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giampiero spezzano , Italy
BiSOFT-Xfce Graybird

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes by bisoft 16 comments

Hello bisoft,
after fiddling a little with the error messages and google... ended up finding this bug report:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-themes-standard/+bug/1052353

It looks like the GTK3 part is not a fault of yours.
Following the advice to "comment out all text-shadow & box-shadow lines".
Now loading a GTK3 app is quite and silent.
Appearance is a little affected, but still nice to see. (Fonts are thinner almost everywhere).

The 0 vs 0px thing does not looks like it applies to my version. Very mixed in all files from various themes but looks ok.

For the GTK2 error I ended up changing this line:
GtkWidget::new-tooltip-style = TRUE

with
GtkWidget::new-tooltip-style = 1

with no other side effect than muting the parsing error.

Hope the above can help
Ciao
Giampiero - Oct 17 2013
BiSOFT-Xfce Graybird

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes by bisoft 16 comments

Hello bisoft,
still using your theme with satisfaction.
Got to see these messages while chasing for a strange, intermittent, skype popup malfunction: become transparent.

When gtk2 or gtk3 apps are run from the console I can see these messages are created when hoovering over the "open file" list.
To be precise this happens when a "tooltip" must appear with additional info on the file.
The tooltip appears, indeed. The error message on the command line too.

Not sure these are really the cause of the intermittent skype malfunction, but alas...

Please note that before writing down this heads up I used all the precaution you already pointed out: "cleaned out" the theme and used all the intended pieces of your release.

Thank you in advance for any comment or hint you may like to share
Giampiero

(Gtk2)
giampiero@nblgspezzano ~/ $ diffuse
Gtk-Message: (for origin information, set GTK_DEBUG): failed to retrieve property `GtkWidget::new-tooltip-style' of type `gboolean' from rc file value "((GString*) 0x949d000)" of type `GString'

(Gtk3)
giampiero@nblgspezzano ~/ $ gedit
(gedit:11088): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:94:18: Horizontal and vertical offsets are required
- Oct 16 2013
BiSOFT-Xfce Graybird

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes by bisoft 16 comments

Hello,
I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.

These lines:
>It's as dark as it needs to be,all applications look consistent.

>I dislike too bright combinations, but on the other hands dark themes often hide problems on the long run with web pages or applications.

Must read: your them is exactly on the sweet spot. At least for my likings.
So far I had no problems at all while using it.

Did try to use darker themes in the past, but sooner than later I got into trouble somewhere.
It clearly looks to me that this is not the case.

Thanks for the hint about "cleaning up" the themes. I too noticed that changing many, things may become messy.

BTW, scrollbars I have here do look exactly like your screenshots.
Except skype which does create a nice combination you may want to look at:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3080375/Misc/Skype-vs-normal-scrollbars.png

But please, do not consider this like criticism, I understand what your theme aims at. ;-)

Again thanks for your hard work and the answer you gave me.

Ciao
Giampiero - Sep 25 2013
BiSOFT-Xfce Graybird

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes by bisoft 16 comments

Actually I'm not into mac appearance on linux.
But this theme when used together with Siki-Brave window manager (or even the "default" one on Mint13) makes a truly killer combination.

It's as dark as it needs to be,all applications look consistent.

I dislike too bright combinations, but on the other hands dark themes often hide problems on the long run with web pages or applications.

So this is truly an eye candy for me.

I'd prefer to have the arrows on scrollbars back, but I understand it's because of the mac thing.

Any chance that you will make a variant?

Thank you for the great work.

Giampiero - Sep 24 2013