Simply Basic
GTK2 Themes
Score 72%
Description:

Just a new theme I've been working on. Hope you enjoy! Thanks
Last changelog:

7 years ago

June 21, 2010 - I noticed check boxes were still orange so I changed them to a dark gray.

June 24, 2010 - At first I wasn't able to get the close, minimize and maximize buttons to do exactly what I wanted. When you moused over the button it would fade out. I wanted it to glow when you moused over it. I have now fixed this.


July 1, 2010 - I've decided to add a zero border version of this theme. The only difference is it has no border. The original version has a one pixel border.



July 29, 2010 - I've now added native google chrome and chromium support.



Aug 17, 2010 - Just a little code clean up.

gallifrey81

7 years ago

Love this theme, but have you done a light version as well? Like, based on Radiance?

I like to flip and change from time to time :)

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Hey, I've been working on one but haven't been able to get it to look as nice as I would like yet. I'll prob start back on it soon.

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LinuxSheep

7 years ago

Awful quit voting for yourself.

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rvernucio

7 years ago

First of all, congratulations for this excelent theme!

I'm experiencing a problem in OpenOffice. When I let the mouse over a button (ex: Save button), the tooltip background is black, but the font is black too, so I can't read.

How can I set OpenOffice's tooltip font color to white? Is there some parameter I could add to .gtkrc-2.0?

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Hey, I just opened open office to check this out but its not doing that for me. When I hover over the buttons at the top the background is black with white text hmm. Is it doing it for all buttons or just a few. If you've changed the colors any in the appearance application it should go back after a reboot. I'm still going to look into this some more just in case. Also download and install it again just in case your not using the latest version of my theme.

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rvernucio

7 years ago

Hey, thanx for your attention! I googled it a lot and I discovered it seems to be and OpenOffice's 2.4 problem. Apparently, OpenOffice can let the tooltip background color be set by the system theme, but the tooltip font color is always black/gray. So, there is no problem with you theme.

The solution for this is even remove the tooltip (Tools >> Options >> OpenOffice >> General) or ugrade OpenOffice to a newer version.

C'ya!

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hictio

7 years ago

You did great, LordPickle. Getting rid of the borders for good, that certainly is a smart move.
Unless there is a necessity due to some Assistive purpose, I really don't find the need for borders (other than the title bar) nowadays.

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rvernucio

7 years ago

Hey guys, how do I install? I' new here. I use Debian Lenny and Gnome, with GTK and Metacity.

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Hey, try to find your Appearance application. It would prob be where you change your wallpaper. Just drag the file you downloaded in there with the other themes. Hope this helps

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rvernucio

7 years ago

Thanx, it worked just fine =]

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IBBoard

7 years ago

As with a lot of themes I keep finding, it looks promising as a replacement for Sonar on my desktop, but it won't work on Fedora 11. All I get are boxy Win95-style buttons for an unsupported theme.

It's a work machine, so I can't update to Fedora 13 too easily and people seem to keep using new GTK engines without warning people that it won't work with older machines :(

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Hey, thats happened to me before but this is a GTK 2 theme under GTK 2 themes. You might still be on GTK 1. You could try to upgrade to GTK 2. You will also need an icon set designed for a dark theme. I'm using the default set from Ubuntu 10.04.

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IBBoard

7 years ago

I'm using Fedora, not Debian - I've had GTK2 for years or more ;) It's generally a problem that's caused when the selected theme (e.g. this one) requires an unsupported engine. Unfortunately people end up either not saying or saying they need whatever latest version they can get from an Ubuntu PPA, even if they don't need to.

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hictio

7 years ago

It is sad, yes... But it is somehow safe to say that nowadays Ubuntu sets the pace for everything related to the "Linux Desktop".

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IBBoard

7 years ago

Yeah, I agree. I liked Fedora for being cutting edge, then it fell behind on the Mono front. I moved to openSUSE and I like it, and I never got on well with Ubuntu, so it is annoying when a reasonably modern distro (12-18 months old by now and approaching a new release) can't use a theme just because someone set high requirements that might not be necessary. I'm all for getting people into FOSS/Linux, but the whole "only Ubuntu" thing is a bit much.

You never know, maybe it'll work once I upgrade my work machine to Fedora 13 or my home machine to openSUSE 11.3.

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hictio

7 years ago

to the new release, but I really like the original stuff ;)
One question, have you given any thought in making it completely borderless?
I have tried to edit it using what I did for my theme:

Ambiance Thin
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ambiance+Thin?content=125911

But the title bars don't look nice...
Perhaps you can work that out? Completely borderless Metacity is hot!

TIA

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Hey, yeah I like zero borders myself but these gtk themes dont work very well with no border. I was having the same problem you were. The title bars don't line up with the body. I might give it another shot though.

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Hey, I got it looking pretty good with no border. The top part of the window isnt as defined though. You already know where to change the 3 zeros to give it a 0 border. Below I've edited another section of code on that page. Find that section in the file and replace it with what i've added.


<!-- Darkening of the left arch -->
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="0" x2="0" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="0" x2="0" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="0" x2="0" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="0" x2="0" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="0" x2="0" y1="0" y2="0"/>

<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="width-0" x2="width" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="width-0" x2="width" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="width-0" x2="width" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="width-0" x2="width" y1="0" y2="0"/>
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.3996" x1="width-0" x2="width" y1="0" y2="0"/>

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Sorry, edit the section above it as well.


<!-- Topmost dark line -->
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.2996" x1="0" x2="width" y1="0" y2="0"/>

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hictio

7 years ago

What is thy biding, my Lord? ;)

Please excuse me, but I'm not sure, the snips of code you posted above are to be applied to your theme, right? That is, to Simply Basic, am I correct?

TIA

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Yeah its for this theme.

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LordPickle

7 years ago

But it should work for ambiance as well though.

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hictio

7 years ago

It looks kick ass on "Simply Basic", haven't tested on others yet.
Many thanks.

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LordPickle

7 years ago

Sorry, edit the section above it as well.


<!-- Topmost dark line -->
<line color="shade/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/0.2996" x1="0" x2="width" y1="0" y2="0"/>

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hictio

7 years ago

Hi there,

The Metacity theme, or window borders, are really nice, at least IMHO.
Good work.

Please, please, don't bump this one ad infinitum :p

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7 years ago

June 21, 2010 - I noticed check boxes were still orange so I changed them to a dark gray.

June 24, 2010 - At first I wasn't able to get the close, minimize and maximize buttons to do exactly what I wanted. When you moused over the button it would fade out. I wanted it to glow when you moused over it. I have now fixed this.


July 1, 2010 - I've decided to add a zero border version of this theme. The only difference is it has no border. The original version has a one pixel border.



July 29, 2010 - I've now added native google chrome and chromium support.



Aug 17, 2010 - Just a little code clean up.

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