This is my theming proposal for Linux Mint 10 KDE. I will post the screenshots with the description underneath.
All items mentioned will also contain download links should they not be available in the repos.
The idea was to mimic the new Mint-X theme as much as possible, but with blue tones rather than green.
Wallpaper: I just changed the hue on kampongboy92 (one of the default wallpapers in Mint 10) and put
some motion blur on it to cover the ugliness resulting from the process. Just found out who the original author
was -- kampongboy92 -- and also that he already made a blue version, so I propose his version instead and won't
be linking to mine anymore.
Plasma theme: Slim Glow
(The author claims the theme was part of the kdeartwork package. I didn't check that though).
Style: QtCurve (Mint-X-KDE Theme made by myself)
-> Works great on both Gnome and KDE and makes for a very consistent appearance.
QtCurve was not inheriting the icon theme properly, but I fixed that. Compare this
screenshot which has Abiword (GTK) on the left and KWrite (KDE) on the right:
The problem was that QtCurve cannot inherit other icons than Oxygen for the controls, menus and
buttons. The trick is to turn off QtCurve's icon inheriting in the theme (I fixed the QtCurve
theme I made, so just redownload it) and then also set the GTK theme manually in a
gtkrc. I suggest making a global gtkrc which resides in /etc/gtkrc-2.0 and then just
symlinking or copying it for every user on the system. Since I have no idea how to set
QtCurve themes globally, I just loaded the theme for the root user. That way apps
that require sudo also have the same theme (mintupdate, synaptic, ...).
Here is the gtkrc:
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gtk-toolbar-style=GTK_TOOLBAR_ICONS #Only icons in toolbars
Make sure it's on your system as the following files:
~/.gtkrc-2.0 (of course, for every user on the system)
Colour scheme: Mint-X-KDE-blue (also by myself)
I've also made a green scheme (Mint-X-KDE) to mimic the original Gnome theme.
Icons: Faenza Cupertino for KDE
Fonts: Ubuntu size 9 (bold for the window titles), DejaVu Sans Mono 9 for fixed
Panel clock font: URW Gothic L Demi-Bold
Suggested Chromium theme: elementary
Consider all my work to be GPL.
Comments and especially any help are very welcome. Thank you!
EDIT: Might this logo actually be better? The little dots sort of bugged me. The single cog wheel is much better IMHO: