Aether Dark

Plasma Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://cgit.kde.org/scratch/kvermette/aether-plasma-theme-dark.git/

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Description:

Aether Dark is currently under development; please report any issues found within the theme when installed on Plasma 5.12 or higher.

Aether is a theme aiming to use sweeping but subtle gradients and "just enough" transparency to illustrate the new blurring of the Plasma Desktop. This theme has extra details visible for 4K users willing to smear their eyeballs on their screens (mainly pencil-thin lines) and also works correctly with standard definition screens.

The icon theme in the screenshots is the Aether Icon theme, found here:
https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1176332/

This is my first Plasma theme proper, so in part this is a test to see how far I can currently push the Plasma theme system. Contributions and fixes to the theme are welcome in the Git repo. This is going up a bit "early" so I can begin getting feedback before creating the light version.

KNOWN ISSUES:
- The desktop toolbox container is currently broken looking.
- Some corners on panels aren't blurred properly; may not be noticeable pending on background and settings.
Last changelog:

0.0.2a 1 year ago

- Screen-edge glow effect now smooth. (temp fix, may be nicer later)
- Task progress highlights have been redone; now show nicely on all sides of the screen.
- The line edit no longer shows a box-in-box.
- Organization tweaks to the task manager file.

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migue

1 year ago

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Usrename01

1 year ago

Very nice theme, tnx Ken. The only thing i notice is that the kmail new mail icon is black so barely visible. That's the only thing that keeps me from using it because the rest is beautiful.

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Usrename01

1 year ago

Hi Ken, thank you for the update. After applying it the kmail new mail icon remains dark. The problem is not the theme but the icon set. When I switch the icon theme from aether to breeze or papirus the icon displays correctly. Also the aether theme has no icons for devices in the volume control applet in the system tray. So I eagerly await the updates to the aether icon theme. Thanks for all your work.

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Usrename01

1 year ago

And last but not least , when using the default plasma start menu the icons for shutdown, restart, sleep, lock etc are also dark. :-)

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KenVermette

1 year ago

Yup, those are on the hit-list for icons, they'll be in the next update I'll be posting early next week. :D

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psrch

1 year ago

Has this been fixed yet? I'm still seeing (well, not seeing) the dark email icon. I have the current version of the theme and the current version of the icon pack installed...

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Usrename01

1 year ago

Thanks Ken, much appreciated. Pling has been given and well deserved :-)

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KenVermette

1 year ago

Updated! I don't use Kmail myself; if you don't mind can you confirm if there's a nice new kmail icon in the tray?

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Masque

1 year ago

I'm trying this. This is what I see with 0.0.3a:

https://imgur.com/a/eUgib7k

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KenVermette

1 year ago

Ahhhoh, that's what's going on there. I see you're also using Aether icons, so I think the next update you'll need is to the icon set. I've got some work in the pipes, but it may take a short while for me to have something for you. I'll ping you when I have it done, and I'll also install Kmail to test it out properly before I celebrate.

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Masque

1 year ago

Thanks. :)

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KenVermette

1 year ago

Understood; I've wrapped up the basic concepts behind the icons and am working on getting common system tray items finished up. I'll include mail icons in the next update, coming later today or tomorrow.

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ftrh

1 year ago

looks so beautiful, i will give a try, and maybe you can also custom the system try icon

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KenVermette

1 year ago

Yep, icons are on the list of additions for the theme! They will take a hair longer because I'm going to be doing a more thorough design exercise with the Aether icon theme and they will need to match.

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ahjolinna

1 year ago

9 I love it, this has become my new fav. plasma theme

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Masque

2 years ago

Cool theme. I think that this and the icon theme are a nice improvements over Breeze. There's only one issue that I'm having. It seems like there's no progress indicator when using the icon only task manager in a vertical panel.

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KenVermette

1 year ago

I couldn't fix it the way I was hoping (I don't see a way to control the direction of the progress mask) so I've made the progress indication more of a glow than part of the highlight bar. Hope it works for you, if you have any more feedback please let me know!

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Masque

1 year ago

Looks good enough for me ;-)
Thanks also for fixing the box-in-a-box issue.

Using it daily I found a couple of other ones.
Icon Only Task manager: there's no distinction between the pinned icon of an application that's not running and an iconified window.

Desktop tools: when the button is moved away from the a corner it adds two dark lines underneath the activity name.

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KenVermette

1 year ago

Improved the icons only task manager distinctions. The toolbox is still funky, I'm working to fix it. Thank you for the feedback as well!

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Masque

1 year ago

Is the task manager already updated? I ask because I just upgraded the theme to 0.0.3a, but I couldn't see the difference.

To be clearer, here's a screenshot https://imgur.com/a/yNUxLXv
My issue is with the iconified windows, which icons are the same as the unlaunched pinned icons.

The second screenshot is for another thing that I noticed with the applications menu.

Anyway, I really appreciate what you are doing. It would be cool to have this theme and the corresponding icon theme as default for plasma. :)

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KenVermette

1 year ago

You should be seeing something like this... https://imgur.com/BFCReeZ

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Masque

1 year ago

OK! Everything is like in your screenshot, except that my minimized background is like the pinned one (no background) instead of the unfocused one.

It does this even after restarting plasmashell, logout/login and deleting the kcache files.

My plasma version is 5.13.3

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KenVermette

1 year ago

That's odd, it doesn't seem like you're getting *any* of the task backgrounds. Question; if you change the theme, log out, and log in again does the problem persist? Also, what Plasma version are you on? Thank you and sorry for the issues. :/

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KenVermette

1 year ago

Yeek, the toolbox is pretty bad. On it. Also looking at the icons only task manager.

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KenVermette

2 years ago

Hrmmm, I see the issue. On it.

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0.0.2a 1 year ago

- Screen-edge glow effect now smooth. (temp fix, may be nicer later)
- Task progress highlights have been redone; now show nicely on all sides of the screen.
- The line edit no longer shows a box-in-box.
- Organization tweaks to the task manager file.

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product-maker ianzamora Jun 13 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker veggero Oct 08 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker alexeymin Apr 12 2019 9 excellent
+ cool!
product-maker natepaul Apr 09 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker FallenX Feb 10 2019 9 excellent
Unique and fresh design.
product-maker aaa1 Nov 21 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker sen7 Oct 24 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker zer0day Oct 07 2018 9 excellent
+1 The only reason I registered is to upvote this theme. It's beautiful!
product-maker no1cares Sep 29 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker zzag Sep 09 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker rmwalk Sep 02 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker gustawho Aug 22 2018 9 excellent
+ I really like this theme and I've been a fan of the icon pack of the same name. However, the panel icons aren't that great. Don't get me wrong, they look good, but they don't match the ones included in the icon theme at all, which makes them look out of place. Anyway, looking forward to next releases.
product-maker akeela Aug 13 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker WillS Jul 31 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Snuggle Jul 24 2018 9 excellent
+This is by far my favourite theme for KDE. Awesome job and keep it up! :)
product-maker ysteina Jul 13 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Cybernix Jul 13 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker migue Jul 13 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker ahjolinna Jul 08 2018 9 excellent
I love it, this has become my new fav. plasma theme
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