Aurora Gtk Engine

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

Description:

The Aurora Gtk Engine themes all common Gtk widgets to provide an attractive, complete and consistent look for Gtk applications.

Engine options

• menubarstyle = 1 # 0 = flat, 1 = gradient, 2 = sunken
• curvature = 5 #default widget curvature
• arrowsize = 1 # controls combo_arrow circle size. Diameter set by (11 + 2 * arrowsize)
• old_arrowstyle = FALSE #set to TRUE for original circled arrows (same as arrows in sorted tree columns)
• animation = TRUE # FALSE = disabled, TRUE = enabled (also needs to be compiled with animation support to work)

Included theme uses configurable colours and can be adjusted in Theme Preferences under GNOME.

Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback so far, it has helped catch many things that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. And as always feedback is appreciated.


Known Issues:
• Ugly widgets in: OpenOffice, Java applications
∘ Unfortunately I can't really do anything here to make them look better. I can only hope that their emulation of Gtk themes will improve over time

Installation:
• Gtk 2.12+ is required for this engine
• Must have basic development packages installed for your distribution as well as Gtk2 development package in order to build engine
• Includes both the gtkRc theme, and the Gtk engine


To install the theme engine extract it to somewhere convenient and in that directory,
run: "./configure --prefix=/usr" then "make"
For animation support add "-enable-animation" when running "./configure"
Then as a root user "make install".

Then install the gtkrc theme by extracting to your ~/.themes directory or through the Appearance application.

To change your current theme to Aurora (under GNOME) open up the Appearance application (usually somewhere under System > Preferences) click the Customize button and under the controls tab select the theme you want.

Finally thanks to everyone along the line who have worked on the clearlooks and clearlooks based engines as without their work this engine would not exist.

Now go download and enjoy!
Last changelog:

10 years ago

1.5.1
"¢ Metacity theme no longer flickers with Compiz enabled
1.5
NEW/REDISGNED
"¢ New list view headers
"¢ Borderless notebook support (Gedit is one of the few applications that uses this)
"¢ Included an updated version of the Blended metacity theme to better match the look of Aurora

CHANGES
"¢ Changed tab shading
"¢ Focus glow reduced to 2 px

FIXES/ENHANCEMENTS
"¢ Removed double border in Calendars
"¢ Centered menu separators
"¢ Firefox button backgrounds
"¢ Allowed enginge params on per widget basis
"¢ Many, many small tweaks and fixes

auroqn

10 years ago

Hello, is there any way to compile this engine using GTK 2.12+?

thank you

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Bohtvaroh

10 years ago

Hi. Where is this engine's source repository located?

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spupy

11 years ago

I really like this theme, but one thing keeps me wondering. The combo box widget have a transparent background, while text fields and buttons take the color from their parent. Unfortunately, this doesn't always look good, even in gtk, and in Firefox3 looks awful. Is it possible for all widgets to have a transparent background. So you can see the parent widget instead of an ugly gray box around the widget.

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thevoiceless

11 years ago

I really wish this was included in the repositories for Ubuntu, or better yet the default theme engine.

Absolutely fantastic!

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azathothgr

11 years ago

Is it possible to use different curvature values for different widgets ?
I tried with a style assigned to scrollbars and it kept being ignored ..

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kef

11 years ago

the engine looks great, only the tooltip colors for the themes are kinda weird. what do i do to get them black text on white background instead of black text on dark blue background? im using Aurora.

Screenshot:http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1965/screenshot2jz7.png

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kef

11 years ago

i managed to change the tooltip background to white but that caused another problem, there is a discoloration in the tooltips near the mouse cursor (tried several colors). what can be done about it?
Screenshot: http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5931/asddc4.png

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hunterd

10 years ago

This is exactly my problem. Can you tell me how to change the tooltip color?
(Even if it still has the color offset)

Thanks in advance and Gteetings

Hunter D

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KillMeIfYouCan

11 years ago

don't work on ubuntu 8.04

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node42

11 years ago

You will need to install the GTK dev libraries first. Try:

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sudo aptitude install libgtk2.0-dev
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Worked for me anyway...

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ekeluo

11 years ago

I really like ur theme but it's not liking me. I've installed libgtk2.0-dev and all dependencies and the configure runs properly but I can't "make" it. It just returns "make: *** no targets. Stop"
Help please, I'm bored of human.

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graabein

11 years ago

Two things I'd like to see improved:

1) The all black down arrow for combo boxes is too hard. They jump out of the screen and could be more elegant.

2) The up and down arrow for scrollbars, especially vertical scrollbar, could be bigger with a button around the arrow.

Hope work continues on this fabulous engine!! I recommend it to all my friends!

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marekm2

11 years ago

Hi,

great job, but

is there any possibility to fix or reduce dark frame soroundinginput fields in firefox 3 (see link to the picture:
http://marekm.pronet.lublin.pl/error.png )

it would be nice not to have it :)

best regards

Marek M

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kynan

11 years ago

Hey, i love the engine, most beautiful engine i've worked with. Just a few things i've noticed / would like help with however...

1. I have a slight problem with the panel buttons, when i have bg[PRELIGHT] = "#somecolour" in other gtk engines such as murrine this "#somecolour" is applied to both the normal and the active bg states exactly the same, however i noticed with this engine the normal button is slightly brighter and has more of a gradient than the active panel button...
Is this a bug or just ment to be like that, it annoys the hell out of me though haha.

2. With the scrollbar i would like to have my buttons curavture set to say 2 but i would like to have my scrollbar round so say 6... but i can't seem to do this and i've tried quite a few things, what would be great is if this was an engine option like scrollbarcurvature. It would make life a lot easier.

3. I guess this one is just a request but I can't seem to like the slider, i find it looks out of place.. do you think you could make alternatives and have a new engine option like sliderstyle?

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cdekter

11 years ago

This engine certainly gives gorgeous results. The only criticism I have at this point is that it is SLOW. Even on very fast hardware, drawing of the widgets is noticeably slower than say Murrine or Clearlooks engines. Definitely not recommended for older hardware unless you enjoy waiting for widgets to draw!

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marcohu

11 years ago

Well done. Congratulations!

I'm currently testing Aurora as a replacement for the default Ubuntu engines/themes and mostly like what I see.

One thing that is not configurable through the Gnome preferences is the color of the tooltips. Is this an oversight or could there be something wrong with my setup?

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit. Any feedback would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Cheers,
Marco

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googlies

11 years ago

To install the theme engine extract it to somewhere convenient and in that directory,
run: "./configure --prefix=/usr" then "make"
For animation support add "-enable-animation" when running "./configure"
Then as a root user "make install".

Then install the gtkrc themes by extracting them to your ~/.themes directory (3 themes in total).

>>>>>I have successfully done these steps, but theme does not appear in Theme Preferences<<<<

(To change your current theme to Aurora (under GNOME) open up Theme Preferences (usually somewhere under System > Preferences) click the Customize button and under the controls tab select the theme you want.)



>>>>I am using ubuntu 8.04. Whats wrong?<<<<

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bigbrovar

11 years ago

try

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation
make
sudo make install

that was what i did and it worked

if it give u an error about gtk 10

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev

hope that helps

so for my english

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googlies

11 years ago

That does not help. I don't have any errors during described process.

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marcohu

11 years ago

I was puzzled at first myself. Could it be that Aurora does not provide a complete theme that can be selected in the Gnome appearance preferences directly?

I have installed Nodoka first and having not much experience with Gnome theme configuration, I was thinking that Aurora must appear on the "Theme" screen just like Nodoka, but it does not (for me).

But when I clicked on "Configure", I could select the different Aurora themes on the "Controls" screen. Maybe that is what confuses you as well. Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Marco

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tomservocc

11 years ago

Great and underrated theme engine. Especially the progress bar style is nice. Glossy but not Apple-in-your-face flossy.

What I'd however like to see is the ability to turn the scroll bar into a similar style. If the progress bar and scroll bar share the same color tone, it might be nice to try to have them match in style.

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fmneto

11 years ago

Absolutely AMAZING. This is the best theme/engine I've ever seen for GNOME. Ever. I don't think I'll ever use another one.

Congratulations.

One thing, though: which font is it that you're using on the screenshots?

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spupy

11 years ago

After I noticed that this theme supports animation, I recompiled it with animations enabled. The progress bars are animated all right, but unfortunately look ugly. The "filled" part of the bar (that is animated) is wider than the "empty" part of the bar. Actually it is exactly one pixel taller. I will try to fix it in my copy of the source. Strange, there is no problem with ubuntu gtk version 2.12.10 (i think), but on gentoo with gtk 2.12.9!

Anyway, my fav theme! Been using it for some months now! :)

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satkata

11 years ago

This has nothing to do with the source code. It's the xthickness and ythickness option, you can set in your gtkrc file. Check out under "theme-progressbar" and adjust the pixel setting there.
This worked for me.

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spupy

11 years ago

Yeah, perhaps I should have fixed the gtkrc file. But I already changed the source, it looks OK now on my screen. :)

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10 years ago

1.5.1
"¢ Metacity theme no longer flickers with Compiz enabled
1.5
NEW/REDISGNED
"¢ New list view headers
"¢ Borderless notebook support (Gedit is one of the few applications that uses this)
"¢ Included an updated version of the Blended metacity theme to better match the look of Aurora

CHANGES
"¢ Changed tab shading
"¢ Focus glow reduced to 2 px

FIXES/ENHANCEMENTS
"¢ Removed double border in Calendars
"¢ Centered menu separators
"¢ Firefox button backgrounds
"¢ Allowed enginge params on per widget basis
"¢ Many, many small tweaks and fixes

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