Multi color KDE

Various Stuff

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This isnt a theme or a hack.. Its (to my knowledge) an undocumented feature of KDE.

You can change the colorscheme, theme, fonts and many other elements of individual KDE apps on your desktop as my screenshot shows.

Its done by adding some lines to the program in question ~/.kde/share/config/*rc file.

For instance konqueror, which uses ~/.kde/share/config/konquerorrc

if you were to add the following lines:

[general]
alternateBackground=238,246,255
background=238,238,230
buttonBackground=238,234,222
buttonForeground=0,0,0
selectBackground=171,171,171
selectForeground=0,0,0
windowBackground=255,255,255
windowForeground=0,0,0
widgetStyle=Keramik

You would have a konqueror that would use the above colors and theme regardless of the rest of your desktop.

You can also change, fonts, icon theme, mouse preferences.. almost anything.

If you want to know all the available options look in ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

Dont like all those numeric color values? u can always make a color scheme kcontrol/colors and then use

[kde]
colorScheme=blabla

I dont know if this is well known but I certainly havent ever seen someone use this, so experiement and have fun.

metrol

16 years ago

Where this might really play interesting is in 3rd Party apps. For instance, I've often wanted to configure a darker sort of color scheme, but this wacks out apps like NEdit. I know I could turn off KDE's mucking with non-KDE apps, but I do like having a consistent look.

Any ideas on how to apply differently between KDE and non-KDE applications?

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telex

16 years ago

I didn't realise you could do that. Then again I'd never looked. It's an interesting feature, even though it's unlikely to be very useful for many people. Still, I can see it being potentially useful for those with sight disabilities, and it might look quite nice as well.

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