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.

ajduff

16 years ago

I see what you mean. Looking at some other metacity themes, the dark text works. The ones it generally doesn't work in are the ones that change background colors to suit the GTK2 theme. I guess it's impossible to find something that works in all themes.

However, could it work if a color wasn't specified in the gtkrc, just letting metacity choose the color? I believe that's what bluecurve does, and it seems to work fairly adequately (but not always optimally--and perhaps it's only because all the bluecurve themes are fairly dark).

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bvc

16 years ago

if no color is specified then the gtk default is used. Again the easiest is to specify the text colors in the gtkrc's metacity frames section. If you use several combos then just copy the theme somewhere>make the change>rename it to reflect which mcity it's used with and put it in the themes dir.

That's the best suggestion I can think of. I have several like this.

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ajduff

16 years ago

Thanks for clearing that up.

I've changed it to white, and it looks much better now with my metacity decoration.

The green variation is particularly nice.

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vnoel

16 years ago

Also, please consider submitting this theme at http://art.gnome.org. I think your theme has a lot of potential, it looks very sleek and polished, much like plastik under kde, but is still fast. This is the kind of themes gnome needs.

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cameleon078

16 years ago

Hello,

I use a Debian with OpenOffice 1.1.3-4. I installed too a Gtk UI Plugin in order to apply gtk theme for openoffice.
When I open a window with tabs, openoffice crash. Is it a bug plugin or a bug in your engine ?

Thanks.

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Remenic

16 years ago

Is that Ximian OpenOffice.org, or something else?

I have debian installed inside a virtual machine, but I'm not very familiar with it, so if you could tell me how to install it then I can try to hunt down the bug.

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cameleon078

16 years ago

No it's just openoffice provided with Debian Sid (Unstable). If you want to install openoffice and the plugin just execute "apt-get install openoffice.org openoffice.org-gtk-gnome".
After that run openoffice in gnome environment. If the application doesn't apply the theme, try to change OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP=gnome in /etc/openoffice/openoffice.org.

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Remenic

16 years ago

Thank you, I will try my best to hunt it down (don't worry, I've never failed).

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maxguzenski

16 years ago

What´s font name in image?

I use gnome with 1280x1024, and the fonts is very ugly!!.

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Remenic

16 years ago

I was using Tahoma on that screenshot. I got it from my Windows XP Home installation.

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vnoel

16 years ago

This is a very good theme, I especially like the Milk variation. Too bad you can't use it with most metacity themes though (the color of the window title is set to black and it clashes with the title shadow...)

I'm looking forward to your work on scrollbars.

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bvc

16 years ago

what mcity themes? I've used Milk, RMilk, RMilk-Black, Chriro, Outcrop, Edge's, and probably others and have no prob. This can sometimes be changed in the gtkrc but the white on blk scheme will be a prob with some mcity themes. If you tell me which ones I'll see if there's a happy medium in there somewhere that I can change.

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vnoel

16 years ago

For example use the industrial metacity theme with clearlooks : the window border is gray (which is ok), but the title text appears in black with a black shadow. It's still readable, but it doesn't look very good.

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bvc

16 years ago

I see. Open ClearlooksMilk/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
and scroll all the way down to the metacity frames section at the bottom. About line 149 you'll see
#fg[SELECTED] = "black"

if you want white
fg[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
save the file and reset the theme. If you want a diff color use any color picker to get what you want.

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Mystic0

16 years ago

This theme is incredible. Thank you so much!

I recommend using ClearlooksBlueish with the Chiro Metacity theme, the Suede icon set, and the GNOME-Waves2 background.

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tvon

16 years ago

Clearlooks seems to be the cause of an Evo crash when viewing the calendar component. I don't know if it happens with the stable branch or not (2.0).

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Remenic

16 years ago

Wait, don't answer that! :P

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Remenic

16 years ago

Unfortunately I have some tests at school this week, so I won't have time to fix it today. Hopefully tomorrow, but certainly wednesday.

Thank you for reporting this bug! By the way, which version of Evolution are you using?

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bvc

16 years ago

same old evo problem
Remenic, to give you an idea of what you maybe can do to the engine, in pixmap themes this is the fix. I just did it to ClearlooksMilk. Get this file
http://www.kernow-webhosting.com/~bvc/theme/images/shadow-out.png
abd at the bottom of the gtkrc before the classes put


# Prevent Evolution from crashing when opening the calendar.
style "ECalendar" = "default"
{
engine "pixmap"
{
image
{
function = SHADOW
file = "shadow-out.png"
border = { 4, 4, 4, 4 }
stretch = TRUE
}
}
}
class "ECalendar" style "ECalendar"

here is the gtkrc
http://www.kernow-webhosting.com/~bvc/docs/gtkrc

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tvon

16 years ago

That does the trick, thanks.

BTW: http://www.kernow-webhosting.com/~bvc/theme/images/shadow-out.png kicks a Forbidden error.

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bvc

16 years ago

hmmmm
well use any completely transparent 4x4 to 14x14 png. Hopefully Remenic will find an engine fix.

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tvon

16 years ago

Nice work.

Personal opinion, I like the gradient used on tabs and buttons (convex), I think it would look good of the menu item hilight used a similar bevel (currently it looks concave, like Bluecurve).

Again, nice work.

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dgt84

16 years ago

This is really nice looking. Thank you!

I've been looking through the source and am going to play with it a bit (I've never made a theme engine before, but the actual drawing code doesn't really look that complicated). It's mostly gdk and math.

That screenshot of the upcoming version 0.2 looks great. The scrollbars in 0.1 are one of the things that bug me a bit, and they look much better in the shot.

Also, might I suggest a rounded progress bar as well? A rounded bar with a simpler gradient to match the rest of the theme, or did you have something else in mind?

Is there a repository or somewhere we can grab the latest sources? If not, I would suggest creating a Sourceforge.net project for the engine so others (like me) could try to help out.

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Remenic

16 years ago

I'm sorry to report that 0.2 still has those hideous scrollbars... It appears to be a pita to figure out whether I'm drawing the top/left or bottom/right button, since they are both called the same...

Progressbar and menu(item)s are rounded this time, and the gradients are slightly different too.

There's no repository yet. I will create a project on sf.net soon, when I have some time.

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tibz

16 years ago

Hi, when I run the given command, I get an error at a point:

checking for gtk+-2.0 >= 2.0.0... Package gtk+-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gtk+-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gtk+-2.0' found
configure: error: GTK+-2.0 is required to compile redhat-artwork

Please help, I'm running Ubuntu.

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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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