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Richard Stellingwerff
GTK2 Themes
Adapta KDE

Aurorae Themes 4 comments

Score 67.1%
Aug 28 2018
Could you please also add support for color schemes? Right now it uses a fixed color, but for some windows I override the background color setting. Many themes respect this, but in Adapta it seems like the color is hardcoded. I tried using fill:currentColor and then setting the class to ColorScheme-Background but this makes the background turn black for some reason. - Apr 02 2018

Ice-WM Themes 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 28 2005
Yes you are :) - Jul 28 2005
KDE Improvement 3.4 (Your opinion plz)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 36 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 02 2005
I'd change the way permissions are shown to the user. Many users (especially non-tech) will be clueless about -rw-r--r--, so instead visualize it by means of icons. Three groups, each having 3 icons. Then it would be perfect :) - Jun 03 2005

Gnome 2 Splash Screens 9 comments

by Zelin
Score 50.0%
Mar 20 2005
Why does this get such a low rating? This splash screen is VERY nice! - Mar 21 2005

GTK2 Themes 250 comments

Score 53.3%
Jun 30 2005
Heheh, I wish I could worry about silly things like that. School is taking my time again :(

No worries though, I've done some clearlooks engine work today. Expect a new release soon!

And about the website. It *is* very important. I need it to get user input. I only know what I like, but not what other people like, so the website will essentially be an aid in development. - Feb 14 2005
As y'all might have noticed, there was no new release last weekend. That's because I've been working on a website at It will contain a voting booth where you can vote for concepts. And maybe some other suprises, too :)

Development is still progressing though! - Jan 31 2005
Thank you very much for your comment. I have been running the half-rounded scrollbar theme for a few days now, and it hasn't bothered me at all, even though I run Firefox a lot :)

So I'll probably keep the half rounded (rounded only at the outside) look for the next version. Maybe eventually the Firefox people will try to make their app behave a little better. - Jan 31 2005

I don't know why, but I kind of like the whole rounded look of the scrollbars now. I tried it before, but I thought it looked stupid... If I still like it tomorrow, I'm going with this look.

Unless anyone has a better idea? - Jan 28 2005
I've never had this issue before... Are you sure it only happens with Clearlooks? - Jan 28 2005
You should choose 'Theme Details' in gnome-theme-manager and then in the 'Controls' tab there should be a few Clearlooks themes.

If that's not the case, make sure you installed it with --prefix=/usr. If you did and it still doesn't work, then please let me know and I'll install Ubuntu Hoary (what a horrible name). - Jan 27 2005
Guess what, I just finished adding the new scrollbars! I'm not releasing it just yet, though (probably saturday).

But not all is good. Firefox is really pissing me off lately. Every kind of 'trick' that I perform to give Clearlooks a polished look is failing miserably. While most 'artifacts' aren't clearly visible and won't bother anyone but the nitpicker, the scrollbars are a greater deal.

Behold the following screenshot:

It's TERRIBLE! Firefox doesn't tell me the position of the scrollbars, so I can't determine whether a scrollbutton is the first of last button on the scrollbar. The result is that rounding isn't applied, so they look squared. This most likely happens with as well, since they are both very bad at pretending to be GTK+ apps.

But that's not all... I'm not sure if I like the half-rounded look of the scrollbars...

There are four things I can do now:
1) don't care about firefox, keep the roundings.
2) keep it squared like it was.
3) think of something else
4) make all corners rounded (like industrial)

Please let me know what you guys 'n girls think!

If you've got a good idea for a scrollbar, please email me some mockups!
If you're a coder an know how to make rounding work in Firefox as well, please email me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Jan 27 2005
What?!!! I fixed it on the same day I released 0.2.2 but thought it wouldn't be such a big deal (with OOo being beta after all) so I didn't release an update... Still, I'm glad that the OOo folks fixed it on their part as well. - Jan 27 2005
I noticed a slight decline in score. This really hurts my feelings, and I don't think I like that :'(

So please, let me know how to improve Clearlooks! - Jan 24 2005
I will take a look at it, just for you. - Jan 23 2005
You didn't say the magic word... (hint: it starts with 'P' and ends with "lease") - Jan 22 2005
Thank you, I will try my best to hunt it down (don't worry, I've never failed). - Jan 21 2005
This bug has been reported before, and fixed. Next bugfix release is this weekend.

Unfortunately, 0.3 is taking a bit longer. - Jan 21 2005
Is that Ximian, 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. - Jan 21 2005
I was using Tahoma on that screenshot. I got it from my Windows XP Home installation. - Jan 21 2005
Could you provide me a screenshot? You can email it to me, if you like. - Jan 21 2005
If you want, you can disable the 'deep' menubar by editing /usr/share/themes/ClearlooksGreen/gtk-2.0/gtkrc.
Look for the line that says "sunkenmenubar = 1" and change it to "sunkenmenubar = 0".

I might consider creating a sort of "Clearlooks customizer" where you can configure colors and other features. - Jan 21 2005
Wait, don't answer that! :P - Jan 17 2005
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? - Jan 17 2005
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 soon, when I have some time. - Jan 15 2005
I have changed the menuitem highlight to make it more round. It looks better now.

I'm not sure if making the contrast lighter will make the theme look better per se. It might make it harder to focus on the button, but I'm not sure.

I have had an idea for the scrollbar, but I haven't been able to realize it yet. If you look at the mockup at then you can see what I had in mind. It's not a big change, but it does look better. Rounding all the edges is feasable, but does not look as nice.

Stay tuned for version 0.2, which is due soon! - Jan 13 2005
First of all, thank you for your comment! I just had a look at the gnome-theme-manager, but the scrollbar through does not cross the text. Now, this might be a difference in GTK+ version. Which version of GTK+ 2 are you using?

Even though I can't reproduce the issue, I still have an idea how I could fix it. But if I can reproduce it with the same version of GTK+ you have, it'll be easier to fix :)

Also, which distribution are you using? It might be that some distro-specific patches are doing nasty things...

Now, about the menu highlight... Making it customizable is certainly possible. At least, choosing between two (or more) different styles is. If you could give me some ideas about a highlight style that would look nice, I'll be willing to try to implement it :) - Jan 09 2005
Sorry no, I'm using XFCE 4.2rc3, with the Tyrex theme. I can strongly recommend it though! - Jan 08 2005
But it's not pixmap based! :D

You probably thought so because I said "unlike _other_ pixmap based" but that's not what I meant. It's a pure C based engine, based on the Bluecurve code, and thus quite fast :)

Thank you for liking it! - Jan 08 2005

GTK2 Themes 73 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 19 2005
The feeling of depth is totally awesome in this theme! It's a very unique style. Keep it up! - Jan 15 2005

Various Artwork 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 14 2004
This icon is great, and I'll tell you why. It's easy to associate it with PDF. The icon is quite original, and browsing through a lot of (random) icons it would be easy to pick this one out if you were looking for it. That's why I dig it.

This icon is very underrated. - Oct 15 2004
kde3 xp style

KDE 3.5 Themes 265 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 11 2008
Did people train her to use Windows XP, or Windows? You see, what people like you do not understand, is that it doesn't give a damn what it looks like. What's important is how it works. You can make KDE look like XP, but it will not work like XP. The dumb girl you just talked about will not be able to work with KDE just because it looks like XP. That will probably just add more to the confusion. - Sep 29 2004

GTK2 Themes 23 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 20 2004
Why is it that a lot of nice themes are pixmap based? This makes them a lot slower than native themes like industrial and bluecurve.

Is programming a GTK engine such a hell? - Sep 17 2004

Network 78 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 31 2005
All I can say is, thank you man! We love you! - Jul 15 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 154 comments

by uddw
Score 50.0%
Dec 13 2004
This is really good stuff! Please please, let us play with it! :) - Jul 15 2004
Dashboard Calculator

Karamba & Superkaramba 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 15 2004
Although it's not very original, I do like it :) - Jul 15 2004

Database 163 comments

by robby
Score 75.3%
Jan 29 2019
Very nice looking. The interface is simple and clean. Too bad I don't read books ;) - May 14 2004

Various KDE Stuff 44 comments

by aivs
Score 50.0%
May 03 2004
I've added you to my list, but you're not online...!!!

Anyways, I have made a little start (as a standalone application, still). It's starting to look pretty nice :) - May 02 2004
Something else, people would probably contribute a lot more if you had a working version. If someone could give me some pointers on creating a custom KDE menu, I might even start on it myself. - Apr 30 2004
The colors make it look very childish. Perhaps go with a somewhat more serious (but boring) color scheme, like this: - Apr 30 2004
The colors make it look very childish. Perhaps go with a somewhat more serious (but boring) color scheme, like this: - Apr 30 2004
The colors make it look very childish. Perhaps go with a somewhat more serious (but boring) color scheme, like this: - Apr 30 2004

Graphic Apps 185 comments

by CKulT
Score 58.0%
Jun 24 2010
Could anyone perhaps tell me what the advantage is of using OpenGL for displaying still images? - Apr 30 2004
Patch for KPPP to dial with callback

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 8 comments

by droid
Score 50.0%
May 12 2005
You need to change the fonts on your system :P - Apr 21 2004
PG Calculator

Science 45 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 10 2008
More companies should do that! :P

What is their motivation though? Is it because the windows version of Qt isn't free? - Apr 21 2004
GRUB NextBoot

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 44 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 23 2005
You are a life safer!

It has happened too often that I was too late at making a choice after a reboot. - Apr 20 2004
Thin Keramik

KDE 3.5 Themes 47 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 28 2004
This is really a stunning style! I'm in love with it ;)

But for some reason, the taskbuttons in my panel look as if they don't match... They seem too light. But that's just a minor detail, this style is truely amazing. - Apr 16 2004
In my opinion, the buttons are a little bit too fat, still. Maybe this could be configurable? - Apr 11 2004
Edit as Root

Dolphin Service Menus 44 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 04 2004
I wish services like these were part of the KDE base. Perhaps in a seperate menu, called "root commands" or something. - Apr 14 2004

Text Editors 13 comments

by heiko
Score 50.0%
Aug 03 2004
That's wierd, beneath the "Add Comment" page it, to me, clearly states that "All text must be in English." My english is pretty good, but I don't understand any of your english. Could you perhaps use less slang and more common english? - Apr 13 2004

Audio Apps 15 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 24 2004

This program looks very interesting. Can it record MP3 streams to the harddisk? With each song a seperate file ofcourse (like streamripper does).

If so, then I'll be sure to check this out! - Apr 11 2004