KDE appearance is messed up when installed on a system with Unity/GNOME

Bug #1593918 reported by Sergey Zolotarev on 2016-06-18
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plasma-desktop (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I installed plasma-desktop and subsequently kubuntu-dekstop packages on a system running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS that already had Unity and GNOME installed.

There are a number of problems with regards to KDE appearance settings. In particular, changing the icon theme in Settings -> Icons does not seem to have any effect whatsoever. I tried changing mine to Breeze and Breeze-dark as well as other icon themes coming with Ubuntu install, and none of them worked: either in Dolphin or KDE menu.

Another problem is the size of font used in KDE menu: it's too big (see the screenshot). Changing font size in system settings didn't change it.

None of this issues occur if I run Kubuntu 16.04 from a live CD, so I presume it has something to do with my existing configuration. Deleting ~/.kde and ~/.config didn't have any positive effect though.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: plasma-desktop 4:5.5.5-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-24.43-generic 4.4.10
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Sat Jun 18 11:00:50 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-08 (222 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
SourcePackage: plasma-desktop
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-03-19 (90 days ago)

Sergey Zolotarev (szx) wrote :
Sergey Zolotarev (szx) wrote :
summary: - KDE appearance is totally messed up
+ KDE appearance is messed up
summary: - KDE appearance is messed up
+ KDE appearance is messed up when installed on a system with Unity/GNOME
Sergey Zolotarev (szx) wrote :

I forgot to mention that none of this seems to happen to newly created users.

Marian (djzielony) wrote :

I confirm this bug

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