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.

2sev

11 years ago

okay, I'll share it.

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serverless

11 years ago

Unfortunately the Firefox fix link doesn't work...Is there anyone that could post the content of that file or that could load the file itself on a file sharing service? Thank you.

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perfectska04

11 years ago

I think the server for userstyles.org is back up now, so the link should be alright now!

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cypherpunk

11 years ago

Thank you perfectska04 for another lovely update to your fantastic theme.

With the bold panel font on the menus I didn't like it at first but it grew on me and now I prefer it bold .. it makes the "Applications Places System" stand out more and its sort of a major/minor thing (if you know what I mean) to the clock/date/temp applet .. I guess it gives a central place for your eyes to look at.

Also is it possible to modify the theme so it gives a coloured selector when selecting something in the menus ?? Similar to when you select a file in list view.

Thanks once again.

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perfectska04

11 years ago

The new version hould make it MUCH easier to make the menu items colored.

Try changing the "bg[selected]" and "bg[prelight]" parameters in menu, menu-item, menubar and panel.rc from "#666666" to "shade (0.9, @selected_bg_color)"

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perfectska04

11 years ago

Well, feedback on the redesigned metacity/emeralds and bold text in panel-menus would be appreciated.

Also, I'd like to know wether people prefer the old borderless metacity (current default one) or the new alternate one. That way I can decide which metacity to keep as default.

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d3br074

11 years ago

I'm not sure I like the bold text anywhere and I think it was better/more delicate feeling with less bold looking titlebar too. I do, however like the changes you made the the gtk theme, it's better without too many color inconsistencies thoughtout the theme. But unless you can find a way to make the boldness uniform inthe right places (i looked at how it would look like with bold menu-items and it looks weird) also, the clock isn't bold or the window list in the panel. But I'm not sure I'd like how those things would look especially with how heavy the bold sans font is (which is the best font to use by the way) All I can say is that I think it looked better without the bold fonts. Also, I'm not sure whether the buttons on the emerald/metacity theme is better or not. I think i liked the slightly squarish outline for the button better.

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perfectska04

11 years ago

Well, the decision to make the main-menu bold was to add uniformity. In most cases, people will have bold title text by default, which looks inconsistent if the buttons and at least an element in the upper panel aren't bold as well.

Besides, it's a lot more legible, but that is just my personal opinion. I did leave the option in the gtkrc file, in the "Panels" section so you can disable the boldness if you don't like it.

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d3br074

11 years ago

actually you know what? Just like your scrollbars, the new bold font changes have grown on me already. I must have some natural repulsion to change or something, but you almost always make changes for the better. I like the bold main menu and titlebar fonts/buttons. I also like how you can tell which button you're hovering over with the new emerald theme. Scratch making the clock bold, that doesn't look as good as without it bold. Keep up the great work!

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perfectska04

11 years ago

Heh, well I'm glad the changes grew on you so rather quickly. Most of the changes are for accessibility, so while they may look a bit odd at first, I've found they make things much easier on the eyes.

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kiddo

11 years ago

dude, this theme is impressive. It looks unique/distinctive, sleek, and it's compatible with everything I threw at it.

I would heartily recommend that you talk to Andrea Cimitan and see if your theme could be an official theme included by default in gnome. It has potential to rock.

I am using the clearlooks-only version, haven't tried the murrine svn one.

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perfectska04

11 years ago

I don't mind the theme being modified, redistributed, or included anywhere since everything I release open source and freely available to the community. On the other hand, I don't really have the time or patience to deal with the bureaucracy involved with proposing artwork to any project.. and that's pretty much why I've never really done so.

Besides, as I've said before. Shiki sacrifices some usability for elegance, so widespread projects that require rock-solid stability may not want such a risky default.

As for the other thing you mentioned, I wouldn't worry too much about the two different versions. The clearlooks+murrine edition only adds modern scrollbars and progressbars, so the rest is exactly the same as the clearlooks version. If you can't use one, you're only missing out on very minor eye candy.

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schmolch

11 years ago

It is just my personal opinion and i dont want to offend or insult anyone but...

this theme ist fantastic!! great work! :-)

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perfectska04

11 years ago

Thanks! although I don't think anyone would get offended by that, heh.

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Zambini

11 years ago

I registered with Gnome-look just to tell u that this is an incredibly beautiful theme and I'll be only using this theme on my laptop (which will be 100% linux) while I'm at school.

:D Keep up the good work!

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perfectska04

11 years ago

Glad to hear you appreciate the theme!

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sudos

11 years ago

First of all: Congrats on making a truly stunning theme. I have noticed a small problem with the Metacity theme however. If you set Metacity WM to shade upon double click the window will shade. While shaded the bottom corners contain a few grey pixels. A small blemish on an otherwise excellent theme.

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perfectska04

11 years ago

ok, try redownloading. shading should be fixed now.

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sudos

11 years ago

Looks great now! Thanks for the quick update! The wise version perfectly matches a Linux Mint install. :)

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perfectska04

11 years ago

I see what you mean. I never use shading so I hadn't noticed it before, I'll try to fix it. Thanks!

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g0lg0th

11 years ago

it's very strange...

I'm on hardy.
I installed you murrine svn package.
I put your theme in /.themes.

All is fine with my "sudo" software like synaptic but I miss the dark panel and the dark menu...

Someone pleease?

Look at the 2 following captures and note the differences between the "file, edit, ..." bar:

http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=capturebureauil9.png

http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=capturesynapticgz9.png

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perfectska04

11 years ago

That screenshot doesn't really seem like my theme. Try simply drag n' dropping the package to the appearance preferences, and then selecting it.

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g0lg0th

11 years ago

I assure you it was your theme!

I erase all my other themes and everything is fine.

I think there was a bug with my usual theme: murrina-neographite and there was some residue of it when I tried to apply yours... What I does not explain is why my "sudo" software was fine.

Anyway, thank you and great job!!!

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perfectska04

11 years ago

Perhaps it was an issue that could have been fixed by logging out and back in, but I'm glad it works for you now!

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cypherpunk

11 years ago

I think I have fixed the Firefox 3 address bar bug in Wise/Human versions of Shiki-Colors.

First Install Stylish:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108

Then create a new style (right-click the stylish button at the bottom then Write Style > Blank style) .. then copy and paste the following into the code box:

#urlbar {
background-color: #FFFFFF !important;
}

Then give a name for it and save.

It is a hacky solution though as it "hardcodes" the urlbar's background to white and people with custom firefox css styles may run into problems with this fix.

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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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