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David Rankin Nacogdoches, United States of America
Beryl/Emerald Themes
Wallpaper Other
Plasma Color Schemes
KDM3 Themes
Fluxbox Themes
Gedit Color Schemes
KDE 3.x Splash Screens
Wallpapers elementary
Wallpapers Gnome

Beryl/Emerald Themes 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 01 2010
On 05/30/2011 01:30 AM, wrote:
> Hello David Rankin,
> znovotny has posted a new comment for the content
> 'dcrRedSatinGold' on
> --
> Title bar text thicker?
> I love this color scheme (and the black and blue
> ones too) but I can't help but think that for some
> reason, the title bar font looks a bit thicker
> than when I use a different color scheme. It's no
> big deal really, but I've been wondering what the
> reason could be. :)

My only guess is this:

You may have to adjust the \'gold\' colors in the theme to have it look gold on your monitor. I have noticed that there is wide variance between how monitors display colors to just tweak it a bit if needed.

The titlebar font is Stonehenge that you can download from my deviantART page:

*there are a few more emerald themes there as well.

You may need to change the titlebar font or download and install the stonehenge font from my deviantart site above. - May 30 2011

To install use the 'import' function of emerald-theme-manager not compiz config setting manager. The manual install steps are fine. Enjoy. - Jul 01 2010
I forgot to mention above, the non-action buttons like help, are red in color to distinguish them. If you would prefer gold only, just open the emerald-theme-manager and choose the theme then -> edit theme-> buttons and simply replace the help button with the close button. (just select the close button from the menu button file-open dialog and you are done... - Jul 01 2010
SmartDark GTK

GTK2 Themes 4 comments

Score 53.6%
Oct 01 2010
Please locate a download service that does not have a 60 second timeout before offering the download. Thanks. - Oct 01 2010

Full Icon Themes 70 comments

by frag
Score 74.4%
Jan 25 2014
Iceglass has always been one of my favorite themes. I have used it both with kde3 and kde4 successfully in the past. Do you know if it will still work with kde3 or does it need to be remade to install in kde3? - Sep 12 2010
WDT - Web Developer Tools

Various Gnome Stuff 122 comments

Score 70.7%
Jul 07 2011

Thank you for providing the AUR link. There are not too many fellow Archers on (yet) and this is one of the first AUR links I can recall posted. Thanks.

A quick download of the AUR tarball, extract, cd && 'makepkg -s', done :p

For those that haven't tried Arch Linux yet, all I can say is WOW!, you guys are missing out on one super true Linux distro. I say 'true' Linux distro because Arch has no corporate master. It is a true open-source distro with some of the best devs out there. It is also a 'rolling-release' distro, meaning that you are never forced to upgrade to a new version. Each time you do a normal update, you update to the latest version. No more having your release go out of date. While Arch is fairly simple to install, it doesn't come with training wheel, no fancy gui installer, just a simple text mode installer and an excellent wiki (one of the only useful ones I've see) and mailing list if you need it. Not to mention, Arch packages are usually 1-2 minor versions fresher than your major distros. (often packages are available less than 24 hours after being released upstream)

Thanks again for the AUR link and I couldn't resist the plug ;-)

- Sep 11 2010
Blue Gnome Nova

Wallpapers Gnome 4 comments

Score 46.0%
Feb 21 2011
Just Grabbed the 1.2 version and it looks great!

That's the way open-source should work "start with a great idea, and let the community help make it better"

Great job on the wallpaper. - Aug 31 2010
I like the wallpaper, but it was a bit bright to look at so I did a mod where I took white to alpha and dropped in a blue that matched the divider instead. Take a look:

You can grab it and tweak it to your liking and re-release it. It's just a bit easier on the eyes. I won't post it on gnome look as a mod if you want to post it as one of yours (saves me time :-) - Aug 27 2010

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 46.0%
Aug 27 2010
Reminds me of a recent concert that occurred in Russia by a band of the same name as a plane shot down May 1, 1960 over the eastern side of the Ural mountain range piloted by Gary Francis Powers.

The barriers are falling -- perhaps. - Aug 27 2010

Enlightenment Themes 6 comments

Score 63.8%
Apr 12 2013
I just set up another E17 desktop on Arch. This was the first theme I chose and it was a fantastic addition to the desktop. Thanks for your tireless work. - Aug 17 2010

Wallpaper Other 7 comments

Score 76.7%
Aug 13 2010
It's a keeper - great job. - Aug 14 2010

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 07 2010
Ah -- Sorry about the name. The "i-pLasma" was the name of the prior ksplash theme where the *icons* came from. Now if you look closely at the background you will notice a few very significant differences. This background cannot simply be scaled for a native 1440x900 and I wasn't in to the cyan of the original. For the history on the background, see:

Really --> i-pLasma :)

18:14 alchemy:~/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/Themes/i-pLasma> cat Theme.rc
[KSplash Theme: i-pLasma]
Name = i-pLasma
Description = i pLasma splash
Version = 0.2
Author = Qbashi design <>
Engine = Moodin
- Aug 09 2010

Beryl/Emerald Themes 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 04 2010
i should do that soon :-/

Yes, yes you should :p

It is probably the other best outlet for your stuff aside from (here)

- Aug 09 2010

I also put out a slightly lighter framed version on deviantart. Go take a look:

I like both, but some may like the lighter focused frame. It provides a bit more contrast between the focused/unfocused windows. When it gets to the point of finalization, I'll shoot you a note. I'll look for your account on deviantart. - Aug 04 2010

You have the new version for the corners, etc.. For some reason kde-look had the 'original'. So I posted the updated version here at kde-look. The only changes kde-look has that you don't have is a few new buttons for help, shade, stick and on-top and the un.... counterparts (just drew the ?, circles and arrows over the buttons). Grab the latest buttons file here:

one cool concept developed :-) - Aug 04 2010

Various Gnome Stuff 7 comments

Score 46.0%
Jul 30 2010
Most numb-skulls just post the picture and forget to direct the users to the individual resources of the desktop, wallpaper, gtk theme, etc..

Good Job -- Thanks. - Jul 30 2010

Metacity Themes 14 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 24 2010

Pull the new version:

Read the changelog for 0.2, it explains a bit about the rounded corner challenge in emerald. Basically, the gradients for the top and sides run in opposite directions making the corner transition a challenge. - Jul 29 2010
I see what you are talking about. This occurs when using a pixmap theme ..and.. using 'Round Corners' in Edit Theme -> Frame Engine -> (click on the pixmap 2.0 button) -> Frame (under the pixmap button) and set the corner rounding to 1 or 0 (I think it is 3.2 right now)

We will have to rework the corner pixmaps to get the rounding correct. I'll do that in the next few days.

You probably see the line due to you using a lighter theme. Just the opposite to what happened with the metacity theme. - Jul 29 2010

I used a blue & yellow for max and min. If you would like to put out an eXtrude emerald theme that has the colors exactly like your metacity theme, I have theme in my buttons file:

** Note: for the minimize button, don't forget to turn on the:

Bkg - Gradient Minimize

layer to provide the left border for the button. For the max button, only the color you want and the:

Bkg - Gradient

layer should be active so the button frame does not have a left/right border.

- Jul 28 2010

I did the emerald theme, and it came out really well. (I think) Take a look. it is posted under dcrExtrude with full attribution given to you for you original creation.

About the corners, here is what I see with the theme:

it looks like the corners don't come together completely. Maybe that is just an issue on dark backgrounds. No biggie. Thanks for doing eXtrude. - Jul 28 2010

The only tiny 'nit' I can find is how the bottom and side frames come together at the corners. They leave just a little notch of black in between. I plan on doing an emerald theme for exclude and I'll do bottom left/right pixmaps. I'll send you a message when I've got it done (giving you full credit of course) so you can see if you want to tweak the corners in the metacity theme.

Still - one of the best themes I've seen in a while -- and your first!

My other favorites are Aeternum, DarkDream,AfterMidnight, AnimaNera, BlackBird, BlackRain (darkside port by MK64) and a few more in the minimalist black category.

If you don't have a deviantart account, you might consider one. That is another good portal for your themes. You can take a look at my gallery:

and a few others

These last guys do really good work. Enjoy. - Jul 27 2010
This is a great metacity theme. Unique. Closest thing I can recall it being similar to is DarkDream, but that has the button against the top edge of the titlebar. I like it! - Jul 27 2010

Nautilus Scripts 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 29 2010
Seeing somebody charge for a free app leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Especially when there is no assurance as to the identity of the author. Why charge gnome users when it is available for free at:

?? - Jul 28 2010

Fonts 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 11 2010

Thanks for your interest. I just posted the font -- I didn't make it. Perhaps google might help find the original author. Good luck :-) - Jul 28 2010

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 58.0%
Jul 23 2010
When in the course of desktop event one finds an exceptional wallpaper, it becomes necessary to download, install, admire and say -- thanks :p - Jul 24 2010

GnoMenu Skins 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 22 2010

I notices several of your gnome-look gnomenu buttons have no preview. May want to check it out... - Jul 22 2010
(Solar) Eclipse Splash Screen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 12 2007
I get is it. It is a:

Solar "Eclipse Splash"

not a

"Solar Eclipse" Splash

It does look cool.. - Jul 21 2010

I expected a ksplash theme not just a picture of one. On download all I get is:


Is that right? - Jul 21 2010

GnoMenu Skins 2 comments

Score 50.0%
May 08 2010

I like the theme, but the large transparent areas at the top of the menu cause the menu to close before you reach the apps. Somehow that needs to be fixed. Otherwise it looks good. Make sure it defaults to favorites -- that makes a theme much more useable. - Jul 17 2010
Ultimate Edition Black Wallpaper

Wallpaper Other 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 16 2010
Thanks :p - Jul 17 2010
Great, Thanks!

I have to continually remind myself to do that as well. Sometimes, I even get requests for the gimp files as well and I'm happy to post them. If you are into gnome/linux art, then add the following to you checklist:

My meager gallery:

Galleries of true masters:


- Jul 16 2010
I love the wallpaper and I would like to have a copy without the UE as well. Any chance you could post the blank? - Jul 16 2010
Win2-7 Pack

Full Icon Themes 1742 comments

Score 76.7%
Aug 23 2017
Oh yes, the first download was corrupt. It had 483 fewer files than the second download attempt. Dunno why the first one got corrupted, but the second download worked fine. Looks good. Maybe try 'MediaFire' as the host next time. I've never had problems there. - Jul 16 2010
Just FYI, the download from hotfile of 5.6 was corrupt. The errors encountered were:

unlzma ../Win2-7Pack_v5.6_Multilang_Aero_MD5\:740aff080b55abcfb9b7e5a3b658331d.tar.lzma
unlzma: ../Win2-7Pack_v5.6_Multilang_Aero_MD5:740aff080b55abcfb9b7e5a3b658331d.tar.lzma: Compressed data is corrupt

I have the latest xzutils installed, so that wasn't the issue. unlzma did not like the archive. file-roller didn't like it. Ark told me is was corrupt, but did go ahead and expand the file into what looks like a good directory tree. I'm just not sure of all of the contents.

I'll work on it some more, but you might want to check the upload. Looks like a killer theme -- thanks. - Jul 16 2010

GTK2 Themes 15 comments

Score 46.0%
Jul 15 2010
This is one of the coolest GTK themes I have ever seen. I love the deep and dark (I guess pixmaps) used for the window elements and buttons.

Great Job!

I paired it with the Aeternum metacity theme and LaGaDesk-BlueNight icons and it is a work of Art:

Screenshot (~260k):

- Jul 14 2010
I have a

Wallpaper Other 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 14 2010
I don't use Ubuntu, but I don't dislike it. From what I can tell it is a really solid distro...

You may be picking up on some of this:

I think from a wallpaper standpoint, it's nice to post 'blanks' along with the Ubuntu walls for people who like your work, but don't necessarily want to advertise for Ubuntu all the time.

Across all the distros people here use, I don't think there are any good/bad liked/hated distros. People use the good ones, the rest fall by the wayside. (A bit of technical natural selection if you will :-)
- Jul 13 2010
dcrAeternum Emerald

Beryl/Emerald Themes 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Jul 11 2010
For those who dunn the theme, it would be nice if you left a comment so I would know what it is you don't like or if the problem is just your inability to find and load the correct titlebar font so the theme looks right....

If you just dunn it without more, that does nothing to help improve it ;-) - Jul 11 2010

Beryl/Emerald Themes 2 comments

by nen
Score 50.0%
Jul 11 2010
I like the theme and buttons. Have you ever thought about a blue or gold highlight for the active buttons? If I get time I'll do a set and post them for you. Thanks for the theme! - Jul 11 2010
Ultimate Edition 2.8 Theme Final

GTK2 Themes 9 comments

Score 53.8%
Dec 11 2010
I have always like compiz shots. The cylinder is by far the best deformation. For a bit of spice, add the 'Photowheel' plug-in with 4-5 images roughly 500x500 is resolution. Then you will have a completed screenshot with 4-5 more faces for your best graphics.

- Jul 06 2010
Stop Messing Around!

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 03 2010
I like you wallpaper and I would really get a blank background. That is a great diagonal pattern. Could you post it, or post a link to it. Thanks. - Jul 03 2010
Classy folders

Full Icon Themes 6 comments

by Naf71
Score 50.0%
Jun 25 2010
Looks like mediafire lost your black-grey icon set. All the others are just fine. Check the link:


Both give 301 Moved errors - Jun 25 2010

Cursors 2 comments

by KuduK
Score 63.3%
Jun 21 2010
Great job with the theme. Finally somebody created a quality theme with a quality I-beam that can be seen on dark or light backgrounds. The only tweak it needs is to get rid of the animation on the precision pointer. It is impossible to try and choose a single pixel or line when the cursor is flashing like a vegas sign.

Do you have the source? If so, it would be nice to have so tweaks like that can be made.

Again - great theme. - Jun 22 2010

KDM3 Themes 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 22 2010
Just wanted to say thanks for posting a KDE3 version of the kdm theme. Seems like everyone has forgotten that KDE3 (or KDE Classic) is still the preference for many. Thanks again. - Jun 22 2010

GTK2 Themes 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 24 2010
I see this is a desktop screenshot instead of a gtk theme. Looks very cool. Same comment about bayimg though. MediaFire is the one I have found works the best. - Jun 22 2010
All you get is some baymag porn site with a png of your theme. Try mediafire. At least people will be able to download your theme there and not get porn banners on the side. - Jun 22 2010
BrushS Theme

GTK2 Themes 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 16 2010

I really like the brushed look, it reminds me of the E17 grey-woods theme. I have a couple of suggestions.

First, it would be great if the gtk theme supported color themes so you could adjust the colors.

Next, the brushed look in the metacity theme is great, but the buttons -- let's just say they didn't render very well on my box... If you want, I have a number of buttons that I have created and borrowed that you can pick and choose from if you want. Just go to Choose from either the round or square sets.

Just thinking, you might like the round/radialthinnerblue set. Example:

Here is a screenshot of brushS with one of my blue emerald theme as window decor:

Thanks for the neat theme. - Jun 16 2010

Metacity Themes 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 11 2010
Bullets? They look more like flat-head screws than bullets...

Nice either way :p
- Jun 11 2010
TerraNova GTK+ Engine (Fedora RPMs)

GTK2 Themes 3 comments

Score 53.3%
Nov 11 2010

I meant to ask for each of the new gtk-engines you posted as well. Thanks. - Jun 09 2010

Could you post the source rpm. I'd like to take a look at the spec and modify it for suse. Thanks :p - Jun 09 2010

Cursors 53 comments

by KuduK
Score 75.1%
Jun 28 2011
Love it!,

And so will all the user of dark themes. It has needed it for so long, I'm glad to see it finally happen. Thanks! - Jun 02 2010

GTK2 Themes
by untouchable89

Score 46.0%
Jul 14 2010