Freeze

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Plasma decoration based on Breeze and Dynamo. Transparent for blur compositing (50% opaque) and supports color schemes (window background for content, view hover and focus for element effects).

This represents what I wish a modern desktop theme for KDE would look like, in terms of both appearance and features. Compatible with both KDE4 and Framework 5. The screenshot shows various color styles achieved with system color settings.

KWin counterpart: http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=168737
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Changelog 1 year ago

1.0: Initial release.

1.1: Add a simple and discrete border around background decorations. Just like the Breeze widget theme, it uses the window text color.

1.2: Fix panel background shadow and button color.

1.3: Fix widget bars not showing in Plasma 5. All icons now follow text color, as the Breeze theme intended. Tweak transparency and colorization for several elements.

1.4: Use correct element format in panel-background, old one still included for consistency as panel-background-old. Remove custom icons, as I cannot keep them up to date against changes in the software.

Lawless

2 months ago

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pieter

1 year ago

Great great job! I am tinkering with plasma themes myself from time to time. Some elements of your Freeze theme follow the system colors. And there isn't even a "colors" file in the theme-folder! How does one do that? What's the secret?

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MirceaKitsune

1 year ago

Hello, and thank you! You must set some special properties on svg elements in order to colorize them, which work for both Kwin and Plasma items. To get the background color of the color scheme for instance: Specify "class ColorScheme-Background" and "style fill:currentColor;fill-opacity:0.5". Note however that Inkscape adds another color property when saving, so you might have to edit the svg in a text editor to make sure nothing else is added to the style field that causes KDE to ignore color settings.

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pieter

1 year ago

Great! Thanks a lot. I will experiment with that!

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phob1an

1 year ago

Just wondering why it doesn't appear as in your screenshot on my machine. See here: http://sta.sh/0o2d73fpqob

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MirceaKitsune

1 year ago

Hi. Are you talking about the KWin / Aurorae theme? If so it looks correct to me... I only changed the button and border size in updates, and the screenshots were also against a black background so transparency wasn't visible. If you're talking about this Plasma theme however, it looks okay except it should be transparent... I have no idea why it's not, I have no problems here.

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airdrik

3 years ago

Very nice theme, I like it a lot (I'm a fan of plasma themes which follow the desktop color scheme, which I customize heavily).

I do run into a problem when using white/light text on dark backgrounds with this theme: text entry boxes (like the search box in the Add Widgets panel or Homerun) have a (nearly) white background, and the white-on-white is unreadable.
Is there a way to change that to something more neutral (or preferably use the view background color from the color scheme)? I imagine that if it can't be set up to pull from the color scheme then using a medium grey should be sufficient so that it can be usable with either white/light or black/dark text.

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MirceaKitsune

3 years ago

Hello. Glad you like the scheme!

As for the text color issue, I'm afraid I don't know with certainty. The colors can only be customized for svg elements (panels, borders, etc) as the text is handled separately by Plasma. I only have this issue with the Aurorae component of the theme, since the engine only allows a fixed font color.

At least for me however, Plasma automatically switches between black / white fonts accordingly based on the panel background. Do you get this issue with KDE4 Plasma Desktop, or the Framework 5 Plasmashell? If I can fix this by tweaking the colors of an element, I shall look into it for an update.

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airdrik

3 years ago

I'm using KDE+Plasma 4.
The style for the search box is styled by the theme. Examples in other themes include Colorbit: button text on a light gray background w/gradient, Doomsday (http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Doomsday?content=159938): uses white text on a black background, Aya: uses button text on a (semi-transparent?) medium gray background.

I'm not sure where the background for the search/input box is defined, but I'm guessing it's an svg file since some styles use gradients or custom borders.

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EazyVG

3 years ago

Thanks for the owrk, but where do I exactly change the colour to make it more black/darker to the default lighter/whitish. Running KDE 4.14 and I cannot find it. Thanks.

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MirceaKitsune

3 years ago

Configure Desktop -> Application Appearance -> Colors, Plasma panels use the Window Background color. And thank you, glad you like it!

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Changelog 1 year ago

1.0: Initial release.

1.1: Add a simple and discrete border around background decorations. Just like the Breeze widget theme, it uses the window text color.

1.2: Fix panel background shadow and button color.

1.3: Fix widget bars not showing in Plasma 5. All icons now follow text color, as the Breeze theme intended. Tweak transparency and colorization for several elements.

1.4: Use correct element format in panel-background, old one still included for consistency as panel-background-old. Remove custom icons, as I cannot keep them up to date against changes in the software.

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