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Mimick native Windows UI

Postby op1970 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:52 pm

Would it be possible to mimick the native Windows UI?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/189 ... ts-qt-fltk

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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby Cas » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:30 pm

You can change the theme yourself I think there was a topic where I explain what is required.

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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby op1970 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:30 am

Should it have to be something that the user has to dig through ancient forum posts to find out about? Can't it just work by default?
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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby op1970 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:12 pm

Cas wrote:You can change the theme yourself I think there was a topic where I explain what is required.


Sorry, which topic?

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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby op1970 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:28 pm

Bump
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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby Cas » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:05 pm

it would have been infinitely faster for you to search: search.php?keywords=windows+theme

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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby op1970 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:11 am

Hello Cas! Pardon me but I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to look for? Mimicking the native Windows UI involves - as you stated in viewtopic.php?f=8&t=52079 - a lot more than simple theming (ie. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/189 ... ts-qt-fltk).
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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby Cas » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:10 am

op1970 wrote:as you stated in viewtopic.php?f=8&t=52079 - a lot more than simple theming

That topic as far as I am aware is referring to changing the layout of Deluge, not simply the theme.

That stackoverflow answer has already told you that theming is the answer. In my post here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=43901&p=209279&hilit=windows+theme#p184823 I explain the details of Deluge changes to the GTK theme and then link to another thread with more information viewtopic.php?f=8&t=43637 which refers to https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using% ... _gtk_theme.

With all that information the result is this quote from the Pidgin page modified for Deluge:
Download the ​GTK+ Themesand ​GTK+ Theme Switcher zip files and extract them to a temporary directory.

Copy the lib and share directories from the GTK+ Themes zip file into your <Deluge Installation Directory> (you want to merge those with the existing lib and share directories). Copy the gtk2_prefs.exe from the GTK Theme Switcher zip file into your <Deluge Installation Directory>.

You can now run the gtk2_prefs.exe applications to choose a theme. You probably will want to use the "Apply for all users" checkbox so that the changes are made to Deluge's private GTK+ runtime.

Note: If you had previously set up a user-specific GTK+ theme with the global GTK+ Runtime, you will need to delete or rename the %USERPROFILE%/.gtkrc-2.0 file in order to have your changes take effect.

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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby op1970 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:37 pm

Great stuff Cas! Thank you!
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Re: Mimick native Windows UI

Postby mfletcher » Tue May 09, 2017 6:02 pm

This seems like a lot of hassle for someone who just wants Deluge to look decent on Windows.

Is there any way the Windows installation itself could take care of all this? I would gladly donate via Patreon or bitcoins to make it happen.

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