Elegance

Plasma Themes

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Description:

Élégance is an effort to make an elegant theme for plasma.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

0.7:
- New realistic clock!
- New background for widgets and dialogs (full SVG)
- Shutdown dialog improved

0.6:
- New panel background and tasks backgrounds (full SVG now)
- Shutdown dialog updated
- System tray background added

0.5:
- Updated clock so that it is well rendered now
- Adapted tasks for KDE 4.1
- Improved shutdown dialog
- Added translucent background and krunner panel
- Added corners to panel background

0.4:
- Colors config file updated
- Taskbar theme
- Logout window theme

0.3:
- Icon theme completed
- Clock and panel background improved
- Tooltips theme added

0.2:
- Clock theme
- Battery Monitor theme

0.1:
- widget background
- panel background
- icons theme

TODO:
- (opaque theme)
- containment-controls.svg

5er

11 years ago

I like it too, but when looking at oxygen's battery, this one loses value.

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caaz

11 years ago

this theme is pretty hot - gotta love it!

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solardeity

11 years ago

I had to change elegance.desktop into metadata.desktop and move it in the main directory (/elegance/) for it to work for me.. I am using SuSE 10.3 with kde 4.0.68

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knowheretorun

11 years ago

Did you by any chance extract /Elegance & elegance.desktop into "$HOME/.kde4/share/apps/desktoptheme/elegance" instead of "$HOME/.kde4/share/apps/desktoptheme"?

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AdrienV

11 years ago

Are you using it in "~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme" or in "/usr/share/apss/desktoptheme" ?
Thank you.

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solardeity

11 years ago

I tried both.. and both directorys had the same problem..
But now I only use /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme

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miggols99

11 years ago

Looks very professional (except for the bad SVG rendering of course). I love it!

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ivancukic

11 years ago

This is without a doubt one of my tops.

Concerning the rendering, here (also on SVN version) the only strange thing is that the clock looks like it's drawn with a half of the screen's resolution (it is also visible in your screenshot).

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AdrienV

11 years ago

That's right, the battery is poorly rendered too, too bad when SVG should be infinitely more precise than bitmaps. The clock and the battery are the only full SVG themes, backgrounds that are using some PNGs are sharper. Looks like we'll have to wait for a better SVG rendering...

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ivancukic

11 years ago

I don't see the problem with battery.

The strange thing is that the other themes also have completely SVG based clocks, and there are no rendering glitches.

I'll try to see what is the problem...

Concerning the inkscape effects and bad rendering of those - it is to be expected - Qt doesn't support most of the extra-fine stuff. (as we noted on the techbase, in those cases pre-rendering is of essential importance :) )

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artemisfowl2007

11 years ago

+1 from me. The contest has brought about many good Plasma themes.

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jamboarder

11 years ago

I'm not sure what's going on with icon themes in plasma but I've yet to get any of the themes I've made to use them. The rest seems to be working fairly well though.

Could you say what you mean by "not well painted"? If you do not have Desktop Effects turned on, any transparencies you have in the panel, dialogs and tooltips may render poorly. There's an opaque folder in the theme folder, for svgs designed to work without transparencies (or compsiting in general). Usually its only needed for dialogs, panels and tooltips.

Hope this helps and great theme!

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jamboarder

11 years ago

I decided to test the theme on my svn version of KDE. The svgs appear to be rendering fine.

A screenshot png can be downloaded here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?uirn5ywgggw

Not sure if the qt bug in 4.0.2 might be affecting this. Anyway happy to help testing if it helps any. This is quite a nice looking theme.

peace

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AdrienV

11 years ago

First thanks for your help. By "not well painted" I mean doesn't look like it should, have a look at the third screenshot, the corners are missing, and on my desktop, panel's gradients are not rendered like in inkscape.
But I see that it works great on your svn , it just lacks the icon theme...

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madsheytan

11 years ago

This one is the best non standard plasma theme :D Good job xD

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gatuus

11 years ago

Not my #1.

I think "Spoons" is still keeping my #1

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Spoons?content=77690

But this is my #2, nice job.

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10 years ago

0.7:
- New realistic clock!
- New background for widgets and dialogs (full SVG)
- Shutdown dialog improved

0.6:
- New panel background and tasks backgrounds (full SVG now)
- Shutdown dialog updated
- System tray background added

0.5:
- Updated clock so that it is well rendered now
- Adapted tasks for KDE 4.1
- Improved shutdown dialog
- Added translucent background and krunner panel
- Added corners to panel background

0.4:
- Colors config file updated
- Taskbar theme
- Logout window theme

0.3:
- Icon theme completed
- Clock and panel background improved
- Tooltips theme added

0.2:
- Clock theme
- Battery Monitor theme

0.1:
- widget background
- panel background
- icons theme

TODO:
- (opaque theme)
- containment-controls.svg

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