Lucidity

GTK3 Themes

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Description:

A theme which is smooth and subtle, while also being fairly high in contrast, and in which interactive elements are noticeable and responsive in order to deliver a lucid experience.

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After a long while of not caring much about changing from Adwaita, I started using Ubuntu and Unity again after a long while since it finally has become stable. Thus I was motivated to work on gtk3 version of this theme. It is based on Ambiance and thus requires the unico engine.

Please excuse any issues it may or may not have in GNOME Shell, as I will fix those in the final release.

Things to look forward to in the final release:

- Dark version for media applications.
- New monochrome media control icons.
- Adwaita-like scroll bars (the thin ones from GNOME 3.4), for those not using Ubuntu and/or its special scroll bars.
- Various visual effect polishing.

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My rambles about this theme and such. http://emilywind.blogspot.com/

Backgrounds used in screenshots of this theme and others can be found on my Photobucket. http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k235/Domei/backgrounds/

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:Notes:
Please install the themes by using the INSTALL script. Using this script will allow you to customise the themes before they are installed.

If installing with the .deb package, you can reconfigure the themes after installing by running `sudo dpkg-reconfigure gnome-themes-lucidity`

The font used in the screenshots is the Ubuntu font.

:Credits:
I would like to thank some people, without whom this theme would be impossible or at least much harder to produce.

Firstly, Huw Wilkins, for coming up with the mockup (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Lucid/Lucidity) which was the birth of the idea of this theme.

Secondly, Cimi, creator of the Murrine GTK+ theme engine. Without this wonderful engine, it would have been far harder to make the theme look the way it does.

Thirdly, Isaiah Heyer for his initial Lucidity GTK theme release, which gave me a decent base theme to work with.

And last, but certainly not least, the entire Linux user base who has helped further along the aforementioned projects and those who simply download and use this theme, giving me a reason to continue to work on it, other than to make my own desktop look really nice. :)
Last changelog:

8 years ago

v3.0beta: Now includes a gtk3 theme and will work with latest Unity.

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v2.4: Icons done in all sizes, removed some monochromes to favour a more colourful desktop, plus lots of tweaks and fixes to the look and feel. Chrome is now properly themed so you can use the GTK theme setting in Chrome or the Chrome theme, your choice. The Squared version of the theme is now available via an installation option rather than as a separate theme.

v2.3.92: Fixed restore icon and added an option to theme Unity.

v2.4b: Combined the elements and colour schemes from the light and dark versions of the theme. Mono icons available for applications, and updated the panel icons to be a colour changing of the mono panel icons from ubuntu-mono-dark of Ubuntu 11.04. Brand new window buttons created from scratch.

v2.3.3: Smoothed out and simplified gradients. Cleaned up redundant code.

v2.3.2: Subtle improvement to look of unfocused metacity windows. Changed separator style to smooth. Removed gradient and shadows on toolbars, menubar and etc to agree with more apps and for a much smoother appearance. Improved look of buttons and other elements in the dark themes. Cleaned up the look of Nautilus.

v2.3.1: Brightened up the Lucidity and Lucidity Squared Metacity themes for a smoother/nicer look. Colours of Metacity themes now based on GTK colours, except for text and buttons.

v2.3: Unfocused windows in Metacity have a completely sunken appearance so that which window is focused is more noticeable. Added variations - Lucidity-Squared, Lucidity-Dark and Lucidity-Dark-Sqaured. Lucidity-Left and Lucidity-Right metathemes no longer exist; deprecated by configure script found in Lucidity theme's folder and the new variant metathemes.

v2.2-2 (Ubuntu Package Only): Redid package with proper file permissions.

v2.2-1: Added distributor logos for Frugalware, Linux Mint, Mandriva and SUSE. Adjusted Debian icon to appear thicker.

v2.2: Made colour scheme smoother while maintaining contrast. Fixed issues with Evolution. Icon theme now has multiple vendor icons and comes in a GNOME flavour by default.

v2.1: Changed the colour scheme to flat greys, as was originally intended but hindered by my monitor's odd colour balances. Various touch ups to the GTK theme. Added a Lucidity icon theme which is Ubuntu-Mono-Light edited to use Lucidity's colour palette.

v2.0.1: Restored original metacity theme title positioning as accounting for three buttons all the time did not always work. Fixed small pixel off issue with restore button and increased the height the icons travel up when hovered over for a more noticeable effect. Increased button roundness from 10 to 12.

v2.0 Final: Lots of tweaks and changes from a new colour scheme more similar to the original, and lots of aesthetic clean ups. There are now two metacity themes, Left and Right, which centre the text perfectly. Two themes is necessary as the formulas are different depending on which side has the buttons. The buttons in metacity now have a raise and push effect for prelight and press rather than a zoom and darken effect, respectively in both cases. License change to allow for distribution in package repositories.

v2.0-r2: Another colour scheme rework. Last one was too red.

v2.0-r1: Reuploaded with a small tweak to menu contrast.

v2.0: Changed the colour scheme to what is hopefully a more grey scheme. Tweaked lots of styles and elements in order to increase aesthetics. The changes are many - both subtle and obvious - and best experienced by seeing the theme on your desktop. :)

v1.4.1: Fixed incorrectly themed cut/copy/paste buttons in Chrome menu and lack of rounded scrollbars in Evolution. Spaced tabs for a better appearance and changed the focus style of buttons to a "glow" rather than box in the centre. Changed expanderstyle to using circles with plus and minus instead of arrows to fit the theme better.

v1.4: Rounded the buttons and sliders and added a bit more rounding to the other elements as well. Metacity theme is now a bit shorter and the button colours and effects have been enhanced to make them more noticeable and interactive. (Reuploaded: Metacity theme update was not complete.)

v1.3.3: Adjusted the contrast of all the elements to match that of the monochrome icons in ubuntu-mono-light; effectively tightening the colour scheme and giving the theme a more solid look.

v1.3.2: Improved the look of the new restore button and the look of all the unfocused buttons.

v1.3.1: Repacked forgotten metathemes which now do not include the menu icon by default to fit with the Ubuntu Lucid look.

v1.3: Minimise and restore icons are now styled after Lucid Lynx's Ambiance and Radiance for a more integrated feel for the theme.

v1.2.2:
- Made checkboxes and radios easier to see. Checkboxes and radios within GTK Trees (places such as sound device selection and etc) still look odd, but it seems impossible to theme them/I am unsure how to theme them.
- Menubar styling changed to flat which flows with the rest of the theme much better.

v1.2.1:
- Removed handles from scrollbars for a smoother look.

v1.2:
- Metathemes are now Lucidity-Left and Lucidity-Right, each with the two most popular button layouts.
- Made metacity theme a bit brighter to match mockup.
- Darkened text in GTK theme to make it more "lucid." ;)

v1.1:
- Modified metacity theme to be much truer to mockup and changed utility windows to have smaller titlebars.
- GTK theme no longer has white checks and radio buttons in the menus.

vaxxipooh

10 years ago

Congtratulations !! a new theme AND Birthday ...

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kstrike

10 years ago

....my love

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kstrike

10 years ago

.... congrats. It seems that you are trying to make another eOS.:)
Please name it EmilyOS,
'cause I'm personally not a big fan of
eOS things.

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emilywind

10 years ago

Trying to make another eOS? o.o

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kstrike

10 years ago

Quote:Trying to make another eOS? o.o
hahahahahaha, lol rolf hahahahahaha

what u tng abt tht: http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2089/26232545.jpg

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BassUltra

10 years ago

My goal is to make a theme the exact opposite of this.

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metallicwolf

10 years ago

very good!!!

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callo90

10 years ago

I just wanna thank U, for giving us this beautiful theme, congrats!!...by the way, I dont know if this is related with Murrine engine, but i think it will looks better for example when you open rythmbox and the panels don't be split by lines, I dont know if you understand, for example in ambiance and radiance theme, there's not lines separating the panels of tools, menu etc

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emilywind

10 years ago

Yeah, I do know what you mean. I will check into that and see how it looks. :)

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callo90

10 years ago

Thank U =D

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ketheriel

10 years ago

I've packaged this metatheme on OBS - openSUSE Build Service.

Currently for Fedora13 (works on 14 as well, once F14 gets available on OBS, it will be automatically available for it as well).

openSUSE is of course supported. Currently the is available on my private repository. Feel free to use it. If the author wants to provide links... go for it.

For people downloading the RPM: As a tip there's a tool called rpmlint which checks how 'good' the RPM is. I advice everyone _ALWAYS_ to run rpmlint on RPM's provided by third parties (me in this case) to check the sanity of the RPM package.

For openSUSE, it's fully compliant, for Fedora there's 3 warnings, this are platform (OBS) related errors, and can be worked out, but they aren't a risk to RPM integrity, it's just syntax differences.

Fedora: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ketheriel/Fedora_13/

openSUSE: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ketheriel/openSUSE_11.3/


Next Steps:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux
* CentOS
* Mandriva


DEB Based distro's: use author packages please.


Thanks for sharing your amazing artwork Emily and for working out licensing so we can distribute it :)

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emilywind

10 years ago

Thanks for hosting these. I shall add the links to the download section after I finish my raid in WoW. :)

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ketheriel

10 years ago

Good luck on your raid. I don't raid since my old guild killed M'uru on TBC :)

The Sin'Dorai will prevail!

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emilywind

10 years ago

Haha, nice times. I happen to play a blood elf paladin. :)

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ketheriel

10 years ago

I played a BE Paladin as protection paladin since Tidewalker on SSC, and done pretty much all the rest till Ulduar as a Prot Paladin.

I left WoW because for me it was fun when not everyone had the potent gear. Nowadays every unskilled dude has potent gear. Blizzard followed a 'milk the cow' strategy, my hint to leave :)

Instead of Raiding I pack Free Software now :)

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erzhong

10 years ago

However, I like the previous colour scheme more when the weather outside is decreasing.

Could you please tell me how to find the wallpaper you are using? It looks nice and matches the previous colour scheme. Thank you!

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zniavre

10 years ago

I still prefer when buttons and combos are not as rounded but the theme is nice.

best regard thank you

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geeknome

10 years ago

It is simple and sweet.

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gonzakloperu

10 years ago

The theme improved so much by just changing the color to less pink but I think it can get better yet. Just try until you find it.

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emilywind

10 years ago

Turning the brightness of blue down worked a treat for normalising my monitor's colour production. Greys look grey instead of bluish now. :) Should make finding the right colour quite simple. :D

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emilywind

10 years ago

Change the background colour to #F1EDE9 and let me know what you think. Looks find for me, but my laptop monitor bleaches colours out a bit and makes it more difficult to test them, especially since I don't have an external monitor with a more standard colour appearance. :o

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szamot83

10 years ago

Hello, could you tell me what should I do to run 2.0 version in XFCE?

I have using previous versions, but new one not working.
Regards.

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emilywind

10 years ago

I have designed this theme to work for GNOME, so I have no idea how it will do in XFCE. However, since XFCE is also a GTK environment I will look into why it is not working there and also look into making an XFWM version of the metacity theme to promote interoperability. Cheers. :)

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emilywind

10 years ago

Update: Tried it out in XFCE and it works fine. What issues are you having? :o

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szamot83

10 years ago

I'm getting this error:
/usr/share/themes/Lucidity/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:80: error: unexpected identifier `expanderstyle', expected character `}'

I'm working on ubuntu 10.04, with all engines installed.

When I try to choose this theme from "xfce4-appereance-settings" above error appears and theme is changing into default xfce4 theme.

Thank you for interesting in this subject.

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8 years ago

v3.0beta: Now includes a gtk3 theme and will work with latest Unity.

-----------------------

v2.4: Icons done in all sizes, removed some monochromes to favour a more colourful desktop, plus lots of tweaks and fixes to the look and feel. Chrome is now properly themed so you can use the GTK theme setting in Chrome or the Chrome theme, your choice. The Squared version of the theme is now available via an installation option rather than as a separate theme.

v2.3.92: Fixed restore icon and added an option to theme Unity.

v2.4b: Combined the elements and colour schemes from the light and dark versions of the theme. Mono icons available for applications, and updated the panel icons to be a colour changing of the mono panel icons from ubuntu-mono-dark of Ubuntu 11.04. Brand new window buttons created from scratch.

v2.3.3: Smoothed out and simplified gradients. Cleaned up redundant code.

v2.3.2: Subtle improvement to look of unfocused metacity windows. Changed separator style to smooth. Removed gradient and shadows on toolbars, menubar and etc to agree with more apps and for a much smoother appearance. Improved look of buttons and other elements in the dark themes. Cleaned up the look of Nautilus.

v2.3.1: Brightened up the Lucidity and Lucidity Squared Metacity themes for a smoother/nicer look. Colours of Metacity themes now based on GTK colours, except for text and buttons.

v2.3: Unfocused windows in Metacity have a completely sunken appearance so that which window is focused is more noticeable. Added variations - Lucidity-Squared, Lucidity-Dark and Lucidity-Dark-Sqaured. Lucidity-Left and Lucidity-Right metathemes no longer exist; deprecated by configure script found in Lucidity theme's folder and the new variant metathemes.

v2.2-2 (Ubuntu Package Only): Redid package with proper file permissions.

v2.2-1: Added distributor logos for Frugalware, Linux Mint, Mandriva and SUSE. Adjusted Debian icon to appear thicker.

v2.2: Made colour scheme smoother while maintaining contrast. Fixed issues with Evolution. Icon theme now has multiple vendor icons and comes in a GNOME flavour by default.

v2.1: Changed the colour scheme to flat greys, as was originally intended but hindered by my monitor's odd colour balances. Various touch ups to the GTK theme. Added a Lucidity icon theme which is Ubuntu-Mono-Light edited to use Lucidity's colour palette.

v2.0.1: Restored original metacity theme title positioning as accounting for three buttons all the time did not always work. Fixed small pixel off issue with restore button and increased the height the icons travel up when hovered over for a more noticeable effect. Increased button roundness from 10 to 12.

v2.0 Final: Lots of tweaks and changes from a new colour scheme more similar to the original, and lots of aesthetic clean ups. There are now two metacity themes, Left and Right, which centre the text perfectly. Two themes is necessary as the formulas are different depending on which side has the buttons. The buttons in metacity now have a raise and push effect for prelight and press rather than a zoom and darken effect, respectively in both cases. License change to allow for distribution in package repositories.

v2.0-r2: Another colour scheme rework. Last one was too red.

v2.0-r1: Reuploaded with a small tweak to menu contrast.

v2.0: Changed the colour scheme to what is hopefully a more grey scheme. Tweaked lots of styles and elements in order to increase aesthetics. The changes are many - both subtle and obvious - and best experienced by seeing the theme on your desktop. :)

v1.4.1: Fixed incorrectly themed cut/copy/paste buttons in Chrome menu and lack of rounded scrollbars in Evolution. Spaced tabs for a better appearance and changed the focus style of buttons to a "glow" rather than box in the centre. Changed expanderstyle to using circles with plus and minus instead of arrows to fit the theme better.

v1.4: Rounded the buttons and sliders and added a bit more rounding to the other elements as well. Metacity theme is now a bit shorter and the button colours and effects have been enhanced to make them more noticeable and interactive. (Reuploaded: Metacity theme update was not complete.)

v1.3.3: Adjusted the contrast of all the elements to match that of the monochrome icons in ubuntu-mono-light; effectively tightening the colour scheme and giving the theme a more solid look.

v1.3.2: Improved the look of the new restore button and the look of all the unfocused buttons.

v1.3.1: Repacked forgotten metathemes which now do not include the menu icon by default to fit with the Ubuntu Lucid look.

v1.3: Minimise and restore icons are now styled after Lucid Lynx's Ambiance and Radiance for a more integrated feel for the theme.

v1.2.2:
- Made checkboxes and radios easier to see. Checkboxes and radios within GTK Trees (places such as sound device selection and etc) still look odd, but it seems impossible to theme them/I am unsure how to theme them.
- Menubar styling changed to flat which flows with the rest of the theme much better.

v1.2.1:
- Removed handles from scrollbars for a smoother look.

v1.2:
- Metathemes are now Lucidity-Left and Lucidity-Right, each with the two most popular button layouts.
- Made metacity theme a bit brighter to match mockup.
- Darkened text in GTK theme to make it more "lucid." ;)

v1.1:
- Modified metacity theme to be much truer to mockup and changed utility windows to have smaller titlebars.
- GTK theme no longer has white checks and radio buttons in the menus.

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