These days everyone is doing Clearlooks over and over, do not forget Smooth rocks too!
To enable the highlights for your own smooth theme put the following in your gtkrc (after patching the engine):
highlight = TRUE
Metacity: modified Smooth_blue-eyed_4_e17
Stock icons: gperfection
Nautilus icons: Gorilla
10 years ago
0.7 Improved patch, also works for round and triangle tabs. This will be in the next gtk-engines release (2.8)
0.6 Improved patch, allows for configuration of notebook highlights in gtkrc
0.5 Improve Scrollbars and scales, menu-items are flat again.
0.4 Added a patch to gtk-engines to draw highlight stripes on the active notebook.
0.3 Metacity: bigger buttons, easier to hit.
Gtk theme: smooth gradients in menus.
0.2 Fix progress bars (now in selection colour).
0.1 First release.