Thursday, March 17, 2011

Qt4 GUI Styles

Qt4 is a cross-platform application and UI framework. It has a configuration manager in System>Preferences (or enter qtconfig-qt4) in a terminal.
If Qt4 applications don't look quite right on your desktop, try changing the GUI style.

Here is the Qt configuration editor:

Here's KeePassX with the Cleanlooks GUI style:

And with the GTK+ GUI style:

Spot the difference! (I was sure the Cleanlooks style was not right, but couldn't work out why for some time- then I realised, my GTK+ applications have a dark menu bar as well as title bar.)

One Qt4 application is Skype- according to this post, it is hard-wired to use one particular style, but there is a method given to change the style used.

[Update: Skype has a Chose style dropdown menu in Options>General.]

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