Azel

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

Latest Update :
28/10/2010 v1.6.0 . This update should have come six months ago, unfortunately at that time i had abandoned Gnome in favor of the more modern (and buggy as i was about to find out) KDE. Anyway, this is mainly a bug fix release, so many long standing problems should now be fixed.

Btw, there is a bug with the gtk-window-decorator that sometimes causes the Azel New menu button to be rendered incorrectly, i am aware of it but can't do much about it.

Description :
This theme looks best with the Faenza-Dark icon theme. It's also designed to work with or without the globalmenu hack (see instructions).

Instructions :

Extract the archive, go to the gtk folder and install Azel, Azel Original and Azel New through the theme manager.

If you prefer the gnome standard button placement use the Azel window border. If you prefer buttons on the left (as in the screenshot) use the Azel Original window border and go to the next step. The Azel New decorator works as well for both layouts.

If you have selected the Azel Original window border , open gconf-editor, go to apps->metacity-> general and change the button_layout to
close,maximize,minimize:menu .

If you are using compiz , open gconf-editor, go to apps->gwd and set metacity_theme_opacity to 1 . Then, go to apps->compiz->plugins->decoration->allscreens->options
and set shadow_opacity to 0.85 , shadow_radius to 8.5 , shadow_x_offset to 0 and shadow_y_offset to 4 .


If you prefer emerald to metacity/gtk-window-decorator , go to the emerald folder and install the themes . You can also look here http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=78145 for decorators that have the buttons on the right side.


If you are using globalmenu, go to your themes directory and browse inside Azel/gtk-2.0/. Open the file gtkrc and scroll down near the bottom till you find the line 'include "tweaks-no-globalmenu.rc"' (without the quotes). Comment out (put a # symbol in front of) that line, uncomment (remove the # from) the '#include "tweaks-globalmenu.rc" line and reload the theme.


If you prefer the old silver panel, go to your themes directory and browse inside Azel/gtk-2.0/. Open the file gtkrc and scroll down near the bottom till you find the line 'include "panelblack.rc"' (without the quotes). Comment out (put a # symbol in front of) that line, uncomment (remove the # from) the '#include "panel.rc"' line and reload the theme.


If you are using Ubuntu Karmic x64 and have problems with thunar and huge toolbars, use the included deb or follow the included instructions to compile a fixed version yourself.


If you are using firefox just use Midori :P . Just kidding ;) . Go to the firefox folder and into ff2 if you are using firefox2 or ff3 for firefox3. In case you are using the hidemenubar extension, there is also the Azel-no-menubar theme included.


If you are using Mplayer , extract the contents of the Azel-mplayer archive into ~/.mplayer/skins .
Last changelog:

9 years ago

Panel code rewritten from scratch.

Default button states added.

Shadow margins fixed.

Text color on progressbars fixed.

Better progressbars in treeviews.

Firefox no longer needs a skin.

Chromium frame color fixed.

Changed default icons to Faenza-Dark.

Support for Nautilus-Elementary.

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SkiesOfAzel

10 years ago

Comments like this make me happy as well, not to mention the fact that they keep me motivated for more. Thanks !

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MK64

10 years ago

Work

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SkiesOfAzel

10 years ago

Thanks

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achteutis

10 years ago

Wow, great finishing on the theme, looks perfect!!

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SkiesOfAzel

10 years ago

Thanks, i am not done yet ;).

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thuban

10 years ago

Sorry bug I found no bug yet. Maybe the buttons in thunderbird who keep the highlighted color, as if the mouse don't hoover them anymore.

I was afraid you don't touch to the theme anymore after your military service. That's a luck you still like making themes!


ps : sorry for my bad english.

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SkiesOfAzel

10 years ago

Thunderbird is probably buggy cause it's not a native gtk application. I might try making a Thunderbird theme in the future to fix these issues. Right now i am working on Xfwm decorators and maybe a login screen.

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thuban

10 years ago

A xfwm theme could be very nice! Thank you for all! That's really a great job!

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MikeDK

10 years ago

love this theme, one of my favs. really nice and smooth

kind regards MikeDK

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SkiesOfAzel

10 years ago

Thanks, i am glad you like it :).

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thuban

11 years ago

I've made an Openbox theme to use with your wonderful theme.
If you want to add a link, or if anybody is interested, it's here :

http://www.box-look.org/content/show.php?content=95886

regards.

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thuban

10 years ago

Thank you for the update, and thanks a lot to add my link :)

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SkiesOfAzel

10 years ago

No need to thank me, it was past time to do both really :). I should thank you for porting Azel and bringing this to my attention.

Btw, i could really use some feedback. Did you like the update ? Did you find any bugs/visual anomalies ?

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mtax

11 years ago

That's the best theme I ever seen on gnome! Fucking good job!
And you did a firefox theme too... man you are crazy!! :D
Thank you very much for your work!!!

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olavjunior

12 years ago

Love your theme! But what really bugs me are these to big red close crosses everywhere. I can't see them on your screenshots

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SkiesOfAzel

12 years ago

I can't replicate this, please provide a screenshot along with distro and version information.

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olavjunior

12 years ago

Well, I took a black cross from another theme, and overwritten the red cross in the black and white icon-theme, so now it's good :)

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olavjunior

12 years ago

I also think the toolbar in nautilus could be smaller. Any ways to fix this?

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SkiesOfAzel

12 years ago

My theme doesn't change at all the size of the Nautilus toolbar, it's big enough already :P . You could go to appearance preferences on the Interface tab and select Icons only view or you completely hie the toolbar (most users do just that).

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olavjunior

12 years ago

Thanks a lot for the show only icons tip! I just messed around in wiew in nautius and prefs there. (Can't understand why the choice to show icons isn't there as well...)

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SkiesOfAzel

12 years ago

It is supposed to be a global gnome option but some apps like Epiphany have their own setting.

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sickhate

12 years ago

hi azel still apreciate ur work! i have one more anying stuff going on...im using lxapperance to select my theme..strangely the python apps..like emesene and deluge dont appear with transparency on my trayer...but still go transparent with some otjer theme like aurora...how can i fixe it? big thanks ;)

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SkiesOfAzel

12 years ago

This sounds like a problem with the pixmap engine and panel transparency (meaning i can't fix it). Check with other pixmap themes to confirm this.
You could use compiz for transparency to overcome this issue.

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TehranDestroyer2

12 years ago

removed

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SkiesOfAzel

12 years ago

Unfortunately , your creativity goes to waste here, gnome-look doesn't have an ermmmm, poems section . You could try submitting your literature here http://www.deviantart.com , they have a very nice poetry section.

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9 years ago

Panel code rewritten from scratch.

Default button states added.

Shadow margins fixed.

Text color on progressbars fixed.

Better progressbars in treeviews.

Firefox no longer needs a skin.

Chromium frame color fixed.

Changed default icons to Faenza-Dark.

Support for Nautilus-Elementary.

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