oxygen-transparent

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Description:

Oxygen style and decoration with support for transparency (see screenshots).

This is an official branch of the KDE oxygen style. It is kept in sync with the official oxygen style, and adds support of full transparency on the windows.

The style and the decoration are named "Oxygen Transparent" and appear as such in KDE's system settings (in both the applications and workspace appearance pages).

A configuration helper application is included with the style that allows one to configure both the style and the decoration in the same window. It is called oxygen-transparent-settings.

The provided script, named oxygen-setup.pl is used to:

- get the sources (from git)
- configure them
- compile and install the window decoration and widget style.

important notes

1/ The style (and decoration) should work for recent enough versions of KDE4.

Different versions (branches) must be used depending on your KDE version:

- the KDE/4.8 version works with KDE/4.8 (tested), and possibly some earlier verions (not tested)

- the KDE/4.9 version works with KDE/4.9 (tested)

- the master version works with latest KDE, compiled from git. It may not work with any earlier KDE release.

New versions will be added (KDE/4.10, etc.) when the corresponding KDE4 version is out.

One can switch between branches by running the script and specifying the relevant branch:

oxygen-setup.pl --branch KDE/4.8
oxygen-setup.pl --branch KDE/4.9
oxygen-setup.pl --branch master


By default (when no branch is specified), the master branch is used.

There is a number of additional options available for the setup script. To get a list of them, type:
./oxygen-setup.pl --help


2/ Since March 4th 2011, oxygen-transparent has moved to git.

The project home page is:

https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/artwork/oxygen-transparent

You can get the sources directly using:

git clone git://anongit.kde.org/oxygen-transparent


3/ KDE development packages are needed for the compilation to succeed (see below)

Feedback highly appreciated either here on on IRC, #oxygen. (ping hpereira, or hugo)

Downloads

There are automatic builds linked in the download section which have been provided by others (thanks !).

Only the first download (the script) is maintained by me, it always provide the latest svn version of the code.

Needed packages for installation/compilation

(thanks to MezzeForte for providing the list):

- gcc-c++
- git
- cmake
- kdebase-workspace-dev
- libxrender-dev
- libx11-dev

- Depending on the distribution you have the name of the packages might change a bit

- there are usually more packages needed by the packages above and installed via dependency.

For instance,

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake kdelibs5-dev kdebase-workspace-dev libxrender-dev libx11-dev git


should work on recent enough Ubuntu (thanks to Antelmo for posting. See page5).

Bugs:

Even though oxygen-transparent is not officially part of KDE you can report bugs to https://bugs.kde.org.
You would need to select Oxygen as a product, and Style as a component.

Make sure that "Oxygen-Transparent" appears in the bug title so that it does not get confused with official oxygen bugs.

Posting bug reports at bugs.kde.org is highly recommended rather than posting comments on this page, as it makes my life much easier at bookkeeping.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

7f0a6013:
- synchronized with latest oxygen
- created KDE/4.10 branch
- Warning: if you are using the "master" branch (which targets KDE/4.11), you will have conflicts with oxygen (@KDE) configuration, unless you are also using kde from git repositories
This is due to backward incompatible changes in the configuration code.

83a46b6c:
- attempt at fixing bug concerning window positionning on screen for multi-screen setup
- changes in version policy. New available branches are KDE/4.8, KDE/4.9, and master. KDE/4.10 branch will be added as soon as the corresponding KDE4 version is released. The "stable" branch has been removed.

731ce67e:
- synchronized with oxygen (KDE/4.9)
- fixed crash at exit for virtually all KDE applications

d7bb65f0:
- synchronized with oxygen
- use icon from icon theme for tab-close button
- updated install script to deal with master and stable branch

7a121e2:
- synchronized with oxygen
- fixed compilation issues with too old versions of KDE

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powerfeniks

8 years ago

Thanks for yours job the theme is great.

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Oklep

8 years ago

Hello.
I have kubuntu 11.10, installation without problems, bur in "oxygen-settings" I dont have any option for transparency... why?

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Oklep

8 years ago

Sorry, my bad... (oxygen-transparent-settings)
I change window decoration from oxygen to oxygen transparent, and work fine.
But transparent body dont work.

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Transparent style should work (provided that you also selected oxygen-transparent for "application appearance") for newly started applications, or after re-login. Does it ?

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

use oxygen-transparent-settings
(in order not overwrite the official one)

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originalseed

8 years ago

I get

./oxygen-setup.pl: line 32: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
./oxygen-setup.pl: line 32: `GetOptions('

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

you're missing a perl module, necessary for the setup script to run (and not for oxygen-transparent itself).
Most likely something like: perl-getopt
(see the "use Getopt::Long" line at the beginning of the script)

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originalseed

8 years ago

it worked with

perl oxygen-setup.pl

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falldown

8 years ago

I'm getting these two errors at the end of my make -j2


[ 98%] Building CXX object style/CMakeFiles/oxygen_transparent.dir/oxygenstyle.o
[ 98%] Building CXX object style/CMakeFiles/oxygen_transparent.dir/oxygenstylehelper.o
/home/falldown/.kde/oxygen-transparent/build/style/oxygenstyle.cpp: In member function ‘void Oxygen::Style::initializeKGlobalSettings()’:
/home/falldown/.kde/oxygen-transparent/build/style/oxygenstyle.cpp:8311: error: ‘ListenForChanges’ is not a member of ‘KGlobalSettings’
make[2]: *** [style/CMakeFiles/oxygen_transparent.dir/oxygenstyle.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[1]: *** [style/CMakeFiles/oxygen_transparent.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

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falldown

8 years ago

Oddly enough commenting /*ListenForChanges*/ out fixed the problem. It's running great!! Full transparency where expected. No crashes as of yet.
Just in case my specs are a minimal KDE 4.5-7 build running on CrunchBang 2.6.32-5 amd64.

By the way.. beautiful work Hugo.. Muy Bien!!

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masterdany88

8 years ago

hello, is there any chance to use it witch compiz fusion?? will it still have transparency and blur???

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Just tried.
Yes transparency works with compiz.
For blur, does not seem to work, but I'm not sure my graphics card supports it (for compiz).
I guess you'd have to give it a shot ...
(I have no clue how compiz implements blur behind windows).

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givchik

8 years ago

I was very glad to find you made ​​a theme: it provides ample opportunities in the design. That just, might you know, it works fine only with the programs of the package KDE, and software such as: LibreOffice, Rhythmbox - not picked up. True, not all "third party" program resisted the new trends, for example VLC, worked well with the new theme perfectly. Surprised me with just the shell, which reissued only by half. With great pleasure to help in testing, accomplish your goal for all items that I found in use.

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Indeed this is a KDE/Qt widget theme (and window decoration). It will work only for KDE and Qt applications, not for gtk-based applications (such as libreoffice, firefox, nautilus, etc.)

There is an oxygen-gtk version of the oxygen widget style that works for gtk-based applications, but this one does not (yet) support transparency.

Besides, supporting transparency for gtk is quite a pain, because many (many) gtk apps crash in the process (we tried).

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givchik

8 years ago

Well I just have to wait, as a developer, I can not help you (not enough knowledge and experience). I hope this does not last long.)))))

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sergioii

8 years ago

~/oxygen-transparent$ ./oxygen-setup.pl
--- oxygen transparent easy setup script

--- checking out source code
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/oxygen-transparent
sh: git: not found
system git clone git://anongit.kde.org/oxygen-transparent>&1 failed: 32512

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

you need to install git (get the relevant packages from your distribution).

You will likely need other packages, such as cmake, kde-workspace-devel, etc.

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sergioii

8 years ago

Obrigado.

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robinparadise

8 years ago

Hello, I realized that "oxygen transparent" improves many applications (vlc black flashes disappear) and I would like these improvements appeared in virtualbox, because when I fullscreen virtualized machines it produces black flashes.
There is a possibility that virtualbox use use oxygen transparent?

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robinparadise

8 years ago

Hello, I realized that "oxygen transparent" improves many applications (vlc black flashes disappear) and I would like these improvements appeared in virtualbox, because when I fullscreen virtualized machines it produces black flashes.
There is a possibility that virtualbox use use oxygen transparent?

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herophuong

8 years ago

I'm using kde 4.7.2 in kubuntu 11.10. The window decoration doesn't follow the settings (both inheriting from widget style or manually set). Is there anybody facing this problem like me?
This is the screenshot: http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/1482/snapshot2p.png

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Can you double check that you are actually using oxygen-transparent (and not oxygen) also for the window decoration style ?

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herophuong

8 years ago

Sorry, my bad. I'm new to KDE so this kind of seperate settings makes me confused a little bit. Thanks for your fast reply.

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vayu

8 years ago

I get this error:
CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/KDE4Macros.cmake:678 (add_library):
Cannot find source file "oxygenmnemonics.cpp".

kubuntu 11.04 amd64

I have it working on 11.04 i386. On that one I upgraded to 4.7. I was not wanting to do that for this system. Any ideas?

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vayu

8 years ago

I get this error:
CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/KDE4Macros.cmake:678 (add_library):
Cannot find source file "oxygenmnemonics.cpp".

kubuntu 11.04 amd64

I have it working on 11.04 i386. On that one I upgraded to 4.7. I was not wanting to do that for this system. Any ideas?

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6 years ago

7f0a6013:
- synchronized with latest oxygen
- created KDE/4.10 branch
- Warning: if you are using the "master" branch (which targets KDE/4.11), you will have conflicts with oxygen (@KDE) configuration, unless you are also using kde from git repositories
This is due to backward incompatible changes in the configuration code.

83a46b6c:
- attempt at fixing bug concerning window positionning on screen for multi-screen setup
- changes in version policy. New available branches are KDE/4.8, KDE/4.9, and master. KDE/4.10 branch will be added as soon as the corresponding KDE4 version is released. The "stable" branch has been removed.

731ce67e:
- synchronized with oxygen (KDE/4.9)
- fixed crash at exit for virtually all KDE applications

d7bb65f0:
- synchronized with oxygen
- use icon from icon theme for tab-close button
- updated install script to deal with master and stable branch

7a121e2:
- synchronized with oxygen
- fixed compilation issues with too old versions of KDE

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