Compiz-Fusion Dark Live CD Murrina

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Dark Murrine GTK theme created for the Compiz-Fusion live CD (FusionLive). This isn't entirely complete and a lot more work will be done on it before the CD's release - I just wanted to get it out there for anyone who wanted to use it for themselves.

Requires Murrine-SVN to get the full effect.

The Emerald theme still needs a lot of work, so I won't be releasing it any time soon.

NOTE: If you're sticking with an older version of Murrina, change "highlight_ratio" to "hilight_ratio", the former has been added and the latter deprecated in the SVN version, which is what I would expect people to use.

EDIT: I no longer really care for the Emerald theme at all. Decorations shown in the new screenshot are from Jasper and show the first true Jasper theme. Jasper is the new (work in progress) decorator to go with Compiz and does some cool stuff but is no where near ready for release. I greatly support b0le's efforts in making Jasper, and suggest that you take a look at it. http://gitweb.compiz-fusion.org/?p=users/b0le/jasper;a=summary

Last changelog:

10 years ago

Replaced file with installable tar archive. Sorry about that, file-roller was being iffy...

Update, June 4th: Major changes! A lot of the various elements have been set to use the "selected background color", ie buttons, scrollbar, menus (when clicked), etc. I've also made the theme fully customizable through the standard Gnome Appearance tool, so you can change the detail color (the red stuff) to make it anything you want (as well as the background, etc.) This is in preparation for inclusion of FusionLive, the Compiz-Fusion Live CD for which this theme is being made.

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OasisGames

10 years ago

OOo has a bug where it thinks dark GTK theme = high contrast mode - and trashes your icons. The only way to fix this is to use another theme. The best way to go about doing that is to write a script that will execute any app (as it's not just OOo that can look bad with a dark theme) with a different GTK2_RC_FILES set. When using a theme like mine - or any properly made them, that is - you need to make sure the theme you set it to does not use the color scheme, that is, it must have hard coded colors. I took Clearlooks and hard coded all of its default colors and saved it elsewhere. The script should look something like this:
#!/bin/bash
env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/ClearlooksStatic/gtk-2.0/gtkrc $@

I saved it as "gtkwrap" in /usr/bin and made it executable. It works quite nicely. Hopefully the OOo developers will fix (they still haven't in 3.0b!)

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OasisGames

10 years ago

I'm debating whether to move the tooltip colors into their own setting (you know, the one labeled "tooltips"). Instead of just going and doing it, I'd like to take a vote. I don't know if I should change it because that would require you to edit another color when changing your theme around, but meh, your choice.

Reply with "yes" (do it) or "no" (leave it how it is) accordingly.

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lacrimstein

10 years ago

How do I make the widgets, such as the window background in your screenshot, transparent? Everywhere I see screenshots of the murrine engine transparencies, without any explanation of how to achieve the effect

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OasisGames

10 years ago

You need to first have Murrine SVN
svn checkout http://svn.gnome.org/svn/murrine/trunk/ murrine

Second, you need to manually edit config.h (after running ./configure with the appropriate options, make sure you have --enable-animation), and add "#define HAVE_RGBA 1", because it was recently put into a config option but wasn't added to the configure script or something like that.

Third, you need to have apps that support it. There's a list on Cimitan's website: http://www.cimitan.com/murrine/

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McLovin

10 years ago

I have done all these steps, and I still cannot get rgba, and cimi's site is down, so i can't even gothere to try to get any advice. Is there anything else that you can think of to help get this working?

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OasisGames

10 years ago

Having some problems getting the updated archive uploaded...

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OasisGames

10 years ago

Opening it Epiphany seems to work fine, might just be cache.

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stargazer989

10 years ago

where'd you get that icon set ?
(message me the link, please)

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OasisGames

10 years ago

There's nothing special about the icon set - it's Tango!

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Cygoku

10 years ago

Can we get a compact/slim version of this. You can always ask for perfectska to help (I guess). See Murrine Compact for what I mean about "compactness".

Cygoku

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OasisGames

10 years ago

I'll have a look at it.

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microscopuce

10 years ago

I think it's a very good theme! I love it!
Where do you get the wallpaper?

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OasisGames

10 years ago

The wallpaper is just #222222 with the Compiz Core logo (I have one for each of the four logos created by Graphreak for Compiz-Fusion)

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microscopuce

10 years ago

Great thanks!!!
This distro based on compiz applications may be very good!

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OasisGames

10 years ago

Still waiting to get it off the ground in the packaging area. May just take matters back into my own hands (I'm not currently doing the packaging), in which case it'll end up being Ubuntu-based (remastersys)

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seeponana

11 years ago

How to install Murrine SVN in Gutsy?
Can't find link anywhere I want transparency please tell.

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OasisGames

11 years ago

http://svn.gnome.org/svn/murrine/trunk/

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OasisGames

11 years ago

svn checkout http://svn.gnome.org/svn/murrine/trunk/ murrine
cd murrine
./configure --enable-animation
make && sudo make install

Unless you have to use autogen (I don't remember)

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joern

10 years ago

I just compiled murrine from svn, but how do i enable transparency as in the screenshot?

i also installed Murrine Configurator 1.4-source

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seeponana

11 years ago

I installed the engine and theme but when I choose it, the GTK theme goes to being the ugly unthemed widgets. All other Murrine themes work fine.

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vixer

11 years ago

You may need to install the gtk+ dev files if you haven't done so already.

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OasisGames

11 years ago

Start Gnome-Appearance-Properties (or whatever you use) from the terminal, it may reveal something...

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niko7865

11 years ago

niko@thinkbuntu:~$ gnome-appearance-properties
/home/niko/.themes/CompizMurrina/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:54: error: unexpected identifier `highlight_ratio', expected character `}'

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OasisGames

10 years ago

Change it to "hilight_ratio" - it was renamed recently and the old spelling gave error messages and behaved differently.

Or just upgrade to the SVN copy of Murrine.

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themer

11 years ago

Every now and then someone comes along with a good dark theme like this one; I've noticed the ratio of bad to good dark themes is about 20:1, so it's good we have people like you to help fix that! :p

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10 years ago

Replaced file with installable tar archive. Sorry about that, file-roller was being iffy...

Update, June 4th: Major changes! A lot of the various elements have been set to use the "selected background color", ie buttons, scrollbar, menus (when clicked), etc. I've also made the theme fully customizable through the standard Gnome Appearance tool, so you can change the detail color (the red stuff) to make it anything you want (as well as the background, etc.) This is in preparation for inclusion of FusionLive, the Compiz-Fusion Live CD for which this theme is being made.

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