Monday, June 17, 2013

Razor-qt zonColor Theme

I've been playing around with a new desktop environment called Razor-qt. It is a lightweight desktop that reminds me of LXDE. But, unlike LXDE, it is based on Qt, the technology used by KDE desktop. But unlike KDE, Razor-qt is much lighter and faster. So I may call this LXDE in Qt world :)

The official website at describes Razor-qt like this:
Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface. Unlike most desktop environments, Razor-qt also works fine with weak machines.

After using it for sometime, I think I really like it. Fast, responsive on my weak machine, and easily configurable. I enabled zoncolor GTK theme on Razor-qt desktop session. Then I browse the default Razor-qt themes available (there's four pre-installed ones in latest release 0.5.2), which are beautiful. And then I quickly think to create a new one, to match the zoncolor theme to make them look integrated.

Based on the default theme, here is the zoncolor Razor-qt theme.

Razor-qt theme allows you to specified a wallpaper image directly in theme config, so I include zoncolor wallpaper for the theme. When you enable the theme, the wallpaper specified will be automatically set as wallpaper.

Install and enable theme in Razor-qt

Extract the downloaded archive, browse to extracted folder, and then copy or move zoncolor theme folder into one of the following locations:
  • /usr/share/razor/themes
  • /home/$USER/.local/share/razor/themes
    (you need to create the themes folder manually).

To enable the theme, use Razor Appearance Configuration utility.

Best used in companion with zoncolor themes (GTK and icon themes).


PS: Still, sorry for my English :)
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