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Screenshots - KDEtastic

I haven't done much with my GUI for a good long while. I've been more focused on making it functional rather than pretty. I decided to see what I've been missing the the realm of KDE theming. Apparently I've been missing a lot. This Domino theme is on par with anything in Gnome. It's the complete opposite of the bulky, cartoonish look KDE has by default. Very subtle and soft and I think it looks tasty. The rounded menus and slightly 3D text almost make it look like Englightenment.

May 10, 2007 @ 3:12 AM PDT
Cateogory: Linux

12 Comments

tante
Quoth tante on May 10, 2007 @ 4:04 AM PDT

I've been using baghira in the milk look for a while now for the little Qt needs I have, will check domino out, doesn't look as bad as most Qt styles.

numerodix
Quoth numerodix on May 10, 2007 @ 4:26 AM PDT

I'm not one for dark themes, but that looks very nice.

Brian S. Stephan
Quoth Brian S. Stephan on May 10, 2007 @ 4:38 AM PDT

That looks really nice. Do you think you could detail everything you're using (fonts, icons, color, style+config), or roll up one of those crazy KDE themes, for a constant tinkerer such as myself? :)

Brian
Quoth Brian on May 10, 2007 @ 12:42 PM PDT

Here's a try at making a .kth file. Not sure if it'll work. Try downloading this, it's a configuration for Domino that I didn't edit much, and it comes with a color scheme and Amarok theme and all kinds of stuff. The font is Trebuchet MS 9. Wallpaper. Icons.

marb
Quoth marb on May 11, 2007 @ 12:42 AM PDT

Could you say what html/php syntax highlight are you using in vim? Looks nice and clear.

Brian
Quoth Brian on May 11, 2007 @ 1:50 AM PDT

It's ps_color . Font is ProggySquareTT 12.

marb
Quoth marb on May 11, 2007 @ 4:06 AM PDT

thank you

funkz
Quoth funkz on June 13, 2007 @ 8:55 PM PDT

After all these years, you've converted me to using dark colours for more than a glance before switching back. :) I like using the Buuf icons with these dark colours.

Brian
Quoth Brian on June 14, 2007 @ 3:06 AM PDT

I don't normally like dark schemes either, but this one works. Normally any kind of white page (i.e. web pages) would burn my eyes because of too much contrast with a dark background, but maybe this shade of dark grey solves that problem.

funkz
Quoth funkz on June 15, 2007 @ 12:00 PM PDT

Yeah, the selection of dark greys and artsy-looking icons really work well together. I'm using OpenSUSE 10.2 and even the main Suse menu looks great (though it has a light grey bar at the top, but its not too bad). It is as you said, easy on the eyes. However my LCD (I use a notebook) shows LCD-ish kind of reflections when I turn the screen back too far (open up the notebook) more than having the screen perpendicular to my eyes), which is definitely more apparent for dark colors than whites. I guess it shows LCD's are designed to show whites better. :)

Nonetheless, I love this theme so I'm going to stick with this for a while. Keep working on Buuf icons, they are great - but there are a few icons on my system that still show up as non-Buuf. Like in my system tray, NetworkManager, the Kerry Beagle search icon, Klipper and the Kpowersave icons are all non-Buuf.

Cheers. :)

Tryke
Quoth Tryke on August 18, 2007 @ 1:27 PM PDT

I'm enjoying this. Thought you should know that I googled for "crazy kde screenshots", and this was the first hit. :)

What firefox theme is that?

Brian
Quoth Brian on August 19, 2007 @ 1:25 PM PDT

It's called Mint. I think you can get it from the official Firefox theme site.