Description:

My Initial Attempt at a custom theme for GNOME.

Remember to select the XNTricity window theme from the "Appearances" dialogue.

Thanks to TheRob for the Slickness Menubar and Metacity theme.

Stupid OpenOffice is still playing the fool with menubars! Managed a mild workaround though.

NOTE: Panel theming is enabled by default. It only supports horizontal panels.If you want to change the background or use vertical panels, then you can modify Panel/gtkrc and change line 18
Quote:

# Change this to the background image for the panel that
# you want. Disable it to use a custom image. NOTE: you will also have
# to disable a bunch of other lines (marked) below.
bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "Panel/panel-bg-black-24.png"


to

Quote:

# Change this to the background image for the panel that
# you want. Disable it to use a custom image. NOTE: you will also have
# to disable a bunch of other lines (marked) below.
# bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "Panel/panel-bg-black-24.png"


Then choose a new panel background from the panel properties. There are some in the Panel folder in the theme directory. The gtkrc doesn't properly support translucent panels, but you can use a translucent one using this method.


GTK2 Theme Engines Required:
* Murrine
* Clearlooks
* Pixmap/Pixbuf
* Crux

The icon theme is Gnome Colours - Noble.

The following scrollbars are available:
1. Black Denim (default)
2. Slickness
3. Aero

Comment all but the one you want in the toplevel gtkrc at around line 280.

Changelog:

7 years ago

Apr, 6th 2008

- Updated screenshots.
- Colour Scheme Change.

Apr, 8th 2008

- Updates for netstatus and fast user switcher font colours.

Apr, 26th 2008

- Colour scheme updates.
- Updated Menus to Slickness Black (thanks to TheRob)
- Scrollbar choices of Default, Aero & Slickness
- Bug Fixes (like toggle button)
- Changed toolbar colouring
- Updated Screenshots

Thanks to etiennealaurent`s LiNsta theme for the Aero scrollbar option.

Apr 26th, 2008 - Part II

- Major gtkrc overhaul. More flexible and better documentation. Provides some new options.
- Minor tweaks
- New Panel buttons from Murrina Aero
- Fixed: Treeview style
- Automatically set the panel background

Apr 27th, 2008

- Updated Screenshots
- Fixed: disabled control text
- Fixed: progress bar text colours

May 4th, 2008

- Updated Screens, for fonts and iconset

May 25th, 2008

- Changes colour scheme slight to account for my gamma correction.
- Fix contrast.

Oct 09th, 2009

- Some fixes for new Gnome stuff
- Change scrollies
- Other Updates

Oct 10th, 2009

- Updated scrollies

Oct 11th, 2009

- Soften scrollbar trough
- Revert to old sliders

Dec 17th, 2009

- De-colour scrollbars
- Fix for GIMP toolboxes
- Minor panel change

7 years ago

truckerpunk

I can get this installed... I extracted the .tar package and tried to install it in "Appearance", but all I get is; ...Doesn't seem to be a valid theme package", I like the theme, but I can't seem to install it. Is it broken? Help is appreciated.

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7 years ago

savyasachi

Just drag and drop the tar.gz package onto the "Appearance" window. Don't extract anything.

OR

In the "Appearance" dialog click "Install" and select the tar.gz package.

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6 years ago

Linuxguy89

i want this theme but it says intallation for XNTricity failed. can't move directory over directory. what does that mean and how can i fix it?

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6 years ago

savyasachi

I'm sorry, but I have never seen that error.

Did you install using "Install" from the Appearances Settings dialog?

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7 years ago

xrfang

Its just the same as SlikneeS? How can I get the effect (of the main menu) show in the screenshot? Thanks

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7 years ago

savyasachi

why not install both and compare? also the main menu is the 'ubuntu netbook-launcher'

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7 years ago

lordberic

Thats awesome mate, really like this theme!

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7 years ago

savyasachi

Much appreciated! Don't hesitate to critique. Suggestions and comments welcome.

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7 years ago

emmeffebo

What is the left bar in screenshot? Thanks

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7 years ago

savyasachi

Ubuntu's "netbook-launcher"

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8 years ago

ext3h

Seems like you copied the SlicknesS-style, hope you didnt copied the bugs...

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8 years ago

savyasachi

The titlebar and scrollbars were taken from Slickness with theRob's permission. Everything else is custom made.

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8 years ago

slowrock

what is the font name on the window title?

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8 years ago

savyasachi

Zekton something if I remember correctly

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8 years ago

scrawl

This is the best theme I ever saw! Great Job!
I love the glossy look of the panels :)

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8 years ago

leighaquarius

Best theme I have come across so far, I use it everyday :D. Would like to use it in a new Linux distro I'm working on, if your interested?

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8 years ago

savyasachi

You are welcome to use it wherever you like.
I know of only 1 real bug at the moment, the firefox 3 address bar drop down isn't correct and the "Add Bookmark" popup text is not visible. I am working on those. If you're working on a distro, then perhaps these bugs would be important.

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8 years ago

pcrusrd

I became a member of this web site because of your art. Really amazing... Just what i was looking for. Glossy effects, black and blue theme. I'm new on this and I appreciate your good job. Congrats.

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8 years ago

savyasachi

Thanks. And remember, if you have any suggestions (or problems with certain apps), please don't hesitate to let me know.

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8 years ago

PaulRay

... all of these Negative comments.
This theme is tight, well thought out and always gets compliments from the people I show my desktop to.

It's very modern, clean and slick. I use it a work to make the Vista Users jealous.

Half of the team here are designers and I'm a director. We know something about good design, this is good design.

Don't listen to the haters.

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8 years ago

savyasachi

Much appreciated. I personally don't mind negative comments as long as there's something constructive in them.

All opinion is valid, especially when it comes to something like art.

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8 years ago

Quixotic

Well spoken...

I am new to this community and I will be testing your theme out. - await a few comments on my behalf.

I enjoyed that changelog, it's always nice to see progress like that.

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8 years ago

canistra

Now that's an ugly theme, I wonder how it could be so popular

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8 years ago

prytania

Gray, lifeless, and sterile.

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8 years ago

ayoli

I won't use it since I prefer flat themes, but I rate it good because it's a nice and pro theme with a good use of the community work and a complete doc.
Well done.

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