Black

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5.7
Description:

Black, but not really.

Based upon the themes
Gray
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=34132 by cimi86
and
Mint
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=33513 by lokheed

I wanted something that wasn't so bright, and better highlighted what it was your mouse was moving over.

Thanks to Cwiiis for finding so many bugs that I would never have noticed.
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To change the default scrollbar colour open up the gtk.rc file in the Black theme folder and uncomment the correspending line (commenting out the colour you don't want.)
Last changelog:

15 years ago

1.7
-Fixed text colour on progress bars.
-Added more prelight effects to various buttons.
-Fixed text colour on nautilus location buttons.
-Fixed text colour on combo-boxes/combo-menus.
-Edited various images.
-Added better text-entry notification.

1.5
-Fixed bug caused by fixing a different bug.
-Added optional scrollbar colour.
-fixed vertical margins not displaying.
-Altered numerous images.
-Added proper highlight to menus.

Still to do...
-Fix Dropdown issues in Evolution and others...
-Add prelight to checkboxes?

FIy

15 years ago

it's 6.5 here. it not really like making my whole system slow, but e.g. switching desktops is terrible...

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kousik

15 years ago

All gtk application throws the following error:

~/.themes/Black/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:878: Unable to locate image file in pixmap_path: "Menu-Menubar/menu-overlay.png"

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FIy

15 years ago

anyone else experiencing this to be quite slow?

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Ster

15 years ago

Looks fantastic system wide. I'd say that it was 6 hours well spent on the designers part because I for one throughly appreciate their efforts as I'm sure anyone else who ever applies this theme will as well. In short, thank you kindly and please for the sake of all Gnome users, please continue making themes. Simplicity, effieciency, and cleanliness are all tough to find in themes however they can all be seen in this one.

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SteveMyers

15 years ago

You might want to check the background url.

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bvc

15 years ago

It's there...just very small (6x6).

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lizardking

15 years ago

another question:sorry
Where I can find this nautilus patterns like the gentleman one?

bye

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twigsby

15 years ago

Thanks.

I'm in the process of modifying the Humilty theme to better fit the colour scheme, hopefully this will be good match.

The Graphite Icon theme by lokheed goes well with the colours, though the version I have is a little incomplete.

I'll uplioad the background for people. :)

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lizardking

15 years ago

well done!

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FIy

15 years ago

dude, i love this! but now i am searching for a proper icon theme to use with it. any suggestions?

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plutoprime

15 years ago

1 - In Evolution, the default "category button" on the left side is highlighted Black with Black text which is hard to read.

2 - In firefox, when an Item in the "Bookmark Toolbar" is clicked, if the item has a drop down list (such as a RSS feed, or Folder with subitems) the Parent Becomes Highlighted in Black with Black text. Again, not really readable.


Awesome theme!

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twigsby

15 years ago

Thanks, hopefully the two issues you mentioned are also related to the same issue with buttons in nautilus' directory list thingy.

Should be fixed soon.

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mclamb

15 years ago

I LOVE IT!!! :D

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davidtobaldi

15 years ago

Hi!
Good Theme!
... and what metacity u used in the picture?
Thanks!
Bye!

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twigsby

15 years ago

It's the same Metacity theme that's included in the download.

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lizardking

15 years ago

How can i do to install the font in gnome?

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FIy

15 years ago

just copy the .ttf files to your ~/.fonts directory...

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audax321

15 years ago

Not sure if this applies to your distro, but the basic steps for Ubuntu are here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=106957

The tutorial is for Windows fonts, but just substitute the other fonts in. Also its installing the fonts as root.. I find it easier to just throw them in /home/user/.fonts and then rebuild the font cache: sudo fc-cache -f -v

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cimi86

15 years ago

Hi!
You've good ideas... and I think that it will be great with some modifications.
One good way to improve is (in my opinion) to use similar colors with "clearlooks-cairo-graphite", that looks good with black.
Now black parts don't convince me much...

Please continue with your work! I like It!

PS: please can you add a link of my theme in the description and said that "Gray" is the original theme? This because I've made, and I'll make new ones!

Thanks

Cimi

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lokheed

15 years ago

And where did "Gray" come from??? I dont want to be a jerk but I had remade everything from the VistaBut theme. All you did was drop it to gray scale. Give credit where credit is due...

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cimi86

15 years ago

It took me days for the better conversion, and days for a perfect metacity.
I've got you credit in the description, it's in the first line!

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lokheed

15 years ago

My problem is not with you're them but with your request for recognition on this one. I dont care that it took you days to go in a menu and choose "grayscale." The metacity theme has nothing to do with anything here, it is not part of this argument.

My problem came when you treated my theme as a repository and someone that saw yours and redid it was told to pump your name, not mine. Rightfully a decent person would have given the true source. I cant make you do anything and you have shown your colours. I am just dissapointed by the lack of respect for an artist here.

I mean tit for tat, how "graphically" different is your theme from Mint???

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cimi86

15 years ago

It took me days because the first release were build without grayscale and with a different procedure with gimp.
The only thing to say is that he is using _my_ modification of your theme with a mod to _my_ metacity.
Not yours.

If you wonna feel more artist don't release your theme with GPL.

If you made thirsty of glory you're going in the bad way because all us in Gnomelook know you for your themes and your most downloaded suites like graphite and gperfection.

Do you wonna be our new God?

All of us know your talent and your ability... It doesn't change with a different credit due or not.

Please let the community (like me and anyone else) modify any artwork!

Peace ;)

Cimi

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bvc

15 years ago

Original design should always be given credit for original design concept. It's really just that simple.
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=35007
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=28051
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=32167
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=33888
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=23830

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bvc

15 years ago

lesson: always read descriptions :D

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15 years ago

1.7
-Fixed text colour on progress bars.
-Added more prelight effects to various buttons.
-Fixed text colour on nautilus location buttons.
-Fixed text colour on combo-boxes/combo-menus.
-Edited various images.
-Added better text-entry notification.

1.5
-Fixed bug caused by fixing a different bug.
-Added optional scrollbar colour.
-fixed vertical margins not displaying.
-Altered numerous images.
-Added proper highlight to menus.

Still to do...
-Fix Dropdown issues in Evolution and others...
-Add prelight to checkboxes?

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