Bare Naked
Plasma Themes
Score 63%
Description:

This is "my" first plasma theme.
I hardly call it my as it copies heavily from Naked. It's more or less Naked with totally transparent panels and it uses Breeze icons.

Version 3.1 made with QTStep.source theme maker script, it also uses that colour scheme.
Last changelog:

3.1 1 month ago

Used QTStep's make_theme script to create and edit theme that uses better colour palette.

Warmuser

7 days ago

Was perfect until the latest updates on Arch. On Fedora works perfectly! ;)

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Primus

6 days ago

That's strange, because I'm using Arch as my main and only desktop, and haven't had any problems (yet).

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vmorenomarin

1 month ago

Excellent jod. Only one suggestion (ior please, tell how to do it): improve the color font contrast for the backgrounds of the panel and other elements, like notifications. I think that with a color like #31363b instead of white, the contrast in could be improved.
By example, in this example, cannot see the names of the apps.
http://i.imgur.com/Umivx8f.png

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google01103

7 years ago

any chance of adding the system tray extender icon?

thanks,

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Primus

7 years ago

Well most of you probably know that this theme isn't working on KDE<4.3.
I know that and I've been meaning to repair that for quite some time, just didn't found time to do it yet...
But I promise that I will.
I do miss this theme my self it was so minimalistic.
There are few themes that are similar to this one, but I didn't found any of them to do exactly what I wish for completely transparent theme...

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DnS

7 years ago

Just what i was looking for ! Now i can put a numeric clock on my plain , gray , clean , totally epured desktop.

THANKS !

*\o/*

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Contrast

8 years ago

Since defining a custom file to be used for the panel background doesn't seem to work yet, this works perfectly for me. I only use my panels as place-holders since my TV has some bad overscan - seeing the edges of them on the screen was driving me nuts. Thanks! :D

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ssri

8 years ago

I would like to chime in and say that I enjoy using this theme, in combination with naked for the info dialogs and krunner. I kind of wish that author would revert the pager theme to the one used in 1.0, akin to naked's pager.

Yes, the clock in 2.0 could still use a little work, but I can use other clocks from other themes, so that is one little niggle that I can forgive.

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Primus

8 years ago

Thanks! I appreciate that you like the theme.
I'll consider the proposals that you made.
I just want to know what's wrong with the clock. OK it's not really a eye-candy, but I feel that it does the job intended.
I thought that a nice and simple clock will be best for the such a bare theme like this one.
Anyway any feedback is welcome and I'll see what I can do about things.

The reason why I changed the pager is that I feel that Aya's pager (the one I used in 2,0) is really cool as it looks like a tab to me...
Maybe I'll try to build on that notion or maybe I'll just revert it back.
I'll see.

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Primus

8 years ago

I wish to know why are some down-voting this theme. So I can if the reasons are reasonable change the theme for the better.
Every critique is welcomed!

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tyrerj

8 years ago

Unfortunatly, some people vote stuff down on the basis of personal taste rather than whether it is good.

So, if you consider that some people vote based on whether or not they would personally use the artwork, then anything over 30% would be considered good. OTOH, some people, like myself, vote based on whether someting is good, I will vote something as good even it it is not my personal taste.

The unfortunate result of this is that the ratings really don't mean much if they are between 25% and 75%.

But, I agree that people that vote something down should leave a message stating why they did so.

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kriko

8 years ago

Very nice, just the clock is too dark for me, I would like to see it more crisp and clean with more contrast. Something like from slim-glow theme but with more cleaner lines.

Also the system tray looks ugly when using compositing with this theme, but I know it is not your fault.

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Primus

8 years ago

I agree that the clock is too dark and will work on that.

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kriko

8 years ago

Excellent, can't wait for newer version!

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widux

8 years ago

Thanx for fixing the panel - works grat now! Keep up the work!

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bigmac60

8 years ago

I was going to switch from Naked except the notes
plasmoid was not transparent. I like the look of
the notes text against the background. Other than
that I liked it and would be using 'Bare Naked'.

Keep up the good work.

bob

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Primus

8 years ago

Sorry for that, I prefered to have a normal notes, but I decided to change back to how Naked makes them it's more in pair with the whole theme...

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Primus

8 years ago

Also could someone be willing enough to make a review of this theme. I'm curious to see what most people think of it.
I see that it's not the most popular, but I understand that my first rookie theme can't become the best theme of all just because id the first with almost totally transparent panels.

thanks to anyone that will decide to make an review. Even if the review will say that it generally sucks. Only that he or she gives enough reasons why.

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ivancukic

8 years ago

The problem with the panel is that it uses the mask of the image to set the X mask, so it the image is completely transparent, panels is completely masked out.

It is cool to try to make the upper half of the panel transparent while the lover part is solid - the icons will get truncated :)

The solution (thanks to yours truly) is to make another set of elements - prefixed with 'mask-' in the SVG file that will define the mask you wish.

Or, naturally, you could use a hack to make the elements /almost/ but not completely transparent...

p.s. If you need any help on theming Lancelot, just ask. Cheerio!

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Primus

8 years ago

Interesting, but I have no idea what your talking about...
I made this theme on pure trial and error.
And I don't know how it works fine for me and not for the others.
And yes I when I'll decide to take this theme to the next level I will need all the help I need.
Or at least I would like a bit of help turning the Lancelot part completely transparent which is my long term objective.
Also I did thought about making a panel background that would mimic the mac os dock just to see if it can be done (I'm not really a big fan of Apple, just curious if I can make the same thing as they can).

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ivancukic

8 years ago

What version of KDE are you using?

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Primus

8 years ago

KDE4.2RC1 (4.1.96)
Kubuntu.

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widux

8 years ago

No, my KDE Version is 4.2 RC1 on a Debian system, logout/login does not do the job! Any other hints? ;)

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Primus

8 years ago

Did you try the "hack"? it in "new" package.
You'll probably need to download it again.
And then copy paste the panel-background from Bare_Naked to Bare_Naked/Widgets.
Please report if it works.

Also could you see if you have desktop effects enabled and if transparency is also enabled

If not you still can open the panel-background in Inkscape and increase the overlay (I think I'm not sure if that's correct translation) to that amount that you get your panel back The original has it set to 1% and the hack to 10%. So try 25%. I know that I should do that for you, but only you have this problem...
I really can't know when will it work.
Thanks for being so interested in these theme.
I'll try to make it even better in future!

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widux

8 years ago

when I choose Bare Naked as my Panel Background all of the Panel Plasmoids disappear. What could be the Problem?

Greez w.

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3.1 1 month ago

Used QTStep's make_theme script to create and edit theme that uses better colour palette.

3.0 1 month ago

3.0 "probably final": I got tired of this theme looking like some outdated KDE4 plasma theme, so I just used Breeze plasma theme and swapped things around so they're still completely transparent.
EDIT: I've noticed that I have forgotten to make notes transparent, if you wish them to also be transparent (I don't really use them) please tell me so, and I'll change them back.

2.0 8 years ago

2.0 "final":
Changed Clock
Changed pager
changed Calender just a bit.
Changed System monitor.
Added look for RSS NOW, LCD Weather station, Twitter, Kicker And Lancelot (My Lancelot is /still/ broken could someone check if there are any differences? Supposedly it should have a transparent background.)
Added Opaque look (you have to log off and back on to get it working right)
It can be seen on second screen-shot.
1.0a:
Changed the notes plasomid to fit into the whole theme
Made the systray a bit lighter, so that
it also fits into the whole look.
1.0:
Fixed the vanishing panel bug,
Changed the Clock so that it coincides
with the whole theme

0.1a:
Polished the edges of panels so they look nicer.
Added a "hack" for those that lose their panel when they set this theme (plese contact me if it dosen't work so I can repair it). The hack is in Bare_naked directory and to make it work just copy it to widgets.

To-Do list:
Change clock in something more bare.
Make a Kick-off and Lancelot theme.
try and make Lancelot part theme.

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