London Smoke

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

Finally it is released!

Based on ceebeebg's mockup (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?action=content&content=136369).

Thanks to Pulicoti for the name London Smoke.

And a big thanks goes out to Pobtott for helping with many technical aspects, as well as some art!
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To-do list:
-possibly get Emerald theme working
Last changelog:

9 years ago


May 17, 2011:
-re-did format, you should now be able to install more than one at a time, but it will not have a full preview in the Appearance Preferences, you will have to hit "customize".
-also reduced the download size, since there are separate GTK and Metacity archives

April 16, 2011:
-added variations with smaller scrollbars
April 12, 2011:
-finished (right and left) metacity themes
-cleaned up more files and code
-added nautilus-elementary breadcrumbs
-removed lines under text in buttons (e.g. an underline on the "o" in "okay")
-packaged theme, ready to go :)
March 21, 2011:
-added nautilus-elementary viewmode-buttons
-removed some unneeded code and files
-themed listheaders
-added inactive scrollbars
-added inactive range-sliders
-changed menu text colours
March 14, 2011:
-brighter text colour
-improved listheaders (prelight, etc)
-improved tab text colour code
-improved notebook
-toolbar buttons fit better now
-fixed entry boxes!
-fixed scrollbar borders code glitch
-vertical range-sliders now have the shadow down instead of to the right
March 7, 2011:
-proper murrine listheaders and progressbars
-removed mist engine --> replaced with murrine
-added proper menu-bg image
-initial metacity theme
-finally decided on a name
March 3, 2011:
-fixed prelight/active widget text colours (now they are brighter)
February 28, 2011:
-cleaned up the code formatting some
-now using squared entry boxes to avoid the problem from before
-fixed inactive entry-button (now looks inactive)
January 30, 2011:
-made my own shadows (I found out how they work)
-now using murrine for progressbars, which fixes the glitches around the edges
-made the resize grip
-minor fix to entry boxes
-removed some bloat
-made menus!
-new spinners
-a few other tweaks
February 3, 2011:
-optimized button and tab pixmaps (smaller, so faster loading)
-new range sliders, smaller, so they fit better (the old ones were too big for nautilus-elementary), now with shadows
-now the check boxes fit right (the code was using the wrong size :P)
-new murrine listheaders
February 5, 2011:
-small scrollbar
-tweaked arrow colours
-better listheaders

BassUltra

9 years ago

Try 0.95,0.9,0.9,0.85

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Padster

9 years ago

same thing.

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Padster

9 years ago

okay, thanks :)
that seemed to help some. it still isn't perfectly smooth, when I zoom in, but that might just be my other settings. :/

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Thorson

9 years ago

The color scheme reminds me of ECSTATiCA (formerely NOX) which is a dark scheme done right in my opinion. You need to change the color of your scroll bar for better contrast and usability. See here:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ECSTATiCA+%28formerly+NOX%29?content=105349

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Padster

9 years ago

hm. it does look a lot like that theme.
so you think i should increase the contrast? its prelight is blue, so you can see it one mouseover.

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Thorson

9 years ago

If the scroll bar is going to be the same color as the window what's the point of having a scroll bar? There should be enough color difference for the eye to be able to easily find it yet not distract from the working environment. Oh and I like the width of your scroll bar.

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Padster

9 years ago

I see what you mean. I will think about tweaking the colours or contrast on the slider. You like the thickness? ^^
The original mockup had thick scrollbars and range-sliders, so I made them that way. I think I will probably have a version with large sliders and one with small ones, since some people might find the big ones, well, unsatisfactory. Also, Nautilus-Elementary's zoom-slider needs a smaller range, so I have a version with a smaller range already.

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IamJustUs

9 years ago

You have two entries
Regular entry used in toolbar
Spin entry used in combobox.

they are different sizes and you
are probably using the same images for both.

to get similar looks at least for
shadows, I adjust the border numbers. For example,

entry: border= { 1, 3, 3, 2 }
spin entry:border= { 2, 19, 4, 2}

I believe the first two numbers
stretch your image left-right
and third and fourth stretch image
up and down. Do not quote me as I am not sure of this.

And if your using round images
in a square hole no transparency
outside of round image. and background must match background it is located at. ie. toolbars
are seldom the same as bg_color,
though they can be in a simplistic
mono color theme.

Again, hope this helps I have spent more time fixing entries and still have fits with them.

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Padster

9 years ago

changing the borders on the entries doesn't seem to do anything. and you mean i have to include a background for the entries, too?

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IamJustUs

9 years ago

Padster,
Yes, but If I have learned one way, there are always other ways, You or
Another may arrive with a better easier
way. Here are two pixmap ways.

this is the way I do it. See
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ColdSteel?content=117510

download and look at text entrys in
Shadows folders. I set them in slight
color gradient and used that for both
entries, kind of a middle ground. Now I will probably go back and
create two separate background entries, one for toolbar and one for spin.

But... you could also look at Glossy P
theme here
http://art.gnome.org/themes/gtk2/571

The text entry here has transparency on
the outside of curve.
The theme uses different base[NORMAL]
colors at entry and default
to get around restrictions.
It looks very nice, however I do not
believe this would work with a gradient
toolbar, just a flat color. It may
suit your theme and gives little
explanations which helps the learning curve.

And there is nothing wrong with using
an engine like murrine, clearlooks, etc.
to handle a style or two or set as
default and use pixmap engine to do specific styles that gives you your own
art-look.

Anyway...all the best to you.

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Padster

9 years ago

okay, thanks for the tips!
i'll see what i can do...
on a side note: i have the progressbar looking fairly close to what the pixmap version was under murrine :)

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IamJustUs

9 years ago

Padster,

Since, your slider troughs look great, why not resize them in gimp,
to fit your progressbar
and save as progressbar trough.
I think this would be your easiest
fix. Be sure not to close the
gimp project before you check your
work in the theme, much easier to undo from gimp and try something else, then to start from scratch again. Been there, done that.

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Padster

9 years ago

thanks :)
the progressbar is working and looks right (i used the scrollbar trough), it's just that when the progressbar passes through the transparent space on the edges of the trough, it leaves artefacts. and, yes, i try to make sure i don't lose my progress, thanks for the tips, tho :)

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IamJustUs

9 years ago

Yes, then you have transparency problems.

If you are still having issues,
outside of your trough, you must
remove the transparency, on the
outside of your elliptic image and just recolor to your background color.
That's why I suggested the slider
trough I did not see any issues with
it.

Use your gimp selection tool either
ellipse or free select using it
to outline the image that you want to show.

Then, select copy visible
next, undo selection and then
select all.
Grab your eraser make sure the color selector is set to your background color and erase everything.
Finally, just edit, paste into
popping your clipboard image, back
into your art and you should be
good to go.

I hope this helps

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Padster

9 years ago

well, i thought about doing that, but it seems to be a dirty solution :/
if the application is not native, or isn't using the background colour, then it will look odd. i'm hoping there is an engine that will be able to make something close to what i want.

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IamJustUs

9 years ago

I am pretty sure they use the same process only you do not see the dirty part, they do that with their
engine (application)/coding.
I am guessing murrine engine
looks to match the rounded style your going for and gives you a little more flexibility to tweek the roundness and such. I have seen themes with 3-4 different engines used, it is all a big possibility

Here is an example of letting an
engine handle a style in a theme
with pixmap as default engine.

style "optionmenu"
{

xthickness = 2
ythickness = 2

GtkWidget::interior_focus = 0

engine "clearlooks"
{
animation = TRUE
style = GLOSSY
hint = "use-hints"
}
}

Each theme of course uses its own
specific controls that you will have to familiarize yourself with.

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kai100

9 years ago

very nice...and i hope you finished it :)

i will use your work my friend!!!

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Padster

9 years ago

thank you kai!
i intend on finishing it, but don't know how to do some things at the moment :/

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quartermass

9 years ago

I like the preview and hope you can complete it, as for a name Deep Blu Cee.

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Padster

9 years ago

Thank you!
I was working on it today, and have a new preview up.
As for the name, thanks, I'll think about that :)

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9 years ago


May 17, 2011:
-re-did format, you should now be able to install more than one at a time, but it will not have a full preview in the Appearance Preferences, you will have to hit "customize".
-also reduced the download size, since there are separate GTK and Metacity archives

April 16, 2011:
-added variations with smaller scrollbars
April 12, 2011:
-finished (right and left) metacity themes
-cleaned up more files and code
-added nautilus-elementary breadcrumbs
-removed lines under text in buttons (e.g. an underline on the "o" in "okay")
-packaged theme, ready to go :)
March 21, 2011:
-added nautilus-elementary viewmode-buttons
-removed some unneeded code and files
-themed listheaders
-added inactive scrollbars
-added inactive range-sliders
-changed menu text colours
March 14, 2011:
-brighter text colour
-improved listheaders (prelight, etc)
-improved tab text colour code
-improved notebook
-toolbar buttons fit better now
-fixed entry boxes!
-fixed scrollbar borders code glitch
-vertical range-sliders now have the shadow down instead of to the right
March 7, 2011:
-proper murrine listheaders and progressbars
-removed mist engine --> replaced with murrine
-added proper menu-bg image
-initial metacity theme
-finally decided on a name
March 3, 2011:
-fixed prelight/active widget text colours (now they are brighter)
February 28, 2011:
-cleaned up the code formatting some
-now using squared entry boxes to avoid the problem from before
-fixed inactive entry-button (now looks inactive)
January 30, 2011:
-made my own shadows (I found out how they work)
-now using murrine for progressbars, which fixes the glitches around the edges
-made the resize grip
-minor fix to entry boxes
-removed some bloat
-made menus!
-new spinners
-a few other tweaks
February 3, 2011:
-optimized button and tab pixmaps (smaller, so faster loading)
-new range sliders, smaller, so they fit better (the old ones were too big for nautilus-elementary), now with shadows
-now the check boxes fit right (the code was using the wrong size :P)
-new murrine listheaders
February 5, 2011:
-small scrollbar
-tweaked arrow colours
-better listheaders

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