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That was a farsighted goal... by lassekongo83 That was a farsighted goal... by lassekongo83
Trying to style KDE 4.5.5 that is. It's harder than Windows 7 to customize. The only thing I've managed to create is a simple qtcurve theme. I'm also using my old Zuki Blues emerald theme through Smaragd.

I'm annoyed by the small details that I can't change. Just a simple thing like hiding the statusbar in Dolphin, or to change the padding between some graphics etc. I can't even see the height of the panel when I customize it. Everything is just too clunky to customize. The KDE devs should really make an app that can create themes for their desktop. They should also allow more customization option in their applications.

Wall: [link]
Icons: Faenza for KDE
Font: Trebuchet MS
Emerald: Zuki Blues
Plasma theme: Can't remember the name. One of the more popular ones on kde-look.
Apps: Opera (duh.)
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vmrvs Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I allways download your themes and try to use them on KDE (Qt can handle gtk themes pretty well, but not perfect, there are some incompatible widgets)... maybe you shoul talk with the Oxygen team, they are the ones who are in charge of KDE look and feel, your themes are really beautiful and it would be amazing to be able to use them on KDE applications
thibaut28 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
I couldn't agree more with you ....
I tried using QT Stylesheets, had some good results in the looking though (see [link]), but it's behaving much slower, and can be quite unpredictable.

That's NOT a reliable solution at the moment :(
JamieWhitesNotebook Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are you crazy? If this isn't beautiful enough already then I don't know what is.
I just tried KDE 4.6 today after someone reminded me of it, it is what you said but its definitely fun. Shame, it was better than Gnome for management skills but with Gnome Shell coming, I'm afraid KDE hasn't got a lead anymore.
kidrocky7 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist
awesome! will be featured on :D
SeventhReign Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
It still looks pretty good. Plasma theme looks like "Glassified" Its the only top rated theme that is almost completely transparent.
NickDC Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
hoping in a port to windows 7
samcaffeine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
everything look nice and simple except for
the wallpaper which is the most uncomfortable wallpaper i've ever seen
Izobalax Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, KDE4.x is frustratingly hard to customise for. Shame really, because ultimately there is a LOT of potential if you know what you're doing. Check out ~Th3R0b's recent KDE4.x shots, for example.

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