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.

vnoel

16 years ago

Well I didn't try to change the font size, this bug shows for me all the time using Bitstream Vera Sans at size 10.

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atomsk

16 years ago

Does anyone know which font is that in the first screenshot? Is it a Windows font?

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smitjel

16 years ago

Yeah, looks like Tahoma to me.

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smitjel

16 years ago

Anyone know how to shrink the titlebar like the first screenshot shows?

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Sparrk

16 years ago

Just change your font size under Font Preferences -> Window title font.

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smitjel

16 years ago

Excellent...thanks!

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bvc

16 years ago

*thx Remenic for fixing darker color schemes*
I updated the Big_Pack
http://home.houston.rr.com/bvc/gtk/Clearlooks-Big_Pack-0.5.tar.bz2
to include my new Clearlooks-3.1-Ergo based on the System-3.1-Ergo Metacity theme here at gnome-look. Also looks good with Chiro, c2, SystemG etc...
here's the screenie
http://home.houston.rr.com/bvc/Clearlooks-3.1-Ergo.jpg
and yes, blue has been done and done again, and is and was done so for good reason....it's beautiful, IMO.

I had been wanting to do this but the earlier versions of Clearlooks wasn't good on darker colors because of the white 3d edges not to mention a few people asked for a deeper blue color scheme. Enjoy! I also brightened up the notebook.

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bvc

16 years ago

oh, be sure to get the latest d3a-icons if you are going to use them with it, since it has the new gtk dir enabling navigation icons from an icon theme.

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bvc

16 years ago

I've updated it again.

Added a scrollbar 'style' and other color stuff to the gtkrc's of the 2 new color schemes and Lucidity for a more usable gtkrc. You'll notice the widgets stand out more. I'll probably continue to see what I can do to the others.
the new are
Clearlooks-3.1-Ergo
Clearlooks-Gull

http://home.houston.rr.com/bvc/gtk/Clearlooks-Big_Pack-0.5.tar.bz2

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ilishin

16 years ago

How can I return to 0.4 style menuitem highlight? I really liked it.

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bvc

16 years ago

look in the gtkrc just below the color section

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bvc

16 years ago

http://home.houston.rr.com/bvc/gtk/Clearlooks-Big_Pack-0.5.tar.bz2

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Jip

16 years ago

I still don't like the inset for the menubar (event if the last one is better than the previous versions). Some people argues it's useful to distinguish the menubar more easily. I'd say ok but not is this way definitely ! It is the only part of the theme I don't like, especially with wm themes that use unfocused frame colour similar the the gtk base color.

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cypherpunk

16 years ago

Please please remove the stripes- on the tabs and on the progress bar. Both are uncalled for and ruin the sleekness of Clearlooks.

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Sparrk

16 years ago

"Uncalled for", huh? I think something else is uncalled for here...
Feel free to make your own theme.

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cypherpunk

16 years ago

Oops- I apologize for sounding so coarse. I wrote that in a playful sense but it did not come off that way.

I have nothing but the greatest respect for programmers who share their time and talent with the free software world so I would never want to come off sounding rude or unappreciative. The Clearlooks developers have contributed something *great* to the community and how they choose to use their time should be entirely up to them.

However, as a user who still does not have polished coding skills, all that I can contribute to your project would be bug reports or usability feedback. I have not found any bugs so I'm offering the latter: I think that Clearlooks has amazing potential but at the same time I cannot help being put off by the striped progress bars.

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Sparrk

16 years ago

The progressbars are the way they are explicitly for usability reasons. See this for the reasing behind it:
http://jimmac.musichall.cz/weblog.php/Design/Progress.php

I understand that eye candy is not popular among geeks, but to "ban" it, we'd need a much better reason. :) That said, there'll most likely be a gtkrc option for flat progressbars in the next release, for all those "leet themes".

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cypherpunk

16 years ago

I appreciate your explaining the reason behind its implementation but perhaps the animation could be done in a more subtle way? For instance a horizontal gradient animation on the progressbar instead of the stripes?

(Not trying to belittle your work, just throwing ideas around)

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smitjel

16 years ago

Ah come on...he's just saying it doesn't fit. It's not like he's talking about your mother or anything. ;)

Check the page before this...you didn't answer my question. :)

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nyo

16 years ago

Wow, can you please tell what fonts are you using and how did you make them look like that?

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minio

16 years ago

I think that the font is Trebuchet(or Tahoma maybe). Its WinXP default font.

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kynx

16 years ago

Mike posted an ebuild on his blog a while back:
http://dev.gentoo.org/~obz/blog/archives/2005-02-17T12_06_01.html

If you want to be up to date:

rename it to gtk-engines-clearlooks-0.4.ebuild
copy it to x11-themes/gtk-engines-clearlooks in your portage overlay directory
download clearlooks 0.4 to /usr/portage/distfiles/
ebuild gtk-engines-clearlooks-0.4.ebuild digest
add it to your /etc/portage/package.keywords
finally emerge the sucker


Sounds like a big deal? Well, it's worth it :)

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ironuckles

16 years ago

How do I get drop shadows to work like in the screenshots?

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kynx

16 years ago

Check out:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Xorg_X11_and_Transparency

Slow as a pig on metacity, but...

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michaeldominic

16 years ago

>Slow as a pig on metacity, but...

I think that depends on the gfx card/drivers. On NVidia it's fast.

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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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