deKorator

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles

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Description:

deKorator is a themable window decorator for KDE SC 4.x.

You can find over 160 deKorator themes here: http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=21. Additionally, many KDE 3.2+ theme packages include deKorator themes.

The Copyright holder is the original author (Moty Rahamim), I ported it to KDE4, as is allowed per GPL 2+ license. For his KDE3 version, see http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/deKorator?content=31447.

Please use the "Report Bug" help menu item to report bugs and wishes for future versions.

Notes:

* To install a theme, the file must be named "NAME-theme.tar.gz" and contain "deco", "buttons", and "masks" directories inside the "NAME-theme" directory. deKorator 0.5 no longer offers a "Paths" tab to set theme paths individually. If a theme does not install, please report this to the author of the theme..

* I do no longer provide binary packages, most distributions already ship deKorator. Ask them to update.

* To install from source, you need cmake, kdebase-workspace-dev, and libqimageblitz-dev (or similary named). Additionally, you must have the KDE 4 binaries in your path. Use

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/kde4/bin/
cd dekorator-0.5.1
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
make
sudo make install


* deKorator is developed in KDE's git repository, see https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/artwork/dekorator

* First screenshot:

- Window decoration: Azenis
- Widget style: Oxygen
- Color scheme: Obsidian coast
- Wallpaper: Air (KDE 4.2)

* Second screenshot:

- Window decoration: Aero-Glass
- Widget style: QtCurve
- Color scheme: modified to give the impression of transparence :)
- Wallpaper: Fields of Peace

* Third screenshot:

- Window decoration: Meno
- Window buttons: Clearlook
- Widget style: Plastique
- Panel theme: Atelier
- Wallpaper: Stonewall2 Pattern
Last changelog:

10 years ago

See visual ChangeLog at http://kdepepo.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/improved-window-themes-with-dekorator-0-5/

0.5.1:
* added support for separate "inactive" images
* removed "hand" cursor over buttons
* fixed resize region with small borders
* fixed possible crash in "No Border" mode
* fixed images cropped instead of scaled
* fixed shaded windows with masks
* fixed "StickyDownPress" image used instead of "StickyPress"
* fixed partial transparency on button backgrounds
* improved detection of manually installed themes

0.5.0:
* added KNewStuff support
* added option to hide frame on maximized windows
* added previews in theme list
* simplified theme handling

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skulptor

11 years ago

Hi, regarding tile sizes, it is the best to make them as small as possible. If performance is better with larger sizes, deKorator can pre-tile the images to its pixmap caches, but it cannot do the reverse.
Looking forward to your theme :)

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Ace2016

11 years ago

Very strange, the preview is correct but the window is wrong

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/7149/windowborder37.png

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Ace2016

11 years ago

Its fine now, i switched to crystal and back and the sizes are fine:

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9761/windowborder38.png

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Ace2016

11 years ago

Using no border with dekorator causes kwin to crash, it works worked fine with crystal.

Alt+f3 > Advanced > No Border = kwin crash

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Ace2016

11 years ago

I'm just wondering, is it intended that packages need to be extracted to a folder named Name-theme? and then it shows up as Name-theme in the config dialogue, Most themes don't extract as name-theme so even though the install seems to go fine the theme doesn't show up

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skulptor

11 years ago

Yes, it was the intention of the original author. All sample themes he provides follow that pattern.

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MrZammler

11 years ago

Hi!

Thanks for this, although I didn't use it before, I'd like to try it on KDE4 since there are few native window decorations atm.

Anyway, I've installed it and it appears on system settings, but I can't for the life of me install any themes. Where should they go? Tried .kde4/... and even in .kde (my 3.5 home path), but no theme appears in the list.

Any tips? Thanks!

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skulptor

11 years ago

If theme detection does not work with a theme, you can install it manually:

1. Unpack theme to a permanent location (standard is .kde/share/apps/deKorator/themes/)
2. Go to "Paths" page in deKorator configuration
3. Pick "deco", "buttons", and "masks" directories from unpacked theme
4. Hit Apply

I will improve theme installation in a future version.

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MrZammler

11 years ago

Cool, that worked, thanks!

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dictionary

11 years ago

Hi there,

First, I love the Sculpture theme, one of the very first and best theme for my native KDE 4.

Second, I really appreciate you giving out the rpm package as I primarily use Fedora and even though I am comfortable in compiling and things, I would still prefer a pre-built binary for reasons of my own.

Thanks. Please do provide the same in future too.

I will get back after some testing. Cheers.

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falzueta

11 years ago

Skulptor you are the "Port Master"! Can you port the "Blended" KDE 3.2 decoration to KDE 4, that would be great!
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Blended?content=32613

Thank you!

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skulptor

11 years ago

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Blended+for+deKorator?content=31771

Looks like a deKorator 0.1 theme, so you need the porting script to convert it, the script is in the deKorator source archive.

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falzueta

11 years ago

thank you, i'll give it a try and i'll tell you!

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josvanr

11 years ago

hi

thanx for writing deKorator! I'm trying to make an mwm/cde style window decoration. I want to have the buttons and title bar colorized in the current color scheme's colors. It seems to work fine for the title bar, window borders and button background, but the buttons themselves dont seem to colorize. 1) when I disable 'colorize buttons' the buttons appear in the color of the png file, as they should 2) when I enable 'colorize buttons' the buttons appear grey, independent of the color scheme i pick. So they don't seem to colorize, but appear in a single grey color... helpppp....

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skulptor

10 years ago

If you want your buttons always in the same color as the title background, simply make them transparent.

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skulptor

11 years ago

Hi Jos, you should know that I did not write deKorator, only ported it to KDE 4, but I agree that theme selection and colorization options are not really intuitive. Maybe ask in a forum, it should work the same as the KDE 3 version.

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chichovoto

11 years ago

Hi,i've created .DEB package for Kubuntu 8.10 i386,you can download it here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=7c431e8202888d95d2db6fb9a8902bda
If the creator of the apps like he can put it in the download mirrors.

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ufoka

12 years ago

Hy there!

First of all thaank you to working on this port!

But - sorry if I'm noob - it doesn't works for me :S

I recently switched to kde with the hardy release of ubuntu, and now I using intrepid with kde4. Now I compiled your port, it's appeared in the theme list of kwin. I never used deKorator before, so maybe I did something wrong, but I selected it, went to the themes tab in deKorator configuration, installed a theme, selected it in the list and pushed the apply button... And my window decorations disappeared... :( I tryed it with three themes so I don't think if the theme is the bad thing... Maybe I am... :S

So please help me! :)

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skulptor

12 years ago

You forgot one step: After selecting the theme from the list, you have to click "Apply Theme Paths". Check the Paths page if all paths for the theme are correctly applied. Only then you can click "Apply".

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falco101

12 years ago

Thanks for this port! It will make my life a heck of a lot easier, not having to port my old themes to KDE4 native deco.

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skulptor

12 years ago

Happy porting :) If you miss any functionality in dekorator/KDE4, just bug me.

Regarding porting Domino themes: I hope to have some legacy domino_*rc settings import in Skulpture, at least for colors and gradients.

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zelegolas

12 years ago

doesn't recognize themes packages on KDE 4.1.2.

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mart0435

12 years ago

Same problem for me. Installation works fine, but themes does not occure in the list

Michael

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skulptor

12 years ago

This works fine here, do you have a writable ~/.kde/share/apps/deKorator/themes directory? Are themes installed to this location? If installing a theme does not work (maybe because it has non-conforming format), you can extract it and set theme paths manually. I have seen some themes on this site that need such manual installation.

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motyR

12 years ago

you have put a smile on my face,

cheers

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10 years ago

See visual ChangeLog at http://kdepepo.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/improved-window-themes-with-dekorator-0-5/

0.5.1:
* added support for separate "inactive" images
* removed "hand" cursor over buttons
* fixed resize region with small borders
* fixed possible crash in "No Border" mode
* fixed images cropped instead of scaled
* fixed shaded windows with masks
* fixed "StickyDownPress" image used instead of "StickyPress"
* fixed partial transparency on button backgrounds
* improved detection of manually installed themes

0.5.0:
* added KNewStuff support
* added option to hide frame on maximized windows
* added previews in theme list
* simplified theme handling

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