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!).

SkinnyC

11 years ago

Not sure if this will be useful to many people other than myself, but i've made an Elegant Brit based Launchy skin: http://www.ubuntu-art.org/content/show.php?content=86731

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salmonz

11 years ago

To workaround the NetBeans menu problem you can install the Substance plug-in from NetBean's website.

Link: http://wiki.netbeans.org/LookAndFeel

The theme to be used is the Business Black Steel.

I believe in order for the Elegant Brit theme to work in NetBeans and in any Java application, an Elegant Brit theme needs to be created for Substance.

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utferd

11 years ago

how can i change my clock theme like this theme's clock?

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redivan

11 years ago

Great job on the theme. Clean, simple, fast, efficient, and basically worked "out of the box" on Xubuntu Hardy, which can only be good things. Next stop, this should go in the repos!

Two things, though...

1. Could you lower the brightness of the white in your GTK theme a bit? When there's a window that's mostly white, such as a web browser, the effect is quite blinding at the moment.

2. There's a small bug in Firefox that means the text of the File / Edit / View etc. buttons turns white when selected, rather than staying blue, and so become invisible against the white block around them.

PS Sorry if this double posts, I have no idea what causes it to do that.

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zachtib

11 years ago

I installed and activated the GTK theme fine, but the metacity theme doesn't seem to want to load, it just shows up with a question mark.

Running Ubuntu Hardy

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zachtib

11 years ago

got it working! had to chmod some files, love the theme!

btw, does anyone know what icon theme that is in the screens?

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twistadias

11 years ago

overe here
http://www.mediafire.com/?mh0tv32l42j

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twistadias

11 years ago

thanks for this wonderful theme.

I was wondering if i could change the color scheme of the sound waves on the sound volume icon. its hard to see the black sound waves on the black background.

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twistadias

11 years ago

if you go to compiz settings manager.

Expo>Apperance> when you highlight "Inactive Viewports", its changes to white on white background, so the text is unreadable

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sucius

11 years ago

How can I change the border color of drop down menus? Is that possible?It doesn't contrast well with white background and it makes the reading difficult.
The theme great otherwise, thank you so much

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AegisTalons

11 years ago

Hey,
First off, great theme. I'm having an issue with Forecast Fox not properly displaying text in Firefox with your theme. The addon is set to display at the top right in the menu bar.

Other than that thats the only issue I've found.

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benhur99ph

11 years ago

Hey! Great theme, but I have a slight problem with Netbeans. As I have read in the theme description, the Netbeans bug has been fixed. But upon using this theme, I cannot see any of the Netbenas menus. By the way, I am using Netbeans 6.1, hope someone tells me how to fix it.. I really love this theme...

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kendon

11 years ago

can anybody tell me (or do it for me ;) how to get rid of the borders? i managed to remove the lower, left and right borders and the white line below the title bar, but i don't know what do to with the frame around the titlebar. just painting it black would be awesome also, but when i change the #FFFFFF to #000000 which i think should change the color nothing happens.

great theme btw, just want to save some space on my desktop.

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kendon

11 years ago

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=82658

this is where i got stuck.

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kendon

11 years ago

ok, again posted too early ;)

i did it, you can see & get the result here:

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=82658

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chareos

11 years ago


Hi,

I tried to set up many orage clocks to obtain the colored date/time effect like your screenshoots.

I've noticed anyway, that these clocks update erroneously... lousy. The hours for example, really update every 1h30-2 hours...

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psesq

11 years ago

Very nice indeed. Thank you!

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eden

11 years ago

Very nice theme. I'm using it with satisfaction = )

Well done!

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Hawk

11 years ago

Hi there!

I really like the theme.
I'm trying to modify a few things.. (like add some border around buttons)

I'm trying to figure out how gtkrc/panelrc works.
Is there a guide/command explaination that I can refer at ? Or any tools ?

Once more, great theme,
Thanks

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devi710

11 years ago

Actually, I ended up making a GDM, Splash Screen, Wallpaper, and a GRUB screen to fit the theme:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=81376

Links to all the files can be found of that page.

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devi710

11 years ago

I love the theme! It took a lot to get me away from the Slickness theme.

I also really love the icon theme Eikon, but have a few problems.

The firefox icons are missing (in the menu, desktop shortcuts, and on the panel) and the volume control and the network status icons are black so I can't see them on my panel.

Does anyone know how to fix/change this? Is anyone maintaining this icon theme?

Also, you have customized folders for 'images' 'downloads' etc. Where can I find those icons? I have added 'emblems' to the folders, which are nice, but not the same as yours. Or maybe it is because you aren't using Nautilus.

I made some simple Wallpaper to fit the theme if anyone would like to have a look:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Elegant+Brit+Themed+Wallpaper?content=81138

and a GRUB screen:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Elegant+Brit+Themed+Grub+Screen?content=81139

Thank you,

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pali

11 years ago

great theme
but could you make the buttons of metacity theme bigger
keep up the good work

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harry84

11 years ago

can you please publish the iconset also,
or just provide a link to?

i use the mac4lin icons in v 0.4
but it doesnt look that nice,
your icontheme does

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C

fmrbpensador

11 years ago

http://www.mediafire.com/?mh0tv32l42j

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C

fmrbpensador

11 years ago

Meanwhile, I tried to port the icons so that they can be used in the current GNOME version: http://www.mediafire.com/?mw1diuef9yx

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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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