I recently installed the i3 Window Manager and have fallen thoroughly in love with it. However, it's rather ugly...
I followed the instructions here for getting started, and one of the points was adding the
exec --no-startup-id gnome-settings-daemon line to the
~/.i3/config file that was supposed to make everything look good again. However, after re-logging, nothing seems to have changed.
Now, I'm guessing that those instructions were intended for use with an Ubuntu install that uses GNOME as the default DE and I use Unity.
I also looked at this question, which points to installing
lxappearance for this issue in Awesome Window Manager. However, I again doubt this would apply to my case, since I use Unity & it's i3 I'm dealing with.
Does anyone know what I need to do to "de-uglify" i3? I really like it, and I'll probably continue using it even if I don't have the nice GTK themes, but obviously it would be nicer to have things looking pretty again.