KDE and non-KDE apps

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Thu Jun 19 16:09:57 BST 2003

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On Thursday June 19, 2003 08:03, Craig Drummond wrote:
> > > In the colors KControl module there's the option to "Apply colors to
> > > non KDE apps". Is there any reason why someone would *not* want this
> > > to happen? (Basically I'm thinking about remving the option and
> > > always setting the colours - and renaming the .gtkrc-kde file to
> > > $kdehome/share/config/gtkrc   (one less hidden file in my home
> > > dir!))
> >
> > Yes. KDE shoudln't forcibly change user configurations without a way
> > to turn that off.  That setting has been known to make some apps
> > unusable.
> Ok fair point - that's why I asked. Which apps does it affect BTW? The
> gtkrc stuff only seems to set colours, so I don't see how it could hurt
> an app that much.

Well, I've had people in #kde-users over the years have problems.  I can't 
think of the specific ones, but people had problems with fonts, colors, 
you name it.

This isn't just GTK involved after all.  There are other toolkits like 
Motif that are affected.
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