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  • At least 1-2 preinstalled dark themes for Qt Widgets
  • Install path for the user to add more QT widget themes.
  • Fix icons in System Tray
  • Change close icon to circle with inner X
  • Add color to close button
  • Poll users on Welcome "wish list" to help with T79
  • Welcome center mockup Done by Nov 8th T79
  • Wallpaper selection per T60
  • More modern screensavers T61
  • Slideshow (during installation) that changes size with window size and allows for language translations.
  • Color management support.
    • The GUI doesn't need to be added to the iso by default. Colord is what I've used to manage installed and created ICC profiles for monitors, and there is integration for KDE Plasma. If the user adds Colord, I'd like it to show up in settings for the user to be able to make adjustments and set ICC profiles.

  • Graphics tables configuration GUI
    • Like color management, it doesn't need to be in the iso. However, it would be nice to have it integrate with settings if the user installed it. Kubuntu is still testing the module. It is available in Neon.

  • Get mock up done for Lubuntu-devel list done by Oct 31st T72
  • Themeing for the desktop runner. (this seems to get better with other themes)

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TheWendyPower renamed this task from UX To-Do/Wish List to To-Do/Wish List .Oct 23 2018, 7:48 AM
TheWendyPower updated the task description. (Show Details)

What about the change of the window close button? close encircled and colors?

On dark theme issue, I had a serendipity when installed kwin for testing. Some kde config files remain in my pc when I purged kwin, and those config files made my breeze theme look dark. Maybe we could benefit from that.

@hmollercl I'm still building this list out. Working on editing it again as I respond to you.

That may be able to help us. I would like to keep the light version of Breeze available too. On the note of dark themes, we have the gtk stuff set to dark. To make it consistent through the applications should we have the qt set to dark as well?

TheWendyPower triaged this task as Normal priority.

@TheWendyPower we have GTK set as Arc-Darker (names don't really reflect what they do, darker is not darker than dark :) ) which means dark titlebar light window. Arc- Dark is everything Dark, Arc is everything light. As far as I understand, in our case the titlebar is managed by openbox.

The dark breeze is only a config things, not sure where how but I deleted some files and it become light again. I tried to replicate the behaivour reinstalling kwin but, since my current installation has hada a lot of installation/deletion, it didn't work. I will try it again with a clean install and let you know what I find out.

My Inkscape was dark, maybe that was a change made by me. I'm back on my Neon install right now, as everything is dark themed.

I can't seem to find where the qt widget themes are installed. Where did you find them?

I think they are here /usr/share/QtCurve

yes our titlebars arae managed by openbox.

ok, could replicate Dark Breeze. Apparently all is stored in a file in ~/.config/kdeglobals which content you can see in https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/CxtPMsW9z9/ please someone in a more clean enviroment could create that file and see what happens?

That is great @hmollercl. A step in the right direction.

It worked for me too @hmollercl, it has just made my search look a bit funky. I can live with that for now, while we figure out how to make it an option in Qt widget themes. Unfortunately, it won't let me upload a screenshot.

I dropped a theme in /usr/share/QtCurve yesterday and got nothing. They are stored somewhere else.

hmollercl added a comment.EditedOct 25 2018, 11:05 AM

Regarding the dark icons (that don't show well in taskbar) there is flag in lxqt.conf that toogles following color schemes (icon_follow_color_scheme=true) this only changes some of the icons colors, not sure where we can configure which are affected.
In GUI on hover says "KDE color extension for icons theme. XDG->FollowsColorSchemes"

https://github.com/lxqt/lxqt-config/blob/master/lxqt-config-appearance/iconthemeconfig.cpp#L132

I still don't know why ~.config/kdeglobals change the color scheme of breeze, but I could strip the file to the attached.

@hmollercl It has to be something in the Lubuntu file. As I have played with other LXQt themes this issue goes away. Using a different icon pack also fixes the issue. @tsimonq2's suggestion to add qt5-style-plugin-gtk2 was very good. one. I now have a dark theme using what is set for the GTK2 theme. Overall, this would give us a lot of theme options for the users.

A note about color management. I was able to get my main screen calibrated with DisplayCAL. I have Coord installed but no graphical UI to work on it with. Using the terminal side of it I do have the color profile for that main monitor set to that customizes icc file. While it is doable, it would be a pain in the bum to do all 4 of my monitors that way.

hmollercl added a comment.EditedOct 25 2018, 5:12 PM

Dark icons:
after a lot of testing (modifying icon svg, try to understand iconthemeconfig.cpp) I haven't completely undertsand the behaivour but:

  • Papirus status icons (the ones used in statusnotifier) are mostly monochrome. Given that, most papirus icons are either dark or light.
  • Monochrome icons are also used for applications like pcfman-qt (new tab, back, forward, up, refresh)
  • This icons can be changed to match theme going either dark or light apparently you can't mixed them (with the exception of nm-tray, don't know why).
  • Currently we have a mixture of dark taskbar, light window. So, if we put dark icons, they can be seen in pcmanfm but can not in the taskbar. If we use light icons we can see them in taskbar but not in pcfman-qt.

Easy solutions:
1.- Go full dark or full light (windows and taskbar should be the same)
2.- Change icon theme for one that has colored icons (like numix-circle)

I believe that the kdegloblas thing is something defined in the breeze theme. I have the gtk2 theme matcher installed (I believe kwin might have installed it) I used a it couple of times, will look at it too.

@hmollercl It has to be something in the Lubuntu file. As I have played with other LXQt themes this issue goes away. Using a different icon pack also fixes the issue. @tsimonq2's suggestion to add qt5-style-plugin-gtk2 was very good. one. I now have a dark theme using what is set for the GTK2 theme. Overall, this would give us a lot of theme options for the users.

A note about color management. I was able to get my main screen calibrated with DisplayCAL. I have Coord installed but no graphical UI to work on it with. Using the terminal side of it I do have the color profile for that main monitor set to that customizes icc file. While it is doable, it would be a pain in the bum to do all 4 of my monitors that way.

Yes, I agree. Going all dark or all light will make the themeing far more consistent with less room for potential issues.

Dark icons:
after a lot of testing (modifying icon svg, try to understand iconthemeconfig.cpp) I haven't completely undertsand the behaivour but:

  • Papirus status icons (the ones used in statusnotifier) are mostly monochrome. Given that, most papirus icons are either dark or light.
  • Monochrome icons are also used for applications like pcfman-qt (new tab, back, forward, up, refresh)
  • This icons can be changed to match theme going either dark or light apparently you can't mixed them (with the exception of nm-tray, don't know why).
  • Currently we have a mixture of dark taskbar, light window. So, if we put dark icons, they can be seen in pcmanfm but can not in the taskbar. If we use light icons we can see them in taskbar but not in pcfman-qt.

    Easy solutions: 1.- Go full dark or full light (windows and taskbar should be the same) 2.- Change icon theme for one that has colored icons (like numix-circle)

I see you planned on getting a prototype or something similar done for the lubuntu-devel list HTML, is that still on track for tomorrow?

(I'm just generally organizing tasks and I just wanted to check in.)

hmollercl added a comment.EditedNov 19 2018, 6:30 AM

on the dark icons issue, there 3 posibilities:

ShortnamePanel (taskbar)WindowsIcons
DarkDark (actual)DarkPapirus Dark
LightLightLight (actual)Papirus Light
IconChangeDark (actual)Light (actual)not Papirus

Thoughts:
On Dark:
I really like full dark (Shorname Dark), but to be consistent we would need to set gtk to Arc-Dark. That would give us problem with LibreOffice, because:

  • icons would be needed to change to Breeze Dark, and that cannot be made by default, other wise it will be dark over dark.
  • the "canvas" of the apps (calc, writer etc...) are dark with white letters or cell lines. I believethat will have a lot of complain.

Maybe we could leave that inconsistency.

On Light:
You could easily try that kind of combination changing in aspect:

  • as LXQt theme KDE-plasma
  • icons Papirus-Light.

On icon change:
We could modify papirus icons to have another color border (but that's a lot of work) or we could use another theme, numix-circle for example.