-
 KDE-Apps.org Applications for the KDE-Desktop 
 GTK-Apps.org Applications using the GTK Toolkit 
 GnomeFiles.org Applications for GNOME 
 MeeGo-Central.org Applications for MeeGo 
 CLI-Apps.org Command Line Applications 
 Qt-Apps.org Free Qt Applications 
 Qt-Prop.org Proprietary Qt Applications 
 Maemo-Apps.org Applications for the Maemo Plattform 
 Java-Apps.org Free Java Applications 
 eyeOS-Apps.org Free eyeOS Applications 
 Wine-Apps.org Wine Applications 
 Server-Apps.org Server Applications 
 apps.ownCloud.com ownCloud Applications 
--
-
 KDE-Look.org Artwork for the KDE-Desktop 
 GNOME-Look.org Artwork for the GNOME-Desktop 
 Xfce-Look.org Artwork for the Xfce-Desktop 
 Box-Look.org Artwork for your Windowmanager 
 E17-Stuff.org Artwork for Enlightenment 
 Beryl-Themes.org Artwork for the Beryl Windowmanager 
 Compiz-Themes.org Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager 
 EDE-Look.org Themes for your EDE Desktop 
--
-
 Debian-Art.org Stuff for Debian 
 Gentoo-Art.org Artwork for Gentoo Linux 
 SUSE-Art.org Artwork for openSUSE 
 Ubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Ubuntu 
 Kubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Kubuntu 
 LinuxMint-Art.org Artwork for Linux Mint 
 Frugalware-Art.org Artwork for Frugalware Linux 
 Arch-Stuff.org Artwork and Stuff for Arch Linux 
 Fedora-Art.org Artwork for Fedora Linux 
 Mandriva-Art.org Artwork for Mandriva Linux 
--
-
 KDE-Files.org Files for KDE Applications 
 OpenTemplate.org Documents for OpenOffice.org
 GIMPStuff.org Files for GIMP
 InkscapeStuff.org Files for Inkscape
 ScribusStuff.org Files for Scribus
 BlenderStuff.org Textures and Objects for Blender
 VLC-Addons.org Themes and Extensions for VLC
--
-
 KDE-Help.org Support for your KDE Desktop 
 GNOME-Help.org Support for your GNOME Desktop 
 Xfce-Help.org Support for your Xfce Desktop 
--
openDesktop.orgopenDesktop.org:   Applications   Artwork   Linux Distributions   Documents    LinuxDaily.com    Linux42.org    OpenSkillz.com    Open-PC.com   
Kubuntu-Art.org - Stuff for your Kubuntu Desktop
Kubuntu-Art.orgKubuntu-Art.org

 Jul 24 2014  
 Not logged in  
Kubuntu-Art.org
 Home    Add Artwork   Forum   Groups   Knowledge   Events   Jobs   Users   Register   Login-


Sponsoring


-
- Content .- Fans  . 

Serenity

  

Theme/Style for KDE 3.2 +

Score 74%
Serenity
zoom


Serenity
zoom


Serenity
zoom


Link:  http://
Downloads:  25536
Submitted:  Mar 4 2006
Updated:  Feb 8 2007

Description:

Serenity is a soft and quiet theme to ease your mind, with a lot of options to make the Serenity yours.

All I wanted to do was to remove as many lines as possible from the widgets in order to avoid the "recursive frames effect" in Konqueror. I did just a little more. ;-) And I also did my best to support dark colorschemes.

To install from sources, see INSTALL file in the archive.




Changelog:

RPM packages updated.

1.7.1:
- Bugfix for KDM.

1.7:
- Configuration dialogs re-designed to be lighter i.e. faster to render.
- All the colorschemes I ever made for Serenity (25) are now included.

1.7 Style:
- The character used in the password entry boxes in now a big dot instead of the asterisk.
- Scrollbars and sliders do not sink under a mouse click any more.
- Tabbar improved with new gradients and new colors. Four styles are now available for both the active and inactive tabs.
- Tabs are a bit less busy. They now only change of color under the mouse.
- Menubar slightly changed with new gradients and new colors. Six styles are now available.
- Gradient menubars are now a bit less busy too.
- Textboxes (which include also editable comboboxes and spinwidgets) can now be highlighted when they have the focus. (That's more visible than only the blinking cursor.)
- The popup sub-menu delay can now be raised up to 1 sec. (That gives you the time to *feel* you have to click to let a sub-menu appear.)
- Serenity now has its own brightness routines so that you can have white buttons. (Still doesn't work perfectly with black buttons.)
- The frames in Kontact are back. (Grumble, grumble...)

1.7 Decoration:
- Partial re-design of the configuration dialog to give you a better control over the colors of the buttons and their symbols. You can even set the power of the eventual color mixes used.
- You can now also set the color of the buttons when pressed.
- The standard highlight color is now available for both the hovered and activated buttons.
- Four titlebar style are now available: No background, solid background (both as previously), solid top and softer edge.
- The windec also got brightness routines similar to the ones of the style so that the buttons all look the same.




LicenseGPL
(Sources)
SUSE(My RPM for OpenSuSE 10.1)
SUSE(RPM for SUSE 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2)
Gentoo(ebuild file)
(Mirror site)
Send to a friend
Subscribe
Other  Artwork  from Maxilys
Report inappropriate content



goto page: prev  ... 4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 

-
.

 One bug...

 
 by liquidat on: Sep 10 2006
 
Score 50%

Hi,

I saw a small bug today in serenity: when I open a new mail in kmail and start writing the subject the window bar in the taskbar starts flickering while i enter new characters - probably because the window bar label is created by the e-mails subject and therefore has to be updated while I enter new chars in the e-mails subject.

However, this flickering does not occur with other styles.

It does not kill kittens, but it is a bit annoying at least, well, and a small bug. If you need more information, just mention it, I would like to help where I can.


Reply to this

-

 Re: One bug...

 
 by Maxilys on: Sep 11 2006
 
Score 50%

I see what you mean. I also use KMail but "my" title framing is disabled so it doesn't flicker... because nothing is drawn. ;-)

I'll see what I can do.


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: One bug...

 
 by liquidat on: Sep 11 2006
 
Score 50%

Probably of interest:
there was a blog post by aseigo about some interactions of themes with kicker which also discusses some shortcomings:
http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2006/09/qtimeline-timers-and-what-to-avoid-in.html

Could be interesting maybe...


Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: Re: One bug...

 
 by Maxilys on: Sep 12 2006
 
Score 50%

Thank you for the URL but I already saw Aaron's blog.

As for the flickering of the titlebar, the problem is solved. Wait for the next version and you'll see.


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

-
.

 Great style!

 
 by Lethe on: Sep 11 2006
 
Score 50%

Thanks, this is really good... but just one comment :-)

The buttons are gradient coloured from top left to bottom right (as you see them on screen). How can I slighly darken the 'light' colour of the button gradient?

At the moment the top left hand corner of the button almost blends into the window colour.

But anyway, this is very good. Thanks for all the hard work!

Nick


Reply to this

-

 Re: Great style!

 
 by Maxilys on: Sep 12 2006
 
Score 50%

The best solution IMHO is to change either the color of the background or the one of the buttons. There is a reason why the provided colorschemes always have contrasting buttons. I also noticed the disappearing of the top left corner in some situations, especially with a white background.

If you use two very close colors for the background and the buttons, there's nothing much I can do... except slowing down Serenity *a lot* by introducing tests to check if the gradients colors aren't too close from the background. I won't do it since Serenity is already slow enough! Neither will I introduce anything --even a switch-- to have solid borders.

Otherwise, a solution might be to reduce the contrast --which takes part in the calculations of the gradients colors. It may however flatten the buttons.

Don't despair, I'm currently playing with the gradients to achieve a new gradient style that would allow you to have a "Milk" look without making one button corner disappear.


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

-

 nooooo.... :)

 
 by chareos on: Oct 4 2006
 
Score 50%

"- There are also a few less options: The toolbar handles are always visible, as well as the menubar groove, the serene groupboxes can't be deactivated any more and the separators are always solid."

This makes me a little sad, cause I used to hide both handles and groove...

I'll keep a look on it, maybe you decide to reinsert these two in further versions. Until that, 1.2 is still my default most favourite theme ever.


Reply to this

-

 Re: nooooo.... :)

 
 by Maxilys on: Oct 4 2006
 
Score 50%

Yeeeees! ;-)

Maybe making the menu groove always visible wasn't such a good idea. I did so because I like it so. I will re-introduce a switch.

As for the toolbar handles, hiding them is pointless since it doesn't give you more space and the icons look like misaligned for no (visible) reason. I'm not sure I will revert to version 1.2 about this... Unless you give me a good reason, especially a case where it looks better without them.


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: nooooo.... :)

 
 by gourdin on: Oct 4 2006
 
Score 50%

yes please, re introduce a switch for the menubar groove...

Perhaps it bugged here, it juste make the menubar grey, no ?


Reply to this

-
.

 Re: Re: Re: nooooo.... :)

 
 by Maxilys on: Oct 4 2006
 
Score 50%

The menu groove isn't grey, it's greyish most of the time since the text is usually black.

I made it so because I felt that those few words floating on a side of the window weren't visible enough... and a V*sta style menu groove is just too much for my liking.

If I get at least a third person to complain about my very discreet menu groove --or if you insist-- I'll consider releasing a version 1.3.0 immediately. Otherwise, it will stay so until version 1.4.

(I just got an idea I'd like to test for the menu groove, so...) Fire! ;-)


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: Re: Re: nooooo.... :)

 
 by yagami on: Oct 5 2006
 
Score 50%

well , i love your theme , it makes my kde desktop look really awesome.

but , the menu groove and the toolbar handles really mess it.

i have reverted back to version 1.2 , because i like my windows to have a soft while look , not with vertical grey bars ( the toolbar handles ) or with a long horizontal grey bar ( like the menu groove.

anyway , thank for the great style, kde is really nice with it

PS : also , i have to always delete the rubberband case each release. how about importing the rubberband from kde perrty ?


Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: nooooo.... :

 
 by chareos on: Oct 6 2006
 
Score 50%

mis-alignment should not be a problem: in toolbars you can add/remove spacers to get things aligned as you wish.

Otherwise, the handles are an extra graphic, mostly unnecessary (who moves toolbars everyday ?) which disturbs a perfect plain, flat theme.


Oh, I'd have another request: in konqueror (file manager mode), the tabs hug the right win deco border. would be possible to space it 1-2 pixels ?


Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: Re: nooooo.... :

 
 by Maxilys on: Oct 7 2006
 
Score 50%

Well... You're absolutely right. Moving the toolbars isn't a regular occupation, so hiding their handles shouldn't be a major usability issue. I will re-introduce the switch. I guess that I'm just too used to them.

As for the tabs, I didn't understand what you wrote. The tabs can't get any close from the borders of the window, there are always the add/remove tab buttons around them. Could you explain a little more?


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

-

 I love it!

 
 by Triton on: Oct 5 2006
 
Score 50%

I fell in love with 1.2 especially because it was so configurable. The more I can configure the more I like it. Great Job!


Jeff
Reply to this

-

 newbie question

 
 by baalbek on: Oct 5 2006
 
Score 50%

Great theme!

I downloaded the tar file, compiled it, and did a sudo make install.

Everything went smoothly.

But, I'm not sure how to use the theme...

I'm on KDE3.5, and my theme manager does not see any of the installled files as theme files.


Reply to this

-

 Re: newbie question

 
 by Maxilys on: Oct 6 2006
 
Score 50%

You can leave your theme manager at rest. ;-) Just open the control center and select "Appearance & themes". The three pages in this section that will interest you:

"Colors" if you want to use one of the provided colorschemes.

"Styles" to select Serenity as your current style. (That's what you want to do.)

"Window decorations" if you also built Serenity windec and want to use it.

That's it.


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

-
.

 .debs?

 
 by faolan on: Oct 7 2006
 
Score 50%

This theme will not compile on Debian based systems. complains about dependencies which should not be an issue because the required apps are installed.

This theme is awesome and I'd really like to use it. Are you going to build a *.deb package release for the next version. That would be rad.


"Welcome to Texas, boy! Now you gonna die!" ~Texas Highway Patrol
Reply to this

-

 Re: .debs?

 
 by Maxilys on: Oct 7 2006
 
Score 50%

Did you provide the prefix at configuration time?

./configure --prefix=/where/is/kde

or

./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`

If you didn't, the configuration script supposes that KDE is in "/opt/kde3". That's the SuSE way... and I'm (almost) sure Debian puts KDE in "/usr". That should explain the failed dependencies.

As for building DEB packages, the most I can do is to build source packages. That wouldn't be a great improvement compared to the bare sources. If there are Gentoo ebuild files, that's because somebody gave them to me and all I have to do is to change the version numbers. All I can actually do "natively" is to build SuSE RPMs.

Somebody proposed to include Serenity within Debian:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=375461

AFAIK it didn't go any further. The sources are still the only way.


The story behind Serenity style (and more): http://maxilys.blogspot.com
Reply to this

goto page: prev  ... 4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 

Add commentBack






-

Copyright 2007-2014 Kubuntu-Art.org Team  Legal Notice
All rights reserved. Kubuntu-Art.org is not liable for any content or goods on this site.
You can find our FAQ here.
All contributors are responsible for the lawfulness of their uploads.
Please send us a notice if you spot an ABUSE of the website.
Information about advertising in Kubuntu-Art.org.
Developers can use our public webservice interface. More information here: public api
For further information or comments on this site, please send us a message
Kubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd.
Content RSS   
Events RSS