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#1 2012-11-26 22:11:08

orschiro
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[solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

Hello,

Is it possible to have Skype using the Adwaita GTK3 theme on a 64Bit system?

I only get the following error:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

(skype:8290): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

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Last edited by orschiro (2012-12-02 10:02:16)

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#2 2012-11-26 23:40:58

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

No. Skype is compiled with the qt graphics library.

You might be able to emulate the general appearance of your GTK theme, but don't expect miracles.


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#3 2012-11-27 00:29:42

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

The closest I could get was by using QtConfig (run the command qtconfig in a terminal as a normal user) and setting the default GUI style in GTK instead of Qt, Clearlooks or any other option. But no, I'm using Gnome 3.6.2 and I can't get skype fully integrated with my GTK theme.


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#4 2012-11-27 01:01:05

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

I applied the qtconfig suggestion. But now it looks even uglier.

Screenshot: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8902804/Screenshots/Skype.png

Does Skype look the same for you on Gnome with Adwaita?

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#5 2012-11-27 02:14:18

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

I applied the qtconfig suggestion and it worked flawlessly with the theme bleufear on a fully up-to-date system. I have not tried Adwaita though.

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#6 2012-11-27 06:49:22

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

@DiscipleOfDante,

Can you post a screenshot how it looks like? It is certainly a problem of Skype with Adwaita since Virtualbox uses the Adwaita theme.

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#7 2012-11-27 08:59:11

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

Just to point out that skype is 32bit application.
Try suggestions from wiki


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#8 2012-11-27 20:04:16

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

I already tried the settings proposed in the wiki. No luck.

But just to clarify. Does Skype need a GTK2 theme to work properly?

And is there an Adwaita GTK2 theme at all?

EDIT:

Skype looks somewhat acceptable when I use this qtconfig settings: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8902804/Screen … gSkype.png

However, every time I open qtconfig again all my settings are reverted back to default. Is that the same for you?

Last edited by orschiro (2012-11-27 21:01:10)

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#9 2012-11-27 22:55:52

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

@orschiro - I believe you do need a GTK2 theme. There are some GTK2 ports or look-a-likes such as:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gtk-theme-adwaita-x/
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gtk-theme-aldabra/

As for qtconfig, after changing settings did you go to File -> Save Settings? I don't remember the exact wording, or if its necessary but its worth a shot.

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#10 2012-11-28 06:42:36

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

As for qtconfig, after changing settings did you go to File -> Save Settings? I don't remember the exact wording, or if its necessary but its worth a shot.

Yes I did that. The settings that I changed were for Active Palette.

Just a final thought on the GTK2 theme. Please correct me if I am wrong.

First of all I would need a GTK2 port of the Adwaita theme, together with the package lib32-gtk2 and/or lib32-gtk-engines (do I need both?).

Then I would have to create a ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file with the theme name of the port in it.

Is that correct? I am asking because that is what I did but Skype still does not apply the theme settings. Could somebody else with Adwaita theme test this?

Last edited by orschiro (2012-11-28 06:43:41)

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#11 2012-11-28 06:50:53

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

If you don't already have one, you can install a GTK2-based application (ex. geany, pcmanfm) to check if your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 is fine.

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#12 2012-12-02 10:01:05

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

I resolved the issue.

1. Install Adwaita-X theme from AUR together with lib32-gtk2. You do not need to install lib32-gtk-engines.
2. Create ~/.gtkrc-2.0 with gtk-theme-name = "Adwaita-X" in it.
3. Add export GTK2_RC_FILES="/etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0" to your ~/.xinitrc.

Skype should now use the Adwaita-X gtk2 port on a 64bit system. You do not need to change or set anything in qtconfig.

If you then launch skype you may still receive the following messages:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

(skype:8290): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "adwaita",

The first one just says that you need to install lib32-libcanberra-pulse from multilib repo.

As for the second warning I do not know how to get rid of that since I cannot reproduce why skype still looks for the adwaita theme although Adwaita-X was specified in the gtkrc file.

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Last edited by orschiro (2012-12-02 10:04:17)

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#13 2013-08-30 20:38:14

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

This hasn't worked for me.


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#14 2013-08-30 21:06:43

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Re: [solved] Skype GTK3 theme with Gnome and Adwaita theme

Don't necrobump: particularly with empty posts.


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