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sddm >= 0.18.0, qt5 >= 5.11, & qt5-quickcontrols >= 5.11.2

Make sure these are up to date!

Installing the theme

From KDE Plasma

If you are on KDE Plasma—by default Gentoo, Neon, Kubuntu, KaOS or Chakra for example—you are lucky and can simply go to your system settings and under "Startup and Shutdown" followed by "Login Screen (SDDM)" click "Get New Theme". From there search for "wsplash" and install.

If for some reason you cannot find the category named "Login Screen (SDDM)" in your system settings then you are missing sddm-kcm. Install this little helper with your package manager first. You will be grateful you did.

From other desktop environments

Download the tar archive from and extract the contents to the theme directory of SDDM (change the path for the downloaded file if necessary):

$ sudo tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/wsplash-1.0.tar.gz -C /usr/share/sddm/themes
This will extract all the files to a folder called "wsplash" inside of the themes directory of SDDM.

After that you will have to point SDDM to the new theme by editing its config file, preferrably at /etc/sddm.conf.d/sddm.conf (create if necessary). You can take the default config file of SDDM as a reference: /etc/sddm.conf/usr/lib/sddm/sddm.conf.d/sddm.conf.

In the [Theme] section simply add the themes name: Current=wsplash. Also see the Arch wiki on SDDM.

Theming the theme

wsplash is extremely customizable by editing its included theme.conf file. You can change the colors and images used, the time and date formats, the appearance of the whole interface and even how it works. And as if that wouldn't still be enough you can translate every single button and label because SDDM is still lacking behind with localization and clearly needs your help!

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