Shiki-Colors

GTK2 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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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.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Shiki-Dust is done. It's based on the easy variant because I can only fit one XFWM in the Dust folder, so I went with the one that is easiest to resize.

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Gadius

10 years ago

Nice. Thanks for the good job one more time.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

It's being worked on. Perhaps for next release.

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direwolf

10 years ago

It looks fantastic! Thanks so much for another hi-quality update. What is the wallpaper in the screenshot?

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I got it off this deviantart page:

http://pkarwowski.deviantart.com/art/Aurora-108848784

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direwolf

10 years ago

Thanks a bunch!

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sirsurthur

10 years ago

Hello,

I really like the way version 4.0 is. I especially like new button1 with blue highlighting when selected - that looks perfectly well.

Just a thought, scrollbars are nice but sometimes to discrete (white on white/grey) and if you see not so well you might need some times to find it.

Thanks a lot for your beautiful work,
Sirsurthur

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I Think it's more consistent to have them be the same color as buttons, and the little contrast makes them smoother than when they were colored (specially in the human variant, they were way too bright for a soothing desktop).

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alvonsius

10 years ago

Now this is what I've been waitin, the release of the Chocolate version (err ... dust I mean) ^^. I've been releasing my own modification of Chocolate version here since I've waited for a chocolate one very long but no sign of you releasing it that time.

And now here it comes ... cool

Still the emerald themes is needed here, but again you are awesome dude!

Thanks for the great theme

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wers

10 years ago

I prefer chocolate over poo! I love you! haha

This is the kind of warm, earthy look and feel that doesn't make me feel blue. This should be the default Human color scheme.

As for the name, I know that it's influenced by the Dust theme but I think, the word dust has a negative connotation. I prefer something like Shiki-Earth or Shiki-Warm. Just my two cents.

Great job! Keep it up!

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I like the name "Dust" to pay homage to the theme that inspired the color palette and overal "warm" feeling, the original Dust theme.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Yes, chocolate is indeed better... The set that came with 4.0 was much lighter and had a few usability issues. For example, folders were the same color as packages and selected colors were too light, so that was confusing.

The new dark chocolate is best. Although the old caramel color-scheme is uploaded somewhere now in case someone prefers it.

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Hadret

10 years ago

I really love new color in Shiki and GNOME-colors. Great job! You rock! ^_^

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Glad you like it!

The dust theme is more than a different selected color, it has a whole new palette to better match the look of the original Dust theme that inspired it.

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scorpion2782

10 years ago

why with this theme gnome-panel isn't on top? it's a bug?

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Can you take a screenshot? It shouldn't do anything to panels other than theme them, so that behavior may be unrelated or something else is happening.

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scorpion2782

10 years ago

this is the screenshot: http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5306/errorf.png
with old release it works

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I really can't seem to reproduce this. The new release is also pretty much the same as before, it only has updated colors... Try reintstalling the last version and logging out? Usually when you log back in, any possible panel/metacity issue that happened when you were installing the themes gets fixed.

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scorpion2782

10 years ago

Sorry, it's a metacity bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=533917
Waiting for the new version....

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Lindstrom

10 years ago

use your 'base' myself but with bright menus and some other mods.

just curious: why all those "or clowns will eat you" comments?

SO silly...

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perfectska04

10 years ago

It's a very old reference from The Simpsons. If I put that next to something, it usually means that it's highly recommended to read the instructions before attempting anything blindly, or if it's written in a file, it warns that changing a setting may break something.

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santiagoward2000

10 years ago

Can't sleep! Clown will eat me!
Can't sleep! Clown will eat me!

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wers

10 years ago

You never fail to amuse us =)

I've been ranting about Shiki-Dust for a while.hahaha

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Wait an hour or two, I'm releasing an ever better dust... This time the icons are actually chocolate, instead of using the same color as for packages like now.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Shiki-Dust doesn't have an XFWM yet!
I'm working on one for next release, though.. so sorry to XFCE users, this will be soon addressed.

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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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