Blue Swirl
GDM Themes
Score 76%
Description:

Based on the "Pixel Girl" GDM theme and the "Blue Turbulence" wallpaper. The wallpaper itself was apparently generated using 'fyre':

http://fyre.navi.cx/

Screenshots 1 & 2 show appearence at a resolution of 1280x1024. Shot 3 shows the appearence at a resolution of 1024x768.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.4
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* Bugfix for clock/hostname mixup. Clock should now update properly (Thanks to Josh Snyder)
* Took out the '%s' from pam-error to match newer GDM theme designs.

0.3
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* Reduced font size of "pam_error" to accomodate lower resolutions
* Fixed a minor overlap issue between the rightmost strip and the login box
* Got rid of the dashed-rectangle around the input box

0.2
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* Added hostname display above clock

0.1
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* First theme
* Fixed "pam_error" positioning
* Changed coloring of buttons when pressed

paulomaia

2 years ago

Hi! I love this theme, but depios efetuei that a system update I can not use it anymore, gdm does not accept it, can someone help me put it in use again, thank !!!

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1Aakoo1

6 years ago

Using Karmic 9.10. Could you provide a guide to install this theme(& others). I tried using this method http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1333683
But it says invalid theme. Trying this method on other themes don't give the right result!

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surfinmdq

7 years ago

downloading

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lightdreamer

9 years ago

In Spanish, the word "contraseña" (password) gets hidden under the field where you have to write it. Hope you can fix it!

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lightdreamer

9 years ago

In Spanish, the word "contraseña" (password) gets hidden under the field where you have to write it. Hope you can fix it!

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axe2010

9 years ago

good job,i like,thanks!

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randell6564

10 years ago

Nice job my friend! It is consistent with my desktop theme/wallpaper.

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darkknight9

10 years ago

Thanks!

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nighthawk58

10 years ago

I think this is the one I will use for now. thank you...

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darkknight9

10 years ago

Glad that you like it!

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klines

10 years ago

great. also using the matching desktop wallpaper.

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toffstol

10 years ago

This theme rules. Its simple and good looking! Not to much details, or not to few details.

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FastZ

10 years ago

Great looking GDM theme. Thanks.

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masteraprpc

10 years ago

Perfect in my LCD Monitor thancks for exist
--_____--

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gr33kdude

10 years ago

could you fix it so that the time and date update?

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Ferio

11 years ago

In Spanish, the word Contraseña: (Password:) gets partially hidden behind the text-box, would it be possible to move the text-box slightly to the right? I only can see Contrase.
On the other hand, good job, I like it very much.

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darkknight9

11 years ago

It's really difficult to accomodate for every single language/resolution, so I'll just tell you what to do to fix it to your own taste:

As root, open the file /usr/share/gdm/themes/BlueSwirl/blueswirl.xml for editing. Then change line 105 from:

<pos anchor="w" y="50%"/>

to:

<pos anchor="w" x="-30%" y="50%"/>

Of course you'll have to check whether the -30% is too much or still too little. You can adjust that value till you find one that works.

Glad that you like it.

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darkknight9

11 years ago

Version 0.3 of the theme should now be usable with lower resolutions.

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apelete

11 years ago

Thanks for keeping up the good work !!

There still are differences between 1280 and 1024 versions. The Gnome-foot logo is still closer to the border of the screen in the 1024 version.
Can you make it so that it would have the same offset as in the 1280 (move the entire "login banner" to the right) ?

And thanks again for reading recommandations :-)

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apelete

11 years ago

Oh, and the word "Mot de passe" (when you type a password in) doesn't fit in its dedicated space....

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darkknight9

11 years ago

At the moment, it is not possible to get an exact replica of the 1280 layout on a 1024 layout since the image sizes are fixed. So, although the screen gets smaller, the "gnome-foot" stays at the same size; and since everything is anchored to the center and offset by a fixed number of pixels, the effect of reducing the screen size is that some things tend to be left out. Same thing goes for the "Mot de passe" .. the login box was meant to accomodate "Password" so the other languages (depends on how long) would tend to spill over the designated area.. Again, the solution might be to just tweak the *.xml file and change the font size yourself ...

The way out is probably to design a completely new package for the lower resolutions. Right now I don't have the time so you might have to wait a little longer(unless someone has an idea on how to make the existing package scale over all resolutions ..)

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apelete

11 years ago

Can you make the same for 1024*768 resolution ? It would be a good idea, since not everyone use high resolutions like 1280 and above....

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darkknight9

11 years ago

Glad that you like it. Could you please tell me the issues with 1024x768? I am aware of the fact that the pam_error gets smeared over the login box -- that's easily fixed by reducing the font size .. but is there anything else?

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michaelchan

11 years ago

Nice usage of the wallpaper http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=24698
Well done.

Michael Chan

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arsenio

11 years ago

did he thank you at least? too many kiddos are ripping artwork these days without any respect or appreciation. good they rarely enter museums, they might get on the idea of taking the paintings home to overpaint them

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8 years ago

0.4
---
* Bugfix for clock/hostname mixup. Clock should now update properly (Thanks to Josh Snyder)
* Took out the '%s' from pam-error to match newer GDM theme designs.

0.3
---
* Reduced font size of "pam_error" to accomodate lower resolutions
* Fixed a minor overlap issue between the rightmost strip and the login box
* Got rid of the dashed-rectangle around the input box

0.2
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* Added hostname display above clock

0.1
---
* First theme
* Fixed "pam_error" positioning
* Changed coloring of buttons when pressed

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