Panel colors in KDE 4.2.2

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at
Mon May 4 13:35:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 14:40, marc <gmane at> wrote:
> Antonio Augusto (Mancha) said:
>> On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 01:08, Jerry Lapham <rjlapham at> wrote:
>>> How do you change panel colors - both background and text?
>> For what i know you can't change panel options. For whatever reason they
>> had, KDE devs thought it was very smart to not allow users to customize
>> these things. Only the theme has control on how these things look.
>> Silly, if you ask me.

That is not silly, it's due to the architecture of plasma: do you know
that you need as much as 9 layers for a SVG icon? See?

Everybody can submit themes to, BTW, so that is not in
the sole hands of the Oxygen and Plasma devs. It just makes no sense
for the average user to change isolated items in a theme, as it would
break the overall picture. I can already hear the outcries like "my
Panel is broken!!! Stupid developers!!!" from the usual suspects...

Please, people, all this can be found in the various pages through
Google, as well as on the websites. So instead of accusing
developers of silliness and throwing out wild guesses about the whys
and hows, a bit of reading and documenting would not hurt...

That's how Free Software works, everybody can contribute to his/her
abilities, just don't expect miracles and keep your comments
constructive, especially if you do not know the behinds of the scene.
Also, unlike the proprietary software scene where users are kept in
ignorance deliberately, in the Linux world there is everything
available, but of course one has to read and learn a little..

Regards, Myriam.

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