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More modern sound theme for KDE4

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Let's face it: the default soundscape provided by upstream KDE4 release is far from ideal. Majority of sounds in it are too long (default login/logout sounds, anyone?) and they do sound very old-fashioned (plain piano) while desktop itself is the most advanced available. 

I propose that we adopt some of the other, more modern sounding open licence sound schemes around to fix this issue. My personal favourite from OpenDesktop.org is Feather sound set, fail.wmv omitted completely, incoming_call.wmv cut in half with Audacity and used as login sound and finally opening.wav used as logout.


I welcome every suggestion into this discussion.

User benefit:

It provides the whole desktop enviroment with a much more modern feel while requiring minimal amount of work to alter upstream release.


icons/user_comment.png P. G. wrote: (7 years ago)

I'd like to see (or hear, in fact) a better default set of sounds in KDE4. I've never been impressed with the upstream plinky-plonky and badly quantized piano files, and always thought the KDE3 defaults were better. I agree that the login/logout effects are too long and tedious.

I've not tried out this Feather set yet primarily because there seems to be no 'Get Hot New Stuff' support to easily change an entire sound scheme in KDE4, although I haven't tried out SC 4.5 yet. Anyone know if this is planned or already implemented?

In fact I had considered creating my own scheme with my synthesizer but the lack of such GHNS support makes me wonder if anybody would ever bother downloading them, since they'd have to go about extracting them into some obscure directory and setting them up individually, which isn't very intuitive for the average user.

icons/user_comment.png G. R. wrote: (6 years ago)

I agree, while KDE 4 in openSUSE looks great, and is a very advanced desktop, the default sound scheme lacks some polish, and devalues it a little bit in my opinion. I think this would be a great time for openSUSE to differentiate itself, like others have, by including a custom sound scheme.

icons/user_comment.png K. C. wrote: (16 months ago)

Rejecting this as Plasma 5 has a new sound theme, and KDE 4 will not have any new features added to it in openSUSE or upstream.

Last change: 16 months ago
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