Description:

Light theme for plasma desktop

Tema ligero para el escritorio de plasma

translated with google translator

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Changelog:

1 year ago

(7.2.0)
* update and fix icons folder
* update glowbar.svgz

(7.1.2)
* update tasks.svgz (bugfix)
* update viewitem.svgz
* update arrows.svgz

(7.1.1)
* update tasks.svgz
* update clock.svgz

(7.1.0)
* update color-schemes
* update analog_meter.svgz
* update clock.svgz
* update busywidget.svgz

(7.0.0)
* It is designed most elements

(6.1.0)
* They have been redesigned several icons for system tray
* minor fixes

(6.0.2)
* fix pager.svgz

(6.0.1)
* fix colors

(6.0.0)
* Plasma 5.3.x support

(5.0.0)
* KDE 4.13 support
* updated icons in system tray
* effect of softer shadow in the background of the elements

(4.1.0)
* has improved the design of the shadows on the elements

(4.0.0)
* KDE 4.10 support
* review and redesign of different elements

(2.0.3)[KDE 4.8.x][Helium One]
* bug fixes and updates

(3.0.3)
* fix widgets/slider.svgz

(3.0.2)
* update icons/korgac.svg

(3.0.1)
* add widgets/timer.svgz

(3.0.0)
* compatible with kde 4.9
* various changes in the theme

(2.0.2)
* add icons/kalarm.svgz

(2.0.1)
* add widgets/activities.svgz
* minors bugfix

(2.0)
* has been added, modified, edited and re-designed elements of the theme

* leave missing elements to the lancelot menu (with a little patience please)

* it has changed the license of the theme

(1.1.0)
* have been modified and redesigned several elements

(1.0.3)
* is modified the design of the buttons

more screenshot: http://koresource.blogspot.com/2012/03/helium-one-103.html

(22/03/12)
* the file has been uploaded to Dropbox

(1.0.2)
* has edited the effect of focus on the element lineedit.svgz

* he added a shadow effect to the elements button.svgz, actionbutton.svgz and slider.svgz

* element has been added checkmarks.svgz

more screenshot + info

http://koresource.blogspot.com/2012/02/helium-102.html

(1.0.1.3)
* has edited the file "colors"

(1.0.1.2)
* add akonadi icon

(1.0.1.1)
* edit bangarang icon

(1.0.1)
* has removed the focus effect on some elements

* icons have been added korgac and bangarang to the system tray

* Helium now has 30 different icons for system tray

* have been redesigned following icons to the system tray:

- amarok
- network (design based on the network icon for GNOME 3)

* have been edit following icons:

- choqok
- kopete

(1.0)
* has been re-designed the 70% - 80% of the elements of the theme

* compatible with kde 4.8

* more screenshot: http://koresource.blogspot.com/2012/01/helium-one-10-comenzando-otra-nueva.html

11 months ago

DutchGigalo

great but with OpenSUSE TW black tekst. witch is hard to work with....

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1 year ago

arktika

great job bro, ty

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1 year ago

mcder

Thanks :-)

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1 year ago

grassmonk

This is my favorite Plasma theme and I'm so glad it's finally updated for Plasma 5. I have just one small issue: there's no indicator in the taskbar for minimized windows. I'm using the icons-only task manager with launchers always shown for some tasks, so I have no way of knowing if a window is minimized or if the application is not running.

Thanks again for the work on this theme!

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1 year ago

mcder

solved the problem ;-)

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1 year ago

grassmonk

Thanks, it looks great! I'm just trying to figure out Inkscape now to change my local copy's icon padding to be similar to Breeze.

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1 year ago

mcder

that is the element you want to change?

screenshot please

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1 year ago

grassmonk

I'm trying to get the icons in the task manager to be the same size as when using the Breeze theme. (I like the space between the icons, just trying to update the padding inside.)

Top is Breeze, bottom is Helium:
http://i.imgur.com/HaYviB7.png

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1 year ago

mcder

I think I left too wide edges.

http://i.imgur.com/tn2yRba.jpg

I think I can reduce 2px to the edge, if you try to reduce even more, would have to reduce the curve of the corners.

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1 year ago

mcder

I think it looks better with biggest icons

before:

http://i.imgur.com/Uy9Moqh.png

after:

http://i.imgur.com/DXi1Vr3.png

It will be available soon the new update.

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1 year ago

grassmonk

I think the new screenshot looks great. Thanks for the update.

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1 year ago

evgom

Where are the last version compatible with plasma 4, I mean Helium 5.0?

Can you upload it, please?

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1 year ago

converted

This theme is *exactly* what I've been looking for,but unable to achieve, in Plasma 5.

Thanks very much for continuing to maintain this!

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1 year ago

Marcus87

could you please fix. Thx !

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2 years ago

chamfay

Hi,
Thanks for the amazing theme.

I saw some glitches.

Please see: http://im46.gulfup.com/2qGEa9.png

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3 years ago

KennyMInigun

There's annoying bug when you can't close plasma notifications when using "Helium" theme. However everything's fine with default "Air" theme. Is it worth to create a bug report on KDE bug-tracker or is it bug of Helium theme?

Please see this video for details: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42072159/plasma-bug.mkv

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3 years ago

mcder

I'll take it into account (not if you tried with another theme). but for the moment there will be a new version of Helium until 2014

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3 years ago

KennyMInigun

I wasn't able to reproduce this on "Slim Glow" theme

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3 years ago

mcder

At the moment I'm working on the artwork for the distro KaOS. Helium so the theme will be paused for a while (later this year or early 2014)

I apologize for the neglect of the theme.

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3 years ago

ovidiub13

There are missing icons for the windows title bar. Buttons for keep above and keep below.

Also, no feedback that the keep on all screens button is pressed or not.

Any way I could help you with this?

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3 years ago

oshunluvr

Love the theme. I installed Helium-One via System Settings using Kubuntu 13.04.

One problem: Lancelot. The menu bar that contains "Lock Screen" "Leave" "Switch User" and the Lancelot config Chalice icon isn't themed so that one small part looks like the "Oxygen" theme - which is dark and hard to read. I can provide a screenshot if it's needed.

It would be great if this was fixed in your up-coming new version.

Thanks for the cool theme!

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4 years ago

sumski

you are shipping:
a) lancelot/.theme.config.kate-swp
b) svg with executable bits set
(notice those when tried to package latest version for openSUSE)
Thanks for the great theme btw! :-)

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4 years ago

JenyaYQ

Thank you for your great work!

I find the shadows in the preview 4 far too strong. I don't mind the size but they definitely could be softer or more transparent.

So assuming that the light in a UI should make sense, which is questionable, here is my attempt at reasoning this out.

In your current design shadows end with a sharp round edge on -all- corners, which makes little sense light-wise, unless you imagine many strong point-lights hovering over every UI element.
The only case with equally sized sharp shadows would be if the strong imaginary light source were very far away but in this case the shadow size would be close to zero because the viewer and the far away light source are aligned.
(+ as far as I know KDE widgets don't support shadow offset, so they have to be aligned)

If it's just one strong light source close and directly behind, you would see differently sized shadows, which is impossible to do right now in KDE.

So the only 'reasonable' way to do this is to assume having a diffuse light source/s somewhere close to the display. In this setting you would see nice soft shadows, thus not only hiding the fact that they should have different sizes but also the number of lights becomes more or less irrelevant.

PS This is probably what went on in some of the wondrous minds sitting in the Cupertino Spaceship and pondering the same questions. ...or not.

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4 years ago

JenyaYQ

Just came to mind... in the latest Qt5 it is actually possible to render 'real' shadows directly. No fakery required.
This is a bit insane but you could implement it in KDE quite soon.

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4 years ago

JenyaYQ

And if what I already didn't make you dizzy ;') here is another thing - your choices of light values on the transparent surfaces don't take into account the fact that one should see the shadow through them.
Values would be a bit higher since those surface are glass-like and partly reflective and would pick up light that's shining on them/ environment but it would definitely be clear that you can see their own shadows through them. Currently that would result in much darker panel colors.

(so that would be one more reason for much brighter/softer shadows ;.)

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