|Depends on GTK 3.x|
|Submitted: Aug 5 2011|
Updated: Oct 3 2011
Marples is a (gtk2/3) theme, for those who like dark themes. the name marples is derived and pays homage to Marp-1-blue theme by Malys777. - Being as it was born out of that theme. Marples is ever evolving, and i am putting a great deal of effort into the details, and subtleties. i would say the theme is beta right now, but is coming along nicely. I'll probably consider it a good clean release by 2.0
*A quick disclaimer - i am working on this a little everyday, so changes happen fast. Once, i complete this theme, i will then remix it into a lighter marples theme :) *
Gnome 3.2 broke Marples, so i am now in the process of fixing it (STILL!) ...lol
I've now changed this theme somewhat, for now there are very few borders, and i've been messing about' with the toolbar, which i will be revising. the menu is a little better now, and i got rid of some of the white frames, on various widgets.
Mutter now supports transparency, so everything should look similar to compiz, minus blur - which only compiz has, from what i can tell.
.cell is now a gradient. i've done this as 3.2 killed my sidebar gradient. in gnoe 3.0 the .sidebar and .cell weren't tied into each other, but that is not the case anymore :( . atleast i killed the frame :)
anyways, expect some more changes over the next few days.
* FIREFOX COLOR ISSUES:
Quick Note: A few people elsewhere were a little frustrated by firefox with dark themes, so i thought i should post about this - if you have issues with Firefox - text boxes being black, cant read text, etc...
..you'll need to access about:config (firefox config) in FF's addressbar, then type 'colors' in the searchbar... you can set firefox to ignore your theme colors, and/or specify your own colors ~ just open youtube in a separate tab (or other problematic sites), while you modify them to suit. it works like a charm :)
a few people have asked me for a couple of my GFX/logo/icons that i have made for gnome, they are available for download below, here is a quick run down of where they go, in the linux file-system;
* 1. Alien Gnome Logo
this file is called "side.png", and is used with gnome-system-monitor. Simply replace the existing side.png found here;
* 2. Gnome-tweak-tool alternate logo
the file is called "welcome.png. you must replace;
with the new welcome.png file.
I use Archlinux, which allows me to stop future updates to both these files (so my logos never get replaced through an update ~ the NoUpgrade flag in pacman.conf). But i'm not sure how to do this in other distro's, so you are on your own, im sure it's possible though... ;)
*NEW* 3. Gnome-system-monitor 3.1.4 (dark remix, black graphs, other tweaks)
For this you will have to have GIT installed, and be willing to compile it because the colors are 'hardcoded', i have removed the cairo highlight tab crap... *my alien logo doesn't need to be downloaded seperately as it lives in my git branch. i have made other subtle changes to the source code.
steps from commandline;
1. git clone git://gitorious.org/gnome-system-monitor-blackgtk3/gnome-system-monitor-blackgtk3.git
2. cd into directory
4. ./configure --prefix=/usr
6. sudo make install
a SHOUTOUT to the original author;
the original theme, Marp-1-blue was created by Malys777 found here;
from that link you can find other themes made by him, as well as a link to his profile.
the great thing about Malys777's themes, is the use of pixmaps. one of the things that bothered me about gtk3 right off the hop, was the lack of available themes built around pixmaps. I'm glad Malys made his themes, they might be a little too colorful, a little 'busy' and not really my style, but awesome nonetheless, based on the code and his ideas.
Oct 3 massive changes to gtk3
* replaced missing pixmap
* gtk2 menubar border lightened to match properly
* menu fix in gtkrc
* gtk2 toolbar match up
* sidebar tweaks / shadows
* background tweaks - top smoothing/shading + bottom shadow
* new pixmaps
* gtk2 menubar fix
* new pixmap
* various misc fixes
* license, credits
* new radio/checks
* new arrows
* updated gtk2 scrollbars
* bug fix
* fixed gtk2 Tabs to match gtk3
* experimenting with gtk2 scrollbars.
* a few new pixmaps / revisions to existing ones.
Please feel free to comment, give feedback and also remember...
--++ RATE THIS THEME !++-- ;)