Silicon

Plasma Themes

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Description:

Silicon is supposed to be clean and thin.

This version is optimized for KDE 4.3. Version 2.00 adds viewitem.svg and frame/raised and bar_meter_horizontal.

This Version now also works with KDE 4.3.

Silicon is included by default in KDE 4.2.

Feel free to comment any suggestions or feedback.

Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.1 initial release
- widget background
- panel background (unfinished)
- dialogs (unfinished)
- tooltip (unfinished)
- tasks (from heron)

0.2
- new panel background, tasks.svg optimized for it
todo: different svgs for different screen edges (waiting for newer snapshot of 4.1 to appear in OpenSuse unstable repos)
- new dialogs, tooltip
- start of an analog clock (please feedback on how to improve)

0.3
- improved panel (when used at the top/left/right)
- much better clock
- added custom notes.svg
0.6
- better panel when not used full-sized

0.9

- add svgs for: krunner, pager, systemtray (rudimetary)

- optimised: tasks, opaque dialogs (now fully svg themed)

1.0

- new clock!

- little bit better notes.svg, changed systemtray (I'd like a transparent one)

1.1

- new tasks.svg
- enhanced colors file
- new krunner, dialogs, tooltips
- much more pleasant systray

2.0

- New (more space-efficient) panel, dialogs and tooltips
- buttons / scrollbars
- kickoff (very basic)
- bar_meter_horizontal /vertical
- calendar
- viewitem

2.01
-support for KDE 4.3

alessiofachechi

9 years ago

Is it possible for you to change the halt/restart.. window llok (it looks with the oxygen style)?

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alessiofachechi

9 years ago

I've created the Silicon KDM theme, downloadable from http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Silicon+KDM?content=119075
I think you will like it! :)

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alessiofachechi

9 years ago

And the KSplash theme is downloadable from http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Silicon+KSplash?content=119077

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alessiofachechi

9 years ago

It's the best!! Could you create the related kdm theme?? KDE should make it official!

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Grindcore

9 years ago

Nice one, I like it =)!

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KDesk

9 years ago

I like very much you theme, but I think there is a bug using it with the Luna widget when changing the setting to Southern hemisphere, the image isn't aligned with the widget box.

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-Ronaldi-

10 years ago

Nice one, thank you!

-Ronaldi-

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janet

10 years ago

looks really nice! But alas interferes with some plasmoids like the fancy clock. Area is too small with silicon theme so that three rows of information are put in the space for two -> overlapping text!

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1059/siliconplasmathemeconflnh2.jpg

How it should look like (with oxygen theme): http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kde41panelof3ln5.jpg

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mageden

10 years ago

As far as I know the theme is not responsible for doing the alignment of text and other widgets. Try to resize the plasmoid and let it re-render.
I hope this will fix your problem, if not, tell me and I will investigate further.

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patpieu

10 years ago

"1.0:(...) other systray (I hate the bug that makes the icons look stupid on transparent panels!)"

I'm using openSUSE11 with KDE4RC1 packages. Only on this theme I have black background on systemtray. On other themes systrey is themed as expected. I use compositing on Intel card.


PS. Beside this Silicon rocks! I thing it is really the best one (or it shares #1 place with Elegance theme)

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mageden

10 years ago

Thank you very much!

I think the system tray should look better with Silicon 1.1 (I hope this gets included in the final release of KDE 4.1).

But it seems there is still a bug (I think in the nvidia Drivers) which prevents the icons from using transparency.

Does anyone know if this is going to be fixed soon?

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unamanic

10 years ago

The analog clock renders upside down for me with this theme. I have to rotate the plasmoid 180 degrees to get it to display the correct time. Is anyone else having this problem?

Everything else works great.

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sakasa

10 years ago

Great work keep it up!

Best Refgards,

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onlinelli

10 years ago

Hi, for everyone who is insterested in an easy installation of this theme (and also of slim-glow, heron, Aya and Elegance)

you can easly install it from my repository:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cornelius-maihoefer/ubuntu hardy main

and install the plasma-themes-extra package.

then just change the following file ~/.kde4/share/config/plasmarc. Replace the word "default" with the desired theme-name (Silicon, in this case).

Cheers.

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theriddle

10 years ago

Please don't advertise (spam) in the comments. Practically the same comment is also posted on Aya.

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niallabrown

10 years ago

Can I suggest making the other screenshot the main icon. This theme is stunnnig and may be the best, but the one you have up as the main shot... I amost didnt even click on becuase it just looks like one pannel and there is nothing intresting about it that is clear in a little icon.

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ivancukic

10 years ago

Cheers, hope we'll see the finished version soon!

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ivancukic

10 years ago

p.s. I would only recommend removing the reflection effect from dialogs for 2 reasons:
- first, it looks like a bad shadowing effect when in front of a light window
- second, clicking on the reflection doesn't (can't) focus the window below. (clicking on the composite shadow clicks on the window below)

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9 years ago

0.1 initial release
- widget background
- panel background (unfinished)
- dialogs (unfinished)
- tooltip (unfinished)
- tasks (from heron)

0.2
- new panel background, tasks.svg optimized for it
todo: different svgs for different screen edges (waiting for newer snapshot of 4.1 to appear in OpenSuse unstable repos)
- new dialogs, tooltip
- start of an analog clock (please feedback on how to improve)

0.3
- improved panel (when used at the top/left/right)
- much better clock
- added custom notes.svg
0.6
- better panel when not used full-sized

0.9

- add svgs for: krunner, pager, systemtray (rudimetary)

- optimised: tasks, opaque dialogs (now fully svg themed)

1.0

- new clock!

- little bit better notes.svg, changed systemtray (I'd like a transparent one)

1.1

- new tasks.svg
- enhanced colors file
- new krunner, dialogs, tooltips
- much more pleasant systray

2.0

- New (more space-efficient) panel, dialogs and tooltips
- buttons / scrollbars
- kickoff (very basic)
- bar_meter_horizontal /vertical
- calendar
- viewitem

2.01
-support for KDE 4.3

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