Aurorae Theme Engine
Various KDE Styles
Score 92%
Description:

This version is for KDE SC 4.3. If you use KDE SC 4.4 or later, please use the version of Aurorae shipped with KDE SC and do not install the version offered here!

For creating themes it is recommended to use the Aurorae Designer (http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/AuroraeDesigner?content=122763).

Aurorae is a theme engine for KWin window decorations. A howto for creating themes can be found on http://techbase.kde.org/User:Mgraesslin/Aurorae

It was created with the idea of making KWin decorations as themeable as the Plasma desktop shell. Decoration and buttons are SVG files.

This theme engine requires KDE 4.3.

Packages are available for ArchLinux: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27499

and the ebuild for Gentoo:
http://anpn.de/aurorae-0.2.0.ebuild

In Kubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Aurorae can be installed with the package kwin-style-aurorae.

Themes are available in the Aurorae category or can be downloaded directly via GHNS in the configuration module
Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.2.1;
* Restrict painting of the svg to the decoration. No need to paint behind the window as it isn't visible anyway.That seems to fix the most painfull performance issues with Aurorae. (svn rev 1011338)

0.2.0:
* Do not hardcode the menu icon size (svn 1007235)
* GHNS (svn 1007228)
* Update window mask when compositing is suspended/resumed (svn 1003235)
* Configurable text shadow (svn 998382)
* Custom button width for each button type (svn 998257)
* Window mask is not calculated from SVG when compositing is active (svn 994961)
* Don't paint deco on other screen when window is maximized (svn 994960)

0.1.1:
* added COPYING file
* synced source changes to rev 990494

0.1.0:
add version to tar-ball

iamsk

7 months ago

how to install kde control module add-on installer

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pseb

6 years ago

Hi,
thx for making this great theme engine! But I have one question: how can I change the window title font? I use aurorae with radial-thin theme, but it doesn't follow my font settings from systemsettings. (kde 4.5.2, arch linux)

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poppop12

6 years ago

Same problem here cannot change the title window font to bold

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microchip

7 years ago

Hi,

Got a small problem. I'm using kde 4.4.4 (opensuse 11.3) and while using themes in Aurorae, the titlebar looks just as intended by the theme, but when I maximize a window, it suddenly changes. I tried a bunch of different theme, but get the same effect. See screenshots. Anyone knows how to fix this?

As it should be

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2816/screenie107.png

Titlebar color change on maximize

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2743/screenie108.png

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poppop12

6 years ago

Also same problem, seems the title bar goes thinner when full screen mode is activated

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erngab

7 years ago

kubuntu 10.04
.......................
everything is OK
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
make
sudo make install
.......................
Up to this point
kbuildsycoca4
.......................
I get the following message

kbuildsycoca4 running...
kbuildsycoca4(14348)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::init: The desktop entry file "/usr/share/applications/kde4/koffice.desktop" has Type= "Application" but no Exec line

kbuildsycoca4(14348) KBuildServiceFactory::createEntry: Invalid Service : "/usr/share/applications/kde4/koffice.desktop"
.......................
when I m selecting aurorae as a decorator the system configuration window crashes.
???

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mgraesslin

7 years ago

Please do not use the Aurorae version offered here. Aurorae is part of KWin since KDE SC 4.4! For 4.3 most distributions offer packages. This version here is completely outdated and unsupported!

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erngab

7 years ago

Thanks
I managed to set a theme from the system setting

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envalin

7 years ago

I'm doubting this is possible, but I'll ask anyways :)

I'm creating an old concept theme someone posted entitled "Olympic," you can search for it to find my work so far. I would like to have a sort of "overlay" on the top right corner and possibly a second on the left side as well, very similar how Plasma themes allow an overlay on widgets and panels. Is this currently possible in Aurorae, preferably not by including the "overlay" in buttons so that it doesn't get messed up if the buttons aren't in the right order? Thanks.

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mgraesslin

7 years ago

The Plasma overlay element should be supported. I never tested it, but Aurorae in general supports everything Plasma theming supports.

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vicko

7 years ago

Is it possible to give the title bar text a blurred white shadow, as it is used in folderview (KDE 4.4)?

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mgraesslin

7 years ago

That's already implemented in trunk (aka 4.5)

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kriko

7 years ago

Great theme engine, but I cannot close window when it is in fullscreen by just hitting right corner and clicking X, I have to precisely point it.
Is it possible to get it that way like Oxygen and other decorators does?

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Schiwi

7 years ago

It seems, ButtonWidthHelp=XX dont work, its always falls back to default, ButtonWidth=XX

ButtonWidth- Minimize, MaximizeRestore and Close are working fine

i´m using kde 4.4

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mgraesslin

7 years ago

Fixed with svn rev 1077223 and should be in RC 2. Thanks for pointing out that bug, but in future please use bugs.kde.org for Aurorae bugs ;-)

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Schiwi

7 years ago

i would, if i had an account at bugs.kde.org ;-)

but if it is easier for you, I will create an account and report bugs there :)

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KDesk

7 years ago

Please, tell us, what happened with the help, sticky, on top, etc. buttons?

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mgraesslin

7 years ago

Sorry, I do not get what you want to ask. The buttons are working fine, if the theme provides them.

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google01103

7 years ago

the problem is that the themes don't seem to be providing them

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slayerlambert

7 years ago

How can i get this working with compiz fusion compositing? I'm using fusion-icon in archlinux

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mgraesslin

7 years ago

Aurorae has been developed for KWin and is part of the KDE SC 4.4. It relys on features provided by KWin. If it works with Compiz I don't know - I haven't tested. AFAIK Compiz supports the API required by Aurorae, but I do not know which version of Compiz is required, but "Fusion" is probably too old.

Nevertheless the recommended window manager for Aurorae is KWin.

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xakde

7 years ago

I just want to know if there is any documentation on how to make a theme for the aurorae theme engine.. thanks in advance.

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janet

7 years ago

I looked at a lot of aurorae themes - but always the help and sticky buttons are missing and greyed out in the settings. Doesn't Aurorae support those two buttons?

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lhorace

7 years ago

This version should fix some issue that people had occurred earlier

http://cid-1319afb8a8906bf4.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/auroraeinstall.sh

This script won't make sure if you have the packages you need to install Aurorae theme engine. Like gcc, gcc-c++, and kdebase-workspace-devel, and cmake

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nicotine

7 years ago

*slowly than oxygen

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8 years ago

0.2.1;
* Restrict painting of the svg to the decoration. No need to paint behind the window as it isn't visible anyway.That seems to fix the most painfull performance issues with Aurorae. (svn rev 1011338)

0.2.0:
* Do not hardcode the menu icon size (svn 1007235)
* GHNS (svn 1007228)
* Update window mask when compositing is suspended/resumed (svn 1003235)
* Configurable text shadow (svn 998382)
* Custom button width for each button type (svn 998257)
* Window mask is not calculated from SVG when compositing is active (svn 994961)
* Don't paint deco on other screen when window is maximized (svn 994960)

0.1.1:
* added COPYING file
* synced source changes to rev 990494

0.1.0:
add version to tar-ball

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