I've been using xubuntu for the past few months and have been continuously struggling to understand why almost every time i install a new program, it looks like something from windows 95:
I included the file manager in the screenshot for an example of how I have configured the desktop appearance in the system settings.
- I've tried installing
qtconfig-qt4but changing settings there has no effect.
- I installed
qt5ctand it won't launch due to an error:
the qt_qpa_platformtheme environment variable is not set correctly
- I've tried setting the environment variable to
qt5ctas suggested in some forums, and this also has no effect.
- I've also tried running
QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME="qt5ct" qt5ctwhich launches the Qt5 theme chooser. But choosing any theme does nothing other than change the theme of the theme chooser itself.
- I've added
export QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE=gtkto my
~/.bashrcfile and this does nothing either.
Additionally, while it may or may not be related, trying to change the theme using
gtk-theme-switch2 appears to work but then after closing the program i get the following error appear on-screen:
What am I doing wrong?