Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

the taskbar has been kicked in favour of an xml configurable menu in recent versions 8since a month or so)
-> upgrade (there's a demo menu in the XBar subdir - i should iporove "first use" or provide a doc, though)

the chrome menubar -> toolbar thing has two pitfalls:
a) transferring a menubar into a popup window won't work because of the specialities of popup menus (they grab the pointer to close when you click somewhere outside)
b) injecting a toolbutton. i cannot simply add a button to a toolbar as this will likely confuse the application and i cannot add it to the action collection (configurable buttons with KDE toolbars only) either

what would (probably) be possible is the opera way, ie. map the menubar into a popup inside the client and add that to the server (which could reside either on the desktop or in the titlebar) - May 25 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

kate and gcc :-)

(you need to speak c++ in order to write a Qt style plugin, kate is a texteditor/lightweight IDE, gcc is a compiler) - May 23 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

clarifies, but cannot reproduce :-\
the popups are also always topleft aligned to the pointer while in your shot it looks aligned to the lower right. Are you on some rtl* system?

(hebrew, arabian, etc...) - May 22 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

Sorry., my bad, "QVariant::toFloat()" requires Qt 4.6

Try rev. 1102 where this is changed to "toDouble()" :-) - May 22 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

mozilla takes it's icon from /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/icons/, you'll have to override it in /home/seth/.mozilla/firefox/ (maybe "icons" directly or inside your "*.default" folder

don't know about arora, but i think it's encoded in the application binary (if there's no system wide icon, the one provided from the application window will be used, i don't think the plasma taskbar allows you to override this or change preference) - May 22 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

errr... ok. i'm sory but i've to confess that i was unable to trigger this - the popup is always in screen bounds.

Do you use xinerama or sth. similar?

And just to be sure: you're talking about the code completion window (i.e. you type "draw" and get a list like "drawText"|"drawPixmap"|"drawImage"|..)? - May 18 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

you already can. the application to bind is "KDM" (upcase, kdm hates accessing it's argv, ie. it segfaults... so this name is synthetic and therefore not "kdm")

BUT: kdm usually runs as root, therefore the settings must be placed in /root/.config/Bespin/Style.conf, Store.conf
(you could eg. symlink your settings files there) - May 18 2010
BeShadowed

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 75 comments

did you use the configure "script"?
what does "kde4-config --prefix" reply? - May 15 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

"fixed" in rev. 1100 (i stripped the link color in this case and everything remains fg colored) - May 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

after generating the theme, do you have a background.png in the <width>x<height> directory? - May 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

does the popup
a) move to a wrong position
b) have a wrong size, or
c) not adjust it's position while i should (as eg, the cursor is close to a screen edge) - May 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

errmmm meant "was not" - it should be again - May 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

thanks, should be fixed in rev. 1098 - May 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

yes, sorry. the decoration is actually not compatible with KDE 4.3 anymore.

please try rev. >= 1097 and report - May 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

ubuntu has probably (re-)split their X11 packages, so you'll have to figure what ships the XShape extension (-dev package). If it's absent you won't be able to compile and i cannot fix that (unless i ship all required sources kernel+glibc+X11+Qt+... :-)

If you've got a shape.h header for X11 i'd need to know about the new-funky filetree - May 14 2010
Noir (Bespin Theme)

Be-Shell/Bespin by rahulthewall3000 12 comments

let's assume i'd speak some french - i'd then think that you call yourself names and ask on howto create the icons... ;-)

a) install svn*, inkscape & imagemagick (graphicsmagick is ok as well)
b) get the bespin source:
svn co https://cloudcity.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/cloudcity
c) enter the icons directory:
cd cloudcity/icons
d) call "./generate_kde_icons.sh"

-> wait. wait longer.

link the folder "nmfnms" to your icon directory
ln -s $PWD/nmfnms ~/.kde/share/icons/nmfnms

run the icon setup "kcmshell4 icons", select the theme, apply, done :)

* you can also skip svn and fetch a dump of the current sources here:
http://cloudcity.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/cloudcity.tar.gz?view=tar - May 11 2010
Noir (Bespin Theme)

Be-Shell/Bespin by rahulthewall3000 12 comments

comes with bespin... (svn)
only svgs, you need inkscape & imagemagick to run a generation script - May 11 2010
BeShadowed

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 75 comments

Hmmm, in case you didn't forget to restart kwin, this seems to be an Aurorae thing (like it paints fixed shadow parts to match the default shadows - i'd have to check it's code - or ask Martin ;-)

I wrote this to fix a bug report on Oxygen and tested with Bespin (disbaled masking locally) - both works, but i've actually never tested it against Aurorae :-\

- May 03 2010
Desktop in Alt-Tab Switch

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by homebaze 11 comments

and already supported in 4.5

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=167644 - May 03 2010
BeShadowed

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 75 comments

yes, fixed.
many thanks to you as well. - May 01 2010
BeShadowed

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 75 comments

ehe... sorry. (just looked for the 0.7 - maybe i should clean up my source folder)

uploaded the proper file, many thanks for the notice. - May 01 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

ah, ok. not the combo but it's itemview.
stupid logic bug, fixed with r.1084

Sorry and thanks for the note. - Apr 28 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

not for me (but there's only an editable combobox in okular)

can you provide a more precide description (or screenshot) of the item in quest and also mail me you bespin preset? - Apr 27 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

the menu is recentered when shown. the way plasma works there seems to be no better way (it rather likes to scale stuff?!)

so there might be a glitch on init/resize the panel (as it seems to resize on screen during init, i'm not gonna comment that ;-P ) - until you change the menu for the first time.

doe that match your experience?

ps:
sorry for the delay, i don't get mails on tread starts, preferably report bugs on sf.net - Apr 27 2010
Muuh!

deKorator Themes by TheRob 15 comments

ok, just for you i just added a config key, edit ~/.config/Bespin/XBar.conf

[XBar]
FontScale=1.0

you'll have to restart plasma (kquitapp plasma-desktop; sleep 4; plasma-desktop) - Apr 24 2010
BeShadowed

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 75 comments

it's because of the ARBG part (the popup is unmasked and rectnagular, just a small portion is entirely translucent)
this is related to the Arorae thread below and needs a general "solution" (although in this case this really should be worked-around by enabling shadows behind windows.) - Apr 22 2010
BeShadowed

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 75 comments

you'll have to check "draw behind windows" as Arorae isn't masked and atm there's no alignment to ARGB deco content (i'm not even sure whether this is possible at all)

a possible solution might be to add support for a "deco roundness" value... - Apr 19 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

did you install gnome-global menu? - Apr 17 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

please mail me your /.config/Bespin/Style.conf for testing (though i use amarok from git...)

also i removed what had probably be a body in rev.1073, i doubt it's related, but maybe you want to give the version a try - Apr 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

actually that's no blocker - you'd probably want a gradient with static value paddings (like h/s/v 210/255/[40-140])? - Apr 14 2010
Scale Up

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by genericity 7 comments

i had proposed a patch, but it was too late for 4.4 - then i somehow dropped out of svn trunk development.

basically you need to enforce empty resizing (the ugly outline thing) to make this work (and even better, use it on any window resize, the look is surprisingly ok and it's _much_ faster than permanent window geometry updates.

look for "window resizing" in kwin's mailing list, end december 2009

the last patch only provides an addition to the infrastructure, the former ones also alter the resize effect in this regard - Apr 14 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

groupboxes are pretty much on the bottom of the "windows" page, please explain your UNO troubles a little more detailed.

about two point gradients:
that's no option - sorry.
Basically this means to defaine static colors for elements what necessarily fails as elements can have their own palettes (thus a button bg color becomes red)

So the gradient _must_ be encoded in one color and a function.
If you're after a certain gradient, no problem make a mock and if it's different (and i like it :) i'll add it .
If you just need a way to trigger a specific end color for a gradient/color combination (i.e. which color will make me that blue on the upper end of this gradient) i could write an inverse calculator for the CLI tool.

Things like "red to green" simply won't happen.

about splitters:
i can paint a drunken monky there if i want (three headed ;-)
The trick is to do a (preferably _one_) line that works with all colors... and somehow matches the style (thus the translucent black/white carve)
Please understand that a Doom3 HUD like look with eg. say neon bars is far out of scope for this style.

i'll have to think around the halo/glow stuff a bit - painting colored line frames is however not this style - it would rather end up like always being focussed (without using the focus color, oc) - Apr 13 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

ok, check r.1070 (should have been simpler as thought, QMdiSubWindow->isWindow() QMainWindow->isNot() :-) - Apr 12 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

i'm gonna fix that (somehow, but fix must be ;-)

please don't forget that MDI is evil >-) - Apr 12 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

"gradient 2" arises with the groupboxes, there're already several modes, pick any other one for less gloss with dark schemes ;)

"gradient 1" are actually differen gradients.
a) there're the groupboxes (former "misc" -sorry- section, now "input/system" - well... hardly better name :)
choose "none"
b) should be the UNO thing (unified tool/menu/titlebar) just disable it.

window shadows are not provided by bespin (neither style nor deco) but the window manager (kwin) and compositing
as the default plugin has flaws, go here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/BeShadowed?content=121607
(however you can control a window outline by setting a color role other than "window" and "none" gradient in the kwin page)

i assume for the other shadows you're more interested in some kind of indirect glow ("hidden lamp")? (as you can not see a black shadow on a black base anyway...) - Apr 12 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

first off: do not attempt to compile with amarok hacks, they're no more usable, supported or (hoepfully ;) required, recent svn revisions don't provide them at all.

so, "can't run" means amarok segfaults? do you get a backtrace?

in doubt try
gdb --args amarok --nofork
run
[wait, gdb says "segfault"]
bt

post or rather mail the backtrace. - Apr 12 2010
Muuh!

deKorator Themes by TheRob 15 comments

in case of no bug it uses the menu font as defined in "kcmshell4 fonts" - sure you need an extra font (ie. different from popup menus as well?) - Apr 12 2010
Muuh!

deKorator Themes by TheRob 15 comments

it's not the xbar plasmoid, i however just changed it in this regard.

(no, it ain't gnome either and Rob is _certainly_ not gonna tell anything if he knows what is good for him >-)




...... ;-) - Apr 09 2010
Pulse

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by genericity 37 comments

indeed - my bad (i think i checked the wrong local tree - missed a ../ )

i then don't know and assume the reporter uses 4.3 - not 4.4.3 :P - Apr 08 2010
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

the bespin decoration does not use the window background color for decorations but the titlebar color (in fact, oxygen is more or less the only decoration using the window color - there was some flamewar around this ;-)

just when the window is bespin styled there's a (default) option to share the backround with the deco (per client, i.e. a dark window will have a dark deco and a bright window a bright one)

you can edit the titlebar color from "kcmshell4 colors" but recent bespin versions allow you to do this from the bespin kwin dialog (where you can also define specific looks per window, be aware that esp. firefox renames the client with nearby each version) - Apr 08 2010
Pulse

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by genericity 37 comments

just add

static const int WindowAddedGrabRole = 1;

somewhere on top of the file or in the private section of the header - the enum has gone from svn. - Apr 08 2010
muuh!

Amarok Themes by TheRob 44 comments

ok, sorry:
the plain background mode isn't catched (makes things faster by bypasing background painting, thus any shadows...)

set it to scanlines or a gradient or glas, i'm gonna see how to catch this - Mar 31 2010
muuh!

Amarok Themes by TheRob 44 comments

should not be necessary (but UNO is, don't check "sunken - what you now cannot do anymore when invoking the title and effectively never could)

to ensure you got the proper rev, ensure there's a function "drawTitleShadow()" in window.cpp - Mar 31 2010
muuh!

Amarok Themes by TheRob 44 comments

just to ensure: you need to kill _all_ dolphin processes (even stuff in the bg w/o UI) in order to apply updates (it's a KUnique application, starting it will only open a new window in doubt, not launch a new proc, therefore not reload libs) - Mar 31 2010
muuh!

Amarok Themes by TheRob 44 comments

nope, should look more like this
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/452/dolphinv.png - Mar 31 2010
muuh!

Amarok Themes by TheRob 44 comments

please check rev. 1052 - it has some new changes around ARGB/compositing as well (should be safe, but might cause visual glitches on popups... or antialias rounded corners ;-) - Mar 31 2010
muuh!

Amarok Themes by TheRob 44 comments

you mean because of the disaligned dockareas?
please try the latest revision, i ... tried... to address some issues.

If you want general tabbing, i reccomand to try statcking two of the docks (e.g folders/places or places/info - depends on you usecase) in a tab on the (upper) left or right area - there will still be a break across the splitter though :-( - Mar 31 2010
BeClock

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 285 comments

ok, 0.8 can force a screen (if there's more than one) - otherwise always the "activeScreen()" is used

i must confess that i've no idea what that means, but i assume when you activate the config dialog, it's opened on the internal screen which in consequence becomes active, so the clock was placed there. whenever you at/detached the other screen the compositor probably gets restarted and the new one is marked active until it's removed. i've no exp. with multimonitor software, so i don't have a good concept about how to deal this at hand - feel free to suggest some :) - Mar 30 2010
BeClock

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by thomas12777 285 comments

looks like you installing from an old dir (i.e. you had installed an older version from here before) and you're Qt version changed (4.5 -> 4.6)

just wipe or delete the build dir and re-configure (qt moc stumbles on old versions instead of recreating them) - Mar 30 2010
muuh!

Amarok Themes by TheRob 44 comments

try setting the tab gradient to "none" (flat) and both color roles to window - this will not provide you the exact same look, but quite different from the default. - Mar 30 2010