Wolfgang Bauer composed on 2015-07-21 17:10 (UTC+0200):
Felix Miata composed:
> > Do you really mean the splash screen (which
is totally unrelated to KDM),
> > or KDM's theme?
> The splash seen when KDM isn't running,
shortly after starting startx.
Ok, that's Plasma's splash screen, and
totally unrelated to the display
It's not always so easy to keep straight the difference between display
manager, and window manager, at least in part because all greeter apps
include the string "dm" in their names. ;-)
> > You have to configure the latter in
KDE4's systemsettings, there is no
> > breeze theme available at all.
> According to which:
> Installed: systemsettings5
> Not installed: systemsettings
Well, to configure KDM you need the (not installed in
your case) KDE4
systemsettings (package kdebase4-workspace-addons), or you can edit
Your "or" is a bothersome suggestion. I've long preferred to manage
configuration I understand manually (via OFM's text editor), because it can
be done before ever logging into X initially, where the location to make the
edits not that infrequently requires fishing for its new location. I
typically reserve YaST2 & Systemsettings for configurations not understood.
Any time I've used a GUI tool to touch kcmrc, the result has been all the rpm
version's comments get stripped out, to be followed eventually by normal
updates replacing the file. So I long ago took to creating a symlink to its
parent in the /etc/ tree, doing my edit under the symlink, then then setting
kdmrc immutable. Why isn't kdmrc already installed somewhere in /etc/, where,
under FHS, admin customizations normally belong?
> Thanks Wolfgang. Installing oxygen5-style provided
the Elarun splash I was
> after via workspace theme in systemsettings5. It changed the titlebars from
> much too drab to too bright.
Just installing oxygen5-style (or setting it as splash screen) shouldn't
change the titlebars at all.
If you switched the whole "Look and Feel" to
Oxygen, it will also change the
color theme though.
Keywords: "via workspace theme". :-D Whole theme *is* what I changed. Breeze
is terribly bland, except for its gaudy splash.
But you can of course also change the color of the
title bars (active and
inactive) in systemsettings5->Colors.
You can also use KDE4's default Oxygen as window
decoration if you prefer
that, or even KDE3's default Plastik (should be built into kwin I think).
I don't see Plastik selectable anywhere in the K5 installation on the host
that lead to this thread. In KDE3 settings on this host, I don't find any way
to get the RGB value of its default so as to be able to select it by
#HTML/RGB on the colors tab.
> I don't see a color scheme I like a whole
> but it looks like Oxygen Cold might suffice. The default in 13.1's KDE3 is
> excellent, a slate-blue hue.
You can change single colors too, exactly like in
KDE4. Just switch to the
"Color Selection" tab.
To actually match the color I want, I need to locate its #HTML/RGB definition
And the settings module even allows you to download
color schemes from the
In the past I've always managed to find a satisfactory scheme among defaults.
The (upstream default) Breeze doesn't provide anything I can live with.
The color I like (here in 13.1/KDE3):
> Anyone have any insight why for the Colors tab the
apparent blacks are not
> in fact black (#000000) rather than nearly black (#141312)?
I don't understand you.
On my system, if I set black on the Colors tab, it is black, not "nearly
What do you mean with that?
On the colors tab, clicking on an apparently black (View Text) select
rectangle produces a detailed select color window that reports the #HTML/RGB
color values. Black is 0,0,0, but the reported values for black in Breeze are
#31363b/49,54,59; in Oxygen Cold #141312/20,19,18. Both will seem black (to
most people?), but only until actual black can be compared (nearby). To get
genuine black (as genuine as any display can produce), either "0"s need to be
typed in or scrolled to, or the upper left needs to be selected from the 6
row/8 column basic colors select group.
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words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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