Superseded by SDDM Theme Breeze Slider 2 - https://store.kde.org/p/1222217/
SDDM Theme Breeze Slider is a modification of the standard Breeze (Plasma 5.9.4) theme.
This sddm theme is using a semitransparent (color: "#F2000000") rectangle. The sddm texts are on the rectangle and moving out the sight when not needed.
The rectangle is moving:
- up when up arrow is pressed
- down when the down arrow is pressed.
- mouse movement will also trigger the down movement.
- after 3 minute inactivity the rectangle is sliding out of sight.
YouTube preview: https://youtu.be/04X4cb9XTkg
Plasma 5.9 or later
Use "Get New Theme / Install From file" from the KDE SDDM control module (kcm-sddm).
Older than Plasma 5.9
Unpack and copy the 'breeze-slider' directory to the /usr/share/sddm/themes/. From the cli:
$ sudo cp -R breeze-slider /usr/share/sddm/themes/
- Solid color background
- Image background
- Video background
- Video playlist background
- Image slideshow background
Set the type and the color at /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze-slider/theme.conf.user
Same as the standard Breeze sddm theme 5.9
Copy picture file (Imagefile.jpg) to the /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze-slider/ and set the theme.conf.user:
The KDE sddm module (plasma 5.9) will write correct theme.conf.user for the Breeze slider sddm theme.
Copy video file (VideoFile.mp4) to the /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze-slider/ and set the theme.conf.user:
Video playlist background
Copy video playlist (Video-Playlist.m3u) to the /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze-slider/ and set the theme.conf.user:
Link (or copy) image files to the /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze-slider/SlideFiles/
and set the theme.conf.user:
The breeze-slider.tar.gz has ../Notes/README.txt file with more information.
After installation the readme is /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze-slider/Notes/README.txt.