Description:

Skulpture is a GUI style addon for KDE programs. It features a classical three dimensional artwork with shadows and smooth gradients to enhance the visual experience.

Skulpture has been designed to be light and easy on eyes; many distracting borders or graphical elements have been removed or replaced by simpler artwork. See NOTES and README for additional information.

Skulpture is released as source code under the GNU GPL version 3 license; see INSTALL for installation instructions and COPYING for additional information.

Gentoo build kindly provided by Franz Fellner, Thanks! For binary packages, please check with your distribution.

Changelog:

7 years ago

New in 0.2.4:

This version fixes two crashes and other bugs visible with KDE 4.4. Updating is recommended.

Bugfixes:
* fixed possible crash when destroying MDI windows
* fixed possible crash when destroying menus
* fixed Tab key handling in Konversation
* fixed detection of default font (KDE 4.4)
* fixed menu item rectangle and input handler (Qt 4.6)
* fixed text rendering in vertical ProgressBar
* fixed frame in "east" TabWidget (Qt 4.6)
* fixed workaround for KIntNumInput size bug (KDE 4.4)
* fixed MDI window title placement with RTL layouts
* fixed ToolBar icon size to respect KDE setting (KDE 4.4)
* fixed single click mode to respect KDE setting (KDE 4.4)
* fixed vertical centering regressions (Qt 4.6.1)
* fixed vertical alignment of labels in FormLayout (Qt 4.6.2)
* fixed flashing of ScrollBar in PlacesPanel
* fixed widget flags in KWin window decoration client
* fixed menubar margin for improved full-screen usability
* fixed "Alternate Background" color in Skulpture color schemes
* fixed build warnings (KDE 4.3)
* fixed build failure with Qt 4.1

See NEWS for changes in previous versions.

6 years ago

donmiguelle

Well, it looks like it's not a style-related problem. What I mean, I would like to use KDE color schemes for Skulpture not only in KDE but also in Windows and Mac OS X.

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6 years ago

donmiguelle

Just to let you know, I solved the problem. I just changed color themes in KDE settings, then saved QApplication palettes in files. So, now I have all KDE color themes in Qt.

The strange thing is I had to call QApplication::setPalette(palette) first and then QApplication::setPalette(palette, "QWidget"). Otherwise it does not work.

Another question, I see very nice color themes on your screenshots at http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Skulpture?content=59031

But it looks like those themes were not included to Skulpture sources. Can I get them somewhere?

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6 years ago

skulptor

First screenshot: sorry, did not save it
Second screenshot: should be the default palette built into Skulpture, you can get it by calling QApplication::style()->standardPalette()
Third screenshot: should be http://kde.pastebin.com/kyTFyYRt but may already be modified.

As a last resort, you can use a color picker to get the RGB values from screen shots :)

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6 years ago

donmiguelle

Thanks a lot. I think the third one is the best.

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7 years ago

MagnusBerg

One big differens between QT (KDE) and GTK (Gnome, Xfce o dyl) is that in QT there are lots of unused space in the window headers (menus, toolbars o dyl). Skulpture make it possible to get rid of that, it's up to the user. I don't like wasting screen space. Therefor Skulpture can be the theme that take me back to KDE after a couple of years on the other side (Xfce). I have exported my GTK colors to Skulpture and feel like home.
Home http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=99786 :-)

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7 years ago

donmiguelle

There is a problem with QTabBar. When I put corner widgets to tabs they do not shift up when mouse is over. If I put just an icon to the tab, everything is OK.

Besides, the style is perfect. Thanks!

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7 years ago

donmiguelle

I meant not corner widgets but widgets put to QTabBar using its setTabButton() method.

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7 years ago

skulptor

Qt does not support moving tab widgets. The close button on tabs does not really move either, it is just its painting that appears shifted.

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7 years ago

tobgle

Hello,

I found a bug, when applying a stylesheet to a QMenu. This is the stylesheet:
QMenu {
background-color: white;
border: 1px solid black;
}
The background is drawn correctly (white), but the border is also white. The border should be black! Works with other styles.

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7 years ago

skulptor

Qt bug. When setting a style sheet it still calls drawPrimitive(PE_FrameMenu) which causes a "3D edging" of the menu frame with Skulpture.

Try a red 1px border with Plastique style; it will still be painted gray.

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6 years ago

skulptor

http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTBUG-10785 which will be fixed with the next Qt 4.7.0 release.

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7 years ago

tobgle

Hello,

I love Skulpture, thanks for the work you put into it.

I found a skulpture bug in kdevelop. Open kdevelop. Open a source text file. You should see the column and line number in the upper right. In the same area where the tabs are, but it's a separate rectangle.
See these two screenshots:
http://milianw.de/files/screens/kdevelop-location-statusbar.png
http://bugsfiles.kde.org/attachment.cgi?id=41201

In skulpture I simply can't see the numbers.

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7 years ago

skulptor

Here is the patch for KDevelop. The problem is that it first paints the numbers, then the tab base. With most styles the tab base is transparent, while with Skulpture and Bespin the tab base is opaque, so the numbers get obscured.

http://kde.pastebin.com/KuEeZw1S

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7 years ago

tobgle

thanks for the patch. I forwarded it to the bugreport, and it was fixed in KDevelop.

I've a suggestion for Skulpture. I think the left vertical "stripe" in menus, that is the background for icons, other stuff or simply a placeholder, would look much more "modern" if it was a gradient that would go from the color it now has on the left to the color that blends in with the rest of the menu.
I think that is at least worth a try, if it is possible at all. Hope you know what I mean.

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7 years ago

skulptor

It is quite simple: http://kde.pastebin.com/S1QmkcQz (not that I like it...)

I made the gradient a bit darker (30 instead of 10), so that it is actually visible. You could as well simply turn it off otherwise :)

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7 years ago

screemo

I find this style notably slower compared to QtCurve and Oxygen, is this just my hardware and/or maybe the nvidia (195.x) driver ?

(i know its not final software, obviously, just wanted to hightlight any potential issues).

Anyways good work, it looks great :)

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7 years ago

skulptor

Try this in ~/.config/SkulptureStyle.ini:

[%General]
ExpensiveShadows=false

and report if it makes any difference on your system.

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7 years ago

screemo

There's no difference to see between those two settings, but now the slowness seems to have disappeared.

Maybe it was just a local problem.

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7 years ago

snkmchnb

where did the kwin decoration go? i've tried building from the source on your site as well as what i get from kde-look and the style is there but the window decoration is not showing up.

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7 years ago

skulptor

You probably miss the kdebase-workspace-devel package. Ask in your distribution's forum about the exact name. If this still does not work, upload the install_log.txt to http://kde.pastebin.com/

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7 years ago

greenman

Hello,
first of all I would like to say that this is a wonder full theme, and you have done an amazing job.

Recently I found a bug with transmission's Qt interface. This does not apply to oxygen theme, so I assumed that it is Skulpture's.
In the list of downloading torrents when I click once on a torrent the properties window for the torrent opens, but this does not happen with Oxygen, with oxygen I must double click, which is preferred.

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7 years ago

skulptor

I added an entry to the Knowledge Base for Skulpture. Please follow the link for a way to change the click behavior. Thanks.

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?action=knowledgebase&content=59031&kbid=242

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7 years ago

greenman

Thank you very much

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7 years ago

memenode

Hi,

This style is my favorite for KDE4 and I'd love to use it, but it breaks nick completion in konversation which is my favorite KDE4 IRC client which I use daily.

I tested to confirm that the culprit is Skulpture. When I switch back to qtcurve or oxygen and logout then login and start konversation nick completion works again. But as soon as I enable Skulpture again, nick completion stops working.

By nick completion I mean a feature that allows you to hit tab to complete the nick name of a person you're talking to. It's very common on IRC and being without it really feels like a drag.

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7 years ago

skulptor

I changed the default in Skulpture long before Konversation was ported, because being able to "tab" out of text edit fields is really a convenient feature. Unfortunately, this breaks Konversation.

To change the value back, right-click the text edit field, and set "Allow Tabulations".

Konversation could use an event filter to catch the Tab key to not rely on the value of this setting.

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