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Simple, clean and elegant.

The icon theme I use is a little bit modified well known elementary-monochrome (by DanRabbit). The mod called absolute-mono can be downloaded here: http://rghost.net/1975508

To use version 0.7 one should install the latest version of murrine engine (corresponding deb-files attached).

Changelog:

5 years ago

0.7.7 - Fixed the problem with right-bottom corners in Ubuntu 11.04 apps.
0.7.6 - Changed gtk-menu-popup-delay to fix submenus blink in qt4 apps.
0.7.5 - Tuned appearance of menu items a bit. Squared variant of the theme is added.
0.7 - Tuned appearance of some widgets. Changed 'selected' color. Modified metacity as well.
0.6 - Fixed small bugs in metacity theme. Added an alternative metacity theme.
0.5 - Added menu button in metacity. Made a variant of metacity theme centering title text (see screenshot 3).
0.4 - Fixes in metacity.
0.3 - Modified progress bars a bit.
0.2 - Changed appearance of metacity's pressed buttons. Some fixes in gtk.
0.1 - Initial release.

3 years ago

rhoconlinux

After YEARS, I have to say this is my favourite theme ever ja. Even though nowadays everithing is in gtk3, this work is OUTSTANTING and everlating. So cheers for that. And thanks! :)

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3 years ago

rhoconlinux

After YEARS, I have to say this is my favourite theme ever ja. Even though everithing in gtk3, this work is OUTSTANTING. So cheers for that. And thanks! :)

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4 years ago

hallowinny15

What do you think about gtk3 port of this theme?

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4 years ago

steelsquid

Love this theme, clean and beautiful :-)
Do not know if anyone is interested but found no Openbox theme to match it so I made one.
Very simple theme, just the same color.
Named it: Absolute Openbox
http://box-look.org/content/show.php/AbsoluteOpenbox?content=151365

/Andreas Nilsson

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5 years ago

alsvartr

how about gtk3 theme?

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5 years ago

2sev

I would like to make gtk3-variant, but right now I don't have enough time even to figure out how to do it. Sorry.

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5 years ago

zili

please make gtk3 theme !

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5 years ago

OffSet

Hi 2dev, greetings for such an amazing work u did with this amazing theme! I love it!

My question is, i get a "absolute-themes does not appear to be a valid theme" error message when selecting or draggin and droppin the bz2 file onto the theme panel i right click on the desktop.

How am I supposed to install it? I would love to know.

Thanks in advance!

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5 years ago

2sev

Hi OffSet,
to install the themes you should extract the bz2-archive and then move all the directories from 'absolute-themes' into your $HOME/.themes/ or /usr/share/themes/ directories.

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5 years ago

acronje

Hi there,

I'm a huge fan of your theme. However, with the 11.04, the new Unity panel looks kind of weird (http://i.imgur.com/P1V9A.png) - the text appears to be bold and slightly blurred (something to do with aliasing? it's more visible on my monitor than the screenshot). Is it possible you could modify the theme (to use the same text style that was used in gnome-panel in 10.10), or at least direct me in the right direction to do it myself?

always appreciated,

Arno

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5 years ago

2sev

Hi Arno,
Thanks a lot for the comment. Unfortunately, right now I can't imagine what the problem is. But I confirm that fonts in Unity panel looks terrible. And not only with absolute theme - all the other light themes looks awful with Unity panel (Unity panel does not respect user defined font hinting settings - don't know why). But absolute looks differently, yes. I will try to figure out why. Thanks again.

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5 years ago

PPyclik

Hi, I've been using absolute for long long time, since it's just the best. I wonder, are you planning to make a GTK3 version?

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5 years ago

2sev

Yes, I plan to make a GTK3 version. But it will take time.

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5 years ago

rawr

Sorry 4 my english :)

Sir, thx 4 u great artwork, i love this theme very much :)

But, i have problem, i'm using opensuse. The problem is when i using this theme, the suse-menu logo not show good :(

i take screenshot: http://img863.imageshack.us/i/susemenuabsoluteth.jpg/

please help me how to fix?

Sorry 4 my english :)

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5 years ago

2sev

Thanks for your comment. I'll try to figure out where the problem is.

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5 years ago

rawr

The problem gone when i add code to absolute gtkrc file:

GtkWidget::focus-line-width= 0
GtkWidget::focus_padding= 0

here the look that show the suse-menu/slab-menu logo show properly: http://img14.imageshack.us/i/suseslabmenuabsoluteth.jpg/

But :( the other problem come :( after add the code, my nautilus main-toolbar and location-bar going to small size.

Before add code: http://img191.imageshack.us/i/suseslabmenuabsolutethb.jpg/
After add code: http://img51.imageshack.us/i/statuslocationbarabsolu.jpg/

now i really have no idea how to fix to make the main-toolbar and location-bar back to default size

Sorry 4 my english :)

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5 years ago

2sev

Ok, thanks. I'll try to look into this when I have time.

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5 years ago

quoiure

In unity when window is maximized this themes icons [maximize, minimize, close] are replaced by some other icons.

How can I handle this? :)

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5 years ago

quoiure

I've solved my problem :D

Thanks for making such a great theme!

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5 years ago

2sev

:) And what is the solution?

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5 years ago

quoiure

Since unity has it's icons hard-coded, it uses icons in Ambiance/Radiance directories.
If the theme is something other than Ambiance it uses it's standard icons, so a backup of Ambiance and a simple rename of your theme did the trick.

There is a bug filed already about those icons, but nobody is assigned to it as for now and it looks like they would use another decorator first rather than make it work for metacity (https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/740232)

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5 years ago

soee

Tkank You. My fav theme :) Big + for not using rounded corners!

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5 years ago

Speaktrap

It's similar to my theme, but this one is more smooth :) like it

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5 years ago

2sev

Thanks. :)

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5 years ago

Triceratops

Hi,

This is my most favorite GTK theme. Thank you vary much. Love the Absolute & Absolute Squared. I hope in future versions, you will add some color variations. For example: titlebar in Blue or Green. For some reason, the themes are now all gray, white or black. In my opinion, adding a color touch would give the theme some original touches.

Also can you make the scrollbar darker?

Thanks in advance.

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