Is there a way to make KDE applications (like digiKam) look native in GNOME?


First you need the KDE's "System settings" application by installing systemsettings from the Software Center.

Search the dash for System settings and launch it . Then make the following changes:

  • under Style → Applications → Widget style, select GTK+
  • under Colors, select the colours to match your GTK theme or download the Ambiance colour scheme .
  • under Icons → Theme, select the icon theme you are using in GTK apps
  • under Fonts select "Ubuntu", size 11
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    Shouldn't be that configuration default in ubuntu? It would look much better, and less uncompatible. Any reason why it's not default? – Rafał Cieślak Feb 4 '11 at 17:37
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    @rafalcieslak feel free to ask a new question :) – 8128 Feb 5 '11 at 7:45
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    It's probably better to suggest installing the QT-4 configurator instead of the KDE Systemsettings manager - since the QT configurator does the same job for this case and has less dependencies. – RolandiXor Apr 17 '11 at 23:29
  • @Alaukik: relax dude... and actually I think you're wrong cause I've used QT's configurator in the past for the same purpose. – RolandiXor Apr 18 '11 at 16:37
  • The package @RolandiXor suggests is called qt4-qtconfig. – Tobu Sep 8 '13 at 21:38

In Ubuntu 18.04, what worked for me was:

sudo apt-get install qt5-style-plugins

This is taken from the ArchLinux documentation. It also recommends setting the QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=gtk2 environment variable, but I did not need that.

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