no way to configure KDE 4 look and feel from GNOME?

Bug #367460 reported by Simon Ruggier on 2009-04-26
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kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Having the systemsettings package installed, I can't find a way to change font properties, or the look and feel of KDE 4 applications. Probably if I installed the right package, the UI for these settings would show up in systemsettings, but is this right? Because the settings apply to KDE 4 applications running in a different desktop environment, it seems like it would be better if they came with the systemsettings package.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
Simon Ruggier (simon80) wrote :

Sorry, I disagree that this should be a question, because there is an actual problem here.

As a GNOME user, when I install a KDE 4 application, the recommends should pull in a utility that is capable of changing the look and feel settings. Even in the absence of this, installing systemsettings should be enough to be able to change these settings, I can't see any way of changing the look and feel in systemsettings. In KDE 3, installing kcontrol was enough to allow the user to change these things, so there is a definite regression here.

If the systemsettings modules that control look and feel are in some other packages, I think that at the very least those packages should be added to the recommends of systemsettings, but if possible, they should be added to the recommends or suggests of kdelibs5 so that users can change settings that are relevant to KDE applications running in any desktop environment. If this causes too many packages to be pulled in, then maybe the packages should be split differently.

Simon Ruggier (simon80) wrote :

Also, I've seen this on two different installs of Ubuntu Jaunty that are not identical, so it should be possible for others to reproduce this.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Invalid → New
boky (verynotbad) wrote :

Does anybody know what package does contain the module to change the look and feel?

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

In Kubuntu 9.10, appearance setting modules are shipped with the systemsettings package itself.

affects: ubuntu → kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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