I just find the windows / colors ugly. Blah grays. Back a few versions, there was “Ozone” which looked nice and crisp, professional. But it was dropped and the windows seem to simulate Microsoft windows and all this transparency stuff.
I’m afraid I don’t even know what to ask other than how to make it better. I probably need to learn something about the concepts here, but don’t know where to look. It’s odd and doesn’t make sense to me. I’m guessing there’s something about general styles, and then something about individual colors.
There’s Workspace themes, Look and Feel, Desktop Theme, Cursor Theme. There’s colors. There’s Application style, Widget style, Window Decorations, Gnome Application style. There used to be many more options in previous versions which only added to the confusion.
I’ve tried Get new Themes and Get New Decorations. It changes some things, but not sure which is what I want. It’s hard to see the little tiny brief preview, guess it might be useful, install it and then find it’s just more blah, or something really horrible.
My main complaint for now is the title background color and the window edges. It’s sometimes hard to see the title bar to drag it and where the window edges are to enlarge them. I thought that was the usefulness of windows and making it heard to see where the edges are doesn’t seem to fit it. And sometimes the windows blink when enlarging, or on dropdown selections (maybe a different issue than theme selection).
I’m happy enough if I could change color codes in a configuration file. But when I look in ~/.local/share/plasma (not sure if “Plasma” is what I want), there are theme names that don’t match what my systems settings names are. There’s also share/aurorae, but I see that nowhere in the system settings. I’ve read some (aurorae?) are better for KDE than others in compatibility mode.
Right now, I see highlighted openSUSE look and feel, Oxygen desktop theme, Fusion (where’d that come from and why no get more widget styles?) widget style, and air-oxygen window decorations. I’m using KDE, not Gnome, so does GTK themes have any use?
So I need some direction here. Preferably including a quick fix for titlebar color for now.