Black

GTK2 Themes

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6.7
Description:

Black, but not really.

Based upon the themes
Gray
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=34132 by cimi86
and
Mint
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=33513 by lokheed

I wanted something that wasn't so bright, and better highlighted what it was your mouse was moving over.

Thanks to Cwiiis for finding so many bugs that I would never have noticed.
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To change the default scrollbar colour open up the gtk.rc file in the Black theme folder and uncomment the correspending line (commenting out the colour you don't want.)
Last changelog:

13 years ago

1.7
-Fixed text colour on progress bars.
-Added more prelight effects to various buttons.
-Fixed text colour on nautilus location buttons.
-Fixed text colour on combo-boxes/combo-menus.
-Edited various images.
-Added better text-entry notification.

1.5
-Fixed bug caused by fixing a different bug.
-Added optional scrollbar colour.
-fixed vertical margins not displaying.
-Altered numerous images.
-Added proper highlight to menus.

Still to do...
-Fix Dropdown issues in Evolution and others...
-Add prelight to checkboxes?

gservetas

8 years ago

I had downloaded your theme from http://art.gnome.org/ in Sping 2010 and have been using it since. It is my favourite theme of all time. Thanks

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superjamie

10 years ago

hey, this is a really nice theme, it's the exact color scheme i like, with small attractive controls for good screen realestate, without being too cluttered

however it stuffs up when using a partially-transparent png as the panel background, don't spose you could fix this?

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Stormtorch

11 years ago

Hey,

i took your windowframes from your theme to combine it with my custome theme at my ubuntu... they look very nice together . thank you =)

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xfile087

12 years ago

Sorry to be total n00b guys but I've installed this theme and it doesn't look right - as if i'm missing something?

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xfile087

12 years ago

I took a screenshot of how it looks.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/427962813_b828629478_o.png

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toltec

13 years ago

please tell me where you got this wallpaper from!!?!

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apelete

13 years ago

The theme is great, the shiny black you use is perfect.
I think you should put some "background" behind each icon of Gnome's top and bottom panels though.
As it looks now, the icons on the panels doesn't seem to integrate well with you theme. Try a theme like Brushed, and look at the difference with yours, I'm sure you'll understand what I'm talking about.

That the only annoying thing I found in this great theme, keep up !

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toby

13 years ago

This update seems to have messed up the font-color of the menu's in the Gnome Menu. When selected, the font becomes white, just like the background-image, making it virtually impossible to read.
It remained black when selected in version 1.5.

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bvc

13 years ago

are you sure you haven't used cog or have anything in .gtkrc-2.0 or gtkrc.mine to change the color?.. like
style "panel"
{
fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
}
widget "*PanelWidget*" style "panel"
widget "*PanelApplet*" style "panel"
widget_class "*MenuItem*" style "panel"
class "*MenuItem*" style "panel"
class "*Panel*" style "panel"
widget_class "*Mail*" style "panel"
class "*notif*" style "panel"
class "*Notif*" style "panel"
class "*Tray*" style "panel"
class "*tray*" style "panel"

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bvc

13 years ago

ignore the font comment above as it is right to be white. ...sorry, wasn't hinking straight :D

Didn't ubuntu breezy have problems like this with the Menu Bar? I don't know personally because I never use it, and I don't know if it was ubuntu specific or not either. Works correctly here and I'm 3/4 breezy and 1/4 dappper.

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toby

13 years ago

Actually, I was just negligent and didn't actually ever restart my theme, which is why it was displayed incorrectly here. So it's neither a Black 1.7 issue, nor an Ubuntu issue (as far as I know) - Just a think-before-you-comment issues. I apologize for the inconvinience.

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twigsby

13 years ago

No problem.

Had me worried though.

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twigsby

13 years ago

Could you post a screenshot?

The menu background should be a darm iamge when highlighted.

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toby

13 years ago

The menu (Applications, Places, Desktop) are, like I said, images - the problem is that either the image is supposed to be black-crystal like everything else, or the author of the theme accidentally changed the font to white, making it clash with said background, seeing as how it is mainly white, or light colored at least.

http://tobias.munin.dk/gnome/black.png

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twigsby

13 years ago

Hmm, have you tried doing killall gnome-panel in a terminal? That image should definitely be black now. :\

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FIy

13 years ago

ahh , thx for this update.. seems to have fixed all issues i found.. including evolution location button and some open office button.
getting perfect ;)

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tehmasp

13 years ago

now that is one sexy screenshot!
great work.
where can I get that cloudy background from?

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toltec

13 years ago

yes I would also like to know where I can download that wallpaper from?

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lokheed

13 years ago

Thank you for the recognition :)

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kijun

13 years ago

I loved your work... but I couldn't find a reason yet of that this GTK2 theme make my system very slow. Would you please tell me if you have any idea why? Thanks.

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FIy

13 years ago

glad to hear that i'm not alone with this problem

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bmn

13 years ago

Same here, Very nice theme but its not worth the reduction in performance.

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twigsby

13 years ago

Not too sure why this could be happening, it's the first I've heard of it.

If possibel could you run

metacity-theme-manager Black

In a console and tell me what errors it spits up, also try running the benchmark. It comes up as 3.3 on my machine.

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bmn

13 years ago

Its not the metacity theme, its the gtk.

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twigsby

13 years ago

Sorry, that should be

metacity-theme-viewer Black

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13 years ago

1.7
-Fixed text colour on progress bars.
-Added more prelight effects to various buttons.
-Fixed text colour on nautilus location buttons.
-Fixed text colour on combo-boxes/combo-menus.
-Edited various images.
-Added better text-entry notification.

1.5
-Fixed bug caused by fixing a different bug.
-Added optional scrollbar colour.
-fixed vertical margins not displaying.
-Altered numerous images.
-Added proper highlight to menus.

Still to do...
-Fix Dropdown issues in Evolution and others...
-Add prelight to checkboxes?

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