[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#765728: Bug#765728: Bug#765728: xfce4-session is not setting XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP (affects Qt5)

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Oct 18 13:10:46 UTC 2014

On sam., 2014-10-18 at 14:59 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On ven., 2014-10-17 at 16:24 +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
> > Package: xfce4-session
> > Version: 4.10.1-8
> > Tags: patch
> > 
> > Qt5 selects a theme according to the value of XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP. With this
> > unset, Qt5 apps use its default theme, ignoring local configuration. If I set
> > it to "XFCE", they use a GTK+-like theme which fits in with the rest of the
> > desktop (well, almost – there's a bug in Qt5's font rendering).
> > 
> > See also https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=13728
> I have to admin I'm a bit puzzled at this. Looking around I can find an
> old thread from 2011 [1] with no real conclusion. And for example it's
> seems unclear if it should be set by the DM or by the session script
> itself.
> LightDM apparently [2] supports setting that variable if it's set in the
> Xsession .desktop file, I'll check that and report back. Unfortunately
> it won't work with the “default” session (which uses the Debian
> alternatives system), so maybe the patch is still useful.

Actually GDM now supports DesktopNames [1] property for the same thing.

[1]: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=727546

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