View Full Version : [kubuntu] Arc Theme and Themes in general in Kubuntu 16.04 have the colour palette all wrong

September 27th, 2016, 04:59 PM


I'm new to ubuntu with almost limited experience in linux.

I recently upgraded to kubuntu and its amazing. Except for a few things.

I'm a huge fan of the dark themes, so you can guess how elated I was on finding an inbuilt dark theme in Kubuntu.

So I put that on and wham! The dolphin file browser has a black background (like its supposed to) but the icons are all wrongly coloured because of which they almost seem invisible! A sight for gore eyes!

I looked online for a solution and it seems the color settings, subheading "View" needed to be changed. I tried many combinations and was able to fix the background thing on dolphin at least.

I tried the bright theme too, its all fine and dandy too, until you go and select a folder in dolphin and then hover over it aaaaaand its gone! poof! dissaperado!

I chalked up the above problems on the themes themselves and went on with life. I explored the wonders of the KDE desktop environment and man is it fine. damn.

Anyways, I went off my knockers when I came across the Arc theme. Well hello there.

I went over the github page and followed the instructions. Installed it and looks amazing, at least the part that does work though!

So as it happens to be this https://raw.githubusercontent.com/varlesh/Arc-Dark-KDE/master/preview.png is what the Arc theme is supposed to look like for people and maybe even does for many.

is sadly what happens for me.


:mad: :( ](*,)

September 27th, 2016, 05:10 PM
... This (https://i.imgur.com/ac2mg9P.png) is sadly what happens for me.
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September 27th, 2016, 06:03 PM

Frogs Hair
September 28th, 2016, 08:09 PM
Make sure gtk2-engines-murrine are installed. I've not used arc themes on KDE only Gnome.

October 1st, 2016, 09:00 AM
Make sure gtk2-engines-murrine are installed. I've not used arc themes on KDE only Gnome.

on doing

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gtk2-engines-murrine is already the newest version (0.98.2-0ubuntu2.2).
gtk2-engines-murrine set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded.

October 29th, 2016, 10:20 AM

Frogs Hair
October 30th, 2016, 04:58 PM
I see special instructions for Kubuntu 16.04 in the readme file included with the theme , did you use those instructions ?