

Thanks for the replies fellas,

MU
Is there a lighter smaller way of using your solution, some libraries etc as I have limited space on the PC's I am trying to get this working on.

Guestoo
I have looked for the qtrc file in /root/.qt but it does not exist on my copy, I have only these files in that dir vymrc, vymrc.lock, and qt_plugins_3.3rc.

I have done a search of the HDD and have not found the file qtrc.

OK OK I have created a qtrc file in the .qt directory and put this text in it

[General]
useXft=true
enableXft=true
font=Verdana,16

This has had the desired affect on the fonts and at least the apps are now usable.

Should anything else be in the qtrc file for instance the line

[General]
GUIEffects=nonee

Looks interesting, I am looking for something to make the dark grey of the qt apps look more like a light grey or a silver to blend more with the GTK theme.

I am running 1.07 HDD install

Thanks for the help
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MU


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Apr 2006, 06:11    Post subject:  

here is my /root/.qt/qtrc

It has some entries related to my KDE-installation, but maybe the palette -entries will work without KDE:

Code:
[3.3]
libraryPath=/mnt/live/memory/images/06_kde_base.mo/opt/kde/lib/kde3/plugins/:/opt/kde/lib/kde3/plugins/:/root/.kde/lib/kde3/plugins/

[General]
GUIEffects=general^efademenu^eanimatecombo^efadetooltip^e
enableXft=true
font=Sans Serif,10,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
style=Plastik
useXft=true

[KDE]
contrast=7
kdeAddedLibraryPaths=/mnt/live/memory/images/06_kde_base.mo/opt/kde/lib/kde3/plugins/^e/opt/kde/lib/kde3/plugins/^e/root/.kde/lib/kde3/plugins/^e

[KWinPalette]
activeBackground=#3e91eb
activeBlend=#3e91eb
activeForeground=#ffffff
activeTitleBtnBg=#dcdcdc
frame=#eae9e8
inactiveBackground=#afd6ff
inactiveBlend=#ecf8ff
inactiveForeground=#83a1c5
inactiveFrame=#eae9e8
inactiveTitleBtnBg=#dcdcdc

[Palette]
active=#000000^e#eeeade^e#ffffff^e#fffffc^e#555552^e#c6c6bf^e#000000^e#ffffff^e#000000^e#ffffff^e#eeeee6^e#000000^e#4a79cd^e#ffffff^e#0000c0^e#800080^e
disabled=#808080^e#eeeade^e#ffffff^e#fffffc^e#555552^e#c6c6bf^e#c6c6bf^e#ffffff^e#808080^e#ffffff^e#eeeee6^e#000000^e#3d65aa^e#ffffff^e#0000c0^e#800080^e
inactive=#000000^e#eeeade^e#ffffff^e#fffffc^e#555552^e#c6c6bf^e#000000^e#ffffff^e#000000^e#ffffff^e#eeeee6^e#000000^e#4a79cd^e#ffffff^e#0000c0^e#800080^e



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SamSung

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Apr 2006, 08:48    Post subject:  

Cheers Mark the palette entries did make a difference, I experimented with different combinations, and could not get anything satisfactory to match the gtk that I was using. So I changed the GTK theme in the end to look more like the QT apps and now both the QT and the GTK apps look similar enough.

Thanks for the help
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