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:

9 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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perfectska04

10 years ago

I don't really have the time or knowledge to set up something like a debian/ubuntu repository. It'd be ideal, though so I'll read up on it for possible future use.

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DaDaUrka

10 years ago

Thanks to the author of this greate theme!

Nice-Theme!!!!

But why does thunderbird look like shit? :-( The columns look plastic. Is this because of the mozilla gecko-engine?

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perfectska04

10 years ago

It's because Thunderbird is not a native GNOME/GTK application. Also, unlike firefox 3 (which emulates GTK styles) thunderbird 2 doesn't.

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zerosum

10 years ago

Finally got around to installing Hardy and this was the first and only theme I installed. It's going to be here for a very long time. Thanks! :)

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Algimene

10 years ago

The brand-new murrina theme is simply fantastic! =D (But PLEASE fix soon that sectioned black edge on preselected buttons =P)

I use your WHOLE shiki theme from months and it's still my preferred ;)


I have one question: how can i set bottom panel background without losing theme feature (avoid hidden application buttons and squared pager)? I hope i was clear enough =P

Thanks for all the great work! ^^

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Hey, regarding the dotted lines edge thing - there's nothing I can do. It's a limitation of the Murrine engine, as it doesn't draw nice focus highlights yet. I think the developer will work on this in the future, so if this is not good for you right now - you can try the clearlooks version which uses a nice focus highlight.

About the other thing you mention, I didn't quite understand what you meant?

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Algimene

10 years ago

Understood =D

I'll try to make it clearer XD

You provided panel's background with your theme (panel-bg-dark.png). When i apply this to the bottom panel all the edges of the application buttons hide, reaveling them only when hoovering with mouse or selecting them. There's a way to avoid this? It seems that you have used panels' bg in your screenshot.

If you don't understand I'll link a screenshot... hoping that it will be clearer than my words XD

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I think I understand now. The thing is that you're not enabling the panel.bg files properly! Try editing Shiki's panel.rc file in gedit and just uncomment the line that says "Enable for gradient panel backgrounds."

Don't use gnome-panel's built-in theming options, they're buggy - it's better to enable it in panel.rc

Also, It's not a good idea to disable focus. It's always good to have some indication of which widget is currently active. Disabling focus lines also messes with the padding of widgets, so again - not a good idea.

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Algimene

10 years ago

Emh... panel.rc? Can u be clearer please? =P

Thanks again for the help!

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Yes, go to the folder where you installed the Shiki theme, click on the "Shiki-*" folder, then click on the "gtk-2.0" folder and open the file "panel.rc" in any text editor!

All you have to do is remove the "#" at the start of the line that says enable gradient panels.

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Algimene

10 years ago

Now it works perfectly! =D

Thanks for the themes and for theaching me something new! ;)

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Algimene

10 years ago

P.S.: can't u just eliminate focus highlight? I find it pretty useless and ugly in any form :S

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hansprueller

10 years ago

hi,

really a perfect theme-I really love it. congrats!

I installed a former version manually (not with the all-magic-installer) - are there any upgrade instructions to get the current release?

hans

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perfectska04

10 years ago

You can either run the "Shiki-Colors Upgrade" menu item to update to the clearlooks-only version, or you can download the murrine version - extract it, and overwrite the existing files in /usr/share/themes

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Cygoku

10 years ago

I would like you to take a look at the Dust theme. There is a variant wich is call Dust Burnt.

Since both theme uses the Murrine engine, you should be able to recreate the same look.

Wich I could do it myself.

Cygoku

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I don't understand your comment, Dust and Shiki are two different themes with different designs. There's no need for either theme to recreate the other's look?

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Cygoku

10 years ago

Sorry, I guess I was still high when I wrote that.

What I meant, it's that Windows' Main Toolbar and Location bar could be the same color as the window decoration theme and Main Menu.

Cygoku

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ChaKy

10 years ago

In latest SVN revisions there is a glowstyle option for gtkrc, but in your shiki-colors-murrinesvn, this option is not included. Are you planning to add this in future releases of shiki-colors for murrine engine?

I added it myself for Shiki-Human theme and it looks great!! :)

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perfectska04

10 years ago

It is there, but only applied very lightly to scrollbars and progressbars - I found that it doesn't look to good when applied to everything else (well, at least with the gradient design Shiki has).

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perfectska04

10 years ago

From today on, Shiki-Colors will be forked into two; the original Clearlooks version and a brand new MurrineSVN spin.

Clearlooks Version: It's the same old version as before. It's compatible with GNOME 2.22+ and only uses the Clearlooks engine, so no murrine is necessary. It's the most clean and functional of the two and the primary download as such.

MurrineSVN Version: It's the future of Shiki-Colors. Fully designed for the latest revisions of MurrineSVN, therefore it will only work after compiling the Murrine engine from source, or by installing my uploaded debian binary packages. Yes, you will need to upgrade Murrine - even if you're using Ubuntu Intrepid. No, you can't have the old Murrine version back - this is the new one.

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zetetic

10 years ago

Great theme. Even better than Dust. Perfect for graphics work. Thanks for sharing it.

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illewoare

10 years ago

Hi, first of all, your theme is amazing! One of the few themes i actually like besides the default theme.

Just 1 little issue, i installed OpenOffice 3 just now (Ubuntu 8.10) and the menus don't look like they should. In stead of the black thin spacers, i have white thicker ones and when i hover the locked items i get a coloured edge around them. Not a very big deal, but it does break the style a bit. When i installed Thunderbird i had it too, but i uninstalled it again. Maybe it's because i installed it after i installed the style? Resetting it doesn't help btw and rebooting doesn't either.
Any solutions for this one? I'll upload a screenie if you want...

Thanks and keep up the good work!

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Sadly, there's nothing I can do about openoffice menus. They don't really use GTK or GNOME so openoffice will always look a bit ugly compared to native apps. It may be even more noticeable with non-standard themes like Shiki.

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illewoare

10 years ago

Nothing to do about it then i guess... I'll still use your theme though ;)

The title bar disappearing is indeed a Nvidia problem, it'll be fixed when the new driver (180.xx) is officially released. You can try the beta version, but i wouldn't recommend it.

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ronald801

10 years ago

Same problem here.

Also the window title bar behaves strange when working in/with text fields in all Open Office Applications: it disappears when I mouse-over the minimize/maximize buttons.

Nvidia drivers running here with ubuntu 8.10 ...

Great theme anyway - thank you!

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9 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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