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Theme/Style for KDE 4.0

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Downloads:  71496
Submitted:  Jul 20 2010
Updated:  Jan 8 2013


Oxygen style and decoration with support for transparency (see screenshots).

This is an official branch of the KDE oxygen style. It is kept in sync with the official oxygen style, and adds support of full transparency on the windows.

The style and the decoration are named "Oxygen Transparent" and appear as such in KDE's system settings (in both the applications and workspace appearance pages).

A configuration helper application is included with the style that allows one to configure both the style and the decoration in the same window. It is called oxygen-transparent-settings.

The provided script, named oxygen-setup.pl is used to:

- get the sources (from git)
- configure them
- compile and install the window decoration and widget style.

important notes

1/ The style (and decoration) should work for recent enough versions of KDE4.

Different versions (branches) must be used depending on your KDE version:

- the KDE/4.8 version works with KDE/4.8 (tested), and possibly some earlier verions (not tested)

- the KDE/4.9 version works with KDE/4.9 (tested)

- the master version works with latest KDE, compiled from git. It may not work with any earlier KDE release.

New versions will be added (KDE/4.10, etc.) when the corresponding KDE4 version is out.

One can switch between branches by running the script and specifying the relevant branch:

oxygen-setup.pl --branch KDE/4.8
oxygen-setup.pl --branch KDE/4.9
oxygen-setup.pl --branch master

By default (when no branch is specified), the master branch is used.

There is a number of additional options available for the setup script. To get a list of them, type:
./oxygen-setup.pl --help

2/ Since March 4th 2011, oxygen-transparent has moved to git.

The project home page is:


You can get the sources directly using:

git clone git://anongit.kde.org/oxygen-transparent

3/ KDE development packages are needed for the compilation to succeed (see below)

Feedback highly appreciated either here on on IRC, #oxygen. (ping hpereira, or hugo)


There are automatic builds linked in the download section which have been provided by others (thanks !).

Only the first download (the script) is maintained by me, it always provide the latest svn version of the code.

Needed packages for installation/compilation

(thanks to MezzeForte for providing the list):

- gcc-c++
- git
- cmake
- kdebase-workspace-dev
- libxrender-dev
- libx11-dev

- Depending on the distribution you have the name of the packages might change a bit

- there are usually more packages needed by the packages above and installed via dependency.

For instance,

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake kdelibs5-dev kdebase-workspace-dev libxrender-dev libx11-dev git

should work on recent enough Ubuntu (thanks to Antelmo for posting. See page5).


Even though oxygen-transparent is not officially part of KDE you can report bugs to https://bugs.kde.org.
You would need to select Oxygen as a product, and Style as a component.

Make sure that "Oxygen-Transparent" appears in the bug title so that it does not get confused with official oxygen bugs.

Posting bug reports at bugs.kde.org is highly recommended rather than posting comments on this page, as it makes my life much easier at bookkeeping.


- synchronized with latest oxygen
- created KDE/4.10 branch
- Warning: if you are using the "master" branch (which targets KDE/4.11), you will have conflicts with oxygen (@KDE) configuration, unless you are also using kde from git repositories
This is due to backward incompatible changes in the configuration code.

- attempt at fixing bug concerning window positionning on screen for multi-screen setup
- changes in version policy. New available branches are KDE/4.8, KDE/4.9, and master. KDE/4.10 branch will be added as soon as the corresponding KDE4 version is released. The "stable" branch has been removed.

- synchronized with oxygen (KDE/4.9)
- fixed crash at exit for virtually all KDE applications

- synchronized with oxygen
- use icon from icon theme for tab-close button
- updated install script to deal with master and stable branch

- synchronized with oxygen
- fixed compilation issues with too old versions of KDE

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 dream come true

 by maarizwan on: Jul 21 2010
Score 50%

oxygen style transparency is good, hope that blur effect is also supported :)

thanks. nice work!

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 Re: dream come true

 by HugoPereira on: Jul 21 2010
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Eheh. Blur is working here locally, but needs optimization. Should become available in a day or two (provided that you have kde4.5 or trunk)

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 Re: Re: dream come true

 by maarizwan on: Jul 21 2010
Score 50%

I have kde 4.5rc2, qt 4.7beta2 here.

Just updated it here, and transparecy has blur effecty. very nice after "resetting" transparency in configure oxygen style.

one item "scrollbar in window" should have a tinge of transparency too.


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 cant wait

 by nerdykid on: Jul 21 2010
Score 50%

cant wait till this is done! gonna be so sick!
thanks to all kde devs :D you're awesome!

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 by shocklateboy92 on: Jul 21 2010
Score 50%

omg u guys have finally implemented it! :D
I love RGBA support - I've had 2 use bespin all this time :- /

but yeah.. GREAT WORK!! :D

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 by hash87 on: Jul 21 2010
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I've waited for this feature so long that i've almost lost hope that it will become available. It's just awesome!

I've got only one feature request - possibility to disable transparency for certain windows/applications (e.g. smplayer doesn't seem to work well with RGBA). It would be nice if this would work for both decoration and style so that an application would have the old opaque look if it's blacklisted.

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 Re: Awesome!

 by hash87 on: Jul 21 2010
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Forgot to mention - this option would also come in handy when using GTK applications. Right now i use http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Oxygen-Molecule+KDE+%26+GTK%2B+unified+theme?content=103741 which makes GTK application look almost the same as KDE/Qt ones.

With disabled transparency GIMP looks like this:
GTK theme nicely blends with KWin deco

However when i enable transparency it doesn't blend anymore (which is pretty obvious as gimp doesn't use oxygen style):

Possibility to disable transparency of win deco for certain apps would allow to get the old consitent look for GTK apps.

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 cant open the script

 by koller9 on: Jul 21 2010
Score 50%

i copied the script with #!/usr/local/bin/perl at the top and named it oxygen-setup.pl and cant open it.i tried to open it with sudo and logged in root. it appears: permision dennied. help!
(i have all the dev packages and kde sc 4.5)
sorry for my english

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 Re: cant open the script

 by HugoPereira on: Jul 21 2010
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1/ you should not need to run the script as root.

2/ did you try to make the script executable ?
(chmod u+x oxygen-settings.pl)

Or to run it via perl directly ?
(e.g: perl oxygen-settings.pl)

If none of the above works, please tell me what exactly is the output when you try run it

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 Re: Re: cant open the script

 by koller9 on: Jul 22 2010
Score 50%

I installed it, thanks =)

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 Active window glow

 by CraigD on: Jul 21 2010
Score 50%

Is there any chance you could change the active window glow so that it is based upon the users colour scheme? e.g. use the focus, hover, or active titlebar colour?

But the screenshots look fantastic - they seem to lessen the differences between the KDE and plasma styles!

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 Re: Active window glow

 by HugoPereira on: Jul 21 2010
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I agree that deriving the glow from the color scheme would be better than setting it manually in the decoration config.

Now the problem is: we actually use _two_ colors for the glow, and haven't found a way yet to derive the second from the first (which would then be picked from the color scheme).

But thats definitely on the todo list.
(I must say: I'm not so good at color handling).

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 Re: Re: Active window glow

 by CraigD on: Jul 21 2010
Score 50%

...but does it actually *need* two colours? I copied the Oxygen shadow code for QtCurve, and that simply uses a single colour and looks ok.

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