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Better Desktop Dropshadows

  

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Submitted:  May 3 2004
Updated:  Dec 27 2004

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After parsing through the KDE source code and looking through the net, I'd finally figured out how to make KDE 3.2/3.1 desktop dropshadows look a lot better.

As we all know, the default dropshadows look and smell like penguin poo! :)

Here's to hoping someone writes a GUI configuration program for this though. In the meantime, you now have my tutorial...




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 Thank you!

 
 by hoodedone on: May 3 2004
 
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This is very very awesome! Just yesterday I was cursing the horrible KDE drop shadows trying to get a good text/shadow color combination for the wallpaper here: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12352 but had to settle with something rather crappy. I had assumed that decent drop shadows were something that *might* make it into KDE 3.3, but now I don't have to wait. I haven't quite figured out what the perfect settings are for me, but I've restarted KDE enough for today.

A configuration UI would make this even better, as well as the ability to redraw the shadows without restarting KDE (possible wishlist items?), but this is a great start.


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 sure?

 
 by thomas12777 on: May 3 2004
 
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"YOU MUST RESTART KDE FOR THESE SETTINGS TO TAKE EFFECT!"

shouldn't it be enough to just restart kdesktop or even just call

dcop kdesktop KDesktopIface refresh

to update? (haven't tried yet - shadows seemed ok to me)


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 Re: sure?

 
 by abby on: May 3 2004
 
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I'm not sure, lol. I was just making 100% positive that the settings you choose are applied.

I'll try out other methods today. Thanks for bringing this up.


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 Re: sure?

 
 by hoodedone on: May 3 2004
 
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The dcop call won't do it. It refreshes some things on the desktop, but doesn't redraw the shadows. BTW, right click -> Refresh Desktop does the same thing, for those who don't want to deal with the command line.

Restarting kdesktop would probably do the trick, but it'd be even more awkward for most people than just restarting KDE.


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 Re: Re: sure?

 
 by stingraz on: May 3 2004
 
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try dcop kdesktop KDesktopIface configure. that did it here on KDE 3.2.2


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 Re: sure?

 
 by echobucket on: May 3 2004
 
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Here's a good way to really make it do it.
Turn off the icons:
dcop kdesktop KDesktopIface setIconsEnabled 0
Then Turn them back on:
dcop kdesktop KDesktopIface setIconsEnabled 1


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 Super

 
 by aivs on: May 3 2004
 
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It did not suffice me, thanks


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 If I remember right

 
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...there was actually a GUI tool for defining the shadows scheduled for 3.1, but it was removed because it would only clutter up the dialogs even more... Perhaps an option would be a button next to the Enable shadows that says "Edit shadow type" or somesuch, with the old shadow editing dialog showing up on a click there? Just an idea :)

And, by the way, great work with figuring the different shadows out :)


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 I Probaly could.....

 
 by timothysaddress on: May 3 2004
 
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I probally could make a UI for changing the shadows and automaticly refreshing the desktop without restarting kde, infact im almost sure I can. Youll probally see it soon on kde-look.org


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 Re: I Probaly could.....

 
 by abby on: May 3 2004
 
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That would be very awsome! I was gonna give it a try also, but I'd never programmed with Qt/KDE before so it might have taken me a week or two to get up to speed.

Go for it :)


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 Ill prolly..

 
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I will probally get it done tommorow and have it on kde-look.org- I will also try to staticly link the libraries it needs so it will work on any distro, while being shipped in one package. Doese anybody know a command to see all the libraries a file needs?


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 Re: Ill prolly..

 
 by EliasP on: May 5 2004
 
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ldd /path/to/file

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