Dark Matrix Theme

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Dark Matrix Theme is a GNOME desktop theme made from merge of Faenza-Dark, FaenzaWolve and FaenzaMint icon themes, modified BorderOnly window border and original GTK color scheme for dark colors which gives a nice dark theme. I also attached some tweaks in gtkrc file to fix hyper-link color present in applications like Evolution... Window Border is tiny and when window is maximized, is not shown for save space. Please fell free to comment and read the readme file for more info.

I use a transparent desktop terminal, so i use a more plain wallpaper for better reading, like wallpaper #1. If you use conventional desktop, you may use the famous system-failure wallpaper, this is wallpaper #2.

Also another similar window border that is in fact, a modified Metabox for left title centering.

For spanish users can read more in El Asterismo blog in this thread: (http://elasterismo.blogspot.com/2010/10/tema-de-escritorio-dark-para-gnome.html)

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ENGLISH Instructions ########################################

The following are instructions to install Matrix theme merged by asterismo using Faenza-Dark, FaenzaWolve and FaenzaMint icon themes, modified BorderOnly window border and dark color scheme including modifications to color definitions in gtkrc file.

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BorderOnly.tar.gz ---| System -> Preferences -> Appearence -> Install (installs window border: this window border shows no decoration in maximized windows without using maximus...)

FaenzaGreen.tar.gz --| System -> Preferences -> Appearence -> Install (installs icon theme)

Matrix.tar.gz -------| System -> Preferences -> Appearence -> Install (installs color scheme)

gtkrc ---------------| (color shmeme tune up): copy and replace this "gtkrc" file in folder /usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0, the new contains modifications to link colors that cannot be edited with gnome-color-chooser that appears in Evolution email client. See reference in Ubuntu Forums thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1115478)

Matrix.ttf ----------| (theme font): copy as superuser this font in folder /usr/share/fonts, open a terminal in font folder and write "sudo cp Matrix.ttf /usr/share/fonts" and insert password. System need to reboot in order to change to the new font in System -> Preferences -> Appearence -> Fonts

Blackwall.jpg -------| (wallpaper): copy image file to desired folder and add it to background images in System - Preferences - Appearence - Background Tab --- Add

Comments: window buttons can be aligned to left or right and this can be easily done with ubuntu-tweak, i use at left. Font size i use all at 9.

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Instrucciones en ESPAÑOL ########################################

A continuación las instrucciones para instalar el tema de escritorio Matrix editado por asterismo utilizando los iconos Faenza-Dark, FaenzaWolve and FaenzaMint, el borde de ventana BorderOnly y un esquema de colores oscuros incluyendo una modificación para corregir colores de links presentes en el motor Clearlooks, en el archivo gtkrc.

########### Instrucciones:

BorderOnly.tar.gz ---| Sistema -> Preferencias -> Apariencia -> Instalar (Esto instalara el borde de ventana, el mismo no se muestra para ventanas maximizadas para ahorrar espacios, no usa la aplicacion maximus)

FaenzaGreen.tar.gz --| Sistema -> Preferencias -> Apariencia -> Instalar (Esto instalara los iconos)

Matrix.tar.gz -------| Sistema -> Preferencias -> Apariencia -> Instalar (Esto instalara el esquema de colores)

gtkrc ---------------| (modificacion en definiciones de colores): copiar y reemplazar el archivo "gtkrc" en la carpeta /usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0, el nuevo contiene modificaciones en las definiciones de colores de links que no son editables con gnome-color-chooser y son utilizadas por programas como Evolution. Ver referencia en Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1115478)

Matrix.ttf ----------| (fuente tipografica del tema): copiar como superusuario el archivo Matrix.ttf en la carpeta /usr/share/fonts, abrir una terminal y escribir "sudo cp Matrix.ttf /usr/share/fonts" e ingresar la contraseña, hay que reiniciar para setear la nueva fuente en Sistema - Preferencias - Apariencia - Tipografías

Blackwall.jpg -------| copiar la imagen a la carpeta deseada y luego cargarla como fondo en: Sistema -> Preferencias -> Apariencia -> Instalar -- pestaña de Fondo --- Añadir

Comentarios: la orientacion de los botones del borde de las ventanas puede colocarse a la izquierda o derecha, yo lo uso a la izquierda. La fuente la uso en tamaño 9.


Last changelog:

6 years ago

Version 1.0 to 1.1

Changed border color of inactive window to visible gray, and added another wallpaper and LeftMetabox window border.

Switched to binfire file hosting

Version 1.1 to 1.2

- Added icons for astronomy and office applications like IRAF, ds9, lyx, MATLAB, Skycharts, XEphem and Kompozer, download and uncompress (misc-icons.tar.gz) and move icons to /usr/share/pixmaps

- Generated icons for Firefox and GWibber for display in window-picker-applet. Dowload and uncompress both (firefox-icons.tar.gz) and (gwibber-icons.tar.gz) and do as follows.

Move Firefox icons to /usr/lib/firefox-X.X.X/chrome/icons/default and replace/backup old ones. Here X.X.X is firefox version, this changes with each firefox update and must redo each time.

Move GWibber icons to /usr/share/gwibber/ui and replace/backup old ones.

Version 1.2 to 1.3

Added mark-mail-new.png icons for evolution to be shown in window-0picker-applet. This icon is shown instead default evolution icon when new mail arrives. This fixes Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick window-picker-applet evolution icon when new mail arrives.

Version 1.3 to 1.4

Updated FaenzaGreen icon theme and added SVG Evolution icons to prevent artifacts in window-picker-applet. Modified LeftMetabox to better border handle (increased left and right border width)

rogerguedes

5 years ago

The download links are broken, could you reupload the files?
Thanks to you all.

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mirec3232

7 years ago

it's ok :)thanks :))

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asterismo

7 years ago

Hi guys sorry for the inconvenience! i miss the last 2 comments!!! It seems that binfire somehow changed the link syntaxis and that affected all links, and i did not noticed that!!! sorry! Now they are working again, hope so!! i might upload to some other file server... but i'm very busy this days, so keep me posted if binfire fails again!!! best regards

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linkylingtoncarl

6 years ago

It appears that the download link is broken once again. Could you please try to fix it? I am really interested in this theme.

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mirec3232

7 years ago

please reupload it...thx :)

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Dariou

7 years ago

hello , can you please re-upload this somewhere else other than binfire ? i have had this theme before and i really really like it i am trying to download it again but i cant cuz binfire wont open it keeps giving an error saying timed out i've tried downloading from a friend's house and i got the same error (not to mention i have tried like 1 million times)
thanks, and nice work !

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tomeka

8 years ago

Currently using Ubuntu 10.04LTS, can't install the icons package. get an error saying ""places" does not appear to be a valid theme." Any ideas?

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asterismo

8 years ago

that's odd, which file did you downloaded? the all-files? or the icon-theme file only?

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tomeka

8 years ago

Both actually

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asterismo

8 years ago

Right, i post you here both file checksums
12b9bbf6c36f67cc18f260b5b4244e52 for all-files.tar.gz, and daed1eef4e649942f299f0876ab51678 for FaenzaGreen.tar.gz. If you get the same i don't know what the problem could be, if the checksums are different, may be a bad download or possibly a bad upload from me. Let me know, for checksum a file, in open a terminal in the file folder and write "md5sum filename.tar.gz", you can use tab completion, hope it helps.

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tomeka

8 years ago

md5sums match for both files. Maybe i'm not installing correctly? I'm just dragging the tar.gz into the appearance preference window

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asterismo

8 years ago

You should open the appearences window and click on install, and then select the .tar.gz file, not the all-files.tar.gz, that contains the files inside, i mean the icons file, the gtk theme, and stuff. It should install and then ask you if you want to use it.

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asterismo

8 years ago

Right, i post you here both file checksums
12b9bbf6c36f67cc18f260b5b4244e52 for all-files.tar.gz, and daed1eef4e649942f299f0876ab51678 for FaenzaGreen.tar.gz. If you get the same i don't know what the problem could be, if the checksums are different, may be a bad download or possibly a bad upload from me. Let me know, for checksum a file, in open a terminal in the file folder and write "md5sum filename.tar.gz", you can use tab completion, hope it helps.

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oOsome1Oo

8 years ago

very nice! but I have 1 question: how to maximize windows normaly, without hidding borders?

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asterismo

8 years ago

Thats why I added Left-Metabox, a similar window border like border-only but it keeps the maximized border. The only way of preventing hiding border in border-only is to modify the XML file. That was the original idea but did not have time yet. Thanks for the comment

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oOsome1Oo

8 years ago

ok, thanks... then I'll be waiting for new BorderOnly xml

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beast2k

8 years ago

No need to apologise bud, I managed to get all the files none the less, here's a few links to get you started. I have never done this personally, everything I need tends to have all ready been packaged up.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=51003

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/01/how-to-create-deb-package-ubuntu-debian.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deb_%28file_format%29

This should point you in the right direction, Cheers

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asterismo

8 years ago

Thanks man, i appreciate your feedback and interest. I will check out this links.

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beast2k

8 years ago

Could all these be bundled into a .rar or .zip or even a .deb for easy install. I didn't download it because it's just to much trouble. Look to the elegant theme for ideas, great work on the theme though.

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asterismo

8 years ago

Thanks for the good feedback, i'm sorry for the download inconvenience, but the file addition resulted in a huge list, i just added a large file with the corresponding folders and 2 additional theme wallpaper.

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asterismo

8 years ago

Regarding automated installation, i honestly don't know how to pack all this in .deb file but i wish i could. Send me any suggestion or link to packaging deb files if you have. Regards.

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Padster

8 years ago

there's some programs for that. look up deb creators or something, maybe. i can't recall any atm.

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asterismo

8 years ago

I switched file hosting to BinFire that allows a more direct download and the site overall speed is faster...

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buster66

8 years ago

The Wallpaper #2 download button downloads the font file instead of the wallpaper.

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asterismo

8 years ago

Thanks for the feedback buster66, i corrected the bad link, now you can download the wallpaper.

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6 years ago

Version 1.0 to 1.1

Changed border color of inactive window to visible gray, and added another wallpaper and LeftMetabox window border.

Switched to binfire file hosting

Version 1.1 to 1.2

- Added icons for astronomy and office applications like IRAF, ds9, lyx, MATLAB, Skycharts, XEphem and Kompozer, download and uncompress (misc-icons.tar.gz) and move icons to /usr/share/pixmaps

- Generated icons for Firefox and GWibber for display in window-picker-applet. Dowload and uncompress both (firefox-icons.tar.gz) and (gwibber-icons.tar.gz) and do as follows.

Move Firefox icons to /usr/lib/firefox-X.X.X/chrome/icons/default and replace/backup old ones. Here X.X.X is firefox version, this changes with each firefox update and must redo each time.

Move GWibber icons to /usr/share/gwibber/ui and replace/backup old ones.

Version 1.2 to 1.3

Added mark-mail-new.png icons for evolution to be shown in window-0picker-applet. This icon is shown instead default evolution icon when new mail arrives. This fixes Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick window-picker-applet evolution icon when new mail arrives.

Version 1.3 to 1.4

Updated FaenzaGreen icon theme and added SVG Evolution icons to prevent artifacts in window-picker-applet. Modified LeftMetabox to better border handle (increased left and right border width)

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