This came up surrounding the discussion about https://phabricator.kde.org/D24223. It turns out that some people are hesitant to change global theme packages because if they don't like the new one, returning to a customized layout is annoying and time-consuming.
I think there's merit to this observation and I have had the same hesitancy myself. I'd like to propose that the KCM gain a feature to save the current layout as a new global theme package which would then appear in the KCM.
This would not only allow people to easily restore their prior settings if they don't like a particular global theme that they're trying, but it would also make it easily for people to export and share their own settings in the store.
Also, there's a task at T11746 which has a different proposed implementation of doing things which I think makes a lot more sense. Lets not split the discussion especially when this only represents one side of the comments.
> See lookandfeelexplorer
There's no way to save the current theme settings as a new global theme package, isn't it? What exactly should I look for?
> Also, there's a task at T11746
I am not sure, why both should be mutual exclusive.
(In reply to David Edmundson from comment #1)
> See lookandfeelexplorer
As Postix implies, this doesn't really satisfy the request here. It doesn't actually have a "save current settings as a new theme" feature (or at least, not that I can find).
> Also, there's a task at T11746 which has a different proposed implementation
> of doing things which I think makes a lot more sense. Lets not split the
> discussion especially when this only represents one side of the comments.
Assuming you're referring to https://phabricator.kde.org/T11746#202374, I can accept that, and we can keep the conversation there.
It's maybe a bit obscure.
new theme -> fill in the details -> layout from current plasma setup
Thanks! That is quite obscure and could do with some UI polish IMO. Still it's there, so that's nice.
> lookandfeelexplorer -> new theme
Sorry, I still don't find it. :-(
Can you please point me to the lookandfeelexplorer, maybe show me a screenshot?
The only buttons I find at the look and feel section are for downloading a new theme or to install a theme by a file.
You need to install 'plasma-sdk'.
Thanks! Unfortunately it was not preinstalled on my distro (Manjaro) and so I could not find it. Nevertheless I would have expected in a different place, namely in the system settings, anyway.
That's why I suggest to integrate it into the system settings, to overhaul its UI and to add an option to only create a theme for a local installation (currently an email and website is required to create a new theme for example).
But maybe let's discuss it here: https://phabricator.kde.org/T11746 :)
*** Bug 437963 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Work on https://phabricator.kde.org/T11746 has stalled; re-opening this since another person has asked for it as well and I still think it's a reasonable request. :)