Macchiato

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NOTICE: This theme is over two years old and may not work due to updates to GNOME and the Murrine Engine. Please do not count on updates to this theme in the near future. Also, I didn't renew my 4shared account in time so the wallpapers are no longer available. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Background

I began the Macchiato project in November 2008. My goal was to create a visually appealing light theme that incorporates some dark touches and to find just the right balance between dark and light browns.

I abandoned the project in January 2009 after releasing version 0.1 to work on other theme projects. After those projects went nowhere, I decided to turn back to Macchiato to fix a bunch of coloration bugs once and for all. I released version 0.2 in February 2009.

However, the theme still had color problems. So I've been working on it in my spare time to fix some of the new bugs. I think I have finally fixed the most obvious errors.

I also made changes to the panel configuration toso that it would go great with the Smoke panel background image, which can be found here: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Smoke+-+a+gnome+panel+bg?content=99748

What is included:

Due to uneven focus while working on this theme, I am no longer including the Cairo-Dock and conky configurations, as they no longer match the new vision for the theme.

The theme pack now only contains the Macchiato theme itself as well as an updated Emerald theme. The new Emerald theme no longer has the curved upper left corner.

Before you install this theme

In order for this theme to work correctly, I highly suggest installing the newest version of the Murrine Engine (0.90.3). The current version in the Ubuntu Intrepid repos (0.60.1) is outdated and will not be sufficient for this theme to work correctly.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

30 DEC 2008 - 0.1 - Initial release.
23 FEB 2009 - 0.2 - Fixed color bugs.
14 APR 2009 - 0.3 - Fixed more color bugs.

Over 14,000 downloads and counting! Thanks to all who have downloaded this theme so far!

tombenko

4 years ago

you don't work on it anymore. :( One of my favourite themes, I will miss it when it will be out of order.

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SpecKtacle

7 years ago

I haven't worked on this theme regularly for over two years. Every time I sit down to work on it, I get distracted by real-life stuff like work and family. Add to that the fact I haven't regularly used Linux in almost a year now. In that time, the Murrine theme engine has updated, so this theme may not even work anymore. Also in that time, GNOME 3 has been released and I don't even know where to begin with that. I cannot guarantee a future release of Macchiato and for this I am sorry. Thank you for understanding.

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alechin

7 years ago

The link for downloading the wallpapers is broken!
Pleas fix it!
This theme is really beautiful, good work!

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SpecKtacle

7 years ago

Unfortunately, my 4shared account expired, and they deleted the wallpapers. I'm not sure where I have them backed up to, but I will try to find them and reupload them for you.

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thefoxcatch

8 years ago

I've installed the theme and it looks great but when I click on the applications tab the main menu bar I can't read anything because the menu colors haven't changed with the theme.
Now I read your comment a few posts down about putting the theme into the usr/share/theme folder but I've done that and it didn't help anything.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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thefoxcatch

8 years ago

I uninstalled some theme engines including murrine theme engine, then reinstalled the murrine theme engine. Seems to have fixed the problem.

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BlazeFire247

10 years ago

I have a question: why are the edges of my windows round unlike the one in the screenshot?

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BlazeFire247

10 years ago

nvm :D

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infernal6

10 years ago

As creator of Smoke, feel free to include the panel image as the default background in this theme if you feel so inclined.
Just a short credit would be fine if you want to use it!


Great job with this theme btw. It matches the panel very well, and I am glad to see you enjoyed it so much as to tweak your theme for it!

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Hi, firstly i'd like to say you have done a truly great job on this theme its one of my favourites. I tried the smoke panel that you recommended and liked it alot. I was wondering how i might go about editing the gtkrc file to automatically just use that image each time i select the theme rather than having to change it manually each time in the panel preferences? Thanks again, James

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cypherpunk

10 years ago

Hi. Thanks for a great theme. I noticed in your updates you are addressing some color issues.

I'm sure it affects all distros but I'm not sure how to describe it otherwise. However, in Ubuntu at least, going to the Update Manager, Synaptic Package Manager, and Computer Janitor, all display in the standard grays, and are not colorized by your theme at all.

If you could fix some of that inconsistency (if it's possible) that would go a long way toward pushing this theme over the top.

Thanks!

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

This (unless i am mistaken) is not a problem with the theme. It happens to all themes that are stored within your home directory rather then the file system itself. Simply remove it from your .themes folder and put it in /usr/share/themes instead and it should correct the problem =)

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avian

10 years ago

Hi

What is that thing called at the bottom of the first screenshot above the usual Gnome panel?

It looks like it has text-only buttons for launching applications ("firefox", "nautilus", etc.)

Thanks for the wonderful theme.

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SpecKtacle

10 years ago

That would be Cairo-Dock with custom launcher icons.

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Cimmerian

10 years ago

That looks great, just installed cairo-dock and it works smooth and fast, but the default configuration is horrid.

The one in the screenshot looks about perfect. Any chance you could share it?

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mikebeecham

10 years ago

Hey mate...

I just thought you should be aware that there is still a text colour issue within thunderbird.

Firefox is great now, but thunderbird does not show the toolbar text very well at all.

Is this an easy / quick fix?

Great theme by the way!



Mike

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SpecKtacle

10 years ago

Well, I don't use Thunderbird, so I don't know how to fix the issues with it.

However, I downloaded and installed Thunderbird 3.0b2 today and my theme seemed to work fine with it.

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SaikoBee

10 years ago

It seems that the toolbar/menubar is darker now, did you like how I made it darker in my variant? :O

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SpecKtacle

10 years ago

The menubar and toolbar have stayed the same color, #363330, since I first released it. The only color changes I have made are those to fix bugs, such as toolbar text.

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SaikoBee

10 years ago

Oh, my bad, I just realized why I thought it looked different: I've never looked at your theme on my laptop before.

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mikebeecham

10 years ago

Hi there, on the subject of fonts can you tell me what font you used for the main screenshots?

I've located one called LondonBetween, but dont think it's quite right.

Also, there are a few issues with some text showing black in nautilus, firefox and thunderbird.

Is this something I'm doing wrong, or a fix on the way?

Thanks!

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SpecKtacle

10 years ago

The font I'm using is Gill Sans MT. It's proprietary.

Yeah, it seems that after correcting one color problem, another one arose! I've already noticed that the drop down menu to select views in Nautilus is screwed up. I'll be trying to fix it for the next release.

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mikebeecham

10 years ago

You're a good man charlie brown. Just to give you an idea how much I like this theme....I've been using Thrynk's 'Dyne' for over a year now and nothing has removed it from my desktop...


...until now!

As a designer, I can tell you that this is a very nice-looking theme, and has most of everything that I need in a theme.

Keep updating the bugs and I'll be a happy man. If you want to chat further about design (or the theme) then I'm more than happy for you to hit me up on mbeecham@hotmail.com.

Cheers for a great theme.




Mike

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VladaK

10 years ago

Can someone explain to me how to install fonts, like from screenshots?

Tnx so much...

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CITguy

10 years ago

Place .ttf files in ~/.fonts

That's all there is to it.

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10 years ago

30 DEC 2008 - 0.1 - Initial release.
23 FEB 2009 - 0.2 - Fixed color bugs.
14 APR 2009 - 0.3 - Fixed more color bugs.

Over 14,000 downloads and counting! Thanks to all who have downloaded this theme so far!

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