Plasma Themes transparent

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/michaldybczak/MaiaTransparent-plasma-theme

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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 Notes:

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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simonbrandner

12 days ago

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simonbrandner

12 days ago

On Plasma 5.20.4, some of the icons are unnecessarily large and some small. Is this a general issue and if so, are any fixes planned?

Here is a link to an image: https://imgur.com/a/CZbhIsu

By the way, it would be great if there was a GitHub/GitLab repository. I couldn't find one.

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michaldybczak

11 days ago

I don't see anything wrong with the icons. This is the current Plasma design, and it looks the same on other themes. Many people complained that the pin icon is not touch friendly, so it became bigger, while others stayed small, because they don't have any function).
It’s a good idea with github. I do have an account but thought that the theme is "unworthy" to have a project there, but now I think that it won't hurt to have one :). I'll create it when I find some time.

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simonbrandner

11 days ago

The theme is definitely worthy of a GitHub repo! Some of the icons are too small, which I think is a bug. But I think I'll rather fill out an issue on GitHub later. This doesn't seem to be the right place for bug reporting/troubleshooting.

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michaldybczak

9 days ago

I don't think you will find what you are looking for because most things are pulled from Plasma defaults, but I can be wrong. Anyway, I created a repo on Github. You can analyze the files and submit pull requests if you find something you can improve. Also, you can start discussions (more loosely topics that are not meant to be issues).
Here is the link to the github repo:

https://github.com/michaldybczak/MaiaTransparent-plasma-theme

Please, note that I'm not a coder, so my git know-how are limited, I know basics but hopefully this will do. I created it a many years ago, and I don't deal with it on a daily basis, so I will have to re-learn things. Also know, I work and have over-times, so I don't have much time to focus on such projects anymore, but we'll see how it goes.

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simonbrandner

9 days ago

Awesome! Thank you!

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madjoe

2 months ago

8 I have uninstalled this theme, but there's a leftover at /usr/share/plasma/layout-templates/org.manjaro.desktop.maiaPanel.
I guess I could delete this dir without any consequences?

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michaldybczak

2 months ago

The theme should be installed in ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/ (preferably) or in /usr/share
plasma/desktoptheme/. Your path is different and org.manjaro.desktop.maiaPanel doesn't belong to my theme. It is probably a package installed theme (on Manjaro/Arch) so it wouldn't be wise to remove it manually. Rather look for maia named packages in your package manager.

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madjoe

2 months ago

I just talked to Manjaro developers, it's a part of Manjaro... a naming confusion, sorry, not related to your theme whatsoever. Thanks.

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axel-huerta

4 months ago

9 9 excellent

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watusshi

7 months ago

What is the icon theme if you dont mind sharing?

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michaldybczak

7 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

8 months ago

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

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michaldybczak

8 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

7 months ago

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

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michaldybczak

7 months ago

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

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seanvirgo

7 months ago

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

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michaldybczak

7 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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aymanboubleh

2 months ago

For anyone looking for the wallpaper in the screenshot, you can find it here: https://wallpapercave.com/yosemite-valley-wallpapers
If there is any image you want to find the source of it, there is reverse image search. you can use Google's image search or Microsoft Bing image search. I personally prefer Yandex as I found that It gives more accurate results

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seanvirgo

7 months ago

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

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seanvirgo

8 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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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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