Bluebird metacity
Metacity Themes
Score 68%
Description:

A small port of Bluebird xfwm4 theme (developed by Shimmer project http://shimmerproject.org/projects/bluebird/).

Requirements: metacity >= 2.18 (i.e. any GNOME release during the last 3 years)

Installation
Download the archive and unpack its contents into ~/.themes/

If you want to download the matching Gtk+ theme, unpack the latest Bluebird-x-y-z.tar.gz archive from https://github.com/shimmerproject/Bluebird/tree/master/releases (e.g. https://github.com/shimmerproject/Bluebird/blob/5e726e8d3a70914f82fb936de8e654f4ec7534de/releases/Bluebird-0.3.2.tar.gz?raw=true) and unpack gtk-2.0 folder into ~/.themes/Bluebird/

Tweaking the theme
* Open file Bluebird/metacity-1/metacity-theme-2.xml (please, do not open metacity-theme-1.xml, it is a placeholder file) with any text editor (e.g. Gedit).
* Change the values of constants at the beginning of the file.
* At present you can change:
* border colors;
* specify, whether the title is centered or left-aligned.
* You can also make the borders around dialog windows to be the same width as the borders around normal windows (i.e. 2px instead of 1px). In order to do this, please go to the end of metacity-theme-2.xml and follow the comment.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

* Version 0.6: added parameters for easy tweaking the theme
* Version 0.5: initial release

Platoon

6 years ago

Which icon theme and font were you using?

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

Icon theme: elementary dark mono (http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-Icons-65437279)

Font: Droid Sans (http://www.droidfonts.com/, ttf-droid in Ubuntu, google-droid-fonts in Fedora).

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

Shit, forgot to use link tags:

http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-Icons-65437279

http://www.droidfonts.com/

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Platoon

6 years ago

Thanks a bunch!

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Platoon

6 years ago

Oh, and what controls were you using?

Sorry about this, I'm just trying to make it look a lot like the screenshot you provided.

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

No problem :-) I have taken Bluebird Gtk theme (http://github.com/shimmerproject/Bluebird/) and modified it to be more compact (reduced sizes of buttons, tabs etc.) You can download it from here: https://bitbucket.org/olegolegovich/bluebird-tweaked/downloads/BluebirdTweaked-0.1.zip

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Platoon

6 years ago

Thanks, again! And I +1 your theme. =]

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

You are welcome :-)

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krig

6 years ago

I think all pixmaps can be done using Metacity Engine only (I mean only pure gtk code); and it could look better :9 my suggestion :)

Please see here:
http://clearbox.sourceforge.net/

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

You are right, there are enough drawing ops built in metacity to allow these to be drawn natively. I'll probably try to implement the "native" icons and measure the performance difference.

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mikaji

6 years ago

I test it with "victory elementary" gtk theme and it was very cool. Simple and clean theme, i like it !
Generaly i don't like blue based theme and this is the exeption :)

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

This is the first blue theme I liked myself :-)

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aminga

6 years ago

Excellent theme and great work.

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

Thanks :-)

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yigitates

6 years ago

Great work, thanks. How can I change panel font color?

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

Thank you :-)

Panel font color: open file gtk-2.0/panel.rc from Bluebird gtk package in any text editor.

There are several lines in it, which are setting the color of the font:

fg[NORMAL] = ...
fg[ACTIVE] = ...
fg[PRELIGHT] = ...
text[NORMAL] = ...
text[PRELIGHT] = ...
text[ACTIVE] = ...

Replace the right part of that lines with the color you like (e.g. "#ff0000" for bright red).

Please note, that you should not modify bg[...] lines, as these are responsible for background color. Also note, that text color is set in several places, you must replace it in all of them.

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marcaemus

6 years ago

I can't get the entire bluebird tarball to transfer - only about 60% will come through whether using FF4, wget or aria2. Needed to do a git checkout to get it. Nice theme though.

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hotice

6 years ago

Great work!

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

He-he, I learned about (and absolute loved) Bluebird theme and Shimmer project from your blog (webupd8.org) :-)

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deny26

6 years ago

Nice art... where I can get your theme?

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

I've added installation tips on the page, feel free to ask for more detailed explanation :)

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deny26

6 years ago

Sorry brother.. I have downloaded this theme, but archive can't extracted.. can you send me the current theme?

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

The link on the page is the latest version of theme. What steps exactly did you perform before the error?

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deny26

6 years ago

I do the following step:
1. I download with default downloader firefox, the size is mismatch. so downloader stop downloading this file

2. Then I try downthemall to download, but still failed.

3. The last, I try using wget, but appear error certificate error. I have try to avoid check certificate, but after I finished downloading this file, archiver can't extract.

or the master file corrupt at server?

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OlegOlegovich

6 years ago

Ok, try downloading from http://www.mediafire.com/?26y5ch7q9iwyqoq

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6 years ago

* Version 0.6: added parameters for easy tweaking the theme
* Version 0.5: initial release

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