Ubuntu NextG

GTK2 Themes

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Ubuntu Next Generation 5.0

A modest attempt at making a new default ubuntu theme. While preserving the basic 'ubuntu-colors' I tried to make a theme that is more soothing to the eyes, and creates a nice and calm work-environment.

Visually I tried to incorporate a partial shadow of the ubuntu-logo within the top-window-frame. Gtk-theme and Metacity-theme work together into creating this effect.

A good metacity theme is one that is only visually present when you need it. Therefore the metacity-buttons - or should I say 'circles'- only visually highlight when you move the cursor over them.

The menu's are all consistently with a black background.
This theme goes well with a dark (black) wallpaper.

About the screenshots:
A kean themer will have noticed that I have created a heavily modified version of the 'Slickness'-theme made by Th3Rob
Icon-theme: Oxygen-Refit2 - Orange Version
Wallpaper: a modified version of 'distro balls' by Jackfox05. This modified version is in the download-package.
The font I use is: HandelGotDlig, which you will also find in the downloadfile with install-instructions.

Installing:
Within the download-file you can find the 'installation instructions' documents. There's a special file included that modifies the fontcolor of the panel to white, in case you have a black font in the panel. Just drag and drop this ".gtkrc-2.0" file in your home folder, logout and login again and it should be changed to white.


Please comment, rate or make suggestions..

Yes, I know that Gnome looks is fed up with yet another ubuntu theme and that linux is not all about ubuntu, but please rate it on its merits...

Ubuntu-bashing seems to be popular.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Changed the black-menu-button in the panel to get a uniform look when using a top-panel.

Added an excellent Emerald-theme made by Mariux especially for this theme !

If you have installed version 1.0 of this theme then remove it before you install version 2.0

Upgraded to version 3.0
Iconsize of the main-menu-items changed to 24x24 as suggested by Schollidesign

Please de-install previous version before installing version 3.0, log-out and log-in again afterwards

Some graphics refined in 4.0
Minor adjustments in 5.0

schollidesign

12 years ago

Nein ich meinte den Balken beim "Packetinforamtionen werden heruntergeladen". Nicht aber den Menubalken ;)

Abropo Menu: Warum sind meine Icons so klein? :D

Sorry mein Englisch ist nicht so gut. Auf deutsch kann ich mich besser erklären ;)

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paullinux

12 years ago

If you start Synaptic manager, do you have the 'Window 95-look' or my theme?

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schollidesign

12 years ago

I mean the windows if you klick the
"check"- or "Prüfen"-Bottom in "update-manager" or "Aktualisierungsverwaltung" ;)

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paullinux

12 years ago

Do you mean the progress-bar?

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schollidesign

12 years ago

;D Also auf deutsch...
Die Menuleiste (Anwendungen, Orte, System)
hat für mich zu kleine Icons. Ich fände den Orignialzustand (24x24) besser, da ansonsten die Icons wie Pünktchen ausschauen.
Und da ich des öfteren die Fenstergrösse ändern muss, habe ich Schwierigkeiten den so dünnen Rand zu erwischen ;)

Das ist meine Hauptkritik, der Rest gefällt mir.

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schollidesign

12 years ago

Is there any possibilities to get the Menu-Icons bigger? I need it for my work to see how they are with 24x24.
And the Windowsborder are difficult to catch if I want resize the Window.
This are the only two big bugs on your theme.
The rest is awesome ;)

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paullinux

12 years ago

Yes, I understand now what you mean. But I do not really know how my theme is responsible for that. As far as I know (I'm not sure) the iconsize of the menu-items is not determined by the theme. But I will look into it and let you know.

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schollidesign

12 years ago

It's a very good black Ubuntu-Theme.
Gratulation!
I use it with my Solid-Ubuntu Icon-Set
and finally I have the full Ubuntufeeling.
Yeah! :-D

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paullinux

12 years ago

As for your iconset: 'Ihren Filehost-download wirkt nicht. Haben Sie einen andere download-link?'

That is as far as my german goes...

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schollidesign

12 years ago

:D Yes it works! Push Download and you have it ;)
A newer and better Version will come out soon ...

Als Preview ist die Momentane Version schon OK :)

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paullinux

12 years ago

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www11.file-upload.net.

That is the message I'm getting with your download...

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Mariux

12 years ago

Really cool theme! Just few things:
1) Can you make a suitable emerald theme consistent with the GTK theme?
2) In the main menu, i suggest not to make rounded corners at the top when is selected Application, Places or System: if you make them straight, it will be more consistent with the menu that opens down.

However, great work!!!

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paullinux

12 years ago

As for the rounded black panelbutton. You are right, but I always use only a bottompanel. So I didn't take that into account...

I see what changes I can make.

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Mariux

12 years ago

Actually i'm making an emerald theme for this GTK theme, it will be ready in the evening ;-)

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paullinux

12 years ago

I'm not familiar with compiz-windowborders. Is anyone out there that could port me the theme to compiz?

Since I'm running Ubuntu with virtualbox I cannot enable Compiz-effects, and therefore I'm not able to do anything that requires Compiz...

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Punkrockwarlord

12 years ago

I voted good, I can see some minor flaws I would have changed in a different ways, but then again who doesn't, nobody likes the exact same things. This looks very nice though, and good job on the install instructions and all!

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11 years ago

Changed the black-menu-button in the panel to get a uniform look when using a top-panel.

Added an excellent Emerald-theme made by Mariux especially for this theme !

If you have installed version 1.0 of this theme then remove it before you install version 2.0

Upgraded to version 3.0
Iconsize of the main-menu-items changed to 24x24 as suggested by Schollidesign

Please de-install previous version before installing version 3.0, log-out and log-in again afterwards

Some graphics refined in 4.0
Minor adjustments in 5.0

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