KDE4 Oxygen new port for GNOME

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I made a new port of the Oxygen-style for GNOME.
This is probably the most accurate one that exists.

*Update*

I have read the comments on my blog and here, so I fixed some issues like slightly different bg colors etc. (but still no hover for sliders and check/radio boxes).
I also added a Metacity theme.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

-new arrows
-new spinbuttons/spinbutton-entry
-bg-color fixes, button-streching fixes
-new scrollbar background
-removed vertical-lines from comboboxes
-new vertical-range sliders
-checkbutton margin added
-increased thickness of buttons and comboboxes
-removed panelstyle (it's customizable by the user now)
-added Metacity theme
-removed focuslines (uncomment line 21 in the gtkrc file if you want them back)
-new frames

purplesky

11 years ago

i luv it, but could somebody please make an xfwm4 theme 4 it?

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AmyRose

11 years ago

Wow, you did such a marvelous job on this! I love it!

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snoguy986

11 years ago

I love the theme, but what is that font that you have in your screenshot?

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AmyRose

11 years ago

I'm not the author, but it looks to me like Liberation Sans. You can get them from https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/

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Moredhas

11 years ago

I'm using KDE 4.1 now, and I find I get better performance out of GTK programs using this style instead of applying the Qt theme to GTK automatically.

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skinwalker

11 years ago

Another great one from u Kim! thanx and rated gud mate!

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zerosum

11 years ago

Also, what's a good icon theme to use with this?

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skinwalker

11 years ago

u can use oxygen-refit icon theme for a perfect blend Jay!

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perfectska04

11 years ago

This new version is much better than before. You really are the best at working with the pixmap engine.

I think there's a few things I can point out, sorry if it's long but it'll probably save you some time looking for them:
- Tab backgrounds don't have the right light sources, they look like the same image was just flipped around. Also, I think oxygen's active tabs glow blue.
-Checkbutton backgrounds were fixed, but radiobuttons still have slightly off bg in corners.
-Optionmenu button has different arrows than rest of theme.
-In twf, the GtkCombo doesn't have the same nice button as the ComboboxEntry button.
-When progressbars are smaller than a certain %, they have a larger width than the progressbar background.
-In the new update, the buttons cut off the top and bottom of icons in the window-list.

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kimmik

11 years ago

"- Tab backgrounds don't have the right light sources, they look like the same image was just flipped around. Also, I think oxygen's active tabs glow blue."

The bottom/left/right tab-notebooks are indeed just flipped because it's a lot of work to create them, but I will correct it when I have time and feel bored. :)
The active tabs don't glow in the kde4 I am currently using parallel (KDE 4.0).

"-Checkbutton backgrounds were fixed, but radiobuttons still have slightly off bg in corners.
-Optionmenu button has different arrows than rest of theme."

Oh, I will fix it in the next update.

"-In twf, the GtkCombo doesn't have the same nice button as the ComboboxEntry button."

Unfortunately it is not possible to create nice GtkCombos (the ones with entries) because this widget is deprecated and was replaced by GtkComboBoxEntry (the pixmap engine doesn't support prober skinning of it).

"-When progressbars are smaller than a certain %, they have a larger width than the progressbar background."

Yes, I noticed that and I will try to fix it.

"-In the new update, the buttons cut off the top and bottom of icons in the window-list."

That's because I have increased the thickness of buttons. The minimum recommended panelheight is now 26px.

Thank you for reporting everything!

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perfectska04

11 years ago

It's no problem. thanks for looking into it!

I think the tab glow must be because I've tried KDE 4.1 and not 4.0

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rahulthewall3000

11 years ago

This is indeed the only port of KDE4-Oxygen that looks satisfactory. I am actually using this in KDE4.1 to get a unified look. However, there seems to be something wrong with the highlighting. In firefox it is still ok (the selected items turn white) however in pidgin there is no effect at all. Maybe you could investigate this.
Kudos for the great work.

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krig

11 years ago

I think a black 160 rgb should look great too, do you? ;)

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d3br074

11 years ago

Its a very accurate recreation of Oxygen. I like it and I think its very close to perfect. I just dont like copying other styles...I always feel like the copy is just a wannabe of whatever it's copying. Gnome isn't that gnome is the best--so I always want it to have it's own theme. still, good work on this!

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kai100

11 years ago

can you make it in black too?

voted good!!!

thx

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chareos

11 years ago

Hi, are the tabs allright ?

It seems the highlight are turned as for the orientation of tabs. Shouldn't they stay, as to simulate a beamlight ?

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donhare

11 years ago

...people keep porting the ugly KDE4 design to Gnome? It's bad enough XP designs are ported to Linux. The KDE4 GUI look is IMHO so badly designed and uninspiring. Furthermore, it's an insult to the beautiful Mac themes. As straightforward the new KDE4 wants to be with all it's partly useless eyecandy, so backward and boring is the GUI design.

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eitreach

11 years ago

Ah.. So, basically - KDE-ports are bad, XP and Vista-ports are bad, but Mac-ports are good?

Yes.. Lets port all good things Mac while we're at it - Dibs on DRM!

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donhare

11 years ago

No, not all KDE ports are bad, neither are the XP ports. The Oxgen theme reminds me of Mac GUIs, so I compared it with them. I appreciate the work and craftmanship which brings along themes like that, but i still don't understand what people like with oxygen. IMHO it's ugly and doesn't fit the new KDE look at all. BTW, i wouldn't use mac look-a-likes as well. In fact, after having played with tons of GTK themes, icon sets and Metacities, i came back to classic clearlooks with modified colors and gion iconset.

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Rsingh

11 years ago

Really nice, keep up the work!!!

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cmost

11 years ago

I installed this theme and I have to agree, it's just about perfect. However, my gnome weather applet's text is black (as is that of USP slab menu.) Can you tell me how to modify the gtkrc file to correct these problems? Otherwise, the theme really is perfect. Thanks.

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perfectska04

11 years ago

It looks great!
just a few things that could make it more like oxygen:

-the corners of checkboxes/radiobuttons' background is slightly lighter than regular background.

-If I remember correctly, slider, checkboxes, combobox buttons and radiobuttons should glow blue when hovered.

-The corners of glowing buttons also seem to be of a slightly different background, and look somewhat streched.

Other than that, the theme itself is great, and perhaps the best port of Oxygen I've seen. Good job!

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gocho

11 years ago

Better than original oxygen;)

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11 years ago

-new arrows
-new spinbuttons/spinbutton-entry
-bg-color fixes, button-streching fixes
-new scrollbar background
-removed vertical-lines from comboboxes
-new vertical-range sliders
-checkbutton margin added
-increased thickness of buttons and comboboxes
-removed panelstyle (it's customizable by the user now)
-added Metacity theme
-removed focuslines (uncomment line 21 in the gtkrc file if you want them back)
-new frames

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