Orta

GTK2 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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VERSION 1.4.1
It has come to my attention that some older versions of the pixmap engine (like the one found in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx) have a bug that causes severe visual glitches when transparency is used in menubars. If your menubars and panel indicators are messed up, go to the Fixes page of the Orta Settings Manager and check the option "Select this if your menus and panel have visual glitches". This will also remove transparency from the Gnome Menu Bar applet, so if you use this applet with the flat panel option to make the panel transparent, you are out of luck.


INSTALLATION :

Ubuntu PPA :

Please make absolutely sure you have removed any previous instances of the theme before installing via ppa.

To add the ppa and install the theme and the settings manager, type this on a terminal :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nikount/orta-desktop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install orta-theme

To install the emerald decorators :

sudo apt-get install orta-emerald-decorators

To install the Xfwm4 decorators :

sudo apt-get install orta-xfwm4-decorators

You can find the Orta Settings Manager under the Preferences category of your Main Menu.

Manual Installation :

Extract the extractme.tar.gz archive that you find inside the zip, to a folder of your choosing. Inside, you will find the theme (Orta.tar.gz) and additional decorators (Orta-Squared.tar.gz and Orta-Old.tar.gz) along with some folders. First, right click on OrtaSettingsManager.py and make sure that the "Allow executing file as program" option is checked. Run it and press the uninstall button to remove any old versions of Orta from your system. You can install the theme and decorators manually by dragging and dropping them to the Gnome Appearance Preferences window, or you can use the installer on the Orta Settings Manager (recommended if you want to install for all users including root). Now you can go through the various tabs of the Settings Manager and setup the theme according to your preferences. When you are done click the save button. Make sure you select another theme on the Appearance Preferences dialog that pops up, and then go back to Orta in order to apply your changes.

Leave the orta folder alone, it includes the Orta Settings Manager files .

Inside the Chromium folder, you will find a Chromium theme and different sizes of scrollbars to install.

Inside the Awn folder you will find an Avant Window Navigator lucido style. There are also 5 emerald themes inside the emerald folder.

LICENCE :

The pixmaps are licensed under the Creative Commons non commercial share alike license, and the code under GPL v3. I've also included the original xcf sources of the pixmaps so that anyone can easily modify the theme to his/hers preferences.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

Fixes:

- Synaptic fix for gtk2-engines-pixbuf version 2.20 and older.

- Main menu icon size reverted to 22.

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gusreis1989

9 years ago

Can you send me separated themes GTK files by e-mail? My e-mail is gusrejc at gmail dot com

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linobi

9 years ago

I just want to say this style is fantastic. It should be promoted to be *the* Linux theme, or at least the gnome theme. I mean, does not remind of any of osx, xp or vista (like many other linux styles arround), it stands on its own and it's greatly done! Few themes on linux have been that great. Just comes to my mind old KDE35 mosfet liquid and keramic.

Congrats!

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Faust2

9 years ago

Nice theme. I don't know if anybody has asked this before but light gray scroll bar option would be great. :)

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

Strangely no one has asked this before, i will see what i can do (it will probably take awhile).

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XxAndoxX

9 years ago

Hey i really like the pictures in the screenshot 1, do you mind if you share them with us???

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

I will be more than glad to provide you with a link :

http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/

Old games but unparalleled artwork.

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GnomeFanatic

9 years ago

The bug I reported with the scrollbars got fixed on the very same day as I reported it! The fix won't reach people until a bugfix release comes out.

However for fixing it so fast the LibreOffice devs are awesome!

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

That's great news :)!

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GnomeFanatic

9 years ago

Hey I reported that bug about the scrollbars!

It could take really long to get it fixed, so I might use Openoffice or Lotus Symphony again for a while as I don't wanna move from this theme.

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wolfykun

9 years ago

Mmm, what about Gentoo ebuild?..

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

Well, right now i don't have the time. Besides, there is nothing to compile so the need for an ebuild isn't that great imo.

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GnomeFanatic

9 years ago

I really hate bugging you again but there is a problem with LibreOffice.

The scrollbars look really ugly with it.

http://www.photofiltre-lx.org/libreoffice-bug.png

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

That's a LibreOffice bug, i am aware of it but i can't fix it. Report it to the LibreOffice devs. How they managed to make the gtk emulation even worse than it was with OpenOffice is beyond me :P.

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elmigueluno

9 years ago

Hi,

Look at this, happened when light gtk theme of JDownlader is selected.

http://www.4shared.com/photo/TRCwPWcd/jdownloader-appmenu.html

Thanks.

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

This is a bug with Java (Swing). It uses a GtkMenu instead of a GtkMenuBar, so when you use darks menus the menubar text is of java apps is light colored (the same color the dark menus use for the menu items text). Unfortunately i can do nothing about it.

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Bohous

9 years ago

Hi, thank you for your perfect work.

It has a small bug in title and alt html attributes:http://www.jpeg.cz/images/121_bad.png
Here is it correct: http://www.jpeg.cz/images/282_correct.png

This is only on Iceweasel 3.6.13, in Ubuntu on the same version of Firefox it works OK.

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ooo999

9 years ago

There is a bug with ViewModeButton(right) in Nautilus Elementary.

If you hide MenuBar you can see rectangle around ViewModeButton, also you could repeat bug just moving this button in another position.


Great theme. Thank You.

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ooo999

9 years ago

But on your screen shots all is OK: no MenuBar, no noisy rectangle. Did you use globalmenu for this?

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

Fire Up Orta Settings Manager and go to the Nautilus page. Select style for Nautilus Elementary, press save and reload the theme.

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ooo999

9 years ago

Thank you very much!

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afgomez84

9 years ago

Great work ... pidgin, gnumeric and turpial ¿bug?

Pidgin: focused tabs on IM windows are unreadable
http://i.imgur.com/ibVKF.png

Gnumeric: tabs on spreadsheets are colored over the theme tab-style
http://i.imgur.com/L7smH.png

Turpial: update windows present some issues
http://i.imgur.com/nilHP.png

Again, great job

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SkiesOfAzel

9 years ago

The pidgin issue is a known bug with pidgin itself, it uses the same text color for normal and active tabs. You could try using the light or smooth tabs which work fine with it. As for gnumeric, it has this bug with every pixmap theme there is, and i can't fix it (i've tried).

The issues with Turpial are caused by the fact that GtkDrawingArea is drawing its own background instead of following the gradient. This i might be able to fix in a future update.

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GnomeFanatic

9 years ago

I love you! :D Thanks for the new release and all the fixes.

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Vortex0965

9 years ago

Hi,how could I change the size of the menu icons?16x16 is really too small for my 26" monitor....^^

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Vortex0965

9 years ago

Hi,how could I change the size of the menu icons?16x16 is really too small for my 26" monitor....^^

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9 years ago

Fixes:

- Synaptic fix for gtk2-engines-pixbuf version 2.20 and older.

- Main menu icon size reverted to 22.

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