I use this, and mainly run KDE. You can easily install gtk themes and pick and chose which one all your gtk apps will use, or use one of the qt themes ported to gtk that come with kde. In the end, I don't think anyone can be really mad at either toolkit - it is just like how Java Swing skins everything its own way and doesn't accept any theming at all. My only gripe is that gtk2 and gtk3 apps can look radically different under the same theme, and aspects of one don't necessarily correlate to the other 1 to 1 all the time, so some themes look fine with gtk2 apps and look like ass in gtk2 or vice versa. That might be a problem with old versions of qt, but I just haven't run into any qt apps not built against 4 anymore.Quote:
No, GTK is not that flexible. The only thing that can be done is to use the same theme for both GTK and Qt. For example, QtCurve or Oxygen.
I want to clarify the directions the GNOME project is taking, and to explain the rationale for various decisions. My end goal is to make people understand the project better, and trust it again.
See, I don't really care about the rationale behind Gnome3's design decisions. Not sure where "trust" enters into the equation unless it's of the form "Trust us, our way works better" in which case the hubris is both astounding and offensive. Anyway, you didn't lose me as a user because I stopped trusting you. You lost me as a user because the new environment interfered with my workflow and, hence, productivity. Worse, it wasn't clear how to tweak things to feel productive again.
The reason for that is not because Gnome 3 is better; it is not. In fact; KDE4 is the most advanced, beautiful desktop with top notch functionality and has superb resource management.
So the reason I went with Gnome 3 is simple; I have Attention Deficit Disorder and Gnome 3 strips visual noice and forces me to organize workspaces. With a dual monitor setup and basic tiling, this kicks ass for me.
Gnome 2 was just KDE4 stripped from usefulness, but Gnome 3 is different and just hits the usability sweetspot for me; Windows 7 tiling, expose effect to organize everything (not just windows) and a notification mechanism that doesn't torture my attention.
If I didn't have ADD, I would definately be using KDE4, though.
1. The Icon-only Taskbar gets installed with the KDE Plasma Addons package in your distro.
2. The weather plasmoid is yaWP, your distro can carry that package too.
3. The menu is Lancelot.
4. The background is KDE DreamDesktop. You can download it from here: http://www.jarzebski.pl/dreamdesktop...-0.1.0.tar.bz2
I do want to mention IconTasks is a must have, and I hope that kde considers including it in the base set of applets. That applet is magic since it can use the unity specific extensions some applications have for controls.
But yeah, KDE is stupid customizable, and you can get plasma to look like anything.