I have installed the latest linux mint (19.1 Cinnamon) on my laptop, and downloaded the latest anki (v2.1.6) directly from the website.

Previous versions of anki were distributed as .deb files, but lately they have been simple .tar.gz files that you're supposed to simply extract to a directory of your choice and run.

This is the first time, however, that anki has failed to pick up the local theme; instead it seems to be using some sort of (I'm guessing) qt default theme, which in Anki's case looks a bit weird.

I've tried installing packages from the repository that seemed like they might solve the problem (e.g. the qt-adwaita package), but this has not affected anki in any way for now.

Is there a way I can tell anki to use the system-wide theme?

  • This seems to be a known problem. Did you see the note "Gnome users: to get GTK themes working, please see this page." on the download page? – Bodo Jan 31 at 17:03
  • @Bodo thank you, I'd missed that. Unfortunately, this makes no difference. Maybe because Mint uses Cinnamon? – Tasos Papastylianou Jan 31 at 21:16

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