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Plasma Themes transparent

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://gitlab.manjaro.org/artwork/themes/maia

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Description:

This is a fully transparent theme for fans of extreme transparency for usage with dark, homogeneous wallpapers. In other cases, it won't work too well. It is basically slightly modified Manjaro's Maia Desktop Theme under GPL 3 license (https://gitlab.manjaro.org/artwork/themes/maia/blob/b61312cc80cb9d12b0d8a55b3e61668eb6b77d2d/LICENSE), but with the completely transparent panel and menus (except dashboard menu, which doesn't follow theme background settings). Version 4 contains media icon fix for Plasma 5.13 and higher.

To install:
- unpack
- move/copy folder to: ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme or /usr/share/plasma/desktoptheme/

Note: When first applying this theme it's quite common that the panel border will be displayed as a temporary remnant. It will go away after rebooting plasmashell process or plasma session. Also, don't forget to turn off the blur effect in desktop effects!


Release Note:

Version: 4.0

- fixed media icon for Plasma 5.13+

Version: 3.1

- changes in the readme file
- small name change in metadata file for better name presentation

Version: 3.0

I. Icons on task panel now show 7 possible status indicators:

1) Program window is not turned off - no indication on a panel.
2) Program window is opening - launching animation.
3) Program window is opened and active/on top - icon has emerald, translucent, square background.
4) Program windows is opened but inactive/in background (behind other windows) - icon has gray, translucent, square background.
5) Program windows is minimized - icon has horizontal stripe underneath.
6) Program has two or more windows opened - icon has additional, round indication +2.
7) File or directory is being copied or moved - animation of progress in a form of stronger, emerald progress bar on a icon of a used program (like Dolphin, Krusader, etc.)

II. Fixed lack of specified folder name.

III. Name of the folder as well as data in metadata.desktop file where improved and updated.

Version 2.0

I. Desktop panel now have no borders.

Version 1.0

I. First release of transparent desktop panel with white borders.
Last changelog:

Version: 4.0 2 years ago

- Fixed media icon on Plasma 5.13 and higher.

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axel-huerta

1 month ago

9 9 excellent

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watusshi

4 months ago

What is the icon theme if you dont mind sharing?

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michaldybczak

4 months ago

Unfortunately, the screenshot was taken many years ago and I don't remember. I don't have that icon pack right now on my computer.

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seanvirgo

5 months ago

Hi there, can you please share the wallpapers here on your presentation? They look great! ;)

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michaldybczak

5 months ago

I'm currently not on my main machine and will not be for 2-3 or more another weeks, so I can't fulfill that wish. I'm not sure if I will remember it after that time, but I'll try. Those files should show up to download on the files tab.

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seanvirgo

4 months ago

Hello, did you manage to get to your main computer?

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michaldybczak

4 months ago

Yeah, I did and I found the wallpaper. You can download it from Files page now.

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seanvirgo

4 months ago

Thanks so much! Do you also have the 3rd Mountain one (in the daytime) available?

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michaldybczak

4 months ago

I added it as well. Enjoy.
For more wallpapers of this mountain, see here:

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=matterhorn+wallpaper&atb=v212-1&ia=images&iax=images

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seanvirgo

4 months ago

Hi there, Did you manage to get a hold of the Wallpapers?

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seanvirgo

5 months ago

Thank you very much! I will remind you in 3 weeks. Is a theme like this available for Pop OS?

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pent

1 year ago

Hi, I've tried this theme on Manjaro, but the panel is not transparent. I tried both versions and reboot together, but no good result. What can I do to make the panel transparent? Here is the screenshot.

https://imgur.com/a/sUmXjl0

Thanks!

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pent

1 year ago

Oh, blur effect was default, so I didn't know about that. After turning it off, everything looks perfect!

Thank you for your detailed help!

If I want blur and transparency, I will try your adivce. :)

And, I had some weird experience. After login from screen lock(on laptop lid close), the panel was blured again. So, I turned the blur effect on and off several times, and the panel became transparent. But, this is jsut one time experience. I'm just curious you have any idea about this.

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michaldybczak

1 year ago

Everything works as expected judging from your screenshot. The only problem is that you have a blur effect turned on. Disable it (desktop effects) and you will get full transparency.

Unfortunately, there is no way to have selective full transparency, so with blur in one place but transparency in other, at least not on a system panel.

If you want to have a fully transparent panel and blur effect on (menus, qt-apps) you need to switch to latte-dock for more advanced setup. Despite the name latte-dock in not just a dock but also a panel and basically the whole re-design of a Plasma desktop space. It gives you an incredible amount of options but it's for advanced users and it's hard to discover everything on its own.
There is also a downside, latte uses a lot of RAM, but that is unavoidable with all the option it has. So if you wan to have light Plasma setup, using a system panel is a way to go and then if you want transparency, use my theme.

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pent

1 year ago

Oh, blur effect was default, so I didn't know about that. After turning it off, everything looks perfect!

Thank you for your detailed help!

If I want blur and transparency, I will try your adivce. :)

And, I had some weird experience. After login from screen lock(on laptop lid close), the panel was blured again. So, I turned the blur effect on and off several times, and the panel became transparent. But, this is jsut one time experience. I'm just curious you have any idea about this.

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liseolen

1 year ago

10 10 the best

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matthewjdunk

1 year ago

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qushaes

1 year ago

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mystress

1 year ago

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pwtail

1 year ago

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eduardocp25

2 years ago

Hello, I really love your work, could you please help me clean that gray rectangle (so that the entire panel is transparent).
Regards!!! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yORhtkP35lZOgVdEYLyXwUi-jBethLnE

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michaldybczak

2 years ago

That gray line is not part of the theme, this is some kind of bug.

Did you try killing plasmashell and loading it again? Usually, I find plasmashell in ksysguard and after getting rid of it I hit "alt+space" and type plasmashell, enter. Often a line artifact is visible after applying theme for the first time so after rellogging/rebooting or relaunching plasmashell it fixes itself.

If that doesn't work, I'll try to launch open suse in virtualbox and see if the issue can be replicated there. Do you use Leap of Thumbleweed?

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eduardocp25

2 years ago

I will try your recommendation. (If it serves as something when I place it on top of the panel, that gray rectangle does not appear only when it is on the bottom). I am using the latest version of openSUSE tumbleweed.

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eduardocp25

2 years ago

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1prd4r-BylKQNVww6rECnGSgM7t7OksNh

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michaldybczak

2 years ago

By the way, did you install version for Plasma 5.13+?

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Version: 4.0 2 years ago

- Fixed media icon on Plasma 5.13 and higher.

Changelog 3 years ago

Version: 3.0

I. Icons on task panel now show 7 possible status indicators:

1) Program window is not turned off - no indication on a panel.
2) Program window is opening - launching animation.
3) Program window is opened and active/on top - icon has emerald, translucent, square background.
4) Program windows is opened but inactive/in background (behind other windows) - icon has gray, translucent, square background.
5) Program windows is minimized - icon has horizontal stripe underneath.
6) Program has two or more windows opened - icon has additional, round indication +2.
7) File or directory is being copied or moved - animation of progress in a form of stronger, emerald progress bar on a icon of a used program (like Dolphin, Krusader, etc.)

II. Fixing of lack of specified folder name.

III. Name of the folder as well as data in metadata.desktop file where improved and updated.

Version 2.0

I. Desktop panel now have no borders.

Version 1.0

I. First release of transparent desktop panel with white borders.

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product-maker mystress Dec 09 2018 9 excellent
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