Description:

Velours is a dark Plasma theme with a fuzzy texture and monochromatic icons.
It draws inspiration from Caledonia by Malcer and openSUSE by sumski, but contains only original artwork.

There are two versions: one for Plasma 4 (not actively developped anymore) and one for Plasma 5.

All widgets and icons in the Plasma 5 version use theme colors. This means you can easily customize it by editing the file named colors or delete that file to have Velours use your application color scheme, just like Breeze!

A Yakuake skin to match this theme can be found here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=170866
Last changelog:

Fixes 4 months ago

This version brings fixes to defects that have appeared in Plasma since the last releases.
Most importantly, this includes a fix for broken tooltips.

Dongyuhang12

3 months ago

how to download it

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obnosim

3 months ago

The easiest way is through System Settings.

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BigCityCat

1 year ago

This is the best plasma 5 theme out. Adding color to the color file is amazing! You really did great on this. Thanks! I did change the icon file though. There are a few themes with better icons.

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obnosim

1 year ago

Thanks!

Yeah, the icons seem to be unpopular. Most screenshots made by users I've seen have them replaced with icons from another theme. Are they confusing, unusable, too big, plain ugly?

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BigCityCat

1 year ago

They seem a little large. Maybe a little clunky. I am not quite sure how to explain it. I look at the icons from Papirus and they seem sharper. But you theme is great. It's funny but after adding color your theme seems to add just a bit more transparency. Which I also like.

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fabianalexisino

2 years ago

Hi ! (: ... the bluetooth icon in systray is buggy ... check this http://i.imgur.com/xqhmqsJ.png

Great Work ;)

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obnosim

2 years ago

Whoops! Thanks for reporting it.
I just updated the theme to fix that. Please let me know if it works for you.

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fabianalexisino

2 years ago

now works fine (y)

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sumski

2 years ago

Hi, there seems to be a problem with north panel:
http://i.imgur.com/PM0CrKc.png

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obnosim

2 years ago

Confirmed, but only under Plasma 5. The plasma5 version of the theme run by Plasma 4 (which uses the exact same source svg for the panels) doesn't have that problem.

It also affects west panels.

It seems Plasma 5 doesn't draw the north-bottom element (but still allocates room for it) and ignores -mini elements altogether. The documentation for Plasma 5 mentions -mini prefixes so I don't think the feature was removed. I'll file a bug report.

In the meantime, you can replace widgets/panel-background.svg with https://www.dropbox.com/s/4bzmbnxf57mdusz/panel-background.svg?dl=1.
You'll lose the gradients but it'll work better.

Thanks for letting me know!

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obnosim

2 years ago

Okay, it turns out -mini elements are not supported by Plasma 5. I'll provide an update in a few days.

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HalfLeft

2 years ago

Yes the panel doesn't use north, south, east, west any more, just top topright, right, etc. The tasks actually use north, south, east west now in Plasma 5

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obnosim

2 years ago

Panels still use north- west- etc. prefixes for me. What changed since Plasma 4 is that you now need to include all nine parts of the panels, including the ones which are never displayed (like north-top, west-left, etc) or else it doesn't work properly.

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HalfLeft

2 years ago

Nope, even in the default theme it doesn't use north, south, east, west any more. I've been doing plasma 5 themes myself.

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obnosim

2 years ago

I just tested it and I can confirm north- etc. prefixes are respected under Plasma 5.4.3 and have been since at least 5.4.0.

See Marco Martin's response here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=350190

-mini prefixes are deprecated, north-, west-, east- and south- are not, but they aren't displayed properly unless all parts for that prefix are in the file. The glitch reported by sumski was caused by that little detail. If e.g. north-topleft isn't present in the theme, then north-bottomleft isn't drawn. I fixed it by simply adding dummy elements for every missing id.

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HalfLeft

2 years ago

Odd, Not had any reports myself.

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obnosim

2 years ago

At long last, here comes a workaround. I hope it works for you as well.

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SamDM

2 years ago

This theme looks really good! Can you suggest any window decorations or color schemes that match well with this desktop theme?

Thx, Sam

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obnosim

2 years ago

Thanks for the kind word!

I personally use a dark color scheme based on Obsidian Coast, but Velours should work fine with a light color scheme as well. The Breeze widget theme doesn't work very well with dark color schemes though, it's clear it was designed with only light colors in mind. Oxygen looks fine either way.
As for window decorations, I stick with Oxygen or Breeze as they offer the most customization options (and Oxygen allows tabbed windows).

So I guess I don't really have anything in particular to suggest.

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chuugar

2 years ago

That's a very nice plasma theme. Could you add other icons like Clementine and Owncloud?
Thanks. :)

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obnosim

2 years ago

Sure! I should have time to add these by next week.

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obnosim

2 years ago

Okay, I gave it a shot and it seems Clementine doesn't use the icon provided by the plasma theme. If you know a plasma theme that overrides it, please tell me.

I think the same is true for the ownCloud client, but its monochrome icon (you can turn it on in the settings) integrates nicely already.

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maclee1988

3 years ago

Thanks for your work, I really like your theme. I'm wondering what icon theme you're using

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obnosim

3 years ago

Thanks!
I made the icons myself specially for the launchers I keep in the panel and a few others (like KMail), they're not part of any specific theme (those in the desktop widget are from Breeze though).

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DejanN

3 years ago

Great job!
WiFi disconnected icon, KTorrent download icon and minimalistic look of that pesky desktop Tool Box are my favourites.
In a word: brilliant.

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Fixes 4 months ago

This version brings fixes to defects that have appeared in Plasma since the last releases.
Most importantly, this includes a fix for broken tooltips.

Better tabs 11 months ago

This version brings a new design to tabs (affects the global menu widget as well).

Reworked icons 1 year ago

This version brings a slight redesign of several icons: some were reworked to be crisper, others now use the theme-defined Highlight color.

See github page for changelog 1 year ago

github.com/obnosim/velours/releases/latest

2 years ago

[2016/06/05]
Gradients now use theme colors too, allowing complete color customization through the colors file.
Add quota icon
Switch license from BY-SA-NC to BY-SA to allow mixing with GPL-licensed artwork.

[2016/05/22]
Tweaked the improved contrast effect for better legibility
Most backgrounds (panels, pop-ups, tooltips, plasmoids) now follow theme colors

[2016/04/12]
New design for background of progress bars and sliders
Make use of improved contrast desktop effect

[2016/04/07]
New design for checkmarks and radio buttons
Sliders and progress bars use theme colors

[2016/03/27]
Fix Bluetooth tray icon

[2016/03/25]
Provide additional sizes for most network icons

[2016/03/12]
Add task manager progress overlay
Switch to versioning scheme aligned with Plasma

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