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I am using Kubuntu with KDE 4.5.3. When I run KDE applications with root privilage the Theme/UI does not look same/unify with my theme. How to fix it?

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copy the kde theme config into root's home...i'm being horribly inspecific that's why it's a comment not an answer. – RobotHumans Nov 27 '10 at 11:26

You can change the root theme/ui permatenly with:

$ sudo systemsettings

Otherwise you can copy all your kde configuration to root by:

$ sudo cp -R ~/.kde* /root/
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I don't see this working! I used sudo systemsettings to define bigger fonts. Still when using the user managegement (which is a sudo application of course) I get the small fonts again. "sudo systemsettings doesN#t work crrectly. With your other solution my problem is, I only want the appearance settings not all application settings... Any better suggestions? thx – piedro May 10 '12 at 9:55

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