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

kwyjibo

10 years ago

How are you getting Emerald to draw PCF fonts?

I have enabled them on my system and can see and use them in Gnome, but Emerald refuses to draw bitmap fonts when I choose them. Instead it draws what appears to be "Sans" in the titlebar whenever a PCF font is chosen.

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sen7

10 years ago

Sry, I really can't help you... it just works for me. xD
Maybe I use a different emerald version or sth like that.

details
Emerald: 0.7.8
artwiz-fonts: 1.3-3

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mitabe

10 years ago

I tried a lot of fonts. Priv message me and i'll mail you a screenshot of the problem.

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sen7

10 years ago

miquel = mitabe?

I just wrote a message miquel.
I still don't know what the problem can be and I can't reproduce it. A friend of mine uses Ubuntu as well and had no problems.
Like I mentioned in the privat message please give me some details and yes a screenshot would be great! :)

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mitabe

10 years ago

Yes, miquel=mitabe i forgot already hav an acount. With emerald window decorator theme behaves perfectly. It's a problem related with metacity window decorator.

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mitabe

10 years ago

Here you can see the screenshot with the window titlebar problem:
http://www.karesse.net/img/Captura.png
I can't figure out what is happening. I've tried a lot of fonts.

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sen7

10 years ago

Ok, that's not the emerald theme that I've included in the pack on your screenshot.
Only the metacity theme has round borders like this...

So I guess you are using the built in compositing feature of metacity.

If you want emerald follow this howto:
http://hacktivision.com/index.php/2008/06/07/how-to-enhance-ubuntu-8-04-hardy-heron-e?blog=2

With the metacity theme I could reproduce the error you have. It looks like this if the font size of the titlebar is too high. Lowering it will probably solve your problem but I would suggest to switch to compiz fusion an emerald for quality reasons.

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midknight

10 years ago

Excellent theme! The usercontent.css has some problems, though.The gradient backround on some sites (E.g.: ubuntu homepage and penny arcade) don't scale properly, as a result, some complex sites like linux.com are badly mangled...
the google search results are also shifted by a few pixels... anti-google measure? lol :)

Other than that, this is probably the best dark theme i've used yet!

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sen7

10 years ago

Ok, the problem is fixed now! :)

ftp://sen.homelinux.org/config/userContent.css

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sen7

10 years ago

Thank you very much!

Actually I don't know much about the firefox config files. I'll learn more about it and then I'll hopefully be able to fix it! :)

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nachoman

10 years ago

Nice to see a theme that's different AND awesome!

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skinwalker

10 years ago

thanx for the update mate, love the gdm!

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sen7

10 years ago

Thank you!

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coz

10 years ago

Hey guy,
I have a couple things here...
When changing the name of a file or directory the cursor blink cannot be seen..this is pretty difficult to be sure just where the cursor blink is :)
Thanks
i still love this theme:)
coz

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sen7

10 years ago

Thank you for your comments. I don't use gnome and nautilus so I didn't notice the cursor problem.
However it's fixed now, just redownload the theme and all should be fine. Thanks again for informing me about this problem :)

You said that you fixed your firefox problem already but I just want to clear something up.
All you have to do to get the firefox3 display right with dark-themes in generell is to modify the "userContent.css".
Just copy the userContent.css that I included in this release (in the Mira folder) to "/home/YourUser/.mozilla/firefox/215sd414f5.YourProfile/chrome"
an restart firefox.

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coz

10 years ago

Hey guy,
I have to appologize for my two previous comments.
The firefox thing was taken care of the nest time i restarted X ? and the buttons I just changed the value of the dots in the gtk images.
so sorry again


coz

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coz

10 years ago

hello,
i am a great lover of dark themes and there are so few that actually make it worth the effort of installing themn.
This is one that is worth it! :)
however I do have one issue at this point and that is the firefox buttons,

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/132551/firfos.png

The text is not visible..I realize there are several issues in general with dark themes,,of course firefox..proper color and value definitions..etc.
I have only just now installed this and so far this seems to be the only issue

coz

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eitreach

10 years ago

Apart from the issues already mentioned - minor ones, I was wondering if it was possible to make an emerald with a thin white border - perhaps transparent? It'd make it easier to use the theme in certain colour settings with dark shadows.

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eitreach

10 years ago

And perhaps a light version of the theme?

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sen7

10 years ago

I've updated the emerald theme and added a little gradient to the border, should be better now. :)

Dunno if I'll make a light version... wouldn't look to bad I guess so maybe.

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eitreach

10 years ago

I wasn't very clear, sorry. I was thinking of something like the borders of this emerald:

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/dark+blue?content=89006

One of the biggest problems with dark themes is that (at least for me..) I can't tell where one window begins and the other ends - which is why I'm very fond of that white border - it makes for good contrast with dark wallpapers. :)

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skinwalker

10 years ago

thanx a lot for the update with metacity this time man! rated gud again!

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skinwalker

10 years ago

thanx for releasing this man! one question tho! ne plans on releasing a metacity?

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sen7

10 years ago

Sure, no problem. It will be included in the next release. I have some things to do so not before tomorrow, sry!

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skinwalker

10 years ago

awesome mate! am sure this theme will bring me back to gnome! thanx again mate!

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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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