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KDE4 how to change panel's background image?

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Hello, I have simple question. How i can change background image for main panel in KDE 4? In kde3 i changed it from panel properties.

I meant the panel where you have main menu, tray and clock and some more things.. I dno how to name this panel, but I hope you got now what I meant
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Go to systemsettings->advanced->desktop theme details->panel background->file. Note that the KDE 3 png strips may not work, I haven't tried.


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TheBlackCat wrote:Note that the KDE 3 png strips may not work, I haven't tried.


They don't. They need to be svgs, and with some specific named-svg-elements in it. Just "converting" a png to svg won't be enough.


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rain
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Thanks alot. if i find some from internet or draw my self, in what directori I should put these images then?
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Wherever you can find them again easily. It doesn't really matter, you can select the file you want from wherever.


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Is there a way to have just transluscent/transparent? That used to be a choice....
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Not through the settings themselves. You can by making a translucent/transparent SVG for your panel and using that. Then you can customize what parts of the panel are translucent, and by what values.


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I made a svg grahic by exporting a png to inkscape and saving as normal svg.

When I try to apply it to my panel from within system settings on KDE 4.5 bet1 (Kubuntu maveric alpha), nada.
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Simply being an SVG is not sufficient enough for Plasma to display it. Plasma uses SVG "hints" which allow multiple elements to be contained in a single file.


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Okay I had a look here:
http://www.svgopen.org/2008/papers/104-SVG_in_KDE/

but that didn't help much.

So, how does one export a .png into a plasma "correct" .svg?
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Olwe wrote:Is there a way to have just transluscent/transparent? That used to be a choice....


I have just downloaded Mezzaville as my wallpaper and that installed itself behind the panel without my doing anything that I am aware of; so the panel can be translucent in KDE4.3.5. Just don't ask me how!


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Panels will be automatically translucent / transparent if compositing is available. The level of translucency is theme dependent.


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just a flat color, please!

Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:22 pm
I want what I think @Olwe and others want: "Is there a way to have just transluscent/transparent?" @bcooksley, we're not asking how to turn translucency on, nor are we asking for some-random-theme, we're asking how to get rid of distracting graphics in the panel background. In my case, it's the rounded rectangles (squircles?) in the Kubuntu 10.04 default theme (Air, I believe).

??? It would be really nice if there was a way to do this from System Settings. Failing that, is there a simple recipe for editing the complexity out of a copy of the background file (I think the squircles come from /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/default/widgets/panel-background.svgz). http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Plasma/Theme doesn't help.

I also tried asking on kde-look.org's knowledgebase.
Thanks for any pointers.
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I want what I think @Olwe and others want: "Is there a way to have just transluscent/transparent?" @bcooksley, we're not asking how to turn translucency on, nor are we asking for some-random-theme, we're asking how to get rid of distracting graphics in the panel background. In my case, it's the rounded rectangles (squircles?) in the Kubuntu 10.04 default theme (Air, I believe).


I concur ;)
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You'll have to change SVG. Those are part of the graphic.


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