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Metacity Themes

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A minimalistic metacity theme that follows the gnome color settings.

I used the simple-slim theme as base.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

*2010-01-31
-Package now include a version with arsen buttons.

*2009-10-20
-The pack now includes a borderless version.

*2009-03-15
-Initial release.

achteutis

9 years ago

Great theme, subtle and elegant. Voted good.

Thanks.

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switzak

9 years ago

Thanks for your comment, I am glad you like it.

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tadeufilippini

9 years ago

great

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switzak

9 years ago

Thanks! =D

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Dernhelm

9 years ago

The icons were great. This is brilliant!!! And amazing. Aside from custom colours (which are great!) you can select any GTK theme, and this window border will match it. Simply the best metacity theming idea I've ever run across. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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switzak

9 years ago

Your welcome, I'm happy you like it. If you have any idea for improvements i am happy to hear them. This project have been at a standstill since I released it. Mostly due to the fact that I haven't found any bugs or ways to improve it..... Maybe I should give it a higher version number. =P

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Dernhelm

9 years ago

The only thing I can think of is to provide more options. For example, I personally would love it if I could have the buttons from the Arson metacity theme as an option. (I have no idea how much work it would be to produce those without an image file though.) I can't think of anything else at the moment--just, your main feature is customization, so that's probably where you want to focus further development. Wish we could see THIS as the default Ubuntu theme! The icons are maybe not quite easy-to-use enough for a first time user, but the gtk theme and window border are so simple--just set the colour scheme and it looks great... well, anyway. ;-) Enough of my grandiose ideas. Thanks for the great themes!

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Dernhelm

9 years ago

P.S. Borderless themes are tough to find . . . and they tend to be white like this one: http://kernel-script.deviantart.com/art/Borderless-Elegant-Brit-115588602

That would be an option I'd love. ;-)

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switzak

9 years ago

No borders and the arsen icons are good ideas and easy to implement. I will try them out and see how it looks. The hard part would be to offer them as a choice for the user.

As far as I can see there are two ways to do this. Either I release several packages for the different options, but this would become quite hard to managed if the number of options increased.
Or I could do it with an external script like with my icons. However that would make this theme a lot harder to use, especially for inexperienced users.

I will have to think about this. But for now I will try the arsen icons, no border idea and maybe release it in a different package if I like the result.

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Dernhelm

9 years ago

Sounds good. Hope it works out!

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philosophy

9 years ago

Um, so I can tell that this is an awesome theme to go with your icon set, but I actually don't know how to get this to follow my gnome color settings. My window borders always just show up as white. How can I change this?

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switzak

9 years ago

Thanks for your comment.

Here is a screenshot of where I change my border-colors in the color-settings for gnome.

http://pici.se/431098/

I think it might depend on what gtk theme you use. Especially how it defines fg[insensetive] as that is the color used by the borders for this metacity theme. Using gnome-color-chooser might also create this problem.

What gtk theme are you using?

You could try another gtk theme and see if the problem still occur. If it does it's most likley a bug and I will look into fixing it.

If it don't I am probably right about the gtk theme thing and redefining the border-color is an easy task.

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skinwalker

9 years ago

This is a great theme man! Rated good! Thanks!

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8 years ago

*2010-01-31
-Package now include a version with arsen buttons.

*2009-10-20
-The pack now includes a borderless version.

*2009-03-15
-Initial release.

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