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)

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dilomo

10 years ago

That is really difficult to do as the theme is based on already drawn images. If somebody wants to change the sources I will give them to him.

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Kaohuz

10 years ago

Hello.
Thank you for this new release. It looks wonderfull, but could you please add a version or some method for the old buttons? The round ones from version 0.59 or below?
The only flaw (IMHO) on your GREAT theme are the buttons. (The minimize,maximize, close ones). They look SO much better now than in previous version, still I like rounded ones more. Any way I can have them in 0.70 version? (and above)

Thanks and good job!

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dilomo

10 years ago

If you are using compiz you can install emerald. There is theme with round buttons for emerald that is pretty good. As far as the metacity - I haven't thought that somebody may need it but I will upload a updated version to gnome-look soon.

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Cygoku

10 years ago

Even tho I have copied the New Wave folder to /usr/share/themes it is not appearing in my list of available theme.

Cygoku

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dilomo

10 years ago

Can you please send me more info about your OS and more detailed description of how you first installed the theme. Can you report the bug here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/anton

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Cygoku

10 years ago

No, I will not bother.

Cygoku

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dilomo

10 years ago

So the theme is installed? Did you try to restart your computer or log out and then in?

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Cygoku

10 years ago

I am under Ubuntu, so using GNOME. I extracted the archive from the archive and pasted it to :

/usr/share/themes

And the complete directory structure is :

/usr/share/themes/New Wave/gtk-2.0
/usr/share/themes/New Wave/metacity-1
... along with the 2 files from the New Wave folder root.

Cygoku

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dilomo

10 years ago

You should remove the space between the two words: 'New Wave' -> 'NewWave'. That should work.

If it doesn't remove the copy from /usr/share/themes/ and istall it in ~/.themes/
Then do the following in termina window:
sudo ln -s ~/.icons /root
and:
sudo ln -s ~/.themes /root

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Cygoku

10 years ago

I redownloaded the package like 11 times. Each time the theme file was corrupted, now on the 12 time it's fine.

What a story !

Cygoku

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Uhave2Pay4

10 years ago

...i really love your button concept! voted good.

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rotarychainsaw

10 years ago

I like this theme a lot. Any update plans in the works? Anyway to add the little colored ring around active text boxes? I like that.

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dilomo

10 years ago

A update is coming soon! Expect better foucus navigation as well as new top of the windows.

About the outer focus - I will think about it but probably will not change it.

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dilomo

10 years ago

If you have any further ideas please visit the them's brainstorm page:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6371925#post6371925

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MadMax2000

10 years ago

Много хубава тема :)

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dilomo

10 years ago

Мерси!

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MadMax2000

10 years ago

Имам само една забележка: менютата на Mozilla Firefox и Mozilla Thunderbird почти не се виждат, защото буквите са бели на почти белия фон на менюто.

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dilomo

10 years ago

Това не може да бъде. Те трябва да са с тъмен фон и сив текст. Поне при мен изглеждат така. Ако може ще докладваш ли за този проблем в

https://bugs.launchpad.net/anton
Какъв линукс използваш?

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MadMax2000

10 years ago

Открих ключа за палатката :) Проблема е в самите Firefox и Thunderbird. Когато пуснах стандартната тема и на двете, те изглеждаха точно така, както ти каза. Аз обаче ползвам друга тема и на двете програми, а знаеш, че там темите дефинират цветовете и шрифтовете на менютата, като те могат да са различни от стандартно зададените. Както и да е, проблема не е в темата :)

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MadMax2000

10 years ago

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. Друго нещо, което ми направи впечатление, беше стандартната настройка на цветовете на tooltip съобщенията, като както фона, така и текста бяха черни, което знаеш какво значи. Но това се оправя с ръчна смяна в Appearance. В OpenOffice.org обаче текста на менютата е почти бял, но пък фона е тъмносив. Може би това е би трябвало да бъде и под Firefox и Thunderbird, така ли?

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usucapiao

10 years ago

I loved!
:D

Good work!
Clean and kinda futuristic!

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unique

10 years ago

I love this theme! Should have been the default in Ubuntu Intrepid!

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StrangeQuark

10 years ago

This is a very nice, clean theme. Easy on the eyes and with lots of attention to detail.
Somehow, you've managed to fix a lot issues I've had with other themes in my Xfce environment. I applaud your professionalism!

It goes very well with the Discovery icon set by the way.

One thing I'd like to note is that checkboxes jump up and down when you move your mouse pointer over them, but radio buttons don't. Is this intentional? I would have expected them to act the same. (I do love the jumping checkboxes, though. Very original. :) )

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thanks.

The "jumping" of the checkboxes is intentional. It was used on the option buttons but the effect was not good so I removed it.

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syassami

10 years ago

one of my favorite themes, and goes great with the icons,

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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