Unified
GTK2 Themes
Score 70%
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

zacbarton

7 years ago

cleem if you are using fedora gracca has created some fresh rpms that work with this theme. see the rpm link above.

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LeoZappa

7 years ago

I think it looks really great!!! I'm using it with MeliaeSVG-Dark icon theme..

For Firefox, I'd suggest to use theCompactMenu extension to get rid of the menus and bring all buttons and location/search-bar to the menubar, so that you can remove both toolbars and get this:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/998584/firefox_unified_theme.png

:D

By the way, letters like "g" and "p" are cut in the metacity theme (see scrnshot)

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zacbarton

7 years ago

Ta for reporting the titlebar cropping

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turezky

7 years ago

Great theme! Made it my default straight away.
Have a little question though, is there anyway to omit this blue rectangle that occurs on some controls when you push/select them.
Example:
[IMG]http://imgur.com/wPvUa.png[/IMG]
Would be great if simply looked like this:
[IMG]http://imgur.com/A7xVe.png[/IMG]

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zacbarton

7 years ago

I'd like to make it look better also. Removing the blue focus outline would be an accessibility loss... you wouldn't know what item has focus.

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rowancompsciguy

7 years ago

I'm really loving this theme. Very well done!!

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mio69

7 years ago

Great job, congratulations!

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Majki-Fajki

7 years ago

As for 0.1 version - awesome.

What You might consider:
Window decoration - very tall, title bar buttons suck :)

Not very vell integrating with some apps, thunderbird in example.

But most important - keep on working! What i like most- taskbar. Mayby some good panel backgriund, like in Elemenatary?

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alecive

7 years ago

Hi!
Is there also an emerald theme to integrate this fantastic GTK theme!?

Thanks for the response! :D

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cimi86

7 years ago

Please use murrine for menubars and other widgets, if you have troubles with the line around the menubar, just decrease contrast

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zacbarton

7 years ago

I am using the murrine engine for the widgets. The hardest thing I found with this theme was getting the background showing thru all/some widgets like GtkToolbar, GtkHandleBox, GtkMenuBar. I found that using a combination of engine "" and bg_pixmap = "<parent>" I could disable what seems to be the hardcoded background fill for most of these.

Any thoughts on another way to place a background on a GtkWindow and have all the other widgets (mentioned above) backgrounds transparent?

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gracca

7 years ago

Hey, the Metacity theme is nice...but the GTK theme doesn't work in Fedora. Thoughts?

Germán.

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zacbarton

7 years ago

mtax also had this problem. I'll have to setup a fedora install and see whats up.

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gracca

7 years ago

OK thanks.

BTW, you don't need to put a link to the Fedora RPM packages of Murrina engine, because it is in the official Fedora repositories :-)

Cheers,
German.

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gracca

7 years ago

Hey! I uninstalled murrine version 0.90.3 from my Fedora 12 and installed murrine 0.91.0 from git, and now it works perfectly with various themes that had stopped working some days ago, included this one. So, I packaged murrine from git for Fedora, take a look here:

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=122064

The shot is with this theme. Thanks!

Cheers,
Germán.

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zacbarton

7 years ago

fantastic work gracca. ive updated the rpm link above.

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Izo

7 years ago

Looking good so far. I have a couple of suggestions:

1. Make the button colour a little lighter, that'll make them "pop" much more.

2. I'd be tempted to add a simple gradient to the menuitem selection.

Still a good start. Keep at it!

/izo\

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tcharlss

7 years ago

Excellent work. I've been looking for this kind of theme for a long time. It's clean, light and sober, exactly what the default ubuntu theme should be. In my opinion, blending the title bar and the foreground window is the best choice.

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vrnb

7 years ago

i cannot find the icon theme you are using. what is it?
Thanks.
Bogdan

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zacbarton

7 years ago

they would be the new ubuntu-mono-light icons

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dreamnymph

7 years ago

Good Job

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mtax

7 years ago

What is the required engine for this theme?

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zacbarton

7 years ago

Murrine. I've added download links in the description above.

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mtax

7 years ago

This is for debian based distros only. Too bad, it looks smooth. I'll wait the latest version in fedora repos.

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zacbarton

7 years ago

I found some RMPS and have added the links above. Hopefully they help?

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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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