Description:

This is my attempt to revive a theme that I liked but never got released.

Because of the close integration between the GTK and Metacity themes you will find:

* That the titlebar font size works best between 8-10 (using sans bold as an example). Depending on your monitor 11-12 may still be acceptable.

* That you cant change the windows background color (due to the GTK and Metacity theme integration).

* That KDE, Java and wxWidgets applications dont look as intended. I am looking into fixing this if possible.

Those points aside if you are like me and 99% of your applications are GTK you should have no problems... and the result look fantastic!

If you find a GTK application that hasnt themed correctly please report it below and I will see what I can do.

And lastly if you have the time it would be great if you could vote and comment on the theme. Note that this is my first attempt at a GTK theme so please be kind :-)

This theme requires the latest Murrine Engine.

Original unreleased theme: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Aurora+Unified+Suite+%28Preview%29?content=70138.

Metacity buttons from: http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-gtk-theme-83104033.

Murrine Engine DEBs:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Murrine+Engine+%28Ubuntu+Packages%29?content=99516

Murrine Engine RPMs:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=122064 - thanks gracca


Screenshots:
GTK/controls: Unified theme
Metacity/Window border: Unified theme
Icons: Elementary - http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-Icons-65437279
Background: Calm - http://elusive.deviantart.com/art/Calm-157643359
Panel background: Unified theme - applied manually
Dock: DockbarX (Gaia theme) - http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DockbarX?content=101604
Last changelog:

7 years ago

v0.4
- Cleaner scrollbars
- Highlight scrollbars when in use
- Fixed ubuntu lucid volume applet background
- Fixed black backgrounds in some applications
- Created top and bottom panels - not used by default


v0.3
- Fixed the panels menubar background color when hovered


v0.2
- Fixed cropping of some titlebar letters (eg g, p, y etc)
- Fixed themeing of the screensaver unlock window
- Fixed text color in nautilus infobar
- Fixed background in brasero
- Lightened panel background
- Created Firefox, Thunderbrid and Google Chrome themes (Unified extras)

To install the FF and TB themes drag them into the Add-ons -> Themes dialog. To install the Chrome theme just drag it into the browser.

FF before vs after: http://www.zacbarton.com/screenshots/unified_ff_before_vs_after.png


v0.1
- Initial release

fblais

5 months ago

External link for Unified extras is broken. (error 404).

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sauravzone1

5 years ago

Which font are you using in your screenshots? And is there something to integrate the theme with the latest versions of Firefox (6, 7)? The add-on provided is not compatible.

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sauravzone1

5 years ago

One of the best and most beautiful themes in existence.

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merindoll

6 years ago

Hi.

I'm using Unified v0.4.

Here is a screenshot of Inkscape with the Path Effect Editor sidebar open : http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6313/screenshot000u.png

Then I commented out this Inkscape workaround : widget "gtkmm__GtkWindow.*" style "try_to_use_window_background" # inkscape toolbars

And it's ok now : http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9714/screenshot001r.png

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tomtwix

7 years ago

Please update the firefox theme to be compatible with 3.6.3. This is an awesome theme package!

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donaljoconnor

7 years ago

Can honestly say this is the one theme I'm completely happy with.

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r4ito

7 years ago

After seeing some other themes, I really liked the scrollbar style on "Ambiance" but only the scrollbar... so I decided to mix it into your theme,

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1337/screenshotrk.png

It's just an idea in case you like it as much as I do.

See you.

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nenelinux

7 years ago

with the scrollbar style on "Ambiance" look better :D

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nenelinux

7 years ago

how you get the borders shadows in the second pic (the rhythmbox properties???

do you use a emerald theme ?

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r4ito

7 years ago

You can use metacity as compositing manager, this will display shadows behind the windows and panel, to activate it write on a console the following

gconftool-2 --type bool -s /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager True

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r4ito

7 years ago

was using it, and I like the new changes on the scrollbar, thanks!

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donaljoconnor

7 years ago

Great Theme!

Just noticed that apps like Synaptic and gedit are not being themed and have the ugly default gnome theme.

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donaljoconnor

7 years ago

Managed to sort this. Just needed to install to /usr/share/themes.

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user333

7 years ago

Nice theme :) Could you make one that that is darker? I am looking at this screen for quite a while so I have to use dark themes so I don't burn my eyes out

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pionono

7 years ago

Very good theme, but one thing: I want a non-flat panel!! ;)
I can't use a gtk theme with flat panel, please try to add it ;)

Good work!

Sergej

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Hadret

7 years ago

I'd love to see radio and checkboxes like in Elementary. Any chances for that kind of change? (:

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Majki-Fajki

7 years ago

When we can expect smooth taskbar background? Now it's... grey :)

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LeoZappa

7 years ago

Hi again! in 0.2 menubar items of panels (just like in the main menubar on the top left) are miscolored when active, namely gray instead of blue.

Thanks for this wonderful theme!! :)

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cleem

7 years ago

I have Murrine installed, but I can't see theme's controls. I see only ugly default controls. Others downloaded themes for Murrine work. Have any idea?

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zacbarton

7 years ago

Make sure you have the latest Murrine Engine installed. I've posted a link above for DEB's but I havent found RMP's that are up-to-date enough.

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cleem

7 years ago

I have 0.90-3, latest at this moment. This is strange: other themes work good. What about configuration of murrine? May be, special configuration is needed?

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zacbarton

7 years ago

cleem im sorry the theme isnt working for you :-(

I know 0.90.3 doesnt work in Ubuntu but an updated package (from 2010/02/10) does.

If you run "metacity --replace" in the command line then change your theme back to the "Unified" theme do you see any errors outputted. It could give you a hint as to what could be wrong?

If you see "gtkrc:110: error: unexpected identifier arrowstyle" in the output then your version of murrine isnt new enough.

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thenktor

7 years ago

I have this error:
gtkrc:110: error: unexpected identifier `arrowstyle', expected character `}'

But I have Murrine svn r174 and there is no newer version in svn available.

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thenktor

7 years ago

Forget it, they have switched to git...

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turezky

7 years ago

You really should install the murrine engine from the "suraia" PPA (https://launchpad.net/~suraia/+archive/ppa). After that just log-out or restart for changes to take effect. Otherwise, it will show ugly default buttons.

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7 years ago

v0.4
- Cleaner scrollbars
- Highlight scrollbars when in use
- Fixed ubuntu lucid volume applet background
- Fixed black backgrounds in some applications
- Created top and bottom panels - not used by default


v0.3
- Fixed the panels menubar background color when hovered


v0.2
- Fixed cropping of some titlebar letters (eg g, p, y etc)
- Fixed themeing of the screensaver unlock window
- Fixed text color in nautilus infobar
- Fixed background in brasero
- Lightened panel background
- Created Firefox, Thunderbrid and Google Chrome themes (Unified extras)

To install the FF and TB themes drag them into the Add-ons -> Themes dialog. To install the Chrome theme just drag it into the browser.

FF before vs after: http://www.zacbarton.com/screenshots/unified_ff_before_vs_after.png


v0.1
- Initial release

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