Changing plasma splash screen logo

KDE Environment

Do you ever wanted to change this official kde logo on splash screen?You are not alone. Here is a short how-to tweak your Debian kde splash screen. Let’s begin.

First of all you need to know what theme you have currently on. Run System Settings from plasma menu or type in console:

/usr/bin/systemsettings5

Go to Workspaces (first icon on top) and remember which theme currently is on. Default it should be ‘breeze’ or ‘breeze-dark’. Now go back to terminal.

cd /usr/share/plasma/look-and-feel/org.kde.breeze.desktop/contents/splash/
ls

As you can see there is a configuration file called Splash.qml and standard logo we are looking for in images/kde.svgz. Now move your desired image to images/.

#example
sudo mv /home/user/desktop/new_splashlogo.png /usr/share/plasma/look-and-feel/org.kde.breeze.desktop/contents/splash/images/new_splashlogo.png

After that edit Splash.qml. Use nano, vim or what you like.

sudo nano /usr/share/plasma/look-and-feel/org.kde.breeze.desktop/contents/splash/Splash.qml

Change image source, and values of sourceSize.width/height to ‘size’ if necessary.

        Image {
            id: logo
            //match SDDM/lockscreen avatar positioning
            property real size: units.gridUnit * 8

            anchors.centerIn: parent

            source: "images/new_splashlogo.png"

            sourceSize.width: size
            sourceSize.height: size
        }

Save file and reboot your system. V’la everything is fine.

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