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KDE4 - Smoother by half-left KDE4 - Smoother by half-left
A nice smooth plasma theme, inspired by a widget mockup [link]

Icons [link]

Wallpapers [link] [link]

Instructions:

Extract the theme to ~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/

Select the theme in System Settings>Workspace Appearance>Desktop Theme>Theme

If the theme doesn't show right for some reason, delete the cache file ~/.kde/cache (machinename)/plasma_theme_smoother.kcache

Important Notes

The theme will not look like the preview in some ways with older KDE versions due to new design options in KDE 4.10, specifically scrollbar thickness(control of this has been added for designers), add widgets panel(tasks don't theme this now, it's done in a different file, which is a good thing). It's nothing major but be aware that some things will look slightly different but nothing should be broken.

Licence: GPL

Compatibility

KDE 4.10 recommended (If you use Kubuntu/Ubuntu 12.10, KDE 4.10 is in backports PPA repo, which I currently use)

Font Details

Aller Sans, 8pt, Sub-pixel RGB, Hinting: slight.

Design Details

Inkscape for widget SVG work, The GIMP 2.8 for preview composition.

Update 1.1 - 16 Feb 2013

- Fixed 1px spacing issue with inputbox.
- Added various system tray icons for KDE4 apps.
- Added credits in the readme to Malcer for using some systemtray icons from the Caledonia plasma theme.
- Added new Steam icon.

Update 1.2 - 21 Feb 2013

- Added new system tray icons for various apps, dropbox, VLC, kalarm, dialog, kgpg, kaffeine.
- Added toolbar-icons in Smoother style.
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:iconarchangegabriel:
ArchangeGabriel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Is that portable to Plasma 5?
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:iconmasolit:
masolit Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
just WOW
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:iconst0nez0r:
st0nez0r Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Yep, wow. Simply the best theme, hands down!
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:iconbellsstar:
Bellsstar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
It's great! Thanks
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:icondarklght:
Darklght Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
What window decorations are you using?
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There is none in that shot, it's just the plasma theme and widgets.
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:iconkexolino:
kexolino Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Great looking theme, well done. I had it in my favorites for some time, but now I'm using it and it's awesome.
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, good to hear. :)
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:iconpad0nak:
pad0nak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
great theme. Thanks
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:iconarthurtaborda:
ArthurTaborda Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
This is just the best Plasma Theme I've ever used. So clean and polished. Thanks for this great work :)
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. :)
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:iconwesbluemarine:
wesbluemarine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Wow! Can you make a tray icon of Clementine for this theme?
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm now making any more icons in that respect otherwise I'd be making them for a long time lol
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Is there no universal method? Creating icons, and change the colours of it? (Or I'm I just a to much PS user? :P)
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No, you have to create icons for each theme or just let it drop back to the default ones.
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:iconwesbluemarine:
wesbluemarine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
:'(
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:iconwesbluemarine:
wesbluemarine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
and transmission-qt and kde logo if you can :p
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll see what I can do.
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:iconwesbluemarine:
wesbluemarine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
:o
:o

Thanks a lot!
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Added the new icons in a silent update, you find them in /Smoother/icons. :)
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:iconwesbluemarine:
wesbluemarine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Thanks a lot! You are the best!I thought you'd made also the KDE logo but it's the same :)
Btw icons don't changes automatically like the others (amarok for ex.), maybe because they aren't kde apps :(
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:iconanhnamcrken231:
anhnamcrken231 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
have Fun
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thanks for the update. :)

Hope you can add a SMB4k icon, or I'm the only one that using this program? :P
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Did a silent update with a smb4k icon, hope you like it. :)
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Hi half-left,

Thanks for your time! :D

I have tried it, but the (new) icon isn't shown. Also their is no smb4k.svgz in the icons-folder (if that's the correct path).
Tried cleaning the cache/reboot.

Thanks again for your help. :)
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The icons won't show probably because of the names, I've noticed non KDE apps don't show so you need to find the their tray icons. DeviantArt didn't update the file, buggy site.
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Ok, that explains a lot. :)

It is working now and the icon looks nice. :D

Thanks again for your work!
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think you are, lol
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:iconmiksedk:
miksedk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What menu are you using here? I'm on Daily live Kubuntu so 13.04 AWS
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's the Lancelot menu.
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:iconmiksedk:
miksedk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :-) didn't know it was in the repo, 4.10.0 under 13.04
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:iconshippd:
ShippD Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
cooooooooooooool
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:icontobaj:
tobaj Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
thanks for the updates! :D
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem. :)
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:iconerkasoft:
erkasoft Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I like it ! That's my style :)
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Would you like if you have the time at system trays for Dropbox, VLC and Smb4K? (if possible) :)
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll see what I can do.
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks! :D
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
*at = add
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:iconzhenhua520:
zhenhua520 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
finally.nice work
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:iconswarfega:
swarfega Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice. Could you do a slightly transparent version like Oxygen theme?
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. No, I don't really want to make a translucent version, though if you know how to use a SVG editor it can be done yourself.
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Could you help us by pointing to a good SVG-editor? I have the same question. :P
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I use Inkscape. Just open the SVGz files and make each element transparent using the opacity.
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
No experience yet with SVG-images, going to try with Inkscape.

Also thanks for the update! :)
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:iconcazatormenta:
Cazatormenta Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome theme!
It makes me want to use KDE again!
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:iconlgsalvati:
lgsalvati Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Calm,peaceful,Perfect!
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. :)
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Maybe a stupid question.. but how did you change the launcher? It looks really nice that way.. :P
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:iconbeta992:
beta992 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Nevermind.. not installed on my Arch Linux install: kdeplasma-addons-applets-lancelot
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