Clearlooks

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

Clearlooks is new modern looking engine, based on Bluecurve. It has the looks of various themes blended together, resulting in a theme that's easy on the eyes and visually pleasing ;)

The difference with pixmap based themes, is that it does not sacrifice a lot of speed.

Since it's an engine, the installation differs from a 'normal' theme. Just run "./configure --prefix=/usr && make install" and you should be set.

Note: make sure that ~/.gtkrc-2.0 is not overriding a theme, as it has priority over the theme managers.

When updating from a previous version of Clearlooks keep in mind that applications still running will continue to use the old version of the engine. Switching themes may cause incompatibilities with the new theme definition. Those applications will then revert to the default GTK look. When this happens you will have to restart those applications. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Now, drool at the screenshots, and enjoy using it :)

!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As of version 0.4, there is an optional animated progressbar. It has to be enabled manually by the brave. To do this, install it with "./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation" followed by "make install" as root.

GTK+ developers consider this new feature a horrible hack. But it's cool! We've tested it quite well, and it doesn't break anything we know of. If an application crashes, make sure that Clearlooks isn't the cause. If it is, please notify me.

!!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER NOTE !!!!!!!!

Clearlooks has a mailinglist. If you have a question, please send it there. The address is:
http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=129376

THE METACITY THEME HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS PACKAGE. You should get it seperately from http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=21237
Last changelog:

15 years ago

Clearlooks 0.6.2:
Fixed crash in OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 + Ximian.
Applied patch from Cary Coady to fix a segfault when progressbar has no parent.
Removed metacity theme from the engine package (accidently left it in 0.6.1).


Clearlooks 0.6.1:
Fixed wrong rendering of combobox in some themes.
Consistent rendering of buttons in glade and gimp.
Compatability fix for GTK 2.2 from Hongli Lai.
Forgot to mention new listview headers in 0.6.0!


Clearlooks 0.6:
New menuitem style.
Listview item gradients enabled by default.
Tweaked radio- and checkboxes.
New checkmark graphic from Steven Garrity.
New gradient on buttons.
Buttons appear semi-sunken (with new themes).
Fixed GtkNotebook colors in glade and gaim (and others).
Menubar gradient slightly lighter so accommodate border-less WM themes.

Previous releases:
Check the NEWS file in the release tarball.

dhonn

15 years ago

How about having the menu bar rounded as well, except when maximized?

Also on the menu bar shadows and highlights need to darked more so the menu bar is more expressed.

Probably shrink menu bar height a couple of pixels so windows dont look top heavy.

I noticed that in the several versions this theme had a pinkish tint... is this a feature or bug?

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soigresatgentoo

15 years ago

i'm not sure the installation is right; do i have to launch something after "make install"?
so... the titlebar of unfocused windows is different frome the ss above and also the smothed corners on the bottom of windows; what to do?
and what is the font used in the ss above?

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soigresatgentoo

15 years ago

done... the metacity file is clearlooks industrial... now i only need the font

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smitjel

15 years ago

Read the comments for clearlooks-industrial.

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Cyr4x

15 years ago

How to install this titlebar and window border shown on screen? I've installed this clearlooks from rpm and it's without?

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bvc

15 years ago

so, when will it finally be part of its parent?
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=21237
clearlooks?
clearpeeks?

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draek

15 years ago

The screenshots do not show the actual theme properly. If you notice in the first screenshot, the highlighting in the menu selection has a nice gradient and has a border around it that looks like a bevel (I really like this) but in the real Clearlooks theme, at version 0.5, there is no such gradient or bevel.

I'm going to post something on the mailing list becuase I wanna get my hands on that theme.

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Sparrk

15 years ago

This is optional, use menuitemstyle in the gtkrc to change it. In the next release there will be a new default style with a soft gradient (but no 3D border) which looks very nice.

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smitjel

15 years ago

Read the latest changelog at the top of this page.

"Menuitem selection is flat now, to resemble a list item. This can be
reverted in the gtkrc."

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youknowmewell

15 years ago

Dark themes are much better now, but there is still room for improvement. I'll show you what I mean.
http://img37.echo.cx/img37/354/darktheme5cr.png
The problem is the buttons and the scroll bar. It's really hard to see them as it is, but you can find them by moving the mouse over the button or scroll bar. For the buttons this looks good, but for the scroll bar it looks ugly. It uses a gradient of the current color of the scroll bar and purple (I suppose for consistency with the buttons), and this looks ugly.
There is a contrast option in the gtkrc file, but setting it to anything higher than 1 or 2 makes the toolbars look bad (ugly bright lines, wouldn't be so bad but one of the lines is 2 pixels thick).
If there was a way to separate the scrollbar/button contrast setting from the rest, than it would be complete. Although, it would be nice to be able to set the brightness of the highlights as well (the highlights used to be completely white in 0.4, which you updated to be a bit more sane).
If these issues get resolved, than CL would be completely Dark Theme friendly.

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bvc

15 years ago

http://www.kernow-webhosting.com/~bvc/theme/gtk/clearlooks/devel/Clearlooks-DarkCoffee2.tar.gz
http://www.kernow-webhosting.com/~bvc/theme/gtk/clearlooks/devel/darkcoffetest.jpg

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getskinned

16 years ago

I've ran the commands to install this theme, and I see it in the Theme Preferences Window. When I click on Theme Details, I see it under Controls, but not under Window Borders. Am I doing something wrong?

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smitjel

16 years ago

They took the metacity out. You need to get it separately.

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getskinned

16 years ago

Hehe, thanks. I'm still such a n00b when it comes to this. So, MetaCity is the titlebar portion?

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Sparrk

16 years ago

Yes,
Controls = GTK
Window Border = Metacity
If this would be an official GNOME site, they'd probably make it more obvious. ;)

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smitjel

16 years ago

How do you hack clearlooks so it doesn't use the included gnome icons? I asked this before for version 0.4 and someone said to comment out the icon includes in the gtkrc file and that worked. But it's different with the new version of course. Help! Thanks!

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Sparrk

16 years ago

Just change the icon theme from Clearlooks to GNOME...

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smitjel

16 years ago

I sent you an email...might want to check that out.

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Vann

16 years ago

Whenever I change the titlebar font size I get strange artifacts in the upper left and right corners of the window, where the titlebar meets the window border. I'm using the 0.5 metacity theme in addition to the GTK+ theme.

Does anyone else have this same problem?

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vnoel

16 years ago

Yep, I'm seeing this too. If anyone knows how to get rid of this, please tell.

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Mstaaravin

16 years ago

http://gnome-hacks.jodrell.net/hacks.html?id=54

And copy your *.ttf windows fonts in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

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Sparrk

16 years ago

Please give more information... Which version of GNOME, maybe a screenshot... I haven't heard of this problem yet.

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vnoel

16 years ago

You can find a screenshot showing the problem here :
http://members.cox.net/vkusa/Screenshot.png

Look at the transition between the title bar and the rest of the window, to the left and right of the menu bar. There's a one-pixel offset somewhere.

I'm using clearlooks 0.5.1 (metacity) and 0.5 (gtk engine & theme), with gtk+ 2.6 from cvs and gnome 2.10 (more-or-less CVS).

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vnoel

16 years ago

Ok, I found what triggers the bug : just disable the font hinting in the font preferences panel. Then the 1-pixel gap appears. If you enable font hinting, everything looks ok.

Just one more case of things not working with font hinting disabled...

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Sparrk

16 years ago

Hmm, I've never seen that. What does "whenever I change font size" mean, does it go away after a reboot or does it only happen with certain font-sizes?

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15 years ago

Clearlooks 0.6.2:
Fixed crash in OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 + Ximian.
Applied patch from Cary Coady to fix a segfault when progressbar has no parent.
Removed metacity theme from the engine package (accidently left it in 0.6.1).


Clearlooks 0.6.1:
Fixed wrong rendering of combobox in some themes.
Consistent rendering of buttons in glade and gimp.
Compatability fix for GTK 2.2 from Hongli Lai.
Forgot to mention new listview headers in 0.6.0!


Clearlooks 0.6:
New menuitem style.
Listview item gradients enabled by default.
Tweaked radio- and checkboxes.
New checkmark graphic from Steven Garrity.
New gradient on buttons.
Buttons appear semi-sunken (with new themes).
Fixed GtkNotebook colors in glade and gaim (and others).
Menubar gradient slightly lighter so accommodate border-less WM themes.

Previous releases:
Check the NEWS file in the release tarball.

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