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Source (required if based on other people's work): https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-alphablackcontrol

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Description:

v4 Requires: Breeze AlphaBlack v13+ (https://store.kde.org/p/1084931/)

A simple widget to control the desktop theme's accent color (including titlebars), panel opacity, and the style of the taskbar's window buttons.

In v4, the widget will hide when you lock the widgets. It will also hide when not using the Breeze AlphaBlack desktop theme (or Breeze Dark for technical reasons).
Last changelog:

v4 - October 12 2018 9 days ago

* Add text color editor (requires Breeze AlphaBlack v14).
* Hide widget when widgets are locked.
* Hide widget when not currently using Breeze AlphaBlack (or Breeze Dark since we switch to it to force a reload).
* Add a text blurb educating the user to either lock widgets to hide, or to uninstall via the "Add Widgets" popup.

MirceaMx

1 month ago

+ Great widget for a great theme.

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MirceaMx

2 months ago

Could you please tell me how to remove it...I mean I deleted it and still appears in the system tray entries. I'm using the theme (BTW GREAT theme) but not the widget as it seems it does not do anything, rather do it manually but after deleting it it still appears in the 'System Tray Settings'. Thank you.

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Zren

2 months ago

If you deleted it (via Add Widgets > Get New Widgets > Download > Remove), then you'll probably need to relog for it to disappear.

You could also just hide it by right click the System Tray "triangle", open System Tray Settings, and uncheck the widget under Extra Items.

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MirceaMx

2 months ago

I rebooted 4XTimes. I removed it via 'Get New Widgets' them manually from '.local/share/plasma/plasmoids' and I did disable it and hide it, I'm not saying it's active, just still in the menu for Extra items. And I remember it was a problem on another OS. So you have no idea also. Oh well! I'll try to find a way...

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Zren

1 month ago

It's possible that while it's "uninstalled", the system tray widget "remembers" that you want it disabled in case it is ever installed again.

I know the System Tray keeps a list in ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc
Ctrl+F for "hiddenItems=", it's probably in there under "com.github.zren.alphablackcontrol".

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MirceaMx

1 month ago

Please see screenshot attached:
https://expirebox.com/download/84e7445fd4730f82fd29c0233561dd7c.html

In short, it does not work even though disabled. I deleted it's line once from .config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc (under 'known items' and it reappeared after boot. Thank you for the effort.

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Zren

1 month ago

You can't edit the "appletrc" with plasmashell running, as plasmashell will overwrite your changes when the process is killed.

So first open up the terminal in one window, and "appletrc" in another window. Run "killall plasmashell" in the terminal. Edit the "appletrc" file. Then run "kstart5 plasmashell" in the Terminal to bring back Plasma/panels/wallpaper.

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MirceaMx

1 month ago

Thank you. I think I discovered the issue. As long as my theme is your theme "Breeze AlphaBlack" it will be there. When I change the theme, the widget selection is gone. So I will stick with it. Thank you.

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xindelar

2 months ago

+

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6A63

2 months ago

Say that I want to uninstall the addon / revert it: How do I change back the window border colours? I have changed the taskbar theme and colour scheme back to breeze, but the window border colour is still determined by this widget, even after I have uninstalled it. Can this be reverted?

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Zren

2 months ago

Just change your color theme to fix the titlebar color.

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6A63

2 months ago

Upon changing the colour theme, the titlebar colour is fixed, but the window borders are not. Here is what is happening when I remove and uninstall the widget, and change my colour theme when the widget set the colour theme to #000000: https://i.imgur.com/0iG5HaB.png
Note the black borders, with only the titlebar being reverted.

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Zren

2 months ago

Open up ~/.config/kdeglobals
Then delete the [WM] section. It should reset the colors to the defaults.

This section:

[WM]
activeBackground=0,0,0
activeBlend=252,252,252
activeFont=Noto Sans,10,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0,Regular
activeForeground=255,255,255
activeTitleBtnBg=255,0,255
frame=0,0,0
handle=255,0,0
inactiveBackground=0,0,0
inactiveBlend=75,71,67
inactiveForeground=255,255,255
inactiveFrame=0,0,0
inactiveHandle=0,255,0
inactiveTitleBtnBg=0,0,255

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6A63

2 months ago

Thanks a lot, the colours have reset.
Good plasmoid by the way, but perhaps have the option to reset the window border without the need for manually deleting anything from config files, or an option for the colour modification to only affect certain aspects of the window.
Regardless, nice work.

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Zren

2 months ago

v3 of the widget + v12 of the desktop theme should give the best of both worlds. By default, changing the accent color will change the window decoration. but you'll have a button to reset or reapply the colors.

Video: https://streamable.com/nwuyv

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DoppelDoppler

3 months ago

+Love it.

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DoppelDoppler

3 months ago

This is so awesome! Thank you very much!

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v4 - October 12 2018 9 days ago

* Add text color editor (requires Breeze AlphaBlack v14).
* Hide widget when widgets are locked.
* Hide widget when not currently using Breeze AlphaBlack (or Breeze Dark since we switch to it to force a reload).
* Add a text blurb educating the user to either lock widgets to hide, or to uninstall via the "Add Widgets" popup.

v3 - July 26 2018 2 months ago

* Add buttons to reset window decoration colors or reapply the colors based on the accent color.

v2 - June 24 2018 3 months ago

* Add background opacity sliders for popups and desktop widgets.

v1 - May 29 2018 3 months ago

* First released version which provides a GUI to change the accent color, panel opacity, and tasks.svg theme.

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