Creating and customizing a theme

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Creating and customizing a theme

Post by AmiMint » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:46 am

Hello everyone,

i'm new to this forum.

I would like to know where exactly a theme (KDE) is stored in linux mint. I would like to create a new theme, either by editing an already existing theme or creating a new one from scratch.
Can't get Dekoration to work, but i can try by creating a new theme from scratch, editing an existing theme and create custom graphics.

Could you please gime me an hint?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:35 pm

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck

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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by AmiMint » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:32 am

Thank you for the reply.

Looking in the thread you've suggested.

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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by catweazel » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 am

AmiMint wrote:Thank you for the reply.

Looking in the thread you've suggested.
You're welcome. Good luck.
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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by AmiMint » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:55 am

Tried the link in the thread you've suggested.

I can't find the default path indicated.

There's a lot of confusion, cause there is not a default scheme to edit or create a new theme, even following the instructions in the techbase.

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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by catweazel » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:18 am

I followed the first link and got to this page ThemeDetails. You're right. It seems to have the information you need, but you have to find the theme files first. I searched in dolphin and found them here:

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/usr/share/plasma/desktoptheme/

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catweazel@Fenella ~ $ ls -l /usr/share/plasma/desktoptheme/
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Sep  6 22:15 air
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep  6 22:15 breeze-dark
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep  6 22:15 breeze-light                                                                                       
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Sep  6 22:15 default
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep  6 22:14 linuxmint
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Sep  6 22:15 oxygen
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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by AmiMint » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:16 am

Thank you very much.

I found it.

Maybe the KDE techpage are outdated (2015)

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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by catweazel » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:34 am

AmiMint wrote:Thank you very much.
You're welcome.
Maybe the KDE techpage are outdated (2015)
I think they make assumptions about where linux distributions put their files. The info seems to be reasonably current.

Cheers.
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Re: Creating and customizing a theme

Post by catweazel » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 am

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