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GTK 2.x Theme/Style

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Downloads:  31424
Submitted:  Dec 31 2008
Updated:  Apr 15 2009


NOTICE: This theme is over two years old and may not work due to updates to GNOME and the Murrine Engine. Please do not count on updates to this theme in the near future. Also, I didn't renew my 4shared account in time so the wallpapers are no longer available. I apologize for the inconvenience.


I began the Macchiato project in November 2008. My goal was to create a visually appealing light theme that incorporates some dark touches and to find just the right balance between dark and light browns.

I abandoned the project in January 2009 after releasing version 0.1 to work on other theme projects. After those projects went nowhere, I decided to turn back to Macchiato to fix a bunch of coloration bugs once and for all. I released version 0.2 in February 2009.

However, the theme still had color problems. So I've been working on it in my spare time to fix some of the new bugs. I think I have finally fixed the most obvious errors.

I also made changes to the panel configuration toso that it would go great with the Smoke panel background image, which can be found here: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Smoke+-+a+gnome+panel+bg?content=99748

What is included:

Due to uneven focus while working on this theme, I am no longer including the Cairo-Dock and conky configurations, as they no longer match the new vision for the theme.

The theme pack now only contains the Macchiato theme itself as well as an updated Emerald theme. The new Emerald theme no longer has the curved upper left corner.

Before you install this theme

In order for this theme to work correctly, I highly suggest installing the newest version of the Murrine Engine (0.90.3). The current version in the Ubuntu Intrepid repos (0.60.1) is outdated and will not be sufficient for this theme to work correctly.


30 DEC 2008 - 0.1 - Initial release.
23 FEB 2009 - 0.2 - Fixed color bugs.
14 APR 2009 - 0.3 - Fixed more color bugs.

Over 14,000 downloads and counting! Thanks to all who have downloaded this theme so far!

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 by MikeDK on: Jan 1 2009
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Happy Birthday, hope you'll have a nice day

Kind Regards MikeDK

microsoft gives u windows, Linux gives u da whole House :-P
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 another metacity!

 by bababoss on: Jan 1 2009
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Thanks for this great theme! For all people who dont use emerald: Try the metacity of dust! It fits perfectly with this nice theme. I hope it will also do in the next releases! THX!!!

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 Good Job

 by dilomo on: Jan 1 2009
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You have done a very professional and elegant theme. I like it ;)


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 beautiful theme

 by Xgamer on: Jan 1 2009
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Yes really beautiful elegant theme I like it very much

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 Murrine SVN

 by OutOfReach on: Jan 2 2009
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Awesome theme, but would anyone tell me how to get this working on Murrine SVN? I don't quite understand what to edit in the gtkrc file. Thanks!

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 Style to Profile ?

 by devi710 on: Jan 2 2009
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I would also like to know what to edit. There are a lot of lines with
style "murrine-default"

When I install this it just goes to some ugly grey default. I assume this means I don't have the engine installed, but in Synaptic the "Murrine" engine is.

Do I just need to edit the gtkrc file?

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