View Full Version : [gnome] New look for KDE applications in Gnome

April 26th, 2008, 07:09 AM
I am sure that there has been tons of threads like that before, but i decided to make my humble contribution to this awesome community and share with you how i made KDE applications look better in Gnome.

In my work I used following guides:
and also some files from here:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Ubuntu+Human+Cookies+Mod?content=58644 (which is basically a set of stuff to make Kubuntu look like Ubuntu)

So, you want to start with getting kcontrol. Execute the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install kcontrol

Then you can open it using


The first thing you should do is navigate to Fonts menu and change fonts to a more Gnome-like:
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3340/fontsuy8.th.png (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fontsuy8.png)

Then download files from here the following sources:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Human_KDE+Mod.+-Form.+HumanKDEKanpio+Mod?content=58968 ( you need both archives)
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Human+(Dapper)?content=39402 (copy this to a text file and save it with extension .kcsrc)

and use them to alter color scheme, theme and icons:
.kcsrc for colors
bctangokde_07.tar.gz and Human_kde.tar.gz for icons ( note that both should be installed but you need to choose Human_kde as your icon theme)
42746-Kubuntu Human.kth for theme

That's it! You are good to go! I normally use Amarok and Ktorrent and both look really great now. I would say that they are even nicer then some native GTK applications.

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/9554/ktorrentxs8.th.png (http://img410.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ktorrentxs8.png)

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6676/amarokms4.th.png (http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amarokms4.png)

PS. I hope someone will find this mini-guide helpful

April 26th, 2008, 06:23 PM
I've also noticed that other QT-based third-party applications like Skype or aMule get a better look with this one.