eXtrude
Metacity Themes
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Description:

Dark indented theme inspired by themes like Ambiance and Dark-Linux.

You can change the menu button to the classic icon by replacing the "metacity-theme-1.xml" with the alternate no-menu-button version.

Comments please, this is my first theme in this style.

drankinatty

7 years ago

Padster,

I used a blue & yellow for max and min. If you would like to put out an eXtrude emerald theme that has the colors exactly like your metacity theme, I have theme in my buttons file:

http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/img/buttons/square/dcrExtrude/buttons.all-18.xcf

** Note: for the minimize button, don't forget to turn on the:

Bkg - Gradient Minimize

layer to provide the left border for the button. For the max button, only the color you want and the:

Bkg - Gradient

layer should be active so the button frame does not have a left/right border.

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Padster

7 years ago

i made a classic version, with the buttons like how the metacity is (except for the menu button; i just used green because i couldn't think of anything else ^^).

anyway, i noticed some odd deformities on the top left corner.
in your version: http://s2.kimag.es/share/65185726.jpg
in my version: http://s2.kimag.es/share/15720442.jpg
do you have any idea on how to fix it?
i think i will upload the classic version, giving you credit for the original emerald theme.

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Padster

7 years ago

open them up in gimp, and you'll see what i mean, there is a grey line in between, and the corner looks odd, too.

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drankinatty

7 years ago

I see what you are talking about. This occurs when using a pixmap theme ..and.. using 'Round Corners' in Edit Theme -> Frame Engine -> (click on the pixmap 2.0 button) -> Frame (under the pixmap button) and set the corner rounding to 1 or 0 (I think it is 3.2 right now)

We will have to rework the corner pixmaps to get the rounding correct. I'll do that in the next few days.

You probably see the line due to you using a lighter theme. Just the opposite to what happened with the metacity theme.

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Padster

7 years ago

hmm...okay.

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drankinatty

7 years ago

Padster,

Pull the new version:

http://arch-stuff.org/content/show.php?content=128074

Read the changelog for 0.2, it explains a bit about the rounded corner challenge in emerald. Basically, the gradients for the top and sides run in opposite directions making the corner transition a challenge.

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Padster

7 years ago

so did you fix it?
i'll give it a go...

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Padster

7 years ago

i'm uploading it now, your new version works a lot better.

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drankinatty

7 years ago

Padster,

I did the emerald theme, and it came out really well. (I think) Take a look. it is posted under dcrExtrude with full attribution given to you for you original creation.

About the corners, here is what I see with the theme:

www.3111skyline.com/dl/img/misc/eXtrude-corners.png

it looks like the corners don't come together completely. Maybe that is just an issue on dark backgrounds. No biggie. Thanks for doing eXtrude.

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Padster

7 years ago

yes, i think it is just a problem on dark backgrounds. i used the default curve for the corners, and just made them match up.

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drankinatty

7 years ago

This is a great metacity theme. Unique. Closest thing I can recall it being similar to is DarkDream, but that has the button against the top edge of the titlebar. I like it!

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Padster

7 years ago

thanks! i'm happy with the way it turned out, too.

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drankinatty

7 years ago

Yep,

The only tiny 'nit' I can find is how the bottom and side frames come together at the corners. They leave just a little notch of black in between. I plan on doing an emerald theme for exclude and I'll do bottom left/right pixmaps. I'll send you a message when I've got it done (giving you full credit of course) so you can see if you want to tweak the corners in the metacity theme.

Still - one of the best themes I've seen in a while -- and your first!

My other favorites are Aeternum, DarkDream,AfterMidnight, AnimaNera, BlackBird, BlackRain (darkside port by MK64) and a few more in the minimalist black category.

If you don't have a deviantart account, you might consider one. That is another good portal for your themes. You can take a look at my gallery:

drankinatty.deviantart.com/gallery

and a few others

mk64.deviantart.com/gallery
lagadesk.deviantart.com/gallery
lassekongo83.deviantart.com/gallery

These last guys do really good work. Enjoy.

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Padster

7 years ago

i'm not quite sure what you mean by the way the sides and bottom come together. i took a screen and looked close, and don't really notice anything. i was thinking of getting a deviant art account...
Thanks for making an emerald theme. (btw, it's called eXtrude)
anyway, i'll see what you come up with :-D

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