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[Idea] New window style for KDE 5

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mmistretta wrote:This was done very quickly as I get ready for work so it's a bit rough but I have two thoughts on this.

Titlebar on inactive would blend with window color and the blue active window underline loses all saturation.
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Or alternatively, same as above but the line disappears entirely.
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I realy like the alternative one :)
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Pulled git for breeze aaaand:
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Very nice theme - modern breeze look + titlebar-menubar/toolbar-blend :)
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Re: [Idea] New window style for KDE 5

Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:48 am
The titlebar active, inactive, and text color can all be changed and is determined by your color scheme.
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Re: [Idea] New window style for KDE 5

Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:00 am
I love that Breeze Light theme and saw it also on the last monday report, will it be included in the Plasma desktop.
It's perfect. :)
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prosmaninho wrote:I love that Breeze Light theme and saw it also on the last monday report, will it be included in the Plasma desktop.
It's perfect. :)


they didn't show it there, what you have seen is the normal Breeze theme in non-focused state
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Just to help answer a few questions and clear up any confusion. The Breeze Aurorae QML theme uses the titlebar colors from the current color scheme specified in the colors module in System Settings. The Breeze window decoration design is a return to respecting those colors.

The Breeze color scheme in Plasma 5 specifies titlebar colors reflecting the darker title bar design previously shared here. An additional color scheme was created named Breeze Light which specifies a title bar color that matches the window background color. This was done for many folks who expressed that preference in their window design and will be shipped as an additional color scheme with Plasma 5.

Aurorae SVG themes don't use the titlebar colors specified by the current color scheme. Aurorae SVG themes can be used on plasma current, while Aurorae QML themes only work on Plasma 5. So I created a new Aurorae SVG theme, called Breeze Light, to match the appearance of the Breeze Aurorae QML theme when the Breeze Light color scheme is selected in Plasma 5. That's what rumangerst is showing in his screenshot.

Hope this clears up any confusion. :-)
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Re: [Idea] New window style for KDE 5

Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:14 am
elav wrote:I do not know about you, but I like it more as you see the image below. I think it's better than the title bar is integrated with the toolbar.

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I like this one, it's similar to how ambiance.

Generally I feel Plasma 5 and breeze are too white (I know there's a dark theme, but that doesn't look as good as the default)
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Re: [Idea] New window style for KDE 5

Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:36 am
Blingy wrote:
elav wrote:I do not know about you, but I like it more as you see the image below. I think it's better than the title bar is integrated with the toolbar.

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I like this one, it's similar to how ambiance.

Generally I feel Plasma 5 and breeze are too white (I know there's a dark theme, but that doesn't look as good as the default)


The cool thing is: Since most elements of Breeze use colors from the color scheme, people can easily create new color themes which affect workspace as well as applications.
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Re: [Idea] New window style for KDE 5

Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:54 am
colomar wrote:
The cool thing is: Since most elements of Breeze use colors from the color scheme, people can easily create new color themes which affect workspace as well as applications.


I know, but you have to see it from the perspective of a first time user, he will judge KDE by its default settings and in my experience not many people bother to change the theme, you can also see every time somebody is on a workstation that he didn't change anything, not even the wallpaper.
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Re: [Idea] New window style for KDE 5

Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:37 pm
rumangerst wrote:Pulled git for breeze aaaand:
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Very nice theme - modern breeze look + titlebar-menubar/toolbar-blend :)


I just hope that the default theme is not Aurorae and QtCurve. :-\
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elav wrote:I just hope that the default theme is not Aurorae and QtCurve. :-\


For now the default Breeze windeco is done in QML because we could not make a C++ windeco in time for the first release of Plasma 5. And to get it for the next release, we'll still need someone to code, since the Oxygen windeco has shown that it's a whole lot of work to do it right.
If you know C++ and Q, or know someone else who does, we'd be very greatful if you could help :)
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colomar wrote:
elav wrote:I just hope that the default theme is not Aurorae and QtCurve. :-\


For now the default Breeze windeco is done in QML because we could not make a C++ windeco in time for the first release of Plasma 5. And to get it for the next release, we'll still need someone to code, since the Oxygen windeco has shown that it's a whole lot of work to do it right.
If you know C++ and Q, or know someone else who does, we'd be very greatful if you could help :)


I'd love to help, just do not know how to program in those languages. QML not think it's wrong, but if it is Aurorae because it lacks a lot of options. (I do not know if Aurorae uses QML). :(
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rumangerst wrote:Pulled git for breeze aaaand:
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Very nice theme - modern breeze look + titlebar-menubar/toolbar-blend :)


BTW, As I install these themes from GIT? ???
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An idea for the window deco stripe:

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Re: [Idea] New window style for KDE 5

Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:50 am
In my opinion, such a stripe is barely visible, and must be used only for a minor indications. The really important windows should flash the title bar as a whole.

Thanks for the work you are doing. It is always to easy to be complicated (flashy/bangy/verbose), and it always hard to be terse, compact but precise.

By the way - have you ever seen the Mist theme? ;)

 
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