Velours Featured

Plasma Themes black complete dark soft

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://gitlab.com/obnosim/velours

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Velours is a dark Plasma theme with a fuzzy texture and monochromatic icons.
It draws inspiration from Caledonia by Malcer and openSUSE by sumski, but contains only original artwork.

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

All widgets and icons in the Plasma 5 version use theme colors. This means you can easily customize it by editing the file named colors or delete that file to have Velours use your application color scheme, just like Breeze!

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

Fix installation 3 months ago

Modify metadata.desktop file to fix automated installation. Thanks to kossebau for reporting the problem.

kossebau

3 months ago

Good looking and unique theme, *thumb_up*

There is a bug with the metadata.desktop file, which prevents the installation via the Plasma GUI:

X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=Velours 5
is no valid entry, there cannot be a space in the name key (which is used as identifier).For the display name the normal Name= entry is used, so there the space is fine.

As result the automated installation using in the background kpackagetool fails when it checks the validness:

$ kpackagetool5 -t Plasma/Theme -i /path/to/velours-plasma5.tar.gz
kf5.kpackage: pluginname: "Velours 5"
Error: Installation of /path/to/velours-plasma5.tar.gz failed: Package plugin name Velours 5 contains invalid characters

So you might want to change this to (based on the folder name used in the tarball):
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=velours-plasma5

BTW, is uploading new files still broken? Would be a shame if this theme is not available via GHNS (once that bug is fixed of course :) ). Please tell, so we can poke the right people to look into it.

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obnosim

3 months ago

Thanks for your interest. I updated metadata.desktop accordingly. This site still will not let me upload anything.

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kossebau

3 months ago

I can confirm the tarball fetched via https://gitlab.com/obnosim/velours/-/archive/plasma5/velours-plasma5.tar.gz now installs properly using the Plasma Theme/Install From File GUI :)

How exactly do you try to upload new files? Going to point some admin to your problem here.

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obnosim

3 months ago

In the Files tab during the product editing process. I select a file, a progress bar goes up to 100%, then nothing happens. Last year, when it still worked, the new entry within the list of files will then have the progress bar replaced by fields to input a name of the uploaded file. This no longer happens. I can change any other field, but uploaded files never get processed by the server. I tried with cookies allowed, in Falkon and Firefox, but there is no visible impact.

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rvs75

3 months ago

Please try again to upload.

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obnosim

3 months ago

It worked flawlessly! Thanks!

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fabianalexis

11 months ago

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Dongyuhang12

1 year ago

9 how to download it

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obnosim

1 year ago

The easiest way is through System Settings.

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BigCityCat

2 years ago

This is the best plasma 5 theme out. Adding color to the color file is amazing! You really did great on this. Thanks! I did change the icon file though. There are a few themes with better icons.

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obnosim

2 years ago

Thanks!

Yeah, the icons seem to be unpopular. Most screenshots made by users I've seen have them replaced with icons from another theme. Are they confusing, unusable, too big, plain ugly?

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BigCityCat

2 years ago

They seem a little large. Maybe a little clunky. I am not quite sure how to explain it. I look at the icons from Papirus and they seem sharper. But you theme is great. It's funny but after adding color your theme seems to add just a bit more transparency. Which I also like.

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fabianalexisino

3 years ago

Hi ! (: ... the bluetooth icon in systray is buggy ... check this http://i.imgur.com/xqhmqsJ.png

Great Work ;)

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obnosim

3 years ago

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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fabianalexisino

3 years ago

now works fine (y)

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sumski

4 years ago

Hi, there seems to be a problem with north panel:
http://i.imgur.com/PM0CrKc.png

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obnosim

3 years ago

At long last, here comes a workaround. I hope it works for you as well.

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obnosim

4 years ago

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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HalfLeft

3 years ago

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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obnosim

3 years ago

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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HalfLeft

3 years ago

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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obnosim

3 years ago

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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HalfLeft

3 years ago

Odd, Not had any reports myself.

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obnosim

4 years ago

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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SamDM

4 years ago

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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Fix installation 3 months ago

Modify metadata.desktop file to fix automated installation. Thanks to kossebau for reporting the problem.

Media icons 11 months ago

Update media icons for 5.13

Fixes 1 year ago

This version brings fixes to defects that have appeared in Plasma since the last releases.
Most importantly, this includes a fix for broken tooltips.

Better tabs 2 years ago

This version brings a new design to tabs (affects the global menu widget as well).

Reworked icons 2 years ago

This version brings a slight redesign of several icons: some were reworked to be crisper, others now use the theme-defined Highlight color.

See github page for changelog 3 years ago

github.com/obnosim/velours/releases/latest

3 years ago

[2016/06/05]
Gradients now use theme colors too, allowing complete color customization through the colors file.
Add quota icon
Switch license from BY-SA-NC to BY-SA to allow mixing with GPL-licensed artwork.

[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

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updated Apr 09 2019
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