KDE firefox integration

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Wed Mar 10 23:03:05 UTC 2010

On 03/07/2010 12:29, Josh Paetzel wrote:
> On Sunday 07 March 2010 10:53:29 Anselm Strauss wrote:
>> On Sunday 07 March 2010 15:52:30 Josh Paetzel wrote:
>>> On Sunday 07 March 2010 08:13:53 Elias Chrysoheris wrote:
>>>> On Sunday 07 of March 2010 15:56:15 Anselm Strauss wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I noticed that in PC-BSD 8 firefox is nicely integrated into KDE.
>>>>> Anybody knows how to achieve this on FreeBSD 8?
>>>>> Anselm
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>>>> I believe you mean that you need KDE to open Firefox whenever you click
>>>> on a link. That's easy. From your KDE menu, open "System Settings" (in
>>>> the first tab, "favorites")
>>>> Then select "Default Applications". Then, in the left list of the
>>>> applications, choose "Web browser", and at the right part of the screen
>>>> choose the radio button "in the following browser" and in the edit box
>>>> enter the "/usr/local/bin/firefox3". Then apply the new settings.
>>>> Elias
>>> Another trick that PC-BSD uses....which might be more of what you are
>>>   asking about is the installation of a port called
>>>   x11-themes/gtk-qt4-engine  This port allows gtk applications to be
>>>   displayed using qt, which helps integrate the look of things like FF,
>>>   Thunderbird, OOo with KDE.
>> I already installed the gtk-qt4-engine, but it has some serious bugs.
>> Scroll bars are not painted, tab borders are painted at the wrong
>> position, etc. Could this be because I modified some of KDEs appearance
>> options?

The gtk-qt4-engine works great here, not run into those problems you 
describe. Check the gtk-qt4-engine configuration gui in KDE4's system 
settings though, there is a fix you can enable to fix scrollbar issues.

>> Are there any other integration tweaks, like icons, keyboard shortcuts,
>> file chooser dialog, ... ?

We've not modified anything else like that, just standard stuff.

>> Thanks,
>> Anselm

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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