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Elegant Brit

   1.1.13  

GTK 2.x Theme/Style

Score 73%
Elegant Brit
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Elegant Brit
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Elegant Brit
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Link:  http://
Minimum required   GTK 2.x
Downloads:  221334
Submitted:  Feb 1 2008
Updated:  Mar 16 2008

Description:

This theme is a mod of Elegant One, by Dzakusek (which was also a mod of Black-White, by Lyrae). When I saw Glossy Fall, created by Crimesaucer, I fell in love with the colors and decided I just had to apply them to the Elegant concept. Red and blue would be my master inspirations.
After some more personal changes, I came out with what I decided to call Elegant Brit. I hope you enjoy it.

The Metacity version was based on the Alessandro theme. I built it in order to follow the layout of its Emerald equivalent, that is, the title is on the right (the buttons' position is regulated on Gconf; in this theme's logic, they'd stay in the left). If you want to change the title position to the center, please follow the instructions on the Metacity XML file. However, if you have any doubts, please don't hesitate and contact me. I'll be pleased to help. I hope you like it, and if you don't, make suggestions!

The package includes a GTK theme, a Metacity theme, a PNG icon for the main menu (if you want) and a userChrome.css (copy it to the "chrome" folders of both .mozilla and mozilla-thunderbird folders under your $HOME).

The link to the Emerald theme is below. I separated them in this new edition in order to put each element of the theme in its correct category.

I'm open and very receptive to any opinions, comments and suggestions.


TO DO:
Fix Sonata bug (white on white song title when hovered);
Fix Sunbird bug (crashing altogether with Elegant Brit enabled);
Fix NetBeans bug (unreadable menu titles).

I'll appreciate all help I can get.
I'm facing some hard situations in my personal life, thus the lack of updates. I'm still researching in order to achieve the above goals.

We have such a wonderful community.

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been facing some serious personal issues. I promise to keep working on the theme.

IMPORTANT:
Arialis111 created a Xfwm4 version for Elegant Brit. I'm providing below the link to his work, for those who, like me, use Xfce. All credits of this Xfwm4 version go to Arialis111, to whom I'm tremendously thankful. I'm lost for words. Vote for his version! He deserves it.

The above also applies to Envyouraudience, who created an Openbox theme to match Elegant Brit. I'm linking to his work too. Thanks a lot for improving the Elegant Brit experience for the Openbox users. And of course, all credits go for Envyouraudience himself for the work he developed.

Thanks to Lyrae as well for pointing out the solution to some bugs concerning the Shutdown/Create Launcher dialogs under GNOME, the left pane on Gedit, and the weather and clock applets on the Xfce-panel. Thanks also for the creation of the marvelous PekWM theme to go with Elegant Brit.

Also many thanks to Ayoli, for having created an Elegant Brit mod compatible with the Mac Menu patch and for allowing me to upload it and make it available to the community. I couldn't have made it all alone. I really appreciate it. Plus, he's been doing a good work helping me out with other bugs. Merci, Ayoli!

I've also been helped by several other people in order to make Elegant Brit a better project. I thank PurposeOfReason, Sousuke, El Mariachi, DasGewitter and all those who have been commenting my theme and overally everybody for helping me to solve bugs, giving me suggestions, giving me strength and support and overally working to improve Elegant Brit. This is truly a work from the community to the community. Thanks, everybody!

On the screenshots, I'm using Eikon, a personal collection of icons I found across the Web, along with some modifications I made. It has evolved a lot in the last few weeks, so there are some considerable changes. I'm sharing Eikon on a non-official basis, with all those who are interested on checking it out.

To get the most recent updates to Eikon, now on its second generation, please check this website: http://drop.io/fmrbpensador




Changelog:

1.0.1: Emerald theme included inside of the theme package;
1.0.2: Solved Emerald issue that prevented the theme from being imported by the Emerald manager; the theme was stored one folder below the expected by the program. Also a slight improvement on the tabs;
1.0.3: Several improvements on buttons and text entries, for better harmony. Screenshots updated;
1.0.4: Fixed Firefox and Thunderbird issues;
1.0.5: Some improvements in several widgets for overall smoothness. The Emerald theme has its own address, and its buttons are now always visible;
1.0.6: A different handle in the lower right corner of the windows, and also visible steppers on the scrollbars, as requested (as always, Firefox and OOO don't respect all the GTK definitions...); let me know if you liked it;

1.1.0: Metacity theme released; corrected bugs concerning the Shutdown/Create Launcher dialogs under GNOME and also the left pane on Gedit;
1.1.1: Fixed some issues in the Metacity theme;
1.1.2: Changed the colour of Spin/arrow-up.png as pointed out; changed the Y thickness from 1 to 2 at the menubar-black.rc;
1.1.3: Changed that same Y thickness to 4;
1.1.4: Fixed some bluriness in the Toolbar/toolbutton-pressed.png pixmap; fixed some odd grayness in the text of some buttons when prelighted;
1.1.5: Fixed the Tomboy bug (thanks, Ayoli);
1.1.6: Included the main menu icon appearing on the screenshots, inside of the theme's package, as requested;
1.1.7: Attempt to fix the OpenOffice.org bug;
1.1.8: Further colour changes relating to the bug above, for aesthetic and visual clarity purposes;
1.1.9: More colour changes on the colour of the menus, trying to be more compliant with the general theme's scheme; fixed the clock and weather applets on the Xfce-panel (thanks, Lyrae!); switched the SVG icon for a 24px PNG icon, inspired on the Kryan solution;
1.1.10: Attempt to fix the Firefox 3 menus' bug (new userChrome.css);
1.1.11: Attempt to fix the Evolution Mail bug (thanks to Ayoli!);
1.1.12: Fixed the commented code for centered window titles on the Metacity theme; toned down the colour of the handles pixmaps; set the menu-images parameter to 1, as requested;
1.1.13: Attempt to fix the second Evolution bug, concerning the unreadable text on the preferences dialog (thanks to Ayoli, once more!).




LicenseGPL
(GTK & Metacity themes)
(Emerald theme)
(Xfwm4 theme [by Arialis111, thanks!])
(GTK Mac Menu version [offered by Ayoli, thanks!])
(Openbox theme [by Envyouraudience, thanks!])
(PekWM theme [by Lyrae, thanks!])
(Free as in Beauty - Wallpapers)
(Splash screen [GNOME])
(Splash screen [Xfce])
(Brit Waves GDM theme [by SchattenGessang, thanks!])
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 border colors

 
 by sucius on: Jun 10 2008
 
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How can I change the border color of drop down menus? Is that possible?It doesn't contrast well with white background and it makes the reading difficult.
The theme great otherwise, thank you so much


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 volume

 
 by twistadias on: Jul 22 2008
 
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thanks for this wonderful theme.

I was wondering if i could change the color scheme of the sound waves on the sound volume icon. its hard to see the black sound waves on the black background.


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 Re: volume

 
 by twistadias on: Jul 23 2008
 
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if you go to compiz settings manager.

Expo>Apperance> when you highlight "Inactive Viewports", its changes to white on white background, so the text is unreadable


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 Can't activate metacity theme

 
 by zachtib on: Jul 24 2008
 
Score 50%

I installed and activated the GTK theme fine, but the metacity theme doesn't seem to want to load, it just shows up with a question mark.

Running Ubuntu Hardy


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 Re: Can't activate metacity theme

 
 by zachtib on: Jul 24 2008
 
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got it working! had to chmod some files, love the theme!

btw, does anyone know what icon theme that is in the screens?


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 Re: Re: Can't activate metacity theme

 
 by twistadias on: Jul 25 2008
 
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overe here
http://www.mediafire.com/?mh0tv32l42j


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 Brightness and Firefox bug

 
 by redivan on: Jul 30 2008
 
Score 50%

Great job on the theme. Clean, simple, fast, efficient, and basically worked "out of the box" on Xubuntu Hardy, which can only be good things. Next stop, this should go in the repos!

Two things, though...

1. Could you lower the brightness of the white in your GTK theme a bit? When there's a window that's mostly white, such as a web browser, the effect is quite blinding at the moment.

2. There's a small bug in Firefox that means the text of the File / Edit / View etc. buttons turns white when selected, rather than staying blue, and so become invisible against the white block around them.

PS Sorry if this double posts, I have no idea what causes it to do that.


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 changing clock theme

 
 by utferd on: Jul 31 2008
 
Score 50%

how can i change my clock theme like this theme's clock?


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 NetBeans workaround

 
 by salmonz on: Aug 3 2008
 
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To workaround the NetBeans menu problem you can install the Substance plug-in from NetBean's website.

Link: http://wiki.netbeans.org/LookAndFeel

The theme to be used is the Business Black Steel.

I believe in order for the Elegant Brit theme to work in NetBeans and in any Java application, an Elegant Brit theme needs to be created for Substance.


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