I am using kubuntu 12.04 and kde 4.9 and I would like to make some custom theming.

I have made some changes in my color scheme and icons and now I would like to make changes into window decoration in order to match. Although there are quite a lot of downloadable window decorators via System Settings > Workspace Appearance > Window Decorations, I have to admit that I didn't find any with so many configuration options nor appearence as default's oxygen. However, oxygen default's color (light grey) do not match with my new color set, so I would like to know if it possible to change its colors.

I have tried with several scheme colors with no success ( System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Colors -> Colors tab -> Color set: Window -> change Normal Background). Although they do change window's titles color's background in other windows decorators, oxygen ignores that configuration. I am wondering why, since it's supposed to be very customizable and multi-purpose.

Is there any way to achieve this?


Short Answer:

Are you referring to the overall grey background colour of the windows? It sounds like you are looking for the Window Background setting.

KDE4 System Colour Settings

Long answer (for others):

If you are looking to change the colour appearance of KDE's windows, you can change that easily by going to System Settings > Application Appearance

Choose the Colours tab on the left.

When tweaking it yourself, the specific colour (I think) you are referring to, is under the Colours tab. Make sure Common Colours is selected as the Colour Set and then select a new colour for the Window Background.

You can also adjust quickly by choosing an existing colour scheme or setting your own scheme. On the Scheme tab you can quickly select an overall colour scheme, like e.g. Obsidian Coast will make all your main window background areas dark.

  • Thanks for your reply. I think the problem is due to the fact that I am using QtCurve as Widget style instead of using defaults and I need to use Qt Curve as window decorator if I am to have a matching color theme. I find this really annoying, since I love Oxygen window decorator. – ccamara Feb 15 '13 at 12:27
  • Finally I found out that the problem was that my custom qt curve style was overriding the general settings. After editing qt curve style I have been able to integrate oxygen window decorator with qtcurve – ccamara May 12 '13 at 15:31

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