kde3 xp style
KDE 3.5 Themes
Score 61%
Description:

Xp style windows decoration and icons for kde 3.x by speleoalex.


This theme contains same parts of other themes.

Thanks to all.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

1.3
-new metabar theme
-akdc kwin theme
-suse button support
-new installation script

1.2
-added kbfx theme
-added win200,winme,win89 colors and icons
-update icons
-more icons


0.9
-added Suse icons
-fixed windows decoration for kde 3.3
-new icons
-added superkaramba winbar in kde-xp-full-0.9.tar.gz

0.6 :
-fixed root/rpm installation
-new icons
-new Mandrake .rpm


0.5 :
-fixed kghostview bug
-new icons with transparency
-rpm and srpm version
-removed old icons
-new sounds

find the new version on:
http://www.speleoalex.altervista.org

WARNING: on this site there is the limit of 10Gb/month of band width for the accesses.

If altervista is down you can find old version at :
http://digilander.iol.it/speleoalex/download/kde_xp_full.tar.gz

Jeremy

12 years ago

Tellebubbies for KDE ? Why would I want to download that orrible thing for ? Thats just wrong ! Gimmie a nice new superkaramba theme anyday !

:P

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marcelo0

12 years ago

don't appear anything in the themes .

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maxlvo

12 years ago

hey, i've installed everything, but i cant load the theme. (just notice that i'm a beginner in linux) (i have mandrake 10.0). when i press on the star -> system -> configuration -> KDE -> LookNFeel -> there is no theme! if i choose "icons", i can choose there the themes, but there is no xp style theme. plz help me!

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snagnever

12 years ago

i guess that we're running away from redmond... hehe but it seems that it's in everywhere :D
nice theme man, really looks like the original-messy one :D

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avries

12 years ago

I followed the instructions with this theme when I downloaded it but I can't seem to get it to work, I am running Fedora Core 3 if that makes a difference, any help?

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bsander

12 years ago

I can't get to the sources from both download locations, so I can't build it :(. Could you put the sources back up?

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oysteidh

12 years ago

I have converted a cople of people in to using OpenOffice.... But they wil not let go of WinXP...."I know what I have...blablalba....So no Linux for me please!" But if I hade this theme on a linux pc... they arent profficant in windows any way.... But I am on Fedora Core 3... so ther was a lot of manuel work... but if you bother... I had my LapTop on a cafè and a friend touth I had sold out! It was great fun!

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vljubovic

12 years ago

The screenshots are not doctored, this is real. It's just that the installer scripts are so broken, you have to have a lot of luck for them to work out of the box :)

First, scripts assume that you already have all the necessary directories which must not be true, for example I didn't have ~/.kde/share/icons/ until I created it by hand. My advice is to open *install*.sh files in an editor and first manually create all directories in question before running these scripts.

Second the theme installation does *not* work on KDE 3.3.x, only KDE 3.2.x is supported. To install the theme under KDE 3.3.x, do the following: enter the directory where you unpacked this .tar.gz and run:

cp kde_xp.kth ~/.kde/share/apps/kstyle/themes/
cp -R kstyle/themes/kde_xp/ ~/.kde/share/apps/kstyle/themes/
kinstalltheme

The theme file has two bugs:
- close/maximize/minimize buttons dissapear. To fix this, in KControl go to Appearance/WinDeco/Buttons and set "Use custom titlebar..." to *off*.
- Icons are not set automatically! Just do it by hand.

To have panel just like the one on the first screenshot you first have to install SuperKaramba then Winbar extension (it's also in the .tar.gz) Otherwise, you'll have something like the second/third screenshot but only after some manual cleanup.

Don't use the download by Chiara Dibi! It's outdated and even more broken.

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dmx9595

12 years ago

hmm i installed this theme all correctly i believe and it does not look likt the pictures at all.. did i miss something or is this just false advertising?

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psyche101

13 years ago

Hey, great theme, this is just what I have been looking for, QVWM and FVWM95 are cool but I have not seen an XP one yet. Is a kde theme file available ? I don't usually use kde cause I have a real slow box, and I have had some trouble installing this theme as I rarely mess with themes. (the how to install does not work on bsd) Could you please post a link to a kde theme file if one exists, or possibly consider making one with the kde control centre for those of us who need a little help :)

TIA

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dialate

13 years ago

False advertising alert :D Also, the theme took out my minimize/maximize/close buttons for all window decorations. I'd avoid it if I were you. Judging by the 0.9 version, and the 0.1 results, I'd wait till about version 6.0 or so. :P

A real nondoctored (unlike whats on the site) screenshot of this theme can be found at http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg775y/snapshot1.png

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JuggaloAnt

13 years ago

DUDE! You scared the shit out of me. I Hate Window$ But I love the theme =P. And By The Way the link is broken i can't get it(thank god) nice job now we have window$ users switching over...them and there "lolz im a fag" life style...what have you done?

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gravity

13 years ago

hi! i appreciate your graphical skills, but why in the hell are you trying to bring my worst informatic nightmare into my linux box?
brrrrrr..... i got shivers down my spine just looking at it... :)

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maitre

13 years ago

read above discussion...

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gravity

13 years ago

ehi! of course i've read the discussion above, but it's still nonsense to me...

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leinir

13 years ago

This is really quite scary... I'm not a big fan of the teletubbie land interface of Windows XP, but I know that they spent a whole lot of money on making it Just Right, so I guess they thought about it a lot ;) Anyway, what scares me is that it does indeed seem like the real thing, at least at first, and even second inspection. Congrats :) Points for technical skill there ;)

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errr

13 years ago

Think about a secretary who comes to work after IT has just convencied management to save a bundle of money by switching to Linux. Is she going to know her way around KDE?? No but if it looks like XP, the enviroment she has been using and is "used" to using then you dont have to train her how to keep typing those word docs she just goes straight to work and and doesnt think twice about it. Score one more for Linux.

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Remenic

13 years ago

Did people train her to use Windows XP, or Windows? You see, what people like you do not understand, is that it doesn't give a damn what it looks like. What's important is how it works. You can make KDE look like XP, but it will not work like XP. The dumb girl you just talked about will not be able to work with KDE just because it looks like XP. That will probably just add more to the confusion.

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maitre

13 years ago

>Did people train her to use Windows XP,
>or Windows? You see, what people like you
>do not understand, is that it doesn't
>give a damn what it looks like.

Avoid using phrases like "what people like you". You'll put people on the defensive.

> What's important is how it works. You
> can make KDE look like XP, but it will
> not work like XP.

Working like XP would be counter-productive. ;)

> The dumb girl you just talked
>about will not be able to work with KDE
>just because it looks like XP. That >will probably just add more to the >confusion.

Changing the appearance of something unfamiliar to the familiar would probably lead to more confusion? Anyone here can think of numerous examples supporting the opposite. If I had a car with a fuel cell engine that accomplishes what my previous cars had done (i.e. transport me places), would I want it to look different or resemble what I was used to? Would I already want to be familiar with what it looked like?

An experiment could always be done. Sit down a novice user in front of a stock enlightenment desktop and ask them to get their normal computing needs done. Now try the same with something that looks familiar to them...

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kwr2k

13 years ago

No I don't agree with you .... my wife is of the above "secretary" type. She was apprehensive of using my fully configured (email, multimedia, office utilities) yoper linux desktop until .... until I used the Win 2000 look for her user login -- mine's got the MacOS X look ;-)

Now, she does not care, and anyway she likes firefox under windows, so for most operations she does not know the difference in appearance or working.

I think giving users a familiar look-and-feel is not an insult to linux ... in fact its a compliment ... for instance, how easy is it to mimic the linux look and feel on windows???

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kwr2k

13 years ago

Just to reiterate my point above, check out this site:

http://www.xpde.com/

:-)

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cconnell

13 years ago

If you think it doesn't make a different what it looks like but how it works, then why are you coming to this website "KDE-LOOK.ORG"

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asonymous

13 years ago

for hacking?
the victim can see the desktop?

hhmmm I don't get it

but it looks nice

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seanhayward

13 years ago

Love the theme, my friend (not me) uses it for hacking, so the victims don't know what hit them.

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Smorgje

13 years ago

Why would you want KDE to look like winblows XP?

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15 years ago

1.3
-new metabar theme
-akdc kwin theme
-suse button support
-new installation script

1.2
-added kbfx theme
-added win200,winme,win89 colors and icons
-update icons
-more icons


0.9
-added Suse icons
-fixed windows decoration for kde 3.3
-new icons
-added superkaramba winbar in kde-xp-full-0.9.tar.gz

0.6 :
-fixed root/rpm installation
-new icons
-new Mandrake .rpm


0.5 :
-fixed kghostview bug
-new icons with transparency
-rpm and srpm version
-removed old icons
-new sounds

find the new version on:
http://www.speleoalex.altervista.org

WARNING: on this site there is the limit of 10Gb/month of band width for the accesses.

If altervista is down you can find old version at :
http://digilander.iol.it/speleoalex/download/kde_xp_full.tar.gz

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