Changing KDevelop style

Milian Wolff mail at
Sun Apr 24 13:09:30 UTC 2016

On Donnerstag, 21. April 2016 19:11:35 CEST Aleix Pol wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 6:12 PM, Alexander Zhigalin
> <alexander at> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Currently we have 2 main themes: Breeze and Breeze Dark.
> > The dark Breeze is very cool.
> > However, in Breeze Dark all non-QT applications and most of Plasma widgets
> > are pretty ugly :(
> > So, I won't set Breeze Dark as the system theme.
> > But I like the Dark KDevelop very much.
> > And now I have 2 questions:


I second your desires and have hit issues with non-Qt applications misbehaving 
under a dark color scheme myself.

> > Should we implement a theme changing menu as it was done in Krita?
> I doubt it.

I actually don't think it's such a bad idea (not as a menu entry, but inside 
the settings). Qt Creator and other IDEs do the same. Bonus points if we make 
sure to update the Kate color scheme properly as well, there are still a few 
bugs here and there.

That said, I agree with Aleix as well:

> > How I can use the --style <style> flag to start KDevelop with Breeze Dark?
> That's for QStyle plugins, not for color schemes. Maybe it would make
> sense to establish an environment variable? it would be easier to
> override the color theme there. Look into the plasma-integration
> repository for this.

Having a generic way to apply this on a per-application level would be nice to 
have. But that would not be "enough" as it is not very discoverable for 
newcomers. But maybe start with this and lay the foundation that can then be 
used for a setting.

Milian Wolff
mail at
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