Clearlooks

GTK2 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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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.

kynx

16 years ago

M'thinks he's using a window manager that supports transparency (xfce?) not metacity, the gentoo default. There's a patch around for metacity transparency, though.

Thanks, now I'm going to waste a whole day sorting that out ;)

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nyo

16 years ago

I guess you need X.Org server for that. And in there, you should enable Composite extensions and run composite manager. There's also a nice GUI on gnomefiles.org, IIRC

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smitjel

16 years ago

0.3 rules! The active tab stripe and the candy cane progress bars make it look too kde-ish. I don't prefer the added gnome icons either. I'll stick with 0.3.

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Sparrk

16 years ago

The icons are gone in CVS, replaced by a custom icon theme (which you can use or not).

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smitjel

16 years ago

So how do I "opt out"?

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Sparrk

16 years ago

Well, I didn't answer this because I don't know what you want to know. It's in CVS, so you either have to get the CVS from sf.net/projects/clearlooks or wait for the next release. Then you can chose whatever icon theme you want.

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smitjel

16 years ago

You said you could chose to not use the new icons or not. I wanted to know how to "opt out" and go back to how 0.3 looked. I was able to keep my Bluecurve icons (using Fedora Core 3) with 0.3 and but not with 0.4...that's what I meant.

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bvc

16 years ago

delete
include "iconrc"
from the gtkrc and then if you want you can also delete the icons.

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smitjel

16 years ago

Exactly what I was looking for. Commented out the includes and it worked perfectly...thanks dude! :)

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bvc

16 years ago

The Big_Pack and 2 others have been updated to fix a bug and a few had bad INSENITIVE font colors
http://bvc.kernow-webhosting.com/theme/clearlooks-0.4/

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bvc

16 years ago

all you Gorilla fans should check out the new Clearlooks-Lucidity. Screenie and gtk download here
http://bvc.kernow-webhosting.com/theme/clearlooks-0.4/

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sriva

16 years ago

Hi,
I want to congratulate the authors of clearlooks engine. It's a very nice theme.
But the version 0.4 (in my PC) makes the Smooth engine appears very weird.
This happens when I select a clearlooks theme and then I switch to a Smooth theme,
the tabs, buttons, scrollbars an panel turn to black (background and foreground colors) and the borders of these controls seem very "bold", I mean 4 or 5 pixels wide.
This happens too in inverse, when I start the session with a Smooth theme and switch to a clearlooks the last one turn to black. What's goin on?

I use FC2 and gtk 2.4.0

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lokheed

16 years ago

Down with KDE candy stripes. Please oh please get rid of that ghastly thing. It doesnt suit the gorgeous style...just so, ack, dont have the words but please reconsider the candy stripe.

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michaeldominic

16 years ago

Yeah, definitely. And it's not that "everything KDE sucks". It's just that candy stripes don't fit... it's a different style... IMHO.

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lokheed

16 years ago

Yes, not at all. I just recently moved back to Gnome from KDE. I have no problems with that DE and competition is always in everyones best interest.

Like you said so perfectly, the styles just conflict. The clearlooks style is clean and crisp.

I hated the stripped bars in KDE too. Not a big fan of lines on anything. Solids are always the way to go :)

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cardinallijr

16 years ago

Hi all,

I'm having problems when i try to install Clearlooks 0.4 in my iBook(FC3). ".configure --prefix=/usr" goes well, but the 'make install' command returns this error:

clearlooks_style.c: In function `draw_extension':
clearlooks_style.c:556: parse error before `tmp_color'
clearlooks_style.c:559: `tmp_color' undeclared (first use in this function)
clearlooks_style.c:559: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
clearlooks_style.c:559: for each function it appears in.)
clearlooks_style.c: In function `draw_box':
clearlooks_style.c:877: parse error before `int'
clearlooks_style.c:884: `nwidth' undeclared (first use in this function)
clearlooks_style.c:1197: parse error before `int'
clearlooks_style.c:1202: `corner' undeclared (first use in this function)
make[1]: *** [clearlooks_style.lo] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/clearlooks-0.4/src'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

P.S.: With 0.3 version, no problems occured.

Any ideas ?

Thanks for the attention.

--
Alberto

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michaeldominic

16 years ago

Thanks again for a nice theme.

One thing you might want to look into: CheckMenuItems. I think they need some more pixel-love.

Check this screenshot:
http://www.mdk.org.pl/linux/checkmenu.png

I mean these "ticks" in the menu. I kind of like the way Industrial handles that.

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michaeldominic

16 years ago

Thanks again for a nice theme.

One thing you might want to look into: CheckMenuItems. I think they need some more pixel-love.

Check this screenshot:
http://www.mdk.org.pl/linux/checkmenu.png

I mean these "ticks" in the menu. I kind of like the way Industrial handles that.

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michaeldominic

16 years ago

Thanks again for a nice theme.

One thing you might want to look into: CheckMenuItems. I think they need some more pixel-love.

Check this screenshot:
http://www.mdk.org.pl/linux/checkmenu.png

I mean these "ticks" in the menu. I kind of like the way Industrial handles that.

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smitjel

16 years ago

We need an xmms skin to go with this and that'd be perfect! Any takers? ;)

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romanodog

16 years ago

i've installed this using the ./configure --prefix=/usr
The application buttons and things show up properly when i try to use the theme, but the windows borders seem to not be installed. has anyone else had this problem? or know what could be wrong?

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Sparrk

16 years ago

That's a rather common problem unfortunately... We need to fix up the build scripts. :) Actually we intended to not include the Metacity theme in the engine tarball anymore, but did it again this time. You could install it manually from here:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=21237

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NikolaP

16 years ago

Great!
Progressbar is awesome, and that line hinting of active tab, just like in jimmac's mockup.
Great stuff!

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smitjel

16 years ago

Can I install this over my current 0.3 installation or do I need to uninstall 0.3 before installing 0.4? If I need to uninstall 0.3, how would I do that?

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Sparrk

16 years ago

You can just overwrite it.

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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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