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gyll

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Xfce Evolution

GTK3 Themes 20 hours ago
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Xfce Evolution

GTK3 Themes 154 comments

by gyll
Score 81%
81 Likes
19 Dislikes
20 hours ago
obrigado :) - 14 hours ago
Geesh... silly me...
Yes, sure it helps, thanks a lot! - 1 day ago
Basically what i need to know is if for installing/updating ONE specific package, e.g. 'gtk-engine-murrine', it's okay to use (inside the script):

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm install gtk-engine-murrine

Thanks - Aug 09 2018
QUESTION:

Can anyone help me out with testing an installer script for arch? I wrote the script with info taken from the net about pacman, but i'd like to test it and include it in the theme package

Thanks! - Aug 09 2018
can you help me out with testing a pacman installer script? - Aug 09 2018
cool. just as a hint, if you right-click on chrome's proprietary title bar (gtk3 wannabe) you can select "use system title bar and borders", and then you'll have the xfwm window manager in charge
cheers! - Aug 08 2018
- chrome: fixed
- seekbar: see 'Scrollbars and Sliders' in 'HACKING' file, i don't thin it can be fixed unless i give up consistent scrollbar behavior with gtk2 - Aug 08 2018
Well, here's my findings:
1) chrome/chromium: these guys are not using the standard layout for their title bar (namely they are not grouping the min/max/close buttons together inside a container element), if i remove this constraint from the code things become _almost_ okay (still trying to make it perfectly similar to the standard gtk3 title bar, if i won't be able to find a solution to this i'll just push out what i managed to do, it's still far better than what it used to be)
- the seek bar thing you're talking about it more complicated, i pinpointed the issue but couldn't find any solution on the net: the problem is that the default gtk3 behavior for _scrollbars_ is to move the slider to the position where you click on the scrollbar (i.e. if you click somewhere on the scrollbar above/below the slider then the slider moves directly to the position where you clicked instead of the old gtk2 behavior of going one page up/down), and to revert to the old scrollbar behavior you need to add a special setting ("gtk-primary-button-warps-slider = false"). However, this setting also changes the behavior of _all_ sliders, including GtkScale (the "seek bar"), so now i'm not sure what to do (leave it as it is now, or change to correct behavior of GtkScale but in this case the scrollbars won't behave the same as in gtk2)

Question (i don't have MVP): if you move your mouse over the "seek bar" and use the mouse wheel (or touchpad), does the slider move smoothly? i.e. can you quickly go to an exact position by using the mouse wheel and/or the touchpad? - Aug 08 2018
Okay, i can confirm both issues (i think it is "GtkScale", or at the very least GtkScale also behaves as you described).
Now to the hard part of pinpointing and fixing the problems, both look kinda tricky at first sight (each in its own way)... - Aug 07 2018
Okay, i'll look into both. By "seek bar" you mean what gtk calls "scale"? - Aug 06 2018
Thanks!

P.S. "no bs" must mean "no Bells and whistleS", right? :D - Aug 01 2018
^ i meant the 'adwaita' scrollbars - Jul 31 2018
he he, you know, at the beginning this was just a game, it all started with me changing the gtk2 scrollbars because they were not working on old apps (like e.g. OpenOfffice 3.4.1, which is the best version to this day), then do the same for gtk3, etc etc etc. But now, after all the work i've put into this for the past year, i actually came to be quite fond of what this turned out to be :)) - Jul 31 2018
err, my proposal was sent to xubuntu, not to xfce, i'll try to pitch it directly to xfce too - Jul 16 2018
He he, great minds think alike :P
Actually, i made this proposal to xfce, but they were not all that thrilled with the idea :) They are more like looking for maintainers for what they already have in store (at least for the time being), which i was not keen getting into. I'll try to pitch it to them again a bit later as the theme gets even more polished, and who knows...

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Hi Virgil,

thanks for the message and the links. I've checked them out, those are some nice looking themes!

Regarding your proposal, we're trying to only keep a minimum amount of themes in Xubuntu, but always make sure they are maintained and retained. So ideally when you upgrade you would find your theme there and working. We also are a fairly small artwork team, a lot of things I've maintained alone for many years (Greybird and elementary-xfce mostly) and there's always enough work with Gtk+3 versions or other aspects changing - so I'm rather looking for supporters with the already existing artwork stock. Would that interest you at all? - Jul 16 2018
Thanks for your "+", several more tweaks are on their way, so stay tuned :) - Jul 14 2018
Nopse, this theme is specifically meant for Xfce, that's why it's xfwm-only, i don't even know how it looks like on other DEs :) I did have the intentions to write a metacity definition but i soon gave up, metacity really is a mess to start writing a theme for it from scratch... - Jul 14 2018
still, maybe you can imgur.com me some screenshots, who knows, maybe i'll find some time to look around and investigate. no promises whatsoever (because of my total ignorance on the subject), but who knows, maybe by sheer luck i'll run into something some day - Jul 13 2018
oops, unfortunately i have no clue whatsoever about what exactly compiz is and what it does, so, along with a "thank you" for your nice words, please also accept my "geesh, i really can't help you with any of that..." :( - Jul 13 2018
Thank you - Jul 09 2018
Thanks man, a couple more tweaking options on their way :)

Cheers! - Jul 05 2018
Thanks for your '+', glad you liked it :) - Jun 17 2018
okay, check 'HACKING' and you'll find the tweaking options there (and you'll only use them for the gtk3 theme) - Jun 12 2018
And yet one more thing: stay tuned in the following days because a new update is on its way with a few more nice tweaks (improved highlighting for mouse-over on darker themes among other things) - Jun 12 2018
Uh, one more thing: if you'll find this theme useful please rate it so that other users can find it more easily based on its ranking (well, dunno if rating is still possible for regular users anymore, but you can try :) - Jun 12 2018
Thanks :) - Jun 12 2018
Thanks!

As for tweaking options, please see the 'HACKING' file in the 'Xfce Evolution' base theme folder.

Also, since maybe you did not read the 'HACKING' file, i'm thinking maybe you also didn't read the 'INSTALL' file; please read this file carefully and use EXACTLY the install procedure described there because otherwise you might miss some important bits and pieces (e.g. the font fix for Qt5 apps, etc).

Cheers! - Jun 12 2018
Uh, really? I don't see any blog post on this - May 15 2018
PS
I had my say regarding abusers and solutions to try against them, here https://forum.opendesktop.org/t/to-the-opendesktop-org-site-admins-trolls-and-abusers/1352/15 , so i tried. But apparently my point of view is not shared/understood by the admins. So be it. - May 14 2018
Thanks for the nice words and thank you for your pling; however, financial rewards do not interest me at all for this kind of work, and in fact i am totally against the current voting scheme imposed on this site. The only reason this theme is still maintained here is because it started it here, no new work will find its way on this site from me (until/unless voting is reverted to a democratic scheme).

That said, thanks again! - May 14 2018
window decorations: well, sure, you can use anything that works well, but the problem with not using my decoration is that the gtk3-csd (the apps without window decorations) don't look consistent, i'll make a thinner border version in a future release - Mar 22 2018
yes, just some small changes (e.g. the buttons on the dark taskbar have a less prominent relief) and some code cleanup. and yes again, no history entry for this one, i don't document revisions in history, just major and minor releases - Feb 19 2018
oh, forgot to ask, the themes with light panel work fine? - Feb 13 2018
works at my end, you had a similar problem before and it was because your archive manager was not extracting the symlinks. The solution that worked for you was to use the command line 'unzip', so try to extract the archive with unzip in terminal (btw, using the command line 'unzip' is the way it should be done, see 'Xfce Evolution/INSTALL' file) - Feb 13 2018
@fblais: finally, there you have it: light/dark/black xfce-panel options (see 'Xfce Evolution/HACKING' file) :) - Feb 12 2018
Thanks! - Feb 06 2018
I mean the lack of Win 95 theme in Win 8+ - Feb 06 2018
Remember Win98 Plus: uh oh, i even remember Win 95 Plus! And actually i remember them quite well, i used Win 7 with 'classic' theme (which looks just like Win 95) until i switched to linux. As a matter of fact, the lack of Win 95 theme was *THE* reason i switched, believe it or not :))) - Feb 06 2018
Bronze: i also have days when i switch to bronze or crux, but most of the time i stay with the default, looks as classic as it gets to me - Feb 06 2018
Glad you like it, if you're really happy with it then please rate it, that's all we developers get in return for our work :) - Feb 06 2018
You made my day! - Feb 02 2018
will do, will do, stay tuned :) - Jan 31 2018
Shades-of-gray-theme

GTK3 Themes 24 comments

Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Aug 10 2018
fair enough, you's the author, you's the king :) - Jul 23 2018
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how about the menu separators, don't you agree it would be better with them visible? - Jul 22 2018
Great piece of work pall! A few remarks though (for now): 1) i think the separators in the menus should be visible (some shade of grey) 2) the gtk3 sub-menus should not be distanced from their parent menu, it breaks the consistency with gtk2. Anywayz, it's definitely a '+' - Jul 21 2018
CDE theme

GTK3 Themes 31 comments

Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
May 07 2018
Absolutely great! still needs some polishing here and there, but all in all a great piece of work - Jul 22 2018
@elbullazul yup, that could be a good idea.
@josvanr alternatively, you can pm me on the project's sourceforge page https://sourceforge.net/projects/xfce-evolution/ and send me your contact info, and i'll send you back my skype id. - Apr 27 2018
by "changes" i mean more like... fixes - Apr 26 2018
Just GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!

Tell me, if i'll make a list of less than 10 changes, not very complicated, will you at least look into it (asking you this because you said "this is as far as i want to take it")?

PS
Check out my theme also here: https://www.xfce-look.org/p/1191436/ - Apr 26 2018
Darkilouche GTK+

GTK3 Themes

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Oct 11 2017
+ has a few gtk2/gtk3 inconsistencies which would be easy to fix (e.g. sub-menu arrows, check and radio boxes, etc), but all in all it's a really great piece of work - Jul 20 2018
Darkilouche GTK+

GTK3 Themes

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Jul 22 2018
Shades-of-gray-theme

GTK3 Themes

Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Jul 22 2018
CDE theme

GTK3 Themes

Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Apr 26 2018
CDE theme

GTK3 Themes

Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Jul 22 2018 Absolutely great! still needs some polishing here and there, but all in all a great piece of work
Shades-of-gray-theme

GTK3 Themes

Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Jul 21 2018 Great piece of work pall! A few remarks though (for now): 1) i think the separators in the menus should be visible (some shade of grey) 2) the gtk3 sub-menus should not be distanced from their parent menu, it breaks the consistency with gtk2. Anywayz, it's definitely a '+'
Darkilouche GTK+

GTK3 Themes

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Jul 20 2018 + has a few gtk2/gtk3 inconsistencies which would be easy to fix (e.g. sub-menu arrows, check and radio boxes, etc), but all in all it's a really great piece of work