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I just installed kde and i like it very much and have themed it up abit. My laptop

Like all that lightblue design, but how do i change the theme for gnome applications like nautilus or marlin? and also how do i change the gray color of kmess and chromium and many other apps?

i installed kde with this command

sudo apt-get install kde-full
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Are you trying to make GNOME Applications Look Like KDE Applications? – Mitch May 31 '12 at 15:38
i think so.. :P – Jeggy May 31 '12 at 15:56
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Oxygen widget theme for GTK+/GTK3-based applications

The Kubuntu /1/ is using the gtk2-engines-oxygen /2/ and the gtk3-engines-oxygen /3/ as part of the desktop.

If you don't want to use the Kubuntu desktop you could install the gtk2/gtk3 engines.

Installing KDE

By the Ubuntu community wiki - Installing KDE /4/:

If you choose to not install kubuntu-desktop, then you can still get all the Kubuntu-specific tweaks by installing the kubuntu-default-settings package.


Other options:

PPA package search: => A PPA:


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I just installed them all, kde-full, kubuntu-desktop, kde-plasma-desktop and now it have the same gray color as all others apps. How can i change the color? – Jeggy May 31 '12 at 21:28

In-order to change the theme for gnome applications, See this site

use this if you like to use KDE but still keep the GNOME applications.

Let me know if that what you`re looking for.

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I tried to follow that "how to" but im stuck at installing 'oxygen-gtk' I don't have KPackageKit. and don't know how to get it. – Jeggy May 31 '12 at 16:33
You can install it using Synaptic Package Manager – Mitch May 31 '12 at 17:05
@jeggy If this answered your question, you may mark this answer as accepted. – Mitch May 31 '12 at 17:57

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