Smoked Glass v0.9.5

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Description:

This is the first complete release of my dark theme, Smoked Glass. It now includes a GTK And a Metacity theme.

I'm still looking for a good icon set if anyone has suggestions.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

0.9.5
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-Bugfix:
-Corrects inactive, shaded titles in metacity
-Corrects prelight color problem found by bvc.

A new metacity theme with different min, max, and close buttons will be released in the next day or so.

0.9
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-Metacity theme added
-Various small tweaks to the GTK theme.

0.4
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-Left, right, and bottom tabs now work properly (tested in Bluefish).
-Various color tweaks for fonts
-Prelights for most items, though they are suble and will probably be made more obvious.

0.3
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First version released publicly.

sin

15 years ago

So im using Fedora Core 4 with the latest kernel and jada jada jada. The problem is OpenOffice 2.0, Impress won't work properly with a dark theme. I think it has something to do with the fact that the "paper" wich you are writing on in the program turns black to. So i just wondered if anyone know how to fix this problem. Or can you please make a simillar theme with white textbox and main fraims? Thanx in advance for any answers

MvH - SiN

PS. I love this theme :)

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kerrle

15 years ago

I always planned to make a lighter version of it; I just got busy with other stuff.

Now that the semester is over, I'll try to get the lighter versions done.

Sorry about the wait :)

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veritas366

15 years ago

I like this theme, but unlike your screenshot, my font comes out a light blue. I'd prefer the white as the blue doesn't have enough contrast for me. I don't know how to change it. My font preferences dialogue let's me change everything BUT the font color. How do I get the white font?

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kerrle

15 years ago

The font is actually light blue in the screenshot as well; jpeg compression messed it up, I guess.

The font color is controlled in the gtkrc file in the Smoked Glass theme directory (usually in ~/.themes/Smoked Glass/).

To make it white, you can open this file, go down to about line 93, and replace:

text[whatever] = "#9dbed0"

with

text[whatever] = "#ffffff"

That should make it white. You'll have to save and reload the theme to see the change.

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veritas366

15 years ago

Yes, actually, I noticed that after I posted. I really like the theme and use it now. There are a few places where the font is inconvenient, but mostly the blue is nice.

One thing I would like to change is in Firefox. The font in the pulldown menus has been changed to the light blue as well as the font on the personal toolbar. This does not show up against the background. I'd like to keep the basic theme for Firefox but I don't know how to change the font color just in the pulldown menus and on that toolbar.

Anyway, thanks for the very nice theme.

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kerrle

15 years ago

Firefox can be tweaked extensively by changing your UserChrome.css and UserContent.css files - but that may be a bit more than you want to do.

There are extensions to make it easier, like:

http://cdn.mozdev.org/chromedit/

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youknowmewell

15 years ago

http://gnome-look.org/content/preview.php?preview=1&id=27141&file1=27141-1.jpg&file2=&file3=&name=Smoked+Glass+v0.9.5

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsvista/images/image004.jpg

Although the theme is ok, it would have been better if it hadn't been a knock-off.

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kerrle

15 years ago

I doubt many people who actually view the screenshots would agree with you.

Really, aside from the fact that they're both based on a glass look, I don't see much in common at all - color scheme is completely different, my widgets are nothing like Microsoft's, and I certainly wasn't trying to imitate Aero.

Really, while there are some very cool things about Aero Glass from a technical perspective, I personally find it to be very inconsistent, and overall find their glass effects only really make it hard to focus on text - it's definitely not a style I'd imitate. And I'm speaking from experience; I'm an MSDN member and I have the beta of Vista installed on another PC.

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sin

15 years ago

I dont either. Smoked Glass is cool, vista sux :D

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bvc

15 years ago

I don't see any similarities :/

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Nebuloza

15 years ago

Looks very nice.

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plutoprime

15 years ago

BEST dark theme I have used recently. Gives a modern and polished look to the desktop.

Can you make a silver (light) version of the theme?!! I use dark themes at night and light ones during the day :) haha

Buttons need a little more prelight to be more noticable.

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kerrle

15 years ago

Yes, actually. After I'm completely done with this version, I'm planning on a releasing several color variants.

Three will be dark like this, but with a different color tint. The rest will be based on a light version of this theme.

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bvc

15 years ago

-I was hoping for more prelights than just buttons. I don't like dead themes.
-insensitive font in firefox menus not readable. Since ins fonts can not look good in dark themes it is best to lighten it so that it is readable in non-gtk apps like firefox, oo etc...
-strange bg[PRELIGHT] if that is how you want it, sorry

Here's a nice icons theme
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=24645
I have already talked to carpelinx about a gnome port and he's interested. Said he would give the svg's when the final release was done so that the kde stuff can be replaced with gnome stuff.
http://kwh.kernow-gb.com/~bvc/theme/screenshots/smoked-glass.jpg
Goes perfect I think and would make a great metatheme. I was going to make a matching gtk/mcity and kwin theme but I'm no longer interested. Go for it.

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kerrle

15 years ago

The strange prelight and some of the other weirdness is corrected now, and I've got a metacity theme included.

I wasn't sure how metacity themes works to be honest, so I thumbed through your Noir metacity theme to figure it out. Good theme, btw.

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bvc

15 years ago

Really came together with the metacity loaded. Great job!

Here's the bg prelight I'm talking about
http://kwh.kernow-gb.com/~bvc/images/smoked-glass-bg-pre.png
that rust/redish color

Good job on the metacity, though I don't like that style of buttons I love the rest of it. Only prob is that all your shaded state left and right sides are wrong.

Make more!!! ...we'll use'em :D

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kerrle

15 years ago

Weird; shaded windows look fine to me - can you post a screenshot of what you mean?

Thanks about the weird color - I'll fix that. Not sure how it got by me.

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kerrle

15 years ago

Doh, I see. Non-focused shaded windows are wrong. I'll fix that tonight.

Thanks again.

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kerrle

15 years ago

It's still very early; more prelights will come as I go through and figure out where they're needed. Right now, I think they only really occur on buttons and spinners.

On my machine, Firefox looks okay, but I'm aware of some of the font color strangeness, and will be attempting to correct it as much as I can.

I'll be going through and adjusting quite a few of the colors (both font and background) later tonight - really, I just wanted to get something out tonight, to let people know it was real.

Thanks for the comments and the icon suggestions!

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lokheed

15 years ago

I love everything except the scrollbar, the metacity theme buttons (as was mentionned before), and the scrollbar arrows. Aside from that, its simply gorgeous. Clean and stylish. For sure one of the best themes I have seen and glad that people are finally creating themes of this caliber...Linux desperately needs it.

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bvc

15 years ago

of this caliber???
You mean of this style? right? Anyone can make a screenshot theme. Making one where everything works properly is another story ;)

To me, this is a windows/windowblinds style theme, and it looks great. Unlike all the others for linux, if it works right, it'll be a geat theme. We won't know that til we can use it though, will we? Yet, it seems people like screenshot themes and quality for most is not an issue unfortunately.

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kerrle

15 years ago

This isn't just a "screenshot theme" - I've already got most of it completely done, and I'll be releasing the GTK theme today. Probably in just a few hours.

The first release probably won't handle side-tabs on notebook entries incredibly well, but that'll be it as far as I know.

Already, Firefox, Gimp, and Nautilus look exactly as they do in the screenshot above. I haven't seen any visual issues other than the ones you just can't get around, like the Zoom percentage in Nautilus not having a background graphic.

I like a lot of the work you've done here; I'd appreciate it if you'd give me the chance to show this isn't just a mockup with nothing behind it. It'll only be a few hours, anyway.

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bvc

15 years ago

Also on that note....Previews in the GTK section that will become the download for the theme suck. They encourge people to vote based JUST on what they see in a screenie. Which in turn encourages them to give a ready to download theme, not of their taste, a vote even though they don't even download, install and use the theme to be able to properly rate it. They don't kow if the images are good and they don't know if it is put together well. They 'personally' don't like they style so they down the theme. That is dumb.

I'd encourage you to remove this preview entry and just release the theme. Won't make much diff either way I know and that doesn't matter, but people that vote based on visual taste are worthless here.

I'm really not much for ratings, despite how I sound. It's just so sad that so many are so braindead and lack any common sense....it's frustrating. Don't think so? Well, making statements like this have knocked most of my ratings down but I don't care, am I silent? No, I'd rather bring to peoples attention what this site and theming is about than have their uneducated ratings.

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lokheed

15 years ago

I too noticed that people will go out of their way and peruse my entire uploads to vote "bad" on them. Its lucky that most of those release our hard work for help the community and not to get "good" ratings.

On the topic at hand, yes it remains to be seen if an actual theme can do justice against the screenshot. There is still alot of work to do with GTK+ and themeing, but I hope that our author accomplishes what he has set out to do.

I love seeing creative and prominent work spring to life, from a mockup or whatever. I think many things can still be achieved with quality people doing the back end.

I am looking forward to seeing just how close he can get it as it "looks" very promising, a large load to take, but lets hope he surprises us.

I still stick by my comments as I do think its gorgeous and the voting issue doesnt concern me. I would like to think that he is not here to amass votes but to get some feedback.

If it is releases as a working theme as per the screenshot, then I am sure he is going to get all the "good" votes he can get :)

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bvc

15 years ago

I'm not saying it's a screenshot theme. I just took issue with the caliber statement because that can't be known until it's used, right? It gets old seeing screenshot themes get more downloads and higher ratings than something you worked hard on to ensure completeness.

I guessed from your earlier statement about sidetabs that this was not another screenshot theme. Heh, I don't even mess with side tabs anymore and if you are that means you care about it being a complete theme. I look forward to its release and more from you, if your work is half as good as it seems.

We can never have too much eyecandy now can we? We can never have too many good themers!!!

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15 years ago

0.9.5
-----
-Bugfix:
-Corrects inactive, shaded titles in metacity
-Corrects prelight color problem found by bvc.

A new metacity theme with different min, max, and close buttons will be released in the next day or so.

0.9
---
-Metacity theme added
-Various small tweaks to the GTK theme.

0.4
---
-Left, right, and bottom tabs now work properly (tested in Bluefish).
-Various color tweaks for fonts
-Prelights for most items, though they are suble and will probably be made more obvious.

0.3
---
First version released publicly.

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