Freeze
Aurorae Themes
Score 61%
Description:

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 1 year 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.

pieter

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago

Thank you! Very nice.

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needles

1 month 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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MirceaKitsune

1 month ago

Greetings. The transparency of the KWin theme is the same as that of the Plasma panel background (0.5 alpha). Just select the theme for KWin and it will work the same way as that for Plasma.

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pieter

2 months ago

Hurrah! I found out! The Freeze window decoration gets its color from the "colors" file that is located in the "root directory" of the plasma-theme. Plasma-themes can be located in the folder ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme or in /usr/share/plasma/desktoptheme. There is the file "colors" and in the file "colors" there is the line: BackgroundNormal=xx,yy.zz under the item [Colors:Window]. And THERE the color of the window decoration comes from. GREAT, thank you so much for pointing me in the rigt direction!

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pieter

2 months ago

I read that to change the color of the window decoration I have to change Configure Desktop -> Application Appearance -> Colors -> Colors -> Common Colors -> Window Background. That seems strange. Isn't the freeze window decoration color derived from Configure Desktop -> Application Appearance -> Colors -> Colors -> Common Colors ->Active Titlebar?

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MirceaKitsune

2 months ago

Unfortunately the titlebar color is not made available to svg elements for Aurorae. Therefore I went with what Oxygen did, and used the background color which was the closest match.

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rosenrot

1 year ago

Crash kwin in plasma 5 :( I have to do alt+f2 and kwin_x11

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MirceaKitsune

1 year ago

It's a theme for Aurorae, consisting of svg elements. It can't cause a crash by itself. Something else must have broken in KWin or its settings... which is sadly not surprising considering plasma5 is still pretty new. Perhaps try other themes with transparency and / or color scheme support, otherwise I don't know more that can be of help here unfortunately.

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armageddon51

2 years ago

The theme is very nice but it seems to introduce a bug. A lot of time when maximizing or minimizing a window, the content is completely black. It is repeatable as well.Restoring the original theme clear the problem.

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MirceaKitsune

2 years ago

Thank you for reporting this. Although I don't think it's something the theme can fix, since it's likely not a bug in the svg elements. Plasma 5 is still in experimental stage and very buggy from many perspectives... last time I checked, even colors wouldn't update properly until restarting the system a few times.

My other machine still runs Plasma 5 however and uses this theme. I never got this problem there either. It might be a corrupt cache perhaps?

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iameric

2 years ago

Very elegant. Thanks for the upload.

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EazyVG

2 years ago

Unable to find where exactly I can make it darker/blacker to that of default lighter/whitish colour. KDE 4.14. Thanks for the work.

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MirceaKitsune

2 years ago

Configure Desktop -> Application Appearance -> Colors -> Colors -> Common Colors -> Window Background.

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armageddon51

2 years ago

Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. One request though, the white text on the active title bar is hard to see. Is there a way to darken it ? There is a selection in the color menu too but it has no effect.
TX

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taylorcmatt68

2 years ago

love your freeze theme, i would like to add a glow around the border like the oxygen window-theme, how can modify to achieve this?

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Changelog 1 year 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.

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updated Sep 08 2017
added Jan 28 2015
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