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#1 2018-05-13 07:09:28

lvm
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Registered: 2018-05-11
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customary newbie questions

Just installed xfce and trying to set it up to my liking:

1. found no built-in GUI tool to set up advanced keyboard options (setxkbmap -option) like the ones available in KDE or gnome. Running setxkbmap from an autostart script is the only way to do it?

2. found no tool for colour customisation - just some themes, most of which - all themes with xfce in the name actually, change absolutely nothing. Am I supposed to edit theme files manually?

3. Qt (KDE) applications ignore theme colours and use something else, how can I make Qt applications use the same colours as GTK? Or at least modify them?

ubuntu 16.04/xfce 4.12.2

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#2 2018-05-13 09:18:51

alcornoqui
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Re: customary newbie questions

I can't answer #1.

2. You may use gtk-theme-config. Look at https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=11947

3. Use qt5ct and/or qt4-config. More info in this thread: https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=11472

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#3 2018-05-13 16:27:20

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Re: customary newbie questions

1 Are you looking to remap keys? If so, can't help, in fact I'd like an easy way to program my numeric keypad. If you're looking for a better key map, what are you needing?


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#4 2018-05-13 19:22:30

lvm
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Re: customary newbie questions

alcornoqui, thank you.

Javarod, don't know about easy, but editing keyboard layout files in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols, deleting compiled keymaps /var/lib/xkb/*.xkm and rebooting to rebuild them always helped me. As for me, I am looking for pretty standard stuff - scrolllock led indicating keyboard layout and microsoft numpad (shift-numpad keys extend selection instead of printing digits)

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#5 2018-05-13 19:39:08

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Re: customary newbie questions

OP, does this help on the numpad stuff? https://askubuntu.com/questions/57079/x … ke-windows

Also, do you have the xfce4-xkb-plugin in your panel?

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#6 2018-05-13 19:44:04

alcornoqui
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Re: customary newbie questions

lvm wrote:

found no built-in GUI tool to set up advanced keyboard options (setxkbmap -option) like the ones available in KDE or gnome

Wouldn't those apps just work? Other Gnome/KDE apps run fine in my Xubuntu 16.04 install.

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