absolute
GTK2 Themes
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Description:

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).
Last changelog:

6 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.

2sev

6 years ago

Thanks, I'll watch what I can do with colors variations. But the problem is that I'm a bad designer. :)
As for making scrollbars darker, you can do it by yourself, because it is quite easy. :) All you should do for it is just to change the line 299 of <gtkrc> file. The value of shading is 0.95 now. Varying this value you'll get a color you probably like.

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Triceratops

6 years ago

How come you are bad designer?!? Your theme looks better than that of those who are designers.

Thanks for the trick of the scrollbar shade. Can you show me how to color the titlebar as well?

As for the color of the titlebar. Here is a nice Blue and Green shades imitated from Zukitwo:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Zukitwo?content=140562&PHPSESSID=23db6e5b7ba70a6cc8d3da98e7fa74c1

Personally, I think Absolute would look great with a blue (or green) titlebar.

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Ghostdmn

6 years ago

Еще бы знать как моно иконки в трей запихать...

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2sev

6 years ago

А в чем проблема? Можно использовать иконки faenza. А я использую немного измененную версию elementary monochrome.

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Ghostdmn

6 years ago

Проблему решил. Удалением hicolor и locolor. Это только в Убунте монохромные по умолчанию.

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acronje

6 years ago

This theme has a bug that affects QT applications. To test, install Clementine music player. To test, go to playlist>shuffle mode and watch the dropdown menu flicker when the cursor moves. Apart from this, the theme is absolutely perfect, and is one of only a few, which is why I would really like this fixed.

Regards

Arno

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2sev

6 years ago

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

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acronje

6 years ago

thanks, if you need any help replicating the problem just let me know.

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2sev

6 years ago

Just fixed this. Try. :)

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acronje

6 years ago

Awesome, you are legendary. I really love this theme. Thanks for making the best theme on gnome-look.org!

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fauzie811

6 years ago

where did you get that Menlo font?

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2sev

6 years ago

To tell the truth I don't remember. You can download it from http://rghost.net/4807333 .

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fauzie811

6 years ago

thanks a lot...

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DasFox

6 years ago

0.7 not working it complains about line 262 in gtkrc

I installed 0.6 and it works, I also have he latest murrine-0.90.3.git

By the way what is the difference between all the different versions? alt -center-alt?


THANKS

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2sev

6 years ago

If you have the latest murrine from git then the theme must work. Try one of the deb packages I made (see above). The versions from last ubuntu/fedora releases also work.

The difference between all the alt versions is in location of the metacity's buttons and window title.

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anonymousone

6 years ago

1. Can you make a dark (like black or very dark gray) version of this theme?

2. In Chrome/Chromium the tab bar uses the same gray as elsewhere so its indistinguishable. Maybe provide a version with a dark menubar?

Besides those two minor quibbles, I really like this theme.

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2sev

6 years ago

Thank you for interesting suggestions. Generally speaking, I have already thought of dark versions of this theme, but unfortunately I have not any free time during last months. If I have spare time I'll try to make it. Thanks.

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adamn

6 years ago

I have to confess, I have no idea how to install this. It's not a theme package. Care to help the un-enlightened?

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tesa

6 years ago

Ok. To install this theme you should uncompress downloaded archive and move all the folders from there into a directory "/home/your_user_name/.themes/". If this target directory does not exist then first you should create it.

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2sev

6 years ago

Ok. To install this theme you should uncompress downloaded archive and move all the folders from there into a directory "/home/your_user_name/.themes/". If this target directory does not exist then first you should create it.

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tigrang

6 years ago

This is a great team and the main reason I don't use linux is because my eyes can't stand the fonts. The font in your screenshot looks amazing tho (along with your theme).

You stated that the font you're using is Droid but in the screenshot it shows Lucida Grande. Can you please very which font your using and at what size (and also what type of rendering and DPI). That would help me very much. Thanks!

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tigrang

6 years ago

team = theme* :)

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tesa

6 years ago

Thanks for the comment. The thing is I used Droid Sans with previous versions of the theme. The comments you read concern screenshots made for those versions. Now I use Lucida Grande as you see in the pictures. I prefer subpixel smoothing, 8 size and 96 DPI. If you want to see Droid Sans in action with 'absolute' and to compare it with Lucida Grande, try the picture I made for you: http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6171/tmpemxwro.png

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2sev

6 years ago

Oops... Commented from my wife's account.

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tigrang

6 years ago

Thanks for the screenshot and your efforts. If I can get my desktop to look exactly like that your theme and font choice will make me switch to linux :)

My eyes suck I need sharpness :S

Great theme. Keep it up.

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6 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.

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