KDE startup administrator with the ittu theme

The login screen is that place where we quickly select user and enter the password to dive into the desktop. There are multiple startup managers in GNU / Linux, with the SDDM (Simple Desktop Display Manager) being the KDE Plasma desktop itself.

These managers in turn can have different “themes” with a specific artwork. The KDE officer is Breeze (“Breeze”), but today we are going to try a new one called Ittu, which in addition to having a somewhat different arrangement of the elements by placing the buttons on the sides, introduces us to the possibility of having animated avatars to our users.

Its installation is very simple we go to the preferences of the system or the application launcher and look for SDDM (Login screen), then press the button “get new login screens”, install the theme “Ittu” , we select it and do the typical apply / accept.

By default, there are about 20 gifs to use as avatar. If we prefer to use home grown animations (200 x 200 dimensions), after downloading we can copy them to the corresponding directory. It would be something like this:

sudo cp 21.gif other.gif /usr/share/sddm/themes/ittu/components/artwork/gifs

And then we choose the one we prefer for our avatars:

sudo cp 21.gif username.gif

(logically you replace my nickname with your username).

In the configuration file /usr/share/sddm/themes/ittu/theme.confexiste the possibility of introducing some customizations, related to the background image, effects, transparencies, as well as the size or shape (square, circular) of the avatar .

Capturing the image of our login screen
You may want to share an image of your avatars, from the login screen in question. Forget about complicated scripts… the main session managers offer a preview of the themes, which we can invoke from the command line:

In the case of Ittu Theme, it would be:

sddm-greeter --test-mode --theme /usr/share/sddm/themes/ittu

The same with Breeze or any other that we use with SDDM:

sddm-greeter --test-mode --theme /usr/share/sddm/themes/breeze

And take the popup window capture with our usual tool



Source: https://lamiradadelreplicante.com/2019/05/15/dale-animacion-a-tu-gestor-de-inicio-kde-con-el-tema-ittu/
Original source: https://www.pling.com/p/1303587/
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Hello there!
Installed the ittu theme some while ago, it was fun because I changed some things and was perfect.
Good suggestion, keep them coming.