Is there a way to get a kde3 color scheme into kde4?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Thu Jul 23 01:00:18 BST 2009

Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>>> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>>> I have to also say that I do not fully understand how the color scheme 
>>>> works for KDE4 and the SystemSetting (KControl) KCM for setting them is 
>>>> somewhat confusing.
>>> This is too general to be helpful. Can you please be more specific?
>> Yes, I can see that.  However, a detailed description of how it confuses 
>> me is going to take a little time.  But two quick points.
>> First, I note that the KDE3 KCM has links from preview to the colors 
>> would be a great help.
> Wow, it took forever to parse that. 

Yes, part of that last sentence seems to have gone missing.

> I assume what you mean is how you 
> can click on the preview and have the corresponding color selected in 
> the list?
> That would be nice, I agree. It's not coded yet :-(.
>> The "Color set" selections in "Colors" sections (other than "Common 
>> Colors") have two rows in the "Preview".  What do these two rows 
>> represent?
> Background and Foreground. Top row is foreground roles against 
> NormalBackground. Bottom row is background roles, using the foreground 
> most likely to have worst contrast with that role. The background roles 
> (except Alternate, currently) can't be set individually; they are 
> calculated from the respective foreground colors plus NormalBackground.
>> Do all the background colors shown exist?
> They do; look at KColorScheme::BackgroundRole. Most of them aren't often 
> used, admittedly. (Or did you mean 'can they be individually tweaked', 
> in which case see above?)
What I meant was do the colors have names.  I guess that the answer is no.

James Tyrer

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