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Glow

  

GTK 2.x Theme/Style

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Downloads:  68059
Submitted:  Jul 27 2008
Updated:  Aug 13 2008

Description:

The idea for this theme appeared after I started modifying the Aurora Aqua theme for personal use. Then I realised I wanted to change many other things in the code of the theme, added some details, used other engines... And when I noticed what I was doing, I had a new theme in my hands. So here it is. The Glow GTK theme is mainly based in Aurora, but it also requires the Clearlooks engine to work. Please let me know of any suggestion, critic, bug or whatever you wish to say. I hope you enjoy this new Glow.

Glow is actually a set of several themes, with 8 variations: Cinder (grey); Fire (red); Flower (pink); Grass (green); Ice (silver blue); Lava (darker orange); Sand (orange); and Water (blue). Each of these variations has two designs, light and dark. I'm still trying to test if especially the dark versions work well in all apps. The usual individual tricks you know from other dark themes may still apply. Let me know how it can be improved.

NOTE
If you're using the GNOME panel, please pick the pixmap I'm providing for the panels as their background, on the panel properties, if you want your inactive buttons on the tasklist to become invisible. The Xfce users have an easy to enable similar function at the Xfce4-panel's tasklist properties.

If you want to replace the panel's background with another pixmap or with a transparency, please comment the correspondent line in the Panel.rc file, using a hash sign, like this:

#bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "panel.png"

Important:
This theme is not a finished, definitive work. As always, there might be some aspects to change and improve. Therefore, and in the spirit of what was said above in this description, if you feel you have to vote this theme down, please let me know why, in order that we can work on this theme in a constructive way. Thanks in advance.

Also many thanks to ochosi and islington for the window decoration themes they created. The links to their work are now being provided below. Thanks to Ayoli for once more helping me out with the theme's code.

On the screenshots, I'm using the Eikon icon theme, which is a personal icon collection with several works found across the Web that I've been maintaining for myself, and that after several requires I decided to share in non-official releases.

To get the most recent updates to Eikon, now on its second generation, please check this website: http://drop.io/fmrbpensador




Changelog:

0.1.0 - 6 colour variants and 2 designs;
0.1.1 - Fixed the tab colour issue on the dark themes;
0.1.2 - Two more colour variants;
0.1.3 - Brightened up the colours of the scrollbars on the darker versions, and as for the inactive selected areas, they're now dark grey, without any coloured influence;
0.1.4 - Fixed Gedit's left pane bug (corrected the panel.rc file to the effect - solution found at the GNOME colors project code); changed the size of the large toolbar icons to 24 pixels; added a pixmap as a background to the panels;
0.1.5 - Removed the dark limits of the panel's pixmap;

1.0.0 - Metacity versions available, both for the light and the dark variants of Glow;
1.0.1 - Solved the right-click context menus bug; reduced the size of arrows; changed the engine of the menus to Clearlooks; increased the saturation of the scrollbars;
1.0.2 - Changed the panels' engine back to Aurora, with a smoother pixmap as the background;
1.0.3 - Changed the treeview's engine and also the menus to Murrine (with the Clearlooks substyle); brighter and slightly larger scrollbars;
1.0.4 - Reverted all the Murrine widgets to Clearlooks because of issues with older versions of the Murrine engine; also learnt not to be too creative either.




LicenseGPL
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(Xfwm4 theme by ochosi)
(Emerald theme by islington)
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 Screen shot?

 
 by frithwulf on: Jul 27 2008
 
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A screen shot would really help.


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 Re: Screen shot?

 
 by fmrbpensador on: Jul 27 2008
 
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The screenshots WERE uploaded to openDesktop.org, but in case you don't know, they always take a while to appear at the themes' webpage, for reasons unknown. But thanks for pointing that out, anyway.


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 Re: Re: Screen shot?

 
 by fmrbpensador on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Meanwhile, if the website does not update the info soon enough, there's always this screenshot at XS.to: http://xs329.xs.to/xs329/08300/glow287.png


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 : /

 
 by UbuntuLee on: Jul 27 2008
 
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I would use this but I bet it has the ugly widgets in Firefox. Go to google and I bet there is an ugly gray box around the search button.


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 Re: : /

 
 by fmrbpensador on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Is this ugly? http://c.imagehost.org/0957/google.jpg

What exactly are you referring to?


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 Re: Re: : /

 
 by UbuntuLee on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Yup. It has the ugly widgets. It's not your fault its the engine. Look at the search and I'm feeling lucky button. Right behind each button there is a box that is darker than the page around it.


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 window decoration theme?

 
 by zecoj on: Jul 27 2008
 
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what is the window decoration theme used in the screenshot, please?

Thanks


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 Re: window decoration theme?

 
 by bitzer on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Nice theme! Yes what is the window decoratio theme?


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 Re: Re: window decoration theme?

 
 by fmrbpensador on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Hi there, thanks for the compliments.

I'm using a slightly modified version of Katiola-slim for Xfwm4 (I'm an Xfce user).


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 font?

 
 by ochosi on: Jul 27 2008
 
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hi fabio,
nice theme! i really like the aurora engine (despite the bugs mentioned by UbuntuLee).
one thing i'd like to know is what font you're using. really fits the rest.

oh, and where could i change the general icon size? it seems your theme makes many of my icons a bit too small (i'm talking about gtk-stock icons used in media players e.g. or even icons in other progs like ooffice). smaller is fine in general, but this seems a bit too small for my taste.


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 Re: font?

 
 by fmrbpensador on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Thanks!

To change the size of icons, please open the theme's gtkrc file and look at a line saying "gtk-icon-sizes". It's likely you will achieve the effect you desired if you change the "gtk-large-toolbar" parameter from 16,16 to 24,24 or other value you wish.

As for the font, I'm using Calibri, bold weight, size 8.


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 Re: font?

 
 by fmrbpensador on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Thanks!

To change the size of icons, please open the theme's gtkrc file and look at a line saying "gtk-icon-sizes". It's likely you will achieve the effect you desired if you change the "gtk-large-toolbar" parameter from 16,16 to 24,24 or other value you wish.

As for the font, I'm using Calibri, bold weight, size 8.


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 Re: Re: font?

 
 by ochosi on: Jul 27 2008
 
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hm, well. now i got calibri through downloading and installing m$'s powerpoint viewer. but somehow your numbers look really different to mine...

do you know of any particular reason why that might be?


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 Great!

 
 by skinwalker on: Jul 27 2008
 
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Fabio strikes again! Great one mate! rated gud!


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 that clock

 
 by islington on: Jul 27 2008
 
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is it conky?

if so do you mind sharing the config?


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 Re: that clock

 
 by fmrbpensador on: Jul 27 2008
 
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No problem at all. Check this post I wrote at the UbuntuForums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5431307&postcount=666


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