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Hex Lite by garthecho Hex Lite by garthecho
HexLite is based on the Flattr icon theme guidelines for coloring and flatness.  This includes 2 QtCurve themes, color schemes, Plasma theme, Aurorae themes, and Kickoff icons. 

This is a sort of alpha release, so there will be bugs.  Let me know of any problems or critiques, and please Fav if you like it.


Use with Flattr icons:…

Wallpaper is .22.II by bo0xVn:…


Latest version has a fix for text in entries not being visible.
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baracklobster Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty and perfect, I wish it could be ported to gnome :(
It seriously looks so good that it makes me want to use KDE
garthecho Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot! 
anhaedre Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it too, great job guy !
garthecho Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
vinceliuice Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Interface Designer
awesome!I like it
garthecho Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
alejandrosantanaarts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   General Artist
Looks fantastic. In fact, this was what I was looking to update my desktop look. I got bored of the default look and needed something stylish and modern like this one.

Just maybe a na´ve question... what is the connection between Hex and HexLite? I mean... they look quite different but the "Lite" part confuses me.
garthecho Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks very much!  Glad you like it!  The honest answer to your question is that I suck at naming themes. :D  In my defense, the two actually do use the same widget style as a base, just the color schemes, lack of textured backgrounds, and different window decorations set them apart. :)
alejandrosantanaarts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   General Artist
OK, now I am trying to install it properly (ArchLinux currently, but I plan to use it also Kubuntu 14.04, as soon it comes out), but I am missing something, for sure. I lack two things.
1) How do I install the Flattr icon theme. It doens't work to copy into ~/.icons, neither I am allowed to imprt anything from Settings.
2) What to do with the KickOff buttons? Where to copy them?
3) What about the Aurorae thing? Do I even need it?

I lack the window decorations, kickoff buttons and icon theme.

Partially following a comment on HexLite at I did:
- I installed qtcurve-kde (Amazing possibilities!!!)
- Downloaded the HexLite zip file and unzipped it somewhere.
- Copied the Plasma and QtCurve folders into ~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/
- Copied unzipped QtCurve contents (*.qtcurve) into ~/.kde/share/apps/QtCurve
- Went to System Settings > Application Appearance > Style and selected QtCurve, then clicked 'Configure.." and imported the two QtCurve files, selected one of them.
- Went to System Settings > Application Appearance > Colours and imported the two unzipped "Color Schemes", selected one.
- Copied the Aurorae folder into ~/.kde/share/apps/aurorae/themes/ (What for?).

Any hint? (A little step-by-step guide would be nice).
garthecho Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Flattr icons should be copied to /usr/share/icons/ for system wide use.

Kickoff icon:

1. Copy the appmenu.svg file of your choice to a place where it can stay permanently. 
2. Right click your application menu, select Application Launcher Settings -> Icon -> Other icons -> Browse and then select the appmenu.svg file.

The Aurorae theme is an enhanced version of the window decoration.  You copied it to the right place, so you should be able to select it in System Settings > Workspace Appearance.

Should be good after this.  I forgot to include the README file. :)
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