Glow

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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
Last changelog:

12 years ago

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.

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fmrbpensador

12 years ago

Hi there! Sorry for taking so long to answer. I have been quite busy, unfortunately. Lots of stuff to deal with at the same time. As for my font configuration, I followed this post on the Ubuntuforums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2944534&postcount=4

It should be pretty straightforward, but if you need some more advice or explanation, please ask.

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hugoreyes

12 years ago

i love the theme but i hate the huge arrows in various menus. i presume thats part of the aurira engine, or is there something that can be done about it?

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fmrbpensador

12 years ago

I believe that would be an issue with the Aurora engine, but I'm trying to find out how to decrease the size of the arrows in the menus. I'm grateful for your message. I hope you keep enjoying Glow!

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islington

12 years ago

I found a bug. the "places" "system" seem to be in white text for me. screenshot (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs229&d=08312&f=screenshot936.png)

Anyone else get this, or did I screw something up? loving the theme colors regardless...

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kef

12 years ago

the menu buttons are designed to be used with a menu bar on a themed panel (screenshot http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8184/screenshot1aa0.png). if you want to use the main menu, you must change the values of "fg[NORMAL]" and "fg[ACTIVE]" from #fafafa to #000000 in the file ~/.themes/whichever glow theme you use/gtk-2.0/Panel.rc

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kubetsu

12 years ago

Sorry, but what are the icons you are using? That seems to be the only thing I am missing. Looks great though!

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fmrbpensador

12 years ago

Currently you can get them from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?mw1diuef9yx

Meanwhile, I'm changing and perfecting some of the icons, so I'll reupload them to a new location soon. When that is over, I'll post the link here and wherever it is necessary. Thanks for the message!

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netdog

12 years ago

Quite beautifull indeed, I second a metacity port for the gnome users :)

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zecoj

12 years ago

hi, can anyone make a similar metacity theme please? it looks so nice.

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Polygon

12 years ago

I use the blended metacity theme here, it goes well with basically any theme cuase it literally 'blends' in with the window.

I liked this theme before, but now its even better with the different color variations. Thanks !

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ochosi

12 years ago

hi, just wanted to say that the different color-versions are simply amazing!

(i finally decided to post my xfwm4-theme, even though it's far from perfect. it seems that quite a few people appreciate your themes, so i thought it might be useful to some of them.)

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kiwiremysaotome

12 years ago

Your theme is beautiful! :) Awesome work!

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UbuntuLee

12 years ago

I've been looking into the widget problem and found out that using Opera looks better :) I'm using your theme now :D

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islington

12 years ago

whipped up an emerald theme, if anyoine else wanted one..

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=86035

thanks a lot for the config!

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islington

12 years ago

is it conky?

if so do you mind sharing the config?

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fmrbpensador

12 years ago

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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skinwalker

12 years ago

Fabio strikes again! Great one mate! rated gud!

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ochosi

12 years ago

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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fmrbpensador

12 years ago

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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ochosi

12 years ago

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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fmrbpensador

12 years ago

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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zecoj

12 years ago

what is the window decoration theme used in the screenshot, please?

Thanks

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bitzer

12 years ago

Nice theme! Yes what is the window decoratio theme?

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fmrbpensador

12 years ago

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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UbuntuLee

12 years ago

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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12 years ago

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.

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