Difference between revisions of "Set all Qt app's to use GTK+ font & theme settings"

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As root, create '''/etc/profile.d/qt.style.overide.sh'''
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As root, create '''/etc/profile.d/qt.style.overide.ah'''
  
To do that you will need to start your favourite text editor in root mode. You can this by using sudo <your text editor's name> in the terminal (or however else you get your editor to create a new file as root).
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To do that you will need to start your favourite text editor in root mode. You can achieve this by using the following command at the terminal $ prompt (swap the to the text editor of your choice):
  
Copy the following into your text editor's new empty file with this path & name:
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sudo medit /etc/profile.d/qt.style.overide.sh
  
'''/etc/profile.d/qt.style.overide.sh'''
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Then copy the following into your text editor's new empty file:
  
 
  ## Following was created to make Qt app's use GTK+  
 
  ## Following was created to make Qt app's use GTK+  

Revision as of 13:29, 12 December 2015

Introduction

This fix is particularly helpful for people that run 1080p or higher screen resolutions on largish monitors. As apart from making your Qt app's use your GTK+ theme (colours & such) it will make them use your font settings. Which for me makes all the difference to my eyes, as I need to use large fonts.


How do you do it?

As root, create /etc/profile.d/qt.style.overide.ah

To do that you will need to start your favourite text editor in root mode. You can achieve this by using the following command at the terminal $ prompt (swap the to the text editor of your choice):

sudo medit /etc/profile.d/qt.style.overide.sh 

Then copy the following into your text editor's new empty file:

## Following was created to make Qt app's use GTK+ 
## font & theme settings:

export QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE=GTK+

Save the file & reboot.


Results

After saving the file & rebooting, I then, with trepidation, opened the Qt 5.5 program called PkgBrowser... It looked just like my other GTK+ app's on my Openbox system (there is no accounting for taste!). I was very happy.


PkgBrowser.GTK+.png

Here is a picture of the Qt 5.5 PkgBrowser program open full screen on my 1080p Openbox (GTK2) box. It is using my custom dark theme & my large font settings. My eyes love it.


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