Ember
Plasma Themes
Score 82%
Description:

A flat black and transparent plasma theme. It's very much based on 'Perfection' by Lukas Gianinazzi, with some borrowed elements from 'Glassified' by M. Nowaczyk. Hope you enjoy.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

1.1 - Hopefully fixed issues when not running compositing.

1.2 - Got motivated and added a few last minute widgets.

1.3 - Modified more widgets and added better clock and shutdown dialog.

1.4 - Trying to "flatten" more widgets and icons.
- Re-themed bubblemon.

1.5 - Fixing and refining..

1.6 - bubblemon now actually looks somewhat like a bubble.
- fixed permissions and versioning.
- added overlay

1.7 - Cleaned up the theme.

2.0 - Reworked background SVGs
- Refining
- Now compatible with KDE 4.5

ciprianl

4 years ago

It is really nice looking, but it lacks an important feature: the selected window doesn't show differently on the taskbar.

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Grindcore

6 years ago

I've tried out some new themes and found yours this way. Really a clean and nice looking theme!

Thanks for sharing!

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garthecho

6 years ago

Thank you!

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illewoare

6 years ago

Wow, this theme really makes my KDE desktop look beautiful and clean! Hope you keep it up-to-date, because i'll be using it for a long time :)

Thanks!

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illewoare

6 years ago

Although i noticed a small error in the theme. You can see it for instance in the task manager or in the activities panel:
if you hover over a window or an activity button you can see that there are little breaks in the 4 corners of the blue edge. In the 'add gadget' panel you can see it too.

Just a minor glitch though. Would be perfect if it got fixed :)

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garthecho

6 years ago

First, thanks a lot for your comment and I'm glad to know you like it.

For the glitch in the task bar, I think it may have to do with a bug in Plasma, but I will check into it and hopefully have a new version out soon. I've been slowly and lazily making changes. :)

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illewoare

6 years ago

Lots of themes on KDE-look have been abandonned which is a shame, so I'm glad to see you're still working on it!

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xdarklight

7 years ago

Hi,

I still love this theme <3

Unfortunately I think there's an icon missing.
Look at the following screenshot of my panel - the icon for "show hidden icons" is missing: http://www.abload.de/img/noicono891.png

With the oxygen theme it looks like this:
http://www.abload.de/img/iconvisibleovj5.png

Anyway - still your theme rocks :)

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garthecho

7 years ago

Have you tried updating to the latest version? I'm pretty sure I've added that icon in. Before you upgrade, make sure to delete the version you currently have and reinstall to work around a bug with 'Get New Themes'. Let me know if it works.

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xdarklight

7 years ago

Hi,

you are right - removing the theme, then removing the files from the filesystem and afterwards reinstalling your theme made the icon show up!
Thanks for the hint :)

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garthecho

7 years ago

Glad it worked. The 'Get New Stuff' feature needs some developer attention.

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tuxvoytec

7 years ago

One of the best plasma themes. Excellent work.

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garthecho

7 years ago

It's definitely not one of the best but good to hear you like it. :D

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tuxvoytec

7 years ago

Yes. I did not mean that it is the best but it certainly is in the vanguard.

Maybe I wrote wrong. I'm not very good at English

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chareos

7 years ago

I like it, especially these grey highlight !

But, in my personal opinion, bubblemon used to look better full-flat :-)

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garthecho

7 years ago

Thanks. I agree about bubblemon. I've already re-modified it to be more flat like it was, and will upload it with a new version soon.

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moondowner

7 years ago

I really like it! :)

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garthecho

7 years ago

I'm glad that you do. :)

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hallowname

7 years ago

thanks ;D


moar!!

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bitcrazy

7 years ago

Version info in the archive would be nice, like ember-1.5.tar.gz, for packagers. And the permissions are too restrictive *.desktop has 0600 f.e.
If fixed, making rpms would be much easier.

m0nk

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garthecho

7 years ago

Fixed in new version.

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chareos

7 years ago

This is very nice.


I'd like to ask/suggest a few things:

- A few plasma icons (battery the most) are plain ugly. Out there there are a few plasma themes with way better (and flat) variants: Glassified plasma theme for example.
Would you consider to import them ?

- The bubblemon "icon" is flashy, colorful, really not flat. Would you consider to reskin that ? I find it very good-looking to fuse it in wallpapers with circles (and, in KDE's world, those wallpapers are very popular), but it would work best if made more flat and color-neutral. And that's the way your theme is...

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garthecho

7 years ago

Thank you very much for your complement and suggestions. These are great ideas and I will start work on them tonight.

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chareos

7 years ago

I tried it.

Thank you very much for your work ! It's almost perfect.

About Bubblemon a few details are off:
there's a bright border on the upper part, perhaps it'd look better full-flat
Also, the black slice (the actual "indicator") goes a little out of the shape when rising up. I guess it's caused by the bright border said above

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garthecho

7 years ago

Thanks and I'm glad you like it. :)

I haven't been able to reproduce the bubblemon issue here. It should appear black with a dark border, with no light areas. :\

I did notice that when it renders downward, it sometimes tries to "animate" the shadow part of the widget, but this happens with the default bubblemon on my system as well.

Just to rule out you getting a bad file, I've re-uploaded the theme, so you might try it again.

I'll keep trying to figure this out and, once again, thanks very much for the feedback. I welcome more of it. :)

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7 years ago

1.1 - Hopefully fixed issues when not running compositing.

1.2 - Got motivated and added a few last minute widgets.

1.3 - Modified more widgets and added better clock and shutdown dialog.

1.4 - Trying to "flatten" more widgets and icons.
- Re-themed bubblemon.

1.5 - Fixing and refining..

1.6 - bubblemon now actually looks somewhat like a bubble.
- fixed permissions and versioning.
- added overlay

1.7 - Cleaned up the theme.

2.0 - Reworked background SVGs
- Refining
- Now compatible with KDE 4.5

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