Mira

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 opencode.net

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Description:

Concept
This time I wanted to create a darker theme with a pixmap bg. Further all control-elements (buttons, scrollbars... etc) should be transparent.
To create this overlay effect and getting it displayed correctly wasn't as easy as I thought it would be and this may cause problems. This makes the theme pretty experimental as well... :)

Contents
+ 2xgtk
+ 2xmetacity
+ xfwm4
+ 2xemerald
+ gdm
+ userContent.css (Firefox3)
+ NowPlaying screenlet theme

GDM
If you have a widescreen monitor, please rename the file "bg-wide.png" to "bg.png" in the gdm-theme directory.

Metacity
Because metacity resizes the titlebar if the title font is too big, I recommend to use the font "snap" as window title font. With other fonts try sizes around 7 and 8.

Note
To enjoy the theme in all it's sexyness be sure to copy the userContent.css to your firefox profile.
If you find any bugs please let me know (if you have a minute a screenhot would be much appreciated).
The pattern for the bg is from theinspirationgallery.com (modified of course).

Screenshot
The wallpaper (also used as bg for the gdm-theme) is from mandolux.com (slightly modified). Thx again Mando for letting me use it!
Icons: Smokikon by magnussuther http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Smokikon?content=90577
Font: Snap (artwiz)
Last changelog:

10 years ago

v0.5
+ fixed the "This theme will not look as intended..." error
+ new expander style
+ widescreen gdm-bg

v0.4
+ many improvements of the gtk-theme
+ new gtk version with tool- and menubar (Mirav2)
+ new Emerald and Metacity (Mirav2)

v0.3
+ gdm-theme

v0.2
+ less glossy dropdownmenu bg
+ new check button
+ metacity theme
+ xfwm4 theme
+ updated emerald theme
+ cursor fix for nautilus

dilomo

10 years ago

That theme is very good. I like the quality and the ideas behind it. I thought to make something like that myself in my theme but that would be rather difficult. Or probably not?

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JohnnyJu

10 years ago

looks great, very cool!
and the gdm theme is amazing, too..
thx

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smolty

10 years ago

This looks awesome. The only thing that is annoying me and I don't know if it's something I'm doing/not doing but I want all the fonts to be bigger. I'm trying to change the size through system/appearance/font tab (Ubuntu). I'm using the snap font btw.

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sen7

10 years ago

Hi, Snap is a bitmap font and not resizable.

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smolty

10 years ago

Fair enough. The whole things still looks awesome. Cheers for this!

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devi710

10 years ago

Hi, I am still loving the theme, but as with most dark themes there is the issue that OpenOffice's colours are reversed (black background, white text).

Is there a fix for this?

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sen7

10 years ago

Yes thats really annoying. OpenOffice automatically switches into high contrast mode if you use dark themes. A good solution is explained in this article: http://www.rebelzero.com/fixes/openofficeorg-dark-theme-workaround-with-ubuntu-804/8

I frequently use OO myself and simply fixed it by adding this line to /opt/openoffice/program/soffice (depending on your distro it can also be /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice):

export GTK2_RC_FILES=/home/sen/.themes/Shiki-Wine/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

This forces all OO applications to use the shiki-wine theme for example.
The only bad thing about this fix is that you have to readd this line after every OpenOffice upgrade.

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devi710

10 years ago

Thanks for the links and the info!

I'll look into them later on today. Your solution seems simpler so I will give it a try first (I am running OO.org 3.0).

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thevoiceless

10 years ago

But for some reason, the Metacity themes never wan to work right. For example, in the previous Mira version the border thing around the window title would display incorrectly for the active window. Now that it has been moved to the menu bars, a break appears between the window and the title bar.
Any ideas?
http://i34.tinypic.com/2pzcw9s.png

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sen7

10 years ago

The problem with Metacity is that it resizes the title bar if the font size of the title is over 8 (or so). For most other metacity themes this is not a problem but because of the pattern even a little resizing becomes visible.
The only way to prevent this is to lower the title font size or to create a bigger titlebar (and that won't look good).
Metacity isn't really happy with this kind of pattern design... emerald is superior.

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sen7

10 years ago

Just tested it again and with the font "snap" that I use it fits perfectly. With the font "DejaVu Sans" it's font size 7.

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Linux-World

10 years ago

usually i dont comment because i dont speak english so well and sometimes i dont know how to say something...but, this time i had to log in just to say Thank U man, this is what i was looking for so much time ago....

Thank You :P

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sen7

10 years ago

Thank you, I appreciate it! :)

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skinwalker

10 years ago

thanx for the update mate! i was actually thinking of making a fvwm theme to go along with ur theme rite now and boom here comes another update! :D rated gud again!

Aligatho

fellow GiTS fan here! :D

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sen7

10 years ago

Thank you for your support mate! :)
If you need sth for the fvwm theme please let me know.
Btw, you need to work on your japanese... oder ist ein Aligatho ein Tier oder sowas? (just kidding :D)

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tenshikun

10 years ago

I don't have the same font as the screenshot, how can i have it?

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sen7

10 years ago

Install the "artwiz" font-pack. It's available on most distros but you can also get it here: http://artwizaleczapka.sourceforge.net/

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aeroeri

10 years ago

How Can I change the color of the scroll bar for Mira(v2), because as is it's hard to see. I was thinking something that would stand out, like gray or white.

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sen7

10 years ago

This is a pixmap theme. To change the color of the scrollbars use you favourite image editor.

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sanseclaire

10 years ago

so, how does one go about doing that?

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sen7

10 years ago

Ehm, you want me to write a tutorial for a random image-editor inside a comment? Sry mate but I certainly won't do that! :D
I don't mean to be rude so please don't misunderstand me but I do this in my free time. If you want to mod the theme go ahead but you'll have to learn about this stuff on your own (tutorials will help).

As you might know the theme consists of _many_ different images that you can find in the gtk-2.0 folder (the scrollbar images as well). You can recolor these images with gimp, photoshop or whatever editor you want to use. Tutorials are all over the place...

For information about the pixmap-engine look here: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutorials/GtkEngines/PixmapEngine

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xcesarfrancox

10 years ago

Hi, this theme looks very good, but I'd like to know how can I install the gdm

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sen7

10 years ago

Hi, you just need to copy the gdm theme to "/usr/share/gdm/themes".

So if you extracted the Mira.tar.gz to "/usr/share/themes" this command would install it:

cp -a /usr/share/themes/Mira/gdm/themes/Mira /usr/share/gdm/themes/

After this you can select the Mira gdm theme in the login-manager preferences or via gdmsetup.

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bingyuan

10 years ago

I like it very much, and it looks good on my PC.
But there is something strange happened, when I installed your theme, the system told me that "This theme will not looks intend because the required GTK+ engine" is not installed", but it didn't tell me the name of the requied GTK+ engine.

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sen7

10 years ago

You need the pixmap engine for this theme.

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10 years ago

v0.5
+ fixed the "This theme will not look as intended..." error
+ new expander style
+ widescreen gdm-bg

v0.4
+ many improvements of the gtk-theme
+ new gtk version with tool- and menubar (Mirav2)
+ new Emerald and Metacity (Mirav2)

v0.3
+ gdm-theme

v0.2
+ less glossy dropdownmenu bg
+ new check button
+ metacity theme
+ xfwm4 theme
+ updated emerald theme
+ cursor fix for nautilus

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