Thinner

Metacity Themes

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This is a new cleaner, better rounded version of Titleless (with a new name because the old one was a bit of a mouthful)

I find titlebars to be a bit of a waste of space, all the info that I need is in the window list and I use Alt+drag to move windows and then Alt+1,2,3 as minimise, toggle maximise and close respectively (I set these in gnome shortcuts).

This gives me a chunk more screen real estate and a much cleaner overall look IMHO.

Resizing behaves a bit weirdly thanks to a bug in metacity (note it's fine in compiz). Alt + Middle mouse works perfectly for resizing.

Also please justify any votes, it's really annoying when people vote things down without saying why.

Bennybear

11 years ago

Lovely - I have one with Emerald, very small blend to the shadow - but imho (In my Holy opinion) themes are often overdone and overrated. I love 'sunday' brushed steel finish, Slickness buttons, and OS V for the smallest usable border so far.

Yours is useless, of course, and so I shall have it. Internet isn't designed for horizontal monitors, mine's widescreen - so I need the extra ten pixels at the top. No menu's, no borders, but no need to go fullscreen.

Cheerz ;)

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Bennybear

11 years ago

Hmmmm OS V is interesting - now I miss the function not for dragging, but for maximizing (vertically for web browser, horizontally for package manager) without filling the screen. I guess I need to learn some more about keyboard shortcuts. How about a tiny sacrifice for the smallest buttons you can stick in the top?
maybe a similar version - Thinner2 having a few extra pixels?

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CookedGryphon

10 years ago

Can you imagine how infuriating that would be? Trying to click buttons that are a pixel or two wide.

A better solution would need some major hack to metacity - have the 1pixel buttons but make them expand down into the window when you mouse near them.

... Or set some keyboard shortcuts

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ladr0n

11 years ago

This theme is excellent. I've been trying to do something like this for a while using emerald, but I could never get it quite this clean. Thanks!

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flsomervX

11 years ago

I have been searching through window borders for quite some time now and could never settle on a specific one. Turns out I don't need window borders/titles at all. This theme is great! Keep up the good work.

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happygl

11 years ago

I'm really starting to enjoy no borders, even if I'm using an 1600x1200 desktop. Voted good. :)

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juustomuna

11 years ago

Somebody stupid admin removed my "no extra crap" theme, but this is the same thing, and it seems to be better made. Thanks for this theme! I hope you don't get voted down. I gave you a positive vote.

I really don't understand how some windows vista rip-off themes get high ratings and are not removed due to the fact that they are obvious microsoft rip-offs.

Less is more!

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SpikeyB

11 years ago

I like this as it's a nice rounded version of the "no extra crap" theme.

Unfortunately the theme doesn't work for me. When I select it, the window borders stay on the previously selected theme. Any ideas why?

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CookedGryphon

11 years ago

if you run "metacity --replace" in a terminal (the window borders will flash) and then try to select the theme, does it come up with any error messages?

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SpikeyB

11 years ago

Thanks for the reply.

Here's the error merssage in terminal:

/home/spikeyb/.themes/Blhuman/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:195: error: invalid string constant "ubuntulooks-tooltips", expected valid string constant
Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file
Window manager warning: Failed to load theme "Titlefree": Line 165 character 1: <menu_icon function="close" state="NORMAL" draw_ops="whatever"/> must be specified for this theme

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CookedGryphon

11 years ago

I've added in the elements your version of metacity wanted, re-download and have a play, do the same again if it still doesn't work.

This was my first attempt at a metacity theme so I'm not 100% sure which are required and which are just cruft to be cut out.

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SpikeyB

11 years ago

Re-downloaded as you suggested and it works for me now.

Not just a great theme but great support as well.

Thank you very much.

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Chrispy

11 years ago

Quote:Also please justify any votes, it's really annoying when people vote things down without saying why.

In Germany we say: "Was der Bauer nicht kennt, dass frisst er nicht"

This means something like: "What you don't know you don't like" That's why your first attempt was voted _that_ down.

Just don't listen to that Kevins wearing blinkers and go on.

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lukeen

11 years ago

just use Alt + MiddleMouseButton for resizing windows.

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CookedGryphon

11 years ago

Aha, thanks for that!

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