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nathanael gongiat

Plasma 5 Menus by l33k 85 comments

Though using it shows an early state of kbfx usability
- Nov 18 2020

Plasma 5 Menus by l33k 85 comments

This reminds me of the time when we did KBFX - seems to be very similiar - I am dying of nostalgy here
- Nov 18 2020
God Hears Your Prayers

Wallpaper Other by falco101 9 comments

...gave us the precious gift of freedom. It's not his fault we can't handle it.

I do believe in god. I feel he believes in me... this gives me power in weak times...

just my 2 cents - Feb 15 2008
kollide KBFX

Kbfx Startmenu by falco101 6 comments

Hello jon

Really splendid work. I will use this theme at my home pc - Feb 15 2008
Kore Icons

Full Icon Themes by code2 16 comments

I'm very impatient seing the fully completed suite.

I don't know what your priorities are, but would a 100 CHF persuade you to finish it sometimes before 2008?

PS: I'm standing to my word... - Nov 16 2007
KDE Flower

KDE Plasma Screenshots by metak 2 comments

Hello. Very nice desktop, superb, really. I like the flat look . Can you specify what you are using? - Nov 15 2007

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by falco101 45 comments

And I do really like the kbfx silk theme !
I will try this theme at home, though I will change the windeco (the only part I don't like) - Nov 02 2007
Tasty Menu

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mart 499 comments


You might be astonished that I write here. Nice to see your menu evolving. I have - however - one thing I don't like on your screenshot.

It s a bit cluttered. I mean you have 3 columns, and 4 buttons at the bottom. and you have the columns not starting at the same height. Wouldn't it be nice to rearrange that a bit?

Just my 2 cent - Aug 22 2007
Torn Paper

Wallpaper Other by rcbell 1 comment

Eye candy gets a fully new meaning. !!!
I definitely like it and will try it on my home PC, though I don't know yet if I will keep it or it will be too much of a hommage to hoffmann...

I mean mindblowing isnt exactly what I want for the desktop...

I'll see

Beautyfull piece of art, anyway - Aug 14 2007

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

I really like that.
If port to kde3 would be possible...
I just can't wait for KDE4 - Aug 09 2007
Kore for KBFX

Kbfx Startmenu by code2 16 comments

I still owe you the corrections, since a damn too long time.

Unfortunately, I installed another distro and backed all up except the theme. I have - however - still the instructions on how to make it work on the kbfx version I used then - should still be valid.

Although I can't upload, I have here the instructions to fix it manually.

Note: the theme is saved somewhere in ~/.kde/apps/.kbfx normally, if I recall correctly. Sorry, can't look at it exactly, cause currently on a windows box :-(

Here's the how-to fix

* Copy topbg.png to mask.png
* Delete scrollnormal.png
* Copy tilenormal.png to scrollnormal.png
* Open this new scrollnormal.png and scale it down to 6 pix height
* It's best to change the color of scrollnormal to blue, e.g. the one used in the buttons
* Then, in KBFXconfigapp , change the elements column height - I don't remember exactly, but I think I used 368
* Apply it and look at the result
* You might need to play a bit with the value of heigth, if it isnt correct

Hope that helps - Aug 02 2007

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

Hello all... Just to make sirajs announcement more precise...

KB navigation IS implemented and it's being tested BUT it's not yet merged to the main tree...

So merging and testing the merged tree is next, but it might take a bit, as we're working on version for KDE 4 as well.

Stay tuned - Jul 12 2007
Crystal Project

Full Icon Themes by everaldo 127 comments

Just a mockup? too bad. Look that it gets done pls.... Too f****ing nice to stay just as mockup - Jun 18 2007
Kore Suite

Beryl/Emerald Themes by code2 161 comments


I'm not the artist, but I can answer it... This isnt kmenu you see... this is the KBFX applet.

Unfortunately, the theme as published here, is broken for current kbfx version.

The next KBFX Release is due sometimes this month probably, and as I fixed the theme, I will make it available for download in the fixed version, with all artist tributes going to code2 (haven't seen him nor news here for a long time :-)

If you want to reconfigure your system earlier, contact me, so I can provide you the fixed theme and tell you, which kbfx version to use.

else - watch for soon coming news on kbfx

- May 09 2007
Kore for KBFX

Kbfx Startmenu by code2 16 comments

Hi all

We're in the finishing phase of official kbfx Silk release. I installed this theme, and it was also messed up :-(

The good news is that I have fixed it and we will publish it (with due credits to Code2 of course) at the date of KBFX release.

If there's someone who can't wait it, contact me - i'll publish it then ;-)
- May 09 2007
kore dekorator (unofficial)

deKorator Themes by Yaccin 18 comments

Why don't you send it to code2, so it can be linked there and he doesn't have to also make it? - Apr 20 2007
Domino Kubuntu package

KDE 3.5 Themes by vanyar 21 comments

Hi. Can you also provide a fedora 6 rpm? would be really kind. - Apr 18 2007
blue april

KDE Plasma Screenshots by beany 2 comments

which icon set do you use? - Apr 17 2007
Livid - Iconset Preview

Full Icon Themes by Kephren 15 comments

I have a rather dark desktop and am looking forward to try it there... - Apr 13 2007

Full Icon Themes by conteXx 9 comments


I hope I dare post a negative comment:

1st, while cd and HD and external hd are very detailed, the computer icon isnt - feels inconsistent

2nd, well they're too detailed to be called abstract, but not enough detailed to be photorealistic :-(

Nothing for my taste, but clearly with good knowledge of the creator

In short - I don't like it, but I know my POV doesn't count that much. There are surely people who will appreciate it more. So... Good luck, much success and all the best...

PS: voted good anyway, cause my taste is less worth than me recognizing the ability to do good graphics ;-) - Apr 12 2007
Kore Suite

Beryl/Emerald Themes by code2 161 comments

Maybe you misunderstood me biomega...

I'm not the artist at all... code2 is.

I just posted it as reply to your post so that the artist (aka code2) sees that your wish to see it included in a later release is shared by others.... - Apr 10 2007
Kore Suite

Beryl/Emerald Themes by code2 161 comments


I also think that you should take care that your things are distributed by default with kde...

Too nice to be left outside

As for the KBFX theme:
Scrolls are missing :-( I will try to fix that.

If you give me permission, I will take care that this theme is delivered with KBFX as an optional theme by default. Please let me know if that^s ok for you - Apr 10 2007
Tasty Menu

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mart 499 comments

Did you design it with qdesigner? - Apr 09 2007
Kore for KBFX

Kbfx Startmenu by code2 16 comments


concerning color schemes, you might be right ;-) but else, there's so much you can do and we do make it more flexible step by step.

If you come up with a good idea to make it more flexible, we're glad to listen

Just email me or my mates, you can find our emails on - Apr 05 2007
Kore for KBFX

Kbfx Startmenu by code2 16 comments


As one of the core members of the KBFX team, I have seen a lot of nice themes.


It's the slickest Theme I've ever seen!

Know for sure:

My Desktop will be KORE - Apr 05 2007
Kore Suite

Beryl/Emerald Themes by code2 161 comments

well, although it's preview, It's superb, so I want to have that preview on my box. Would you mind publishing an alpha? - Mar 19 2007
Kore Suite

Beryl/Emerald Themes by code2 161 comments

what about a kbfx theme?
Info can be found on, in the howto section... - Mar 19 2007
Kore Suite

Beryl/Emerald Themes by code2 161 comments


Although I have a really nice big screen, I always disliked those fat borders -
But you've proven me wrong


Also excellent is someone that sees that a real desktop experience also involves background, logon, bootsplash. Would you mind providing a kbfx theme as well?

Thumbs up

I will use it

BTW if configuring emerald, can you make it possible to be only half that fat? - Mar 19 2007

KDM3 Themes by johngreenwood 25 comments


Really nice work! I like it that it's available for kdm AND splash.

2 wishes, still:
- My screen resolution is quite big: 1680 x 1050. Can you make such a widescreen variant of it both (KDM and Splash)
- Can you also make a fitting GRUB Theme and bootsplash (or better RHGB) Theme

I would really appreciate to have a consistent bootup process...

Thanks for considering it... - Mar 08 2007
Domino DarkShine

KDE 3 Color Schemes by sodac 5 comments

I like it dark... but what icons do you use? - Feb 26 2007
Vista Wow!

Wallpaper Other by Leobold 23 comments



As you may see in the first comment, 2nd position, I don't like the idea neither. But well, I see it less worse than you. I think this is the wrong way, but hey - is there the "get the facts" campaign existing or not?

So I do not think such things are the right way to go, but it's better doing sthg productive (as me in participating the kbfx team), but I wouldn't see it as a reason to ban... - Feb 12 2007
Vista Wow!

Wallpaper Other by Leobold 23 comments

Agree, as written above - Feb 12 2007
Vista Wow!

Wallpaper Other by Leobold 23 comments


I don't want to flame, but I don't like it, and I feel that some things are problematic with that bg:

1. I don't like background pictures with windows (as in program windows, not in the product) on it. it's disturbing and takes the focus from the really opened windows

2. The Vista and Windows logo are probably trademarked

3. I don't like microsoft, and vista neither. But do you really think that linux is that bad that it can only score by pointing to failures of our big opponent? I don't thinik so. There are so many good things about linux that I see no need in pointing with the finger on windows. I'm a Pro sthg type rather than a Contra sthg type of man.

4. My Pro is that the artwork (aesthetically) is nice. Though it might not be your work but the one of bad coders? ;-)

Ok, that were my two cents and the reason I vote bad. Hope you don't take it personal. BTW: my rating for "bad" mostly comes from the fact of opened windows in a wallpaper, which I find a bit disturbing - for the exact purpose of a wallpaper.

Other things are just general considerations... - Feb 12 2007

Kbfx Startmenu by Divilinux 5 comments

Nice. But it is called KBFX Silk and not slik.... Just for the next time... - Jan 23 2007
'CylonOS' for KBFX

Kbfx Startmenu by industrie13 4 comments

Really great

Really bad that the kbfx skins aren't fully compatible to kbfx silk. It would be great to see a port of this great skin to kbfx silk TTP - Jan 22 2007

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

Hello mate

You are frustrated because of - in your view - lack of simplicity? Well, one thing first: if what you mean is the 3 column construct, we have still 2column constructs available. I don't see any change in behaviour beside of that - and the fact, that there are more pluglets (which you neednt use) and a bigger config (which you use once and then can forget forever, if you chose so).

In fact, with 2 column presentation and no plugins enabled, it's even simpler, because of the finally resolved issue with the scroll bars, now being at the appropriate place.

If you still wouldn't want to use the menu itself, fine - you're free to choose. But I think that a 2nd look could well change your oppinion.

All the best to over there... - Jan 19 2007
KDE showing 256x256 size icons =)

KDE Plasma Screenshots by Harvest 6 comments

Nice Icons

Which Iconset do you use? - Jan 17 2007
Smooth Grey

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 2 comments

I really do like it and will apply it to my desk for the next time - Jul 28 2006
Green Thing and variation

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 5 comments

Thx, mate - Jul 27 2006

Kbfx Startmenu by miss-dragon 1 comment

Hey missy, nice work.

A very interesting theme indeed... - Jul 27 2006

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 1 comment

Nothing more to say... - Jul 27 2006

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 1 comment

Super. I like this one, though I think the blue background could be a bit brighter. Super work, thx... - Jul 27 2006
Green Thing and variation

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 5 comments

That's smooth and just about perfect in my eyes. Not too much eye-candy, but very nice and visual attractive. I'd like to see this one in other colours, too. - Jul 27 2006

Kbfx Startmenu by miss-dragon 2 comments

Hi subzero

I like the theme though I'm not too sure that anyone wants to need it ;-)

It's very specific after all... - Jul 26 2006

Kbfx Startmenu by Divilinux 6 comments

Really Superb Theme, Thx A Lot For Sharing...

One issue (just a small one) I do have, however, and it's those 2 small white part lines at the bottom of topbg.png

But it's really cool - Jul 26 2006

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 1 comment

Hello subzero

I really like this theme. Only the highlighter of elements could be a little different...
Nice Work - Jul 26 2006
Looking KBFX

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 1 comment

It's a really simple and nice theme. I like it, voted good. thx - Jul 25 2006

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 10 comments


First of all- sorry for the harsh answer. I felt indeed a little offended, but it's because kbfx is really sthg i LOVE. ;-)

It's true that no distri has us yet as default menu. But we don't really care.

KBFX in KDE 4? Sure! We're already coding that. It doesn't mean that it will be the default, nor that it will even be included in KDE 4. We know nothing about that yet. But it's for SURE that we will deliver a release for use with KDE 4. And we'll deliver it via If one day the KDE team wants to include us ... fine. If one day, a distri wants us as default start menu ... fine.

If not, it's no problem.

So, sorry again for being that harsh. But you know there's lots of work in it, you can believe that. BTW: how do you like the scroll solution as in the mock linked in sirajs comment?

Greetings and hope I didn't make you that angry... - Jul 24 2006
K buttons

Kbfx Startmenu by photiskasphys 1 comment


It's nice to see someone coming away from the idea that start buttons always have to be the kicker size over the whole length.

I do like those buttons. - Jul 24 2006
Grey Scale

Kbfx Startmenu by subzero17 1 comment

Hey subzero, I like this one. The Idea of only highlighting the Icon of the selected element seems new and fits very well in this theme.

Thanx... - Jul 24 2006