New Wave

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

It is time to give a modern and professional look to our desktop! The new theme makes more clever use of orange (not over-use it) and is mainly color-neutral. It is designed for Ubuntu in mind but can be used in other distros that may bear warm colors.


[size=3]Installation: (requires pixbuf theme engine)[/size]
Very simple. Just double click the file newwave-(xxx).gtp where (xxx) is the version number e.g. 050. Note that if you have previous version of the theme in your home folder you need to remove it first. You may need to log out then log in to make all changes appear (e.g. handlers, lines). For more information on how to fix Firefox's menubar text and how to use the theme in root programs see the README file.


Extras:
The package also contains:
- New Wave Configurator (GUI),
- Emerald themes,
- Compiz-fusion settings,
- Second theme with dark menus,
- Firefox skin,
- Some metacity tweaks.
- Time applet tips.
Theme for xfwm4 (Xubuntu) can be downloaded in the Download section of this page.


Support & News:

Check the latest news at my blog: http://ankere.wordpress.com/

Any bugs should be reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/anton

If you have questions ask them in Launchpad Questions section:https://answers.launchpad.net/anton
or in the Help tab of this page.

You could also sponsor me (in the form of donation) in order to buy a cheap laptop and work on New Wave more. You can do the donation by clicking on the donate button on the right of the download section.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

v 0.8.2
- Statusbar, selected text, popups in Nautilus, tooltips, text improvements (lighter text)
- More lightness in menus and desktop items (transparancy and toned colors)
- Improved active tab and horizontal line gradients.
- Transparent panels and items possible when using flat panel theme (use NW Configurator to set up)
- IconView and Assistant Window themed much better.
- Infobars are styled properly to match the theme.
- Added focus for the items in nautilus and many other apps.
- Improved selected workspace bg color in the applet.
- Fixed the rendering glitch in Appearance manager.
- Improved NW Configurator - transparent panels and more.
- Redesigned progressbars inside treeviews to match the other progressbars better.
- Fixed long standing issue with Evolution's preferences wrong colors.
- Restyled frames in Gedit statusbar and the panel.
- New theme format gtp for easier installation (just double click)


v 0.8.1

- Brasero notifications color fixed.
- Rhythmbox 'Now playing' tool-tips can now be seen.
- Fixed scrollbars in OpenOffice and Firefox by using hack.
- Firefox skin for Firefox 3.5
- Firefox and OO unreadable menubar text could be fixed with Configurator.
- Metacity enchantments for dialogs (only visible when compiz effects are off)
- Lotus Notes and Eclipse 100% CPU bug fixed.
- Old combo-box is themed better in OpenOffice and other apps.
- Introducing a Configurator (GUI) for easy modification of some theme properties.


v 0.8.0

- Treeview has new headers, items and focus system.
- Make nautilus sidebar use custom treeview design for better integration.
- New design for scrollbars and scrollbar arrows.
- Better tooltips that look more three dimensional (3D).
- Progressbars are more "color rich" and have more depth. Thus they are more attention grabbing.
- Modified etched out shadows.
- Emerald usability fix in the button bottom border color.
- Textboxes, tabs, combobox entries and range controls have focus indicated by glow.
- Firefox theme available for better integration.
- Opera theme by Kyle Baker (see download section because it is not included in the pack)

lightrush

10 years ago

Hi Anton,

The theme is really well balanced and good looking. It is a bit sluggish because of the pixbuf engine though. Especially on slower machines (laptops in powersave mode, netbooks) it can be noticably slower than Shiki, Human and other Murrine based themes.

Do you intend to port the theme to Murrine Engine and is it even possible without sacrificing too much elegance?

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you for the comment.

I think that beauty has it's price and in the case of New Wave it's the more resources it requires. I will not port the theme to any other engine because I have no time and much of the beauty of the theme will be lost in the transition.

I can see that Shiki is the closest match you can find that is faster. With some customization you will be able to get it quite close but you will not be able to create the scrollbars, and the buttons just as you can see them in New Wave

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Pocio

10 years ago

Hi!! Great work, I really love your theme!
But...I would like to make my own modifications (I usually do that with every theme) with gnome color chooser, like set the compact profile for my netbook...but with this theme gnome color chooser does not work...Why? It's very important for me to reduce all the fonts and to add a little bit of personal look...

Thanks!

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dilomo

10 years ago

You cannot change the colours of the theme except of the basic ones: background, text, and textbox background colour. As far as the minimal theme I am working on this but don't expect it soon because I have a lot of more important work these days. You could try to modify the gtkrc but it is a bit complicated.

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MrNatural

10 years ago

Hi there,

allow me to follow up on this one. Could you just give me a hint which value to change for the background of the application menu and right click menus?

I just love your theme as it is. The only thing I'd like to change is the color of the menus but I don't know which parameter to edit in the gtkrc...

Would be much appreciated!

ps: I could use the Darker Menus version but I don't like that one so much!

Regards
Matt

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dilomo

10 years ago

Open up the gtkrc file and press Ctrl+K and start typing 'Menu System' then find the style named *-menu, *-menuitem and change the bg[NORMAL] color.

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MrNatural

10 years ago

Hi, thanks for your reply.

I fiddled around with the gtkrc and managed to get where I wanted to get...

Now there's just one more thing. In Nautilus menu items that are not available (is that PRELIGHT?) appear in grey shaded with white. That doesn't look nice and is barely legible.

(see two topmost items on this screenshot http://wackawacka.com/menu_naut.png

How do I get Nautilus to draw up its menus like Firefox already does on the very same system...

(see this screenshot http://wackawacka.com/menu_ff.png)

Any hints are warmly welcomed :-)

Cheers
Matt

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dilomo

10 years ago

Well that items are in state INSENSITIVE and cannot be themed because you have only the option to change the main color but the etched in shadow cannot be modified. That is one of the reasons why New Wave has light menus by default. You could do nothing but to change that primary color or use another engine to draw the menuitems like mist.

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dilomo

10 years ago

... well - no because FF is the strange bird here and it has it's own rendering that is not that good in all the cases.

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MrNatural

10 years ago

but why do the menus look alright in Firefox? Isn't there way to transfer that look to the other apps as well?

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ventron

10 years ago

Hi Anton,

Have you tried a Firefox nightly at all? (Not 3.5, but the nightly builds of the version after) I help with Firefox's GTK backend and have been doing work to try and improve your theme with it. A lot of issues are gone and I was wondering if you could look at it yourself and tell me of any other issues I may have missed.

I'm sorry about the problems Firefox has given you, but I hope you don't switch to dark menus as I'm not a fan of those :-)

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you!

Your work will make a lot of people very happy. I'm glad that there are people like you to help others.

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VeovisMuaddib

10 years ago

Is there any way you could make a whole set dedicated to Arch linux, in a nice blue color instead of Ubuntu's orange?

Or tell me how to do it. I'm a horrible artist, but given enough time I could learn to make one and then upload the whole set here.

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dilomo

10 years ago


Check this out:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Blue+Wave?content=104893

You could start by that theme or take my latest version and recolor all images.

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panana

10 years ago

I think you have this error in your theme:
http://kims-area.com/?q=node/58

Test it with empathy (lastest version).

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dilomo

10 years ago

I've fixed this and it will be available in the next version of the theme.

Thank you for reporting it!

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panana

10 years ago

Thank you!

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benjamimgois

10 years ago

Hey Dilomo, i use new wave since the initial versions, and i really like. But like others said, i prefer the old positions of scrollbar arrows. Well, that's just a tip. There are any plans for a 0.9 version ? Congratulations for the great job.

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dilomo

10 years ago

I'm planing a service pack to this version - will be 0.8.1 or smth like that. It will fix some bugs and finally fix the problem of dark menutext in FF OO but don't expect it soon because I'm busy till august.

P.S. For the arrows you could join the discussion here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1011729

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bastard79

10 years ago

Hi, as always graet job,but i hate new positions of scrollbar arrows :(

how to change this to standard positions ?

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dilomo

10 years ago

Check the Questions and Answers tab. In there is one issue that can solve your problem.

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beattyml1

10 years ago

Hey I absolutely love this theme.

I was thinking that I might launch this small scale computer building/selling adventure and I wanted to know if I could somehow obtain permission to pre-install this theme on the computers I build, it would most likely be one of maybe five or six max themes provided. It or this one other that is very similar would most likely end up being the default theme. I would provide what ever attribution you asked.

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StrangeQuark

10 years ago

I absolutely love this theme!
Nice improvements in the version that ships with Jaunty too.

Keep it up! :)

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank You!

P.S. It is the same version ;) unless Canonical haven't modified something. What do you think is different.

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StrangeQuark

10 years ago

Aha, sorry. I just meant that before upgrading to Jaunty, I still had an older version installed. Upgrading made me notice the new version. :)

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9 years ago

v 0.8.2
- Statusbar, selected text, popups in Nautilus, tooltips, text improvements (lighter text)
- More lightness in menus and desktop items (transparancy and toned colors)
- Improved active tab and horizontal line gradients.
- Transparent panels and items possible when using flat panel theme (use NW Configurator to set up)
- IconView and Assistant Window themed much better.
- Infobars are styled properly to match the theme.
- Added focus for the items in nautilus and many other apps.
- Improved selected workspace bg color in the applet.
- Fixed the rendering glitch in Appearance manager.
- Improved NW Configurator - transparent panels and more.
- Redesigned progressbars inside treeviews to match the other progressbars better.
- Fixed long standing issue with Evolution's preferences wrong colors.
- Restyled frames in Gedit statusbar and the panel.
- New theme format gtp for easier installation (just double click)


v 0.8.1

- Brasero notifications color fixed.
- Rhythmbox 'Now playing' tool-tips can now be seen.
- Fixed scrollbars in OpenOffice and Firefox by using hack.
- Firefox skin for Firefox 3.5
- Firefox and OO unreadable menubar text could be fixed with Configurator.
- Metacity enchantments for dialogs (only visible when compiz effects are off)
- Lotus Notes and Eclipse 100% CPU bug fixed.
- Old combo-box is themed better in OpenOffice and other apps.
- Introducing a Configurator (GUI) for easy modification of some theme properties.


v 0.8.0

- Treeview has new headers, items and focus system.
- Make nautilus sidebar use custom treeview design for better integration.
- New design for scrollbars and scrollbar arrows.
- Better tooltips that look more three dimensional (3D).
- Progressbars are more "color rich" and have more depth. Thus they are more attention grabbing.
- Modified etched out shadows.
- Emerald usability fix in the button bottom border color.
- Textboxes, tabs, combobox entries and range controls have focus indicated by glow.
- Firefox theme available for better integration.
- Opera theme by Kyle Baker (see download section because it is not included in the pack)

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