Elegant Brit

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This theme is a mod of Elegant One, by Dzakusek (which was also a mod of Black-White, by Lyrae). When I saw Glossy Fall, created by Crimesaucer, I fell in love with the colors and decided I just had to apply them to the Elegant concept. Red and blue would be my master inspirations.
After some more personal changes, I came out with what I decided to call Elegant Brit. I hope you enjoy it.

The Metacity version was based on the Alessandro theme. I built it in order to follow the layout of its Emerald equivalent, that is, the title is on the right (the buttons' position is regulated on Gconf; in this theme's logic, they'd stay in the left). If you want to change the title position to the center, please follow the instructions on the Metacity XML file. However, if you have any doubts, please don't hesitate and contact me. I'll be pleased to help. I hope you like it, and if you don't, make suggestions!

The package includes a GTK theme, a Metacity theme, a PNG icon for the main menu (if you want) and a userChrome.css (copy it to the "chrome" folders of both .mozilla and mozilla-thunderbird folders under your $HOME).

The link to the Emerald theme is below. I separated them in this new edition in order to put each element of the theme in its correct category.

I'm open and very receptive to any opinions, comments and suggestions.


TO DO:
Fix Sonata bug (white on white song title when hovered);
Fix Sunbird bug (crashing altogether with Elegant Brit enabled);
Fix NetBeans bug (unreadable menu titles).

I'll appreciate all help I can get.
I'm facing some hard situations in my personal life, thus the lack of updates. I'm still researching in order to achieve the above goals.

We have such a wonderful community.

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been facing some serious personal issues. I promise to keep working on the theme.

IMPORTANT:
Arialis111 created a Xfwm4 version for Elegant Brit. I'm providing below the link to his work, for those who, like me, use Xfce. All credits of this Xfwm4 version go to Arialis111, to whom I'm tremendously thankful. I'm lost for words. Vote for his version! He deserves it.

The above also applies to Envyouraudience, who created an Openbox theme to match Elegant Brit. I'm linking to his work too. Thanks a lot for improving the Elegant Brit experience for the Openbox users. And of course, all credits go for Envyouraudience himself for the work he developed.

Thanks to Lyrae as well for pointing out the solution to some bugs concerning the Shutdown/Create Launcher dialogs under GNOME, the left pane on Gedit, and the weather and clock applets on the Xfce-panel. Thanks also for the creation of the marvelous PekWM theme to go with Elegant Brit.

Also many thanks to Ayoli, for having created an Elegant Brit mod compatible with the Mac Menu patch and for allowing me to upload it and make it available to the community. I couldn't have made it all alone. I really appreciate it. Plus, he's been doing a good work helping me out with other bugs. Merci, Ayoli!

I've also been helped by several other people in order to make Elegant Brit a better project. I thank PurposeOfReason, Sousuke, El Mariachi, DasGewitter and all those who have been commenting my theme and overally everybody for helping me to solve bugs, giving me suggestions, giving me strength and support and overally working to improve Elegant Brit. This is truly a work from the community to the community. Thanks, everybody!

On the screenshots, I'm using Eikon, a personal collection of icons I found across the Web, along with some modifications I made. It has evolved a lot in the last few weeks, so there are some considerable changes. I'm sharing Eikon on a non-official basis, with all those who are interested on checking it out.

To get the most recent updates to Eikon, now on its second generation, please check this website: http://drop.io/fmrbpensador
Last changelog:

10 years ago

1.0.1: Emerald theme included inside of the theme package;
1.0.2: Solved Emerald issue that prevented the theme from being imported by the Emerald manager; the theme was stored one folder below the expected by the program. Also a slight improvement on the tabs;
1.0.3: Several improvements on buttons and text entries, for better harmony. Screenshots updated;
1.0.4: Fixed Firefox and Thunderbird issues;
1.0.5: Some improvements in several widgets for overall smoothness. The Emerald theme has its own address, and its buttons are now always visible;
1.0.6: A different handle in the lower right corner of the windows, and also visible steppers on the scrollbars, as requested (as always, Firefox and OOO don't respect all the GTK definitions...); let me know if you liked it;

1.1.0: Metacity theme released; corrected bugs concerning the Shutdown/Create Launcher dialogs under GNOME and also the left pane on Gedit;
1.1.1: Fixed some issues in the Metacity theme;
1.1.2: Changed the colour of Spin/arrow-up.png as pointed out; changed the Y thickness from 1 to 2 at the menubar-black.rc;
1.1.3: Changed that same Y thickness to 4;
1.1.4: Fixed some bluriness in the Toolbar/toolbutton-pressed.png pixmap; fixed some odd grayness in the text of some buttons when prelighted;
1.1.5: Fixed the Tomboy bug (thanks, Ayoli);
1.1.6: Included the main menu icon appearing on the screenshots, inside of the theme's package, as requested;
1.1.7: Attempt to fix the OpenOffice.org bug;
1.1.8: Further colour changes relating to the bug above, for aesthetic and visual clarity purposes;
1.1.9: More colour changes on the colour of the menus, trying to be more compliant with the general theme's scheme; fixed the clock and weather applets on the Xfce-panel (thanks, Lyrae!); switched the SVG icon for a 24px PNG icon, inspired on the Kryan solution;
1.1.10: Attempt to fix the Firefox 3 menus' bug (new userChrome.css);
1.1.11: Attempt to fix the Evolution Mail bug (thanks to Ayoli!);
1.1.12: Fixed the commented code for centered window titles on the Metacity theme; toned down the colour of the handles pixmaps; set the menu-images parameter to 1, as requested;
1.1.13: Attempt to fix the second Evolution bug, concerning the unreadable text on the preferences dialog (thanks to Ayoli, once more!).

pijulius

6 years ago

Add the following to the gtkrc at the bottom to fix gimp:

#Gimp fix
widget "*GimpRuler" style "ruler"

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grvrulz

7 years ago

I've done a port of your awesome theme for gtk3. Hope u like it.. :) Here's the link http://grvrulz.deviantart.com/art/Elegant-Brit-gtk3-208925032

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kenny117s

7 years ago

Im dying to get Eikon but couldnt find it even after hundred times of googling... the popular link http://drop.io/fmrbpensador somehow dead. It is superb icon.

Thanks!

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Amigotux

7 years ago

I love it !!

But why you don't continue this good work ? In Java-Applications the Menu is white font on white background... and i don't know how to solve it :-(

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VinoFuriaRoja

7 years ago

I am so new to this and need help. How do I install this theme? I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer. I have tried installing by drag and drop of the downloaded file to the theme manager, but it only changes the controls and window border and font....but not the icons and layout like in the pictures. please help!

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aftermarketgirl

8 years ago

Looks great except for the gimp bug, and when the top of a selected tab runs up directly against the bottom of the menubar... thus causing the red in the elements to merge... as happens in an EmpathyIM tabbed-chat window.

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luc1kJke

8 years ago

great work..but i'm using netbeans=\
it's veeery pity to change this to another theme

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vamega

8 years ago

Thanks a lot for contributing this theme. I'm awed by the beauty of this theme.

Sadly I cannot use it, as I use netbeans everyday, and the netbeans bug prevents me from using it.

I'm a coder, with a fair experience in graphics design. If you'd like any help with fixing this bug, or anything else, please let me know, I'd gladly donate my time.

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mexico

8 years ago

That's a great theme.

Thanks.

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mikaji

9 years ago

So ! I have a problem, a big problem... And this only with Gimp.

When a image is loading, border around image (normaly where rules must be here) i have a mix of pixmap parts.

It's this bug is fixed by someone ?

But it's really my favorite theme , il love flat theme !

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bubuzzz

8 years ago

i also got that bug and it 's very annoying. O like this theme very much. please fix it

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algalord

8 years ago

I also have the problem with gimp.

Here is a screenshot of the problem:

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7656/pantallazor.png

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HybridZero

9 years ago

Simply the best theme I've ever come across. I've been using it for awhile under GNOME, and I'm dying for someone to port it to a Windows Visual Style as well so I can still get Elegant Brit when I'm stuck using XP!

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superman06

9 years ago

Good Job !

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alienman5000

9 years ago

I also have the same problem, the text displayed in cpu frequency gnome applet is unreadable (it is in black text color). Also in monodevelop when going to the preferences it is unreadable too.

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monsterplanet

9 years ago

By refering the code in theme 'Dust', I 've just fixed this problem by adding the following code at last:

------------------------------------
# RSC: Fix for CPU frequency applet
style "applet-text" = "panel"
{
fg[NORMAL] = "#FAFAFA"
}

widget_class "*CPUFreqApplet*" style:highest "applet-text"
------------------------------------

Hope you can add it into the formal version =)

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monsterplanet

9 years ago

hi, I really like your theme! But there is a bug for 'CPU Freqency Monitor Applet' in GNOME, The text on this applet can not be displayed.

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cypherpunk

9 years ago

What is that font in your screenshot ?? They look really good .. also what is your .fontsconf (or something like that) .. thanks a lot !!

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gawel

9 years ago

.... I have a problem, my tool bar remains white.
Can any hone help me? cause I do love the theme.

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ilym

9 years ago

when i change the background of the gnome panel, the background of the menu bar (applications, system, ...), the weather and other panel applets remain the same color (html color background : #262729). I have made an screenshot of my problem : http://oxoty.free.fr/pbmenu.png

so how can I make my menu bar and the other applets at the same color as the other panel color ?

thanks for your help

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invalido

9 years ago

I truly love this theme. Best one ever in my opinion. Is there a nice iconset for it?

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balcis

9 years ago

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/area+o.42+SVG+icon+theme?content=78259

i use this, and they fit perfect!

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SteveD

9 years ago

Hello,

Just posting to say i made a mod of arialis111's xfwm for Elegant Brit, with shade and stick buttons (i can't live without those :O).

Link's here if you wanna have a look at it : http://www.xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Elegant+Brit+Extra+Buttons?content=98630

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rollex

9 years ago

I would like to have those icons as well :) pm me if you can please, I'll appreciate. Plus, how do I get those fancy "candy"-progressbars. I would like to have them because for example deluge or gtk-based-torrentprograms now look boring with dark gray flat progressbars. Tried something like

engine "clearlooks"
{
progressbarstyle = 0 # 0 = candy bar, 1 = flat
}

but it says "Clearlooks configuration option "progressbarstyle" is not supported and will be ignored." Help me out please?

You will save my life if this works out! Your theme is more than perfect, I just need this on little thing :)

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quoick

9 years ago

What engine(s) does it use? Under Intrepid it states that the theme will not display properly as the Gtk engine is not installed. It does seem lighter and less defined than in Hardy.

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10 years ago

1.0.1: Emerald theme included inside of the theme package;
1.0.2: Solved Emerald issue that prevented the theme from being imported by the Emerald manager; the theme was stored one folder below the expected by the program. Also a slight improvement on the tabs;
1.0.3: Several improvements on buttons and text entries, for better harmony. Screenshots updated;
1.0.4: Fixed Firefox and Thunderbird issues;
1.0.5: Some improvements in several widgets for overall smoothness. The Emerald theme has its own address, and its buttons are now always visible;
1.0.6: A different handle in the lower right corner of the windows, and also visible steppers on the scrollbars, as requested (as always, Firefox and OOO don't respect all the GTK definitions...); let me know if you liked it;

1.1.0: Metacity theme released; corrected bugs concerning the Shutdown/Create Launcher dialogs under GNOME and also the left pane on Gedit;
1.1.1: Fixed some issues in the Metacity theme;
1.1.2: Changed the colour of Spin/arrow-up.png as pointed out; changed the Y thickness from 1 to 2 at the menubar-black.rc;
1.1.3: Changed that same Y thickness to 4;
1.1.4: Fixed some bluriness in the Toolbar/toolbutton-pressed.png pixmap; fixed some odd grayness in the text of some buttons when prelighted;
1.1.5: Fixed the Tomboy bug (thanks, Ayoli);
1.1.6: Included the main menu icon appearing on the screenshots, inside of the theme's package, as requested;
1.1.7: Attempt to fix the OpenOffice.org bug;
1.1.8: Further colour changes relating to the bug above, for aesthetic and visual clarity purposes;
1.1.9: More colour changes on the colour of the menus, trying to be more compliant with the general theme's scheme; fixed the clock and weather applets on the Xfce-panel (thanks, Lyrae!); switched the SVG icon for a 24px PNG icon, inspired on the Kryan solution;
1.1.10: Attempt to fix the Firefox 3 menus' bug (new userChrome.css);
1.1.11: Attempt to fix the Evolution Mail bug (thanks to Ayoli!);
1.1.12: Fixed the commented code for centered window titles on the Metacity theme; toned down the colour of the handles pixmaps; set the menu-images parameter to 1, as requested;
1.1.13: Attempt to fix the second Evolution bug, concerning the unreadable text on the preferences dialog (thanks to Ayoli, once more!).

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