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GTK 2.x Theme/Style

Score 72%



Minimum required   GTK 2.x
Downloads:  68204
Submitted:  Jul 27 2008
Updated:  Aug 13 2008


The idea for this theme appeared after I started modifying the Aurora Aqua theme for personal use. Then I realised I wanted to change many other things in the code of the theme, added some details, used other engines... And when I noticed what I was doing, I had a new theme in my hands. So here it is. The Glow GTK theme is mainly based in Aurora, but it also requires the Clearlooks engine to work. Please let me know of any suggestion, critic, bug or whatever you wish to say. I hope you enjoy this new Glow.

Glow is actually a set of several themes, with 8 variations: Cinder (grey); Fire (red); Flower (pink); Grass (green); Ice (silver blue); Lava (darker orange); Sand (orange); and Water (blue). Each of these variations has two designs, light and dark. I'm still trying to test if especially the dark versions work well in all apps. The usual individual tricks you know from other dark themes may still apply. Let me know how it can be improved.

If you're using the GNOME panel, please pick the pixmap I'm providing for the panels as their background, on the panel properties, if you want your inactive buttons on the tasklist to become invisible. The Xfce users have an easy to enable similar function at the Xfce4-panel's tasklist properties.

If you want to replace the panel's background with another pixmap or with a transparency, please comment the correspondent line in the Panel.rc file, using a hash sign, like this:

#bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "panel.png"

This theme is not a finished, definitive work. As always, there might be some aspects to change and improve. Therefore, and in the spirit of what was said above in this description, if you feel you have to vote this theme down, please let me know why, in order that we can work on this theme in a constructive way. Thanks in advance.

Also many thanks to ochosi and islington for the window decoration themes they created. The links to their work are now being provided below. Thanks to Ayoli for once more helping me out with the theme's code.

On the screenshots, I'm using the Eikon icon theme, which is a personal icon collection with several works found across the Web that I've been maintaining for myself, and that after several requires I decided to share in non-official releases.

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


0.1.0 - 6 colour variants and 2 designs;
0.1.1 - Fixed the tab colour issue on the dark themes;
0.1.2 - Two more colour variants;
0.1.3 - Brightened up the colours of the scrollbars on the darker versions, and as for the inactive selected areas, they're now dark grey, without any coloured influence;
0.1.4 - Fixed Gedit's left pane bug (corrected the panel.rc file to the effect - solution found at the GNOME colors project code); changed the size of the large toolbar icons to 24 pixels; added a pixmap as a background to the panels;
0.1.5 - Removed the dark limits of the panel's pixmap;

1.0.0 - Metacity versions available, both for the light and the dark variants of Glow;
1.0.1 - Solved the right-click context menus bug; reduced the size of arrows; changed the engine of the menus to Clearlooks; increased the saturation of the scrollbars;
1.0.2 - Changed the panels' engine back to Aurora, with a smoother pixmap as the background;
1.0.3 - Changed the treeview's engine and also the menus to Murrine (with the Clearlooks substyle); brighter and slightly larger scrollbars;
1.0.4 - Reverted all the Murrine widgets to Clearlooks because of issues with older versions of the Murrine engine; also learnt not to be too creative either.

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 Menu background

 by table on: Aug 18 2008
Score 50%

Hello, is it possible to get a dark menu background for the light designs?

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 by Complex21 on: Aug 19 2008
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I liked this more before you decided to mess with the panel. where can I get an older version?

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 Re: panel

 by fmrbpensador on: Aug 19 2008
Score 50%

Concerning the "mess", please read the theme's description and also some previous comments about the same subject. Meanwhile, I'll try to come up with a better solution.

Are you saying that the previous flat Murrine panels were better? Is the pixmap background I'm providing what bothers you? Please be more explicit so that we can actually improve the theme.

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 Re: Re: panel

 by ochosi on: Aug 22 2008
Score 50%

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.

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 No window border?

 by johnrork on: Aug 22 2008
Score 50%

So I installed this theme in Ubuntu with the good ol' drag-and-drop method. The theme applied nicely, but the window border did not.

I tried to select it by customizing, but it's not in the list.

I tried moving the theme folder to /usr/share/themes manually, but couldn't get anything to show up.

What should I be doing?

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 Icon theme

 by Pedroelgringo on: Aug 23 2008
Score 50%

I really love this theme.
I just wanted t know what icon themes you're using on your screenshots.


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 Openbox theme

 by envyouraudience on: Dec 11 2008
Score 50%


more colors to come

AKA dbbolton on ubuntuforums.org and forum.ubuntuusers.de
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 icons in submenu seems broken

 by ben38 on: Dec 16 2008
Score 50%

Great theme !
but it seems icons in submenus (like when i click on File or Edit) does not show up.

I have tried basic themes that come with aurora 1.4 and it is ok.

What is the code i should look at in your theme ?


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