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Freeze 1.3 (Plasma Theme)

Sun, 2015/10/25 - 2:19am
ThumbnailFreeze 1.3
(Plasma Theme)
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:

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.

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Colorbit 1.6 (Plasma Theme)

Sun, 2015/10/25 - 2:15am
ThumbnailColorbit 1.6
(Plasma Theme)
My first experience with Plasma themes. I created this in lack of finding a theme to my liking, which I wanted to include: An elegant and thin widget design, flat panels without gradients, transparent backgrounds, and most of all support for custom colors. Since Androbit is a beautiful theme and freely licensed, I decided to modify it into something that would fit those characteristics.

Colorbit is a theme based on Androbit with several modifications. Gradients have been removed from panel backgrounds while maintaining detail and the same elegant design. Transparency was set to 50% on all backgrounds for good visibility with Blur compositing, and 75% when blur or desktop effects are off. Panels and widgets use system colors, matching the same appearance as Oxygen and Oxygen Transparent with any color scheme. I also included the flat icons from the Breathe theme, modifying new ones to match their appearance.

Original Androbit theme by Makay József, licensed GPL:

Breathe icon theme by BugsBane, licensed GPL:

I also used the power button icon by darrenbeck, licensed PD:

The modifications in Colorbit were done by me (MirceaKitsune) and this theme is also licensed GPL.

v1.0 (15-02-2013):

- Initial release.

v1.1 (13-03-2013):

- Optimized for KDE 4.10.

- Removed transparent gradient shadows for opaque elements, as KDE is not meant to render those without compositing.

- Made the analog clock less shiny and transparent for more clarity.

v1.2 (15-07-2013):

- Fix opaque elements, which went unnoticed due to previous versions of KDE not applying them properly.

v1.3 (02-08-2013):

- Make button.svg transparent. Fixes white text over white button when using a dark color scheme (which was unreadable).

- Optimize glow effects and make widget design slightly more matte.

- Different brightness between "hover" and "selected" windows on the task manager.

v1.4 (27-11-2013):

- Replace or tweak a few widget elements.

v1.5 (14-09-2014):

- Add icons for the new network manager widget.

- Further reduce glow on panels, to maintain a nice flat style.

- Compress all svg files to svgz, to make the theme as light as possible.

v1.6 (25-10-2015):

- Colorize background elements correctly using ColorScheme classes, instead of using a hint.

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