Aether Dark

Plasma Themes

Source (required if based on other people's work): https://cgit.kde.org/scratch/kvermette/aether-plasma-theme-dark.git/

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Description:

Aether Dark is currently under development; please report any issues found within the theme when installed on Plasma 5.12 or higher.

Aether is a theme aiming to use sweeping but subtle gradients and "just enough" transparency to illustrate the new blurring of the Plasma Desktop. This theme has extra details visible for 4K users willing to smear their eyeballs on their screens (mainly pencil-thin lines) and also works correctly with standard definition screens.

The icon theme in the screenshots is the Aether Icon theme, found here:
https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1176332/

This is my first Plasma theme proper, so in part this is a test to see how far I can currently push the Plasma theme system. Contributions and fixes to the theme are welcome in the Git repo. This is going up a bit "early" so I can begin getting feedback before creating the light version.

KNOWN ISSUES:
- The desktop toolbox container is currently broken looking.
- Some corners on panels aren't blurred properly; may not be noticeable pending on background and settings.
Last changelog:

0.0.2a 10 days ago

- Screen-edge glow effect now smooth. (temp fix, may be nicer later)
- Task progress highlights have been redone; now show nicely on all sides of the screen.
- The line edit no longer shows a box-in-box.
- Organization tweaks to the task manager file.

ysteina

5 days ago

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Cybernix

5 days ago

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migue

5 days ago

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Usrename01

8 days ago

Very nice theme, tnx Ken. The only thing i notice is that the kmail new mail icon is black so barely visible. That's the only thing that keeps me from using it because the rest is beautiful.

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KenVermette

8 days ago

Understood; I've wrapped up the basic concepts behind the icons and am working on getting common system tray items finished up. I'll include mail icons in the next update, coming later today or tomorrow.

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KenVermette

8 days ago

Updated! I don't use Kmail myself; if you don't mind can you confirm if there's a nice new kmail icon in the tray?

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Masque

7 days ago

I'm trying this. This is what I see with 0.0.3a:

https://imgur.com/a/eUgib7k

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KenVermette

5 days ago

Ahhhoh, that's what's going on there. I see you're also using Aether icons, so I think the next update you'll need is to the icon set. I've got some work in the pipes, but it may take a short while for me to have something for you. I'll ping you when I have it done, and I'll also install Kmail to test it out properly before I celebrate.

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Masque

5 days ago

Thanks. :)

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Usrename01

7 days ago

Hi Ken, thank you for the update. After applying it the kmail new mail icon remains dark. The problem is not the theme but the icon set. When I switch the icon theme from aether to breeze or papirus the icon displays correctly. Also the aether theme has no icons for devices in the volume control applet in the system tray. So I eagerly await the updates to the aether icon theme. Thanks for all your work.

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Usrename01

7 days ago

And last but not least , when using the default plasma start menu the icons for shutdown, restart, sleep, lock etc are also dark. :-)

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KenVermette

5 days ago

Yup, those are on the hit-list for icons, they'll be in the next update I'll be posting early next week. :D

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Usrename01

5 days ago

Thanks Ken, much appreciated. Pling has been given and well deserved :-)

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ftrh

10 days ago

looks so beautiful, i will give a try, and maybe you can also custom the system try icon

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KenVermette

10 days ago

Yep, icons are on the list of additions for the theme! They will take a hair longer because I'm going to be doing a more thorough design exercise with the Aether icon theme and they will need to match.

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ahjolinna

10 days ago

I love it, this has become my new fav. plasma theme

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Masque

12 days ago

Cool theme. I think that this and the icon theme are a nice improvements over Breeze. There's only one issue that I'm having. It seems like there's no progress indicator when using the icon only task manager in a vertical panel.

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KenVermette

12 days ago

Hrmmm, I see the issue. On it.

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KenVermette

10 days ago

I couldn't fix it the way I was hoping (I don't see a way to control the direction of the progress mask) so I've made the progress indication more of a glow than part of the highlight bar. Hope it works for you, if you have any more feedback please let me know!

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Masque

9 days ago

Looks good enough for me ;-)
Thanks also for fixing the box-in-a-box issue.

Using it daily I found a couple of other ones.
Icon Only Task manager: there's no distinction between the pinned icon of an application that's not running and an iconified window.

Desktop tools: when the button is moved away from the a corner it adds two dark lines underneath the activity name.

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KenVermette

8 days ago

Yeek, the toolbox is pretty bad. On it. Also looking at the icons only task manager.

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KenVermette

8 days ago

Improved the icons only task manager distinctions. The toolbox is still funky, I'm working to fix it. Thank you for the feedback as well!

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Masque

7 days ago

Is the task manager already updated? I ask because I just upgraded the theme to 0.0.3a, but I couldn't see the difference.

To be clearer, here's a screenshot https://imgur.com/a/yNUxLXv
My issue is with the iconified windows, which icons are the same as the unlaunched pinned icons.

The second screenshot is for another thing that I noticed with the applications menu.

Anyway, I really appreciate what you are doing. It would be cool to have this theme and the corresponding icon theme as default for plasma. :)

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KenVermette

5 days ago

That's odd, it doesn't seem like you're getting *any* of the task backgrounds. Question; if you change the theme, log out, and log in again does the problem persist? Also, what Plasma version are you on? Thank you and sorry for the issues. :/

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KenVermette

5 days ago

You should be seeing something like this... https://imgur.com/BFCReeZ

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0.0.2a 10 days ago

- Screen-edge glow effect now smooth. (temp fix, may be nicer later)
- Task progress highlights have been redone; now show nicely on all sides of the screen.
- The line edit no longer shows a box-in-box.
- Organization tweaks to the task manager file.

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