Ubuntu Sun X

GTK2 Themes

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You can now download the official Ubuntu Sun over at its Ubuntu Artwork page (link below). I've changed the name of this theme to "Ubuntu Sun X" to avoid confusion. Not very original but it'll do.

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There are some really nice concepts at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Lucid/UbuntuSun/ of themes that show the sun and sky at different times of the day.

This is my attempt at implementing those mockups. They're not particularly good and could have quite a few bugs and other issues.

Thanks to plippo for the original idea and mockups. And thanks to fhainsen for feedback.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

v0.4
[indent]Name Change
Fixed panel notification icons[/indent]

v0.3
[indent]Fixed borders and corners so they match
Borders now work better with dark themes
Enriched colours to more closely match the mockups
Tweaked title gradient to be less abrupt (may not have worked)
Buttons now shade on hover rather than displacement
Buttons now visible in inactive windows
Added an "Ubuntu Dark" theme on a trial basis[/indent]

v0.2
[indent]Added Day and Dusk themes
Added divider between maximise and close button
Made maximised windows look better
Adjusted colours to be more acurate[/indent]

KimJ

9 years ago

This is perhaps the best theme for ubuntu ever maded. but I think that the borderline in the process bar is too thick. Maybe something like The New Wave theme.

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KimJ

9 years ago

Sorry It should be Process Bar not Process Tar.

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molecule-eye

9 years ago

It's too difficult to distinguish top-level tabs which makes its usability rating suck.

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benjamimgois

9 years ago

Ubuntu sun is looking very nice. I would suggest to modify the color of scrools, i almost couldn't see them using dusk.

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fheinsen

9 years ago

ingolemo -- great job. I just put a link on my theme pointing here :-)

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fheinsen

9 years ago

ingolemo -- I just uploaded a new version of your metacity theme here: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=116529 -- changes include: (1) fixed all edges; (2) replaced the up-down button animations with subtle highlights on hover and click; and (3) added visible buttons to all unfocused windows. I couldn't quickly figure out how to fix the title-bar gradient (which ends a bit too abruptly with some color schemes), so I left it as is. Hope this is helpful.


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ingolemo

9 years ago

Hmm, the highlights do work better. Do you mind if I nick them for my next version?

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fheinsen

9 years ago

ingolemo -- please use any/all of it however you wish!

I look forward to your next version.

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fheinsen

9 years ago

Excellent results for a first attempt at recreating the 'Ubuntu Sun' mock-ups; this is now my desktop's theme. Thank you for doing this. In the spirit of helping, here's my feedback: (1) the white edges of the top two corners look less transparent than the white edges of the top and sides of windows, and therefore are oddly brighter; (2) hovering and/or clicking on the minimize/maximize/close buttons result in odd down-up animations; and (3) on the left side of the title-bar, the gradient transition from window background color to selected color is not smooth as in the mockups, though this is IMHO much less of an issue.

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ingolemo

9 years ago

Thanks

(1) is a known problem; I need to redo the corners using tints instead of arcs. The bottom has the same problem but it is less obvious because of the less saturated colours.

(2) is intentional. The original mockups don't provide any details with respect to interactivity but I had to do something there. Movement on hover isn't ideal, but it was simple to implement. I'm not a designer so if anyone has any suggestions here, that would be helpful.

(3) I'm not really sure what you mean with this one. I can't see anything wrong with it.

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Vortex0965

9 years ago

I made some changes to Ubuntu Dawn, I think a dark panel fits better to the theme,I made a screenshot:

http://img163.imageshack.us/i/provas.png/

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mio69

9 years ago

Great idea !

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bababoss

9 years ago

Hello,

This is a very nice Metacity. Could you make one version that fits to this theme:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Karmic+X?content=112401

I think your dusk-version, a bit smaller and less of the colour-shine, would fit perfectly to karmic X. I hope you can take the time or someone else. i would do it myself but i cant make metacity-themes.

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ingolemo

9 years ago

The guide to making metacity themes is here:
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutorials/metacity/metacity-themes.html

Unfortunately, I'm busy enough as it is, but if you'd like to edit Dusk to be more to you liking; look at lines 13 to 36 to make it smaller, and line 114 to change the gradient colour. Good luck.

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Plippo

9 years ago

In contrast, I really appreciate your work, well done. I think you even give me too much credit. As you created the actual theme, your name should also appear in the theme file.

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ingolemo

9 years ago

I'm glad you approve.

I don't know to what extent you're still working on the mockups, but I'd really appreciate your input on the aspects that I had to decide myself; hover states of buttons, unfocused windows, ...that kind of thing.

Currently, I've just taken the simplest approach I could think of. But if you have a vision for these things, I would prefer to follow your lead.

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Plippo

9 years ago

I actually had already started to create my own metacity themes before I have seen yours. First I thought of stopping working on them and use yours as a base instead, but as I had taken a few different approaches, I continued anyway. Dawn and Dusk are almost finished now and Day will be soon. I'll hopefully be able to upload them by tomorrow (don't have that much time at the moment), so maybe we can then merge the best of both approaches.

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Vortex0965

9 years ago

Nice work,I think you should put it also in the gtk2 themes section!

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ugluck

9 years ago

it's realy nice, and in my opinion, it's the first submission theme has posibilities to became a default in ubuntu.

in the other hand, i feel the grey it's so dark.

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ingolemo

9 years ago

Have you tried the Ubuntu Day theme? I added that after you commented.

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Sigra

9 years ago

This is my new Default theme in Linuxmint 8 now.

Great work.

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9 years ago

v0.4
[indent]Name Change
Fixed panel notification icons[/indent]

v0.3
[indent]Fixed borders and corners so they match
Borders now work better with dark themes
Enriched colours to more closely match the mockups
Tweaked title gradient to be less abrupt (may not have worked)
Buttons now shade on hover rather than displacement
Buttons now visible in inactive windows
Added an "Ubuntu Dark" theme on a trial basis[/indent]

v0.2
[indent]Added Day and Dusk themes
Added divider between maximise and close button
Made maximised windows look better
Adjusted colours to be more acurate[/indent]

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