I can't seem to find any way to change the MATE icon theme to Faience or Faenza, my two favorites. I have tried to change the icon theme through appearance settings and mateconf-editor. In appearance settings I customized the theme I'm using and selected Faience as my icon theme - it did nothing. In mateconf-editor I set /desktop/mate/interface/icon_theme to Faience - also did nothing.
Any ideas? Thanks.
Last edited by mtbrooks33 (2012-05-30 16:21:55)
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I have tried that. I think it might have something to do with my previous use of KDE (many things on my desktop have inherited QT style, maybe some kde setting is controlling my icons?)
MATE is a GTK2 fork, so using mateconf-editor would only change GTK-based apps. For Qt apps (KDE) you'll need to run systemsettings and go to Application Appearance - Icons.
Last edited by DSpider (2012-05-30 13:40:14)
when I run systemsettings I get "command not found"
Well, pacman says:
$ pacman -Qo systemsettings /usr/bin/systemsettings is owned by kdebase-workspace 4.8.3-2
So you'll need:
# pacman -S kdebase-workspace
Kinda odd, though... It's installed as a dependency for gtk-kde4. You should probably read the "Uniform Look for Qt and GTK Applications" article.
Thank you for your responses! I changed the icon theme successfully with systemsettings. Just one question though - why doesn't changing the icon theme in appearance settings work? I didn't expect kde settings to change my MATE desktop..
Because by default GTK apps use a theme and Qt apps use a different theme. Read the above article.
Qt and GTK+ based programs both use a different widget toolkit to render the graphical user interface. Each come with different themes, styles and icon sets by default, among other things, so the "look and feel" differ significantly. This article will help you make your Qt and GTK+ applications look similar for a more streamlined and "integrated" desktop experience.
Oh, and don't forget to mark it as solved.
Last edited by DSpider (2012-05-30 16:15:38)
Thanks Dspider. I was under the impression that icon theme was independent for some reason. Thread will be marked solved.
This solution is the best for now..I have installed kde-meta and have removed it, because I'd like to try everything that I can when I'm using Arch..so then I installed qtwebkit and kdebase-workspace (just a tips for those who having the same problem like this..)..changed the system icons using KDE System Settings and wal-lah..kudos to Dspider for his idea..
Last edited by Archer1X (2013-02-24 14:02:02)
Arch Linux all the way..