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Velours (Plasma 4+5)

   5.6.4-001  

Plasma Theme

Score 74%
Velours (Plasma 4+5)
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Velours (Plasma 4+5)
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Homepage:  Link
Issue Tacker:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  5558
Submitted:  May 19 2014
Updated:  May 22 2016

Description:

Velours is a dark Plasma theme with a fuzzy texture and monochromatic icons.
It draws inspiration from Caledonia by Malcer and openSUSE by sumski.

There are two versions: one for Plasma 4 (not actively developped anymore) and one for Plasma 5.

A Yakuake skin to match this theme can be found here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=170866

If you would like the lock and logout screens to integrate perfectly with this theme (or any other Plasma theme), check out this look-and-feel package: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=174781.




Changelog:

2016/05/22
Tweaked the improved contrast effect for better legibility
Most backgrounds (panels, pop-ups, tooltips, plasmoids) now follow theme colors

2016/04/12
New design for background of progress bars and sliders
Make use of improved contrast desktop effect

2016/04/07
New design for checkmarks and radio buttons
Sliders and progress bars use theme colors

2016/03/27
Fix Bluetooth tray icon

2016/03/25
Provide additional sizes for most network icons

2016/03/12
Add task manager progress overlay
Switch to versioning scheme aligned with Plasma

2016/02/21
Containers were redesigned to improve legibility of the calculator widget
Toolbar-icons folder was moved as temporary fix for bug #357411




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 Brilliant

 
 by DejanN on: Sep 19 2014
 
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Great job!
WiFi disconnected icon, KTorrent download icon and minimalistic look of that pesky desktop Tool Box are my favourites.
In a word: brilliant.


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 Re: Brilliant

 
 by obnosim on: Oct 31 2014
 
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Thanks for the kind word!
I've been working on it a lot since the last release and I was about to release an update yesterday, but something went wrong and I lost almost everything. I'm currently trying to repair what was lost and I should be able to release it in a couple of weeks.


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 Very nice theme

 
 by maclee1988 on: Mar 20 2015
 
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Thanks for your work, I really like your theme. I'm wondering what icon theme you're using


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 Re: Very nice theme

 
 by obnosim on: Mar 27 2015
 
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Thanks!
I made the icons myself specially for the launchers I keep in the panel and a few others (like KMail), they're not part of any specific theme (those in the desktop widget are from Breeze though).


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 Nice job!

 
 by chuugar on: May 17 2015
 
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That's a very nice plasma theme. Could you add other icons like Clementine and Owncloud?
Thanks. :)


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 Re: Nice job!

 
 by obnosim on: May 18 2015
 
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Sure! I should have time to add these by next week.


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 Re: Nice job!

 
 by obnosim on: May 19 2015
 
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Okay, I gave it a shot and it seems Clementine doesn't use the icon provided by the plasma theme. If you know a plasma theme that overrides it, please tell me.

I think the same is true for the ownCloud client, but its monochrome icon (you can turn it on in the settings) integrates nicely already.


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 Plasma 5 theme looks great

 
 by SamDM on: Jul 12 2015
 
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This theme looks really good! Can you suggest any window decorations or color schemes that match well with this desktop theme?

Thx, Sam


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 Re: Plasma 5 theme looks great

 
 by obnosim on: Jul 12 2015
 
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Thanks for the kind word!

I personally use a dark color scheme based on Obsidian Coast, but Velours should work fine with a light color scheme as well. The Breeze widget theme doesn't work very well with dark color schemes though, it's clear it was designed with only light colors in mind. Oxygen looks fine either way.
As for window decorations, I stick with Oxygen or Breeze as they offer the most customization options (and Oxygen allows tabbed windows).

So I guess I don't really have anything in particular to suggest.


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 Top panel glitch

 
 by sumski on: Jul 13 2015
 
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Hi, there seems to be a problem with north panel:
http://i.imgur.com/PM0CrKc.png


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 Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by obnosim on: Jul 13 2015
 
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Confirmed, but only under Plasma 5. The plasma5 version of the theme run by Plasma 4 (which uses the exact same source svg for the panels) doesn't have that problem.

It also affects west panels.

It seems Plasma 5 doesn't draw the north-bottom element (but still allocates room for it) and ignores -mini elements altogether. The documentation for Plasma 5 mentions -mini prefixes so I don't think the feature was removed. I'll file a bug report.

In the meantime, you can replace widgets/panel-background.svg with https://www.dropbox.com/s/4bzmbnxf57mdusz/panel-background.svg?dl=1.
You'll lose the gradients but it'll work better.

Thanks for letting me know!


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 Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by obnosim on: Jul 14 2015
 
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Okay, it turns out -mini elements are not supported by Plasma 5. I'll provide an update in a few days.


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 Re: Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by HalfLeft on: Nov 28 2015
 
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Yes the panel doesn't use north, south, east, west any more, just top topright, right, etc. The tasks actually use north, south, east west now in Plasma 5


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 Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by obnosim on: Nov 28 2015
 
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Panels still use north- west- etc. prefixes for me. What changed since Plasma 4 is that you now need to include all nine parts of the panels, including the ones which are never displayed (like north-top, west-left, etc) or else it doesn't work properly.


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 Re: Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by HalfLeft on: Nov 28 2015
 
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Nope, even in the default theme it doesn't use north, south, east, west any more. I've been doing plasma 5 themes myself.


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 Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by obnosim on: Nov 28 2015
 
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I just tested it and I can confirm north- etc. prefixes are respected under Plasma 5.4.3 and have been since at least 5.4.0.

See Marco Martin's response here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=350190

-mini prefixes are deprecated, north-, west-, east- and south- are not, but they aren't displayed properly unless all parts for that prefix are in the file. The glitch reported by sumski was caused by that little detail. If e.g. north-topleft isn't present in the theme, then north-bottomleft isn't drawn. I fixed it by simply adding dummy elements for every missing id.


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 Re: Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by HalfLeft on: Nov 28 2015
 
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Odd, Not had any reports myself.



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 Re: Top panel glitch

 
 by obnosim on: Sep 11 2015
 
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At long last, here comes a workaround. I hope it works for you as well.


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 little bug

 
 by fabianalexisino on: Mar 26 2016
 
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Hi ! (: ... the bluetooth icon in systray is buggy ... check this http://i.imgur.com/xqhmqsJ.png

Great Work ;)


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 Re: little bug

 
 by obnosim on: Mar 27 2016
 
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Whoops! Thanks for reporting it.
I just updated the theme to fix that. Please let me know if it works for you.


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 Re: Re: little bug

 
 by fabianalexisino on: Mar 27 2016
 
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now works fine (y)


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