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Aurora Gtk Engine


GTK 2.x Theme/Style

Score 73%
Aurora Gtk Engine

Link:  http://
Downloads:  285371
Submitted:  Apr 16 2007
Updated:  Jan 4 2009



The Aurora Gtk Engine themes all common Gtk widgets to provide an attractive, complete and consistent look for Gtk applications.

Engine options

• menubarstyle = 1 # 0 = flat, 1 = gradient, 2 = sunken
• curvature = 5 #default widget curvature
• arrowsize = 1 # controls combo_arrow circle size. Diameter set by (11 + 2 * arrowsize)
• old_arrowstyle = FALSE #set to TRUE for original circled arrows (same as arrows in sorted tree columns)
• animation = TRUE # FALSE = disabled, TRUE = enabled (also needs to be compiled with animation support to work)

Included theme uses configurable colours and can be adjusted in Theme Preferences under GNOME.

Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback so far, it has helped catch many things that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. And as always feedback is appreciated.

Known Issues:
• Ugly widgets in: OpenOffice, Java applications
∘ Unfortunately I can't really do anything here to make them look better. I can only hope that their emulation of Gtk themes will improve over time

• Gtk 2.12+ is required for this engine
• Must have basic development packages installed for your distribution as well as Gtk2 development package in order to build engine
• Includes both the gtkRc theme, and the Gtk engine

To install the theme engine extract it to somewhere convenient and in that directory,
run: "./configure --prefix=/usr" then "make"
For animation support add "-enable-animation" when running "./configure"
Then as a root user "make install".

Then install the gtkrc theme by extracting to your ~/.themes directory or through the Appearance application.

To change your current theme to Aurora (under GNOME) open up the Appearance application (usually somewhere under System > Preferences) click the Customize button and under the controls tab select the theme you want.

Finally thanks to everyone along the line who have worked on the clearlooks and clearlooks based engines as without their work this engine would not exist.

Now go download and enjoy!


• Metacity theme no longer flickers with Compiz enabled
• New list view headers
• Borderless notebook support (Gedit is one of the few applications that uses this)
• Included an updated version of the Blended metacity theme to better match the look of Aurora

• Changed tab shading
• Focus glow reduced to 2 px

• Removed double border in Calendars
• Centered menu separators
• Firefox button backgrounds
• Allowed enginge params on per widget basis
• Many, many small tweaks and fixes

(Engine and gtkrc theme)
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 by BottleOfInk on: Aug 13 2008
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you should definitely work on speed improvements. It's what people complain about the most.
And possibly, work on transparency? Murrine is the only engine I know of that'll do this, and it's not yet completed, but maybe you could borrow code from it?

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 please help

 by crawllikeinsects on: Aug 29 2008
Score 50%

hello first off i just want to say that from what i can see your engine looks amazing

however trying to install it i am having the same problem i have seen a few others having wich is i get to the gtk check and then i get this

checking for GTK... no
configure: error: GTK+-2.10 is required to compile aurora

i am using ubuntu hardy heron and i am just about posative that i have at least version 2.10 (i wouldnt be able to run firefox 3 otherwise and here i am :D)

now i saw the question asked and then i saw it again so i read on i saw many other questions asked and you answered them all but you seemed to ignore this one whole heartidly (i admit that i stoped reading after page four or so its late and i dont want to read 6 chapters of folks arguing over flat menues and arrow sizes just to get this figured out) anyway i do hope that there is a solution to this as i really want to use this engine

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 Re: please help

 by crawllikeinsects on: Aug 29 2008
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ok nevermind i started at the beginning and gave up too early when i instyead started at the end and went back a few pages i saw the post about installing the dev libraries i am trying that now i will let you know if it works

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 Re: Re: please help

 by crawllikeinsects on: Aug 29 2008
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 Great work

 by jasonvoorheeszzz on: Sep 13 2008
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I like this theme engine very much. However, can you get rid of the black border around the selected item on the menu? It 's not suitable with the light color

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 Re: Great work

 by newversion2 on: Sep 14 2008
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just like in the list view would be best, without border.
otherwise very consistent and beautiful, and definitely the most modern engine out here.

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 Re: Re: Great work

 by newversion2 on: Feb 4 2009
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wow, i just realized you changed it. cool!

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 by Duv on: Oct 10 2008
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Is there an rpm of this?

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 GTK 2.10 error

 by dkaddict on: Oct 29 2008
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putting the world to rights

To fix the error>>

'configure: error: GTK+-2.10 is required to compile aurora'

You need the GTK dev file


'sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev'

Hope that helps!

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 Need an urgent fix with x86_64

 by Artefact2 on: Dec 26 2008
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Your Makefile doesn't work under x86_64 architectures.

You need to copy libs to /usr/lib64, NOT /usr/lib !

This is really annoying, but the engine is quite nice.

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