Shiki-Colors

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

Shiki-Colors mixes the elegance of a dark theme with the usability of a light theme, resulting in a hybrid theme. Shiki is designed to be fast and stable.

There is a Clearlooks version for out-of-the-box compatibility with most distros and a Murrine version for eyecandy and speed.

There are 7 color variations (Orange, Blue, Green, Purple, Red, Chocolate, Pink). A matching set of Icons, Wallpapers and GDM themes can also be downloaded separately from gnome-look or at the gnome-colors project page.

You can edit the theme's source (the gtkrc files) for further customization, which is all too easy due to the included instructions.

Must read or clowns will eat you:
* The Murrine version will only work with Murrine 0.90.3 or newer. Yes, you will need to upgrade unless you're using Ubuntu Jaunty.

* The borders are very thin, and titlebars/menubars are unified because of "LOL, ELEGANCE". If you have any difficulty resizing windows, try the included alternate metacity with thicker borders.

* In Ubuntu, for themes (installed through appearance preferences) to be able to theme applications in admin mode, you must type in a terminal:
sudo ln -s ~/.themes /root && sudo ln -s ~/.icons /root

Fedora users can get an installable package of Murrine 0.90.3 (x86) here until is not available in release section:
http://files.getdropbox.com/u/1529612/gtk-murrine-engine-0.90.3-1.fc12.i586.rpm

* In Ubuntu, you can use the official PPA repository for easy installation and upgrades. For Ubuntu Karmic Koala, you can simply run apt-get install shiki-colors to install from Ubuntu's universe repositories. The packages are also available in Debian Sid.

* To fix minor Firefox 3 bugs in Shiki-Colors, install the Stylish add-on and go here (or install the included userChrome.css file following the instructions in README):
http://userstyles.org/styles/10822

* Visit the GNOME-Colors project page for bug reports, feature requests, SVN and more downloads:
http://code.google.com/p/gnome-colors/

* Consider donating a small amount to the GNOME-Colors project if you wish to support it, or to show your appreciation. You can do so by clicking on the "donate" button next to the download section.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

4.6 (2009-09-25)
* Add support for Chromium's GTK theming.

4.5 (2009-08-03)
* Update Green, Pink, Orange and Red palettes for better contrast.
* Fix a minor Firefox urlbar color issue in green/orange variations.

4.4 (2009-07-14)
* Add new Pink (Illustrious) color variation.
* Add support for gdm-user-switch applet in Karmic.
* Fix panel matching in Dust-Murrine variant.
* Remove spaces in metacity names for easier RPM packaging. You might have to
remove the old metacity folders or run make uninstall from a previous version.

lvlo

10 years ago

I don't care much about this: it just looks like a bug for me :)

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lvlo

10 years ago

btw - I have installed your Murrine deb package.

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prusal

10 years ago

Awesome theme, with the installer and everithing, very nice!

One thing the icons used for Rhythmbox are really UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I personaly like the rhythmbox icons, but to each his own. You can remove them simply by searching for "rhythmbox" inside the gnome-* folder and deleting all instances of the icon.

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RottenKid

10 years ago

super nice theme but i have a problem with panel transparency . i don't know why but is looking like this http://i43.tinypic.com/25s4b9i.gif

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perfectska04

10 years ago

In the latest upload I enabled gradient panels by default. The reason being that I eliminated most of the bugs involved with forcing panel backgrounds, and these backgrounds will fit the panel even if you set them as large as 210 pixels.

The one drawback to this, is that you have to disable gradient panels manually if you plan to use transparent or custom panels through the context menu of gnome-panel. You can disable these by opening the panel.rc file in a text editor, and deleting the line that says "Disable for normal panel backgrounds".

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RottenKid

10 years ago

thanks a lot for your comment , i've followed your instructions and now everything is looking cool...thanks again for the awesome theme

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gajolo

10 years ago

A great theme, and my favorite so far. Would it be possible to get Epidermis support?

http://epidermis.tuxfamily.org/

It works in a similar way to the script currently offered, but is slightly more convenient. It should be a relatively simple matter of choosing the correct theme files in the included Epidermis Creator and then submitting it to their repo.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I will look into it. I had heard about this project, but the last time I tried it, it was still in its alpha stages.

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Antioch

10 years ago

Do you know of any windows themes (msstyles) that match the coloring of shiki? I'm running various apps in Wine and they have the stock windows-95 coloring for all of the applications. It doesn't match well. However, you can load any windows theme file you want and I am hoping that one exists, or that it would be easy enough for you to whip a matching one up?

Either way, thanks for the amazing theme sets, I use them every day and love them. :)

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I don't think there's any .msstyle based on shiki.. and I doubt we'll see one unless a windows user who likes shiki/linux themes tries to port it.

I do, however have a simple color scheme that makes wine apps blend in better, though. Maybe I'll upload the config file in a future update.

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vdias

10 years ago

Since i use this gdm theme in my ubuntu 8.10 i cannot shutdown or restart.

It just logout in all times to the gdm window...

Why???

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Are you sure it's a theme error? Try using another theme and see if the behavior is still the same.. If it still happens, then the problem lies with GDM and not the theme. The GDM theme doesn't really change anything in the behavior of GDM, it's only a picture with an entry box and buttons that send the appropiate signals (suspend, shutdown, etc.)

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tasilva

10 years ago

Does someone know the name of the player that's in the screenshot?

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Yup. That's Banshee Media Player, version 1.4.2.

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tasilva

10 years ago

Thanks

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cypherpunk

10 years ago

Hey perfectska04 ..

Not sure if you have noticed but your themes/icon themes are used to show off the new Docky application by the Gnome-Do developers. Look here: http://do.davebsd.com/wiki/index.php?title=Dockyb

Shiki-Colors also features in this youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SipFRTFaFA (sorry its Spanish but you get the idea)

Thanks once again for your lovely themes.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Actually, I had noticed. I've used gnome-do for a while and I've seen some of gnome-colors icons used for the design of their front page, which made me feel kinda cool.

I'm also using Docky, which is REALLY useful. Once it gets more plugins, it will be even better than AWN/Cairo dock.

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NEUR0M4NCER

10 years ago

Hiya. Beautiful theme - the script worked perfectly. Just wanted to ask - when I hover over buttons in Firefox, I get a nasty white background - is this a known issue, or have I done something daft?

Thanks again!

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Just try not putting buttons in the menubar (dark area). Firefox is not a GTK application, it only pretends to be one, so there's nothing I can do. You should use the light toolbars for buttons/widgets and the menubar solely for the menu.

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NEUR0M4NCER

10 years ago

Genius. Thanks - i've been so obsessed with optimising vertical workspace, I completely missed that! Looks way better now - I can live with the loss of a few pixels. Next up: I guess it's a Firefox issue with the ugly box around the address bar and search box?

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Yes, the addressbar and searchbox should also be put in the light toolbars. I know stuff like this might inconvenience people trying to save vertical space, but since firefox isn't a native app, there isn't much that can be done. Besides, if firefox were a native GTK application you wouldn't be able to put buttons/addressbars in the menubar, anyway!

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NEUR0M4NCER

10 years ago

Heh. And another thing - using this with Ubuntu, you still get the hideous Human colours in tooltips. If you add NotificationTheme=bubble to the index.theme, they get GTK theme colours and look SOOO much better. Don't know if this would cause any other issues, but works just fine here.

Regards

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NEUR0M4NCER

10 years ago

Cool - no probs. Thanks for the theme, and thanks for being on hand to answer questions! Hope you get on-board with the Ubuntu guys (although I read somewhere that Shuttleworth has hired some dudes to do it, and that he *loves* orange...).

Regards

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mpspoy

10 years ago

is the first theme that i could install in a linux :)
im happy and i love it, its beautiful

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10 years ago

4.6 (2009-09-25)
* Add support for Chromium's GTK theming.

4.5 (2009-08-03)
* Update Green, Pink, Orange and Red palettes for better contrast.
* Fix a minor Firefox urlbar color issue in green/orange variations.

4.4 (2009-07-14)
* Add new Pink (Illustrious) color variation.
* Add support for gdm-user-switch applet in Karmic.
* Fix panel matching in Dust-Murrine variant.
* Remove spaces in metacity names for easier RPM packaging. You might have to
remove the old metacity folders or run make uninstall from a previous version.

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