Slim Glow
Plasma Themes
Score 85%
Description:

Making Plasma beautiful since KDE 4.0 betas.

The theme is now available both on kde-look and in the kdegraphics module packaged by your favourite distribution.

I don't read comments here. If you want to tell me something, you can try on IRC #plasma channel. If you want to report an issue, use bugs.kde.org.
Last changelog:

4 years ago

5.0: Even slimmer version for 4.10
with Font Awesome (http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome) icons

4.0: New, slimmer version prepared for KDE SC 4.5

2.9.0: (will be uploaded after 4.2 final hits the servers)
- started development of the 3rd generation of theme
- new panels and task buttons

2.0:
- complete theme revamp - reimplemented backgrounds, tooltips, panels... (preparing for KDE 4.2)

0.65:
- changed taskbar (originally created for the Glaze theme)
- changed notes

0.6: Preparations for KDE 4.1
- altered panels - panels that are not 100% wide or high are almost transparent
- changed hints
- added translucent background
- krunner background
- tasks theme

0.5:
- different panel looks for differently placed panels (left, right, top, bottom) - requires the SVN version of KDE (4.1)
- removed Lancelot theme from the package

0.4:
- changed the panel a bit (including the opaque version)
- changed borders of the logout screen
0.3
- Theme for Lancelot included
- Removed non-default theme elements
- Installable through GHNS

0.2:
- Plasma dialog background
- Opaque plasma dialog background (used when compositing is turned off)

0.1: Initial release
- widget background
- clock
- notes applet theme

onlinelli

9 years ago

Hi, for everyone who is insterested in an easy installation of this theme (and also of Aya, heron, Silicon and Elegance)

you can easly install it from my repository:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cornelius-maihoefer/ubuntu hardy main

and install the plasma-themes-extra package.

then just change the following file ~/.kde4/share/config/plasmarc. Replace the word "default" with the desired theme-name (slim-glow, in this case).

Cheers.

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Fintan

9 years ago

I love this theme. Sweet:))

One thing though:
In Kubuntu GG when I activate the composite effects the panel shrinks horizontally on both ends, but the widgets stay put so they "stick" out of the sides.

Any ideas?

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franzf

9 years ago

Thats a rounding bug in qt4.3, when resizing SVGs. It's fixed in qt-4.4.0-beta1.

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onlinelli

9 years ago

Could you please help us with a workaround: if you'd just provide us with a panel-background.svg that is not pure svg, but has its gradients embedded as pngs, all the 4.0.x-users would not suffer from the qt-bug :)

see: http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=158824

I'd really appreciate that, but thanks for the great theme anyways!

Regards.

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ivancukic

9 years ago

The problem is that I have no means to test the panel since I only have the SVN version of KDE installed.

If you would like to do it, I would gladly place it in the download section here.

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cbr

9 years ago

The battery usage percentages that are shown at the battery monitor plasmoid are almost not visible. It ends up being black text on very dark grey background. Maybe that could be fixed up somehow? It's exceptionally bad when you do mouse hover on the widget, then the background gets tinted even more. The text could be white in my opinion? That would make things very clear.

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ivancukic

9 years ago

Well, I can not reproduce this. Maybe the version I have is the SVN version of Plasma which had a few changes in the color scheme department.

Here I have white text displaying the battery status.

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Dareus

9 years ago

I think that your work is great, not for his look but for the potentiality you've shown. If you're a plasma dev, please add a plasma theme manager for via systemsettings or something like that. If you're not contact one, please.
Really your job opens and shows the potential of plasma and it could be a waste not to offer this to everyone. maybe it could be in kde 4.0.2
I really hope that.

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ivancukic

9 years ago

I don't know the version in which the theme chooser will be added... but it will be eventually.

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ivancukic

9 years ago

Well, just to say that theme chooser is on SVN...

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boardercoach

9 years ago

I just want to mention, that it's not necessary to put the theme in $KDE4ROOT/share/apps/desktoptheme, which requires you to have root rights to install it. You can also just extract the archive to ~/.kde4/share/apps/desktoptheme, which works fine too.

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ivancukic

9 years ago

Yes of course, I'm just used to do it this way (and my kde4 is not under root's part of the world)

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ivancukic

9 years ago

Added to installation instructions. Thanks!

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Sokraates

9 years ago

This is a real nice one. I like it!

By the way: where did you get the disk-space applet (as seen on your screenshot)from?

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ivancukic

9 years ago

I use the SVN version of KDE. That applet is from extragear or playground... I'm not sure which one exactly.

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tmske

9 years ago

I noticed that plasmoids in the panel still have the default theme. You can check this by adding the new device notifier.

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ivancukic

9 years ago

You mean pop-ups? If that's the case, yes, they are still old-school - that's the reason the version is 0.1 - that and other dialogs' looks (for example krunner). :)

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tmske

9 years ago

Ah, ok.
Even though it is 0.1 it looks super :)

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tojge

9 years ago

Hey, excellent work! I am using it right now, and I find it to be an overall improvement over the default Plasma theme, with possibly one exception, I preferred the more saturated yellow of PostIt-like notes plasmoid in the default, but what the hay :-) It's just me...

Anyway, thanks for this one, keep up the good work, and keep 'em comin'

(Svaka čast, zaista odlična tema. Pozdrav)

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ivancukic

9 years ago

Thank you all.

If you want the old post-it, just copy the notes.svg from the default theme.

Personally, I really dislike the saturated yellow that is used in the original, so I had to do this :)

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pelzowski

9 years ago

Hi, great theme.

One feature request.

http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=plasmathemetn5.png
Here you can see that when I resized notes plasmoid (with CTRL pressed) into this shape there is too much free spece on the left and right of the text.

Could this be changed?

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ivancukic

9 years ago

Well, it's not up to theme so you should probably contact the author of the notes applet.

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pelzowski

9 years ago

Ok, I've submitted this to KDE bugzilla. Thx

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BartOtten

9 years ago

This...is...just...great! Voting up once loaded down :P

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DanaKil

9 years ago

very slick :) Congrats for this first theme!

(btw,can you share your wallpaper if its licence is compatible ?)

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4 years ago

5.0: Even slimmer version for 4.10
with Font Awesome (http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome) icons

4.0: New, slimmer version prepared for KDE SC 4.5

2.9.0: (will be uploaded after 4.2 final hits the servers)
- started development of the 3rd generation of theme
- new panels and task buttons

2.0:
- complete theme revamp - reimplemented backgrounds, tooltips, panels... (preparing for KDE 4.2)

0.65:
- changed taskbar (originally created for the Glaze theme)
- changed notes

0.6: Preparations for KDE 4.1
- altered panels - panels that are not 100% wide or high are almost transparent
- changed hints
- added translucent background
- krunner background
- tasks theme

0.5:
- different panel looks for differently placed panels (left, right, top, bottom) - requires the SVN version of KDE (4.1)
- removed Lancelot theme from the package

0.4:
- changed the panel a bit (including the opaque version)
- changed borders of the logout screen
0.3
- Theme for Lancelot included
- Removed non-default theme elements
- Installable through GHNS

0.2:
- Plasma dialog background
- Opaque plasma dialog background (used when compositing is turned off)

0.1: Initial release
- widget background
- clock
- notes applet theme

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