When I start any Qt app, I get this message in the terminal, and the Qt app doesn't use the same theme as my Gtk apps:

QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.

How do I make QGtkStyle detect my current GTK+ theme?

It seems that LXDE is using a settings daemon, and there is no gtkrc-2.0 file in my home folder.

  • I have the same problem running Medusa4 (a cad programme), but I'm not sure I have the .grkrc-2.0 file anywhere. I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Could someone help? Thanks in advance
    – user274075
    Apr 25, 2014 at 10:03

1 Answer 1


Try with:

export GTK2_RC_FILES="$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0"

Also make sure you defined a theme in yout gtkrc-2.0 like this:


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