I really want a new theme on my Opensuse 12.2, but i am new to Kde. I have tried to do something myself through application appearances and work space appearances, bit was confusing with all the options. Instead i went to Kdelook and downloaded a couple of Kde 4 themes. But they are tar.gz files and i don’t know what to do with them. One of the files i unpacket but i could only change the colours, because the other options cannot import files.
I would be very appreciative if someone could help me with either
installing theme from kdelook
or point me to somewhere you can get new themes for opensuse
In desktop themes there really aren’t that many options, and half of the thing i try to download never show up. The help button dosent really do anything, except tell me who the authors are. Is there really no way to get new unified themes i can install on Kde?
I’m sorry to hear this.
email@example.com gave good accurate instructions.
What you have found is a bug, i am also experiencing this bug. The theme should have turned up with the other themes but doesn’t. I actually experienced this in 12.1 and thought it would have been fixed in 12.2.
Here is the way i normally install themes simply because it makes easier to share themes through the multiple distros i have.
go to kdelooks and get the tar.xz file of a desired theme, (you said you’d already done that.) take to a random directory where it will be easy to manage and unpack it. You will get one folder with many contents inside. copy or cut this folder to the following directory.
Then go back to the kde setting where you select different themes and it will be in there.
You might want to have a good look around systemsettings, (configure desktop) because there’s a lot you can do there, and it will make your kde experience much more enjoyable once you learn what every part is for.
On 09/08/2012 04:16 AM, knightron wrote:
> What you have found is a bug, i am also experiencing this bug. The
> theme should have turned up with the other themes but doesn’t. I
> actually experienced this in 12.1 and thought it would have been fixed
> in 12.2.
did you actually log a bug in bugzilla?
what is its number?
On 09/08/2012 11:16 AM, rogoshin wrote:
> Well i have now tried moving four different themes and none of them show
> up. I am beginning to think Kde is not for me.
well…you are sure free to do as you wish, but for me i don’t spend
so much time changing the way things look…i am much more interested in
doing things, listening to music, contacting folks i know, etc etc
etc…in the end it really matter very little how “pretty” is the
thing i use to do what i wanna do…
as long as it is never infested with bugs, key loggers, or won’t run
because it crashes all the time–then i VERY happy with the way it looks
right out of the box (my box is KDE4 with BII and Air for Netbooks)
> This forum is also strange, it takes forever to load, and often i have
> to click everything twice or even three times.
yep! the forum software has been a problem for over a year…but, the
good news is “they” are working on it!!
i see you joined us just a few days ago, from ubundu…my best advice
would be to spend a little less time turning the knobs and switches that
affect the colors, flashes and pretty stuff and get to know openSUSE a
little better…take your time learning how to ‘do’ tar.gz etc etc etc…
I have been using Gnu/Linux for just over a year now. prier to now, i’ve been just using a distro, and participating in forums. Only within the past month have i begun reporting bugs for different distros. I did not report that bug back then.
… I’m not calling you a liar, but maybe you’ve made a mistake. Post a picture showing Dolphin (the file manager) with the themes where i told you to put them, because i don’t believe they’re not working after following my instructions.
I am afraid you made a fundamental mistake when asking for help. You just complained, but omitted to provide any basic information about your problem. E.g. What OS version? Which KDE version? What themes did you try to install?
A number of people come here who would be willing to give you a hint, but are not willing/do not have time to waste engaging in a converstion just trying to determine if their experience matches your problem.
FWIW there was a directory permissions problem that frustrated the “one-click” download and install via System Settings. This has been fixed for a while, and certainly an up-to-date system (e.g. openSuSE-12.2, KDE-4.9.1) works well installing third party themes. Also be aware that all themes are not compatible with all KDE/Plasma versions.
Well the reason i am going back is because my previous system worked and i had control over the general UI.The reason i changed in the first place, was that i heard that Kde was easier and better than Unity, so i wanted to try it. I have read the page you linked to, and i already did a search on google.
Good work. So none of them themes are showing up in the selection when you open systemsettings>workspace appearance>desktop theme’. There is a scroll bar there that i’ve observed sometimes get hidden, have you tried scrolling down?
First: take a look at this page here, and you’ll see that AnewStar-KDE is not a true KDE plasma theme.
Second: these themes are supposed to work on KDE 4.0, which was the first KDE 4 release, lots have changed since then.
If a true KDE plasma theme is concerned, you can open the download with an archiver program, and extract it to ~/.kde4/share/apps/desktoptheme. You should see it in Systemsettings as well after doing so.
Ok so 4.0 is not right them, i was told in the last post it was. What themes am i suppose to use then, and where can i find them. Because i have been searching four days straight and i cant find anything other than kdelook.
Anewstar is one of the themes what about the other, i suppose they are not true kde themes? So far i have tried 8 different themes and none shoved up in the system settings.