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    Customize plasma desktop theme

    A short how to set the panel background picture with the plasma desktop effects on. The default Air theme has a transparent panel.

    The Kubuntu Forums: http://kubuntuforums.net/showthread....l-transparency
    The KDE Userbase: http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/TweakingPlasma
    The KDE TechBase: http://techbase.kde.org/Development/...s/Plasma/Theme

    Using KDE 4.7.2.

    Copy the default plasma theme (Air) from the /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/default to the ~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/Example.


    Open the ~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/Example/metadata.desktop. After editing:
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Example
    
    Comment=A breath of fresh example
    
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-Author=The Oxygen Project
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-Email=kde-artists@kde.org
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=default
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-Version=0.9
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-Website=http://plasma.kde.org
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-Category=
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-Depends=
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-License=GPL
    X-KDE-PluginInfo-EnabledByDefault=true
    
    [Wallpaper]
    defaultWallpaperTheme=Horos
    defaultFileSuffix=.png
    defaultWidth=1920
    defaultHeight=1200

    1. Using a slice (scaled to 62x1050, my screen is 1680x1050) of the http://www.backgroundpictures.org - > abstract -> Fool's Road

    2. Opening the ~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/Example/translucent/widgets/panel-background.svgz with a vector graphics editor (Inkscape).

    Rename the existing north/east/south/west-center id. I'm having the panel in the left. I'm renaming the west-center to old-west-center.

    3. Importing an image file. Set the object id to west-center. Save the panel-background.svgz.

    4. System Settings > Workspace Appearance > Desktop Theme...

    Last edited by OneLine; May 06, 2012, 11:53 AM.
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    #2
    Re: Customize plasma desktop theme

    Originally posted by OneLine
    That is one very nice site!! Collecting some images now. Very cool. 8)
    "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." - Sherlock Holmes
    Using Kubuntu Linux since March 23, 2007

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      Re: Customize plasma desktop theme

      nice thread and nice site!

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