Aurora Smooth
GTK2 Themes
Score 72%
Last changelog:

8 years ago

12/2/2009 Known bugs fixed along with other tweaks.

14/1/2009 Brightened and more bugs fixed.

4/1/2009 Added download link to gtk2-engines-aurora_1.5.1-1_i386, thanks Cygoku.

3/1/2009 Updated for Aurora engine 1.5.
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05/07 Initial release.
05/08 Some minor modifications.
05/12 Colors fixed.
05/15 Insensitive colors fixed.
05/17 Code cleaning.
05/19 Changed colors to make it more smooth.
05/21 Changed scrollbar color and slider color.
05/21 Enlarged menubars and menus.
05/23 Replaced by brighter colors and other minor fixes. Someone may not accept all these changes, just feel free to leave any comments, thx!
05/23 Uploaded panel.png as well. It is recommended to change your panel size to 24.
05/23 Fixed evolution Newbutton issue.
05/24 The bg_color should be #e0e4e6, my fault.
05/26 Insensitive colors as well as tab color were changed.
05/26 Uploaded conky script & related fonts.
05/31 Changed colors of tabs, fonts, insensitive widgets and scrollbar arrows, commented contrast option.
06/02 Made everthing brighter, updated conky script. (no screenshots updated)
06/16 Fixed tab horizontal size & insensitive font color.
06/27 Lots of adjustments to gtkrc & emerlad theme.
07/09 Fixed weird widgets for adobe reader.
08/01 Minor adjustments. Added a NOT SO SMOOTH version.
08/04 Keep on adjusting, check the screenshots.
08/09 Codes cleaning & reorganizing. It looks more compact & usable now.
08/10 Tiny mod.
08/23 bg color changed back to grey. Added a new panel.png (1440x900 only).
08/24 Minor corrections.

Opinion

8 years ago

Is this really the best GTK 2.x on Gnome?
I love the Aurora engine but this theme
is mediocre at best.

I suspect this user is not playing fair.

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zhuqin

8 years ago

Then find it out.
It might not be the best here, but I will never cheat, it's meaningless.
And to be honest, the voting system is not good enough, although the admin did something, such as only the registered users are allowed to vote.
Anyway, it's free, free to use, free to comment, free to vote. If you don't like it, vote it down, and leave a suggestion if you like.

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klausdiemaus

8 years ago

I like this theme, except I'm not quite happy with the sliders and scrollbars.
How would I make the slider handles bigger? Does Aurora also support clearlooks or oxygen like arrows?

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zhuqin

8 years ago

Thank you!
You may enlarge them by setting the values of:
GtkScale::slider-length
GtkScale::slider-width
GtkRange::slider-width
And you may notice that handles will appear on those sliders/scrollbars.
As for arrows, however, they cannot be changed, unless you don't use aurora for the scrollbars.

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klausdiemaus

8 years ago

Thanks!
Does the engine support kind of alternative styles for sliders and scrollbars? Like circle sliders for example? Can handles be turned on or off like in Murrine? How can the scrollbar background be controlled? Although I like Murrine themes, Aurora seems to be something I like most. Except the absence of documentation. I'm new to gtkrc files though. I decided to ask you because you seem to know what you're doing.

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zhuqin

8 years ago

Nope, handles only. And you cannot turn it on or off except exploiting those so called "bugs" - just like the way I did.

As for the scrollbar bg, you may change the colors of bg[NORMAL], bg[ACTIVE] and bg[PRELIGHT].

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bingyuan

8 years ago

Fantastic!zhuqin

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Cygoku

8 years ago

I would really like to see that !

Cygoku

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zhuqin

8 years ago

Well...that may not happen, since aurora is meant for gradient not "crystal".
I've no idea whether ECHM would add such kind of feature.
Anyway, gradient is good, isn't it?

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zhuqin

8 years ago

We finally get a new year's update for aurora engine. It brings us some new features along with many bug fixes.

As a result, this theme also needs a modification. It won't be long, I promise.

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bINX

8 years ago

I love this theme. I was just wondering how i would go about getting a rounded scrollbar like in the Aurora Mini theme.
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Aurora+Mini?content=88489

And how i could remove the line under the toolbar.

I am very much a noob at working with themes.

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zhuqin

8 years ago

1. you'll have to install pixmap engine and mv scrollbar.png etc. to a certain dir, do some hacks to this gtkrc, it may take time.

2. try aurora smooth1 or choose other engines.

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bINX

8 years ago

thanks for the quick reply.
what about the line under the toolbar? is there a simple way to remove it? i am tryinig aurora smooth1 and it is still there.

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zhuqin

8 years ago

See Note in my description.
you need to patch your aurora engine.

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spandanj

8 years ago

I notice a line between the emerald window and the GTK theme, where it's transperant. It's barely noticable when the window is static, but it's really obvious when i move the window!

Screenshot: http://img101.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bugjx8.png

I know it's the emerald theme because it's still there when I change the GTK theme. What should I do?

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zhuqin

8 years ago

You can try adjusting glow height via emerald-theme-manager, 24 might be suitable for your case.

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spandanj

8 years ago

i changed the window title font size to a smaller one. THat fixed the problem

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mondzhu

9 years ago

An old problem, the new button in evolution looks weird

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zhuqin

9 years ago

I know, it looks weird unless you choose aurora smooth1.
It won't be fixed until someone kind enough to get aurora engine hacked.

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bingyuan

9 years ago

猪亲,为了你,我注册了,Good job!

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gomezhyuuga1

9 years ago

thanks for the new version are nice, exelent job, one question.... how can patch the menu-bar ??? please tell me

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zhuqin

9 years ago

Thank you.
Just extract aurora source and run
patch -Np0 -i aurora.patch
in your terminal, be careful of the path.

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iamganlu

9 years ago

Only thing I expect more is the progress bar, which could be better if it's a little more like scrollbar, I mean such thin feeling instead of glossy one.

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zhuqin

9 years ago

甘露同学?这个恐怕只能hack源代码了,或者你用其他的引擎。

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gomezhyuuga

9 years ago

good I like! but how can change the icons of the menu-toolbar (back,foward, etc.) more big??

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8 years ago

12/2/2009 Known bugs fixed along with other tweaks.

14/1/2009 Brightened and more bugs fixed.

4/1/2009 Added download link to gtk2-engines-aurora_1.5.1-1_i386, thanks Cygoku.

3/1/2009 Updated for Aurora engine 1.5.
=========================================
05/07 Initial release.
05/08 Some minor modifications.
05/12 Colors fixed.
05/15 Insensitive colors fixed.
05/17 Code cleaning.
05/19 Changed colors to make it more smooth.
05/21 Changed scrollbar color and slider color.
05/21 Enlarged menubars and menus.
05/23 Replaced by brighter colors and other minor fixes. Someone may not accept all these changes, just feel free to leave any comments, thx!
05/23 Uploaded panel.png as well. It is recommended to change your panel size to 24.
05/23 Fixed evolution Newbutton issue.
05/24 The bg_color should be #e0e4e6, my fault.
05/26 Insensitive colors as well as tab color were changed.
05/26 Uploaded conky script & related fonts.
05/31 Changed colors of tabs, fonts, insensitive widgets and scrollbar arrows, commented contrast option.
06/02 Made everthing brighter, updated conky script. (no screenshots updated)
06/16 Fixed tab horizontal size & insensitive font color.
06/27 Lots of adjustments to gtkrc & emerlad theme.
07/09 Fixed weird widgets for adobe reader.
08/01 Minor adjustments. Added a NOT SO SMOOTH version.
08/04 Keep on adjusting, check the screenshots.
08/09 Codes cleaning & reorganizing. It looks more compact & usable now.
08/10 Tiny mod.
08/23 bg color changed back to grey. Added a new panel.png (1440x900 only).
08/24 Minor corrections.

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