Oxygen-Molecule KDE & GTK+ unified theme

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Oxygen-Molecule is a theme for GTK+ applications to provide a uniform look when used under the KDE 4.4 desktop environment. It was originally based on the kde4.2-oxygen (modified) 0.3 GTK theme by Dennis Schmitz (which was itself based on work originally by Kim Kahns) (url: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/kde4.2-oxygen+(modified)?content=99926)

On top of the original theme, I have made the following changes:
- changed colors to match default KDE 4.4 color scheme, including hue adjustment of all pixmaps
- reworked all of the pixmaps and changed measurements for improved visual appearance
- created new spinner buttons, since the original spinners often looked mismatched with the surrounding pixmaps
- linked the GTK theme with the Oxygen icon set (thank you Craig Drummond for showing me how to do this).

In addition, beginning with version 3.1, Oxygen-Molecule features a “flat” mode which disables the background gradient. Some GTK+ apps don't play nice with the background gradient used in the default Oxygen-Molecule theme, causing patches of the wrong shade of grey to appear in the background. Oxygen-Molecule's flat mode solves this problem, and can be enabled on a per-application basis.

Additional documentation and installation instructions are included in the download.

I am also providing my source graphics files (created with GIMP) for anyone who wants to try making their own color variants.

Notes for the source graphics files: layer names in square brackets indicate the color from the KDE color scheme. There are many graphics files missing... for these, you will just need to edit the theme PNG files (not included in source graphics download--get them from the theme).

Good luck!
Last changelog:

9 years ago

7-29-2010: Added COPYING file to archive.

3.2:
- Redesigned color scheme to use less extreme shading. This looks better for both KDE and GTK+ apps, in my opinion, and also helps everything to blend a little better. For users upgrading from version 3.1 or earlier, please set your KDE color shading to 50% (see step 7 in the installation guide).
- Tweaked menubar gradient to look better for wider windows, but at the expense of the appearance of narrower ones. My reasoning is that most people use their GTK apps either fullscreen or as large windows.
- Adjusted the size of the active menubar item selector, and further fine-tuned the color of the menu item selector.

3.1:
- Added new "flat" mode, which removes the background gradient from windows and tabs.
- Fixed the tree view colors.
- Increased spacing between tabs to better match the Oxygen theme.

3.0:
- Updated theme to match KDE 4.4 widgets and shading.
- Almost all pixmaps were completely redone.
- Countless tweaks, including thinner buttons and entry boxes, new spinner buttons and better tab spacing.
- Removed unnecessary clearlooks reference.
- Changed theme install location in documentation from /usr/share/themes to /usr/local/share/themes.

Further changes are listed in the documentation included with the theme.

nicotine

10 years ago

Good job. Looks nice, but I have same problem with buttons in Firefox.

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jparal

10 years ago

Hi,

I have a problem with buttons in firefox. It seems like the buttons are transparent and inherit the color based on a background. For example, in the firefox theme selection dialog, selected theme became blue as well as the color of the button "Use Theme" and "Uninstall". Does anybody experience the same problem?

p.s. good work, this is the closes look of GTK apps to KDE I've seen so far.

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

Okay, the Firefox transparent buttons have been fixed in version 1.2 :)

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KDEFanatic

10 years ago

Thank you so much!!!!

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

A number of the pixmaps are transparent, which is why the background color under buttons shows through. I actually kind-of like the way that buttons inherit their background color in Firefox, but I see that not everybody is fond of that behavior, so I will look into changing that in the next version.

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KDEFanatic

10 years ago

I have the same problem here(Kubuntu 9.04).
Specially in Firefox forms, all buttons is in the background color. Sometimes, is very hard to see the buttons.

Please, someone have any solution for this problem?

MrBumpy4096 thank you so much for this great theme!!!!

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falco101

10 years ago

Looks great! Gimp and Firefox are necessity under Linux. It would be nice though to have a theme like gtk-qt for kde4, so no matter what your kde style, it would appear in gtk programs.

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mefiX

10 years ago

download is currently n/a ... does anybody else have the file?

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

Okay, download is back up! I had to go with a file hosting service, so I am trying mediafire. Hopefully it will hold up with the bandwidth from you guys :)

If any of you have a better suggestion than mediafire, I'm all ears.

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

Sorry about that--I exceeded my bandwidth with my current web hosting with that file. I hope to have it uploaded to a new site by tomorrow (5/12/09). As a bonus, it will also be an improved version, 1.1 :)

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JavierBere

10 years ago

Does this theme support colorschemes? That's the downfall of most of the gtk oxygen ports :/

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

Unfortunately, it does not. CraigD posted on the first comments page regarding a version of pixbuf that supports recoloring of pixmaps. I don't know how well that would work, especially considering some of my pixmaps have parts that would need to be recolored separately. Regardless, when I get some time, I might have a look at it.

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Israphel

10 years ago

It works in Fedora 10, not extra work needed.

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jackric

10 years ago

hi! I've openSUSE 11.1 , can I install your theme ? How can I do?

thanks

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

You should be able to install it in OpenSUSE, but I haven't tried it myself. Instructions are included in the download. Let me know if you're able to get it working on OpenSUSE, and how you did it, and I'll update the documentation if necessary.

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

I would like to know if my instructions need to be tweaked for other distros. I could only test on Kubuntu. I will update the documentation as needed.

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Montblanc

10 years ago

I thought nothing better than kde42-oxygen exysted!

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bedahr

10 years ago

This is great work!

Thanks for the great theme and it comes with even better documentation - I know how boring writing documentation can be so: Two thumbs up!

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doleman

10 years ago

Great work, but i still have one more question is it possible to make oxygen-molecule match the (customized) kde4.2 colors? Not make kde4.2 match the oxygen-molecule (default) colors. Please letme know what i have to change/edit if it is possible....I tried changing colors in themes gtkrc-file but it doesnt work for buttons and other Widgets.

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MrBumpy4096

10 years ago

Unfortunately, in order to change most of the colors in the GTK+ theme, you will have to edit a ton of pixmaps, including gradients, etc. That's what I had to do to the original theme to make it match the default KDE colors. If anybody is up for the challenge, though, we could have some nice derivatives.

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CraigD

10 years ago

I don't know if this will help but... Years ago I modified the standard Gtk pixmap engine so that it could recolour greyscale pixmaps (the colours were read from ~/.qt/qtrc). The code is in QtPixmap, and can be found at: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/QtPixmap?content=7043

I used this when creating the Geramik theme: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=3952

Note: That these two have not been touched for years, and I stopped using/updating them a long time ago (they'd need to be modified to read colours from the kdeglobals file instead of qtrc). Still they might be of some help.

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9 years ago

7-29-2010: Added COPYING file to archive.

3.2:
- Redesigned color scheme to use less extreme shading. This looks better for both KDE and GTK+ apps, in my opinion, and also helps everything to blend a little better. For users upgrading from version 3.1 or earlier, please set your KDE color shading to 50% (see step 7 in the installation guide).
- Tweaked menubar gradient to look better for wider windows, but at the expense of the appearance of narrower ones. My reasoning is that most people use their GTK apps either fullscreen or as large windows.
- Adjusted the size of the active menubar item selector, and further fine-tuned the color of the menu item selector.

3.1:
- Added new "flat" mode, which removes the background gradient from windows and tabs.
- Fixed the tree view colors.
- Increased spacing between tabs to better match the Oxygen theme.

3.0:
- Updated theme to match KDE 4.4 widgets and shading.
- Almost all pixmaps were completely redone.
- Countless tweaks, including thinner buttons and entry boxes, new spinner buttons and better tab spacing.
- Removed unnecessary clearlooks reference.
- Changed theme install location in documentation from /usr/share/themes to /usr/local/share/themes.

Further changes are listed in the documentation included with the theme.

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