Update: Since this post tends to get a few clicks and it’s rather outdated, I just wanted to give an update of what am currently using (last update: 15/05/2011)
- Oxygen KDE (Firefox Theme) as my theme instead of the KDE 4 and Firefox 4 theme. It’s under constant development and just keeps getting better. It looks great too!
- Oxygen-Molecule KDE & GTK+ unified theme instead of gtk-qt-engine, but it’s not really developed anymore, so I would suggest the brand new Oxygen Gtk theme that came out recently and it’s actively and officially developed by KDE.
- Plasma Notify: You don’t need this anymore. Just go to “about:config” in your address bar. Search for “ui.”, then turn the “ui.use_native_popup_windows” key value to true. That’s it. Enjoy your plasma notifications again.
- Steps #2 and #4 below.
- Firefox addon for kwallet: I haven’t tested this one personally, but you might want to try it out. Got an update recently to support Firefox 4.
After all the above, this is what my Firefox 4 looks like under KDE 4.6:
The first thing you probably notice when running Firefox on a system that uses KDE is that it looks so “not KDE”..
These are a few customizations to give it a better KDE look ‘n feel:
1) Install the KDE 4 and Firefox 3 theme..
- KDE 4 Oxygen Theme maintaining Firefox 3 identity.
2) Install the Konquefox extension..
- adds some usefull buttons : Clear URL, Go Up and Zoom, for a better integration in Linux or KDE.
3) Install the “gtk-qt-engine” package from the package manager you use..
- GTK+ 2 theme engine that calls Qt 4 to do the actual drawing. This makes your GTK+ 2 applications look almost like real Qt 4 applications and gives you a more unified desktop experience.
4) Enter “about:config” in the Firefox address bar and look for the key “ui.allow_platform_file_picker”. Change its value to “false” by double clicking on it..
- gives your Firefox file picker a KDE/Qt style