QKDark consists of a dark color scheme for KDE, a smooth preset for QtCurve, and a Plasma theme named TranslucyDark, which together give a clean dark look to KDE.
The package also contains a matching Aurorae decoration theme, which has a deeper shadow and nicer titlebar buttons but does not meld with dialogs.
Please see INSTALL for installation instructions.I made the KDE icon set nouveKDEGray ( tsujan.deviantart.com/art/nouv… ) for this theme.
Jan 6 2014
Added an optional Aurorae decoration.
Made the inactive titlebar color the same as the active one.
Took care of Lancelot and made the background color of the Plasma buttons transparent.
I set up a new system recently and used both, your QKDark theme and the nouveKDEGray icons. I love the result! Still I am busy exploring and trying all the bells and whistles, but I am already very happy with the looks.
I submitted two screenshots of the current state here and here.
Thanks a lot for sharing your great work!
QKDark was what of I could make out of QtCurve. Now I'm working on forking QuantumStyle to make something really usable out of it, with an elegant dark theme.
But I am glad to know that you work on something that you as the expert think to be even more promising. So far the only far fetched feature wish (in a sense of "I'd like to try that on my system but am not even sure I'd like it") would be "vertical titlebars" (see this screenshot of phleagol for an example). It may make sense on a 16:9 screen resolution, like I have here.
Anyway: I have seen your QuantumStyle screenshot, very impressive! - and I am looking forward to whatever you will achieve with your QS fork. So take my "Good work!" and "Thanks!" as an encouragement and go on with your great work.
My QS fork is called Kvantum. It supports vertical toolbars or anything else vertical but vertical titebars are the job of WM.
The QS screenshot you mentioned was only the beginning. Kvantum will be ready soon. All the major work is done. Now I'm writing a help on theme making for it. I think I'll release it in a few weeks.
tried everything out with the nouveKDEgray icons and all.... really cohesive!
This works well with the KAwoken icons set as well
only thing is, on my laptop the close, maximise, minimise buttons appear very small
but on the desktop, they're nice.... size is perfect on a hi-res large monitor