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Firefox scrollbar fix for KDE

There’s no secret that I prefer KDE over Gnome on my Linux desktop (and I did use Gnome for some time, then decided to switch back).

But I still love Firefox – it’s by far got a better rendering engine than Konqueror (KHTML might be fast but rich-text editing and good rendering is important to me) and of course I can’t live without extensions!

But Firefox is written using GTK, the graphical application toolkit mainly used for Gnome, meaning it would look out of place on KDE. But for a little piece of software called the GTK-QT-Engine. It forces GTK to be rendered in QT (KDE’s native GUI toolkit).

This was perfect for most apps, but there was a small glitch with scrollbars on Firefox that was annoying (at the top there’d be one button that worked fine; at the bottom there’d be buttons for both up and down, but only the down button worked). Well, a routine Fedora update and there’s a new option to fix that in the KDE Control Centre. Good work, people.

GTK-QT-Engine Fix

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  1. Cladell wrote:

    I tried the firefox scrollbar fix but nothing happened, I still have a problem with the graphics. Any suggestion?

    Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 14:03 | Permalink |
  2. tjb0607 wrote:

    After I installed it, all the websites with black over white text, I CAN’T READ THEM!!!! (I have a dark color theme) I need to uninstall it, but how?

    Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 04:57 | Permalink |

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