Soft Metal

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Soft Metal 2.6
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#### About this theme ####
(1) Tested only with KDE SC 4.6 and QtCurve 1.8.4. Therefore,
incompatibility may arise in older versions.

(2) Includes soft inverted gradients. Made to keep every bit of interface
intact, but still striving for a clean look. Subtle metal textures gives
depth and aesthetically pleasing eye candy. Slightly rounded corners also
adds a refined look.

(3) Makes your gtk apps look almost identical to the qt ones. Courtesy of
qtcurve.

#### Installing ####
(1) First, check if QtCurve is installed
(2) For full gtk compatibility, install gtk-kde4
(3) If you are upgrading from version 1.6 or older, be sure to remove old
files by running remove_old.sh
(4) To install, run install.sh.
(5) Now set widget style and window decoration to QtCurve. Load the Soft
Metal profile inside QtCurve and also load the color scheme.

NOTE1: For gtk apps to look alike, search "GTK Style" in System Settings
and select QtCurve as a gtk theme. (gtk-kde4 required)

TIP1: For optimal fonts, use/install ttf-liberation. 8pt for general use
and 10pt for the taskbar and window decoration should look good.

TIP2: I suggest that you match this theme with Blue Air plasma theme:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Blue+Air?content=129936

#### Contact & Author ####
Nickname: MaMuS
Name: Adriano
Mail: adriano.lols at google mail
Last changelog:

8 years ago

Version 2.6
- Very subtle changes

Version 2.5:
- Inactive tabs improvement
- Much better buttons and toolbar buttons
- Buttonless scrollbar and better progressbar
- Little tweaks all arround

Version 2.2:
- Rounded popup menus & tooltips
- Domino/Bespin/MacOS like Group Boxes (Shaded background)
- Lighter scrollbar and progressbar background
- Fixed script issue with different shell environments
- Some more improvements in scripts, widgets and color-schemes

Version 2.1:
- Improvements, improvements everywhere

Version 2.0:
- New window decoration look
- Removed background gradient
- Very small tweaks
- New install process
- Simplified presets

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zinjanthr0pus

3 months ago

8 + This is really an elegant theme. One of my faves for sure.

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Nomadluap

7 years ago

It's just so good. In my opinion, this should be the default look of kde4!

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rabbit827

8 years ago

This is simple the best theme I have seen on qtcurve. Thank you so much for each and every single minute you spent on making this.

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amigib

8 years ago

Simple and brilliant, i was searching it for hours.
Thanks

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maarizwan

8 years ago

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=132902

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MaMuS

8 years ago

it also looks good in my setup

I liked the idea! :)

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maarizwan

8 years ago

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=132774

I loved Kicker's interface, now we have it. thanks to your theme, I tried and got it.

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maarizwan

8 years ago

and even a better KDE 3 one
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=132782

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maarizwan

8 years ago

http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=132725

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MaMuS

8 years ago

Great finding! It indeed works very well.

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maarizwan

8 years ago

With your qtcurve theme, other bright colors like with azure colors: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Azure?content=129146
also look pretty good.

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maarizwan

8 years ago

I was really bothered with 'GTK' and 'KDE' apps mismatch.

Now every application seem very well integrated. thanks to qtcurve guys and to u for making this beautiful theme and for letting 'us users' know about the cool qtcurve theme!

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MaMuS

8 years ago

I'm very glad you liked it!

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MrBumpy4096

8 years ago

I am really impressed with this theme :)

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MaMuS

8 years ago

Thanks for the feedback!

Did the installation script went well?

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screemo

8 years ago

This is my default theme now, complemented by blue air. Keep it up.

Btw: the scripts should probably state /bin/bash instead of /bin/sh, because dash is the default /bin/sh on ubuntu, and make the install fail. Easy fix though :)

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screemo

8 years ago

Also you should try soft metal with the hycons icon set, it looks like a near perfect fit.

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MaMuS

8 years ago

I have now fixed the script issue, but I will only make a new release until something else is modified.

Hycons will be a good choice in the future, but right now, there are lots of missing icons...

Anyway, I'm happy that you're enjoying it!

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screemo

8 years ago

I agree the iconset wasn't that complete, so I found 'MIB Ossigeno Icons V3 Classic' which works great.

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8 years ago

Version 2.6
- Very subtle changes

Version 2.5:
- Inactive tabs improvement
- Much better buttons and toolbar buttons
- Buttonless scrollbar and better progressbar
- Little tweaks all arround

Version 2.2:
- Rounded popup menus & tooltips
- Domino/Bespin/MacOS like Group Boxes (Shaded background)
- Lighter scrollbar and progressbar background
- Fixed script issue with different shell environments
- Some more improvements in scripts, widgets and color-schemes

Version 2.1:
- Improvements, improvements everywhere

Version 2.0:
- New window decoration look
- Removed background gradient
- Very small tweaks
- New install process
- Simplified presets

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product-maker zinjanthr0pus Feb 22 2019 8 great
+ This is really an elegant theme. One of my faves for sure.
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