1. i didn't make the problem clear, sorry. the bug is not that the text captions are on the right, but that THERE IS NO SPACING BETWEEN THE ICON AND THE TEXT of a toolbar button, which makes it look ugly. A screenshot is:

http://i43.tinypic.com/8wjsyb.png

You can see the captions of the Open and Save buttons are just too close to their icons.

2. i should elaborate on this too: the correct appearance of "RealPlayer for Linux" is something like this:

http://i42.tinypic.com/el2r6a.png

while with the latest QtCurve/GTK2 it becomes like this:

http://i41.tinypic.com/98sex3.png

I guess RealPlayer does not use RGB(0, 0, 0) to specify black when drawing the viewer background, but use a gtk2 system color name that normally translates to black, and QtCurve/GTK2 doesn't map this gtk2 system color name to an appropriate kde system color name properly.

The bug becomes more annoying when i let RealPlayer play an online radio stream:

http://i40.tinypic.com/aeazqs.png

The background for the Title and Artist lines should be black.

- Feb 24 2009
realplayer for linux (nightly builds) is downloaded from http://forms.helixcommunity.org/helix/builds/?category=realplay-current - Feb 24 2009
also, it would be nice if you can draw color borders for inactive moused-over text boxes. - Feb 24 2009
the latest qtcurive/gtk2 has 2 new bugs:

1. when running gedit, i see text captions of toolbar buttons selectively shown on the right of button icons. the bug is that there is no space between the icons and their text captions.

2. when running realplayer for linux, the main window should be largely black (except for the menus and play controls and the status bar), but now only the "real" logo has a black background. - Feb 24 2009
both gtk+ and gnome apps have this behavior. for a gtk+ app, test pidgin. - Feb 08 2009
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

i'm in kubuntu 8.10 with kde 4.2 and i want a constant look for both qt and gtk+ apps so i'm currently using QtCurve which looks like Polyester and is available for both gtk+ and qt (i do hope Polyester can have a gtk+ port, too), and Crystal kwin 2.0.3.

i want to have polyester kwin for kde4 as an alternative when i ever find Crystal kwin boring. currently i can only get the polyester widget style from compiling the source code, but not the kwin for kde4. why? - Feb 05 2009
the default Mouse Over style better be Glow, not Plastik. - Jan 11 2009
in a GNOME desktop, QtCurve can have a blue color scheme. if so, i recommend QtCurve be Ubuntu/Kubuntu's default theme. - Jan 11 2009
Crystal

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by dralgebra 153 comments

inactive title bar text shadow makes the title text too fuzzy and ugly. i suggest disabling inactive title text shadow. - Jan 11 2009
when the mouse enters an inactive tab in a gtk+ app, there will be slight highlight, but when the mouse enters the text label or "close button" of such a tab, the highlight immediately disappears. so i suggest that either the inactive tab highlight can stay when the mouse enters labels or buttons of such an inactive tab, or simply disable inactive tab highlight at all. - Jan 11 2009
Crystal

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by dralgebra 153 comments

to reproduce another symmetric bug:

1. right-click a non-maximized window's Maximize button to make it horizontally maximized;

2. click its Maximize button to make it fully maximized;

3. click its Maximize button again to restore it to horizontally maximized;

4. click its Minimize button to minimize it;

5. click its taskbar button to restore it to horizontally maximized.

Now you can see the window's right edge has a hollowed rectangle about 2~3 pixels width. - Jan 10 2009
Crystal

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by dralgebra 153 comments

note that in the beginning the window should be neither vertically maximized nor horizontally maximized; none of its four edges should not reach the screen edge. - Jan 10 2009
Crystal

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by dralgebra 153 comments

how to reproduce this bug:

1. middle-click a window's Maximize button to make it vertically maximized;

2. click its Maximize button to make it fully maximized;

3. click its Maximize button again to restore it to vertically maximized;

4. click its Minimize button to minimize it;

5. click its taskbar button to restore it to vertically maximized.

Now you can see the window's bottom has a hollowed rectangle about 2~3 pixels high. - Jan 10 2009
QtCurve's GTK+ port draws menu separate lines one pixel extended to the left.

That is to say, QtCurve-Gtk2-0.60.0/style/qtcurve.c has a line that should be modified from

drawHLine(cr, QTC_CAIRO_COL(qtcPalette.background[QTC_MENU_SEP_SHADE]), 1.0, x1<x2 ? x1 : x2, y, abs(x2-x1));

to

drawHLine(cr, QTC_CAIRO_COL(qtcPalette.background[QTC_MENU_SEP_SHADE]), 1.0, (x1<x2 ? x1 : x2)+1, y, abs(x2-x1)-1);
- Jan 10 2009
GTK-QT Theme Engine

GTK1 Themes by davidsansome 280 comments

Also, the "G" search button can be rendered uglily if you hover on it and then leave it. - Aug 13 2008
GTK-QT Theme Engine

GTK1 Themes by davidsansome 280 comments

in a kde3 or kde4 session (the bug doesn't happen in a gnome session), if you set in System Settings -> Appearance -> GTK Styles and Fonts that GTK apps use the Qt4 style, and then run a Firefox 3 with Google's official toolbar (http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/toolbar/FT3/intl/en/index.html) installed, then you will see that pulling down and up Firefox 3's main menus (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help) can render the Google Toolbar search box undrawn. - Aug 01 2008