Ubuntu Dust

GTK2 Themes

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Dust is a concept for a new, refreshing look for Ubuntu. The idea was to take the defining aesthetic elements of Ubuntu and remix it into something clean, modern, functional, and unique.

It's a new take on the Ubuntu aesthetic using a dark palette and subtle colors.

alex100

12 years ago

Exactly my opinion.

New Scrollbar = ugly.


Sep 14 is definitely the most usable release so far (I dislike current toolbar as well)

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ou3

12 years ago

I don't mind it.. only thing I'd change would probably be to make the background a little darker so there's more contrast between the scrollbar's fore/background.

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krig

12 years ago

on 8.04 not work :(

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rico-ambiescent

12 years ago

Did you try the DEBs of Murrine, and did you extract to ~/.themes?

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alex100

12 years ago

Unfortunately Eclipse is buggy as well.

Dark toolbars are really ugly. Please consider a "light-toolbar" hack for Eclipse - if possible - as well.


Anyways, I really like Dust!

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KingCam

12 years ago

As of the September 13th update, there is a new menu button, and well... it sucks, even after I flipped the image to try and make it flow with the design better, I find it is still very ugly. I would recommend that is looses the 'inset', and becomes just a symbol, like the circle you already have. The circle btw, is flawed as well, if you zoom in on it, it has 2 misplaced pixels on it, making it look like it has horns.

Enough of the critisism, I must say that this is one of the most professional looking themes for GTK, good work!

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greasedbolt

12 years ago

Reverted to the old left-aligned version anyway. The centered text wasn't so nice.

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greasedbolt

12 years ago

No, scratch my previous comment. We'll have a better menu image soon.

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perfex

12 years ago

Possibly one of the most usable themes I have seen.

Great work

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newversion2

12 years ago

i like the round metacity buttons from the mockup https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Intrepid/DustTheme?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=ubuntudust.jpg more.

the brown does not look bad in this one, but a color-neutral version would be even better. no color, no danger of interfering with something else on your screen.

anyway, i like dust, it has a future!

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coldmast

12 years ago

@newversion2
the theme is color-adjustable (metacity, GTK AFAIK)
but the: minimize, maximize, and close buttons aren't color-aware, but it's not that difficult to use GIMP to do this yourself. But for ease of use, it would be nice to have colorless mouse-over effects.
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the one problem that I had is the theme needs an all dusty dark brown theme because when I adjusted the theme light colors to the dark brown and I could no longer read the text on the menus. (I could read through the file but it would be nice to have a dark version of this theme)

Anyways I really like the default and I always prefer cool coffee colored themes over ugly orange ones.

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prytania

12 years ago

Amazing work. Well done.

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Moredhas

12 years ago

I love the look of it, and I hope Ubuntu 8.10 includes this, or something like it. One slight modification I'd like to see though, is a smoother colour transition between the tool bar and the menu bar, so they look like one object, instead of two pieces of an object. That's just a personal preference though.

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IstrikeAgain

12 years ago

I don't know how to port it.. could someone port it to xfwm4? please

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ou3

12 years ago

Is there something I can add to the gtkrc so that the theme will also alter xfce panels to match your gnome panels?

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Izo

12 years ago

Rated amazing.

Where DO you get that wallpaper from?

/izo\

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dilomo

12 years ago

Nice theme ;)

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Ninjitisu

12 years ago

Good job looks great

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amr2205

12 years ago

Very serious, but looks nice ;)

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mondzhu

12 years ago

the drop down menu is too dark, I am afraid.

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rico-ambiescent

12 years ago

FYI: As of Sept 9, the dropdown menus look as they should, but the Firefox3 awesomebar dropdown is abhorrently ugly.

Try having a translucent dropdown menu in Compiz. This'll make it look good I promise ;)

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aantn

12 years ago

Why? It makes the words and icons extremely easy to read and see.

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eitreach

12 years ago

It's a good theme. It's solid well-made. Definetly voted good.

However, I don't think it will be a wise choice for the default theme in Intrepid. It is dark, and it is too dark. When makinga default theme for a distribution that prides itself with being for the masses - for everyone, these niche-tendencies does not work.

I believe in the lighter themes, when it comes to Ubuntu. All these dark and even more dark trends has made me worry about the final outcome. In my case, I don't see particulary well - which means that I won't be able to use this for very long periods of time.

And I'm just one person. Imagine all those other people, individuals who won't be able to use a dark theme productively. Of course, one can always change the theme into one with more contrast - but should one really need to, with Ubuntu? When it's for human beings, it's for all human beings.

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cypherpunk

12 years ago

I personally find a dark theme much, much easier on the eyes. If I wanted to stare at eye scorching white there are plenty of light bulbs in my house. :)

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MikeDK

12 years ago

have to say i L-O-V-E this theme, very nice, but however why not put those nice dark colors in all panels, windows etc. etc.???

Kind Regards MikeDK

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