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[[Category:Eye candy (English)]]
[[Category:Desktop environments (English)]]
[[Category:HOWTOs (English)]]
{{i18n_entry|English|Howto make GTK apps look nice}}
{{i18n_entry|Español|Cómo hacer que las aplicaciones GTK se vean bien}}
= GTK1应用程序 =
有时你会用旧的GTK1应用程序(就像xmms), 你会知道它们看起来并不漂亮. 这是因为它们使用丑陋的默认主题.
# download and install some nice theme
# change the theme
Some nice themes are in [extra]. To install it:
# pacman -S gtk-smooth-engine
To change the theme you can use gtk-theme-switch:
# pacman -S gtk-theme-switch
then run it with 'switch' command. That's all. Isn't it better looking now? :)
= GTK2 Apps =
For GTK2 apps (e.g. Pidgin), methods to change theme include: <code>gtk-theme-switch2</code>, <code>gtk-chtheme</code> or <code>gtk2_prefs</code>. There is also <code>lxappearance</code>, a DE independent configuration tool from the LXDE project. It doesn't require any other parts of LXDE. So once you have made your mind do one of the following:
# pacman -S gtk-theme-switch2
# pacman -S gtk-chtheme
# pacman -S gtk2_prefs
# pacman -S lxappearance
You probably would like to install some themes too. The popular ''Clearlooks'' theme is included within the <code>gtk-engines</code> package:
# pacman -S gtk-engines
Further themes can be installed with:
# pacman -S gtk2-themes-collection
Now run either <code>switch2</code> or <code>gtk-chtheme</code> or <code>gtk2_prefs</code>, depending on what you chose before and change the theme to your liking.
If you want to change the icon theme of GTK2 Applications, then you have to modify or add in the file <code>~/.gtkrc-2.0</code> the following line (here the icon theme is set to Tango):
gtk-icon-theme-name = "Tango"
...more gtk2 settings...
= GTK with QT =
If you have GTK and QT(KDE) applications on you desktop then you know their looks don't blend well. If you wish to make your GTK styles match your QT styles please read [[Uniform look for QT and GTK apps]].

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