Lithium - GTK, Emerald, Metacity

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Description:

This theme includes a GTK (Based on New Wave), a Metacity theme (Based on Nootoo), an Emerald theme (based on Muin2) and the Basic5 ttf font that is what you see on display in the screenshots here.

The Metacity theme is not quite the same as the Emerald one, most notably the corners are rounded and the buttons are quite different.

A huge, huge thanks goes out to Anton Kerezov and lassekongo83 for their outstanding work and their generosity to make their works available under the Creative Commons license, without which this package would never have been possible.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

- Modified status bar handle
- New Emerald theme. No longer has 'fake' drop shadows, thus shadows from panel and menus are now possible. The one caveat of this is that resizing windows is a slightly more fiddly, but with alt-drag it's no real issue.
- Panel background is no longer part of the theme, instead panel backgrounds are provided separately and can be applied as desired; this also fixes the issue of the pixmap not lining up perfectly and panels of different heights (22, 24, 32, 40 and 48 pixels) are provided.
- White Ubuntu menu icon is provided too, since a few people asked about it last time.

vervelover

9 years ago

I can't believe this theme is rated so low. What happened to gnome-look? It is clearly one of the best ever made for linux..

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sajidzaman

9 years ago

Hello,

I just customized your theme to fit my needs, which also fix the problem for mozilla firefox and thunderbird plus openoffice.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1022274/Lithium-saj.tar.gz

If you like it you can add this to another branch of your theme may be. You can put my name for customization if you want to :P

Thanks
Sajid

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juanpa909

9 years ago

Hi,
sorry if it's a very basic question but...
I've added the emerald border to emerald but It doesn't show like the example, the menu bar is too thin, I mean, the border just applies to the title bar, but not to the menu (i.e. File, Edit, Help...). What should I do to get this border working in the complete top bar (title and menu)?

Thanks in advance.

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SandAndMercury

9 years ago

You just need to install and apply the GTK theme as well. Extract the lithium.tar.gz from the zip archive somewhere, then open up your appearance properties.

Then, go to the 'Theme' tab, and drag 'n' drop the .tar.gz archive onto that window. That'll install it for you :) You can also apply it from in there through the 'Customize' button and then going to the 'Controls' tab.

;D

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juanpa909

9 years ago

Thanks, It's working!

However, I've installed an Aurora theme that I really like, except for the title and menu bars.. Then, I found the Lithium borders and I loved them. So my intention is to use Aurora theme with Lithium borders, but now I think It can't be done since the black menu bar is a part of the the Lithium theme, and not a part of Lithium emerald border... :S
There's nothing I can do, right?

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tadeufilippini

9 years ago

cool

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vervelover

9 years ago

Man, after the changes to the panel this theme is just AMAZING and it's gonna be my default theme for a LONG time..

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Vortex0965

9 years ago

Using the menu bar in ubuntu,in highlight text either Applications, Places or System the highlight colour is grey, and the text is white...this makes the menu bar unreadable.

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daas88

9 years ago

It's a great theme, almost perfect, but i have the same problem.

And there's other problem: in firefox, the bar with File, Edit, View, Bookmarks, etc has black letters in a black background, so it's unreadable too.

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kofa

9 years ago

f-spot
[Info 19:56:17.988] Initializing DBus
[Info 19:56:18.146] Initializing Mono.Addins
[Info 19:56:18.366] Starting new FSpot server (f-spot 0.6.1.3)

** (f-spot:3001): WARNING **: Invalid borders specified for theme pixmap:
/home/kofa/.themes/Lithium/gtk-2.0/Images/Scrollbars/trough-scrollbar-vert.png,
borders don't fit within the image
[Info 19:56:19.408] Starting BeagleService
[Info 19:56:19.431] Hack for gnome-settings-daemon engaged

(f-spot:3001): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: GdkPixbufLoader finalized without calling gdk_pixbuf_loader_close() - this is not allowed. You must explicitly end the data stream to the loader before dropping the last reference.
The program 'f-spot' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
(Details: serial 2719 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

ubuntu 9.10 beta

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kofa

9 years ago

Solved

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vervelover

9 years ago

Hi, AMAZING theme. Just one thing: what if I want my panel to be transparent or change it? It looks like you can't, because the background of the notification area and some others remain the ones of the theme even if a change it..

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SandAndMercury

9 years ago

As the panel is a pixmap job unfortunately there's not much that can be done about changing the background. If you use Compiz though you can change the opacity of the panel through ccsm, use the opacity plugin and add an entry for type=Dock - then set the opacity for whatever you please. :D

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vervelover

9 years ago

The problem with compiz opacity is that it makes the icons on the panel transparent and hard to see too.. would you ever consider making an alternate version of this theme with no pixmap panel background? It's the best theme I've used so far, but a 24px panel on a big screen is really too small for me..

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Aragwain

9 years ago

Great theme! What are these icons viewable in preview? How have been made the icons at the bottom of a screen?

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SpecKtacle

9 years ago

It's only been a day and you already have over a thousand downloads? Congrats!

By the way, your theme is absolutely stunning!

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donoterase

9 years ago

excellent work! quite a nice change from my usual theme. 11 thumbs up!!

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coeus

9 years ago

this looks great, but the firefox menu items blend in with the black window border. How can I fix this?

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tuxvoytec

9 years ago

Nice GTK theme. I have a question. How to name the theme of these icons on the screenshot?

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Exodist

9 years ago

Top notch theme. You got my vote!

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iruel

9 years ago

ow yeah..great themes

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9 years ago

- Modified status bar handle
- New Emerald theme. No longer has 'fake' drop shadows, thus shadows from panel and menus are now possible. The one caveat of this is that resizing windows is a slightly more fiddly, but with alt-drag it's no real issue.
- Panel background is no longer part of the theme, instead panel backgrounds are provided separately and can be applied as desired; this also fixes the issue of the pixmap not lining up perfectly and panels of different heights (22, 24, 32, 40 and 48 pixels) are provided.
- White Ubuntu menu icon is provided too, since a few people asked about it last time.

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