Ubuntu – How to change color/transparency of all desktop panels


In KDE 4.7, after making some personalization I made a layout which I really like.
But light panels color breaking the whole idea. It is too bright.
Changing color scheme doesn't help.
How could I make panels darker?

P.S.: Panels I'm talking about are (sorry, translated from my native language):

  • default panel
  • folder "look" (or smth like that)
  • system tray
  • digital clock widget
  • launch panel

Best Answer

Tweaking Plasma


The KDE is using the plasma themes. You could install more themes and mix different themes.

System Settings > Workspace Appearance > Desktop Theme. Theme / Details tabs.

More can be found from the KDE Userbase: http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/TweakingPlasma.


The KDE plasma objects are using the svg images. You could edit the images with a svg capable picture editor (Inkscape et. al.).

More can be found from the KDE TechBase: http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Plasma/Theme

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