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solidity gtk3 engine

GTK3 Themes 47 comments

Score 72.6%
Feb 27 2012
Got it running by downgrading libxfixes3 1:5.0-2ubuntu1~natty1 (natty, now) -> 1:4.0.5-1ubuntu1 (natty) - Jun 02 2011
as written in the description, there is the solidity theme folder in the archive. - Jun 02 2011
That looks really nice. I was going to get this built in natty, but I guess this one is for... ?

Dependency errors:
depends on: libxcursor-dev, libxfixes-dev (>= 1:3.0.0-3), libxcomposite-dev (>= 1:0.2.0-3), libxdamage-dev (>= 1:1.0.1-3)

There is a chance of course that my sources are totally bungled. ;)

Too bad, I am so looking forwar to an alternative to the adwaita engine. - Jun 02 2011
Almost -Elementary (experiment)

GTK3 Themes 4 comments

Score 66.4%
Jun 02 2011
Heh, thanks. For "good work" I guess I should have traced at least the sources what code snippet is from whom instead of just uploading something hacked/patched/pasted together.

I'm shure there are other people out there using gnome-shell on natty (or some other distribution without available alpha(?) gtk3 engines on it) who still want their gtk2 and gtk3 apps at least matching.

And I just think that "made of easy" and gnome-shell kindof go well together. - Jun 01 2011
Oh I checked that, just since there is no natty version of that seemingly required engine, I just cooked this up for the time being.

As I said: I'm really looking forward to what the pro does. For now this patchwork does allright, don't you think? Plus it works on natty+gnome-shell repos without any more hassle.

But I'll definately keep my eyes on the egkt launchpad. ;) - Jun 01 2011

GTK2 Themes 11 comments

Score 66.5%
Dec 11 2010
Could you please tell me what font you are using, because the limit should be about 8.

I am using Arimo Bold 9 for the titlebar right now: no cropping. Even with 8 it still works well. Ubuntu 9 works fine, too.

- Dec 16 2010

I myself prefer the firefox 4 beta, to be honest. Something about chromium or google-chrome just doesn't feel right for me.

I like the theme. Usually, if I do use chromeium, I have it set to "use gtk+ theme and colors" and "use system title bar", but this would also do well. - Dec 11 2010
Hey cool. My theme on omg!

I know it's bright - it's called milk for a reason. But it works well with adjusted colors (right now I'm using #CCCCCC as background myself).

I did try to pay attention to those weird details like progress-bars looking properly, evolution working properly, tabs looking good and not having ugly selected backgrounds, buttons being good in apps, menu-bars, tool-bars, gimp and Firefox, ...

If you have advice for improvements, please let me know. Focus is on keeping it smooth and consistent throughout the applications.

One thing I haven't manged to get working as I'd like:
I'd love to get the single-line-entry fields to look like the breadcrumb-bar. Right now I haven't gotten around the background of them being drawn above the background pixmaps (ugly white box over them). So if you know this specific problem, please drop me a line. - Dec 10 2010
Hm, strange - works for me (just downloaded it and extracted it)

Using plain file-roller on plain maverick.

Try downloading it again, maybe?

I'll put it on another mirror, too, in a second. - Nov 27 2010
Equinox GTK Engine

GTK2 Themes 257 comments

Score 71.4%
Apr 27 2011
I found the part in my theme. Don't even know if this is still relevant to anyone:

so sorry for the spam. - Nov 27 2010
Having the same Problem in the theme I am trying to make/modify. Thats how I found this entry really. - Nov 27 2010
eGtk Leopard

GTK2 Themes 33 comments

Score 68.5%
Nov 04 2010
I just used gimp to scale down the range-sliders to 15px all. looks a good bit better - especially in the gimp and other places where those sliders have a very limited amount of space. adjusted a couple of values too, but am not shure about the effects. *shrugs* One step closer to perfection. :D - Nov 07 2010
style "theme-notebook" = "theme-default"
bg[NORMAL] = shade (1.05, @bg_color)
bg[ACTIVE] = shade (0.95, @bg_color)
bg[PRELIGHT] = shade (1.05, @bg_color)
bg[INSENSITIVE] = shade (1.05, @bg_color)
bg[SELECTED] = shade (1.05, @bg_color)

GtkNotebook::tab-overlap = -1
GtkNotebook::tab-curvature = 5
GtkNotebook::focus-line-width = 0
GtkNotebook::default-border = {10,10,10,10}
ythickness = 2
xthickness = 5

engine "murrine" {
roundness = 3

this is btw how I have the tabs now. I think thats pretty much the best possible. - Nov 07 2010
Glad you could use some of it.

Am still using the theme myself. Used to not like total conversions all that much, and I had a mac back in the days when they were still ppc.

Now using this theme, and cairo-dock and the indicator-appmenu I am actually very VERY happy with the way this gnome desktop mimics one of the nices (not the best! it has it's flaws) desktops there is.

I am very much thinking about ditching the appmenu again. But it seems to be the only way to get rid of the menubar in all apps (evolution has no option, gajim doesn't ...). But it's utter crap with the sloppy focus I so much like ever sind fvwm2 was "the new experimental shit!". :D

So: parts I do want to still improve:
The sliders on the ranges are a tad big for my taste. The buttons in firefox should not all use the hover effect (looks a tad stupid) and... well, everything else I am rather satisfied. Might convert it to a graphite set.

You sir, provided me with a perfect basis to macify my gnome! Thanks. - Nov 07 2010
#obviously adjust curvature to match "the other side" of the box.
style "theme-button-gedit" {
xthickness = 8
ythickness = 1
engine "equinox" {
curvature = 12.0
arrowsize = 0.1
buttonstyle = 1
contrast = 5.0

#to put further down in the config:
widget_class "*Gedit*Entry*<GtkButton>" style "theme-button-gedit"

- Nov 05 2010
You don't need to change your distribution to switch the desktop environment (gnome, xfce, kde). You can just install the another gui and choose it when loggin in to your computer. (I have never used mint)

In the zip you find two tar.gz files.
i.e. "eGtk Leopard.tar.gz"
These could be called "theme archives" and can usually be installed using the ui's theme manager.

Or you can just put the unpacked directory "eGtk Leopard" or any other theme in the directory "/home/youusername/.themes/" for personal use, or "/usr/share/themes/" for system wide use. The later will require you to sudo to copy to that directory.

I hope you can figure it out from here. - Nov 04 2010
Like the theme a lot. One nasty little bug tho: the "search dialog" of gedit has a combobox that is not done properly. But maybe the comboboxed get another update, eh?

I might actually try to fix this, if I get some time for it. I'll let you know if I get proper cbs.

thanks for the work - Nov 04 2010
Cadmium OSX

GTK2 Themes 9 comments

Score 57.1%
Nov 30 2010
May I suggest a few things:

Get the progressbars rounded and the radiobuttons colorfull. There are a few themes that have them, so you might want to look them up. - Nov 02 2010
Win2-7 Pack

Full Icon Themes 1742 comments

Score 76.7%
Aug 23 2017
Actually that is done rather easily:

Goto your Win2-7 Icon theme folder.
Find anything status related (i.e. the whole "status" folder).

Rename the folder/files to something like _folder (i.e. "_status"), so the icon-theme-system won't find the file in here.

Next edit the index.theme file in the icon theme's main directory and add the line:
in a new line after the "Name=Win2-7 5.8" (or whatever you currently have installed.)

Save this, go to the appearance properties -> theme -> adjust -> icons -> chose something else and back to win2-7 to apply this.

Now what this does is: If the theme-engine can't find an icon with the proper name within the theme, it will look in any theme this one inherits from. Defaulting back to gnome-standard-theme if none found at all.

It's pretty neat to mix an match themes. :) - Oct 24 2010
Yes, but I'm really really paranoid regarding automatic installers and I really like to 'handpick' the details.

Altho that makes me run into various problems, like the panel not doing it's thing properly... looks like the bg pixmap starts over at every app and the notification area... *weird* But I do prefer a single-top-panel anyways. I guess thats not your fault but my "do it yourself habbit" :D

But lots and lots and lots of nice material you provide :) - Jun 13 2010
I used this on a friend - took him quite a while to realize WHAT was going on, and why this version of Win7 was so different from his at home. :P Internetexplorer being firefox was a nono, tho. Got the real app icon out of extras, it's better now.

One thing that isn't done (you might want to look into when polishing once more):
chat-client status icons.
Especially the ones for pidgin (requires chaning of icons in system folders '/usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin/tray/highcolor/'). I do believe this is still the far more often used chatclient around.

Well, for myself I adopted quite a bit of your work into my 'elementary/win7 mix" (yes, blasphemy!) that I do not publish because it's all stolen. *g*

Keep up the very good and entertaining work! - Jun 13 2010

Full Icon Themes 594 comments

Score 85.4%
Sep 05 2017
And Gajim.

But this is one of my favorite iconthemes. I just love how complete it is! - Oct 21 2010

Various Gnome Theming 314 comments

Score 75.8%
Nov 15 2010
Well it should probably, but it does use the view-refresh.png.

What makes firefox look even better than that scaling I did:

cd ....../Macbuntu-Icons/actions/
cp gtk/media-playlist-repeat.png scalable/view-refresh.png

I'm not quite shure if this breaks anything else, but firefox... well:

I quite like it this way. - Oct 11 2010
I got the reload icon in firefox sized properly down by simply using gimp to scale: .icons/Macbuntu-Icons/actions/scalable/view-refresh.png to 96x96. Looks aaaaal great now. - Oct 11 2010
I really enjoy this. It's been a looong time since I used a mac (my broken - rip - powerbook G4 resides on the shelve behind me) and I really like it.
Well the GTK theme is not quite to my liking, I'm using something selfmade/assembled/collected/hacked. ;)

But the icon-theme is just wonderfully complete and matching.

Just one tiny issue I might want to take a look at, and you might as well: the reload page button in firefox does not get scaled to the correct proportions (too large?).

But honestly - this is a themepack I really enjoy. Many thanks to the authors! - Oct 11 2010
Ambiance: .gnomecc hack

GTK2 Themes 13 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 14 2010
He is NOT providing the color schemes, he has modified the Ambiance theme so the colors can be adjusted properly, and not just as poorly as in the original Ambiance.

Good Idea. - Aug 12 2010

GnoMenu Skins 14 comments

Score 47.5%
Jul 19 2012
Ah, wow, thanks. That option totally eluded me.

Thanks. - Jul 08 2010

I am not shure if this is even a theme issue, as it seems to be this way no matter what gtk theme or gnomenu theme I am using:

As you can see, the height for the highlighted entry is 'weird'.

Somehow it is neither centered nor is there any spacing. Can you confirm this? Should this work and look properly?

gnomenu version: 2.8.0-0~ppa1

Thanks. - Jul 07 2010

Full Icon Themes 17 comments

Score 58.6%
Oct 31 2012
Still a very amazing theme. One of my favorites overall - I switch a lot back and forth and this makes most it to the desktop many a time. - Jul 06 2010
Gnominus SVG

Full Icon Themes 83 comments

by mtax
Score 42.5%
Jun 16 2010
whats wrong with ubuntu?

Just another distro. *shrugs* - Jun 17 2010
Ambiance Thin

GTK2 Themes 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 09 2010
I do consider this a visual upgrade from the original. But here I am, I hardly ever resize my windows, and when I do it, its the middle button for me. ;)

Nice work and thanks for sharing. - Jun 12 2010
Meerkat alpha

Wallpapers Ubuntu 1 comment

Score 50.0%
May 28 2010
Little bit of smart and nice colors for my overall desktop theme .. well the one when I'm not using my elementary-mixup. :) - Jun 12 2010

GTK2 Themes 37 comments

Score 61.7%
Jul 20 2010
as replied on the ubuntu version of this page:

terminal -> where the archive is
tar -xzf *-Zuki.tar.gz; mv Zuki ~/.themes/ - Jun 11 2010
cheers mate - its beautifull.

You might want to include this in your archive:
(create a textfile called index.theme)

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Gtk 2.0 Zuki theme
Name[en_GB] Zuki
Name[en_US] Zuki
Name[de_DE] Zuki
Name[fr_FR] Zuki


- Jun 11 2010
open a terminal
navigate to the location of the archive and type:

tar -xzf *-Zuki.tar.gz; mv Zuki ~/.themes/

- Jun 11 2010
Ambiance Refined

GTK2 Themes 22 comments

Score 62.5%
Jun 21 2010
Well, don't "bump".

Good themes shine by being

a) recognized - I usually sort once by "newest" and once by "highest rated" if I look for something fresh.

b) maintained and bugfixed.

Bumping is something to do in gaming boards where everyone flames oneanother anyways and other low-netiquette areas of the internet. In any proper, quality surrounding visited by rather witted persons that like the content, this is looked really badly upon.

So don't think your theme sucks if you look at the rating, it doesn't actually.

You way of promoting however is a rude and very unpolite offence towards the visitors and the other artists/programmers.

So, word of advice: DONT BUMP. - Jun 11 2010
Hi there.

If you update the content, please, pretty please, start a versioning numbering and add a changelog, no matter how mini the change, it will show a) that you maintain this, and b) WHAT it is you are doing.

thanks. - Jun 11 2010

GTK2 Themes 90 comments

Score 76.0%
Jun 27 2010
I really like it, just one thing that I find distracting: the Buttons are a bit too elevated.

Might look even more consistent if they followed the style of the breadcrumbs elements.

You have highly beveled buttons, yet flat tabs, gradient menubar and sunken-border breadcrumbs and flat window-bar-buttons.

I know it's a matter of taste and I am 'just another griper' - but wanted to give some constructive critique instead of just stating the obvious: "One of the absolutely best gnome-themes around."

Thanks. - Jun 05 2010

DockbarX Themes 997 comments

by M7S
Score 84.0%
Jun 24 2014
Yes, I am aware of it being there for window buttons. But shading the window is just something to get it "out of sight" quickly, without having it minimize all the way to the bar or If I want to read something on another screen that is obstructed I might want to role up the obstructing window.

So going the slow way of group-button -> window button is... cumbersome? or more cumbersome as it would have to be.

Still - I love the app. love it! - Jun 05 2010
I really like this. Nice work.

About the only feature that I could imagine to mage this better is the ability to pick "roll up" or "shade window" or whatsitcalled as an action, as I am actually working with this. ;)

But it's great and definately worth using as it is.

Whats a comment without some "uh, but can it do..." kind of line, eh? - Jun 04 2010
elementary Empathy

Icon Sub-Sets 25 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 03 2010
And finally to round it all up, I replaced the statusicons of pidgin with yours. :)

icons are located in

If you drop me a message I can send you all this.

Thanks again for making my desktop look a whole lot smoother. :) - Jun 03 2010
Argh, never hit reload on this page. Sorry.

Just wated to say that I rand a quick convert to png for gajim and did some renaming. :)


$ cd your-directory-with-the-svgs/
$ for i in *; do inkscape $i --export-png=`echo $i | sed -e 's/svg$/png/'`; done

it's your work so I won't dare to publish, since you might as well do that yourself (5 minutes of work) :)

many thanks. - Jun 03 2010
Also - Maybe if you get bored/crazy/insane: Gajim (for those simplistic folks among us) would be a wonderfull addition.

I like it because its "simple" way of working matches wonderfully with the elementary attitude. :) - Jun 03 2010
Also - Maybe if you get bored/crazy/insane: Gajim (for those simplistic folks among us) would be a wonderfull addition.

I like it because its "simple" way of working matches wonderfully with the elementary attitude. :) - Jun 03 2010
Yes, let me know if you found out how that works.

Somehow empathy manages to still feel like a testing-release. It's just that so many many simple options that one knows from just about any gnome-application are missing. Just like "hide menubar". This causing a ridiculously wide window is just... Well it's not a functionality issue, empathy is great in that aspekt. But it's an UI issue.

In gconf theres nothing...
And so far my google has not been strong on this one...

Love the pidgin version of it. Did not manage to get empathy to use the theme. (ubuntu 10.4, elementary icons) - Jun 03 2010

GTK2 Themes 6 comments

by miscz
Score 67.1%
Mar 26 2008
I have just installed this theme on lucid.

It's wonderfull! A very VERY great look to the interface. Sleek, precice, complete.

Thanks alot for the work you have put into this. - Apr 19 2010
Smooth Tasks

Plasma 4 Extensions 842 comments

by panzi
Score 86.9%
Nov 05 2010
Wait, are you saying that this was due to an outdated smooth task on my end? *starting to get hopes up again* - Jan 11 2010
Just want you to know, panzi, this is something I install on all my boxes, on all boxes I set up for friends and even at work for them few, that use linux clients and kde.

Your work here - or what you have made of if - all the maintainance, all the code... You have actually created something that is absolutely GREAT for the user-interface.

Yeah yeah, not even a suckup. Just fact: "Smooth tasks makes the kde desktop a whole lot bettern than 'default'"

Big Thanks from me and all those buddies who use it by now. - Nov 16 2009

Full Icon Themes 11 comments

Score 71.7%
Oct 07 2010
I probably need another host soonish. On the other hand I never even touched my university quota, and sind ice somewhat scientific *g* ...

Hopefully it will just remain up.

If anyone should have a host available, feel free to post here. thx - Nov 27 2009
While the icon not being present in the theme might be true - as I said I only moved the original humanity ones and converted them to png - this error sounds somewhat mor of something worse withing softwarecenter?
The theme should just pick one of the fallback, and if all fails, the default one. - Nov 22 2009
Score 72.6%
Jul 28 2011

Full Icon Themes
by alecive

Score 79.9%
Jun 17 2011

GTK3 Themes
by lassekongo83

Score 76.5%
Jun 12 2011
Wave GTK

GTK2 Themes
by seahorsepip

Score 74.2%
Dec 28 2010
Score 80.8%
Dec 16 2010

GTK2 Themes
by SkiesOfAzel

Score 77.5%
Nov 16 2010
eGtk Leopard

GTK2 Themes
by Dolsilwa

Score 68.5%
Nov 04 2010
Score 76.2%
Nov 03 2010

Various Gnome Theming
by bagley

Score 75.8%
Oct 11 2010

GTK3 Themes
by emilywind

Score 71.0%
Aug 29 2010
Window Applets

Gnome Extensions
by holodeck

Score 81.3%
Aug 28 2010
New Air

Beryl/Emerald Themes
by garthecho

Score 63.3%
Jul 13 2010
Score 50.0%
Jul 12 2010
TooBars plugin for Pidgin

Various Gnome Stuff
by VaYurik

Score 75.5%
Jul 08 2010
Score 74.0%
Jul 07 2010

Full Icon Themes
by CruyffTurn

Score 58.6%
Jun 21 2010
Score 53.3%
Jun 20 2010
Lucid X

GTK2 Themes

Score 50.0%
Jun 18 2010
Win2-7 Pack

Full Icon Themes
by juandejesuss

Score 76.7%
Jun 13 2010

GTK2 Themes
by lassekongo83

Score 61.7%
Jun 11 2010

GTK2 Themes
by zacbarton

Score 68.0%
Jun 10 2010

GTK2 Themes
by nale12

Score 76.0%
Jun 05 2010

DockbarX Themes
by M7S

Score 84.0%
Jun 04 2010
Score 63.3%
Jun 03 2010
Score 50.0%
Jun 03 2010

GTK2 Themes
by miscz

Score 67.1%
Apr 19 2010
Score 79.2%
Nov 11 2009
Smooth Tasks

Plasma 4 Extensions
by panzi

Score 86.9%
Aug 12 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions
by mbaszczewski

Score 64.5%
Jul 24 2009

GTK3 Themes
by lassekongo83

Score 76.5%
9   Jun 15 2011
Score 72.6%
9   Jun 02 2011

DockbarX Themes
by M7S

Score 84.0%
9   Nov 18 2010

GTK2 Themes
by SkiesOfAzel

Score 77.5%
9   Nov 10 2010
Smooth Tasks

Plasma 4 Extensions
by panzi

Score 86.9%
9   Nov 04 2010
eGtk Leopard

GTK2 Themes
by Dolsilwa

Score 68.5%
9   Nov 04 2010
Score 76.2%
9   Nov 03 2010

Full Icon Themes
by tiheum

Score 85.4%
9   Oct 21 2010

GTK3 Themes
by emilywind

Score 71.0%
9   Oct 12 2010

GTK2 Themes
by AresRog

Score 63.6%
9   Oct 12 2010

Various Gnome Theming
by bagley

Score 75.8%
9   Oct 11 2010