My Simplebox

Metacity Themes

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This theme is just a very trivial modification to rprobasco's Simplebox theme; the original Simplebox is derived from Clearbox and is distributed under the GPL. It can be found here:

As previously mentioned, the changes are very minimal and simple:
* Title text is now centered,
* The colour for title text on unfocused windows now corresponds to the GTK foreground INSENSITIVE colour,
* The gradient on unfocused windows has been softened by about 5%.

I've quickly tested this using other popular GTK themes--for the most part, they're all very decent looking. However, if you are using a Clearlooks-based GTK theme, I highly recommend that you do not use a gradient on your menubar; the gradient of the window decoration and the menubar stacked together looks very, very ugly.

I know these changes are very trivial; however, I was so pleased with the result that I decided to share it with everyone.



10 years ago

just suggestion, i like inactive window use flat white/grey and without black strip at the edge.


product-maker amorpher Jul 02 2014 9 excellent
product-maker Prunelle May 01 2011 9 excellent
product-maker Count: 4 Rating: 5.0
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