SteelDust

GTK2 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on git.opendesktop.org

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Description:

Another mod of the popular Dust theme. I recolored the controls and titlebar to make them look blue/grey ish and also threw in a few more stuff:
my CCSM profile, the HumanAzul2 Icon theme, and a couple of fonts ( Segoe ) to make the general look and feel nicer.

Anyhow, here is my font setup:
Application font > Segoe > 9
Document font > Century Schoolbook Roman L > 9
Desktop font > Segoe Semibold > 8.5
Window title font > Segoe Semibold > 9
Fixed width font > Monospace > 8
>>'Best Contrast' selected. (Subpixel smoothing works well also, but it makes all the other fonts look a bit wonky. You can fine tune all this stuff by clicking the 'Details...' button, but all of that stuff is mostly just personal preference or just what looks best. )

You need the 'lzma' package in the Ubuntu repos to extract the .lzma file download. If you find that you can't extract it, pop open a terminal and type:
'sudo apt-get install lzma'
then try again.

Enjoy. (c:

Last changelog:

9 years ago

-=Mod 04=-
*Quick 'n dirty Firefox 3 theme added. (!)
*Hopefully some of the themes impurities like ǝɥʇ sƃuıuɹɐʍ ʇɐɥʇ ǝɥʇ slɐuıɯɹǝʇ ʇıds ʇno puɐ the colors of inactive window borders will be fixed by Mod 05.
.:Mod 04½:.
*Fixed the babbling terminal issues
*Added a new screenshot/repackaged
*Corrected background image

-=Mod 03=-
*Text on titlebars of inactive windows is now blue
*'index.theme' modified so that 'SteelDust' no longer invades your original install of 'Dust.' ( Other issues fixed too )
*Hopefully a matching mod of the firefox dust theme will be up soon.
*Small tweaks to the other configs

-=Mod 02=-
*Fonts removed due to licensing issues.

-=Mod 01=-
*Initial release
*The text on the titlebars of inactive windows is still that creamish drab color. )c:
Please comment if you notice any other problems.

Raideiin

9 years ago

Try for a moment the latest dust theme with openoffice.org; you'll notice that the workaround they used is an acceptable compromise. I know this is not optimal for a dark theme but unfortunately black toolbars in Openoffice.org are ugly also because of the widgets. You can easily notice white squares around the text areas and that makes them look really horrible.

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Not to mention toolbars in inkscape and the ugly white separators in the right-click submenus.

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Raideiin

9 years ago

It looks better than the original dust imho, but there is a serious usability problem with OpenOffice.org which looks ugly with this theme.

The original dust developers solved this problem by keeping light toolbars in OpenOffice.org. Please change this because your theme is amazing and I'm really looking forward to use it if you fix that probem

Thanks

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Hmm..
Making the toolbars lighter might change the look and feel of this theme. Maybe I could make a slightly customized oo.o icon theme and repackage everything into an automagical tarbomb?

Either way, I'll try them both and see how they work out!

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dkev

9 years ago

By far my favorite Dust theme. Great Job!

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Thanks! (c:

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scorpion2782

9 years ago

i downloaded this theme but folder "Copy contents to >HomeFolder>.themes" is empty. some wrong? sorry for my english

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Hmmm, that's strange...

..There, I tried re-uploading the file.

Maybe it's there now?

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scorpion2782

9 years ago

Now work. thanks. very nice theme. Have you ever thought a compact version? :)

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scorpion2782

9 years ago

sorry for double post.. the theme suggest a background but don't found because is in your home, it isn't a bug, but a little consideration ("BackgroundImage=/home/enthdegree/thing.jpg")

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psychok9

9 years ago

With Jaunty updated, i got this messages when i launch a application like VLC:
/home/name/.themes/SteelDust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:78: Murrine configuration option "highlight_ratio" will be deprecated in future releases. Please use "highlight_shade" instead.
/home/name/.themes/SteelDust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:79: Murrine configuration option "lightborder_ratio" will be deprecated in future releases. Please use "lightborder_shade" instead.
/home/name/.themes/SteelDust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:94: Murrine configuration option "style" is not supported and will be ignored.
/home/name/.themes/SteelDust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:153: Murrine configuration option "style" is not supported and will be ignored.
/home/name/.themes/SteelDust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:270: Murrine configuration option "style" is not supported and will be ignored.
/home/name/.themes/SteelDust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:294: Murrine configuration option "style" is not supported and will be ignored.

Thanks!

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Figikxed!

I don't know how badly this may affect the look and feel of the theme though. /c:
(If at all)

Thanks!

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xvenom89

9 years ago

I really love this theme and am anxious for the firefox theme based on this. I hope it gets finished soon :)

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Triceratops

9 years ago

Instead of Segoe UI font, you can try Trebuchet MS, it looks even better and I believe Trebuchet MS font is free.

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psychok9

9 years ago

Hello, thank you for sharing your work! The screen is very nice, but I can't use it because I get a ugly mixed brown/blu theme... :(
Can you help me?
Thank you very much!

My screen: http://skipall.com/gu.png

I'm using the last murrine "svn" downloaded five minutes ago.

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psychok9

9 years ago

LOL!
Solved!
I've renamed the "index.theme" back to "Dust Blue" and now it works!

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Fixed!
Thanks for the comment. (c:

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paraboy

9 years ago

The Segoe fonts are very nice but they are not GPL.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/family.aspx?FID=331

Please don't play fast and loose with the licensed products of litigious companies.

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Whoops. They aren't, are they? :P

I updated the file. Now it just has a text file on how to get them.

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paraboy

9 years ago

Cheers :)

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cb2k

9 years ago

Great choice of color scheme,very nice work well executed.

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enthdegree

9 years ago

Thank you. (c:

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9 years ago

-=Mod 04=-
*Quick 'n dirty Firefox 3 theme added. (!)
*Hopefully some of the themes impurities like ǝɥʇ sƃuıuɹɐʍ ʇɐɥʇ ǝɥʇ slɐuıɯɹǝʇ ʇıds ʇno puɐ the colors of inactive window borders will be fixed by Mod 05.
.:Mod 04½:.
*Fixed the babbling terminal issues
*Added a new screenshot/repackaged
*Corrected background image

-=Mod 03=-
*Text on titlebars of inactive windows is now blue
*'index.theme' modified so that 'SteelDust' no longer invades your original install of 'Dust.' ( Other issues fixed too )
*Hopefully a matching mod of the firefox dust theme will be up soon.
*Small tweaks to the other configs

-=Mod 02=-
*Fonts removed due to licensing issues.

-=Mod 01=-
*Initial release
*The text on the titlebars of inactive windows is still that creamish drab color. )c:
Please comment if you notice any other problems.

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