Industrial modified

One of my all time favourite GTK2 themes is the good old Industrial, part of the gtk-engines. I even maintain at SBo the GTK1 Industrial engine/theme. Unfortunatelly, there is no port to GTK3 and seems there will not be anytime soon. Just as with almost all famous GTK2 engines/themes. New themes are emerging following the flat design fashion that I am really not fond of.
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Run an application with a specific GTK2 theme

I want to run an application with a GTK2 theme that is different from the global one. Searching the Arch Linux wiki, pointed me to their solution. Read the rest of this entry »


Tangoish clearlooking KDE

Every now and then, I get the masochistic urge to set up KDE to my liking. Don’t get me wrong, KDE is a great desktop IMO. Simply, for a person who prefers the simplicity of GTK, this can be a challenging task. Also, I like to have a consistent look and feel of my desktop, so I have to select matching themes for QT4, GTK3, GTK2 and (yes!) GTK1. Read the rest of this entry »


32bit GTK2 dialogs on a Slackware x86_64 -multilib system

I made my Slackware64 14.1 multilib. Programs that are 32bit run fine, including the non static Skype from SBo. However, the GTK2 file open dialogues of 32bit programs like Adobe Reader and KompoZer did not display any icons. Read the rest of this entry »


Customizing KDE4

Well, though I really like XFCE, I have to admit there are several really nice things in KDE. One of them is the power management options and the integration between the power manager and the screensaver. Another one is the customization of the keyboard layouts. For example, I like to keep two major layouts to be switched with ALT + SHIFT and two extra that can be selected with the mouse. Read the rest of this entry »