New Wave

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:

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)

Bellis

10 years ago

Well, i really really like this theme, i actually prefer it to Dust (im a fan of dark themes) I like the way the X is bigger in the top corner, and i like all the colours, and especially the new updated coloured menus you have implemented, honestly i dont know how you could improve this, my only idea is if you could perhaps make a Firefox theme? To go with your theme? That would make it complete! :) Anyways,Brilliant work. I love it, and well done :)

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you :)

Yes definitely a firefox theme would be good for the version with light menus. I'm not very familiar with the process of creation though so it might take a while until I release a firefox skin. Anyway there are some more aspects of the theme that could be improved so we may even see version 0.8 ;)

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curtadkins

10 years ago

Just wanted to say, great theme. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and love it. I don't usually like dark themes, but this one works very well.

Thanks for the hard work.

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thanks for your appreciation and support!

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loook

10 years ago

it's very good.
i think it's somehow beautiful than KDE's "plastic" theme:)

i like it!


1. i hope the checkbox and radiobutton is bigger than it is.

2. if i use font size bigger than 9,
for example, font12, or, if i use taskbar
panel size bigger than 26(i use 42), the background picture is broken...

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you :)

1) But they aren't that small, are they? This is the first time I think of this being an issue to someone.

2) That is known to be a problem of all themes that use images as backgrounds in panels. It is possible to make a dozen of images but there is no user-friendly way to change them. So if you care you can stretch the image for titlebar (in Images/MenuMenubar/) in order to fit your panel size.

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tassadar

10 years ago

Nice work!
1)Is there a workaround for open office 3? (it behaves like firefox-thunderbird without the css)

2)I use v0.7 and when i try to update to 0.7.1 it get a 'cannot move directory over directory' error

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dilomo

10 years ago

1) Use the theme with dark menus

2) Open nautilus and press Ctrl+L. Type '~/.themes/' and press enter. Delete the folder New Wave. Then install in the usual manner.

You could have both themes installed - with dark and light menus.

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Cygoku

10 years ago

1) Where is that cool wave/curl effect from when you pressed menu (File, Edit, etc) that was between/joining the menu and the drop down ??

2) That weird selected color, pink, is that it ?? How can I change it ??

Cygoku

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dilomo

10 years ago

1) It is no longer appropriate as the titlebar is not behind - has no dropped shadow but a gradient.

2) Change the file in the folder: ~/.themes/New Wave/gtk-2.0/Images/Tree/

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bababoss

10 years ago

hello,
i like your theme very much. thanks for this! one question:
when i try to copy your theme as root into usr/share/themes it wont work. why is that so? is there a possibility to install your theme system-wide?

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nemesys

10 years ago

In the archive there are 2 archives:new-wave071.tar.gz and new-wave071-darkmenu.tar.gz . You allso need to extract those in /usr/share/themes, because those are the GTK themes.
Cheers

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nemesys

10 years ago

Firstly, your theme is just great. One small thing I would like, and that is a openbox theme to work with the rest of the theme. Anyway keep on the good job ;) .

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dilomo

10 years ago

I will think about this but before I do anything else I have to finish the uspash I have started work on. If there are news I will send you PM.

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dilomo

10 years ago

Unfortunately OpenBox theme could not be made to match New Wave because the line under the title bar could not be removed in using the themerc file. If you know a way to do it please send me a message.

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Epidermis

10 years ago

Ported the Metacity and GTK to the Project Epidermis, maybe you could help us to pick a default GDM,GRUB and wallpaper, drop me a message here or contact flimm in Ubuntu forums.

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thanks man!

In the message I have not mentioned GRUB so probably this will suffice till I make custom one: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GRUB+Rays?content=77266

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Betopu

10 years ago

In the former version of your theme I used to have gray dropdowns in the main menu and also grey popup windows (i.e. when you right-click your mouse). Now they are both white... Is that the correct color? or I'm having a bug. I prefer the gray bg color so If its a bug let me now and will see what can be done, if don't I think I'll go back to 0.6.2

Thanks a lot

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dilomo

10 years ago

Yes - white is the correct color. I updated the theme and you can now use dark menus. Just install the theme labeled new-wave070-darkmenus.tar.gz

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Betopu

10 years ago

Thanks that's superfast! Great work! When I remember that this theme was candidate to be included in Ubuntu as default I can't imagine what the f%&* were the canonical staff thinking... This is a serious lack of taste on their behalf...

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eitreach

10 years ago

Glad to hear that you have the correct taste in things. I'll be sure to consult you whenever I fear my own will not suffice.

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Betopu

10 years ago

Thanks that's superfast! Great work! When I remember that this theme was candidate to be included in Ubuntu as default I can't imagine what the f%&* were the canonical staff thinking... This is a serious lack of taste on their behalf...

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you and everybody else that has spent a minute to write a comment!

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Betopu

10 years ago

Thanks that's superfast! Great work! When I remember that this theme was candidate to be included in Ubuntu as default I can't imagine what the f%&* were the canonical staff thinking... This is a serious lack of taste on their behalf...

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jmite

10 years ago

I absolutely love this theme, I was just wondering, is there any way to have it based around a color other than orange? Preferably a blue or a green? If not, that's fine. Congrats again on the great work!

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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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