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Rich Digilante Vancouver, Canada

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 383 comments

by motyR
Score 50.0%
Feb 20 2006
Patched up the above link to redirect to moty's now working site.
I'll leave it that way until this gets more comments and pusshes the link off the first page. - Jan 10 2007
ooops, hahaha, I'm such a tool, seems you got your site up again moty, great, I was worried something nasty had happened to you.

What's the status ? do you have any plans for this or is it considered a completed project ? obsoleted by Qt/KDE 4 ? - Jan 10 2007
I had posted the above link so that you could grab the source and pkgs and maintain this proggie.
However, digilanti,org is not the new home of deKorator and it seems that nobody is maintaining this.
Hundreds and hundreds of downloads from my site but not a single thankyou from author or users,
too bad nobody took advantage of this or said thankyou, if they did it might still be there, oh well. - Jan 10 2007
Hey has anyone heard from Moty lately !? - Nov 14 2006
install X devel pkgs to compile or use bin pkg for your dist, find some here these are compiled for KDE 3.5.4 - Oct 14 2006
are you root for configure ???

root user does not have the same paths as normal user so login as normal user
for config and make to be sure !

make install as root - Sep 05 2006
> make -f Makefile.cvs
then configure or
> ./configure --prefix $KDEDIR
is pkg-config installed ?

pkg-config is a script to make putting together all the build
flags when compiling/linking a lot easier.

also need dev pkgs for headers libs etc... - Sep 05 2006
in kcontrol->appearence and themes->window decorations
select deKorator as current Windeco from the combobox
make changes and apply them
switch back to old deco ( if you like )

dekoratorrc file should have been created

afaik thats it, installs "ugly" theme as default
- Aug 28 2006
hm, should be created on first run of deKorater - Aug 27 2006
/home/$USER/.kde/share/config/kwindeKoratorrc - Aug 21 2006
wave = mask - Mar 23 2006

yes, detenate does, it is a standard image format feature you should be aware of.

if user neglects to add mask your proggie should create mask based on bg color or transparency if needed
and not force user to manually create and provide material that is already created/provided in the pixmap by gimp et:al - Mar 23 2006
do you plan to implement masking properly so you can eliminate the need
for user to manually create and save separate masks in a separate directory ?

doesnt pixmap hold a mask already ? - Mar 23 2006
Linsta Squared

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 8 comments

by enef
Score 50.0%
Jan 29 2007
No source on ??? but...
I note Cellophane 1.3 in your dir on home site,
if you are redistributing please update or link to my site for the latest version
1.3 is buggy and slow, should be 1.4 or 1.41. - Jan 08 2007
Where is the source code ? - Jan 08 2007

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 2 comments

by enef
Score 50.0%
Jan 29 2007
where can I find the source ? - Jan 08 2007

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 3 comments

by enef
Score 50.0%
Jan 29 2007
where can I find the source ? - Jan 08 2007

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 03 2007
I was going to add an option to turn off button icons (like mac)
but you have shown me that the option is not needed at all, tnx ;) - Dec 24 2006

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 22 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 16 2006

might help you with how to use masking from pixmaps, any format. - Dec 20 2006

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 28 2006

It does look really nice and I notice you changed more than just colors. - Dec 19 2006
Hey, tnx for your support, but don't worry about it, I think most klookers don't vote or vote out of spite, you know,
"thats better than I could do so I vote bad to make me feel better" or "everybody else is voting good so I will too"
I don't really care how people vote, I know this code is way better than many of the posts here but,
I still vote good for DarkLayer because you are the first and so far only person to take advantage of what Cellophane does.

Thankyou and bravo, that is what Cellophane is supposed to be. - Dec 19 2006
I like it ! - Dec 18 2006

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 10 2006
site says no ?

I say YES !

I like this theme so much I made a pixmap based version, just grabbed from the screenshot
had to make my own buttons but it looks, and works great

thanks for the great design, but please repost and host it somewhere good like kde-look or ?
but not rabidshare - Dec 11 2006
Gregorian to Mayan Calendar Convertor

Various KDE Stuff 17 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 15 2006
interesting, more... - Oct 28 2006
SofK colors

KDE 3 Color Schemes 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 15 2006
nice groupboxes
I like to see new and different designs
I havn't looked at the source yet but I will soon
a well done rendition, worth keeping an eye on

cheers - Aug 29 2006
Fusion X Metal

KDE 3.5 Themes 25 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 29 2006
in themerc this


should be...


after installing still need to run kinstalltheme to update kthemestylrc (user pm theme cache) - Aug 28 2006
there is only one way to change the ugly beveled borders on tabframes groupboxes and others
hack the builtin engine, it only provides for pixmaped button borders, uses motif style to render what is not handled in the engine

what is handled ???

// unsunken widgets (see headers)
"PushButton", "ComboBox", "HSBarSlider", "VSBarSlider", "Bevel", "ToolButton",
"ScrollButton", "HScrollDeco", "VScrollDeco", "ComboDeco", "MenuItem", "Tab",
"ArrowUp", "ArrowDown", "ArrowLeft", "ArrowRight",
// sunken widgets
"PushButtonDown", "ComboBoxDown", "HSBarSliderDown", "VSBarSliderDown",
"BevelDown", "ToolButtonDown", "ScrollButtonDown", "HScrollDecoDown",
"VScrollDecoDown", "ComboDecoDown", "MenuItemDown", "TabDown", "SunkenArrowUp",
"SunkenArrowDown", "SunkenArrowLeft", "SunkenArrowRight",
// everything else
"HScrollGroove", "VScrollGroove", "Slider", "SliderGroove", "CheckBoxDown",
"CheckBox", "CheckBoxTri", "RadioDown", "Radio", "HBarHandle", "VBarHandle",
"ToolBar", "Splitter", "CheckMark", "MenuBar", "DisableArrowUp",
"DisableArrowDown", "DisableArrowLeft", "DisableArrowRight", "ProgressBar",
"ProgressBackground", "MenuBarItem", "Background", "RotSlider",
"RotInactiveTab", "RotActiveTab"

from kthemestyle source ( note no frame type objects ) - Aug 28 2006
one of my favorite pixmaped themes

this might help, a kdevelop theme project,

USAGE NOTE: do this as user NOT root
> tar -xjf ThemedStyles-0.3.tar.bz2
> cd ThemedStyles
> ./configure
> make install
> kinstalltheme

the last command is required to make user installed pixmap themes show up in kcontrol

this installs three pixmap styles in user space, not hard at all to add more styles or remove the existing and replace with yours
after >./configure you can import ThemedStyles project in kdevelop, I highly recommend this as its much easier to manage
then you can make tarballs or rpms ;)
if you do it manually be sure to copy and edit the required and stuff to your theme project dir in ThemedStyles/
or maybe a very bright but bored coder might make this into a template, plug and go pkg for pmthemes

hope this helps... - Aug 28 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes 404 comments

Score 58.0%
Feb 16 2007
cool, I did that sort of thing with the builtin pixmap based style engine
it handled alpha channels and pixmaped borders, there is a lot of potential in the builtin engine (themed styles)
it also handles tinting and can be hacked to use animated buttons and pixmap container borders.
but it seems that no one knows this

the only problem with what I wrote (detente) is that it requires creativity
and I got very little input on code

RE: the next comment below
I found that if the style does not test all aspects and account for them,
like pixmap used is expected to have a mask or alpha and it doesn't
or if cache ing is not managed accurately the style can gobble up all available ram including swap partition.
can also occur if an improperly initialized palette is set as current palette with most but not all colors setup right.
these things usually cause a crash immediately unless the thing causing it is initialized enough to be valid but not complete.

I haven't looked at domino code closely so this may be something completely different
I may have time this weekend, if so, I will try to offer some constructive input. - Aug 10 2006
uhm, forgive me if I missunderstand but if you can blend one just call the same routine again with the output from the first run as the background in the second run with img2 blended on that
the final out is two blended on bg

assuming three imgs, bg-0, blend-1, blend-2 with the result as the final screen part to render - Jul 28 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 26 2006

I like crispy look. - Jul 06 2006
Basic Widget style and SVG Template

KDE 3.5 Themes 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 26 2006
bevel frames can be changed ;)
the themed style frames are soooo ugly and hardcoded
but I think I have a solution...

this lets the BevelButton serve as BevelFrame for themed styles

so, make a nice bevel button pixmap with border and the tab, progress and spinbox frames use that border

pixmap borders for themed styles, no more hardcoded - Jun 06 2006
nothing is hard coded, virtually everything is changeable - Apr 14 2006
what's hard coded ? maybe I can help. - Mar 27 2006
Hi, great work, can you do a matching deco ?
I would like to use your template.svg (or similar) as input for Detente theme manager - Mar 26 2006
Tiblit Screenshot

KDE Plasma Screenshots 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 12 2005
looks good - May 07 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes 121 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 15 2005
yep, got cvs 3.0 now - Jan 27 2006
(A)ccess (C)ontrol (L)ist or (L)ib a gnome lib dependancy in kde ? - Jan 27 2006
tiblit.cpp:2426: warning: taking address of temporary
tiblit.cpp:2438: warning: taking address of temporary

the only odd thing that came up.

SuSE 10.0 KDE 3.5 - Jan 27 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes 395 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Feb 17 2009
sounds like ui-cc-h files not remade

in kdevelop select the ui file in the automake manager
that should pull up designer
with the ui file loaded and visible in the current view
select the menu item Build-->Make File
that should recreate the cc and h files and also
cause the associated moc files to be rebuilt

I've noticed this is a persistant symptom for the first make
in many ui based kdevelop projects but subsequent makes
seem to catch any changes to the ui file

hope this helps, it worked for me - Oct 06 2005
I noticed lots of...

QMetaObject::findSignal:polymer::polymerClient: Conflict with KDecoration::keepAboveChanged(bool)
QMetaObject::findSignal:polymer::polymerClient: Conflict with KDecoration::keepBelowChanged(bool)

output to console after running
> kwin --replace &
and switching to polymer via kontrol center

great style/deco

I like the look and the way the source is arranged and commented, very nice

something I like from keramik is the round/square shapes for desktop/window action buttons

any chance of this ?
evolution by osmosis - Sep 30 2005
Gilda_K (concept presentation)

KDE 3.5 Themes 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 19 2005
excellent !

a "Gilded" style/deco and icons comming soon I hope. - Sep 30 2005
SUSE KDE Window Theme

KDE 3.5 Themes 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 09 2005
where is ? - Sep 18 2005
Window Decoration Generator (decgen)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 77 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 08 2006
way cool !
I was going to take Akwa (
in this direction but I've been busy working ft.
the season is almost over and I'll have some time to compile, install, test.
I'll have some feedback for this proggie.
can't wait to get back to some coding. - Sep 17 2005
Smooth Blend

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 116 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
Jun 13 2005
look at the addButtons() routine in
no code to add resize button
wasn't in the original How-To so never made it into the template. - Feb 27 2005
looks good !

I think resize button is obsoleted or canceled out by border and corner resize handle abilities,
don't really need a button for that unless window has titlebar but no border handles at all. - Feb 27 2005

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 27 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 13 2004
nice, clean and crispy, I like it. - Feb 27 2005
Close the Gates.

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 21 2005
the screen shot ? - Feb 21 2005