Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME

Frederic Crozat fred at
Sun Jul 24 17:29:03 BST 2011

Le 24 juil. 2011 14:35, "Aurélien Gâteau" <agateau at> a écrit :
> Le 24/07/2011 12:55, Giovanni Campagna a écrit :
>> Which is a KDE bug. You should use GNOME shortcuts when possible. I
>> mean, Gtk has emacs and Mac OS modes for keybindings, I doubt Qt hasn't
>> something similar.
>> It is true that you can change KDE theme without changing the GTK one,
>> but why would one want that? I want the look and feel of my system to be
>> consistent, even when different apps or toolkits are used, and I want
>> one place to configure the theme.
>> (or none, if I'm using GNOME3 </rant>)
>> KDE apps under GNOME should use gnome-keyring, not kwallet: that's what
>> org.freedesktop.Secrets is for.
> What about the other way around BTW? Do GNOME applications running on a
> KDE workspace follow KDE keybindings, theme, palette, fonts and icon
> theme? Do they use kwallet instead of gnome-keyring? If they don't I
> guess there is also a use for running GNOME System Settings on a KDE
> workspace.

Well, I wrote xsettings-kde in 2007 which
exports kde settings as xsettings and causes GNOME/GTK applications to
follow KDE settings. Unfortunately, this code has never been integrated in

Frédéric Crozat
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