KDE's theme/style configuration file

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at chch.ox.ac.uk
Sun Sep 4 11:23:02 BST 2005

> I'm trying to find where KDE keeps its configuration (as a file) about
> theme/style settings.

$KDEHOME defaults to ~/.kde, but some distros modify it.

> I'll be more specific. My company ships a GNOME based desktop, but our
> burning CD application is K3b. K3b doesn't integrates fair well into our
> desktop, mostly because it doesn't have the same look of the rest of the
> desktop, i.e., all the GNOME apps.

There's gtk-qt, although that styles gtk apps with Qt themes, which I
suppose is the converse of what you want. Anyway, you can find it here:

> If this kind of setting is done trought /etc/kderc, where can I find all
> the parameters/tags/options accepted by this file?

I don't know where you can find all of the options (apart from grepping some
KDE sources). I'd suggest the following: set up a full KDE (libs, base, the
apps you want), and set it up as you want. Then just copy
~/.kde/share/config/* and maybe ~/.kde/share/apps/* to the new user
account. There's also a way to change settings for all users. See:

KDE Documentation Team: http://i18n.kde.org/doc
KDE Documentation Online: http://docs.kde.org

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