Classik Original

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/paulmcauley/Classik-Aurorae

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Classik theme for Aurorae. Designed to have icons like the default classic KDE1 icons (Motif/CDE-like), yet refreshed with Breeze-like style. I believe these titlebar icons are more visually descriptive than the Breeze titlebar icons.

- Classik is designed to complement the Breeze Twilight global theme with the original Breeze colour scheme (albeit with the Breeze colour scheme modified to have a darker #31363b active titlebar).
- Classik-Light is designed to complement the Breeze Light colour scheme.
- Classik-Dark is designed to complement the Breeze Dark colour scheme.

Hover colours are inherited from Plasma system colours.

NB: this Window Decoration will display differently on LoDPI and HiDPI screens -- the defaults were selected to try and compromise between both. On my 250% scaled HiDPI screen I find the titlebar a bit large so I edit ~/.local/share/aurorae/themes/Classik/Classikrc and decrease the defaults (15) to the following values or smaller:
PaddingTop=14
PaddingBottom=14
PaddingLeft=14
PaddingRight=14

If you have a LoDPI 100% scaled screen, or a 200% scaled screen, you will get a strange translucent border and may find the titlebar too small (or even corrupted) so may wish increase these values instead to 16-18 (18 stops all corruption with no borders set).

The border size can then be adjusted accordingly in the Window Decorations settings dialogue. In order to get the Light or Dark themes to integrate with the "tools area" you need to set borders to "no borders".

For a similar window decoration see "Kite".

A binary version of this window decoration is also available at: https://github.com/paulmcauley/classikstyles. This has better performance, inherits system titlebar colours properly and has an Application Style as well as a Window Decoration so that icons in dockable panels match the titlebar icons.

Matching icon theme: https://www.pling.com/p/1502875/
Last changelog:

20210301 1 month ago

- Shadows now are different for active and inactive windows for better contrast.
- Dark theme now has subtle highlights instead of shadows again

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chantalfevre

1 month ago

10 10 the best

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sombragris

2 months ago

10 This is a very good theme but I don't think this is even remotely similar to KDE1.

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matthewsheffield

9 months ago

This is a great accessible decoration that differentiates the active window very nicely. Where is the color for the titlebar and border set though?

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paulmcauley

27 days ago

There is now a binary version of Classik/Kite available at https://github.com/paulmcauley/classikstyles . This properly inherits the system titlebar colours.

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paulmcauley

2 months ago

Thank you for your comments.

Plasma does not currently allow Aurorae themes to use the system colour scheme for the titlebar and border. I have requested that they allow this in the future.

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paulmcauley

1 month ago

I filed the following bug to try and get this feature in Plasma: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=432881

In the meantime you can manually edit the ~/.local/share/aurorae/themes/Classik/decoration.svg file with a text editor. To change the active window titlebar colour search and replace "#31363b" with the colour of your choice. To change the inactive window titlebar colour search and replace "#eff0f1" with the colour of your choice.

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20210301 1 month ago

- Shadows now are different for active and inactive windows for better contrast.
- Dark theme now has subtle highlights instead of shadows again

20210228 1 month ago

Revert dark theme to use shadows instead of highlights

20210227 1 month ago

- Improved shadows. This should greatly improve window contrast for the Light theme in particular.

20210226 1 month ago

Many icon tweaks for LoDPI rendering on Plasma 5.21

20210224 1 month ago

Update Light theme's titlebar colour to match the Breeze Light colour scheme's "Tools Area"

20210222 1 month ago

- New light theme and dark theme
- Minor fix to shade icon for LoDPI

20210219 1 month ago

Improved contrast for selected items on inactive window.

20210218 1 month ago

Improved contrast for selected items.

20210216 1 month ago

Tweaked icons for LoDPI screens

20210215 1 month ago

- Optimized SVGs
- Fixed small glitch in top-left
- Tweaked borders for a balance between HiDPI and LoDPI screens
- Tweaked Keep above icon for LoDPI screens
- Increased button spacing slightly

20210213 1 month ago

-Slightly darker black titlebar colour to match Breeze-Twilight panel colour
-Small tweak to hover colours
-Slightly thinner titlebar

20210212 2 months ago

Tweaked icon alignment and optimised SVG

SVG instead of SVGZ for compatibility with GTK CSD apps

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product-maker chantalfevre Feb 21 2021 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker sombragris Feb 10 2021 10 the best
This is a very good theme but I don't think this is even remotely similar to KDE1.
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Aurorae

Aurorae is used by Kwin to provide customized Window Decorations for KDE Plasma.
Read more about Aurorae Window Decorations here:

https://techbase.kde.org/User:Mgraesslin/Aurorae