Elegant Brit

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Description:

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:

11 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!).

califax

10 years ago

yeah got the same problem, can somebody fix this problem?

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xsoul

10 years ago

couldn't install the theme under intrepid

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Treefingers

10 years ago

Same warning here also. So far I've only noticed it to affect Synaptic which swaps to what looks like Raleigh. Error message looks like it's meant to say which engine is missing, but there's nothing between the quotes.

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quoick

10 years ago

Synaptic looks like that because it is run as root and the change in theme alerts you to that fact (the same thing happens when you gksudo nautilus). This is not a problem with this theme.

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Treefingers

10 years ago

Thanks for the reply. It would make sense that that's the problem, but it's not consistent with the activity when I'm running other themes. Using Clearlooks for example, Synaptic uses the same GTK theme as everything else. The only noticable difference running, say, a gksudo nautilus is that the icons revert to standard gnome. Does the Clearlooks theme specifies itself as the root theme as well while EB just omits this and falls back on a more basic theme?

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noisan

10 years ago

Having the exact same problem. Would really appreciate a solution to this since I changed from KDE to Gnome in order to make this theme work properly.

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kawabanga

10 years ago

I very like your job.
great colors!

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tehownt

10 years ago

This GTK/Metacity theme is best combined in Emerald with solidLINE Emerald theme.

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/solidLINE?content=52957

Very slick look.

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celtian

10 years ago

This is probably the best theme I've found for Emerald and GTK, a seamless blending of the two! It looks like it was designed by a graphic designer, clean useful and stylish to boot. Nothing is cluttered or hard to find.

Thank you!

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spupy

10 years ago

For Fluxbox users, Elegant Brit goes well with the theme called "Deviant Blue" by PhrAok.

Also, does anyone know how to set text color in a pixmap engine? I made a simple mod of this theme with the toolbars black as the menubars, but any text on a toolbar is black and unreadable.

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soul4arg

10 years ago

First of all, thanks for the great theme and especially the awesome tiny scrollbar.

I have a problem in emesene when I am choosing its interface configuration under Options/Preferences/Interface in which I cannot see anything unless I changed to another theme. Wonder if you know the fix for it.

Thanks.

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Tsjoklat

10 years ago

Great theme! Could you tell me what your clock is? It's pretty cool :)

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RuyJol

10 years ago

i can see date is in colors, it looks great, but i don't know how to chenge this, would you help me please?

thank you

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inckie

10 years ago

Just check my comment on the previous page :)

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chareos

10 years ago


All we need now is just an usplash theme :)
I found a Brit-like squared background... maybe that's a good basis to start

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bouledepoils

10 years ago

name :Eikon

http://www.mediafire.com/?mw1diuef9yx

enjoy :)

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Desktop-Kyle

10 years ago

Thanks soo much! :)

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Neo4

10 years ago

I'm having the same problem on the gnome-panel! icons black and the background can't be changed on icons to other color, anyone can tell me what is need to do to change this?

thanks

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bit7

10 years ago

I have problem with the menus in freemind. They are black on black background. So i didn's see anything.

Does anybody has a workaround are fix for the theme?

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inckie

10 years ago

For those GNOME users that want that cool multicolored clock panel applet, try this:

Fire up gconf-editor
Navigate to /apps/panel/applets/clock_screen0/prefs (I gather you might find something different from clock_screen0, but you should have no trouble figuring it out)
Set the value of the format key to custom
Set the value of the custom_format key to " <big><big><b><span color="#80A4B2">%d</span><span color="#C4D1D7">%m</span><span color="#FEFFFF">%Y</span> <span color="#A13D25">%H</span><span color="#BA6B42">%M</span></b></big></big> " (without quotes — the extra spaces are for padding)

I'd also ask fmrbpensador for the actual colors he used… :-)

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bit7

10 years ago

http://img403.imageshack.us/my.php?image=customgnomeclockae2.png

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bit7

10 years ago

Very cool. I like it.
That looks like LCARS colorsheme :)
Thanks for the hack!

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chareos

10 years ago


Hi, a few months later, I still love Elegant Brit as my #1 theme of choice... no theme lasted so long so far !

Just to spice it up a little, I was wondering about using a different font for menubars (File, Edit... and so on), maybe a fixed, small bitmap one.

Is there a way in gtkrc (maybe even the local user's one) to do this ?

Thanks !

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EseMns

11 years ago

Is anyone willing to make a conky conf for this theme? simple, elegant and... brit? that would be great!

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EseMns

11 years ago

well, I started to work on one already, I'm n00b but hopefully I'll get it done by the weekend any suggestion of what you want to be monitored? I'm thinking the basic, ram/cpu usage, / and /home free space, up and download speed, and lets see what other things i can put in

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11 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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