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John McKnight Hamilton, Canada

GTK2 Themes 37 comments

Score 61.7%
Jul 20 2010
This is more a complaint with many new themes, but it would be nice if they didn't all depend on GIT/SVN/etc. versions of theme engines. Not everyone uses Ubuntu where the developers are happy to push out testing grade packages to their users. It's a little limiting to users like myself who use distros like Gentoo wear stability is paramount.

Otherwise, great work on this theme. One of the better ones I've seen on here in quite some time. - Jun 24 2010
Shiki-Colors for Openbox

Openbox Themes 9 comments

Score 74.0%
Jan 11 2010
You extract it to either ~/.themes of ~/.local/share/themes - Jan 11 2010
It wasn't too much of a job. All of the themes minus the Shiki-Dust theme use the exact same window settings. The only real difference between them is the colours used on menu highlight.

I'll be releasing an updated version of this today that adds proper styling of OSD. - Jan 11 2010
New Wave

GTK2 Themes 277 comments

Score 72.2%
Dec 14 2009
A source package of this would be perfect and much appreciated.

As much as I like Ubuntu (while I'm not a user of it) what I can't stand is all of this Ubuntu only artwork. I understand its popularity but I feel that it takes away from other distros just because it makes a lot of new Linux people believe that they can only use this artwork in Ubuntu and that's a real shame. All Ubuntu is really is just a pretty, nicely packaged and polished distro but on the desktop and under the hood it functions just to same as every other distro that provides a kernel and a GNOME desktop environment. - Jan 05 2010
In no way am I criticizing the artwork of this theme. It's absolutely pleasing to use. My complaint lies in the fact that I feel this would be much better if it was packaged in more of a distro neutral way.

I'm a Gentoo user and I like this theme enough that I was going to create an .ebuild of it and track its progress keeping it up-to-date with the development. What I have a problem with is how it's packaged.

1. .gtp file suffixes for tar.gz files. Seriously?
2. Is there anything that this themes configurator does that's specific only to Ubuntu and its derivatives? If no, and this is just a regular script, there's no need to package it as a .deb

Those are my only real beefs with this. Otherwise it has some real potential to make any distro have beautiful usability, not just Ubuntu.
- Dec 30 2009
Broken 7

Wallpaper Other 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 26 2009
I'm as much a Linux user as anyone else, but these anti-Windows wallpapers come off as being really fanboyish. Negative rating. - May 15 2009

XMMS Skins 17 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 18 2008
I hate doing this, but I had to give this a bad rating just on the basis that I can't even download this. Waiting five minutes on Firefox saying "Connecting to" made me do it. This theme looks really nice and all, but if I can't download it, it's pretty useless. Please fix this. - Apr 09 2009
Tango for XFCE

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 13 comments

by p0ng
Score 50.0%
Apr 23 2008
I made a theme quite similar to this called GiloucheSquare (which you can find on here of course) with the main difference being the buttons. So if you're looking for a them that picks up GTK colour, GiloucheSquare does this.

As usual, nice work p0ng. The palette you chose for these are really nice and I kind of like the small buttons. - Feb 12 2008
Score 50.0%
Jan 25 2008
While the theme itself isn't bad or offensive, the only thing I really question is originality. Did you yourself make the background image used in this theme? If no, were you granted permission to use it by the artist who did create it? Otherwise, I actually like this. - Jan 25 2008
xl_cheeselooks gtk-engine

GTK2 Themes 50 comments

Score 53.3%
Jul 02 2009
You could always release your changes as a patch against the Clearlooks source. As for releasing this as your own engine, I don't think you'd be stepping on anyone's toes doing so. That's the wonder of OSS, you can fork things as you see fit. But if that's the only change you made to the engine you're better off releasing it as a patch unless you plan to make other changes to the engine.

Just my 2 cents. - Jan 07 2008
GOU Dark

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

by CIou
Score 50.0%
Dec 04 2007
Naw, no text at all would be better. Any sort of text branding causes limitations. That's why I vote a lot of these wallpapers as "bad". - Dec 05 2007
Lose the text and this wallpaper is so much nicer. - Dec 05 2007

GTK2 Themes 19 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 27 2007
As much as I love this theme, would it be possible for you to port the white version of this? - Sep 28 2007
Nodoka GTK+ Engine

GTK2 Themes 32 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 03 2008
When building this from source for making an Arch Linux package, I had a small issue but was an easy fix. If anyone runs into an error about /usr/bin/install not being found during make install, a simple sed -i 's|/usr/bin/install|/bin/install' src/Makefile fixes that. - Aug 18 2007
Vista fail

Wallpaper Other 21 comments

Score 50.0%
May 29 2007
I don't get what's with all of the anti-Microsoft sentiments. If you don't like Windows, simply don't use it and leave it at that. I can guarantee that at least 50% of the people who contribute here use Windows for gaming or some other reason. You can't really speak badly of an OS that you need for some reason.

Bashing anything like this simply because you don't like it makes you look like immature fanboys with nothing better to do. I don't like Microsoft or their products as much as anyone else, but I'm not going to waste my time and be a Linux or OSS fanboy about it and create "art" to attempt to make a point that no one cares about. - May 29 2007
Neo-Gilouche - GTK & Beryl Themes

GTK2 Themes 17 comments

Score 50.0%
May 26 2007
While I'm not a Beryl user, I love the GTK theme. My only feedback is that I'd make it so when you mouseover things like buttons or item in the taskbar, it changes the colour. Otherwise this is really nice. - May 02 2007
DancingMouse for Firefox

Icon Sub-Sets 31 comments

by 314
Score 50.0%
May 04 2007
This is definitely the best one of the Tango based Firefox themes. I look forward to the Thunderbird theme. - Apr 27 2007
Blue Girl

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Mar 24 2007
This should be titled "Hypothermic". I know, bad joke. - Mar 25 2007

GTK2 Themes 4 comments

by lyrae
Score 50.0%
Mar 05 2007
While I'm generally not a fan of themes this dark, this is awesome. - Mar 05 2007

GTK2 Themes 13 comments

by livio
Score 50.0%
Feb 20 2007
Awesome work done on this. The colour scheme sort of reminds me of Lokheed's gperfection2 suite. - Feb 20 2007

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 1 comment

by pmd
Score 46.0%
Feb 17 2007
I've always liked how simple the Rezlooks theme is, almost reminds me of an Openbox theme. This definitely needed to be ported to XFWM4. Nice work. - Feb 08 2007

GDM Themes 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Jan 26 2007
Were you given permission to use the background in this GDM theme? Because if not, I suggest you do as the background is copyrighted to an artist from here:
(The image in question is titled Dreamer) - Jan 26 2007
The Mariah Bundle Beta

System Sounds 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 21 2007
I can't really comment as I'm not sure if this sound package is a joke or not. If it is, it's a bad one. If it's not a joke, it's still bad. - Jan 21 2007

GTK2 Themes 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 30 2006
This is a really nice theme. I actually like it better than the original. - Dec 30 2006
Truth for linux

GTK2 Themes 78 comments

Score 58.0%
Mar 29 2007
I think you may want to repackage this theme. I downloaded it and was getting errors unpacking it. It's named as a tar.gz file but it appears to be a .rar file. - Oct 07 2006
I'm normally not a fan of pixmap based themes but this is slick. Awesome work. - Oct 07 2006

Gimp Splashes 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 05 2006
If your approach to discussion is by sticking your fingers in your ears going "lalalala, I can't hear you", then by all means... - Oct 07 2006
Thanks elowanxz, that's sort of the purpose of my site. I don't publish what I do for the general public, it's for my friends and family to read so if you think that I'm offended that you put down my design and content, you're wrong. But nice attempt though.

As for my comment, it still stands. My issue is the blatant copyright infringement and total ripping off of people's art and photography. It would be one thing to use images that are creative commons licensed or something similar. But taking copyrighted content, that's a serious problem. People seem to think that as long as they're releasing art for OSS based programs, it's ok to steal someone's property and work when really it isn't. If you want to reuse art or pictures to touch up and reuse as wallpapers and splash screens, try a site like Flickr. Most if not all of what's on there is creative commons licensed. - Oct 06 2006
Copyright infringement = unoriginality - Oct 05 2006
Rezlooks charamel

GTK2 Themes 11 comments

Score 58.0%
Aug 14 2006
You may want to fix your links as none of them work when trying to download the files that make up this theme. - Aug 12 2006
Ubuntulooks Engine

GTK2 Themes 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 26 2006
Murrine GTK+ Cairo Engine

GTK2 Themes 370 comments

Score 80.4%
Sep 22 2010
This is hands down the nicest GTK2 engine out there. You get the slickness of the glass look without the slowness of having to use pixmap based themes. Awesome work. - Jul 24 2006
The abnormal vision

Wallpaper Other 8 comments

by Dios
Score 50.0%
Jun 02 2006
1. What exactly does this wallpaper have to do with Gnome?
2. Why do you feel anyone would actually use this? - Jun 02 2006

GDM Themes 41 comments

Score 46.0%
Apr 29 2006
I'm not offended because it could be considered "adult", I'm offended as an artist. This site especially is terrible for people thinking that they can take some image they find on the internet and publicly rerelease it and relicense it on a site like this. So unless the person posting this is the photographer, it should be taken down since he has 0 permission to reuse and relicense the original photographer's work. - May 01 2006
Simply Blendered

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 27 2006
I like this. It's nice to actually see something original on here instead of wallpapers made from a ripped off copyright image of some female model/celebrity. - Apr 27 2006
...::: eMz :::...

GTK2 Themes 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 05 2006
I'm really liking this theme right now. I was a fan of gperfection but this is just that much nicer. Good work. - Apr 05 2006

Wallpaper Other 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 18 2006
The simple fact remains that these pictures are not yours to modify and redistribute. Plain and simple. As an artist and photographer, I'd be pissed off it someone ripped off my art and redistributed it even if they gave me credit. The point is that you have zero permission to do this. - Feb 18 2006
Luna Royale

Metacity Themes 13 comments

Score 58.0%
Jan 13 2006
My issue is that you don't have to completely ripoff the look of Windows in order for it to be familiar. You don't have to be a genius to use Windows, but I'd imagine that if you're using Gnome, you can tell which titlebar buttons do what without the window borders looking exactly like Windows. - Jan 09 2006
Why do people port Windows styles to Unix window managers and DEs? Isn't part of the attraction of Linux or BSD the fact that it isn't Windows? - Jan 09 2006

Metacity Themes 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 16 2005
How is this any different than the original Mist metacity theme? - Dec 17 2005

Metacity Themes 54 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 16 2005
And you did an excellent job of it. But having it pick up the GTK theme would be a nice touch so it can be used with any GTK theme instead of having to find something grayscale to go with it. Otherwise this is one of my favourite Metacity themes. Good work. - Nov 15 2005
I'm really liking this theme. The only thing that could possibly make this theme better is if the titlebar colours were picked up from the GTK theme. - Nov 15 2005

GDM Themes 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 06 2005
You cannot, I repeat, cannot, license this under the GPL as it isn't yours to relicense already copyrighted content. - Sep 07 2005

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

by admrl
Score 50.0%
Aug 25 2005
Ok, but how does this relate to GNOME or even Linux in any way? - Aug 28 2005
Elisha Cuthbert

Gnome 2 Splash Screens 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 02 2005
Wouldn't it be better if people used some originality and didn't have to rely on copyrighted content? - Aug 17 2005

GTK2 Themes 3 comments

Score 50.0%
May 18 2005
A screenshot would be nice. - May 18 2005
Silbermond GDM

GDM Themes 2 comments

by ja-el
Score 50.0%
Feb 13 2005
Is this a new trend or what? Themes that use pictures of people which have little to nothing to do with Gnome itself. Again, this is just a bad theme. - Feb 13 2005
Charisma Carpenter

People 28 comments

by o6n
Score 43.3%
Jul 28 2005
I never give any of these types of wallpapers or splash screens a good vote. I don't understand what this has to do with Gnome in anyway. It's a picture of a woman on a black background. This would get bad votes on deviantart, so why post it on a site that's geared towards the Gnome desktop when this wallpaper has absolutely nothing to do with it? - Jan 28 2005

GTK2 Themes 41 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 31 2004
This is easily one of the most usable GTK themes I've seen in a while. My only complaint is the thick cursor. Other than that, this theme is perfect and well done. - Dec 29 2004
Smooth Gorilla

GTK2 Themes 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 10 2004
This is a slick theme. I think I like this better than the original. This looks much better making use of the Smooth engine instead of Industrial. - Aug 11 2004