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Marco Martin Turin, Italy
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KDE 3.x Splash Screens
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KDE 3.5 Themes 395 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Feb 17 2009
uhm, strange: both the surfaces rendering code and the code thar renders the button contours computes the colors based on the contrast value, what graphic element is not affected by the contrast value? - Mar 11 2006
wow, so pink :-P
yes, maybe i will render configurable also the style of the titlebar and titlebar buttons, like the widget buttons. - Mar 07 2006
yes, i noticed that some changes are applied immediately and some other not, i still not had discovered why - Mar 06 2006
check in apperance->colors control center module how much contrast is set - Mar 06 2006
see the "Re: Re: Re: freebsd prob" problem: i will apply that patch in the next release. - Mar 02 2006
yeah, not bad, there are definitely some interesting things in Lipstik, like also the scrollbar style that i previously tried to do it without success... - Mar 01 2006
I will try to respond to the last few posts.
I have in mind some changes.
First, a more advanced configuration options, this will require rewriting the configuration dialog making use of qt designer.
After that, things like menubar/toolbar emphasis, highlighed menu items and other things will be configurable (i hope i will be able to mantain the usability of the configuration dialog at a decent level).
And of course taking care of some graphical oddities (like the black border on the active tab and some other ugly things).

Unfortunately at the moment (and probably the next few months/year) i will have very little spare time for various reasons, so the developement will slow down a little bit, but it's not dead, i promise :-) - Jan 26 2006
the black border says you that the tabbar is selected, so if you press the left/right arrow key it will change the active tab.
i am not sure if removing it would be a good thing, maybe it has only an incorrect size... - Jan 26 2006
did it :-) - Jan 16 2006
did it :-)
now it's configurable (the "use shadowed text" checkbox) - Jan 12 2006
uhm, i don't like the dark blue menubar that much, maybe i will try with a light, not colored glass effect - Jan 08 2006
did it :-) - Dec 02 2005
the banel background belongs to the Baghira theme - Nov 24 2005
DOH! i didn't know :-/
Ok, let's find a new name,
what about Polyester? :-) - Oct 21 2005
be patient,
there will be! - Oct 10 2005
>I noticed lots of...

oh, thanks, i will see what i can do to resolve this

>great style/deco

thanks :-)

>I like the look and the way the source is arranged and commented, very nice

iou should redirect the praise to the original authors, after all polymer is born as an hack of existing styles :-)

>something I like from keramik is the round/square shapes for desktop/window action buttons

uhm, not totally sure liking it, maybe i will do some attempts to see how it looks like...
- Oct 08 2005
uhm, strange, it should be present both in kstyle config and windeco config.
two reasons that come in my mind:
-maybe breezy has kde3.5 beta and the themes have some incompatibility? (very strange)
-did you install it with the right prefix? (afaict kubuntu have kde installed in /usr) maybe configure fails to autodetect where kde is installed and so installs in the wrong place. try to add an explicit --prefix=/usr
if the reason is none of both itruly can't imagine what could be... - Sep 26 2005
ok, thanks, i wikk correct the link.

for the build error i think something messed up with build system.
Try to run before configure "make -f Makefile.cvs" - Aug 31 2005
uhm, strange.
what version of kde/gcc you are using? - Aug 22 2005

Icon Sub-Sets 48 comments

by mart
Score 41.4%
Jun 03 2006
i like
or maybe i will change the text file icon (if i will find time to continue to work on it) - Mar 09 2006
oh, sh**!
Now should be fixed.
Uploading with dial up is a Big Pain(tm) :-) - Jun 18 2005

System Software 28 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 27 2005
i've played a little bit around it (in the attempt to make it an automounter) it still has some rough edges, but the changes are on - Jul 13 2005
Congrats, nice app :-)
I noticed kay can become a full featured automounter with very few lines of code.

It's sufficient adding also mimetypes for unmounted devices in actionhook.cpp line 317, and if the kded "kded media manager" is on (default in kde 3.4) it will mount the devices when accessed :-) - Jun 28 2005
options kcm crashes if the directory ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus does not exists (creating it fixes the issues) - Jun 28 2005
konqueror quickfilter

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 24 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Apr 06 2005
Afaik it was a wishlist request( implemented by Martin Koller few days before the RC2 come out, too late for a mayor ui change. - Apr 06 2005
aehm, i forgotten to mention it depends from kdeaddons :-) - Apr 06 2005
crystal xcursors

Cursors 125 comments

by mart
Score 76.7%
Sep 15 2005
oops, sorry, now it's fixed :-) - Mar 12 2005
ok, i will try to fix them in this way - Dec 08 2004
this is in the root dir of the theme, but the results aren't that good...
btw for now i don't have enough time to augment even more the complexity, since the build system is a little hell :-) - Oct 17 2004
looks good.
thanks, i will include it. - Mar 28 2004
you're right, h_double_arrow is wrong,
maybe i will release a fixed version tomorrow. - Dec 13 2003
Do you logged in as the same user that you used for installing? the theme is installed in the users's home.
if you want the cursors installed for all users you must copy the the crystal and default folders stored in the folder ~/.icons in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons - Oct 14 2003
Many people has reported the same problem: it seems it's a problem with the old versions of gnu make. maybe i will try to adapt the makefile in some future versions. - Sep 14 2003
unfortunately the colored cursors support was added only in xfree 4.3, so it is necessary at least that version (also xcursorgen is a part of xfree 4.3) - Aug 31 2003
I fear it's a Konqueror/qt problem (see and kde looks for cursors with strange hash values as the name, but, some cursors i never found what's their real name ( for example almost on my system the DnD cursors in konqueror never worked), and i didn't found so hepful neither the output of a strace of a whole kde session(only the hash values that I knew already where present), but some cursors still refuses to change.
But maybe a future version of qt will resolve it. - Aug 04 2003
Maybe I understood the problem...
At the moment the install script installs the cursors in the user's home, and when you have installed it as root you have placed the theme in /root/.icons/crystal, so you see the theme only in the applicatios that runs as root.
At the moment you must do the install scipt for every user, or if you want a system-wide configuration you must place the cursors in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons (almost in a Mandrake/redHat distribution) - Aug 04 2003
uhm i don't know...
Maybe it's true that there is a little "incongruence" between the xkill, hand and the others, but i fear it will become some way "monotone".
If we look at the crystal icon theme evolution it started with an heavy blue dominance, and with the time it has become more various.
Does anybody have an opinion about it? - Aug 04 2003
Now i plan to publish a new version next week or so, then I don't know yet if i will continue it or not.
But of course everyone wants to modify/improve the theme is welcome :-) - Aug 01 2003
uhm... look what you have in the directory ~/.icons and if you have found a crystalcursors subdirectory, try to delete it and then redo the install procedure, that should work. - Jul 25 2003
Too Much Green

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 28 2005
absolutely fantastic, i LOVE green :-P - Feb 28 2005
another kpdf icon #2

Various Artwork 2 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Oct 02 2004
the first icon was designed to have astroing similarity with the acrobat logo. this one have a simple k.
I prefer the first version too, but i wasn't sure if the similarity with the acrobat logo was too much. - Oct 03 2004
session buttons

Icon Sub-Sets 7 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Feb 17 2005
you can replace $KDEDIR/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/actions/launch.png with new_session.png, but the icons would be used also for other things. - Sep 30 2004
another kpdf icon

Various Artwork 12 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Sep 13 2004
oooops :-) - Sep 13 2004
konqueror speedbar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 11 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Aug 06 2004
i had the same probem: it seems it displays the icons only when the file selection dialog sidebar was customized in some way - Aug 08 2004
in order to activate the sidebar you can copy $KDEDIR/share/apps/konqsidebartng/entries in
where $KDEDIR is where you installed kde, e.g /usr - Nov 16 2003
Score 50.0%
Dec 15 2004
this is a feature i really missed from konq.
I hope this plugin will be added in the official kde distribution.
Great work! - Jan 25 2004
Berlusconi-government KDE splash screen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 19 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 06 2004
But I'd scream with horror if somebody would start to say that kde has some political tendecies :) - Aug 04 2003
assolutamente delizioso :-) - Aug 04 2003
Crystal GT

Full Icon Themes 385 comments

Score 82.4%
Jun 15 2007
oh, thanks, it's m4rt - Jun 08 2003
Score 81.5%
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Aurorae Themes
by megabigbug

Score 75.5%
9   Dec 17 2010

Aurorae Themes
by Strahlex

Score 81.7%
9   Dec 17 2010
Score 81.0%
9   Dec 17 2010