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Windows 7 basic theme lookalike v.2 :)


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Windows 7 basic theme lookalike v.2 :)

Windows 7 basic theme lookalike v.2 :)

Windows 7 basic theme lookalike v.2 :)

Downloads:  80709
Submitted:  Jul 31 2009
Updated:  Sep 24 2009


Windows 7 basic theme lookalike v.2 :)

Hi there,

so here's the sequel of my 1st attempt to achieve a lookalike to the (so hated) Win.7 appearance.

My 1st try was posted in the early days of June :


I tried then to give the panel the transparency there is in the sosoft OS :)
I guess I find a way to do the trick.

So :

- 1 ) firstly, install the gtk theme I have managed to asemble, a few changes have I done :
they'll be more obvious at the end of the "to do" affair, cause without transparency it just looks blahhh.

- 2 ) when you're done with the gtk theme install,
use the panel.bg.png I provided inside the gtk files as a picture for the panel :
Just right click on the panel, then properties, backgroud, background picture,
and select the picture I provided in the main folder of my theme.
The path should probably be : ~/.themes/Win7.Basic.02/gtk-2.0/panel.bg.png.

If I didn't screw the whole thing, you'll be able to see a true transparent panel bar with soft cloudy mouseover effect and a shady dark button for the foreground open window.

I invite you to read my previous post to get the information about the who's who about this work.

Again, I simply put together things I found here and there but 4 sure didn't do the whole thing on my own, I simply don't have the skills.

Thanx, and enjoy.

For all you win$ haters, please pass your way and don't polute this thread with your bad manners. The philosophy is about sharing, not hating.
And 15000 + downloaders of my previous version can't be wrong, nop ?

PS.2 : The icon theme is now available here : http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Win.7.basic.icon.theme.trial.01?content=109359


Change the color of the toolbar and its buttons
Change the color of panel buttons
Managed to give the panel bar real transparency

For personal use :)
Not to be used for commercial purpose if it's more comprehensive this way.
Anyway, use it the way you want to, just as long you don't forget pieces are probably the result of other people's work :)

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 your Windows 7-basic-lookalike

 by Karmicbastler on: Nov 28 2009
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Hi guy,

since yesterday, i upgraded to Luccid Lynxand can tell you, that the gtk-engine of your theme works well with it.

But one question: how can I get this nice Metacity you use in your screenshots? It isn't included in your theme.

Can you tell me which Metacity it is, so that I can finish-up this theme on my machine?

Thank you in advance for your message.

Finally I want to say: I love this theme and I successfully imported the Windows 7 icons from Karmic.


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 Re: your Windows 7-basic-lookalike

 by Nemmeth on: Nov 30 2009
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Firstly, I'm very impressed by the fact you're already running a distro that will (I supposed so 'till now) be realeased in april of 2010.
Anyway, cool for you if you're one of the lucky few that have the chance to test it ages before its official release.

Second, I'm sorry to tell you that it isn't a metacity theme.
In order to get full transparency support, we have to use 3D and so Compiz, which usually fits well with Emerald.

And that's precisely the point pal, I'm using Emerald as a window manager and decorator.

If it isn't installed by default, just open Synaptic and search Emerald, then fusion-icon. Install both of them, then once you're done, go to your menu, Administration and click Compiz-Fusion-Icon.

A blue square icon (regular one until you've themed your icon set) will appear to the right bottom of your panel bar. Right click on it and run Emerald Theme Manager. Once the window of Emerald Theme Manager is open, click on Import.
You'll then have the choice to navigate through your files to the folder where you saved the downloaded "xxx.emerald" themes you'll have had previously got on gnomelook, compiz and/or beryl section.

I use "Who.needs.Win7" or so called (I guess I explained it in my theme presentation and gave a link to the thread it's been posted on), but any vista/7 lookalike will do the trick as long as you adjust it in emerald edition and configuration window.

That's all folk.
Enjoy and thanx a lot for your comment.

Nemmeth, a cool guy :)
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 by tawie2002 on: May 21 2010
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very good theme, but where can get the wallpaper? or give a name of it? thanks.

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 Re: wallpaper

 by tawie2002 on: May 21 2010
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got it already, thanks.

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 Ubuntu theme for windows 7

 by logotester on: Sep 10 2010
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This is really great to get a windows 7 transformation pack. I am a great fan of these types of things to do on my computer and love to share it with others. I don’t know that if I got a chance to share one of my greatest love Ubuntu’s wallpaper for windows 7 with the users or if the moderator of this blog will let me do this but I am sure that everyone will love it. please let me share with the users. check the under given link to find a very impressive wallpaper of ubuntu for windows 7. check the under given link:

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 Using in Ubuntu 12.04?

 by jh3141 on: May 22 2012
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Just tried this theme in ubuntu 12.04 and don't get the task bar up. Is there something additional I'll need to do to get this working?

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 Re: Using in Ubuntu 12.04?

 by Nemmeth on: May 28 2012
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Hi there,
I'm a bit confused by what's your problem.
But from what I understand this sounds like a dock issue or something display related...
Have your properly configured your desktop? We are in a xfce section, and so far, I've never
tried this theme with this main graphical manager, keeping the main thing under Gnome.
So this might probably have some kind of connection to this display manager.
Moreover, and unfortunately for you I'm afraid,, I moved to Kde ages ago when it grown up to the 4.5 branch...
But all the feed back I had regarding this theme under gnome was pretty ok so I guess, again, your problem is xfce/display manager related.
Thanx for your interest anyway.
I wish you the best to fix this issue.
And if you manage to, be kind enough to share your how to with linux fellas :)

Nemmeth, a cool guy :)
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