Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 2 comments

As usual, not too bad. :)

I'd like to see a bit sharper bevel on the text and the "bumps".

This looks good modified to have a soft "blue steel" tone added to it. (In the Background Control Module, Advanced Tab.) On my other machine, which has am orange ("Warm") color scheme, it still looks nice in the orange tones. - Sep 08 2003
New Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by SeanParsons 24 comments

"We have secretly switched the dilithium crystals in the Enterprise's warp core with Folger's crystals."

...damn, that ages you. And me. Stop that. ;) - Sep 01 2003

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by dulus27pl 3 comments

I can't speak for the others, and I have yet to actually vote any XP stuff down for no reason, but in the grand scheme of things, XP is pretty damn ugly.

A co-worker calls it the Fisher Price Desktop and I think that title fits all too well. Having used both XP and OSX for a short time, there is no comparison -- OSX has style and just plain geekiness that XP covers up with it's bright colors and thick plastic exterior.

Granted, thankfully, changing the XP desktop is relatively easy thanks to StarDock and others.

All that said, I use KDE with styles and windecs that are mostly non-XP and non-OSX for a reason. (Granted, my new fave Plastik windec is kinda close to XP, just without the bright buttons) KDE, and all other *nix UIs, should strive to create and find their own style. I always vote up originality even if it's not something I would personally use. I try never to vote down, unless it's a blatant rip-off or wrongfully licensed work. - Aug 28 2003

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes by ceebx 233 comments

Well, this has been my new fave style since you released, and now with the windec, your work is my complete desktop. :) Seriously, great work. I was/am a big Knifty fan, but I do like the Plastik version just a bit more, due to the window buttons and gradients.

Now, just toss out a complete icon set and a few wallpapers, then we the desktop *would* be complete. lol - Aug 27 2003

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by Blue-Box 8 comments

Well, it's rather important -- you can not release something under the GPL if it's under another copright. Regardless of subject matter; this is not fair use either. - Aug 14 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by ceebx 100 comments

I just redownloaded the tar file and compiled, but I realized that it still says 0.2 in the file name and compiles to the same as well. Did you forget to upload the new tarball? ;-) - Aug 05 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by ceebx 100 comments

Hmmm, *only* if those colors were user customizable, like in the Glow windec.

Personally, I like the buttons as they are. This is just my opinion, of course.

I have to say, the first version of Knifty left me saying, "Meh" because I did not like the color. The new version, using my colors, is very nice -- it's grown on me fast. - Aug 04 2003

Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 2 comments

Nice, but I think the drop shadow is too far away. Personally, I would prefer a closer shadow, not the "jumping off the screen" shadow. Otherwise the edges just look too blocky. Just my opinion. Other than that, I enjoy the subdued colors of this. - Jul 30 2003
Year of the Dragon

Wallpaper Other by Louis 2 comments

Say that to the face of an Eastern Dragon. - Jul 28 2003

Various Plasma 5 Improvements by dangvd 703 comments

First off, thank you for your time and effort on this. Real nifty hack. (And I mean that in the absolutely, original geek way.)

Second, I have a few comments:

- When no windows are open, the taskbar vertical-bar separator looks weird with that small empty space on the right side. I suggest that if there are no tasks, removing the separator.

- Opening the K-Menu, and then clicking anywheres else does not close the K-Menu again. I have to re-click on the K-Menu to do so.

- Add to the Task Context Menu the ability to send that task to another desktop. Like when you click on a task's titlebar. Not *that* bit a deal, but I often shift minimized windows around, so it'll be nice to keep them that way when doing so.

- Group like tasks together. Opening up the Gimp and it's child windows...better have space down there. lol

- Allow the colors specified for background, etc, to be determined by the KDE system colors. Not sure how you would do this. AllowSystemColor=1 and then choose appropriate colors from the color scheme? Hmmm....

I fully agree with your above post about functionality and stability above appearance. Great work, though. I've had a lot of trouble with the (Super)Karmaba version of docks, and this is so far the best for me. :) Thanks again. - Jul 10 2003
Evanescence KDE Splash Screen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by BlackEyed 1 comment

Great voice, pretty face, rockin' music. :-)

I saw them live in Concert in Grand Rapids and it was one of the best bands I have ever seen live. (12 Stones were good too, one of the opening bands.) - Jul 02 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by Brandybuck 27 comments


RH 9.0 does not seem to have qembed anywhere, though I did find a qembed.cpp file in the Tools subdir of the qt-devel, but attempts to compile it failed and I did not have too much time to monkey with it.

But big thanks for creating the image.h for us. This windec looks as good as I thought it would. :) - May 14 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by Brandybuck 27 comments

Strange, I'm getting a failure during make when it goes to create the images.h. I evidently do not have 'qembed' installed, but I have the QT3.1 dev sources installed. Is that something to do with QT-embedded? I hope I don't need to install that to get this nice windec. :)

Any ideas? - May 10 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by mikelima 28 comments

Okay, how did you get a KMenu on your desktop menubar? Quite curious... - May 02 2003

Wallpaper Other by oovvaavvoo 7 comments

Excellent! :) Thanks! It's a bit rough around the edges (see the second nodule from the left especially) but it's a good start. - Apr 14 2003

Wallpaper Other by oovvaavvoo 7 comments

I second that... This would rock if the gray was set to an alpha channel. The grayness is just too blah otherwise. ;)

And if you could alpha with a slight drop-shadow, you'd have a hit on your hands. :) - Apr 14 2003
Dreaming - Night

Wallpaper Other by rtgwbmsr 3 comments

I second this. In my opinion, please do not bother to post backgrounds or anything else on a "forum" site unless you allow for redistribution. It's kind of counter-productive in a way...

I mean, really, it's a bunch of ray-traced sphere's that could, for the most part, be recreated 100's of times over... ;) Why bother limiting redistribution? For that matter, why even disallow editing? I'm sorry, but it's not like it's super original or anything... - Apr 12 2003
kicker-deskmenu-appmenu integration?

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by felipe 11 comments

I used to be in the same boat as you. ;) Yet, I was suprised by how quickly I adapted to the "MacOS" way of doing things. I was happy that KDE had a MacOS-like menubar, but it is very limited and the suggestions here (including dockapps, and clock) would definately make it good.

You have a good point about menu bars on un-focused apps, but I can't think of any time that I've needed to click on an un-focused app's menu. Maybe just the way I do things...

...however, the damn good thing about KDE is, "Do it *your* way." ;-) Right now, I'm set up in a more "traditional" Windows config, taskbar and k-menu at the bottom dealie...but I'd rather have it all at the top like in the screenshots here. - Apr 10 2003
[ScorpiTech] God like

Wallpaper Other by nick 11 comments

He did give me the source code when he told me I could have multiple hot-model wives. I wrote a python interface to it, so I could things like this:

from Divity import *

Baddie = World.locateMortal("Osama Bin Laden")
if Baddie:

...but the memory needed for the system is outrageous, beyond my mere mortal means of obtaining, so I'm only left in awe of the system. ;) - Mar 31 2003

Wallpaper Other by nick 4 comments

You should make all the white area transparent in a PNG image, that way the user's desktop color shows through. the white is too blinding for my tastes. ;) - Mar 29 2003
Crystal GDM

KDM3 Themes by ybouan 18 comments

I still use GDM -- there is no reason not to. Although I don't use the full screen versions (though they are really nice visually) I like the face-browser -- and that you can set up your own face icon from outside the login manager. (I saw this was changed in KDM for KDE 3.1 but I have yet to move to 3.1 to confirm.)

Point is, though, GDM does what it needs to do and it looks nice. Yes, perhaps most of the stuff on kde-look is meant to be for KDE, but if a GDM theme is made to look like KDE (Crystal in this case) then what is the problem? - Mar 27 2003
Is this possible to do this in a theme?

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ra1n 18 comments

I'm no C++ coder of any merit, but I can just imagine the number of redraws you would have to do to keep the 'snake' selection lined up as you moused-over each menu entry...

Well, I suppose it would depend on if KDE/QT only redraws the menu entry the mouse is over or if it redraws the whole menu. If it redraws the whole menu, then I think it could be done more easily -- but I can see where redrawing the whole menu would be a waste of CPU time...

Too bad native themes can't be done in pyQT, because then I might be able to do something. lol - Mar 19 2003
Bad dreams

Wallpaper Other by illuusio 3 comments

This is great! I like the rough, hand-drawn look of it... I think it would be better if the text also had that hand-drawn look to it to match.
- Feb 25 2003

Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 2 comments

If you did not have a logo on it, this would rock even more... Can you do a version with no logos, please? I already know what my OS and distro is. ;-) - Feb 24 2003
Acqua with Dropshadows - l3m flavoured

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by l3m 65 comments

I can confirm this bug -- actually, it looks kinda cool in it's own way. It shows the edge of the "lower" window without distracting from the "raised" window.

I recreated this like this: Open Window A, then Window B overlapping it, middle-click on Window A's titlebard -- instant shadow slicing through Window B.

On a side note, I got this to compile just fine with QT3.0. I had to hack your configure script (change kde_qtsubver to 0) by hand, but well worth the effort of doing so. Great work! - Feb 22 2003
Pil Time!

Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 1 comment

I like this one, 'cept for the Text itself...doesn't blend very well, but other than that, very nifty. :) - Feb 17 2003
Noia Warm 0.95

Icon Sub-Sets by Carlitus 61 comments

Man, this warm set goes GREAT with that really nice Orange background posted earlier here:

It's the first time my desktop has been a non-blue-ish look and I'm liking it. Great work! You make me envious for such graphical skills. :) - Feb 09 2003
File Manager + DE Usability

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 35 comments

I've used both, and I *love* the look and feel of Nautilus as a file manager -- but I still stick with KDE3 for the following reasons:

- It's not GTK+. I can not express my displeasure over GTK+ and their themes. I like KDE styles, because you can get the look *and* set your own colors. The RH8.0 BlueCurve is the best GTK+ theme I have yet to see, personally. (Which is why I use it, so it matches my KDE style.)

- More KDE apps. A lot of KDE apps simply work well together, and work well. I still use quite a few Gnome apps (Pan, Gimp, etc...) but for the majority of my work, I like the KDE counterparts. And if there was a KDE/QT port of Gimp...hubba!

- Configuration options. Want all your titlebar buttons on the left and do not want to hack a SawFish/MetaCity/Etc theme file? No problem. Want to configure all your system sounds in one place? No problem!

That all said, I do like Gnome2. The More-like-a-Mac Menu panel rocks, and wish KDE had one more like it. Complete with curved corners! ;) But Gnome2 still has a very "unfinished" feel to me. - Feb 06 2003
B-Box Splash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by th.cherouny 4 comments

I like it. I would have left out the "K Desktop Enviroment" at the top, but it's not too distracting and looks good. - Feb 04 2003
Simply Warm

Wallpaper Other by spasemunkie 2 comments

This is top-notch work! I don't think I've downloaded this many backgrounds in one week before... lol - Feb 04 2003
KDE Wired

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by spasemunkie 8 comments

Hey, thanks! :) I can see where you say it looks bear, but it suits my tastes nicely. Thanks for doing this! - Feb 02 2003
KDE Wired

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by spasemunkie 8 comments

I'm modding this up -- my only criticism is the KDE 3.1 and the red interlace that fades in from the gears -- a version with *just* the gears would be great! ;)

BTW, the colors are fine to me. - Feb 02 2003

Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 2 comments

I love the tux -- very nice touch, this is now gracing my desktop :) - Jan 19 2003

Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 3 comments

th. these are nice and something I would use (and damn it, I like blue. :P) However, and please do not take this the wrong way, but may I suggest trying new ways of using text? You use that broad bevel a lot and I know Gimp is capable of a lot more. :)

- Jan 19 2003
Crystal Clockwork

Wallpaper Other by tuxedo 5 comments

Do you think you could do a version with less compression -- there are a lot of artifacts around the text and great, other than that, it's a nice background. - Dec 23 2002

Wallpaper Other by emanuele7804 3 comments

That model looks like one I saw in Maya once, but I might be wrong -- it was years ago, but it looks familiar. - Nov 29 2002
Emerald Icons

Full Icon Themes by iPaqTux 12 comments

Yanno, I too sometimes get sick of blue wallpapers and such, but always, *always*, I end up back with a blue-ish background.


It's easier on the eyes. I've tried orange, green, black, and almost any color scheme in my time, but end the end -- it's blue. Even back in my old Tandy days, Deskmate was, by default, Blue. It's like the "natural" color of Desktops, I guess. ;)

That said, a nice green Crystal set would be nice, and the screen makes the point true enough. - Nov 27 2002
Wintery blue (Gnome2)

Wallpapers Gnome by python_double 6 comments

Thanks for the original! It *is* a great pic for a wallpaper -- even my wife liked it. ;-) - Nov 13 2002
Wintery blue (Gnome2)

Wallpapers Gnome by python_double 6 comments

Actually, I think the photograph would be enough by itself... The text is too distracting -- and although I understand wanting to put credit on the image, try to make that as small as possible.

Just my two bits. :) - Nov 13 2002
Noia for KDE 1.00

Icon Sub-Sets by Carlitus 258 comments

These are *exactly* the kind of icons I've been wanting for a long time (and have absolutely no skill myself to creat! ;)

Thanks for taking the time to make my desktop a lot more appealing to the eyes -- I love the slightly cartoonish look and the colors are great.

Good job! I can't wait to get ahold of the rest when you are able to do so. - Nov 11 2002

Wallpaper Other by Amy 6 comments

Wow...actually, not too bad and something refreshing and new. My only critisicm is that male's face. The bubbles, or whatever they are, are not very smooth and it appears his face was dipped in a vat of acid. ;-) The female face, however, very nice and smooth. Over all, though, I like this...and it's now gracing my desktop until my next impulsive change. Heh. - Nov 02 2002

Wallpaper Other by bccomputers 26 comments

Something I have been wondering... *_WHY_* must all wallpapers (et. al.) must have a KDE logo or something to be here? Yes, I know this is, but it's damn frickin' handy to have it all in one place, and I for one am about as tired K[DE]'s in every image as I am with Aqua/MacOSX and XP rips. There is some damn original work that gets on this site that I use, from the Crystal Icons to various wallpapers.

Not everything has to be KDE (as much as I love this desktop) to be good for KDE.

*trips over the soapbox getting down*

- Sep 08 2002
Just for KDE (jpwalker news)

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by jpwalker 5 comments

Yeah, it's a real nice wallpaper, but it could not become the default KDE wallpaper -- 'cause it says Linux on there and not all of us use KDE on Linux. ;) It's run just nice on FreeBSD, from my own experience, for instance.

- Jul 23 2002
the future of X

Various Stuff by jvoorhis 39 comments

No, XFree86 does *not* need any more eye-candy. Yet, don't get me wrong, eye-candy is cool and all, but it should not be part of a *protocol* stack, which is what X is. The eye-candy part should be handled by third-party extensions, plug-ins, or the window manager itself. The X protocol should stay as streamlined as possible, especially for those who still actually run the X-app on one machine and display on another. (I do it from my server to my desktop all the time on my LAN. ;)

XRender is very, very nifty for this. It's an extension, right where it belongs -- use it if you want, or don't. The choice is up to the developer.

Not that your idea or the ideal behind it is wrong, mind you...I love eye-candy or else I would not be using KDE. ;) It's just that I firmly believe that the protocol behind X does not need such built into it.

.ST. - Jul 02 2002

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by bouveyron 6 comments

Looks nifty, even for Yet Another Aqua Imitation. However, I am highly suspect about the icons -- they look straight from Win32 Web/WingDings font.

Still, looks nice. - Jun 24 2002
[@Konqi] Blue Konqi

Wallpaper Other by bubu 3 comments

Could you do a version without the KDE gear logo? It's a sweet background, but the logo looks out of place. Good job on Konqi, though -- who needs the logo when you have him there? ;) - Jun 14 2002

Various Stuff by pure 6 comments

...from my days back in LiteStep, and other Win32 alternative shells, I can tell you one thing: tin_omen doesn't do ugly. ;)

Though, I doubt the scope of the above screenshot could not be captured in KDE -- LiteStep had TONS of options, if you were willing to sit and edit text files all day. (It's been awhile, that might have changed.)

This kind of theme is more suited for Enlightenment, imho.

- Jun 14 2002

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by dflax 8 comments

It looks rendered to me; definately not real. Anyone who can screw in a screw and keep the top notches in perfect condition has very, very steady hands, ;)

Sweet looking, though...I'm using with a blue (always blue ;) Intensity (reversed) overlay and it looks decent. - May 21 2002
QNX Style

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes by c99drn 45 comments

Ahhh, btw, you're right; QNX style crashed in KDE3 Style KControl Panel as it was loading the "preview."

Bummer; your screenshots look so great. :)~~ - Apr 17 2002
QNX Style

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes by c99drn 45 comments

...those monitors look to be WindowMaker DockApps running in a KDE Dock Application Bar or two.

Panel --> Add --> Extension --> Dock Application Bar.

...but you will need some WindowMaker Dockapps installed; there are a lot of nifty ones, just do a freshmeat search or two. - Apr 17 2002