22 March, 2008

pretty cool Plasma stuff

Plasma themes rock ;-)

Now you can have a much more consistent look throughout KDE 4. Just us a theme combined with a matching colorscheme and you're good to go.

Here are a few screenshots showing how KDE 4 trunk can look these days.

I must say Slim Glow really is a favorite of mine, it always looks good. For those who wonder how hard it is to install Plasmathemes: ridiculously hard. Really. You have to through at least 3 mouseclicks on weirdly named buttons like "Get more themes", pick one yourself (the horror!) and click "install", then you even have to CLOSE the window... Luckily by then you only have to choose the theme you want to apply and it's done. Boy, when will KDE grow up and start thinking for us silly users? Or at least let us google, then sort through a website, download, locate and add themes by hand. Wait, you can, of course. It doesn't have to be three mouseclicks, it can be needlessly complicated just like you're using Windows ;-)

For those who like pink (and honestly, who doesn't?) here a Fluffy-bunny based look as finishing touch. Respect to the guy/girl who made "Sugarcoma Bunny" (find it on kde-look.org).


  1. Plasma is pretty much the best thing ever, as far as I'm concerned.

  2. niiiiiiiiice.

    But i think the selection in kickoff and dolphin should look the same.

  3. I really don't understand what's beautiful about these desktops. Eg look at how the icons in the window list are displayed in the bottom toolbar. Yes, you can style the borders and give all a nice color. But that's about it. There's still a lot of work to make a consistent clean look.

  4. You, dear anonymous, are an idiot.

  5. @third anonymous:
    I don't get what you mean. You're talking about the taskbar? What's wrong with it? Or the systemtray? The latter is pretty broken, but hey, pre-alpha?!? Sure, there are some rendering issues here an there - those need to be fixed but that's doable.

  6. fourth anonymous thinks:

    sugarcomabunny is f***ing awesome ;)

  7. This blog is from MARCH. (Front page planetkde.org)

  8. In the 1st screenshot the scrollbar of Konsole's scrollbar being light grey instead of dark is a bug, isn't it?

  9. (Sorry, now I see this is old, planet sucks again)


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