Spectrum Light

Global Themes breeze genome light spectrum

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/doncsugar/Genome-Spectrum/tree/master/globalThemes/spectrum-light

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Description:

Now testing script to change Plasma Theme opacity. Navigate to ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/spectrum-classic-basic/ and pass a value to the script between 0 and 99.

For example:
$ cd .local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/spectrum-classic-basic/

$ ./changeOpacity 40

Finally, switch to another plasma theme and back to see the new opacity.

This constructs the original Genome Light theme with the new Spectrum theme.

Installs:

Spectrum Light Aurorae Theme

Spectrum 21 Aurorae Set

Genome Light Color Scheme

Genome Light Classic Plasma Theme

Spectrum Classic Plasma Theme

Spectrum Classic Opaque Plasma Theme

Spectrum Light Icons

Configuration:

The Spectrum themes change color according to the Color Scheme you have equipped.

From System Settings, go to "Colors" to change your Color Scheme. Go to "Plasma Style" to change between Spectrum themes. Plain themes will change color with your Color Scheme.

To adjust transparency of the panel and menus:

Under Workspace: Workspace Behavior > Desktop Effects
"Background contrast" to toggle between 2 levels of transparency.
"Blur" will let you choose the strength of the blur effect as well as noise.

Under Appearance: Application Style > Window Decorations
Switch between the opaque and translucent versions of the window border.
"No Borders" and "No Side Borders" are the recommended window border sizes.

There are a lot of other effects in Desktop Effects to try if you are new to KDE Plasma.

Troubleshooting:

Have you tried turning it off and on again? Sometimes plasma assets will not update and some may still be themed according to something you previously had set. This can usually be fixed by restarting the applications that used the asset (e.g. Dolphin).


To restart plasmashell, open KRunner with "Alt + F2" to execute the following:
plasmashell --replace
Last changelog:

Plasma 21 Update 1 month ago

+ Added script to change Plasma theme's opacity Spectrum Classic's directory
+ Added new Aurorae themes in 21's style
+ Added opaque Plasma theme for use with blur disabled
+ Added color schemes variant for 21's new headers

? Increased opacity of new Aurorae themes, less blur will show

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tornado99

5 months ago

10 Fantastic theme! I am looking for something that has the visual consitancy and simplity of Breeze, but is more modern. After trying dozens this is close to perfect. I have Spectrum Light as my theme, and Spectrum Min. Classic as my Plasma style. This combination is actually very similar to Breeze Twilight which is supposed to be released in early 2021.
I would strongly recommend submitting some of the theme's properties such as the frosted highlight box to official Breeze, as it's much more elegant than the current light blue box. And also the highlighting in Task Manager (non Icons-only version) is beautiful.
My only suggestion for improvement would be some tunablilty of the level of "frostiness" / opacity other than the 2 levels possible using the Desktop Effects toggle.

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doncsugar

5 months ago

Wow, thanks, that's just what I was going for! After making the theme, I have an idea of why some things were added/excluded from Breeze. I believe the indicators on the task manager pull too much inspiration from Windows (and actually MacOS) to ever to be included. They are "minimal" because it can be a bit of a downgrade in readability and I think Breeze is much clearer.

The Desktop Effects are actually the system-level settings and apply to any theme. I think control of opacity in DEs would be a nice inclusion from KDE. It's possible to change opacity manually by editing the .svg's in a theme's folder in widgets/ ("panel-background", "tooltips") and in dialogs/ ("background"). The other option is enabling background contrast in System Settings and making "enabled=" in the theme's metadata.desktop file equal to true and playing with the 3 values. Both are quite difficult to do, though.

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tornado99

5 months ago

I do have another request. Genome Dark and Genome Light are ok color schemes, but I actually use a custom one which modifies Breeze (dark Titlebar + light Window Backgound).
The challenge here is to get a combination of a darkish color and a light color that go well together without straining the eye. Anything too constrasty e.g. black and near-white is not nice to look at. But I find Breeze's blue-gray default a bit boring.

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doncsugar

5 months ago

Genome's Dark and Light are fairly similar to Breeze's. "Breeze" sounds like the color scheme you used for your custom scheme. I am not sure which blue-gray you are referring to. Perhaps you could upload your scheme to Color Schemes to show me what you mean?

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tornado99

5 months ago

On my system the preinstalled color schemes are Breeze, Breeze Light, and Breeze Dark.
Breeze has a dark titlebar, but otherwise is similar/same as Breeze Light.
On my custom scheme I changed the titlebar of Breeze to #394551 (Arsenic), and slightly tweaked the Window background to #f5f5f5 (Whitesmoke).
So I was suggesting having 3 schemes: Genome Mix?, Genome Light, and Genome Dark, with Genome Mix having some kind of dark titlebar, but otherwise light.

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doncsugar

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion. I mostly like "Breeze" as it is and probably would not change it too much, but the added blue you chose for the titlebar does give it a nice 'pop'. I may make a "Spectrum Twilight" theme at one point, but for now I think the pieces to make it are all there, somewhere on the store.

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ptalfred

5 months ago

Great work... Keep it up!

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doncsugar

5 months ago

Thanks!

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ptalfred

5 months ago

10 10 the best

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arokvh

5 months ago

9 would be even nicer with a fluent kvantum theme

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doncsugar

5 months ago

I may make a fluent theme one day, but Spectrum was actually meant to be in the style of Breeze. I recommend looking at the following products if you haven't already.
yeyushengfan258 has a number of kvantum themes such as this one: https://www.pling.com/p/1383072/
Luwx has been working on an Application Style theme: https://www.pling.com/p/1414190/

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arokvh

5 months ago

thanks, that's the closest to a Blurred Breeeze theme I've found so far

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Plasma 21 Update 1 month ago

+ Added script to change Plasma theme's opacity Spectrum Classic's directory
+ Added new Aurorae themes in 21's style
+ Added opaque Plasma theme for use with blur disabled
+ Added color schemes variant for 21's new headers

? Increased opacity of new Aurorae themes, less blur will show

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product-maker tornado99 Dec 05 2020 10 the best
Fantastic theme! I am looking for something that has the visual consitancy and simplity of Breeze, but is more modern. After trying dozens this is close to perfect. I have Spectrum Light as my theme, and Spectrum Min. Classic as my Plasma style. This combination is actually very similar to Breeze Twilight which is supposed to be released in early 2021. I would strongly recommend submitting some of the theme's properties such as the frosted highlight box to official Breeze, as it's much more elegant than the current light blue box. And also the highlighting in Task Manager (non Icons-only version) is beautiful. My only suggestion for improvement would be some tunablilty of the level of "frostiness" / opacity other than the 2 levels possible using the Desktop Effects toggle.
product-maker ptalfred Dec 03 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker arokvh Dec 02 2020 9 excellent
would be even nicer with a fluent kvantum theme
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Global Themes

Global Themes in Plasma are Meta- or Super-Themes, capable of changing multiple aspects of the desktop environment at once, like Window Decoration, Plasma Theme, Color Scheme, Icon Theme etc. In addition, one can define the complete Layout, like what panel to use where, the menu type used and much more.

An example Global Theme:

For more info how to create Global themes click here:
https://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Create_a_Global Theme_Package

Or watch this video: