Murrina Crystal

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MurrinaCrystal theme, based on the great murrine engine (SVN) only.

Please leave a comment if you must vote bad, so that I can improve it, thanks in advance!

Note: The latest Murrine engine from SVN/GIT or Ver. 0.90.2+ is highly recommended!

Thank Suraia for packing the murrine engine (svn) for ubuntu.

And for Archers, you will find gtk-engine-murrine-git/gtk-engine-murrine in the AUR/Community repo.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

22/3/2009 Changed focus color of entries, changed colors of tooltips.

18/3/2009 Quick fix for SVN 168 & Ver. 0.90.2. Focus color enabled.
9/3/2009 Scrollbar gets 2 pixels slimmer, also fixed different size bug for emacs/acroread. And other minor changes.
16/2/2009 Brighter, smoother, and a few bug fixes.
11/2/2009 Enabled animation except for progressbars. Will not slow down your system :)
9/2/2009 Changed contrasts, buttons, treeview, toolbar, glow styles, menu items, colors and so forth.
22/1/2009 Quite a few small changes, added 2 new button styles, darkened menu-item for human theme, added a new theme with a glossy toolbar.
15/1/2009 Glow style switched to be consistent with scrollbar/progressbar. Fixed too compact tree view.
13/1/2009 Highlight arrows of spinbutton & scrollbar while hovering.
12/1/2009 Active bg fixed. menu bg color changed for human theme. Increased frame size to fix weird frame in acroread. Detached status bar section from frame, more flexible now.
9/1/2009 Added murrina crystal human as requested. more refinement.
7/1/2009 Fine adjustment to contrasts.
4/1/2009 Combo box size fixed. Should have consistent look now. Added download link to Murrine engine svn for ubuntu. Minor fixes. As request, uploaded non-curve version.
3/1/2009 Updated for SVN 121, now we have rounded checkbuttons and progressbars. Calendar gets slimmer.
1/1/2009 Added another choice for curve lovers. Darkened GtkToggleButton a little bit.
31/12/2008 More crystal! Please let me know if you like it or not. Code cleaning.
30/12/2008 Known bugs fixed. Updated for SVN-107 & refined.
29/12/2008 Initial release!

Hmuenz

10 years ago

Congratulations! The "humanized" theme is the most beautiful Ubuntu-like theme I have ever seen. I've installed it at once. Didn't think such a beauty would be possible with the "small" Murrine engine.

What icon theme did you use in the "humanized" screenshot? It suits quite good!

Heiner

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Transmit

10 years ago

For the bars in nautilus, can you give them a blue tint similar to your scrollbars please?

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zhuqin

10 years ago

Do you mean "tool-bars" or anything else?

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Cygoku

10 years ago

This theme is simply the best one ever.

Cygoku

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Cygoku

10 years ago

In firefox, in the download window, when there is an active download, the background of the progress bar flashes white / blue,...

Cygoku

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zhuqin

10 years ago

Noticed, seems not a gtkrc bug, but a engine bug. Could you please send Cimi a bug report?

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naaamo2004

10 years ago

you created a really great theme :) i released a murrine theme too, and i know how difficult it is, to create nice effects and a homogeneous look. you did this perfectly.
it´s also almost bugless, instead of mine...i have some trouble with colours in ff3.
so, all in all: RESPECT, you did a very good job :)

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donoterase

10 years ago

This is an absolutely amazing theme. This coming from a guy who uses only his personal dark theme. Love it a lot. I can see myself using this theme when i'm at uni. 2 Thumbs up from me!

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zhuqin

10 years ago

Thanks for your nice word.
The principal is to provide a bright, yet usable and good looking theme.
However as someone requested before, I may also work on a dark theme some day.

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ArCeSiNo

10 years ago

Hi.

First than all, what incredible work!!! this theme is amazing!!!

I wrote this post because I really love this theme and yesterday I saw the new brown version, so I'm wondering if there's any posibility to create a black version. I'm not mean a totally black theme (dark themes are problematic). I'd like a black version just as the brown version but in black, something like the Slickness's color scheme (Slickness is another excellent gtk2 theme).

I hope this isn't to ask so much... Thanks!!!

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zhuqin

10 years ago

Thanks for the comment.

I'm making it a little bit lighter right now ...

And I totally agree with the "problematic" thing, tried before, don't know how far MurrinaCrystalMidnight would go ;)

I can try but I don't promise, keep tuned.

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ArCeSiNo

10 years ago

Thanks for the quick response...

If there's something I can help, please just tell me...

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bababoss

10 years ago

now it is perfect! i still prefer this colour for the windows of the human-version: #E6DFCF
it makes it more special. not too bright.

the only thing now that would need some change are the menus. they look too boring. dont know what new is possible with the murrine-svn, but you are the artist. looking forward to next release;)

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zhuqin

10 years ago

I just derived the colors from the human theme of ubuntu.
As for the menus, some people say it looks good and consistent with progress bars and scrollbars but YMMV. I can make it not so glossy, like other murrine themes do, no idea which styles you may prefer.

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bababoss

10 years ago

well, i think the menus definetly shouldnt be just white. especially when you use the colour for the windows i showed you (#E6DFCF). at the moment the human-theme is toooo bright.
the menus should be darker than the windows or have the same colour. i dont know if it is possible with murrine-svn, but gradients in the menu would fit better to the very modern rest of the theme.

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zhuqin

10 years ago

Good idea, I'll have a try.

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bababoss

10 years ago

to the human-theme: the old crystal-looking highlights in the menus looked much better. but the white in the menus have to be changed. i am sorry. maybe i was not clear enough. baaad english:( the problem of the menus are their colour white. it doesnt fit at all with the rest of the theme. the old highlights were perfect. hope yyou will change them back (or make them even better if possible;))

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zhuqin

10 years ago

Do you mean that menus background should be darker or akin to the normal bg?

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bababoss

10 years ago

no its perfect now. looking forward to your next update.
you are right, there is no need for an other engine.
thanks for this theme!

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zhuqin

10 years ago

No, I don't think so. As far as I know, not any of the engines except pixmap can do it. If you like a gradient/glossy menu (not menu item), try to replace murrine with pixmap, and create a nice bg picture as well. There're plenty of themes using pixmap engine. Not that difficult, but I won't add a second engine here.

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bababoss

10 years ago

ok, i did it! and YES it looks better than white now. BUT one question: you know murrine-svn and is it possible to make the menu glossy too? or some other effects? gradients?

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zhuqin

10 years ago

I think I understand what your point is, the background of menus are white, it does not fit well with human colors.
Could do this for me to testify whether it's the very thing you need, it's simple:

Edit gtkrc, go to the line 347 and replace @base_color with shade (1.05, @bg_color), and save it.

If it looks fine, new revision will be uploaded.

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bababoss

10 years ago

the menus are white at the moment. maybe i am using the wrong term... i mean when u click on "applications" or "places" on the panel for example, it opens a white menu. the highlights in there are perfect but the colour of the menu itself needs to be changed. it is just white. i hope you can understand my bad english.

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zhuqin

10 years ago

OK... will do it tomorrow.

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bababoss

10 years ago

glad to see the old highlights back. looking awesome! thanks for this beautiful theme. hope you will still work on it and make some improvements to the white menus.
using the human-version and my desktop never looked so modern and cool!;)

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10 years ago

22/3/2009 Changed focus color of entries, changed colors of tooltips.

18/3/2009 Quick fix for SVN 168 & Ver. 0.90.2. Focus color enabled.
9/3/2009 Scrollbar gets 2 pixels slimmer, also fixed different size bug for emacs/acroread. And other minor changes.
16/2/2009 Brighter, smoother, and a few bug fixes.
11/2/2009 Enabled animation except for progressbars. Will not slow down your system :)
9/2/2009 Changed contrasts, buttons, treeview, toolbar, glow styles, menu items, colors and so forth.
22/1/2009 Quite a few small changes, added 2 new button styles, darkened menu-item for human theme, added a new theme with a glossy toolbar.
15/1/2009 Glow style switched to be consistent with scrollbar/progressbar. Fixed too compact tree view.
13/1/2009 Highlight arrows of spinbutton & scrollbar while hovering.
12/1/2009 Active bg fixed. menu bg color changed for human theme. Increased frame size to fix weird frame in acroread. Detached status bar section from frame, more flexible now.
9/1/2009 Added murrina crystal human as requested. more refinement.
7/1/2009 Fine adjustment to contrasts.
4/1/2009 Combo box size fixed. Should have consistent look now. Added download link to Murrine engine svn for ubuntu. Minor fixes. As request, uploaded non-curve version.
3/1/2009 Updated for SVN 121, now we have rounded checkbuttons and progressbars. Calendar gets slimmer.
1/1/2009 Added another choice for curve lovers. Darkened GtkToggleButton a little bit.
31/12/2008 More crystal! Please let me know if you like it or not. Code cleaning.
30/12/2008 Known bugs fixed. Updated for SVN-107 & refined.
29/12/2008 Initial release!

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