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Refering to this question, there are two different versions of the Autokey program: Autokey (Qt-based) and Autokey-GTK. What are the differences between a Qt-based program and the GTK one and are there any differences from the point of view of the user?

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GTK and Qt are user interface toolkits and frameworks. GTK is the standard toolkit for GNOME/Ubuntu while Qt is used in KDE/Kubuntu. From the user's point of view I'd say it's just the looks that differ.

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+1 Ta get you a silver. :) –  NightwishFan Dec 29 '10 at 12:50
could you elaborate where the looks differ? afais plain-qt applications integrate seamlessly into e.g. ambiance desktops. –  flying sheep Jun 12 '11 at 16:23
Actually,Qt applications blend in without a hitch most of the time wth your GNOME desktop. –  Cumulus007 Sep 4 '12 at 13:22

Aside from small differences in layout and appearance, the GTK version also has a quick search feature for shortcuts/abbreviations that QT doesn't have which allows you to use a hotkey like CTRL + SPACE to bring up a search box to quickly find abbreviations. This helps quite a bit when you have hundreds of abbreviations to try to remember.

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