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Description:

Kvantum is an SVG-based theme engine for Qt4/Qt5 and KDE, i.e. a program for styling Qt applications with SVG images, with an emphasis on elegance, usability and practicality.

Kvantum comes with a default dark theme, inspired by the default theme of Enlightenment. Creation of realistic themes like that for KDE was my first reason to make Kvantum but it allows themes with very different looks and feels, whether they be photorealistic or cartoonish, 3D or flat, embellished or minimalistic, or something in between.

Kvantum also has extra themes, that are installed as root with Qt5 installation and can be selected and activated by using Kvantum Manager.

The core idea of Kvantum, namely using of SVG images for drawing Qt widgets, is taken from QuantumStyle (not developed anymore but continued as QSvgStyle at https://github.com/DexterMagnific/QSvgStyle).

*** Compilation and Installation ***

Please read the file INSTALL for detailed instructions on compilation and installation for Qt4 and Qt5!

For 64-bit Debian Testing (and, perhaps, other 64-bit Debian-based systems too), you could just use the deb package(s) at https://github.com/tsujan/Kvantum/releases. There is also a link to 32 and 64-bit Arch packages, kindly made by Josip (metak), in the Files section of this page.

*** Theme Making ***

For instructions on how to change configuration or make new themes, please read the files Theme-Config and Theme-Making in the doc folder!

*** Notes ***

(1) Each new theme should be accompanied by a KDE color scheme because some KDE apps may use colors specific to KDE. Qt apps use Kvantum colors though.

(2) Kvantum does not provide window decorations. Such jobs are done by the window manager.

(3) For the latest and other releases, please go to the home page! This page may not be up-to-date.
Last changelog:

5 years ago

See ChangeLog inside the source for a more thorough list.

15 Jun 2016
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* CPU usage optimization in extreme cases.
* Added two themes to the collection, one of which is translucent by default (KvRoughGlass).
* More QML corrections.

2 Jun 2016
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* Dealt with QML peculiarities.
* Added a key for disabling pushbutton contents shift (to Kvantum Manager).
* Added a hacking key for transparent PCManFM-Qt's folder-view (to Kvantum Manager).
* Added KvSimplicityDark to the extra themes.
* Some changes and additions for theme makers.

14 May 2016
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* Small changes.
* Made the first GitHub release (thanks to Matthew). A deb package for Debian Testing is also added. If (K)ubuntu and its derivatives need a separate deb package, I will add it here but, for now, they don't.

24 Apr 2016
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* Workaround for the Qt5 QMenu window type bug (I waited long enough for a fix. The workaround will be harmless if they fix the bug).
* Don't draw text shadow when it doesn't have enough contrast with text.
* Added a key for always centering doc tabs.
* Modifications to KvSimplicity.
* No need to a separate deb package for (K)ubuntu 16.04 and its derivatives for now.

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tsujan

4 years ago

I will! Thanks!

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D--

4 years ago

How should I enable Kvantum from plasma 5 (5.2)? In systemsettings -> application style -> widgets style there is no Kvantum.

Am I doing something wrong or Kvantum is not (yet) integrated with systemsetting from Plasma 5?

Many thanks for your work :)

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tsujan

4 years ago

If you use the deb or arch packages or have compiled Kvantum yourself as explained in INSTALL, its Qt5 plugin will work with Qt5 apps. To test that, run a Qt5 app with this command:

YOUR_APP -style kvantum

If that works, please tell me which distro you use so that I could install it on VirtualBox and see what's the problem because I don't have Plasma5 yet. But if the above command doesn't work, you don't have Kvantum's Qt5 plugin.

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D--

4 years ago

Nevermind, solved. I'm using ArchLinux packages. I had installed kvantum-tools-qt4-svn instead of kvantum-tools-qt5-svn.

As soon as I installed the right tools package Kvantum appeared into Plasma 5 systemsettings.

Thank you.

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tsujan

4 years ago

Good to know that :) Plasma4 had some issues, for which I added workarounds in the code. Plasma5 may still have its own problems. If so, please be patient until a stable version of it comes (to Debian) so that I could fix them. However, Qt5 apps shouldn't have any issue.
BTW, it's better to install both Qt4 and Qt5 plugins. Their names are kvantum-qt4-git and kvantum-qt5-gi in metak's Arch packages.

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D--

4 years ago

Yes, I have them both and everything works fine. Now I just wish I had more time to make my own theme :)

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samuaz

4 years ago

is possible to add support for beshell menubar (xbar from bespin, qtcurve)

thanks!

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tsujan

4 years ago

For now, I prefer to keep Kvantum independent of KDE (although tuned to it) and a menubar may not be possible without KDE dependency. But I add it to my TODO list.

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azawi

5 years ago

love it, congratulations !

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tsujan

5 years ago

Thank you! It isn't well-known yet and I hope more themes will be made fo it. Although I made 5, I have to focus on the engine itself.

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judgen

5 years ago

Some apps like for example Opera 12 and some others i have tried has problems with white fonts in the white address bar making the text unreadable. Is this fixable somehow? I love the style but that is nothing short of a showstopper right there.

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tsujan

5 years ago

Oh, Opera is not written in Qt!

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tsujan

5 years ago

Yes, some apps don't respect dark themes. However, Kvantum will do its best to correct their behavior if "Respect dark themes" is checked in Kvantum Manager (checked by default).

As Opera isn't open-source, I can't find the source of its problem but if its addressbar bg is white, it surely uses an internal style incompatible with dark themes.

I would be grateful if you give me some open-source examples so that I could improve Kvantum's workaround code for such apps. Maybe the new code will work for Opera too.

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judgen

5 years ago

Could you please make a 32bit package as well?

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tsujan

5 years ago

I'll try to make one if it isn't hard in a 64-bit system.

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Cacux80

5 years ago

This Theme Engine is a very good job, personally i think the default Qvantum theme is the best dark one i found for kde.
I'd like also the decoration theme used in the first screenshot, is it aurorae? where can i find it?
Thank's

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tsujan

5 years ago

Thanks a lot! Yes, the decoration is Aurorae. I couldn't include it because, as you know, Kvantum is a theme engine.

My other Kvantum themes, namely KvDark and KvGray, include Aurorae decorations. You could find them at kde-look.org. I'll update them soon.

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Cacux80

5 years ago

Great !
i'm using kvDark now
thank's

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pjhalsli

5 years ago

Just want to say thanks for Kvantum. It's my favorite :)
Appreciate all the time and effort you put into this

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tsujan

5 years ago

Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you found Kvantum useful or elegant.

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DiscipleOfDante

5 years ago

Hello I've read that GTK 3.14 supports SVG images in themes now, so I must ask, is there a possibility we might see a GTK3 compatible version so as to enable a smooth, clean, cross-toolkit look?

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tsujan

5 years ago

As a matter of fact, I'd made E17gtk (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/E17gtk?content=163472) before I started to work on the default theme of Kvantum. Its GTK3 part is for GTK-3.12 but I'll update it as soon as GTK-3.14 comes into Debian Testing.

If you prefer KvDark, you could use GnomishDark (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GnomishDark?content=147290) for GTK2+GTK3.

That being said, Kvantum is and will be only for Qt. GTK3 is too backward incompatible and unstable to be worth any effort in the direction of a unifying engine, IMO.

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DiscipleOfDante

5 years ago

Darn. That is the biggest problem with KDE is that you are kind of left with QtCurve if you want a decent look that works with GTK

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tsujan

5 years ago

Yes, QtCurve works with GTK2 but not with GTK3. The culprit is GTK3 neither KDE nor Qt.

BTW, for now, there are four Kvantum themes: its default theme, KvDark, KvGray and Dynamo. I maintain the first three and my favorites are the first two.

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DiscipleOfDante

5 years ago

I'm aware but regardless of who is the blame the problem is still there and it still only affects users of KDE.

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5 years ago

See ChangeLog inside the source for a more thorough list.

15 Jun 2016
------------
* CPU usage optimization in extreme cases.
* Added two themes to the collection, one of which is translucent by default (KvRoughGlass).
* More QML corrections.

2 Jun 2016
------------
* Dealt with QML peculiarities.
* Added a key for disabling pushbutton contents shift (to Kvantum Manager).
* Added a hacking key for transparent PCManFM-Qt's folder-view (to Kvantum Manager).
* Added KvSimplicityDark to the extra themes.
* Some changes and additions for theme makers.

14 May 2016
------------
* Small changes.
* Made the first GitHub release (thanks to Matthew). A deb package for Debian Testing is also added. If (K)ubuntu and its derivatives need a separate deb package, I will add it here but, for now, they don't.

24 Apr 2016
------------
* Workaround for the Qt5 QMenu window type bug (I waited long enough for a fix. The workaround will be harmless if they fix the bug).
* Don't draw text shadow when it doesn't have enough contrast with text.
* Added a key for always centering doc tabs.
* Modifications to KvSimplicity.
* No need to a separate deb package for (K)ubuntu 16.04 and its derivatives for now.

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