This time, while I was taking a look into the code of Archiplex, Shiki-Colors and Cleanlook, I had an idea to create a new set of themes. It took me nearly a week to come up with this result. Definitely, ClearGlow, among the themes I already created so far, is the one whose whole concept was thoroughly thought and reflected upon the most before I decided to release it.
First I wanted to reproduce a bit of the look of my Glow suite, especially on the buttons, but then the concept evolved and I started introducing some other ideas. Considering this theme is based only in the Clearlooks and Murrine engines, I came up with the name ClearGlow.
I was thinking of using the Murrine SVN engine first, but considering that in previous themes I had many adverse reactions from some of my users who found the installation of new engines was too much of a difficult process, I decided to postpone the adoption of Murrine SVN, at least for a while.
The only bugs I was able to found so far came from the Mozzila apps, namingly: the Add Bookmark Dialog from Firefox 3; and the titles of some sections of the Preferences dialog on Thunderbird. These widgets are using the menu background color along with the text color from the lighter widgets. In other words, it's dark text over a dark background. It's still readable, but not optimal. If you find any other bugs or if you know of a solution for the already pointed out problems, please let me know.
While I was taking these screenshots, I was using the Calibri font, bold weight, size 8. The icon theme is Eikon, a personal assemblage of various icons I found throughout the Web.
To get the most recent updates to Eikon, now on its second generation, please check this website: http://drop.io/fmrbpensador
The download package includes the GTK2 theme and a Metacity correspondent. I hope you enjoy ClearGlow. If you don't, please tell me what could be improved before you hit the "Voting Bad" button. Thank you in advance.
8 years ago
0.0.1 - First version of the theme released;
0.0.2 - Increased the highlight ratio of the progress bars; tried to redefine the right hue for each color variant; deleted from the packaged the less tested colors, at least for now;
0.0.3 - More compact menus; included index.theme files with the themes and created a separate folder for the Metacity theme (you might want to remove your old version of ClearGlow or back it up elsewhere).