We transform our Linux desktop into a system so beautiful, modern and futuristic as to make any macOS or Windows desktop like a pale. We start from an openSUSE base with KDE as a desktop environment and we apply some customizations to panels, windows, and icons in a very simple way (all via GUI, no command line).
This video shows a simple way to customize the KDE desktop environment with a neon-like theme and with the Nord color palette. The system is built on top of openSUSE Tumbleweed OS and the latest KDE release.
Here the links to all the references.
- openSUSE – https://www.opensuse.org/#Tumbleweed
- KDE – https://kde.org/
- Neon Knight Theme – https://store.kde.org/p/1320469/
- Nordic Theme – https://store.kde.org/p/1327093/
- Tela Icons Theme – https://store.kde.org/p/1279924/
The last customization is to change the default Neon Knight applications button with the Nordic theme default one. Open a terminal window and do this:
$ mv /home/your-user-name/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/Neon-Knights/icons/start.svg /home/your-user-name/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/Neon-Knights/icons/start.svg.bak #make a backup copy of the original
$ cp /home/your-user-name/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/Nordic/icons/start.svg /home/your-user-name/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/Neon-Knights/icons/start.svg #copy the Nordic icon to the Neon Knight folder
To see the modify, let’s log out and in again to your system. Or change the theme and then back to Neon Knight.