Clearlooks-Colors

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Description:

This theme is aimed for people who just want a simple, fast and native interface with many color options. It's also designed with new linux users in mind, by providing simple, thorough instructions. A matching set of Icons, Wallpapers, GDM themes and Usplash screens can also be downloaded separately.

There are four color variations (Orange, Blue, Green, Red) and TWO designs; light and dark. You can create even more color-schemes through GNOME's appearance preferences, using the included tango palette for color suggestions!

This theme is designed for Ubuntu Hardy/Gnome 2.22. It will not work in earlier versions.

Important, must read or clowns will eat you:
- Inside the gtkrc files there are extensive line-by-line instructions and tips for customizing most aspects of the theme!

- GNOME-Colors are set as the default icons for the themes. Be sure to download them to get the full experience!

- This theme uses gradient panel backgrounds by default. If you plan to use Transparent/Custom panels, please disable my panels by editing either the gtkrc or panel.rc files like the included instructions tell you to.

- My X-Colors metacity borders are not selected by default, due to their non-conservative nature. You can choose them in gnome's appearance preferences if you wish to use them.

- Some linux apps are not too friendly to dark themes yet. It's up to their developers to improve this. Keep this in mind when using any dark theme.

- If you want root/super user applications to be themed, you must type in a terminal:
sudo ln -s ~/.themes /root

- Feel free to try Murrine-Colors or Nodoka-Colors for alternate takes on this theme.

Please:
If you must vote down, or if there is something you dislike, leave a comment so I can improve it!
Last changelog:

12 years ago

2.0 (09/12/08):
-Minor improvements.
-Minor improvements to metacities/emeralds.
-Now based on Shiki-Colors' newer gtkrc, for better instructions and easier modifications.

Cygoku

12 years ago

So, I open where you pointed, change those 8 colors, save it, pack it, and then call it a mod?

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perfectska04

12 years ago

You could say that. I made my themes like this so people could easily adjust them to their preferences. Although I would recommend that you only change 2 boxes:
for example, if you want a brown color-scheme, you would put a darker brown in Selected Items Background, and a lighter brown in the Tooltips Background. This should take care of everything.

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Cygoku

12 years ago

Brown version maybe ? :/

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perfectska04

12 years ago

lol, same as the other thread:
i have no plans for more colors, but you can make one in about 10 seconds.

1. Open appearance preferences.
2. Select any of my themes.
3. Click customize > colors
4. Change Selected items to dark brown (or other color)
5. Change Tooltips to light brown (or other color)
6. ??????
7. PROFIT!!!

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rahul18348

12 years ago

Finally i found a dark human theme that looks good. Keep up the good work

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perfectska04

12 years ago

thanks!

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jackp

12 years ago

Using Ubuntu I use orange version but I also like green version. Metacity theme matchs perfectly with this theme.
I think this could be the default theme for different distro using Gnome as DM.
I'm curious to see this theme with the new clearlooks engine in Hardy.
Thanks for your work.

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perfectska04

12 years ago

I'm glad you like it, I always try to maintain a "default" look to it, since it's less distracting while still being visually appealing.

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perfectska04

12 years ago

If you have any issue with how a particular application looks, or suggestions about the theme, please comment here so I can work on it.

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perfectska04

12 years ago

also, I wonder if anyone knows the name of file-roller (archive manager)'s location bar widget.. since it uses non-standard toolbars, I need that name to make a workaround.

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themer

12 years ago

Great theme, but I don't quite understand the license... it's free... but beer is never free! =P

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perfectska04

12 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_as_in_beer

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themer

12 years ago

I see :p

And again, nice theme!! This should seriously be considered as the default for... any distribution really! Ubuntu could use the orange one, and I suppose openSuSE or RedHat, or whatever could just swap new colours in!

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mrigns

12 years ago

I think the colour of the tooltip should be changed to match the colour of the ubuntulooks-human and the blue vanilla clearlooks theme.

it's:

background: #F5F5B5
text: #FFFFFF

this way contrast is increased and it's way more easier to read.

speaking of contrast.

I think the orange in the menues should be darker, or the text black instead of white.

otherwise your eyes get tired because of the low contrast.

All in all your doing a great job, I'll definitely follow the development of the theme. Keep up the good work!

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perfectska04

12 years ago

Thanks for the input, the reason for the tooltip and menu colors is that the ubuntu-looks theme is no longer the default theme for ubuntu (starting with hardy, as far as i know). I'm now using human-murrine's colors, but you're right.. that theme appears to have two separate colors for tooltips, so i'll have to look into it. as for the menus, since the murrine engine renders menu items a bit diferently, i might have to change it a little so it looks better in clearlooks. if there are no more changes to the human-murrine theme, i should be able to work everything out by next release. again, thanks for the suggestions.

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mrigns

12 years ago

Don't get me started on human-murrine :D

It's a good idea to use murrine, it's fresh, light and looks really modern.

But the theme which is in hardy isn't very user friendly.

its greatest flaw imho is that there isn't much of a difference between active and inactive apps in the task list of gnome-panel.

the difference in colour is so minimal that I'm really wondering how the frell that could have happend. I mean, if they are to use it as the default theme someone should have noticed.

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perfectska04

12 years ago

I guess they still have time to fix it before release... meanwhile, i've uploaded new menu items, so hopefully it looks better now. as for the tooltips, I decided to leave them as is for now.. but i added the option to change their color through the appearances preferences (dark theme was missing it).

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ChAnGFu

12 years ago

I like it, its very smooth and modern.
But orange and me don't mix, should i wait a blue version?

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perfectska04

12 years ago

I don't plan to release a blue version as of now, since I package so many versions already that I wouldn't want to confuse anyone by adding more. Also, there is the original Clearlooks theme. Anyway, my theme is made so that you could easily change its colors by editing two or three lines in the file and changing the hue of the menu item image. Anyone is encouraged to change, modify, or redistribute my theme as they see fit.

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Ademan

12 years ago

Very nice clean theme, clearlooks really is the one true theme engine :-). Good job, and dark themes are really hard to get right, but I think you did a good job with yours. Have you thought of submitting your themes for the hardy theme proposal? It may not be super shiny, but it's usable and still stays true to the color scheme to a degree (without being a giant brown and orange swirl).

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perfectska04

12 years ago

Thanks for commenting on the theme, I came up with it as a way for my technologically-challenged friends to get a better looking ubuntu theme without them having to change their icons, splash screen, etc, to match it. I haven't really thought of submitting it for proposal, since i lack the know-how to add the kind of polish necessary for that.

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billf8004

12 years ago

OK, Sorry to sound like a rook on this one....

All of my clear looks themes are basic blue title bar with black and white.

I have libglib, libpango, libgtk2 and libcairo2 installed. Am I missing something?

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perfectska04

12 years ago

You are probably selecting Clearlooks instead of my theme, To get the right one, you just have to select the one called Clearlooks human after you've installed it.

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billf8004

12 years ago

I think I figured out the problem. Looks like installing the GTK engines has a problem using apt-get (or synaptic or whatever). I downloaded the source and recompiled. The theme looks great.

Are the title bars supposed to be transparent?

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perfectska04

12 years ago

I'm glad you found a fix! btw, the theme doesn't contain any title bars, the metatheme just points to clearlooks' metacity. The active titlebar background is always a bit darker than the selected background (orange,green,blue,etc) and any transparencies are taken from your gtk-window-decorator settings.

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12 years ago

2.0 (09/12/08):
-Minor improvements.
-Minor improvements to metacities/emeralds.
-Now based on Shiki-Colors' newer gtkrc, for better instructions and easier modifications.

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