Dark-Translucent

QtCurve

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Description:

Darkish translucent desktop setup based on Obsidian Coast colour scheme.

Integrated windows and borders if you use the matching Aurorae theme.

Requires the QtCurve window style later than 1.4 (or whenever transperancy was introduced)

Last changelog:

8 years ago

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themage

8 years ago

Everything is installed / imported etc.

So my problem isn't theme related at all.

Desktop effects are enabled as is Translucency, yet some 'process' keeps disabling desktop effects.

When attempting to re-enable desktop effects I get this message through via 'notification'.

"Desktop effects have been suspended by another application. You can resume using the 'Alt+Shift+F12' shortcut.

This happens each time I attempt to re-enable desktop effects.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem may be?

My system is relatively new, (3 months old) so it's not that the hardware is dodgy or underpowered.

Cheers.

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pierpier

8 years ago

Hi,

I am a very happy customer of your theme, but i still encountering some problems. I am sure it comes from my side but could'nt figure out how to fix it, so i am now asking for your help!

I joined a screenshots of what i am facing, pictures still says more than any words (i hope!).


Again thank you for your valuable work.


Pier.



PICTURES:

http://yfrog.com/cbsnapshot1hp
and
http://yfrog.com/b7snapshot2lp

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dee2er

8 years ago

Hey, thanks for the feedback, from the look of the screen capture you have the Aurorae theme in a folder that is named differently than the theme expects. Check ~/.kde4/share/apps/aurorae/themes/

Correct syntax for the window decoration folder is "darktranslucent" (one word, lowercase, no hyphen).

Please let me know if this helps. Also did you install it through the GUI tools or did you do it manually? Shame if this happened to you automatically.

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pierpier

8 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for the tips! i stupidly changed the directory tu name it after what you proposed, i didn't even checked if the anomaly was still there before the change!

I did not restart my X server but everything is very fine now, thanx again for your work.


pier

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snowhog

8 years ago

When I click on Download, a text file is opened - a settings file. That's it.

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dee2er

8 years ago

The text file was the package. I did not realise it automatically opened text files and have re-uploaded in .tar.gz format. Should fix it. Just seemed silly for a 3k file or I would have done it to begin with.

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snowhog

8 years ago

Thank you. I've installed both, the Dark-Transluscent Plasma Desktop Theme and Windows Decorator. Where is this single file supposed to go??

Kubuntu Maverick 10.10 running KDE 4.5.3.

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dee2er

8 years ago

You import the file in QtCurve configuration dialog, which can be found under system-settings/application appearance.

Hope you enjoy the theme.

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pierat

8 years ago

I am feeling a bit stupid right now, because I can't get it to work. :-(

I'm using KDE 4.5.1 and I simply can't find the appropriate menu where I can choose to load/import the downloaded archive. Could you please give me a hand there? Thanks in advance.

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dee2er

8 years ago

No need to feel stupid because I neglected to put any instructions in.

You need to unpack the archive and place the Aurorae decoration (folder containing 6 files) in your aurorae/themes directory. Mine is: ~/kde4/share/apps/aurorae/themes/
If its in this folder properly you will be able to select it from System Settings / Workspace Appearance / Window Decoration.

The QtCurve config can be imported to QtCurve from System Settings / Application Appearance/ Style - QtCurve configure / import.

I hope that makes sense but it's late and I need sleep.

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jacksoneyton

8 years ago

Ok, now I feel like and idiot, I have Kubuntu Lucid, with all the updates and ensured I upgraded to KDE4.5 However, I cannot seem to find this ~/KDE4/ directory you are talking about. :-(

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dee2er

8 years ago

sorry I meant ~/.kde4/share/apps/aurorae/

as I said it was late. It could also be under ~/.kde/share/apps/aurorae/

all depends on your system.

Make sure you have a recent versionn of QtCurve too. Good luck.

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pierat

8 years ago

Thanks for your help! I am half way through now.

I remember in former KDE versions there was an option to choose Aurora as windows decorator. This option doesn't exist any more and that's why I couldn't figure out how to install the theme. I guess Aurora has somehow been integrated into kwin itself.

I unpacked the archive and moved the contained directory to ~/.kde/share/apps/aurorae/themes/Dark-Translucent-arorae and I imported the QtCurve config like you told me. No I'm able to to choose the theme as a "window decoration" and I can also choose it when I open the QTCurve options.

But: I still don't get any transparency on any window.

I am running KUbuntu Lucid and I installed every recent and available update and KDE 4.5.1. Is there something I missed?

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dee2er

8 years ago

Are you using any compositing? It's required for transperancy.

Otherwise the only thing I could think of was perhapps QtCurve needs to be updated, transperancy was only fairly recently supported I think. Maybe the Ubuntu repository isn't as up to date as it could be, I'm by no means certain though as I use Arch.

You could check your QtCurve version against the one hosted on kde-look.

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pierat

8 years ago

How do I check, which version of QTCurve is installed on my system? According to "dpkg -l *qtcurve*" these packages are installed:

gtk2-engines-qtcurve 1.0.2-1ubuntu1
kde-style-qtcurve 1.0.2-1ubuntu2
kwin-style-qtcurve 1.0.2-1ubuntu2

Any way I could check more precisely?

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dee2er

8 years ago

They look like older packages, the current version of QtCurve is 1.6 (I think) but any QtCurve over 1.5 should allow transperancy.

Maybe there's a testing repository with a newer version in it?
Perhapps someone here running Ubuntu could suggest something.

I wonder if that cat a few comments back with Gentoo got it working in the end. I think they had the same issue.

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NosAet

8 years ago

great theme!! looks very fine.

I have a question about the KDE's (panel) taskbar: ¿What plasmoid or plug-in are you using for it looks like OS X taskabar? (I'm not questioning about the Xbar).

Greetings.

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1n7rud3r

8 years ago

it must be daisy (linear)

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dee2er

8 years ago

Nope, it's Fancy Tasks as a fancy panel.

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dee2er

8 years ago

try Fancy tasks, you can use it as a panel

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gschanuel

8 years ago

what color theme to use?
how to set the dolphin window transparent?

thanks

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dee2er

8 years ago

Use Obsidian Coast colours, thats what I based this on.

As for Dolphin, mine just worked, is your system up to date?

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gschanuel

8 years ago

i found obsidian, looks great.
about the translucent thingy.. i use Gentoo, upgraded to KDE 4.5 from the overlay to test it out but it didn't work.
I guess it's something with aurorae in gentoo, maybe it might take a while for it to be fully integrated..
what distro are you using?
how about KDE, is it from the official repositories?

anyway, you did a great work, congratulations!!
can't wait to have it working properly with gentoo!!

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dee2er

8 years ago

Thanks for the comments. Hopefully I can help you get this working.

I'm using Arch with KDE4.5 which I installed when it was in the testing repo. It should be pretty vanilla KDE but I'm not sure of that.

I have QTCurve 1.5.2, but I don't know which version started supporting transperancy.

What's actually happening on your end? Is the problem QTCurve (window) or Aurorae (border) related? Are you using compositing? With desktop effects turned off transperancy won't work as far as I know. Wish I could give you more help but I'm not familliar with Gentoo. I'd be surprised if it's a Gentoo problem though.

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kallube

8 years ago

How did get XBar working with Qtcurve theme.

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