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firebrand

Rob B. , United Kingdom
New round of enhancements currently WIP:-
+Borders and UI surfaces (incl. child instances) will soon be utilizing
independent focused and backdrop colour states. Occasional apps won't
necessarily support this (or have bugs) even in GTK3.
GTK2 will be modified as best as possible to blend in.
+New funky companion theme variations will be included on next upload.
These will have colour accented borders for the focused state giving a 'Tron'
like appearance. Also, the theme background colour (not backdrop) will have a low level colour infusion to the normally black background surfaces on the focused window only (except for the Xfce desktop panels etc). Quite striking, not necessarily to all tastes. ;)
Summary:- Enhanced focus windows for existing theme. Additional themes twist added for fun. Also any little fixes/adjustments along the way.
ETA: As and when ever. :> - Oct 05 2020
Working (hard) towards replacement of the pulled update.
LibreOffice 7 threw a spanner in the works (intolerant to scrolled window margin changes). Progressing steadily... - Sep 24 2020
I think I'm done now, lol. My backlit wireless keyboard only supports white LEDs, but I can see what you mean. ;)
I do wonder if it is possible for authors to notify previous downloaders of updates without spamming the public comments box. Just a thought...
Anyway, enjoy 'til next time (GTK4?) ! - May 12 2020
Ver 3.3 is now available. New addition to the pack: Plasma Ultra!
Other improvements also apply. Really hoping this is it until GTK4. - May 11 2020
You're welcome and thanks for the idea. ;)
Never really considered purple before now. As an aside (for anyone else curious),
I attempted a red version of the theme but found it impossible to maintain the
characteristic look of the hover/prelight pix images. So no further plans for that now. - May 10 2020
Plasma Ultra awaits. Enjoy. - May 10 2020
Thanks for your comments. :)
I have begun experimenting with the widget hue to see what works.
A quite deep (cardinal) purple nudging more towards Violet seems quite nice, but setting the brightness to get the best balance between effect and backlit readability of app buttons using black icon colouring is a consideration. I might tinker with a red option too..
In any case hue changes aren't always straightforward as weird artefacts can show. Stay tuned as they say. ;)
- May 07 2020
Okay, last of the 'lock down' efforts for now. Ver 3.2 uploaded. Ties up a few loose ends. Enjoy. - Apr 19 2020
Hi Bon,
You are correct I can confirm this. I also tried a number of other dark themes and the result is the same. The black text colour remains throughout any theme change selection. Themes tried were: Numix-BLACK-xxx, Marwaita Manjaro Dar, Arc-BLACK, black-MATE, Greybird Dark.
Additionally some the other parts of PoL look pretty awful to be honest.
If you can find a theme that changes that text colour let me know and I'll take a further look. PoL should make a more compliant GTK version I think. - Apr 17 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
There is now v3.1 available. Additional various small fixes/tweaks applied.
- Apr 16 2020
Thank you. There is now v3.1 available. Additional small fixes/tweaks applied. - Apr 16 2020
MISSED ON THIS RELEASE: FIX SOUGHT!
Unfortunately because I use the Thunar location bar in toolbar (not path bar) mode,
I didn't notice that the toggle feature at the end of the path bar mode is a horridly long
button that looks a bit silly when hovered over. Will upload again when this is resolved one way or another. ;) - Apr 07 2020
Thank you, enjoy! - Apr 07 2020
Found the problem. Gajim message entry bar is bizarrely being affected by the vertical scrollbar statement:- (summarised)
scrollbar.vertical slider { min-height: 100px;}
I reproduced this in another theme (Equinox) as well. This doesn't make any sense to happen like this, so I consider this a Gajim bug of some sort. Reducing the 100px to 10px solves the issue but results in tiny scrollbar sliders for everything else, so no fix will be applied.
Thanks for reporting though. :) Strange one indeed. - Jan 09 2018
You're right. Oddly though, if you select a standard theme like Adwaita and then go back to Plasma the problem disappears and entry looks normal size thereafter. I will try to find out... - Jan 09 2018
Update: New theme version available (file '2018-3'). - Jan 03 2018
Make sure you have latest file '2018-3'. - Jan 03 2018
Thanks! Need to fix above silly issues though..
Stay tuned. - Jan 03 2018
Info Update: Refactoring of the widget CSS file is ongoing. Code tidy ups, reordering and optimising (I'm still guessing on some bits) to improve notably:
Check and Radio items have been image adjusted for better consistency across all states. Also now work correctly when window is backdropped on desktop.
Notebook tabs have been implemented more correctly for borders and now have a backdrop desaturated active tab indication.
I have increased the backdrop text brightness slightly (as planned above).
Changes are subtle, but were invoked due to strange scrolling issue in Exaile music player (new beta GTK3). Hope to upload soon(ish), dependent on my observations. :) - Dec 07 2017
Unfortunately I don't have those files anymore.
GTK 3.2+ is supported from Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty) onwards, so unless you have good reason not to, consider upgrading. :) - Dec 07 2017
Addendum to the above: Not all applets are an issue.
System-load-monitor, Free-Space-Checker, Network-Monitor, Disk-Performance-Monitor have better border outline if tip above is used. - Nov 29 2017
Nice one. :)
Small tip. If you want better panel applet integration with the panel background, open panel preferences --> apperance --> background and select usr-> share-> themes-> Plasma Fire_> gtk-2.0-> Panel-> dark-bottom.png
HEADS-UP: I am starting to consider raising the text brightness a bit higher for backdrop windows so they can be read side by side with a focused window better but still discernible by state. Disabled text will remain as is.
Also, I'm considering having a gentle coloured all edges border around input text entry boxes to stand out better against button widgets. - Nov 29 2017
Welcome to the joy of dark themes. It is an eternal struggle. Dark against the light. This is the reality. You will have to delve into the world of CSS user styles to fight your good fight. I cannot help anymore now.
As an aside, your example photo (and URL) will show white text against that black background in those boxes. Just what I'd expect. For more options have a look here:- https://userstyles.org/
Dissect and modify. :)
- Oct 09 2017
Use this add-on to fix the input entry issue:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/text-contrast-for-dark-themes/?src=api

The sidebar works how I would expect it to. Black theme -> black sidebar.
Most of the time I am using css dark override via Stylish plugin anyway so..
Anyway, hope this helps. cheers. - Oct 09 2017
On my Ubuntu setup I installed Terminator but found no apparent issue as you describe. I use Xfce4-Terminal anyway, but they look the same regarding tabs, to me. - Jun 09 2017
Thank you. Theme owners are fickle beasts, always tweaking for that little extra evolution. :)
While I'm here, there is a small bug with the 'Fire' variant (I'll fix when additional changes are needed). When a window with a horizontal progress bar is backdropped (unfocused) it doesn't go from orange to monochrome as intended. Simply copy image file 'progressbar-backdrop-horiz.png' from either the blue or green variants into the 'Plasma Fire/gtk-3.0/darkelkements/' folder, over writing the existing one.
Enjoy. - Apr 05 2017
You're welcome to have a go yourself. ;)
I personally like the blinking. It is a key characteristic of the theme in my opinion. - Jan 07 2017
Of coarse, reported by phamtieugiao! (too much late night!) - Jan 04 2017
No problem. Thank you for reporting the issue :) - Jan 04 2017
Thanks for highlighting. This problem currently occurs with GTK3 but not GTK2 on my Debian Xfce system. I will try your suggestion and upload if successful. - Jan 03 2017
Thanks for your compliment. If a theme inspires you, sometimes you have to make a complimentary set from them. :DD - Jan 29 2015
Thanks for your reply. However, my post wasn't a title suggestion, just a observation of color versus description.
That said, alternative titles might be:
Clearlooks Quartz, Clearlooks Storm, etc.

Try web search for descriptions, colors etc and look at images for further ideas.

Good luck. - Dec 17 2014
No offence, but those screen shots don't fit the theme title at all. Grey would be more accurate. - Dec 17 2014
Oxygen Neon Colours

Cursors by 13x31 3 comments

Voted up. - Oct 31 2014
I can't help wonder if this series would look better without the black outline between the icon and halo...
At present, it seems weirdly jarring.
- Mar 15 2014
Thank you for the heads up. :)
Theme re-uploaded to new location. Please attempt the download again. - Mar 30 2013
The mountain

Mountains by mishatka 1 comment

Why do you keep spamming this site? You should zip your photos into a collection, minimizing a flood of postings. This behaviour makes the site look bad for genuine people browsing artwork.
- Mar 30 2013
Microzoa

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Yep, most unusual. Nice animations too. :) - Oct 05 2012
Gray Lit

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Thanks. Might convolve left side mist though.. :) - Sep 09 2012
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I had to increase all the 'title' xpm images from 1px to 5px width to work with Nvidia drivers.. - Sep 09 2012
Pulse Glass

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Well done. Nice, nice job.
Reminds me of pulsing navigation lights (aircraft). - Aug 05 2012
Debian Sentinel

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Debian certainly deserves more artwork. :-D - Dec 19 2011
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