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 »

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 »

LibreOffice in KDE4

I prefer to make LibreOffice behave as a GTK+ application in KDE4. Somehow, it looks and feels better this way. To do this, I simply added the following line in /usr/bin/libreoffice (in the beginning, before the rest of the variables): Read the rest of this entry »

KDE 4 and intel video

Got a ThinkPad and decided to give a full featured and fancy KDE 4 a try. Very nice deskop environment, indeed. However every now and then, the computer would just lock up. Freeze. Nothing but resetting it from the power button would help. Read the rest of this entry »