I am running Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity, Cinnamon, XCFE, and KDE installed. Every time I run KDE, the KDE theme appears in all the applications when run on any of the other desktops. I'd really appreciate it if I could get this fixed. If a picture would be helpful, I can add one. Thanks!

  • This question has a fix. It only works once per login though.
    – Seth
    Jan 1 '13 at 3:50
  • sorry, I miss-worded that. It only works once per login. So you need to repeat it every login. That is why I didn't post it as an answer.
    – Seth
    Jan 1 '13 at 3:56
  • Actually, feel free to post it as an answer. It did work even though I logged in again. Thanks!
    – nick
    Jan 1 '13 at 3:57
  • Login to KDE then log back into Unity. KDE overwrites the theme files.
    – Seth
    Jan 1 '13 at 3:58
  • Yes, it will. But I was only concerned about the Unity files, so it doesn't matter to me. I understand KDE will overwrite them, but I don't use KDE a lot, so it will work great. You supplied the answer I needed. Thanks again!
    – nick
    Jan 1 '13 at 3:59

If you delete any .gtkrc files in your HOME directory and then select an Ambiance theme it will rewrite the theme files with Unity presets.

Note: files beginning with a . (period) are hidden. To view them in Nautilus press CTRL + H or use ls -a in a terminal.


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