Re: after Stretch VLC is ugly [SOLVED]
On Sun, 9 Dec 2018, Liam O'Toole wrote:
On 2018-12-08, Felmon Davis <email@example.com> wrote:
I decided to upgrade from Jessie to Stretch last night. it seems to
have worked though there are some oddities.
now VLC has grotesquely large control buttons ("Play," "Pause", etc.);
the interface in general seems to run on a different 'theme' than
before. the font size is ok.
note a complication: I had Devuan installed and just did the Stretch
update on top of it. not sure of the relevance (thus I mention it).
Me neither, but it does muddy the waters somewhat.
I don't recall the version of VLC on Jessie; it's "3.0.3 Vetinari"
You have upgraded from vlc2 to vlc3, and from qt4 to qt5.
I am using Trinity Desktop which maintains a version of KDE3.
Meanwhile, kde3 uses qt3. It may be that qt4 had better backward
compatibility than qt5. Have you tried running vlc3 in another desktop
I think you are right about qt problems and you propose a nice test
but, happily, it is now somewhat moot.
I did a smarter google search and found a solution; the following
environment string does it:
for persistence across boots it's advised to put this in:
I haven't tested this yet.
I want to thank all contributors to this thread! it helps to have the
support with trouble-shooting and solving.
I have a problem with the menu items in OpenOffice being invisible
unless the mouse crosses over them but may open a different thread.
wonder if it is a related issue.