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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HugoPereira

8 years ago

You are apparently missing qmake. It is included in some Qt4 devel package, provided by your distribution. You might then also miss other packages. See the text in the package description (above) for an indicative list of required packages.

Keep me posted,

Hugo

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avlas

8 years ago

I'm experiencing some small issues using transparency in kde. This I don't think it's a problem from oxygen-transparent but from the fact that some kde developers didn't try their applications when transparency is enabled.

One issue is that quite often there is no blur effect under some text (this happens in most of the kde applications, e.g. kate, kontact, dolphin, rekonq...).

Another one is that there are still small parts of some applications that are not transparent (e.g. arrows to move between tabs in rekonq and choqok).

In the first case, the usability is reduced because for instance it's difficult to read the text when you have some more text below (from other window below or from some widget)

In the second case, the application looks a bit ugly.

I wonder if there is a way of solving this issues. I guess it would imply that developers test their applications with oxygen-transparent too, to be aware of these small but important issues

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avlas

8 years ago

It seems there is a regression when using oxygen-transparent (transparency different than 0%) so the blur desktop effect stops working (it comes back when transparency is set to 0%).

Please take a look at the bug:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=272899

It has been a bit difficult for me to figure out what was the reason (either the nouveau driver, or some bug in kde) until I've tried removing the transparency completely.

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Just looked at kwin bug report and mesa bug report, and I must say all threads are quite funny.

I guess it comes with using only bleeding-edge stuff. (nouveau from git, kwin, and oxygen-transparent).

I've much respect to that, and you taking the time to carefully report the issues you have to all interested parties.

I hope you're having fun :)

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avlas

8 years ago

yeah,it's quite fine to me :) but in any way I would like to upset developers in any project.

thanks for your feedback to this regard

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avlas

8 years ago

I'm not sure whether I said this correctly, what I really meant was that I really appreciate the effort that developers do, so I wouldn't like to disturb you guys

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avlas

8 years ago

Forget about this, it's working properly. my system is updating packages automatically, so it surely updated the driver in between. Sorry about that...

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pilatus

8 years ago

Is there any way to make none KDE apps like Firefox Thunderbird and OpenOffice to use OT like Kmail does

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Non Qt applications use a different style (most of them gtk).

Oxygen-gtk does not support transparency yet, so no.

QtCurve does, I think, but does not have the same appearance.

Finally some apps will still not have it
(e.g. firefox, thunderbird, ooffice), because they use their own code, and gtk (or Qt) as a wrapper, not allowing transparency to be used at all.

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pilatus

8 years ago

Hi
Almoast every KDE app crashing after installing the theme any ideas?
KDE 4.4.5, Kubuntu 10.4, nVidia driver ver: 195.36.24
Sample app crash: 1. Dolphin
[email protected]:~$ dolphin
<unknown program name>(1677)/: Communication problem with "dolphin" , it probably crashed.
Error message was: "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" : " "Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)" "

[email protected]:~$ KCrash: Application 'dolphin' crashing...
sock_file=/home/pilatus/.kde/socket-pilatus-laptop/kdeinit4__0
^C
2. Krusader
[email protected]:~$ krusader
KCrash: Application 'krusader' crashing...
sock_file=/home/pilatus/.kde/socket-pilatus-laptop/kdeinit4__0

3. sys settings:
[email protected]:~$ systemsettings
KCrash: Application 'systemsettings' crashing...
sock_file=/home/pilatus/.kde/socket-pilatus-laptop/kdeinit4__0
systemsettings(2782): Communication problem with "systemsettings" , it probably crashed.
Error message was: "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown" : " "The name org.kde.systemsettings was not provided by any .service files" "
all the above started after installing OT and rebooting. So now I can not change the settings neither lucky me I can start firefox and other non KDE apps, some KDE apps start to like Kmail, Kinfocenter
THX in advance

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

I think KDE 4.4 is unfortunately too old for recent oxygen-transparent, because of keeping it in sync with oxygen (from KDE trunk).

It should work with kde4.5 though. (last time I checked).

I guess I should update the description accordingly.

Sorry

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pilatus

8 years ago

Never mind I reinstalled OT and now it's working fine...
I have question: there are some programs by default marked as exceptions, is there any compatibility issue or just they don't look well with OT?

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Some of the black listed applications were done so because of direct conflict:
for most of them, video playing is broken.
This might actually have been fixed since then, so feel free to give it a new shot.

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pilatus

8 years ago

Correct.
Updated to 4.5.3 works like a charm THX for uploading very nice!

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pilatus

8 years ago

Update: It worked forabout 10 minutes but after that it is not transparent anymore...???? even if selected both to be OT.... any ideas?

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pilatus

8 years ago

Hi
Almoast every KDE app crashing after installing the theme any ideas?
KDE 4.4.5, Kubuntu 10.4, nVidia driver ver: 195.36.24
Sample app crash: 1. Dolphin
[email protected]:~$ dolphin
<unknown program name>(1677)/: Communication problem with "dolphin" , it probably crashed.
Error message was: "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" : " "Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)" "

[email protected]:~$ KCrash: Application 'dolphin' crashing...
sock_file=/home/pilatus/.kde/socket-pilatus-laptop/kdeinit4__0
^C
2. Krusader
[email protected]:~$ krusader
KCrash: Application 'krusader' crashing...
sock_file=/home/pilatus/.kde/socket-pilatus-laptop/kdeinit4__0

3. sys settings:
[email protected]:~$ systemsettings
KCrash: Application 'systemsettings' crashing...
sock_file=/home/pilatus/.kde/socket-pilatus-laptop/kdeinit4__0
systemsettings(2782): Communication problem with "systemsettings" , it probably crashed.
Error message was: "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown" : " "The name org.kde.systemsettings was not provided by any .service files" "
all the above started after installing OT and rebooting. So now I can not change the settings neither lucky me I can start firefox and other non KDE apps, some KDE apps start to like Kmail, Kinfocenter
THX in advance

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avlas

8 years ago

I have problems with oxygen transparent dealing with java applications like matlab (the icon is missing in the task bar and appears weird in the matlab title bar).

I don't know if it was reported before though.

Thanks in advance...

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skhalil

8 years ago

finally I end up installing oxygen-transparent by I can't change my opacity. I tried changing opacity settings from oxygen-transparent-settings but nothing changed. I am using Nvidia Geforce 8400 gs graphic card.

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

after setting a non opaque transparency, only newly started applications will be affected (I think). You might also need to restart kwin (or simply logout/login).

This assuming that you have selected oxygen-transparent for both the widget style and the window decoration.

You also need to have desktop effects enabled.

Other than the above, no clue :(

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skhalil

8 years ago

Thanks, I forgot to select the widget style oxygen transparent theme

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mu3en

8 years ago

getting slider-slab-qt.png in my home folder since a few days. saw the kde commit related to this http://commits.kde.org/kde-workspace/228c102716ab826ada02acff85cbccd7b5707faf

not sure if it's updated in oxygen-transparent?

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

Done.
Thanks for notifying !

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HugoPereira

8 years ago

I actually forgot to push the change to the repository. Its fixed now.
Next time you update (re-run the script, install, and then logout/login), the png's should be gone.

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mu3en

8 years ago

works great, looks awesome:

http://mu3en.org/kde/oxygen-transparent.png

thanks hugo!

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mu3en

8 years ago

thanks for responding so fast!
i've updated by rerunning the script, still getting the slider png after a restart. do i need to remove previous version first or something else?

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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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