Win7 Dark lookalike (QtCurve)


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The .qtcurve settings file. you must have qtcurve installed. If not already set up with the background from archive, open system settings, go to application appearance, widget style -> qtcurve, press configure, select general, background appearance -> tiled image, press the wrench and select the image provided. Save and apply.

To get the results you see in these pictures, after downloading the archive below, you must do the following:

1) get the icon pack from here and select them (from system settings):

2) install the Diamond plasma theme (from system settings)

3) install qtcurve style

sudo apt-get install qtcurve

4) set qtcurve as theme style (from system settings) and configure it by importing the settings from the download below

5) use colors from the download below (from system settings)

6) install smaragd to be able to use emerald themes as window borders (search google for smaragd binaries or here on kde-look for compiling the source code)

7) get this theme pack, extract it's contents, and search for the emerald themes (they are in that archive under /files/emerald/decorations/themes):

8) in your home folder create a folder ".emerald" (with the dot in front, no quotes) and inside it place the "themes" folder from step 7)

9) also, inside the .emerald folder create another folder with the name "theme" (as the singular of themes) and inside it place the files of a emerald theme from the "themes" folder (so, not the folder, but it's files, including theme.ini)

10) from system settings select smaragd as your border



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A theming and window decoration engine for unifying Qt and GTK-based applications look.