Description:

Blue-Joy is a combination of the Blue-Junior GTK theme, Azur GTK theme and the Slickness Metacity theme. I have made a lot of special modifications myself. The drop down menus, panel, check boxes, radio boxes, buttons and tabs are all custom designed for this theme.

The icon theme used in the desktop screen shot is "Elementary Icons".

Because this is a black theme it has some colored text bugs in Firefox 2
(Firefox 3 does not have this problem).

In Firefox, some pages have white background with white text,to fix this
go to (in Firefox) Edit>Preferences>>Content ,click on colors,
Uncheck the "Use system colors" check box
Then restart Firefox.

To have white text in the Firefox menubar you must modify userChrome.css
Add the following code to your userChrome.css file.
userChrome.css is located at: /home/{YOUR USERNAME}/.mozilla/firefox/{YOUR PROFILE ID}/chrome/userChrome.css

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menubar > menu {
color: white !important;
}

menubar > menu[_moz-menuactive="true"] {
color: white !important;
}

menulist:hover, menu:hover, menuitem:hover {
color: white !important;
}
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Changelog:

8 years ago

1.4
-Removed the button background from toolbar buttons.
-Changed the hover background for active windows in the panel.
-Changed the color of buttons (Added more blue)
-Changed the toolbar background.
-Changed the metacity background.

1.3
-Fixed Scrollbar bug in specific applications like Listen Music Player and evolution.
-Changed radio buttons
-Changed check box buttons
-Changed slider handles

1.2
-Made a slight change to the scrollbar

1.1
-Lightened the color of the Pager/Workspace switcher (As Requested)
-Fixed Spin Boxes Not displaying
-Fixed vertical progress bar (it was resizing itself)
-Fixed cursor not showing when renaming files in the file manager
-Dulled the text highlight color(it was really bright)
-Smoothed/Cleaned up the tabs
-Changed the buttons to have rounded corners (As Requested)
-Changed highlight color on menus. (Previous color was taken from the Blue-Junior GTK theme. The new color matches the blue in the rest of the theme much better )

5 years ago

subitopiano

Hi! LOVE this theme - but NEED to do a lot of word processing for my job. How do i adjust the theme so that OpenOffice, etc., use a white background for word documents? Thanks!

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5 years ago

dasein

The BEST black/blue color scheme I have ever seen. (And I'm pretty sure I've seen them all!) Legibility is amazing, excellent contrast... this is somewhere very close to sheer perfection.

Absolutely amazing work.

(Now if I could just find an equivalent for KDE/QT, life would be perfect)

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6 years ago

k-tode

Absolutely love this theme.

There's one small hic. The input box in Linux Mint 10 Software Manager is not very legible.
Since the theme does not support changing colors, I cannot change this.

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6 years ago

aguilarojo

Really nice work!!

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7 years ago

tadeufilippini

wordless...

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7 years ago

sshikari

love the theme. only issue for me is white text / white background for amazon.com's search bar. I saw the note regarding this issue (turning system fonts checkbox off and restarting firefox) but still white on white.

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7 years ago

Nohajc

I have solved this problem by using a simple Greasemonkey script:

var i = 0
var a = document.getElementsByTagName('input');
for(i=0;i<a.length;i++){
a[i].style.cssText = 'background-color:4D4D4D; color:FFFFFF';
}

Just install Greasemonkey plug-in and create a new script with http://* setting to run it on every website.

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8 years ago

bluetwinkle

Great theme! The only problem I have is that when I open OpenOffice, the icons in the toolbars don't show up, and I have text instead. Is there a way to fix this?

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8 years ago

gabbevox

After upgrading from hardy to intrepid I cannot use this theme anymore because it lacks the gtk+ engine...
Can you tell me which one is needed?

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8 years ago

olavjunior

Yea, I'm wondering about the same thing!

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8 years ago

TeleBruce

Me too!

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8 years ago

disap4m

Nice theme, except when you bring up the gui to shutdown/restart, it looks hidious

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8 years ago

converted

I can't say enough about it. It's just gorgeous!

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8 years ago

daas88

my messenger client is emesene, and i can't use this theme because of the black entry box, and it's difficult to read... could you edit the theme so the entry box is white with black letters? or could you please tell me how to edit that by myself?

thanks, and sorry for my english...

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8 years ago

jifeng

Hi,I'm a green hand.I would like to know how to install it on Fedora 8?

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8 years ago

gforcing

I've checked the rest of the comments, and I don't think this has been asked yet, but if it's a repeat question, apologies.

What wallpaper are you using in the screenshots? I really like how it fits with the theme.

Thanks!

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8 years ago

natedawg

I don't remember where I got the wallpaper. I didn't make it so I can't distribute it on here because I don't know if the license is GPL. Here is the url to wallpaper hosted on imageshack though...

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3025/blueij2.jpg

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8 years ago

Shadius

Hey, I'm a total noob of Linux. So I need help installing this theme. How? Step by step please?

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8 years ago

Debianized

Great theme but there's one small thing that's nagging me. Inactive txt has a shadow wich makes the whole thing less clear. Would be great if you'd remove the shadow.

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9 years ago

imaca

Hi love your theme,
seems to work good for a dark theme however emails in Evolution seem to have white text on a white background.

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9 years ago

devi710

Great work. It looks really good with the Elementary icon set.

I have one problem. The same one I have with the mac_4_lin and/or the leopardish theme.

I like to make my bottom panel transparent, but when no windows are open there is still a black rectangle to represent one open window and doesn't look nice.

Anyone know what i might be doing wrong/missing? I can post a screenshot if necessary.

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9 years ago

twodogs

my screen shot does not look like your screenshot... i am using linuxmint and basically fresh install. i don't understand what could be wrong. here is link to my screenshot --> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/TwoDogS/Screenshot-2.png

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9 years ago

natedawg

I see your problem...
You need to install the theme engine.
Install gtk2-engines-pixbuf
Then logout and log back in.

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9 years ago

twodogs

thank you very much, mr. natedawg. your theme rocks!!

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9 years ago

twodogs

on my desktop, the bar with 'applications, places, system' -- no blue image and home folder. looks like dark 'kore' no blue tabs tho...

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