Report Is FLIRC a good fit for me? in General Questions Posted November 16, 2017 Try moving your mouse over the black bar just below the window upper decoration. The menu is there but your Qt theme is broken and both the menu bar background and text colors are black. Check this page https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/qt (I know it's for ArchLinux but it should be the same). Look for "Configuration of Qt5 apps under environments other than KDE Plasma". Set QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME="qt5ct" in your env and install qt5ct program. Also install some Qt5 theme if you don't have one. As for the flirc_util vs GUI, you can't do anything more with GUI than you can do with util. There's no macro support yet. When it comes, both GUI and util will support it.