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Theme/Style for KDE 4.0

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Homepage:  Link
Minimum required   Qt 4.x
Downloads:  5757
Submitted:  Jul 19 2014
Updated:  Nov 19 2014


Kvantum is an SVG-based theme engine for Qt4/Qt5 and KDE, i.e. a program for styling Qt applications with SVG images, with an emphasis on elegance, usability and practicality.

Kvantum comes with a default dark theme, inspired by the default theme of Enlightenment. Creation of realistic themes like that for KDE was my first reason to make Kvantum but it allows themes with very different looks and feels, whether they be photorealistic or cartoonish, 3D or flat, embellished or minimalistic, or something in between.

The core idea of Kvantum, namely using of SVG images for drawing Qt widgets, is taken from QuantumStyle (not developed anymore but continued as QSvgStyle at https://github.com/DexterMagnific/QSvgStyle).

*** Compilation ***

Install X11 and Qt development packages (libx11-dev and libxext-dev for X11, libqt4-dev for Qt4, and qtbase5-dev, libqt5svg5-dev and libqt5x11extras5-dev for Qt5, in Debian-based systems), open a terminal inside the Kvantum folder and issue this command:

qmake && make

You might need to put the full path of qmake in the above command, especially for a second compilation against Qt5.

*** Installation ***

sudo make install
make distclean

Then select Kvantum for both widget style and color scheme in System Settings. Please read the file INSTALL for detailed instructions on compilation and installation for Qt4 and Qt5!

For 64-bit Debian (and, perhaps, other 64-bit Debian-based systems too), you could just use the deb package below. There are also 32 and 64-bit Arch packages, kindly made by Josip (metak).

*** Theme Making ***

For instructions on how to change configuration or make new themes, please read the files Theme-Config and Theme-Making in the doc folder!

You could find my other Kvantum themes at KDE-Look.org (KvDark, KvRoughGlass, KvFlat, KvHybrid and KvSilver demonstrate some features of Kvantum).

*** Notes ***

(1) Each new theme should be accompanied by a KDE color scheme because some KDE apps may use colors specific to KDE. Qt apps use Kvantum colors though.

(2) Kvantum does not provide window decorations. Such jobs are done by the window manager.

(3) I update this page whenever needed but without announcing an update. The latest date is in the ChangeLog section below.


See ChangeLog inside the source for a more thorough list.

25 Jun 2015
* Added SMPlayer's screen to the whitelist of draggable widgets.
* Increased the thickness of the clickable rectangle of sliders to the thickness of their handles.
* Added a key for not mirroring the top/left tab shape to draw the bottom/right tab in the document mode.

10 Jun 2015
* Fall back to general colors if normalColor is missing.

25 May 2015
* Added keys for removing scrollbar arrows and setting the maximum thickness of progressbars.
* Added a key for assigning a separate color to the progress text inside the progress indicator.
* Fit adjacent header sections together.
* Changed the config page layout of Kvantum Manager.
* Increased text margins of the default theme (because of size changes in v0.8.18).
* mproved "Theme-Making.pdf".
* Fixes.

6 May 2015
* Correct minimum width for date-time-edits and spinboxes with negative and/or double values.

1 May 2015
* Fixed the look of disabled menubar-items.
* Fixes for LibreOffice with high-contrast themes (like KvHybrid).
* Various small fixes.


Debian(64-bit deb package for both Qt4 and Qt5)
(Source at GitHub)
Arch(32 and 64-bit Arch -- Thanks to Josip (metak))
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 Need RPM`s

 by ManganErz on: Apr 7 2015
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Please, make .rpm package for Fedora/Opensuse users. To compile so much stuff every time just for installing new visual style is really not enjoyable(
P.S. Sorry my English

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 Re: Need RPM`s

 by tsujan on: Apr 7 2015
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I understand but the only kind of package I can and will make is 46-bit deb because I don't have any rpm-based system.
However, I will surely add a link if an rpm maintainer gives me one -- as I have done for the Arch packages. (The maintainer of the Arch packages kindly told me about them through a message.)

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 Re: Re: Need RPM`s

 by ManganErz on: Apr 7 2015
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I`m sorry for askin this, but I just found a [url=http://ftp.cse.yzu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/openSUSE/repositories/home:/kill_it/openSUSE_13.1/x86_64]repo for OpenSuse[/url] with Kvantum style, and I think, that will be grate to paste link to it Download section.

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 Re: Re: Re: Need RPM`s

 by tsujan on: Apr 7 2015
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I will! Thanks!

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 Re: Re: Re: Need RPM`s

 by tsujan on: Apr 7 2015
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There is just one problem: there is no Qt5 compilation among those packages.
Anyhow, I'll search for other links, for both OpenSUSE and Fedora.

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