Metal X 1.4 (compatible with gnome 3.2)
Gnome Shell Themes
Description:

A metallic gnome shell theme for gnome 3.

Please do let me know if you get any errors, i have only tried this theme on ubuntu and mint.

Note: the download contains two packages one for gnome3 and other for gnome3.2 pls install the required one.

Last changelog:

5 years ago

Update 1.0: Now with ripple effect, check read me file to turn it ON.

Update 1.1: Made a few changes to buttons

Update 1.2: somemore changes made to the shell and new panel icons added(for arch and fedora) can be found here [link]

Update 1.3: Now working with ubuntu 11.10 gnome shell (i.e, 3.2)

Update 1.4: did some changes to make the theme look a tad bit better.

Update 1.5: did a few changes to the theme and added panel icon support

compunix2000

5 years ago

it works.
but icons on the top panel are smaller! i think standard size is better.
in applications menu fonts under icons are small.

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viper200

5 years ago

sorry for the late reply been a little busy, first of all thanks for the feedback and secondly changing the icon size and font size is pretty easy to do yourself, just navigate to the folder where the shell theme is stored and open gnome-shell.css and search for .system-status-icon {there change the icon-size to the one you like the one i've kept on is 14px, as for the app font search for .app-well-app > .overview-icon and change font-size to what you would like and thats it.

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curfew

5 years ago

I have two bugs to report.

The first one is a missing background in the online status combobox in the user's menu. Gnome 3.2 introduced this new widget.

The second is more serious. This theme - like many others - causes the shell to freeze completely when the search feature is used. Most of the time the shell freezes instantly after typing in the first character.

The latter one must be due to some API/styling changes in Gnome 3.2 since many of the themes that worked with 3.0 will now cause shell freeze.

I checked GDM logs and there was nothing printed. Also .xsession-errors didn't seem to have anything useful.

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curfew

5 years ago

I forgot to mention I have two computers running Gnome 3.2 and they both suffer of the freeze caused by the themes. One is running i686 and the other one is x86_64. I have tried resetting Gnome configs to no avail. Also the other computer has had a clean installation of the OS.

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viper200

5 years ago

there are two packages in the download check which one you used, one says gs-metalx-gnome3.2, thats the one your supposed to install for gnome3.2.

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curfew

5 years ago

Thanks for the tip. I didn't even know there were two version included in the archive because I always install themes using gnome-tweak-tool.

Maybe you should split the archive in two different versions or please at least add a note of this situation in the description.

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viper200

5 years ago

sorry i didn't think that far through, wilco with your suggestion.

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

love the finishing touches you ve given....

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

thanks mate...
now the shift is not observed !

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anespor

5 years ago

package for Archlinux is prepared in [AUR]:

[url] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52136 [/url]

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viper200

5 years ago

and thanks for that

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anespor

5 years ago

Ubuntu font is nice, but gnome preffers cantarella font.

Can you add

"font-family: ubuntu; cantarell, sans-serif;"

for better compatibility with distros without ubuntu-font ?

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viper200

5 years ago

sure no probs will do it right away.

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viper200

5 years ago

and done. thanks for pointing that out i use mint so that never occurred to me.

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ilnanny75

5 years ago

Awesome work !
is perfect in my Fedora 15!
Thanks :D

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

ripple effect looks great mate...
i had to edit the css file with rtl1.svg (instead of rtl thats shown in css) left to right works fine... would be great if right to left works too !
overall a nice theme... the thin top panel looks good too. wonder it will look awesome with the sides with a small curvature ? (as in default adwaita)

over all a great work champ..

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viper200

5 years ago

sorry about that forgot to tell you to read the read me file.anyways glad you like it.

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

i like the looks and feel of the buttons and overall the looks... i like it man..

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viper200

5 years ago

thanks alot.

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rruhland

5 years ago

Hi,

nice, but i have not a Activities Menu?! Where is it?

Fedora15
Gnome3


cu Richard
Ps: sorry, my english is not so good, i speak german

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viper200

5 years ago

its been replaced with the gnome symbol, can you not see it?

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rruhland

5 years ago

Hey,

sorry, but i can not see this. Look here:

http://goo.gl/LrZiR and http://goo.gl/KTHVy

cu Richard

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viper200

5 years ago

Did the new download still not fix it? I updated the download.

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viper200

5 years ago

hey sorry for the trouble, i have just updated the theme hope this will fix it, just download and extract it over the original.

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rruhland

5 years ago

Hey,

great! i have update new version. Looks good :-)

cu
Richard

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5 years ago

Update 1.0: Now with ripple effect, check read me file to turn it ON.

Update 1.1: Made a few changes to buttons

Update 1.2: somemore changes made to the shell and new panel icons added(for arch and fedora) can be found here [link]

Update 1.3: Now working with ubuntu 11.10 gnome shell (i.e, 3.2)

Update 1.4: did some changes to make the theme look a tad bit better.

Update 1.5: did a few changes to the theme and added panel icon support

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