AppImage

How to integrate an appimage into plasma kde?


#1

Hi.

I am trying an appimage but not installing it does not integrate well with the graphical desktop theme.

How can I get a correct graphic integration like the rest of the applications?

Thank you.


#2

Does this happen with all AppImages or only with some? To test, please try the (known good) KDevelop AppImage from their website.


#3

This is what I have been told by the keepassxc team:

Unfortunately, there isn’t (unless you are using Ubuntu 14.04 maybe).
The AppImage ships its own Qt and can therefore not make use of your
system’s theme. For better integration, I suggest you look for a native
package for your distribution.


#4

A pity that the appimage are not integrated with the graphic theme of the distro. That way I do not feel like using them.


#5

Does this also happen with the KDevelop AppImage?


#6

Kdevelop appimage looks good


#7

So please tell the keepassxc team to do what Kdevelop does :wink:


#8

Not so easy. KDevelop uses a custom Style (breeze i think or even the succesor of it). And also bundels the kde-theme (KDE has a own way of theming). It would be good to have some integration. I know its not that easy but we might can do something about it. Icon theme is one thing, the other is style config (or better QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME).

KDE People use special extensions to make this work for flatpack: https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Flatpak#Styles_and_integration_with_other_desktops
I know AppImage is different (as it does not has different run-times etc.) but we might be still bundle some of the things?