SlicknesS

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Description:

A dark (black & white) theme for gnome desktop.
Thanks to Gnome Fanatic for the name!

I just recieved mail being told this
theme is the default in PCLOS Gnome 2008 !

More info and download here: http://linuxgator.org/

suggestions very welcome!

PLS! tell me what you think!

!!!!IMPORTANT!!!!!

To install:
1.Download the file to your desktop
2.Right click the file and select extract here, then another archive pops up,do
the same for that.
3.open a terminal and run these commands:

first
sudo cp -r $HOME/Desktop/SlicknesS /usr/share/themes

second (this one fixes firefox,don't need this for ff3, only 2 This fix is made by user twrock, so if he wants me to delete it i will)
cp /usr/share/themes/SlicknesS/userChrome.css $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/chrome

4.Open the theme manager, you can now
see the SlicknesS theme as a theme,
when you click on it , it suggests
taners amazing wallpaper he made for this theme!!
click apply to apply the wallpaper!

the icon theme it suggests is this one:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/black-white+2+Style?content=72619

any problems with the install let me know!!!!

One REALLY HUGE thank you to artist Taner
for his fantastic wallpaper!
Last changelog:

10 years ago

2.2.2 probably the last update, this should
fix the message of an engine "" not installed
I can't try it myself if it works (since I don't have
gnome installed) so if anyone would be kind
to let me know if it works, it would be kind :)
This will probably be my last fix as I'm not on
gnome anymore.

2.2.1 Fixed my previous F**kup. (at least I hope so)
(it's been tested on ubunut 7.10). If anyone still
has any kind of problem please be so kind and let me
know!

To read full changelog read changelog.txt in
the SlicknesS folder.

tr33m4n

11 years ago

Hello there!

I really like your theme, I use it on my desktop and laptop :) just a couple of questions, do you know how to convert the metacity window decoration theme into xfce window decorator? I ask as I run xfce4.4 on my laptop and although the gtk theme is brill its not quite the same with out the window decoration. Also, do you know how to change the text colour of the previously typed urls and searches in Firefox? as these come up with the web 2.0 ish background like the context menus however the text is black and therefore unreadable. Thanks again for the brill theme.

Dan

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TheRob

11 years ago

Thank you for your compliments!!

To fix firefox problems go here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Darkfix+%28+easy+fix+for+browsers+%29?content=74504

it is a very easy to use script made to fix
browser issues.

As for the window decoration I have no
clue on how to port it to xfce...
...however if you use compiz you can install
emerald and dload the slickness emerald
theme, get it here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/SlicknesS+Emerald?content=73972
Thanks for using my theme!

Hope this helps!

//Robert

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rdlf1024

11 years ago

To be honest, this one provides a good feeling...very very close to the vista one..anyway. In the end, I decided to give it a chance...

The gnome-panel looks REALLY amazing. Unfortunately, the buttons are well positioned when gnome-panel is set to the bottom.

The menu is spectacular. I liked the 'glass' effect.

The window layout comes out of the box because it's weird. Why not leave it just as grey?

The window title's background deserves more attention. I mean, if window is in use, it will be gray and title font is white. If another window is in use, this one's background color will be set to white and font to black. very confusing (and hard) to get used to it.

And one more thing, this one gets me upset: submenu options background are all set to BLACK! If you don't get it, try opening a combo box and check what you've done.

Anyway, it's a very interesting project! Keep up the good job!

My final score: 7.4/10

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TheRob

11 years ago

Well thank you!

Vista one? this theme is nowhere near what
vista is... maybe the panel a little but
every dark panel looks like the vista one.

Now that you mention it I see that the buttons
are best positioned when panel is at bottom
(well, I have always has the tasklist at
the bottom since it is the most natural there,I know many people use dock, but I
don't really like docks, I have tried many
different docks but I still prefer gnome
panel)

If you by the window layout mean that weird pattern I used for the newest
version then yeah, it's weird and it wasn't
actually ment to be there :D (just something
I tried out and forgot to remove)

The titlebar text is white on active windows
and greyish on inactive windows (so that you can easily see
which ones are active and which ones
are inactive (no font is black on titlebar that I know of)

About submenues, if you mean the ones
that are named "GtkCombo" in the widget factory
then yes, they are ugly and all black
but I haven't yet used an app that actually
used those, where are those used? I read
somewhere that they are old and not used
anymore, is this incorrect?

Anyway, I want to give you a huge thanks
for taking the time and writing an absolutely
amazing comment on my work!
I also want to thank for your kind words
on the stuff you liked in the theme :)

All the best!

//Robert

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karmelek

11 years ago

What is the name of the file manager showno on the last screenshot?

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TheRob

11 years ago

the file manager is pcmanfm...
get it here:

http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net/

it rocks!!!
the best file manager i have tried!

loads any folder in less than a second!

//Robert

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karmelek

11 years ago

It is very good - but I can't make it default in my ubuntu :/ I don't know how to do it :P

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TheRob

11 years ago

Me neither... I don't think it's possible
to change the default file manager.. If
it is, and you find out a way, Please let
me know!

//Robert

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ChAnGFu

11 years ago

I wonder i you could make a rounded border version

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TheRob

11 years ago

Of the emerald or metacity theme?

Thanks for your interest in my work!

//Robert

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ChAnGFu

11 years ago

For the both

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TheRob

11 years ago

Sure, when I have the time :)

//Robert

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scooby

11 years ago

I really like Slickness Black, but use this mostly because I prefer my input boxes in white with black text. I was wondering if you were ever planning on making it so you can change the colors in this theme a little using gnome theme manager (like you can in slickness black)?

By the way, keep up the good work and thanks a lot for your themes!

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TheRob

11 years ago

Thank you!

I have been trying and meaning to implement
that function in this theme too... it's just
that I use a few workarounds to rid some
really nasty bugs,so as it is now I see
no solution in fixing those bugs another
way so I could implement that function.

It was easier in slickness black cause
there I don't need similar bugfixes because
the hole thing is black :D

If I find a way to rid the bugs another
way I will implement the colorscheme
support, however , it looks like that's
never gonna happen right now :(

Thanks for the feedback!

//Robert

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ddeino

11 years ago


Really good job!

how can i get bigger icons in the application bar menus? (like default themes). It seems so small for me, and i would like to set normal size.

Thanks!

(and please, forgive my bad english...)

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TheRob

11 years ago

Thank you!

to get bigger menu icons:

gedit $HOME/.themes/SlicknesS/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

or if you followed my install instructions:

sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/SlicknesS/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

and on line 12 gtk-icon-sizes = "panel-menu=16,16" change to
gtk-icon-sizes = "panel-menu=22,22"

or whatever size you wish :)
then save, log out and in and you are done :)

btw ,this will make the icons enter the
"dark" area of the menu.

hope this helps

//Robert

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navneeth

11 years ago

What's that font you're using? Looks great.

Oh, and I too have been using your themes ever since it came out, along with the B/W icons. :)

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TheRob

11 years ago

font is zekton, and yes , it looks great:D
get it here:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Zekton?content=50553

And a huge thank you for using my theme :D

//Robert

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navneeth

11 years ago

Thanks a bunch! :)

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ramios

11 years ago

Incredible theme!!!
Thank You!!!

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TheRob

11 years ago

Thank you very much :D

glad you like it :)

//Robert

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thevoiceless

11 years ago

I like the scrollbars you had before this...they looked really neat

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TheRob

11 years ago

hmmm, if you have the older tar still
then you could just overwrite the scrollbars folder with the one from the file,
it should work.

$HOME/.themes/SlicknesS/gtk-2.0/scrollbars

that is the folder to overwrite

hope this helps :)

thanks for the feedback!

//Robert

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thevoiceless

11 years ago

Um...what should I do if I already installed the new version? I realized after I installed it that the bars were different.
Don't get me wrong, they look sweet in the latest one but I like the previous look more

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TheRob

11 years ago

Thank you!

hmm, it all depends on if you have the
previous version install file...
I just checked my hard drive and I don't
have the previous scrolls saved anywhere :(

If you have the previous install file, then
just extract the scrollbar folder from it
(/gtk-2.0/scrollbars) and overwrite the
one in the themes folder
$HOME/.themes/SlicknesS/gtk-2.0/scrollbars

that should do the trick :)

hope this helps

//Robert

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10 years ago

2.2.2 probably the last update, this should
fix the message of an engine "" not installed
I can't try it myself if it works (since I don't have
gnome installed) so if anyone would be kind
to let me know if it works, it would be kind :)
This will probably be my last fix as I'm not on
gnome anymore.

2.2.1 Fixed my previous F**kup. (at least I hope so)
(it's been tested on ubunut 7.10). If anyone still
has any kind of problem please be so kind and let me
know!

To read full changelog read changelog.txt in
the SlicknesS folder.

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