How to allow Calibre to use the OS dark theme in Manjaro Linux

Published on 2018/12/08 ‚óŹ Updated on 2019/03

Manjaro Linux i3 ships with a dark theme setting by default.
Something I —specially my eyes— really appreciate.

When you install Calibre and execute it, you’ll find that it doesn’t use the system’s theme.
However, telling it to do so is really easy.

You just need to set the CALIBRE_USE_SYSTEM_THEME env var, like this:

echo -e '\nexport CALIBRE_USE_SYSTEM_THEME=1' >> .profile

To try it out immediately, export the CALIBRE_USE_SYSTEM_THEME var and launch Calibre with:


If you want it to work through d-menu (SUPER + D) logout and login back into session.

That’s it!

— lt

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