Description:

Élégance is an effort to make an elegant theme for plasma.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.7:
- New realistic clock!
- New background for widgets and dialogs (full SVG)
- Shutdown dialog improved

0.6:
- New panel background and tasks backgrounds (full SVG now)
- Shutdown dialog updated
- System tray background added

0.5:
- Updated clock so that it is well rendered now
- Adapted tasks for KDE 4.1
- Improved shutdown dialog
- Added translucent background and krunner panel
- Added corners to panel background

0.4:
- Colors config file updated
- Taskbar theme
- Logout window theme

0.3:
- Icon theme completed
- Clock and panel background improved
- Tooltips theme added

0.2:
- Clock theme
- Battery Monitor theme

0.1:
- widget background
- panel background
- icons theme

TODO:
- (opaque theme)
- containment-controls.svg

darinsmiller

1 month ago

Looks great on Plasma 5!

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mamiemando

1 year ago

Hi,

Thanks for this very nice theme, congratulations! However, I have some remarks :)

1) Some icons are missing (ex: amarok in the tooltip box).
2) Hovered and Attention tasks could shine a little bit more.

Remarks related to (1) :

- By default, elegance seems to use breeze as fallback. But breeze icons in the tooltip are just... not elegant :) Moreover, and some icons (like amarok) are missing.

- One could specifically set another theme like air or oxygen. But here again, some icons are missing, like the checkboxes in network-manager panel.

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Debian stretch, elegance 0.7

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matrs5

6 years ago

Very good theme, my favorite, but i have a problem with light color buttons. Since elegance has a white font, some widgets (like translatoid) or other plasma components have some white or very light color buttons, so button's content isn't properly displayed there.

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boky01

2 years ago

Hi,

The following workaround will do the trick:
Open /home/username/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/Elegance/dialogs/colors file.
Find [Colors:Button] section in the file and set ForegroundNormal=x,y,z to a dark RGB number such as 0,0,0. Restart your computer and the buttons will be visible.

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themage

6 years ago

....but for one item.

Even with the latest version (0.7) the shutdown dialogue does not display correctly.

All other themes that I have installed display the correct width, thus the graphic (ie. the moon image is displayed).

If it weren't for that I'd give it a 10, as it stands 9.5.

Chees.

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MrBumpy4096

8 years ago

I really like the elegant theme on my system without compositing. The only problem is the "more" button on plasma notifications is light grey and the text that goes on it is also light grey, so it is unreadable.

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MrBumpy4096

8 years ago

I should have mentioned that I'm using KDE 4.3.1.

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MrBumpy4096

8 years ago

Okay, so I fixed the problem myself by copying the button pixmap from the BlackGlass theme (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=110034). I also fixed the shutdown dialog for KDE 4.3. You can download my fix here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?mzemmyzdhyt

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google01103

8 years ago

when tray icons are hidden there should be an expander button on the left of the tray which there is not, though the functionality of expanding to show hidden icons does work if the area is clicked

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kneczaj

8 years ago

The shuddown/logout dialogs in your theme are ugly. I don't know it's a bug in kde or your theme, but for me it looks like: http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4012/screenshotn.png
It would be a lot better if the picture was at the left of buttons.

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MrBumpy4096

8 years ago

Hey, I fixed it myself by removing the power logo from the dialog. My fix also corrects the problem where buttons were unreadable under KDE 4.3. Anyway, you can download my fix here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?mzemmyzdhyt

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goona

8 years ago

Under kde 4.2 beta1 the svg's for the tasks seems to be broken. Is this a known problem?

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jamboarder

8 years ago

the version distributed with the betas were out of date. The version of Elegance distributed with KDE 4.2 has been updated to match latest version here.

This is a great theme, that looks great with KDE 4.2.

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raulnds

9 years ago

Personally, I liked the old clock better =)

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hash87

9 years ago

Same here :P IMO the new clock is overwhelming. I really liked the old clock as it used to be simple and really nice ;)

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sylpheed

8 years ago

One more vote for the old clock! It was plain and elegant, whereas the new one looks like a horror flick prop.

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marenz

7 years ago

Elegance is my definitive choice of theme. Is, as the name implies, 'elegant' and very good looking.
The only thing I would change too is the clock; it doesn't quite match the theme.
A simpler clock, in black or dark background, maybe with some transparency would match better.

Still, congratulations on a great work.

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ireko

9 years ago

I very very like it! This background.svg is perfect! Very inspiring :)

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PARENA

9 years ago

I like 0.7 a lot better than the previous versions. Way nicer. And the analog clock is a nice touch, though somewhat messy if it's too small. Going to use it now and see if it will finally replace Oxygen. :)

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szederjei

9 years ago

One question: what font did you use in the pictures?

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szederjei

9 years ago

And what size?

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skinwalker

9 years ago

Awesome Adrien! rated gud mate!

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jamboarder

9 years ago

This most recent update has my desktop wearing this theme quite often. The task item theme is now my personal favorite. Very subtle, but puproseful with excellent attention to detail. I'm glad it has been included in 4.1 because, expecially with this latest update, it deserves it.

Thanks again.

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raulnds

9 years ago

Hello again :)

This theme is getting nicer and nicer.

0.6 has a bug though. Sometimes I get artifacts when I hover/unhover a task. During the transition i get a black square, next to the task rectangle. I still don't know what triggers the bug. For example, now it's working fine, but if I open Firefox, I get the bug again.

If I have more information I'll post here.

@previous poster:

That's the Obsidian Coast color scheme (I think)
The icons can be shown with the folder view plasmoid (still not included in OpenSuse I think)
and enable the desktop effects to get transparent windows.

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forbore

9 years ago

I got obsedian color on and it looks great and Elegance also looks GREAT on my desktop but when I enable desktop effects the only transparent thing I get is my taskbar and title bar. I can't get the whole window transparent. I went in the translucency settings and the descriptions says: make decorations and windows transparent. But when I click on the settings I get: Decorations, Moved/Resized Windows and Dialogs. What is wrong. I'm on openSuSE 11 with KDE 4.0

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9 years ago

0.7:
- New realistic clock!
- New background for widgets and dialogs (full SVG)
- Shutdown dialog improved

0.6:
- New panel background and tasks backgrounds (full SVG now)
- Shutdown dialog updated
- System tray background added

0.5:
- Updated clock so that it is well rendered now
- Adapted tasks for KDE 4.1
- Improved shutdown dialog
- Added translucent background and krunner panel
- Added corners to panel background

0.4:
- Colors config file updated
- Taskbar theme
- Logout window theme

0.3:
- Icon theme completed
- Clock and panel background improved
- Tooltips theme added

0.2:
- Clock theme
- Battery Monitor theme

0.1:
- widget background
- panel background
- icons theme

TODO:
- (opaque theme)
- containment-controls.svg

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Looks great on Plasma 5!

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