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Nov 15 2011
In LibreOffice, selected menu titles take the wrong color from gtkrc and are colored white. I get many comments about this issue. For reference, a bug report has been filed here: (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38038). - Nov 16 2011
A white line separated LibreOffice's menubar and toolbar when using Aldabra 3.2.1. Aldabra 3.2.2 makes this white line go away. Selected menu titles are still white, as the LibreOffice bug has not been fixed and I still haven't found a workaround. Sorry for the confusion. - Nov 16 2011
1. I don't currently have Exaile installed, but I will try to install and test when I have time.
2. When I removed border_shades from the menu_items, the menu titles (eg. "File", "Edit", "View", "Help") becamed outlined (ie. not borderless). I can post a screenshot if you'd like. I'm using murrine 0.98.1.1-2.fc15 from the Fedora 16 repositories.
3. Menu separators are back in the latest version (Aldabra 3.2.2). They disappeared before because I lowered contrast to achieve borderless menus.
4. Scrollbars are based on pixmaps from GNOME 3.0. It may be time for me to make new images.
5. I'll look into this.

There are a few comments regarding LibreOffice menu titles at the bottom of page two (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=142247&forumpage=1). It is a bug that was introduced in LibreOffice 3.4, and not something I have been able to work around. If anyone know a fix, it would be greatly appreciated! - Nov 15 2011
1. I don't currently have Exaile installed, but I will try to install and test when I have time.
2. When I removed border_shades from the menu_items, the menu titles (eg. "File", "Edit", "View", "Help") becamed outlined (ie. not borderless). I can post a screenshot if you'd like. I'm using murrine 0.98.1.1-2.fc15 from the Fedora 16 repositories.
3. Menu separators are back in the latest version (Aldabra 3.2.2). They disappeared before because I lowered contrast to achieve borderless menus.
4. Scrollbars are based on pixmaps from GNOME 3.0. It may be time for me to make new images.
5. I'll look into this.

There are a few comments regarding LibreOffice menu titles at the bottom of page two (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=142247&forumpage=1). It is a bug that was introduced in LibreOffice 3.4, and not something I have been able to work around. If anyone know a fix, it would be greatly appreciated! - Nov 15 2011
Yes, there are a few comments about this same issue at the bottom of page two (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=142247&forumpage=1). It is a bug that was introduced in LibreOffice 3.4, and not something I have been able to work around. If anyone know a fix, it would be greatly appreciated! - Nov 15 2011
Yes, there are a few comments about this same issue at the bottom of page two (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=142247&forumpage=1). It is a bug that was introduced in LibreOffice 3.4, and not something I have been able to work around. If anyone know a fix, it would be greatly appreciated! - Nov 15 2011
Thanks for the feedback. The latest version (Aldabra 3.2.2) removes the low contrast menu hack and uses menustyle = 3. Menu separators are visible again (as is the faint gray gradient). What do you mean by "small border around the menu items"? - Nov 15 2011
Try modifying the "border-radius" property. For example, "border-radius: 4;". - Nov 07 2011
I downloaded GregKNicholson's version of Aldabra from MediaFire (http://www.mediafire.com/?2z4omrh1rsjbn22), deleted my version of Aldabra from /usr/share/themes, extracted his and put his in /usr/share/themes. I opened GNOME Tweak Tool and changed the GTK theme to High Contrast and back to Aldabra (to reload the theme). I opened AbiWord and clicked on the File menu, and there was a gray gradient in the menu. I took a screenshot and drew a red circle around the gray gradient: (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45326422/screenshot.png).

Which version of the Murrine engine do you have installed? I'm using version 0.98.1.1-2.fc15 from the Fedora 16 repos. - Nov 07 2011
I'm not sure if it's possible to theme combo boxes that way, because LibreOffice isn't actually using GTK2, but is only emulating its appearance. I'll look into the issue though. Thanks for using Aldabra! - Nov 07 2011
I just uploaded a new version of Aldabra incorporating many of your changes, crediting you in the NEWS file and in the Changelog on this site. Thank you for all of your work.

For now, I will continue to bundle Adwaita's Background, Metacity, and GTK3 theme with Aldabra. I know that some people use Aldabra in GNOME 2 environments, where the Adwaita theme is not likely installed, thus I am hesitant to depend on it via a symbolic link.

Also, there is an issue with the borderless menus. I worked around the issue by changing the menustyle to 2 (line 105) and by changing the contrast of the menu style to 0.0 (line 302).

With those changes, menus appear borderless, but menu separators disappear. If I set menustyle to 3 (line 105) and delete line 302, then menus are borderless but also have a grey blob gradient. Any ideas? - Nov 05 2011
Thank you very much for your work. I incorporated a number of your modifications into Aldabra 3.2.1, and credited you in the NEWS file and in the Changelog on this site.

Regarding the selected menu item keyboard shortcut text, I don't think that it's possible to theme that separately from the selected menu item text in GTK2. I could be wrong. - Nov 05 2011
Yes, sorry. I'm should have an updated version posted by tomorrow. Does GregKNicholson's version incorporate all of your changes as well, or are there two sets of changes I need to merge? - Nov 05 2011
Thank you very much for your work! I'm very sorry that I've neglected this theme recently, but it's great to know that people are still interested in it. I've installed GNOME 3.2, and I'll try to look through your updates this weekend. If you don't mind, could I integrate the changes into a new release of Aldabra? I'd also improve Firefox tabs, something I did locally but never uploaded. - Oct 14 2011
Thank you for packaging Aldabra. I appreciate your work! - Jun 22 2011
I believe (based on comments here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1772074&page=7) that those artifacts are caused by a bug in older versions of metacity:

"I'm using ubuntu 10.04 and a bug I have are anoying circles over the minimize, close and 'menu' in the upper corners of the window borders"

"That's because you're using an old version of metacity. I don't know if the latest one in the 2.x branch works better, but it probably does. The theme was only tested with metacity 3." - Jun 22 2011
I believe (based on comments here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1772074&page=7) that those artifacts are caused by a bug in older versions of metacity:

"I'm using ubuntu 10.04 and a bug I have are anoying circles over the minimize, close and 'menu' in the upper corners of the window borders"

"That's because you're using an old version of metacity. I don't know if the latest one in the 2.x branch works better, but it probably does. The theme was only tested with metacity 3." - Jun 22 2011
Could you repost the image links? I can't seem to view them.

Which application(s) gave you problems? - Jun 18 2011
Fixed in version 0.7.5. - Jun 15 2011
You're welcome; I'm glad you appreciate it! - Jun 06 2011
The newest version (0.7.4) should fix the scrollbar "invalid borders" error. - Jun 06 2011
I installed LibreOffice 3.3 and menubar/menuitem colors were correct. I installed LibreOffice 3.4 and selected menubar items were colored white. I spent a good bit of time editing the gtkrc trying to fix that coloring without breaking coloring everywhere else, but I didn't find a solution and eventually gave up. Please let me know if you find a theme that has seperate colors for selected menubar items and selected menuitems in LibreOffice 3.4, and I'll update Aldabra. - Jun 06 2011
Thank you for the support!

I asked about this on #gnome-design, and jimmac explained that the Clearlooks (GTK2) engine would be updated eventually to draw widgets more like Adwaita. That's a cleaner solution overall. - Jun 06 2011
Thank you for packaging Aldabra. I appreciate it. - Jun 04 2011
Thank you for the positive feedback! - Jun 04 2011
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. - Jun 04 2011
@inckie Thanks for the excellent work! Firefox looks great now. I am using Cantarell Regular 10 with a 0.9 Text Scaling Factor and have no alignment problems with your latest version.

@leecon Button highlights are wrong in all of Aldabra, not just Firefox. Once buttons are fixed in gtkrc, Firefox buttons _should_ display correctly without modifications to userChrome.css. - Jun 04 2011
Great work combining the two styles, thanks! Some minor padding/size/margin tweaks: http://pastebin.com/TxtGMFpj

I took several screenshots and compared Firefox and Epiphany to align the various elements. Firefox is nearly pixel-pefect now. Do you know a way to make the border around #urlbar and .searchbar-textbox darker to match GtkEntry borders? Also, is there a way to disable access keys/mnemonic keys? - Jun 03 2011
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. - Jun 02 2011
It's really nice! Tab backgrounds are plain in other applications, so I'm not sure if the toolbar background should be used there. I like the gradient in #nav-bar, though.

I also noticed the two issues you mentioned, but I'm haven't found a fix yet. Adding a border-bottom to #TabsToolbar will draw a line under all tabs, but this is suboptimal, since the active tab should not be underlined.

I incorporated the corrected margins into another tabs-on-bottom design: http://pastebin.com/ATd9cfgb Thanks again for your excellent work! - Jun 02 2011
Nice work! Is there a way to specify #nav-bar for different tab positions (ie. tabs on top, tabs on bottom)? I made a userChrome.css based on yours designed for tabs on bottom (http://pastebin.com/CvPXTQNF), but I'd like to have one file that can do both, if possible. Thanks for great work! - Jun 02 2011
To make scrollbars more narrow in GTK2, adjust GtkScrollbar::slider_width and GtkScrollbar::stepper_size. I'm not sure yet about GTK3.

Aurora and Equinox are both very nice engines, but I would prefer to keep the number of engine dependencies to a minimum. The Moblin Netbook engine is also similar to Adwaita. - Jun 02 2011
Thank you. I'll look into it. - Jun 01 2011
The buttons are on my to do list, thanks!

I'll post later about resizing scrollbars. I've been busy, sorry its taken me so long to reply. - Jun 01 2011
I do not have Ubuntu installed right now, so I haven't tested Aldabra with Unity. I would be curious to know if it works.

To install Aldabra, open a terminal and type "sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf". Press enter and the required engines will be installed. Next, untar Aldabra to either $HOME/.themes or /usr/share/themes. Then, open gnome-appearance-properties (GNOME 2) or gnome-tweak-tool (GNOME 3) and select the "Aldabra" theme. That should do it. Please let me know if it still doesn't work. - Jun 01 2011
The newest version (0.6.2) includes a fix for the gvim scrollbar. The width is not right because it is hardcoded in gvim (http://vim.1045645.n5.nabble.com/GTK-scrollbar-width-setting-with-X11-td1208194.html), but the steppers are not chopped off anymore. - Jun 01 2011
I'll look into it. Thanks for the support! - Jun 01 2011
A new version of the Firefox userChrome.css is available here (http://pastebin.com/znJTpuHm). I added the Adwaita toolbar background but still haven't figured out how to fix the overlapping tabs. - Jun 01 2011
Ok, I worked on Firefox tabs a bit. For a more native look, unselect "Tabs on Top" in Firefox. Then, create a userChrome.css file in $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/[profile].default/chrome. Paste this (http://pastebin.com/HEqfuyCi) into the userChrome.css file and restart Firefox.

The active tab is overlapped on the right, I'm still working on that. - May 31 2011
Ok, I worked on Firefox tabs a bit. For a more native look, unselect "Tabs on Top" in Firefox. Then, create a userChrome.css file in $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/[profile].default/chrome. Paste this (http://pastebin.com/HEqfuyCi) into the userChrome.css file and restart Firefox.

The active tab is overlapped on the right, I'm still working on that. - May 31 2011
You're welcome, I'm glad you appreciate it! I fixed Firefox menubar text in the latest version. I will look at tabs, but I'm not sure what I can do yet. Thank you for the feedback. - May 31 2011