Re: Gnome apps in KDE

On Friday 20 September 2002 04:26 pm, Ben FrantzDale honored me with this 
> Your ~/.gtkrc file should be the file you are looking for.
> --Ben
> On Fri, 2002-09-20 at 12:02, Jay DeKing wrote:
> > I'm cross-posting this to Gnome and KDE since both wm's are involved.
> >
> > When I run Gnome-based apps in KDE, they have the grey "Gradient" theme
> > (from old Gnome), which makes them hard to read at the top of the dialog
> > box - small black text on a dark grey background - especially if it is a
> > tall dialog. I cannot figure out where they are getting this setting;
> > when I boot into Gnome, I don't have the Gradient theme chosen (though I
> > did at one time, about a year and a half ago) and the same apps do not
> > display in gradient form; nor do they when logged in as root under KDE.
> > Changing my Gnome theme does not seem to affect the theme used by Gnome
> > apps under KDE
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jay aka "Florida Yankee"
> > _______________________________________________

Thanks Ben. I found the following based on your tip:
 1) that my .gtkrc sourced two other .gtkrc files located in far off 
subdirectories (and had no other commands in it)
 2) that root did not possess a .gtkrc file at all, only a .gtkrc-kde file
 3) that my .gtkrc-kde differed drastically from the one possessed by root, 
which was much sparser and leaner

So what I did was:
 1) renamed my .gtkrc and .gtkrc-kde files to _gtkrc and _gtkrc-kde, so I 
could restore them in case of gross error
 2) as root, copied /root/.gtkrc-kde to my normal user home directory and set 
the proper ownership and group properties
 3) popped back to normal user status and tried a number of Gnome apps. All 
worked fine, none had the Gradient theme, all had the boring flat default 
theme - but they were legible.

Many Thanks,
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