OrangeLiNstaBlackPlastic
GTK2 Themes
Score 72%
Description:

Borrowed a couple themes and added to it. Linsta and a Linsta black metacity theme for the window decorations.

FIREFOX FIX HERE:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=503508

Elephant wallpaper:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Animals

If you find a bug or have an idea to improve this let me know!
Last changelog:

9 years ago

bottom/side window decorations are narrower when window is maximized.

Progress bars are orange.

Scrollbars are Chocolate.

Toolbars and window background are less silver and more human colored. Slight change.

New buttons (ok/exit stuff). They look a lil glossier. Got the idea from the schwermetall theme.

minor stuff

-updated range sliders.

-updated buttons and button prelights.

-supports up to a 36px panel height

9/5/07 Added a hack to make the Create Application Launcher more readable. Still not perfect, but better. It's a known gnome bug.

emshin

10 years ago

could you link to your wall paper?

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xlcheese

10 years ago

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=65822

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GnomeFanatic

10 years ago

Thanks for the update and thank you for trying to fix the create launcher part.
It looks a good deal better but the text needs to be white, I have found a way to do it with Gnome colour chooser but it ruins the text for everything else. :(

See for yourself(copy & paste): http://www.zendurl.com/ratesoft/attempt.zip

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slimp

10 years ago

very nice :)

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GnomeFanatic

10 years ago

I love your theme, I really do but there are some glaring faults that made me stop using it.

Copy & Paste this into your address bar:

http://www.zendurl.com/ratesoft/Theme%20Faults.zip

to see the screenshots and please fix your theme. If you do then I will gladly give your theme another shot.

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GnomeFanatic

10 years ago

I love your theme, I really do but there are some glaring faults that made me stop using it.

Click here:
http://www.zendurl.com/ratesoft/Theme%20Faults.zip

to see the screenshots and please fix your theme. If you do then I will gladly give your theme another shot.

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xlcheese

10 years ago

for the firefox fix see the comment directly above the comment you posted. It's a problem with firefox that all dark themes cause.

The app launcher gui is also a known problem with pixmap themes. I still have not found a way around this. If someone knows of a fix please let me know.

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Fittersman

10 years ago

just a few things that could be better, when at sites like google and you are typing in what you want to find and it brings up past searches, maybe a new background there, it wont let me take a print screen of it, but it is the same background as under applications, or places, or system on the toolbar behind the text, except the text isnt white when you are doing the search (just ignore that if its confusing, im having a hard time explaining without a screenshot :P)

when you click the shutdown button and it brings up the menu that has 4 options, like shutdown, restart, cancel, [something else] it is layered kinda
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3274/screenshotgw2.png

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memosh

10 years ago

look at this coments

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=62434&forumpage=2

ull find a fix there.

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memosh

10 years ago

The lists look like this in the new version:

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4030/bugqv1.jpg

I mean the square around the rounded list BG.

Keep the good work, definitely one of my favorite themes.

---

Sorry about the double post before, i refreshed my browser by accident.

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memosh

10 years ago

Just a little thing, when displaying a list of wireless networks, it shows this:

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/519/01zu6.jpg

instead of this:

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6899/02ew1.jpg

I fixed this by adding a "clon" of theme-menu-item-black for the for the widget class "*MenuItem.*" because if it uses the same from the menus it show the wireless bars that way.

I don't know how this works, I just figure it out and want to let you know, im sure you know how to fix it in a proper way.

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memosh

10 years ago

oops i forgot to tell you, the i made the clone because I needed a theme-menu-item class without the engine "pixmap" that caused the problem, without affecting the other menus.

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memosh

10 years ago

oops i forgot to tell you, the i made the clone because I needed a theme-menu-item class without the engine "pixmap" that caused the problem, without affecting the other menus.

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memosh

10 years ago

Just a little thing, when displaying a list of wireless networks, it shows this:

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/519/01zu6.jpg

instead of this:

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6899/02ew1.jpg

I fixed this by adding a "clon" of theme-menu-item-black for the for the widget class "*MenuItem.*" because if it uses the same from the menus it show the wireless bars that way.

I don't know how this works, I just figure it out and want to let you know, im sure you know how to fix it in a proper way.

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aktarus

10 years ago

great job. very beautiful!
thanks very much.

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nevermind85

10 years ago

First of all... THANKS! This is the first Dark Theme i really like, it's shiny, it's plastic, it's 3D, and with the Firefox Fix it's almost perfect.

I do have some minor issues tho. Using Ubuntu, when trying to edit the properties of menu items with alacarte; the window background it's really almost impossible to look at. It gets filled with several "panel-png" like bars. Anyway to fix that?

Talking about panels, Rezising the png works if all the panels are the same size; in my case i have one at regular height (24px) and another one at 50px. I tried using colors and background images for both, but one of them allways end up being ugly (i.e. the larger one gets filled with two bars).

I really don't nkow much about building themes, but, can't be specified a different background pattern for different panel heights in the gtkrc file??

Anyway, thanks again!

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xlcheese

10 years ago

I'm not sure how to fix the unreadable app. I've tried, but I think it may be an issue with the app. I'll look into it again tho.

Regarding the different size panels. I'll look into that as well.

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twrock

10 years ago

I really like your theme. Thanks for all the work.

The only problem I'm having with it is that I can't seem to get my panels to look any good in any size larger than 26 pixels. Is there something I can do to change that, or is it just a limit of this theme?

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xlcheese

10 years ago

This can be fixed. Need to go into /gtk-2.0/panel and change the png file to be taller. I think it's panel_bg26.png or something. Open in gimp and stretch the height to whatever you want.

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twrock

10 years ago

Thanks, I'll give it it a go!

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finchair

10 years ago

On Firefox the URL history drop down box or more properly the url auto-complete drop down has a black text on the black menu background.

I have found a fix for this issue.

goto your
.mozilla/firefox/xxxx.default/chrome directory where xxxx is a random block of numbers and letters and modify your "userChrome.css" file with following entry.

/* Change the url auto-complete text color */
.autocomplete-tree {
color: #ffffff !important;
}

Note: If there is not a "userChrome.css" file make a copy of the "userChrome-example.css" file and rename it to "userChrome.css" and then do the edit. Also, at this point you are not restricted to just using white, you could change it to any color you want.

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repawn

9 years ago

Thanks for this - I was changing all sorts of urlbar and searchbar settings trying to fix this!

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rogun

10 years ago

I'm using your gtk theme with the wallpaper here:

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1288

I'm also using it with the Kore Minimal-Glass Beryl theme, along with an orange skydome to match your color scheme.

I really like what you've done with this and I love the combination of the above together on my desktop.

Thanks!

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rogun

10 years ago

I just realized that the ubuntu-smooth-chocolate background, that's in your images, works even better as the skydome image. It's nearly perfect!

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goemon4

10 years ago

very nice, and useable, thanks alot!

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9 years ago

bottom/side window decorations are narrower when window is maximized.

Progress bars are orange.

Scrollbars are Chocolate.

Toolbars and window background are less silver and more human colored. Slight change.

New buttons (ok/exit stuff). They look a lil glossier. Got the idea from the schwermetall theme.

minor stuff

-updated range sliders.

-updated buttons and button prelights.

-supports up to a 36px panel height

9/5/07 Added a hack to make the Create Application Launcher more readable. Still not perfect, but better. It's a known gnome bug.

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