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Simon Steinbeiss
Compiz Themes
Full Icon Themes

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 4 comments

Score 70.0%
Sep 13 2013
If you wanna fix these issues, you'd have to rebase your -bird-themes on Greybird from git master.

We've recently added support for Gtk3.10, so Greybird is certainly "future-proof".

Another thing worth mentioning is the tool gtk-theme-config, which will be included by default in Xubuntu from 13.10 onwards (you can install it in earlier versions too by adding the Shimmer PPA).
With this tool you can easily change the highlight-color of e.g. Greybird (but also all other themes) with a simple UI. - Sep 30 2013

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 2 comments

Score 70.0%
May 19 2012
hey there,
just a quick question (without having tested your mod): what exactly did you improve? - May 22 2012

Full Icon Themes 15 comments

Score 85.0%
Aug 14 2014
i think it'd be worth submitting the claws-mail icon theme upstream to get it included in the claws-mail-themes package (
good work! - Mar 08 2012

GTK2 Themes 8 comments

by elav
Score 75.5%
Jan 17 2012
sorry, it worked now that i used wget to download the archive (again).

i take it the gtk3-version is from bluebird as well (and therefore unfinished)? - Jan 19 2012
just downloaded the archive but fileroller (and tar for that matter) both say:
"gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now"

any clue why that is? (i redownloaded it a couple of times to be sure it wasn't a corrupt download) - Jan 19 2012
just downloaded the archive but fileroller (and tar for that matter) both say:
"gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now"

any clue why that is? (i redownloaded it a couple of times to be sure it wasn't a corrupt download) - Jan 19 2012

Full Icon Themes 23 comments

Score 62.5%
Jul 18 2011
sorry for the late reply.
the theme in the screenshots is "Greybird" (default theme of Xubuntu). you can fetch the latest version from my github repo: - Jan 08 2012
thanks for the hint, i'll check it out! - Nov 03 2011
about the gmusicbrowser queuemodes: yeah, i just hacked together a similar-artists queuemode, which automagically fills your queue with artists similar to the one that's currently playing. there'll be an update in the ppa one of these days (gotta fix a few other things first).

about the faenza-folders: i do take your request seriously (even more so now that there are already two) - meaning: it's on my list - but i don't know when i'll get around to that. supporting gtk3 with greybird has kept (and will keep) me busy for a while. - Jul 19 2011
thanks, digging up bugs and reporting them is already quite helpful!

there was a discussion about shipping greybird or albatross in xfce by default, but there were understandable doubts about the murrine-engine dependency. i'll probably try to do either a port of greybird to the xfce-gtk-engine or just a new theme (at least if the xfce-devs are in for it).
the situation with the icon-theme is similar, i think they are already quite challenged with the codebase they have to maintain (and develop) and every extra package feels like a ton of bricks.

so all in all i assume it'll be up to distros/packagers how xfce looks by default. - Jul 18 2011
thanks for all the praise - it's nice to know that some people appreciate what we do :)
with respect to the faenza plans: yes, there was/is such a plan, i'm not 100% sure about when i'd have time and get around to doing that as there are 100 other things on my todo-list that are more important at the moment (mostly Greybird-stuff).

if you feel like helping out with any of our stuff feel free to check in at #shimmer on anytime ;) - Jul 18 2011
you're welcome! - Jul 13 2011
sure thing - thanks a lot for that! - Jul 12 2011
first you should install the regular faenza icon-pack (link is above), untar the package and move the folder (with superuser rights) to /usr/share/icons

after following the same procedure with faenza-xfce you can select the icon theme in xfce4-settings-manager > appearance > icons.

that's it. - Jul 12 2011
no clue, just voted you up into the grey zone ;)

thanks for the comment, i'll add a link to faenza and faenza-cupertino. - Jun 22 2011

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 7 comments

Score 78.9%
Jun 07 2011
in fact there is a new version of the gtk3 theme that i made this week. even though it's generally a step forward, it also has unfortunate downsides. for the theme to work properly in xubuntu oneiric i had to rebase it using the unico-engine that is currently only available in x/ubuntu oneiric.

so all users of other - non-ubuntu based - distros will be left out in the cold at the moment.
i apologize for that, feel free to use version 0.2.1 (still available via github) which uses the more widespread adwaita engine and should also work e.g. in fedora.

i'm only hoping unico will soon be as widespread as murrine... - Aug 27 2011
as the author of the theme i'd like to say that this is still a work in progress, especially the gtk3 theme is experimental.
in case you won't sync this upload in the future, people who want the latest version of greybird can always grab it in our git repository:

other than that enjoy the theme :)

ochosi - Jun 08 2011
New Bluebird

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 3 comments

Score 67.1%
Apr 03 2011
thanks! - Apr 04 2011
as one of the authors of bluebird i guess i should feel flattered that you decided to re-use it.
just to set one thing straight: the panel in the original bluebird is *dark blue*, not black.

one more thing that would be nice if you could add a link to the original source, i.e. or - Mar 31 2011
elementary xfwm4

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 1 comment

Score 63.3%
Feb 01 2011
would be nice if there was a changelog, version 0.3 looks just like version 0.1 on the screenshot. - Feb 02 2011
Wildcat - Arbeit Macbuntu

GTK2 Themes 28 comments

Score 69.6%
Mar 25 2011
meaning: in fact it doesn't work (yet) :)

but it's really pretty astonishing to see how many themes have this problem. - Jan 15 2011
thanks, that really helped.
weirdly enough though the right half of the toolbar has a different gradient now than the left. guess something is still going wrong... - Jan 15 2011
hey, you wrote that you did something about/with synaptic.
i'm having trouble with synaptic's toolbar, so in case you have a fix for that in your theme it would be great if you could point me there. (i looked through gtkrc and Apps/ but couldn't find anything synaptic-specific.)

thanks in advance! - Jan 15 2011
Zuki Blues

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 8 comments

by na12
Score 67.1%
Sep 20 2010
hm, weird with "tar -xf" it worked, have no clue why file-roller didn't like the archive...

i like your theme, the only disadvantage imo is that without left, right or bottom borders resizing is a bit of a pain... - Sep 20 2010
downloaded it and tried to untar it, but fileroller complained:

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

what's up with that? - Sep 20 2010
Elemental Equinox Evolution

GTK2 Themes 20 comments

Score 68.9%
Mar 21 2011
oh, and i assume adding a background image to the breadcrumbs-pathbar is impossible, right? - May 07 2010
man, you're awesome!
i was working on this some time ago but couldn't figure it out - even though from looking at your code now i can say i was close.

thanks a lo! - May 07 2010
elementary xfwm4

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 6 comments

Score 63.3%
Apr 26 2010
hm, searching for elementary xfwm4 themes here returned 4 results (not including your theme).
not that it really matters.

your port seems quite good anyways. - Apr 27 2010

GTK2 Themes 78 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 09 2010
would be great if someone could make that work for thunar as well - i guess it should be possible.

thanks in advance. - Feb 22 2010
Striped xfwm4

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 4 comments

Score 50.0%
May 07 2009
hey! thanks for your comment. i had already mentioned you in the panel.rc for the fix but forgot to put that on the frontpage (my browser normally doesn't accept cookies so i had to write the description twice ;) ).

anyways, that's updated now too. - May 07 2009
Pilsner GTK

GTK2 Themes 11 comments

Score 50.0%
May 01 2009
nice mod of a really nice theme.
btw, if i might give you a hint for one place that is seldomly polished in xfce-themes: the app-switcher (alt+tab).
you can try it with the following code:

style "tabwin" = "default"
bg[NORMAL] = "#222222"
bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "app_switcher.png"
bg[SELECTED] = "#6C8085"
fg[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
# bg[INSENSITIVE] = "#ff0000"
# fg[INSENSITIVE] = "#0000ff"

widget "xfwm4-tabwin*" style "tabwin"

btw, for my eyes some of the contrasts are too harsh (like the blue on black when marking a file in thunar) and the menu is also not as color-balanced as in nooto. - May 01 2009

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 6 comments

Score 64.5%
Mar 19 2009
i added prelight buttons for myself, rather smooth effect, nothing too fancy, but at least it picks up the main color of the corresponding theme.

if you're interested i can pm you a link or something. - Apr 15 2009
anyways, one more great thing would be if there was a matching emerald theme. unfortunately i've never done that before and it seems quite a bit different from creating xfwm4-themes.

still would be great if someone tried... - Mar 25 2009
hey arialis!
i just wanted to complement you on your excellent port of nooto. this is such an elegant theme.
also very kind of you to include the panel.rc! (even though i would prefer the panel to use the aurora theme as well, i'm not really a fan of mixing engines)

so thanks for all the great ports you've delivered over time here.

and one more note: now that xfce 4.6 is out and xfwm4 has the additional prelight-feature so it would be great if you would include those in your theme/s. (basically it works like the rest of the button states, so e.g. "close-prelight.png" would be one...)

that's it for now,
- Mar 19 2009

GTK2 Themes 31 comments

by Izo
Score 50.0%
Mar 20 2009
your theme has great looks, the smoothness suggest this is very usable on a daily basis.
anyways, since i don't use the global menu and read that i have tweak a few things to make this theme acceptable, i wanted to ask whether you would release a second version without the global-menu stuff inside? i really don't have so much experience and wouldn't like to sniff around in your gtkrc for "tweaks".
in return i could offer to port your emerald theme to xfwm4. - Mar 16 2009

GTK2 Themes 81 comments

Score 74.0%
Apr 15 2009
hey, are you planning to release a xfwm4-theme as well? (for people who use xfce without compiz) - Feb 14 2009

GTK2 Themes 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 28 2009
actually i just realized when reading this a second time that it's not exactly the same issue. the window-list is dark text on dark background (and should be white i assume). - Jan 31 2009
i have exactly the same issue with my xfce-panel. - Jan 31 2009
awesome theme!
are you planning to create a suiting xfwm4 theme? - Jan 30 2009
Aurora Gtk Engine

GTK2 Themes 347 comments

Score 74.0%
Jan 03 2009
thanks for the update - finally got rid of that ugly-buttons-bug in ff3!

now i'll be using aurora again instead of murrine. - Jan 04 2009
Aurora Gtk2 Engine DEB

GTK2 Themes 13 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 05 2009
thanks for this deb package - finally got rid of that ugly-buttons-bug in ff3! - Jan 04 2009
iod Suite

GTK2 Themes 13 comments

Score 46.0%
Nov 22 2008
voted good.

how about a xfwm4-theme? - Nov 22 2008

GTK2 Themes 31 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 17 2008
just wanted to say i always liked this theme and just recently intended to switch to it, but then realized again that it's buggy with the xfce-panel (the panel background color isn't applied to quite a few items like cpu-graph and orage). otherwise everything seems to be fine.
maybe if you could have a look into themes that use murrine-svn too and don't show this behavior(like Murrine Glow)?

btw, same problem with MurrinaTriompheSVN which i also like quite a lot... - Nov 21 2008

GTK2 Themes 13 comments

Score 58.0%
Oct 29 2008
good work! will you provide an emerald or an xfwm4 theme (or best: both) with this? - Oct 27 2008

Full Icon Themes 508 comments

Score 80.0%
Dec 25 2008
hey, really great work! quite impressed by this large collection of icons.

there are basically just two things i'd like to comment on (don't know, maybe this has been mentioned before):
a) i've seen you've already started doing some symbolic-links so that your icon-theme mostly works with xfce. if you plan on continuing that, that's great news (obviously i'm a xfce-user and i'm loving it) and you should also consider publishing your theme on xfce-look.
b) an alternative to gnome's standard-icons for the networkmanager would be great. since it is standard both in ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 many people will see it in their panel all the time, so i guess it's a place to add some polish (btw i very much like your icons for gnome-power-manager).

that's it with my comments - keep up the good work: this is really one of the best icon themes around. - Oct 07 2008

GTK2 Themes 80 comments

Score 58.0%
Aug 13 2008
sorry to interfer, but tbh i liked the flat murrine panel buttons better. (i also really liked the flat buttons about elegant brit btw)

about the panel-background: at least to me not such an important topic, cause you can so easily enable or disable it. - Aug 22 2008
As for the font, I'm using Calibri, bold weight, size 8.

there is sure to be juicy information on the previous pages, you should always check them out. - Jul 31 2008
hi, just wanted to say that the different color-versions are simply amazing!

(i finally decided to post my xfwm4-theme, even though it's far from perfect. it seems that quite a few people appreciate your themes, so i thought it might be useful to some of them.) - Jul 27 2008
hm, well. now i got calibri through downloading and installing m$'s powerpoint viewer. but somehow your numbers look really different to mine...

do you know of any particular reason why that might be? - Jul 27 2008
Glow xfwm4

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 07 2008
thanks for commenting. at the moment i'm doing some tweaking on the theme and i'll post it sometime soon.
anyways, concerning your question: i somehow like the thin window-borders. in xfce (if you didn't change the standard setting) the shortcut for resizing the window should be alt+shift+cursorbutton.

hope that helps. i'm also thinking of reworking this version so that it even looks good without the compositor, then i might also make a thicker window-border. - Jul 29 2008
Elementary remix

GTK2 Themes
by golan

Score 50.0%
Feb 22 2010

by arialis111

Score 64.5%
Mar 25 2009
Greybird alternative

by ratoli

Score 66.7%
9   Aug 03 2015
XFWM KDE4.8 Oxygen theme

by l0ll0lll

Score 72.6%
9   Aug 27 2011
Greymentary bird

Compiz Themes
by Zeupa

Score 72.2%
9   Jul 11 2011

by jere2001

Score 78.9%
9   Jun 08 2011
Dolphins Play

Wallpaper Other
by tylana

Score 58.6%
3   Mar 12 2011

GTK2 Themes
by AresRog

Score 63.6%
9   Oct 12 2010