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MX17 - KDE?

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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#31 Post by cgriffin » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:28 pm

I'm OK with screwing things up in XFCE, I like KDE and I have a core-i7 with 16gb RAM so I want my full desktop environment.
If I really screw it up, no biggie I will just wipe and reinstall. I sometimes do that for fun anyways, just to keep things fresh. All files and documents are in dropbox and spideroak, media is on another partition that's not affected. The only pain is logging into browsers, turning on Sync, and getting all of the email accounts set up in Thunderbird again.

I got full KDE installed and it's running in a dark mode with the Compass Icon theme, I'm liking it so far.
My only problem is that there are some apps (such as Firefox) where the dialogs have both a dark background and dark text. Also Thunderbird looks like crap. I wish I could force Thunderbird to not use the dark background while everything else did.

Anyways, if anyone has some quick tips to help me fix these two niggling details I would really appreciate it, but I can live with it.

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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#32 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:48 pm

you can override firefox and thunderbird default theme like this

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env GTK_THEME=Adwaita /usr/bin/firefox
where GTK_THEME is a gtk theme.
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#33 Post by cgriffin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:18 pm

Thanks, this works beautifully.
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#34 Post by m_pav » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:37 am

Mauser wrote: That's not always so. When I had MX-16.1 and ran KDE on it, certain things changed in Xfce which I found out later it was from the settings I changed in KDE also affected Xfce.
I can see how you'd come to have the impression that's what I meant, maybe I could have written it a little differently, however, my focus in making those statements was on the "Base System", not the current user profile settings. For example, on a system that has been "contaminated" by a different desktop UI which was subsequently removed, create a new user and the skeleton laid down for the new user account profile will be pure, as if never touched and XFCE will operate identically to a fresh install, however, the Base System will continue to be scarred by remnants left behind from the secondary UI.
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#35 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:00 am

There is also a reset method we have in the Wiki in the Great Xfce Collection:

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/xfce/xfce-comm ... ult%20Xfce

(Not sure it would work in this case...)
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#36 Post by richb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:27 am

m_pav wrote: That's not always so. When I had MX-16.1 and ran KDE on it, certain things changed in Xfce which I found out later it was from the settings I changed in KDE also affected Xfce.


My experience has been somewhat different. I have seen no issues that bother me when using KDE System Settings spilling over to XFCE
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#37 Post by m_pav » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:15 am

mime type settings, not xfce settings
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#38 Post by Max17 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:12 am

How long is 16.1 snapshot going to be supported?
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#39 Post by asqwerth » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:16 am

https://wiki.debian.org/LTS

MX15 to 16.1 are Debian Jessie-based.

After that you won't get any more security updates.
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Re: MX17 - KDE?

#40 Post by richb » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:23 am

Getting a FORBIDDEN message with that link. Actually with all Debian wiki links. Do you have to join their website to get access?
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