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Old 05-30-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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KDE Dolphin - is it possible to make it less ugly?


I've Googled various terms to see if there's any tips out there for making Dolphin pretty but i've so far not come up with anything.

KDE Plasma 5 looks nice. Modern, clean, and different enough without being SO different to warrant closer investigation. But every time i try out KDE i'm instantly struck by just how offensive Dolphin is. It honestly feels like it's from the 90s and doesn't appear to have changed much (visually) for many years (though i'm a noob so probably wrong).

I hear KDE is quite customisable, is Dolphin? I think the lack of visual difference in the folder icons is a factor, and that the folder icons are so dreadfully bland. Blue also sucks as the colour.

There's probably a "customise Dolphin" guide out there that i haven't found. Feel free to point it out to me.

Thanks.


EDIT: I found this, but this would be a rather tedious exercise: https://userbase.kde.org/Dolphin/Cus...Folder_Icon/en. It would be fun applying that to 80 folders containing images to more visually identify them as such.

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Old 05-30-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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Hi, most of the desktop setting may be modified and customised from...

configure your desktop, the icon is a crossed (X) spanner and screwdriver.

configure your desktop - application appearance and configure your desktop - workspace appearance

You maybe able to download other themes and icons,

some are smart and show what is in the folder, like pics, vids, html and text.

iirc, the options are in dolphin - control - general - previews

you could use any other filemanager you wish.

I hope this helps

regards Glenn
 
Old 05-31-2015, 05:50 AM   #3
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http://kde-look.org/content/search.php
Has some themes if you search Dolphin...
 
Old 05-31-2015, 07:06 AM   #4
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Thanks both!

Between those two posts and here: http://kde-look.org/help/index.php?type=22 i think i might be set

How to install a new icon theme
  • Open the KDE-Menu and start the Control Center
  • Click on "Look and Feel" and "Icons"
  • Browse to the location of the new icon theme by clicking the small folder button
  • Click on "Install New Theme" to add the new icons
  • Click "Apply"
  • Have fun! :-)

To experiment, which distro currently comes packaged with KDE Plasma 5?

Thanks
 
Old 05-31-2015, 07:13 AM   #5
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To experiment, which distro currently comes packaged with KDE Plasma 5?
Looks like Kubuntu 15.04 has it.

http://www.kubuntu.org/
 
Old 05-31-2015, 08:13 AM   #6
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Looks like a DIY here in Debian-Sid
Code:
h@ck:~$ plasma-desktop -v
Qt: 4.8.7
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
Plasma Desktop Shell: 4.11.13
h@ck:~$
parts of KED-5 are under the hood tho.

http://kaosx.us/?s=plasma+5

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Old 06-01-2015, 02:33 AM   #7
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PCLinuxOS uses kde4-plasma, Mageia uses plasma

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