Mira

GTK2 Themes

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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

bingyuan

10 years ago

I 've just install the pixmap engine, but nothing different happen.
btw,I use Arch, and I have installed the package "gtk1-engines" which include pixmap engine.

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sen7

10 years ago

Fixed in 0.5! :)

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sen7

10 years ago

Sry, I'm not sure what the problem is. Perhaps it has something to do with the recent update to gnome-2.24. I'm using arch as well but it works fine for me.

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devi710

10 years ago

Hi, I really love the theme. Nice work!

Any idea how I can make my menu a little transparent like yours? Do I have to be running a XFCE desktop?

I am running Ubuntu 7:10 w/Compiz btw.

Thanks

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sen7

10 years ago

If you have ccsm (CompizConfig Settings Manager) installed it's pretty easy to make the menu transparent (and everything else you want).

Open the CompizConfig Settings Manager and go to:
Accessibility >>> Opacity, Brightness and Saturation >>> Opacity(tab)

Under the "window specific settings" click on new and enter the following:

Windows: popupmenu
Value: 90 (for example)

You can do the same for: dropdownmenu, menu, tooltip, and so on...

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devi710

10 years ago

Thanks for that.

Mine isn't exactly the same. I have an Opacify option under Accessibility,but no Opacity, Brightness and Saturation and no Opacity Tab. Maybe I am running a different version.

But I'll play around with the settings and see what I can do.

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sen7

10 years ago

Yeah then you have the previous version. There you can make the changes under:

General Options > Opacity Settings

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devi710

10 years ago

Cool that worked. Thanks.

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torok

10 years ago

I like it very much, but I don't find good explanation how to install Mira theme. Distribution does not contain index.theme file. Drug-and-drop on Appearence -> Themes is not working. I have installed Linux Mint only few days ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated, sincerely...

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sen7

10 years ago

Rename the archive from "Mira_by_sen7.gz" to "Mira_by_sen7.tar.gz"

Extract the "Mira_by_sen7.tar.gz" to "/usr/share/themes/" (for all users) or to "/home/YourUser/.themes" (just for a single user).

Now open the appearance settings and click on customize. There select Mira(v2) under interface and window border (or sth. like that).

I don't know howto install the emerald themes on LinuxMint. They are located in the Mira(v2) folder.

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torok

10 years ago

Simply fantastic! Thank you, sen7 for your elegant work. But, where I can get from those sexy rectangular fonts like on the screenshot?

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sen7

10 years ago

Thx! The font that I use in the screenshot is called "Snap" and you can find it in the "artwiz-fonts" package. This package should be available on most distros but you can also get it here: http://artwizaleczapka.sourceforge.net/

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stickupkidd

10 years ago

Wow, amazing work man. I commented over at DA, and i'm still loving this. Just feels like a well thought out theme. Also the emerald just makes this perfect. Can't wait to see more of your work. :)

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sen7

10 years ago

Thanks mate, also for the DA comment! :)

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SchattenGessang

10 years ago

One of the greatest themes here. But i'm expecting problems with metacity: when window unmaximized and focused, there is 2-3px line appears in the bottom of window's title and that crashes appearance.

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sen7

10 years ago

Thanks to SchattenGessang I could figure out this problem. The current metacity theme is getting stretched vertically if you use a titlebar font bigger than 8px.
To solve this I'll have to create a new set of the metacity theme with a bigger titlebar to make it usable with bigger fonts.
I'm busy with rl stuff atm but I'll release an update for the theme and add a bigger titlebar version of the metacity theme in the next days!

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Enzo01

10 years ago

Looks really good, I use it with pleasure (although that i hate pixmap themes :) )

But will be nice to think about making a alternative version with ligher input boxes and textareas,... may be in silver

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TheWizzard

10 years ago

I have a strange problem with this theme ... Can't resize the windows from the bottom edge. All other edges let me resize them, except the bottom one, which doesn't show the resizing arrow.

Beside that, is it possible to have the wallpaper in widescreen resolution?

And I love the GDM

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sen7

10 years ago

Seems like this can't be fixed without making the bottom border larger: http://forum.compiz-fusion.org/showthread.php?t=9578 :(

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sen7

10 years ago

Thx!
You're right, resizing on the bottom doesn't work, normally I use only the edges so I haven't noticed this.
Thx for informing me about this, I'll look into it.

I've only modded the 5:4 version of the wallpaper, the original from mandolux is available in many resolutions though.
Go to "http://www.mandolux.com/desktops/flowers/" and look for "mandolux-nonef-*". These are the originals of the wallpaper.
I just got the permission from mando to release my mod as a gdm background. If you want a widescreen version of the mod please write me a pm.

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sickhate

10 years ago

Freeggin awesome...i got stunned

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sen7

10 years ago

Thank you very much!

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miquel

10 years ago

I'm using it as my default theme but i've got some issues with the windows titlebars. I'm using compiz+gnome in ubuntu 8.04 and DotMatrix.ttf doesn't renders in the window titlebar.

And text falls out of the titlebar when a window has the focus ans isn't maximized.

I'm working trying to fix the issues. I'll let you know.

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miquel

10 years ago

And I forgot to ask... which fonts are you using?

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sen7

10 years ago

I use the font "Snap" from the artwiz fonts pack for the titlebar and everything else.

I've never experienced the problems you have stated above so maybe using a different font will fix it.

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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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