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    Default Make Cirrus look good under Ubuntu

    By default Cirrus looks really bad running under Ubuntu because Cirrus uses QT and Ubuntu does not include any decent QT3 themes. This is fairly easy to fix, however. From the command-line run:

    sudo apt-get install qt3-qtconfig polymer kde-style-klearlook

    Then download and unzip the attached qtrc.zip into you ~/.qt directory (or ~/.qt3 if you have that instead). If you don't have either, then create ~/.qt and put it there (fyi ~ means you home directory)

    After copying the file run:
    /usr/bin/qtconfig-qt3

    - On the first tab select either Polymer or Plastik as the "GUI Style" if it isn't already selected
    - I changed the font on the fonts tab to "Bitstream Vera Sans"
    - You can mess with whatever else you want to change the look of qt apps like Cirrus
    - Save and exit qtconfig

    I attached a before and after screenshot of Cirrus running on my system.
    Last edited by schickb; 25-Oct-2007 at 04:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schickb View Post
    I attached a before and after screenshot of Cirrus running on my system.
    Is that really "after and before"? The first screenshot looks much nicer to me (but I'm not an Ubuntu user).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Marjolein Katsma
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    Yep, the one on the right is named "Cirrus-before.png".

    We'll see about improving the non-themed appearance a bit. I think Qt comes with a Windows-like theme that might look better if there isn't a KDE one available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjolein Katsma View Post
    Is that really "after and before"? The first screenshot looks much nicer to me (but I'm not an Ubuntu user).
    Yes, I uploaded them in the wrong order. As Craig mentioned, see the file names.

    The "before" shot is actually my best impression of the real before since I had already installed the mentioned packages and made changes when I took that screenshot. My recollection is that it actually looked worse than that (particularly the fonts).

    Craig I don't remember which qt3/kde styles existed before I installed stuff, but this seems to be a common Ubuntu complaint. Almost all Qt apps look terrible on a default install, not just Cirrus.

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