Chapter 3.2.2 Appearance

Appearance is a program that changes the theming of LXQt for a different visual look.

Version

Lubuntu ships with version 0.14.1 of appearance.

Usage

The tab Widget Style changes the way windows, buttons, and menus are drawn. To change the usage Qt widget will change the buttons and tooblbars look on lubuntu in Qt applications. Check the checkbox Set GTk themes settings will apply native themes to GTk applications. The field for GTK 2 Theme will select a theme for GTK2 applications. The GTK 3 Theme field sets the theme with GTK3 applications. The checkbox Activate on single click has makes things you normally need two clicks for one click.

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The Icons Theme tab changes desktop icons on your computer and if you click on the icon theme which is previewed on horizontal rows. The icon theme changes how all the icon look and how some button looks in other windows such as the reset button as well. The Colorize Icons based on widget style will slightly change the background icons with the color of the background. However changing an icon theme may not apply until the application is restarted or you log out and back in again.

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The tab for LXQt Theme lets you change how the panel and notifictions appear. To change the theme left click on the theme name to change the theme. To the left of the theme name there is a small preview of the panel and the default button for the panel. The checkbox Override user-defined wallpaper changes your wallpaper to one that comes with the LXQt theme.

The Font tab has settings for fonts. To change the font size that desktop applications use choose the font tab and change the Point size and enter in the size you want or use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease font size respectively. To change the default font there is a drop down box for font name that you can type the font name you or select from the drop down menu. The checkbox for Use antialias fonts and Font hinting for fonts lets you also set antialiased fonts which are enabled for easier screen viewing. The Resolution(DPI) sets the resolution or dots per inch of the screen.

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The Cursor tab has one option to change cursor theme lets you change how the cursor looks with two themes installed by default but more available in the package repositories. To see a preview of the cursor theme it is above all the cursor theme on above the list of themes and moving the cursor turns it into that preview one of cursor to see things spin for example.

If you want to reset your changes you will need to click the Reset button to revert your changes to how they were before.

How to launch

To launch appearance in the menu Preferences ‣ LXQt settings ‣ Appearance. Another way is to press the Appearance button from LXQt configuration center or run

lxqt-config-appearance

from the command line.