Kite Original

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Kite is an Aurorae theme which is a branch of the KDE1-inspired Classik theme, except with an Oxygen/Breeze-style diamond/kite-shaped restore button which fits in with the Breeze Application Style. A kite floats in the breeze and also makes your windows float! IMO, the restore button is not as visually descriptive/intuitive as that in Classik, but this is compensated for by being more aesthetically appealing and fits in well with Plasma's style and branding.

- Kite 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).
- Kite-Light is designed to complement the Breeze Light colour scheme.
- Kite-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/Kite/Kiterc and decrease the defaults (15) to the following values or smaller:

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".

A binary version of this window decoration is available at: (select Kite from the Button icon style drop-down in the window decoration settings). 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:
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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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"

20210223 1 month ago

Rebranded from Ozone to Kite.

20210222 1 month ago

- New Light theme and Dark theme!
- Minor fix to shade icon for LoDPI

20210219 1 month ago

- Rebranded from Classik-Neu to Ozone
- Improved contrast for selected items on inactive window.

20210218 1 month ago

Improved contrast for selected items.

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