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ngraham added a revision to T8552: Polish Open/Save dialogs: D21315: Dolphin-style view modes in the file dialog.
Tue, May 21, 3:25 PM · VDG
ngraham updated the task description for T8552: Polish Open/Save dialogs.
Tue, May 21, 2:44 PM · VDG
ngraham removed a revision from T8552: Polish Open/Save dialogs: D12326: In Short View, display icons on top and increase icon size.
Tue, May 21, 1:22 PM · VDG
ndavis renamed T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes from Use colors from the color scheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes to Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.
Tue, May 21, 4:03 AM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ndavis added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

If you want to test the change, extract this archive so that both desktop themes are placed in ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme.

Tue, May 21, 4:01 AM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ndavis renamed T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes from Use colors from the color scheme for the Task Manager's accent color to Use colors from the color scheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.
Tue, May 21, 4:01 AM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
filipf added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

It would be really cool if we could have some icon that would signalize that a particular desktop theme is color-scheme aware.

Tue, May 21, 12:39 AM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ndavis added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

It seems that it works with Breeze but not Breeze Dark, which stays blue regardless of color scheme. I am on Plasma 5.12 LTS admittedly.

This is because the Breeze Light and Breeze Dark desktop themes come with their own built-in colorschemes. If you want your desktop theme to be the same as your system colorscheme, use Breeze, even if you're using a dark colorscheme.

The reason why there are 2 desktop themes with built-in colors is that a user may want to have something like a dark panel with light applications.

Why does the blue color need to be hardcoded is my question

TBH, I just copied the Breeze Dark colorscheme and pasted it here: https://cgit.kde.org/plasma-framework.git/tree/src/desktoptheme/breeze-dark

Maybe if I removed the color settings for everything except the background and text colors, it would get the rest from the system colorscheme, but I don't know.

From what I can gather that would work!

Tue, May 21, 12:32 AM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze

Yesterday

lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

It seems that it works with Breeze but not Breeze Dark, which stays blue regardless of color scheme. I am on Plasma 5.12 LTS admittedly.

This is because the Breeze Light and Breeze Dark desktop themes come with their own built-in colorschemes. If you want your desktop theme to be the same as your system colorscheme, use Breeze, even if you're using a dark colorscheme.

The reason why there are 2 desktop themes with built-in colors is that a user may want to have something like a dark panel with light applications.

Why does the blue color need to be hardcoded is my question

TBH, I just copied the Breeze Dark colorscheme and pasted it here: https://cgit.kde.org/plasma-framework.git/tree/src/desktoptheme/breeze-dark

Maybe if I removed the color settings for everything except the background and text colors, it would get the rest from the system colorscheme, but I don't know.

Mon, May 20, 11:32 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ndavis added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

It seems that it works with Breeze but not Breeze Dark, which stays blue regardless of color scheme. I am on Plasma 5.12 LTS admittedly.

This is because the Breeze Light and Breeze Dark desktop themes come with their own built-in colorschemes. If you want your desktop theme to be the same as your system colorscheme, use Breeze, even if you're using a dark colorscheme.

The reason why there are 2 desktop themes with built-in colors is that a user may want to have something like a dark panel with light applications.

Why does the blue color need to be hardcoded is my question

Mon, May 20, 11:21 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Is there any reason Breeze Dark couldn't follow the color scheme just as Breeze does? Recreating Breeze Dark along with the accent color changes as a Breeze color scheme is a lot of unnecessary work (that I couldn't figure out after having extensively researched it). There should be a user-friendly way to change the main color used by the themes we ship with Plasma.

There is: just use the "Breeze" Plasma theme, rather than the "Breeze Light" or Breeze Dark" theme. Then it will follow the color scheme. I agree that we need to expose this functionality in a much more user-friendly way.

Mon, May 20, 11:18 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

It seems that it works with Breeze but not Breeze Dark, which stays blue regardless of color scheme. I am on Plasma 5.12 LTS admittedly.

This is because the Breeze Light and Breeze Dark desktop themes come with their own built-in colorschemes. If you want your desktop theme to be the same as your system colorscheme, use Breeze, even if you're using a dark colorscheme.

The reason why there are 2 desktop themes with built-in colors is that a user may want to have something like a dark panel with light applications.

Mon, May 20, 11:09 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Is there any reason Breeze Dark couldn't follow the color scheme just as Breeze does? Recreating Breeze Dark along with the accent color changes as a Breeze color scheme is a lot of unnecessary work (that I couldn't figure out after having extensively researched it). There should be a user-friendly way to change the main color used by the themes we ship with Plasma.

Mon, May 20, 11:06 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham removed a subtask for T10891: Breeze theme evolution: T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.
Mon, May 20, 11:04 PM · VDG, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Is there any reason Breeze Dark couldn't follow the color scheme just as Breeze does? Recreating Breeze Dark along with the accent color changes as a Breeze color scheme is a lot of unnecessary work (that I couldn't figure out after having extensively researched it). There should be a user-friendly way to change the main color used by the themes we ship with Plasma.

Mon, May 20, 11:04 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham removed a parent task for T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes: T10891: Breeze theme evolution.
Mon, May 20, 11:04 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham closed T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes as Resolved.

Sounds like this is one of those "Behaves Correctly" situations, but where we can make it more obvious because it's too complicated. Given that we now have Look And Feel packages, I wonder if we even need to keep around the separate Breeze Light and Breeze Dark Plasma themes anyway. Maybe what might make more sense is to just have a single "Plasma" theme that follows the colors in the color scheme by default, with a semi-hidden advanced option to have differing color schemes between Plasma and Apps.

Mon, May 20, 11:04 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham closed T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes, a subtask of T10891: Breeze theme evolution, as Resolved.
Mon, May 20, 11:04 PM · VDG, Breeze
ndavis added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

It seems that it works with Breeze but not Breeze Dark, which stays blue regardless of color scheme. I am on Plasma 5.12 LTS admittedly.

Mon, May 20, 10:39 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender updated the task description for T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.
Mon, May 20, 10:34 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

It seems that it works with Breeze but not Breeze Dark, which stays blue regardless of color scheme. I am on Plasma 5.12 LTS admittedly.

Mon, May 20, 10:33 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham updated the task description for T8349: Improve Places panel usability and presentation.
Mon, May 20, 9:57 PM · VDG, Dolphin
ngraham added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Hmm, I just tested this out again and it's working as expected in Plasma 5.15.5:

Mon, May 20, 9:25 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

If you change the colour scheme the taskbar among others don't change with it, that's what he OP is about.

Mon, May 20, 9:23 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ndavis added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Never mind, turns out they weren't hardcoded from the start, so opacity was never an issue. @lavender I'm not sure what you're actually requesting now. Are you asking for a utility that will generate colorschemes that are based around a single color?

Mon, May 20, 9:13 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Tangentially related: This article on designing systemic colours explores some of the challenges faced with colour design. Example implementation in JS

Mon, May 20, 8:40 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ndavis added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Actually, the opacity and stylesheets work fine for the drive-multipartition icon. Maybe the stylesheets don't work because of the conflicting opacity and fill-opacity values? Maybe it's opacity in particular that's the problem? drive-multipartition uses fill-opacity.

Mon, May 20, 7:05 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ndavis added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Anyway, +1, we should do this. It should actually be pretty easy since I believe the SVGs already have support for reading data from the color scheme. So maybe all we need to do is wire that up rather than using a hardcoded color.

@ndavis, do you know if this is possible?

Mon, May 20, 6:53 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
andreaska added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.
In T10891#185635, @mglb wrote:

Checkboxes look nice, but they don't match other elements - everything else uses basic shapes, and the check mark on OK button is quite different.

Maybe something like this?

Mon, May 20, 5:52 PM · VDG, Breeze
ngraham added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Looks like folks are excited about this: https://www.reddit.com/r/kde/comments/bqnorv/with_the_right_layout_kde_apps_can_look_really/

Mon, May 20, 5:45 PM · VDG, Breeze
ngraham updated the task description for T8349: Improve Places panel usability and presentation.
Mon, May 20, 5:21 PM · VDG, Dolphin
ngraham added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

I agree that a more user-friendly way to choose the "accent color" would be nice. A simple enough UI for this would be to add a combobox to the top of the colors KCM that maps to the current theme's highlight color and allows that to be quickly changed without editing the theme.

Mon, May 20, 5:16 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

I'm not sure if the taskbar is the only place that is hardcoded, it's the only one I tracked down manually.

Mon, May 20, 5:14 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham renamed T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes from Allow user to change Breeze accent to Use colors from the color scheme for the Task Manager's accent color.
Mon, May 20, 5:00 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham updated subscribers of T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.

Anyway, +1, we should do this. It should actually be pretty easy since I believe the SVGs already have support for reading data from the color scheme. So maybe all we need to do is wire that up rather than using a hardcoded color.

Mon, May 20, 5:00 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
ngraham added a subtask for T10891: Breeze theme evolution: T9460: Consider a more user-friendly SpinBox control.
Mon, May 20, 4:58 PM · VDG, Breeze
ngraham added a parent task for T9460: Consider a more user-friendly SpinBox control: T10891: Breeze theme evolution.
Mon, May 20, 4:58 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines, Kirigami, Breeze, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Can we enlarge the window decorator buttons? In particular, the circle to close a window requires a user a decent amount of precision since it's pretty tiny and doesn't reach the corner. Look at Windows' close button for instance.

Mon, May 20, 4:58 PM · VDG, Breeze
mglb added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Checkboxes look nice, but they don't match other elements - everything else uses basic shapes, and the check mark on OK button is quite different.

Mon, May 20, 4:52 PM · VDG, Breeze
abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Would it be possible in this evolution to explore more streamlined spin boxes? I have always felt, our current version mixes the control with the content and it would probably be cooler to have them look separate. Maybe more like this:

Mon, May 20, 3:01 PM · VDG, Breeze
ognarb updated the diff for D17936: Rewrite the front-end of docs.kde.org.

Update apache config

Mon, May 20, 12:54 PM · Websites, VDG, Documentation
ognarb updated the diff for D17936: Rewrite the front-end of docs.kde.org.

Search should now works (not tested because I'm unable to install xapian-search in Arch Linux)

Mon, May 20, 12:38 PM · Websites, VDG, Documentation
andreask added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

where can I get this nice looking checkboxes in svg?

Mon, May 20, 11:26 AM · VDG, Breeze
lavender added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Note that as a part of thie effort, I do not want to try to round the bottom corners of the windows when No Borders is in use. This idea is too controversial and has the (slight, but real) potential to interfere with applications that put interactive elements in the bottom corners. People who want to accomplish this anyway can use https://github.com/alex47/KDE-Rounded-Corners.

Excuse me, could you elaborate on this? What is controversial about it?

Mon, May 20, 11:05 AM · VDG, Breeze
livingsilver94 added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Can we enlarge the window decorator buttons? In particular, the circle to close a window requires a user a decent amount of precision since it's pretty tiny and doesn't reach the corner. Look at Windows' close button for instance.

Mon, May 20, 10:21 AM · VDG, Breeze
gikari added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.
Mon, May 20, 10:02 AM · VDG, Breeze

Sun, May 19

lavender added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

I added T8755

Sun, May 19, 10:00 PM · VDG, Breeze
lavender added a parent task for T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes: T10891: Breeze theme evolution.
Sun, May 19, 9:59 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze
lavender added a subtask for T10891: Breeze theme evolution: T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes.
Sun, May 19, 9:59 PM · VDG, Breeze
lavender added projects to T8755: Use colors from the system colorscheme for the Task Manager's accent color in Breeze Light/Dark desktop themes: Plasma, VDG.
Sun, May 19, 9:59 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze