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Ben Morris , United Kingdom
Amarok Themes
Beryl/Emerald Themes
Compiz Themes
KDE Plasma Screenshots
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Serene Throbber

Icon Sub-Sets 1 comment

Score 50.0%
May 21 2006
Why is this only available in 22x22? - Jun 29 2008
Amarok Full Screen

Audioplayers 272 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 20 2007
BTW, is there any way to disable the reflection, as a workaround? - Apr 17 2008
I'm using AmarokFS on Gentoo, and it's great except that the reflection is all wrong, showing a random part of the cover image instead of the bottom part.

Has anyone else had this problem?

I'm using a 1440x900 widescreen, in case that's relevant. - Apr 17 2008
qindustrial-therp

KDE 3.5 Themes 19 comments

by therp
Score 50.0%
Apr 10 2005
Oh, and be more polite.

You see his theme, demand he makes another one, and then complain you aren't getting any attention? I almost decided not to answer your question. - Apr 07 2008
Try Baghira. It can be setup to emulate the original Mac "Milk" style. - Apr 07 2008
Dream Tiger for Baghira

Compiz Themes 12 comments

by BCMM
Score 58.0%
Sep 10 2006
This was originally a compiz theme if I recall correctly and I have not tested it on emerald as i do not use it myself any more.

Try changing the file extension to .emerald. - Sep 27 2007
Isn't there a T-ish theme already?

In any case, you might prefer the theme I based this on. The only thing I changed was the gradient. - Oct 12 2006
I don't quite understand what the problem is with the corners. Could someone explain?

There is a problem when using the reflections plugin, but otherwise it is fine as far as I can see... - Sep 24 2006
I prefer it this way, but if you open this theme in gcompizthemer, go to edit, titlebar, and look in the title-bar object layout box, you will see the text that describes the layout.

I haven't tested this, but I think if you change it from
C(7)N(7)X:I(2)T:S:OSX Layout
to
S:I(2)T:X(7)N(7)C:OSX Layout
It should look how you want it to.

Will test later when I have time. - Sep 12 2006
spell-karamba

Karamba & Superkaramba 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 31 2005
Any chance of the next version putting numbers into the output? It would make it easier to use it to read alphanumeric or hexidecimal codes over the phone.

For example, it would be nice if inputting X7Y8Z9 caused it to output "X-Ray 7 Yankee 8 Zulu 9" or "X-Ray Seven Yankee Eight Zulu Niner". - Aug 21 2007
beryl feature in progess

KDE Plasma Screenshots 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 27 2007
I've wanted something like that for a while...

I hope one day it will be possible to have an xplanet-style globe in the middle, with realtime updating shadows... - Apr 22 2007
Fadout (milky)

Beryl/Emerald Themes 16 comments

by BCMM
Score 50.0%
Apr 14 2007
Um... Does not run? This isn't actually supposed to be executed as such!

This is a theme for Emerald, which is a window manager for hardware accelerated desktops with the Beryl compositing manager.

You aren't supposed to try and extract the archive either. You should run emerald-theme-manager, press the "Import" button, and select the .emerald file from the location you downloaded it to.

This will only work if you're already running Emerald and Beryl. Last time I checked, this generally involved unsupported drivers on Ubuntu, but that may well have changed since then. - Apr 15 2007
There are two standalone programs for changing GTK themes than I know of. The one I prefer is called gtk-chtheme. The other is called switch2, and on my Gentoo box it is provided by a package called gtk-theme-switch. - Jan 16 2007
I'm not using GTK-Qt for the GTK apps, if that's what you mean.

I'm using the GTK theme "Milke", which matches quite nicely. http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=23687

BTW, I stopped using GTK-Qt precisely because it tends to crash with Baghira.

I think the corners are configured in Baghira's config program, under Special widgets > kicker > remove bevel.

However, they are not always rendered correctly when using Beryl, as you can see in the top right of this screenshot. - Jan 14 2007
The three circles in the top left corner of each window are the buttons. Symbols appear on them on mouseover, like the buttons in MacOS X.

There is also a ? symbol, on the far right, for windows which use it.

I've just realised that for some reason, the buttons are missing on some windows in the screenshot. I don't know why that is, they are usually always there. It is possible that I had just restarted Beryl. I don't remember, but I'd better take a better screenshot. - Jan 14 2007
The widget styles in use in the screenshot are Baghira, in milk mode, and Milke, for the GTK 2 app you can see in the lower-right.

What do you mean by frame buttons? - Jan 12 2007
I find it easier than using dark themes. I find there to be very little confusion as to what various interface elements are, whereas with most dark themes I find buttons blend more with the background.

I also find this nicer to use than a normal-looking theme, e.g. Plastik, but that might just be a matter of taste. Plastik is a bit ugly.

Maybe this would be no fun on an LCD. Dunno. I hate LCD screens. - Jan 12 2007
Kickoff-qt on Kubuntu 7.04

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 79 comments

Score 50.0%
May 30 2007
Ha, misread that as Hurd. WTF? - Apr 08 2007
Black Halloween

QtCurve 12 comments

by eko20
Score 50.0%
Aug 10 2005
How is this a KDE 4 style?

This is just a screenshot of Baghira configured to be ugly. - Jan 14 2007
QGameX

Utilities 31 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 09 2007
Another use would be watching videos on a TV screen.

I use a different xorg.conf for everyday use than for watching videos with my card's tv-out, because I don't want to have to have cloned mode on all the time and be forced to use the low resolution that TVs support on my CRT.

However, I use xgame-gtk2 and a script I wrote for that ATM. - Nov 12 2006
Baghira ebuild

KDE 3.5 Themes 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 12 2006
Yeah, that's because the structure of the Baghira tgz has changed very slightly (top dir called baghira-0.8, in 0.7 it was called baghira-release).

Please don't use this ebuild; it is just a renamed 0.7 ebuild. Today or tomorrow, hopefully, I will put my working ebuild on KDE-Look (I'm just seeing if it compiles now). - Oct 10 2006
Sorry to reply to myself.

It seems that version 0.8 includes the patch already. You probably want to edit the ebuild to remove the patch if you don't want it to break on GCC 4.1 systems.

I could post a fixed ebuild if you want. - Oct 06 2006
Also, it seems that the GCC 4.1 patch fails with this ebuild for version 0.8. - Oct 06 2006
Is this the same as the 0.7 ebuild? Might it be easier just to copy the 0.7 ebuild? - Oct 06 2006
KDE wit XGL + compiz (update: windecos)

KDE Plasma Screenshots 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 18 2006
What distribution is that? Did you use a howto to get this working with KDE, and if so could you post a link to it? - Jun 17 2006
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba 1797 comments

by Matti
Score 46.0%
Jun 01 2008
Can you change the download link so it points straight to the file instead of to your website? ATM I think it's impossible to upgrade to the new version using SuperKaramba's Get New Stuff button. Otherwise, thanks for the nice theme! I never liked having to check the BBC site every day. - May 30 2006
LastamaroK

Amarok 1.x Scripts 46 comments

by Thesa
Score 50.0%
Jul 02 2006
Yeah, it's not amaroK reporting the tracks because I tested with that turned off completely.

Last.fm does generally report radio, but the last.fm player has an option to turn this off, so it must be possible.

Thanks for the explanation about problems coming from upstream BTW. - May 28 2006
Gentoo doesn't split the python distribution as such, it just has options, as with most packages. So rather than saying "install tkiner on gentoo", you could put a note saying that python must be merged with the tcltk flag. - May 28 2006
The lyrics and wiki work with streams in amarok 1.4. I think what he's suggesting is fixing the tags so it works. At the moment, the title is "Artist - Title", the album is "last.fm" and the artist is blank. Can you fix it so that the artist and title tags are correct, i.e. just take the part of the string before the - and make it the artist, and use the part after as the title?

Also, I find that the metadata doesn't always update at the end of tracks.

Also, is it possible to make amaroK not report tracks listened this way to last.fm?

BTW, other than these few quirks I like this script a lot. - May 28 2006
LoGloss SVG

Icon Sub-Sets 44 comments

Score 41.4%
Apr 24 2006
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do I provide other icons to the build script? - May 20 2006
These are really good icons. Will you make more of the same style? The lack of special folder icons, for example, makes integration with other themes a bit less effective.

I think the way the floppy mount/unmount icons differ is a very good idea. - Apr 18 2006
[idea] amaroK playlist with album covers

Desktop Concepts 15 comments

by ibc
Score 50.0%
May 07 2006
AmaroK doesn't follow KDE's release cycle, so this isn't a KDE 4 brainstorm idea. (That's why amaroK is an extra package instead of a part of kde-multimedia).


Also, an amaroK theme is something more specific: a theme just for the sidebar on the left (which is actually a KHTML page), using CSS and sometimes images.

"Mockup" or "idea" in the title would be a good idea though. - May 05 2006
Reading the idea, I thought it would look really ugly, but having seen the mockup image, I think this is a really good idea and can be made aesthetically pleasing too. I voted good. - May 05 2006
united color of linux - gimp

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 4 comments

by ag2r
Score 50.0%
May 04 2006
Where have I seen those four colours before? - May 05 2006
Baghira ALI in action

KDE Plasma Screenshots 5 comments

by zammi
Score 50.0%
Jun 28 2005
I also use Baghira.

Please tell me, where did you get that wallpaper? - Apr 25 2006
brushed exuberance

Amarok Themes 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 05 2006
Just looking through the KDE 3.5.1->3.5.2 changelog, I found a reference to this bug, fixed in 3.5.2 but not 3.5.1. Rendering transparent PNGs with KHTML seems relevant to it. http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=114938 - Apr 22 2006
When making brushed blue amaroK (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=35184), I encountered similar performance problems.

I suspect it may be to do with using small images which repeat to cover the background. Maybe KHTML gets delayed over each time it has to render /images/background.png? (small image of brushed metal which matches Baghira when tiled; I think you used it unmodified as /images/back.png. IIRC I made it by cropping the background from the original Brushed Blue, which used a single large image because it didn't need to support scrolling).

Maybe making the image a bit bigger so it only gets rendered 2-3 times would make it render faster?

Do your other PNGs repeat at all?

Is it possible that in background.png I have used some stupid encoding option in Gimp which makes it take longer to render? I don't know much about the PNG format.

In any case, this is all hard for me to test because I get this problem only intermitently. Can someone who can reproduce the performance thing try my theme to see if it is affected too? Thanks a lot. - Mar 25 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 613 comments

Score 58.0%
Mar 05 2008
What is the style/windecos in the screenshots? - Apr 16 2006
Konqueror Anti-Phishing Toolbar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 14 comments

by meni
Score 50.0%
Apr 12 2006
I think in this case it is supposed to be disruptive, and to prevent easy use of the site, and to discourage users from doing what they have done again.

In this special case, a popup may actually be a good thing. - Apr 12 2006
Kerry Beagle

Utilities 47 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 04 2006
I've done some tests, and Kerry seems to be fine with other files. I tried using kcontrol to change plain text files to open in kedit, then changing it back to kwrite, and Kerry changed it's behaviour appropriately, without having to be restarted.
So why does it have issues with MP3 files? - Apr 11 2006
Similar problem here: noatun is being launched even though amaroK is the default.

How does Kerry open files? Using the KDE setting or using internal defaults? Is it only audio files which suffer this problem? - Apr 11 2006
Concourse

KDE Plasma Screenshots 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Apr 09 2006
That's amazing! Please give us some details though. Where did you get the wallpaper, icons, style, windecos? What have you done to kicker? - Apr 09 2006
httpremote_amarok

Amarok 1.x Scripts 23 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 27 2006
I agree that the full functionality of the sidebar would be pretty hard, but it wouldn't really matter much if stuff like the right-click menus on track names didn't work right would it?

BTW, how do you get the sidebar HTML in a script? Is it a temporary file somewhere or some other method? I'd be interested to see what it looks like. - Apr 03 2006
Is it technically feasible to serve the HTML from amaroK's context browser? Would it work in non-KHTML browsers?

If so, it would be a very cool feature. - Apr 03 2006
Linux Class 2

Wallpaper Other 37 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 01 2006
More interesting than these constant debates about taste, in which no one will ever agree:

How come this is GPL? Where did you get the image? Are you really permitted to distribute it under the GPL? - Apr 01 2006
Xgl and Compiz on KDE

KDE Plasma Screenshots 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 29 2006
I'll second that. I haven't run XGL on my main install yet, but XGL on the Kororaa liveCD was so much faster and more stable than xcompmgr/kompmgr on anything I've tried it on. - Mar 29 2006
Brushed Metal Blue for amaroK

Amarok Themes 6 comments

by BCMM
Score 50.0%
Sep 07 2006
I have not themed anything except the context browser; the rest is just the KDE theme I use.

In the screenshot, I am using an excellent KDE QT style called Baghira, which you can find on KDE-Look if your distribution doesn't package it (Gentoo does).


It is a MacOS X imitation, and has two main modes, brushed metal (like Quicktime or iTunes) and Aqua (like most of MacOS X), which you can use at the same time in different applications.

The screenshot shows amaroK using my CSS theme with the Baghira Brushed style. - Mar 25 2006
xp kdm-theme

KDM3 Themes 31 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 23 2006
Does this match the XP style splash screen well? - Mar 25 2006
Coins

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 24 2006
Nice camera that takes good photos that close.

No new 50p though (the coin with the dictionary definition on the back). - Mar 25 2006
Ice Graphite

Ice-WM Themes 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 23 2006
Those are the first intuitive windeco button symbols I've ever seen. - Mar 23 2006