Gnome Shell Old Steampunk
GTK3 Themes
Score 59%
Description:

This is my first attempt at aaa gnome 3 shell theme.
Hopefully I will get a gtk/metacity theme to match it soon and maybe a dock theme and a icon theme to go with it although it takes a long time to make an ico package so I'll see how that goes.
I tested with gnome 3.0 on lmde with a gnome 3 shell.

The wallpaper in the preview can be downloaded at the link provided also.

Enjoy
Sam
Last changelog:

5 years ago

changelog July 18 2011:
I made changes in the shell, added a bar across that links up chains to hold up the dash panel (well the illusion anyhow), added the gtk and metacity files, plus some extras that I made and the cbowman57 made.

Moved this over to gtk3 instead since its complete now.
Thanks to rvc for pointing this out

TheStarLion

5 years ago

I like the theme, and I would use it in the Gnome-Shell, but... if I use it (GTK and Shell) the text in the system settings becomes impossible to read properly.

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samriggs

5 years ago

the text should be the same unless your talking about some parts in the gtk like buttons and such, I still have to fix that error and go through it all to make sure the colors are better so they appear more clearly, soon as I finish the new gtk I'm making for my heavy metal theme I'll go back over the gtk and fix all those spots where the text blends to much to see plus I have to fix a couple of more spots in the shell as well and make it better.
I'll post a changelog and let everyone know when its done.

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ilnanny75

5 years ago

awesome work!
Thanks for sharing ,i use for my fedora 15 ...its ok :D

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samriggs

5 years ago

Glad you like it.
I have a new one coming out soon called Heavy Metal
you can check out the preview here
http://samriggs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d482gpn

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ilnanny75

5 years ago

yeppa!!! > Heavy Metal <
dark style or metal style?

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samriggs

5 years ago

Both mixed together, I am just about finished the shell, just trying to find a way to get the dash icon smaller without making the overview-icon smaller at the same time.
A few more pieces of artwork and coding and tweaking and it should be done, I'll be adding a metacity and gtk with it later on.

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Odin77

5 years ago

Hello, great theme you creat.
can you explain how did you install gnome 3 on lmde please because i want to install it but i don´t know how.

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samriggs

5 years ago

Thanks for the compliment
How to do it:
First install lmde, do all the updates.
Get the new rc here
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1807
after the updates add these to the repo list in synaptics
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
do a sudo apt-get clean, then a sudo apt-get update.
DO NOT UPGRADE
then add this in the terminal
sudo apt-get install -t experimental gnome-session gnome-themes-standard gnome-control-center gnome-keyring gnome-media libdconf0 dconf-tools gsettings-desktop-schemas
after that go into synaptics add all the gtk3 and gnome3 stuff, also the tweak tool and gnome-common.
press apply for all the stuff you click for install, after it installs, go into the the repos, unclick the three repos you added
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
you only need them to get the shell stuff and gtk3 stuff, if you upgrade with them in it, it will mess up everything. Well for me it did.
sudo apt-get clean and sudo apt-get update after that to put the synaptics back to the original repos only, reboot and your done, most use the xfce version for this, I used lmde instead and it worked fine.
Go here to find out more about how to it more and better and to find fixes etc,
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=65745&start=180

Hope this helps you out.
Read through this forum before attempting it.
Sam

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

just love the rusty feel and it is different man...
away from conventional shell top panel ! couldnt vote up again so i voted up linuxlex's comment !

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samriggs

5 years ago

thanks, I'm pretty much done this one now, I might twweak the shell abit more, and the gtk (the metacity will stay the same since there isn't really much more I can do with it.
The next theme will be called Heavy Metal, or something like that (got to see if that name is taken already), it'll be all metal, hopefully it'll look good, and this one was my tester into gnome 3 so hopefully I can make the heavy metal one even better :)

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linuxlex

5 years ago

I must add to the others. It is a work of art! It is obvious that you put on a lot of care and it makes me happy. For many people it may already be too dressed. From my perspective, if the user's taste, he should choose such a theme.
So let's summarize: The perfect and precise. Much praise!

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samriggs

5 years ago

Thanks glad you like it, I had fun doing this one

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

in a nut shell... this shell looks great and has the winged top panel effect... away from the conventional g3 shells... i like this !

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samriggs

5 years ago

thanks for the kind words, I am glad you like it :), I am making a gtk and metacity theme to go with this, I have the metacity finished and just have to finish the gtk, then I will package them all up with the shell in one package for download. I'll post and put new images up once it all done.
I might try to add a couple of other things to this shell as well as long as it doesn't become to much.

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

i like this theme... the rusty effect is different and looks pretty with light rusty metallic / wood based wallpaper.. (i tried it with my ugr-wall2 and symbol of life)
nice work man...

can you tell me how to expand the center wing of the panel to accomodate both weather and date indicator in top panel ? both indicators seem to go out of boundaries ! otherwise its a different theme away from default styles..

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ikisham

5 years ago

See http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=458848#p458848

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rvc-2011

5 years ago

fantastic.... now i ve renamed the 2 images with middle-tiny, middle-normal and middle-large. normal one is fitting perfect ! thanks buddy. was wondering oncreating a matching wall and i ve just posted !
your shell theme fits with the wall too...
thanks for the fantastic work that you ve shared.

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samriggs

5 years ago

Glad you figured out the middle images part, thanks for giving the link to the forum, I'm a big fan of linux mint and only use it.
I added the three sizes in the download now and added a READ ME file with the download to exxplain how to change that middle piece, you can change it by just changing the name of the image size you want orrr I show you how to change the name in the css instead and what to look for (which is easier) I tried to make it easy for those who aren't fimilar with css, so hopefully it will be easy enough to do for anyone.
The reason I had to do it this way is because I did not want it to stretch ot it would of wouund up across the whole panel, so it was a compromise to make it look better, the other two parts stretch according to how many icos are open on the panel.
Hopefully this will answer this question for anyone else trying to figure it out.
Please read the READ ME I just added with the download, it will walk you through this part :)

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5 years ago

changelog July 18 2011:
I made changes in the shell, added a bar across that links up chains to hold up the dash panel (well the illusion anyhow), added the gtk and metacity files, plus some extras that I made and the cbowman57 made.

Moved this over to gtk3 instead since its complete now.
Thanks to rvc for pointing this out

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