KDE-Apps.org Applications for the KDE-Desktop 
 GTK-Apps.org Applications using the GTK Toolkit 
 GnomeFiles.org Applications for GNOME 
 MeeGo-Central.org Applications for MeeGo 
 CLI-Apps.org Command Line Applications 
 Qt-Apps.org Free Qt Applications 
 Qt-Prop.org Proprietary Qt Applications 
 Maemo-Apps.org Applications for the Maemo Plattform 
 Java-Apps.org Free Java Applications 
 eyeOS-Apps.org Free eyeOS Applications 
 Wine-Apps.org Wine Applications 
 Server-Apps.org Server Applications 
 apps.ownCloud.com ownCloud Applications 
 KDE-Look.org Artwork for the KDE-Desktop 
 GNOME-Look.org Artwork for the GNOME-Desktop 
 Xfce-Look.org Artwork for the Xfce-Desktop 
 Box-Look.org Artwork for your Windowmanager 
 E17-Stuff.org Artwork for Enlightenment 
 Beryl-Themes.org Artwork for the Beryl Windowmanager 
 Compiz-Themes.org Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager 
 EDE-Look.org Themes for your EDE Desktop 
 Debian-Art.org Stuff for Debian 
 Gentoo-Art.org Artwork for Gentoo Linux 
 SUSE-Art.org Artwork for openSUSE 
 Ubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Ubuntu 
 Kubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Kubuntu 
 LinuxMint-Art.org Artwork for Linux Mint 
 Frugalware-Art.org Artwork for Frugalware Linux 
 Arch-Stuff.org Artwork and Stuff for Arch Linux 
 Fedora-Art.org Artwork for Fedora Linux 
 Mandriva-Art.org Artwork for Mandriva Linux 
 KDE-Files.org Files for KDE Applications 
 OpenTemplate.org Documents for OpenOffice.org
 GIMPStuff.org Files for GIMP
 InkscapeStuff.org Files for Inkscape
 ScribusStuff.org Files for Scribus
 BlenderStuff.org Textures and Objects for Blender
 VLC-Addons.org Themes and Extensions for VLC
 KDE-Help.org Support for your KDE Desktop 
 GNOME-Help.org Support for your GNOME Desktop 
 Xfce-Help.org Support for your Xfce Desktop 
openDesktop.orgopenDesktop.org:   Applications   Artwork   Linux Distributions   Documents    Linux42.org    OpenSkillz.com   
Ubuntu-Art.org - Artwork for Ubuntu

 Aug 25 2016  
 Not logged in  
 Home    Add Artwork   Forum   Groups   Knowledge   Events   Jobs   Users   Register   Login-


- Content .- Fans (35) .- Knowledge Base  . 

Aurora Gtk Engine


GTK 2.x Theme/Style

Score 73%
Aurora Gtk Engine

Link:  http://
Downloads:  285368
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)
Send to a friend
Other  Artwork  from ECHM
Report inappropriate content

goto page: prev  ... 23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33 


 doesnt install right?

 by Rimfrost on: Sep 6 2009
Score 50%

This theme doesnt install right as it shall in Fedora 11 x64.
After install is complete it says that the theme cant be used because the Aurora engine isnt installed, EVEN that it is installed.

Kind of strange dont you think?
How about a rpm for Fedora x64 instead of build everything from source. RPM packages can sometimes be more easy to use.

Reply to this


 Re: doesnt install right?

 by MarionCobretti on: Oct 4 2009
Score 50%

For Fedora 64 bit, you HAVE to specify lib64 as the libdir. This may be true of other 64 bit architectures as well. Anyway, go back to the directory you compiled in, and enter "make uninstall" as root to take get rid of the files it put in /usr/lib. Then stop being root, and run this:

./configure --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --enable-animation --libdir=/usr/lib64

You could leave off --enable-animation, but you get the gist.

Reply to this


 Re: doesnt install right?

 by koxmoz on: Dec 31 2009
Score 50%
EditionStudi o


sudo cp /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libaurora.* /usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines

Not to have that uninstall and to return to install .... to muach bored·!·!·!·

good luck·!·!·

Reply to this


 RGBA support ?

 by vishytk on: Sep 29 2009
Score 50%

Is there any chance of seeing RGBA support in this great theme engine.

Reply to this


 decrease arrow size

 by rassen on: Oct 2 2009
Score 50%

how i can decrease the arrow size in gnome menu ?

the aurora arrow too big for me:

how can decrease like this:


Reply to this


 Re: decrease arrow size

 by brainvision on: Oct 15 2009
Score 50%

I think you could rename the smaller arrows file and copy it in the exact directory where the other file is.. You have to substitute the file!
Or maybe, if you want to understand better how a gtk theme file works.. you have to open gtkrc and look at the code.. you'll find that it's easier as you thought!!

Reply to this



 by tadeufilippini on: Oct 29 2009
Score 50%


Reply to this


 Control Display Issue

 by smurflappy on: Oct 31 2009
Score 50%

Using some themes (seems to be ones that use the Aurora Engine) cause controls such as text boxes, buttons, etc not to show up or show properly. I first noticed this in 9.04 for menu items that seemed to be blank but showed up when rolled over. Using these themes in 9.10 make other controls have the same problem.

I'm pretty sure theme/theme engine related as choosing a theme that comes with the default install has no problems.

Here is a screenshot of a Compiz screen:

A default theme: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1539884/normal1.png
An Aurora theme: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1539884/bad1.png

Some show.. some don't.. I can get a number of them to show by rolling over/clicking. Using gedit for example has the text area show all grey until I highlight the lines.

Reply to this


 Re: Control Display Issue

 by smurflappy on: Oct 31 2009
Score 50%

Sorry for the crappy format, I cut and pasted from my post on ubuntuforums. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this or could hint at a cause/solution.


Reply to this


 Fedora packages

 by gracca on: Jan 6 2010
Score 50%

I have created RPM packages of Aurora engine for Fedora, archs i686 and x86_64:


Thanks for this beautiful engine!


Copyleft, all rights reversed ;-)
Reply to this

goto page: prev  ... 23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33 

Add commentBack


Copyright 2007-2016 Ubuntu-Art.org Team  Legal Notice
All rights reserved. Ubuntu-Art.org is not liable for any content or goods on this site.
You can find our FAQ here.
All contributors are responsible for the lawfulness of their uploads.
Please send us a notice if you spot an ABUSE of the website.
Information about advertising in Ubuntu-Art.org.
Developers can use our public webservice interface. More information here: public api
For further information or comments on this site, please send us a message
Ubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd.
Content RSS   
Events RSS