Freeze

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Window decoration for Aurorae, based on Breeze and Dynamo. Transparent for blur compositing (50% opaque) and supports color schemes (window background for content, view hover for button colors). Moderate border and title bar size (just slightly larger than Oxygen).

This represents what I wish a modern desktop theme for KDE would look like, in terms of both appearance and features. Meant to be used with the Breeze or Oxygen Transparent widget styles, and compatible with both KDE4 and Framework 5. The screenshot shows various color styles achieved with system color settings.

Plasma counterpart: http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=168760
Last changelog:

Changelog 10 months ago

1.0: Initial release.

1.1: Add a simple and discrete border around background decorations. Just like the Breeze widget theme, it uses the window text color.

1.2: Fix background shadow and button color.

1.3: Make the border somewhat bigger.

1.4: Slightly bigger borders and buttons.

1.5: Bigger buttons with more spacing.

1.6: Smaller border, less button spacing, black font and icon for inactive windows.

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pieter

1 month ago

10 10 the best

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pieter

1 month ago

Super great! I use it for ages! But little question: is there a way to make the window decoration a little more transparent?

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pieter

1 month ago

Oeps, already did it. Just editing the decoration.svgz with kate...

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MirceaKitsune

1 month ago

Yeah: I wish there was an option for that in the theme settings, but Plasma / Aurorae only allow changing the color without transparency. To edit the transparency you must change the svg elements unfortunately, however that's the only requirement.

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pieter

1 month ago

Super great! I use it for ages! But little question: is there a way to make the window decoration a little more transparent?

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xanrer

4 months ago

10 Hello, Does the color changing thing still works in plasma 5? I couldn't get it to work. Regardless its awesome!

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MirceaKitsune

3 months ago

Works for me on openSUSE Tumbleweed (which uses the latest version of Plasma). Remember that the titlebar follows the window background color, as Aurorae doesn't allow using the titlebar color directly.

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xanrer

3 months ago

Am i in the wrong place? https://i.ibb.co/fMBR3FJ/Screenshot-20201026-195456.png Changing window background there does not change anything. System is manjaro with plasma ver 5.19.5 tried on other rigs too (all manjaro)

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MirceaKitsune

3 months ago

Yes, that color option should be it. It works fine for me, just tested again now and the color changes accordingly. Plasma 5.20.1, before I had 5.19.5 and no issues then either.

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xanrer

3 months ago

Odd, i tried on 3 different manjaro computers so far none worked. I'm waiting for 5.20 to come out for manjaro atm i'll try to update you if anything changes or not.

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xanrer

3 months ago

Tried with latest plasma as well, still the same :/

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xanrer

3 months ago

Hmm just realized, im using a plasma theme called harmony. When I change my theme to something else it works. So harmony is the problem not freeze, my bad.

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pr0cella

1 year ago

9 9 excellent

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pieter

1 year ago

I am a longtime user of the Freeze Aurorae theme. Great work! However I made some changes in the freezerc file:
BorderBottom=6 becomes 1
BorderLeft=6 becomes 1
BorderRight=6 becomes 1
Now you can realy have NO border if you want to and let kwin make the border wider in the settings...
ButtonMarginTop=0 becomes 3
Looks nicer!
I hope you appreciate this constructive criticism of a big fan!

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MirceaKitsune

1 year ago

Nice! I like it with borders so I'll keep the original this way, but feel free to submit your fork if you wish.

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unascribed

2 years ago

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pieter

2 years ago

Oops, I tried the freeze window-decoration using Wayland and it worked 100% but when I went back to X it kept working. It seems all is perfect now!

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MirceaKitsune

2 years ago

Might have been a temporary bug caused by the update, such as a cache issue. I shall be on the lookout for this once the Plasma 5.13 update rolls over in my distro.Thanks for the heads up!

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pieter

2 years ago

The freeze window-decoration stopped working correctly after plasma 5.13 was installed. Too bad because it is the most beautiful decoration around.

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pieter

3 years ago

Would there be a way to make your great window decoration Freeze adapt to the opacity of the plasma desktop theme?

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MirceaKitsune

3 years ago

Unfortunately, as far as I'm aware, KDE does not let you adjust the opacity of elements. This is a feature I've actually been wanting to propose: Allow adjusting the RGBA of each entry in the color scheme, rather than just the RGB and leaving the alpha fixed. Sadly I don't know if such a major change will ever be brought over.

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StephenVictor

3 years ago

Looks great. Just what I've been looking for. It works well with the Agik transparent Plasma theme: https://store.kde.org/p/1187441/

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MirceaKitsune

3 years ago

Note that this theme has its own Plasma counterpart, in case you're interested in using that as well: https://www.opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=168760

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StephenVictor

3 years ago

Thank you! Very nice.

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needles

3 years ago

hi! using Freeze for my plasma theme, would like to use it for window manager as well - is it possible to get a transparent background like you have in the image for the decoration? that was something I've wanted to get functioning since the compiz days.

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Changelog 10 months ago

1.0: Initial release.

1.1: Add a simple and discrete border around background decorations. Just like the Breeze widget theme, it uses the window text color.

1.2: Fix background shadow and button color.

1.3: Make the border somewhat bigger.

1.4: Slightly bigger borders and buttons.

1.5: Bigger buttons with more spacing.

1.6: Smaller border, less button spacing, black font and icon for inactive windows.

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Aurorae

Aurorae is used by Kwin to provide customized Window Decorations for KDE Plasma.
Read more about Aurorae Window Decorations here:

https://techbase.kde.org/User:Mgraesslin/Aurorae