David Bobb Saskatoon, Canada
QtCurve (KDE4, KDE3, & Gtk2 Theme)

QtCurve 2889 comments

Score 78%
22 Dislikes
Jan 16 2013
One of my themes had an 'underline' on list views that I couldnt get rid of, so I looked at someone's post which said that it appeared if max-rounded was selected as the rounding style, that it would permanently cause the underline to appear. So I opened a problem-free style (flat), exported the good version and, selected max-rounded and then went back to full rounded. This caused the underline to appear but not disappear. I exported the broken settings and compared them to the non-broken ones. Turns out that the setting which causes the underline (in the .qtcurve file is) focus=glow . Changing the setting to focus=standard will fix the underlining problem. - Oct 01 2013
Does anyone know of a way to reduce the spacing of tree items in GTK2 apps? I speak in particular of nautilus. The bookmarks/navigation sidebar has much too much spacing on the left side for the folders. - Oct 19 2011
Oxymentary (Oxygen Icons for GNOME)

Icon Themes 11 comments

Score 63%
37 Dislikes
Nov 07 2011
For those who are experiencing the missing 'close tab' icon in nautilus. Please modify the index.theme file. Insert gnome as one of the inherits, just before hicolor. Also, if a theme.cache file exists, you may safely delete it, and it may even fix some of the mini-icons. - Oct 09 2012
This is for GNOME3? Original icon set was created for GNOME 2. Anyways thanks for the post, i'll build those icons when I release a GNOME 3 update. If anyone has any suggestions feel free to share them. - Jul 17 2012
Thanks. The emerald decoration I am using is based off of this one

I made lots of little edits to it to make it suit me, so I don't know if that one will look very much like the one i'm using but there you go. - May 31 2011
Save cached video

Various Stuff 7 comments

Score 56%
44 Dislikes
Nov 01 2011
I think you should add in support for spaces in file names. I find that I have to use an underscore in place of a space when making the name of the saved file. - Feb 20 2012

Plasma Color Schemes 6 comments

Score 70%
30 Dislikes
Apr 11 2012
I'm pretty sure you can import and export schemas (color schemes) from Configure -> Editor -> Fonts and Colors. - Feb 06 2012
Smoothglass (QTCurve Style)

Compiz Themes 2 comments

Score 50%
50 Dislikes
Feb 01 2012
Yes, BZ2 runs just fine on linux if you have wine installed. It takes a little bit of work to get it running though.

It's advisable that you run the 1.3 patch and then go through all of the installers it presents (ie: Visual C++ Runtime, Direct3D setup, etc), and then run winecfg, go into the 'libraries' tab and create a new entry called 'dbghelp' and then set the order to (builtin,native). You may also wish to also go into the graphics tab in winecfg and uncheck 'allow window manager to control windows' as this can cause some oddities with screen resolution. If you have further issues ask around on and I or someone else can help you get BZ2 running on linux. The distro I use is Pinguy OS 11.04. - Feb 01 2012

Various Stuff 7 comments

Score 58%
42 Dislikes
Feb 22 2012
I kept getting this error when opening the terminal for the first time in a session:
bash: let: pwdmaxlen=/2: syntax error: operand expected (error token is "/2")

I managed to fix it by commenting out an original line in the bashrc and replacing it with one that was formatted differently:
# let pwdmaxlen=${COLUMNS}/2
(( pwdmaxlen = COLUMNS /2 )) - Jan 30 2012
Google menu Ubuntu theme

Various Gnome Stuff 23 comments

Score 70%
30 Dislikes
Jul 18 2011
Nice work man! This should be what Google uses for their default look. - Jun 30 2011
The Ultimate Bashrc File

Various Gnome Stuff 100 comments

Score 67%
33 Dislikes
Feb 13 2014
I've been getting total system crashes when mistyping commands 'ie: kilall, apt-cache-search'.

Apparently something in the .bashrc file causes all of the memory in the computer to get used up within seconds.

I have had to restore my old .bashrc so that I could feel free to misspell commands without having to lose all my work. - May 27 2011
Artist Expression 4 different resolution

Wallpaper Other 6 comments

Score 56%
44 Dislikes
May 22 2011
I like the design. But the 1920x1080 one has a lot of aliasing (blocky lines) and JPEG artifacts -- too much to use as a desktop wallpaper I think. - May 22 2011
Magog Humanity

Icon Themes 19 comments

Score 71%
29 Dislikes
Feb 05 2011
The icons will be ugly in docky if the icon file doesnt reference the SVG (scalable) versions of the files. Bluriness will be most noticable when the icons scale (ie: you hover over them and they become bigger). - Feb 05 2011
The Amazing Sunset

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

by ipad
Score 42%
58 Dislikes
Jan 31 2011
Nice wallpaper but the score would definitely be higher if you didnt host it on a website that made you find the download button, wait 30 seconds, enter the captcha, and then click another button. Just upload it to this website instead. - Jan 31 2011
Oxygen KDE (Firefox Theme)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 1783 comments

Score 95%
5 Dislikes
Aug 15 2013
how do you get your fonts to look so beautiful? - Aug 15 2010
Windows 7 new

Beryl/Emerald Themes 20 comments

Score 59%
41 Dislikes
Jul 28 2010
The re-upload fixed the problems of some the files being incomplete. Thanks. - Jul 29 2010
Hey Sima, i'm having some problems opeining some of the files in your zip (downloaded it twice to make sure). Can you repack and reupload please? - Jul 27 2010
If you can run Compiz in LXDE, you can run Emerald in LXDE as well. However I don't know if it's supported natively. - Jul 27 2010
LOL. That's funny steveke.

Thank you for sending me the photo of your blur settings sima84. It appears the only setting changed from default is the blur type, to mipmap, which looks rather good on windecs with a high amount of transparancy. - Jul 25 2010
I wouldve deduced that you wouldve understood implicitly that I meant that its compatible with both KDE as well since the author's screenshot is clearly using it in KDE. However I frequently make the habit of underestimating how smart some individuals are. Hence, that joke of a comment directly above this one. - Jul 25 2010
Emerald themes are compatible with the GNOME desktop environment. If you are running Compiz-fusion in GNOME, you can still use this Emerald theme. - Jul 25 2010
"I mean, seriously. How is yours possibly any different from the literally dozens of others?"

Ah, to the untrained eye, perhaps they are similar. But to the eye that has brains, there are distinct and subtle differences among most of them -- the devil is in the details and this is the closest reproduction the the great looking Windows 7 windecs i've seen so far.

To the author: what are your blur settings in compiz? - Jul 25 2010
qtcurve transparent

Plasma/KDE Screenshots 4 comments

Score 59%
41 Dislikes
Jul 09 2010
That is QTCurve >1.5. I think the line removal be done via the window decorators (emerald), making and modifying window decorators is a piece of cake with that. - Jul 11 2010

QtCurve 6 comments

Score 65%
35 Dislikes
Jul 02 2010
Which icons are you using? They're more orange then my current icons, and I like that shade of orange. - Jul 11 2010

Plasma Themes 4 comments

Score 79%
21 Dislikes
Oct 01 2010
I fail to see, at all, how this is different from Oxyzone - Jul 11 2010

Karamba & Superkaramba 8 comments

Score 69%
31 Dislikes
Feb 26 2009
The widget is coded to look for internet traffic on the interface "eth0", however my computer uses "wlan0" to access the internet.

The widget works fine if your network interface is eth0. If it's not, its just a matter of find-replacing eth0 with whatever interface you're using (in my case: wlan0) - Jul 06 2010
I made some adjustments to the amarok section to make it work on KDE4 -- since KDE4 no longer uses dcop (now it uses D-Bus)

clickarea x=20 y=180 h=25 w=25 preview=false onclick="qdbus org.kde.amarok /Player Prev"
clickarea x=60 y=180 h=25 w=25 preview=false onclick="qdbus org.kde.amarok /Player Stop"
clickarea x=100 y=180 h=25 w=25 preview=false onclick="qdbus org.kde.amarok /Player Play"
clickarea x=140 y=180 h=25 w=25 preview=false onclick="qdbus org.kde.amarok /Player Pause"
clickarea x=180 y=180 h=25 w=25 preview=false onclick="qdbus org.kde.amarok /Player Next"

#Track informations
text x=120 y=150 color=255,255,255 sensor=program program="dcop amarok player artist" interval=1000 fontsize=20 font="Sans Serif" align=center
text x=120 y=125 sensor=program program="qdbus org.kde.amarok /Player GetMetadata | grep -m1 artist: | cut -c 9- && qdbus org.kde.amarok /Player GetMetadata | grep -m1 title: | cut -c 8-" interval=1000 font="Sans Serif" fontsize=10 align=center

The Network traffic section doesnt work on my distro, and i'll post those codes once I can fix it. - Jul 06 2010
Human for KDE - kanpio mod

Icon Themes 9 comments

Score 73%
27 Dislikes
Aug 08 2006
This is such a beautiful theme, I hope you can port it to KDE4 (also i'm sure you know the link doesn't work) - Jun 24 2010

Metacity Themes 8 comments

Score 63%
37 Dislikes
Dec 28 2016
Gillet. The best a man can get. - Feb 25 2010
MacUltimate Leopard

Icon Themes 135 comments

Score 76%
24 Dislikes
Jan 27 2010
Instead of saying *your user name* -- a better thing to do is replace that with $USER -- that way when it's copied/pasted into the terminal, it will substitute the current user's name -- even if it's run with sudo.

Of course, if the user's name is changed to root (like through sudo -su) then it will use replace $USER with 'root' -- but thats not an issue if you're using sudo on each command instead of sudo -su. - Mar 11 2009
Ultimate Edition 2.1 Theme Pack Final

GTK2 Themes 26 comments

Score 67%
33 Dislikes
Dec 11 2010
If it hasnt been mentioned enough in my previous large post. THIS THEME BREAKS FACE BROWSER. Meaning that no faces will be displayed if you have selected a GDM theme which displays faces. You have been warned! - Mar 10 2009
This is more than just a GTK2+ theme, its a DEB package which changes your bootsplash, GDM, mouse cursor and many other things. The GTK2 theme is nice as a standalone and the icon theme is also good looking but I have a few issues with some of the other things. The bootsplash is not to my taste, its not terrible I just prefer the default ubuntu bootsplash. One MAJOR issue I found was that the 'face' of my main user account was removed from the face browser and i'm looking for ways to get it back, I didnt ask for any of the GDM stuff to be changes so i'm VERY disappointed. Another thing that really bothered me was the mouse cursor that the theme package sets everything to, its HUGE, I want a small cursor, not a small cursor with a large animated penguin attached to it, the theme sets this as the GDM default as well -- and the only way i've been able to change this back is to uninstall the theme completely. It was a huge waste of time. - Mar 10 2009
Lowfat Lefty (cgwd version)

Compiz Themes 14 comments

Score 65%
35 Dislikes
Mar 20 2008
What kind of linux are you using? PCLinuxOS? Ubuntu? Mandriva? -- The instructions are different depending on which flavor of linux you're using. - Mar 31 2008
You're using compiz fusion, right? (the thing with the desktop effects, like the cube)

If so, go here
and download the emerald theme.

Then open up emerald theme manager, and click on the import button and navigate to where you downloaded the theme.

Then select it and you're good to go! If you dont have compiz-fusion, ubuntu with desktop effects on, or any desktop manager that uses Emerald for theming, then you're out of luck - and will have to download window decorations for your normal desktop manager (whether its GNOME or KDE) - Mar 29 2008
It looks almost exactly like Scaled Black, though a bit of an improvement, as the borders stand out but not too much. - Mar 20 2008

Beryl/Emerald Themes 2 comments

Score 45%
55 Dislikes
Mar 29 2008
I like the style and color scheme you're using. It almost looks like QTCurve. Do you know of a KDE download for the style in your screenshot? - Mar 29 2008
Drone SubDark

KDE 3 Color Schemes 6 comments

Score 58%
42 Dislikes
Apr 18 2008
In the first pic, he made the whole window translucent - Mar 27 2008
Angelina Jolie Ubuntu Wallpaper

Wallpapers Ubuntu 2 comments

Score 31%
69 Dislikes
Mar 22 2008
Nice, if your an Angela Jolie fan. You should increase the quality on the wallpaper. The JPEG noise is really noticable. - Mar 23 2008
Polish Glass

Beryl/Emerald Themes 15 comments

Score 74%
26 Dislikes
Mar 23 2008
Well met, sir. - Mar 23 2008
I fail to see what this theme has to do with Poland, or their people. - Mar 22 2008
SmoothBeige 2

KDE 3 Color Schemes 1 comment

Score 57%
43 Dislikes
Mar 21 2008
Also, consider my other color schemes:

SmoothBeige 1: For a smoother yellower look.

Tempered Charcoal: For those who like darker themes.
- Mar 23 2008
Windows XP Clone Settings (Plus Vista)

Compiz Themes 14 comments

Score 50%
50 Dislikes
Jan 09 2008
Linux has its own strengths, and the fact that someone wants it to look like vista (because Vista's visual presentation is nice) is totally irrelevant and no skin off your back. Move on with your life. - Mar 21 2008

Beryl/Emerald Themes 12 comments

Score 55%
45 Dislikes
Mar 20 2008
All I know was that it was one of the files from the Vista Transformation pack for GNOME - Mar 21 2008
You're right about Vista not being the only good look. I just wanted to improve upon whatever vista-like themes were out there because I personally like the look of it, even if I dont like the OS itself.

As far as originality is concerned, this doesnt matter for me, I just want a theme which looks good. If you want something original, you are perfectly welcome to do it yourself. Its not as easy as it sounds. - Mar 20 2008
Thanks. The font i'm using for the title bar is called "STOMP Zeroes" and is freely available in many places on the web. - Mar 20 2008
LOL. I use linux because I like linux, one great thing about it is that you can customize it to however you want it to look and behave. Liking the look of vista does not negate the attractive qualities of linux. If I actually wanted to use that piece of crap (Vista), I would fork over my hard earned cash to use it and would certainly not be contributing themes here to be shot down by ignorant people like yourself! - Mar 18 2008
Longhorn Kde

Various Stuff 2 comments

Score 45%
55 Dislikes
Mar 20 2008
The Longhorn betas did look a little like they were using Compiz Fusion. Anyways, be prepared to be flamed for posting a windows looking theme here.

Just thought i'd warn ya. - Mar 20 2008
Reflective Icons - Oxygen

Individual Icons/-sets 2 comments

Score 56%
44 Dislikes
Mar 30 2008
That looks good. I think it would look better if the reflected images were flattened a little and faded out more towards the bottom, but that is awesome. - Mar 20 2008
Vista Start Menu for Gnome Panel

Various Gnome Stuff 381 comments

Score 72%
28 Dislikes
Nov 23 2008
Hi, I'm running Ubuntu Gutsy and I get a blank menu when I click on it. When I click off of the menu it stays there and I have to remove the vista-menu from the panel to make it go away.

I ran " run-in-window", it did the blank menu thing, and the terminal kicked out the following

dave@icarus:~/Downloads/71425-Vistamenu_1_0_7_beta/Beta release 1.0.7/src$ run-in-window
Reorientating Orb top!! (Don't let this happen too often!!)
Reorientating Orb top!! (Don't let this happen too often!!)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/", line 101, in button_press
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/", line 160, in ShowMenu
self.hwg.setup(origin[0], origin[1])
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/", line 86, in setup
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/", line 309, in ChangeUserPic_Normalise
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/", line 129, in updateimage
self.temp = cairo.ImageSurface.create_from_png(imagefile)
IOError: error while reading from input stream
- Mar 18 2008

GTK2 Themes 16 comments

by Hund
Score 63%
37 Dislikes
Mar 25 2008
Haha. That made me chuckle because I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw the preview image. - Mar 14 2008