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Soft Metal


Theme/Style for KDE 4.0

Score 77%
Soft Metal

Soft Metal

Downloads:  8235
Submitted:  Feb 28 2010
Updated:  May 23 2011


Soft Metal 2.6

#### About this theme ####
(1) Tested only with KDE SC 4.6 and QtCurve 1.8.4. Therefore,
incompatibility may arise in older versions.

(2) Includes soft inverted gradients. Made to keep every bit of interface
intact, but still striving for a clean look. Subtle metal textures gives
depth and aesthetically pleasing eye candy. Slightly rounded corners also
adds a refined look.

(3) Makes your gtk apps look almost identical to the qt ones. Courtesy of

#### Installing ####
(1) First, check if QtCurve is installed
(2) For full gtk compatibility, install gtk-kde4
(3) If you are upgrading from version 1.6 or older, be sure to remove old
files by running remove_old.sh
(4) To install, run install.sh.
(5) Now set widget style and window decoration to QtCurve. Load the Soft
Metal profile inside QtCurve and also load the color scheme.

NOTE1: For gtk apps to look alike, search "GTK Style" in System Settings
and select QtCurve as a gtk theme. (gtk-kde4 required)

TIP1: For optimal fonts, use/install ttf-liberation. 8pt for general use
and 10pt for the taskbar and window decoration should look good.

TIP2: I suggest that you match this theme with Blue Air plasma theme:

#### Contact & Author ####
Nickname: MaMuS
Name: Adriano
Mail: adriano.lols at google mail


Version 2.6
- Very subtle changes

Version 2.5:
- Inactive tabs improvement
- Much better buttons and toolbar buttons
- Buttonless scrollbar and better progressbar
- Little tweaks all arround

Version 2.2:
- Rounded popup menus & tooltips
- Domino/Bespin/MacOS like Group Boxes (Shaded background)
- Lighter scrollbar and progressbar background
- Fixed script issue with different shell environments
- Some more improvements in scripts, widgets and color-schemes

Version 2.1:
- Improvements, improvements everywhere

Version 2.0:
- New window decoration look
- Removed background gradient
- Very small tweaks
- New install process
- Simplified presets


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 by amigib on: Dec 25 2010
Score 63%

Simple and brilliant, i was searching it for hours.

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 You Rock!

 by rabbit827 on: Mar 23 2011
Score 50%

This is simple the best theme I have seen on qtcurve. Thank you so much for each and every single minute you spent on making this.

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 by Nomadluap on: Sep 5 2011
Score 50%

It's just so good. In my opinion, this should be the default look of kde4!

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