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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: How to build firefox with other libs than GTK Reply with quote

I'm using Gentoo with Plasma 5 environment. Something that I have noticed when I install the firefox-bin or chrome-bin packages is that the GUI layout is different from the GUI of standard KDE applications. I think by default, all the bin packages are built with GTK.

Then I saw another distro where the Firefox had the same layout as Plasma 5 so I decided to build Firefox manually myself. But when I did that, it had the same looks as the binary version.

So, how can I make Firefox build so that it has the same interface as KDE? I guess what I need to do is to swap the GTK with KDE libs, if that's the way to do it, then how do I do it?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure it's firefox or (insert name of variant)?

The stock firefox uses GTK and there's not much that can be done to "swap" to a different toolkit, it will require rewrite.

Arch has a writeup about it: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/firefox

It looks like OpenSuSE has hacked Firefox to make it more KDE-friendly - though technically speaking they can't call it "Firefox" for legal reasons. Looks like you'll have to build that version which isn't in portage... maybe you can coax a Gentoo dev to incorporate it?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me Firefox looks pretty decent under Pasma. It all depends on having a nice plama-gtk engine installed. Nice one is breeze for example. You can adjust the look and feel of Gtk-apps in the KDE systemsettings.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with firefox and in other GTK apps is that exceptionally ugly GTK "Open File" dialog. And the default Breeze theme, broken in a few recent releases because of changes in GTK 3.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't change the backend library. You change the gtk theme. You may be able to research what the other distro is using and use it in gentoo.

I believe there is a menu option to do this. I can't point you directly to it since I haven't used KDE in over 3 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

firefox in pg_overlay with opensuse-kde patches
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