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Dynamo Kvantum, Aurorae and colors - RC2 by Hombremaledicto Dynamo Kvantum, Aurorae and colors - RC2 by Hombremaledicto
Dynamo Kvantum theme, Aurorae Decoration and colorscheme.
The artworks are a KDE4 port of Breeze.


Kvantum 0.4 has been released with several fixes and new features!!!
The Dynamo Kvantum theme has been updated too, i higly recommend you to download the latest archive ;)


KDE Visual Design Group for the original Breeze,
UTG for the Descartes Breeze Aurorae theme


  • Install the Kvantum Qt style, download & istruction at this page - if you installed Kvantum previously, update it to get the latest features!
  • Copy from the extracted archive the Kvantum folder to ~/.config  - If you installed the previous version, override all files
  • Copy the color-schemes and aurorae directories to
    The path differs on certain distributions to:
  • If you installed the previous colorscheme, override.
  • From systemsettings, set Kvantum as widget style, and select the dynamo colorscheme and decoration
  • Enjoy!
  • And for duck's sake, remember that this is a fucking beta!


RC 2: Reintroducing splitter handles from the default Kvantum theme, fixed selections in menus, shadows in button-normal, cleaner config file, redraw for progressbar (experimental and still a work in progress), removed interior and frame from toolbars. Preview of the release showing some of the changes

RC 1: Redraw for checkboxes, changed the appereance for scrollbars on mouse hover, bigger arrows and treeview indicator, different text color for toggled buttons (Kvantum v.0.4), bigger checkboxes and radiobuttons(Kvantum v.0.4)

Beta 3: Removed the background from the scrollbar arrows, fixed the progressbar appereance for Kvantum 0.3

Beta 2: Fixed the slider cursor appearance, started to adopt lineargradients for buttons, removed the background from tab widgets, changed button size & text color.

Beta 1: Initial release


Themes for GTK apps and Firefox are on their way, stay tuned :)
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valmar73 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Hi hombre! Any news on when the dark plasma theme might be released? It looks pretty cool
ozky1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I found colour bug there is no colors in kde appmenu font/text,it's menu in top of screenshot.…
dmbkiwi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Just updated, and the splitters work, and the tab text colour is fixed.  However, the buttons are no longer flat - that was what I liked most about this theme - it was completely flat.  Any chance to fix that - or where can I tweak it?
dmbkiwi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Looking through things, I think the button shadows are in the svg file, which makes it a bit more tricky to adjust?
Hombremaledicto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Yes, the shadows are in the svg. There's also to
make small changes within the config to reduce
frame.right and frame.bottom.
I'll send you a version with no shadows later ;)
dmbkiwi Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014
Thanks.  Otherwise, it feels very "90's" to me.  Actually changing the frame.right/frame.bottom on some of the widgets fixed it.

Another query - the "free space" bar on dolphin doesn't look like it's being themed (bottom right).  Is that just me, or a bug? Screenshot ->
Hombremaledicto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Ok, the file is not ready yet (sorry, very busy day,
despite i did something on the theme), hope to
finish it for tomorrow.
If you edited the svg, change color for the center
element of button-normal  to rgb (239, 240, 241)
without any transparency - assuming you removed
all the side shadows  from frames too.
Also, edit the config file to have frame.right
and frame.bottom settled to the value of 2
for PanelButtonCommand ;)

That is most probably "hardcoded". Some developers
reimplement Qt widgets (e.g. the itemview in dolphin
is also a custom widget) to get some specific features.
I'll ask to the kvantum developer on this regard.
tsujan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I forgot to say that I agree with dmbkiwi: the elegance of Dynamo partly depends on its beautiful flat buttons. Just an aesthetic opinion!
Hombremaledicto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Maybe i'll just split the theme in two presets:

1 With shadowed buttons (default)
2 Totally flat

And add a note to users on how to switch
between the two :)
tsujan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
You're right: that "free space" bar is hard coded and is drawn by using of the color scheme. Hard-coded styles are nightmares of theme-makers ;)
BTW, I think I found the root of that bug in KDE's download dialogs you showed me earlier. I might file a bug report with a patch at kdelibs as soon as I have time to test the patch by recompiling 
kdelibs with it.
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