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KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE: Themes
by lemur2 on Sat 28th Jan 2012 07:36 UTC in reply to "Themes"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

KDE 4 series has become alright, despite some crash here or there. But the lack of new themes on par with Oxygen are the huge low down. We have some poor polished QT themes, but nothing really better than Oxygen, which can be very tiring - all the grey gradient with those ridiculous rounded buttons for its style...

The lack of an specific font seems to be being worked out, but my bet it's that is going to be a little better than GNOME's Cantarell. From a first impression, Ubuntu's fonts remain the best typeface, IMO.

To KDE team: More [embedded] themes and styles, before going to 5 series. Please.


This KDE4 user recommends the "h2o" theme.

http://asininetech.com/2012/01/27/why-kde-is-the-future/

Perhaps that would be worth a shot for you?

Edited 2012-01-28 07:36 UTC

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RE[2]: Themes
by Soulbender on Sat 28th Jan 2012 09:34 in reply to "RE: Themes"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

He's not talking about Plasma themes (of which there is certainly no shortage) but widget styles.

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RE[2]: Themes
by Jason Bourne on Sat 28th Jan 2012 22:18 in reply to "RE: Themes"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Perhaps that would be worth a shot for you?


Well, apart from the transparency & style different in the taskbar, I don't see any changes on the window title button styles and the boring flat gradient gray.

I have the opinion that Oxygen could reach perfection if:

1) Window buttons were like in gnome-shell's adwaita, with a corresponding color when you hover the pointer on them.

2) Dialog buttons abolish the icons.

3) Possibly not include or turn off icons on menus for the KDE UI, but not for applications, at a first glance...

4) Bigger dialog buttons would help too. I think they are too small. (and no, I won't try Qt emulation of GTK).

5) An intermediate cursor size in oxygene cursor theme - there is default (small) and big, which is really huge IMO. There should be an intermediate size between these two.

Edited 2012-01-28 22:21 UTC

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