Smooth-Scooped

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A theme based on the excellent Smooth engine. Some pixmap-engine used to gain "aqua effects".

I attempted to make an elegant theme that is intuitive and unobtrusive. Colors are subtle, focus hilighting has been improved and unified.

This theme looks really nice with the OpusOS metacity theme and Exquisite Icons.

Last changelog:

14 years ago

MINOR REVISION - I tweaked the button pixmaps and made focus highlighting more consistant and pervasive.

I think this theme looks best with the "Exquisite" icon set and OpusOS metacity theme (as seen in the screenshot).

MAJOR REVISION - I've decided Smooth-Scooped will by default have no lines separating the toolbar and menubar. I just think it looks very nice this way. I did quite a bit of work extending focus behavior throughout all widgets. Menus, checks, entry boxes and colors have all been improved. I used colors exclusively from the gnome HIG. This is a big change from the original Smooth-Scooped, please delete or move any previous installation of Smooth-Scooped before upgrading.


Corrected submenu arrows, added gtkrc files as placeholders for future fixes.

Added a 2.2 version that has no lines dividing the menu and toolbar. Also toned down the scrollbars to match other widgets better. See the third screenshot.

ORBiTrus

14 years ago

Just wow. Excellent - top of the line. This is my favourite theme - some candy, but still "feels" like gnome. Which is great! [OS X and K both have too much eye candy for me]

{Personally, I use this, Exquisite, and City of Dreams)

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silenteef

14 years ago

Good job man. Your themes are always inspirational. However, the background widget on your first screenshot is quite different from the one in the theme. I don't know if that is intentional or accidental.

I like the the focus ring touch on check buttons too. Really cool! Definitely and inspiration for my next theme. :-)

Cheers

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kaha

14 years ago

It just keeps getting better.

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silenteef

14 years ago

I particularly like the focus ring around the text entry widgets. Is that a characteristic of the smooth engine?

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ryanpg

14 years ago

No, I had to pull in a little pixmap engine action. But I can tell you from my discussions with the Smooth engine author, some big things are on the way for this engine. At some point I fully expect such touches will be possible using only smooth.

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robsta

14 years ago

Nice theme!
Only the arrows indicating sub-menus are not very beautiful. And default buttons could maybe be highlightd "stronger".

Thanks,
Rob

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ryanpg

14 years ago

Thanks for the feedback, arrows are fixed as the changelog indicates, enjoy.

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lootux

14 years ago

Very very nice !
in fact I feel it better than kde look, just a thing.... it's very very complicated to make it working for a newbie..
I tried and I think it will works, i've just have to install gtk+ to compile smooth.
Just one question more, are the windows shadows provide by something except gimp on the snapshot !! lol ;p

Thanks a lot for me to discover an other part of gnome

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ryanpg

14 years ago

Window shadows are provided by Xorg 6.8.1 and xcompmgr.

Check out x.org

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ryanpg

14 years ago

Yes, the arrows are a gtk/smooth bug that's known. I've been talking to the author of the smooth engine and I should be able to fix them in the theme soon.

I made the button highlighting very subtle on purpose. One thing I'm happy with in this theme is that I've been able to make focus issues less "muddy" in gnome. Buttons have so many states that it's sometimes confusing. Here focus is indicated by the faint blue outline. Prelight isn't indicated in any way, my thinking being the mouse curser indicates which button will be pressed and an active state button will be indicated by 1) faint focus line 2) slightly "brighter" button.

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ryanpg

14 years ago

Arrows are fixed as the changelog indicates, enjoy.

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ryanpg

14 years ago

Glad you like it, I'm happy to hear any feedback... so speak up users!

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kaha

14 years ago

This is now officially my Favorite Smooth Theme. Good job, and thank you!

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14 years ago

MINOR REVISION - I tweaked the button pixmaps and made focus highlighting more consistant and pervasive.

I think this theme looks best with the "Exquisite" icon set and OpusOS metacity theme (as seen in the screenshot).

MAJOR REVISION - I've decided Smooth-Scooped will by default have no lines separating the toolbar and menubar. I just think it looks very nice this way. I did quite a bit of work extending focus behavior throughout all widgets. Menus, checks, entry boxes and colors have all been improved. I used colors exclusively from the gnome HIG. This is a big change from the original Smooth-Scooped, please delete or move any previous installation of Smooth-Scooped before upgrading.


Corrected submenu arrows, added gtkrc files as placeholders for future fixes.

Added a 2.2 version that has no lines dividing the menu and toolbar. Also toned down the scrollbars to match other widgets better. See the third screenshot.

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