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Paul Clark , United States of America
GTK2 Themes
Beaches and Oceans
Wallpaper Other
ϰ (Kappa)

GTK2 Themes 12 comments

Rating: 6.6
Aug 23 2008
Ah, yes, Thank you.
And, thank you for the advice. - Aug 21 2008
I'm still learning ( by doing ) and have been going on what looks nice and is easy to see ( I'm colorblind. ) and not necessarily for unification though that is a goal as well.


What exactly do you mean by "the sliders don't behave like the buttons"?

Where is this happening? ( So I know what to check in the future. )
"highlighted checkboxes & radiobuttons in the menus are inconsistent with the normal ones"


"the menubar, menus, and lists are very squashed, though it seems this is a design decision"

You would be correct on this. I despise long menus.


How do I go about doing this?
"flat menubar without shadow"

Thank you for your comments, all of you. Because of them I am learning what people want and how to go about doing it.

I love to create and, hope to do more and more in the future better than ever.

- Aug 20 2008
paraboy: "Probably the best way of going about this is to think of something you want to do and then try and do it, so you learn the limitations of clearlooks or murrine, etc."

The problem is that their is no engine that can do all of what I want.
If I want soft rounded corners or strong gradents I want them on everything unless I define it not to be.

It really sucks I haven't learned to program yet or I would have made my own engine with the features I want.
( rgba, variable roundness for everything, inner/outer "glow" with adjustable strength, top/bottom/left/right gradients, raised/sunken widgets and probably a few more things I forgot. ) - Aug 20 2008
I just found this too and it seems helpful as well.

http://orford.org/gtk/ - Aug 19 2008
I just found this too and it seems helpful as well.

http://orford.org/gtk/ - Aug 19 2008
LOL

The themes are really not that hard to edit once you get an idea how the options affect the theme.

I personally go to my themes folder ( ~/.themes ) and copy the folder of the theme I want to modify to the desktop then, rename the folder and compress it as a .tar.gz.

I then install this archive as any other theme and make it active.
Then open gedit and open ~/.theme/NewThemeName/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

Trash the file and folder on your desktop as they are no longer needed.

Run the widget factory and change a parameter in the gtkrc save it and hit refresh in the widget factory to see what it did then repeat until the theme looks the way you want, save make a new tar.gz, upload, ???, profit. :)

Also more information can be found at http://live.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutorials/GtkThemes - Aug 19 2008
ψ (Psi)

GTK2 Themes 4 comments

Rating: 5.0
Aug 18 2008
I will see what I can do for you. - Aug 19 2008
Thanks.
Doesn't look like everyone agrees though. - Aug 18 2008
β (Beta)

GTK2 Themes 7 comments

Rating: 6.4
Aug 16 2008
It took me awhile too, after adding the repo, to figure out that it needed the override. - Aug 18 2008
Well, not mathematically but you get what I mean.
:P
- Aug 18 2008
1: Open synaptic. ( System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager )
2: Go to the "settings" menu and click "Repositories".
3: Click the "Third-Party Software" tab then click the "Add" button.
4: In the text entry field marked "APT Line:" copy/paste the "apt sources.list entries" that are near the top of the web site I linked one at a time, repeat for the second line.
5: Close the "Software Sources" window, read and dismiss any dialogs, and click the "Reload" button at the top of Synaptic.
6: Search for "gtk2-engines-murrine". You will probably have two or three versions available but you will see only the highest one, select it and click "Package > Force Version" in the window menu.
7: The window that pops up will have a drop-down list of versions you can choose, pick the SVN version from (ppa.launchpad.net) then click the "Force Version" button.
8: Click the "Apply" button and wait, when done reapply the theme and it should work.

Steps 1-5 are the GUI way of adding repositories and, 6-7 are the GUI way of overriding a package version.

The CVS murrine engine has a mathematically lower version than the "official" packages. ( 0.53.1+svn20080529 as opposed to 0.53.1-1ubuntu2. The "1" after the "53.1" part makes the official version higher and is why the lone package you installed did not work. )

- Aug 18 2008
OK, What is so bad about it and what are your ideas on how I can make it better?

I am at your service. - Aug 16 2008
Warm

GTK2 Themes 4 comments

Rating: 5.6
Aug 13 2008
Thanks. - Aug 14 2008
Sorry, you are right I should have.
I was tired and this was the 7th time I tried to upload it.
The description got shorter each time as my frustration and pain ( I currently have a broke shoulder ) grew. - Aug 13 2008
Excelsior (Engine)

GTK2 Themes 85 comments

Rating: 6.3
Jan 08 2009
The animated progress bars eat a lot of CPU cycles on my machine.
I wanted to know if anyone else was seeing the same and if you ( Crispy ) are working to optimize the engine more because I really like many parts of it.
Sorry but, no engine is perfect, that's why I use multiple engines in my themes.
But, this one I like a lot. - Aug 01 2008
Make DEB Package

Nautilus Scripts 12 comments

Rating: 5.9
Sep 29 2008
Quote:
copypasta into ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/


I have tried this several times with no luck and now I think my computer is broken.

At first I hadn't the foggiest as to how I should get the noodles on to my hard drive.
I tried to put them in the CDROM drive to copy them over but that didn't work and now the tray won't open.
Then, I thought that maybe I had the wrong type of noodle ( your instructions are quite vague on this ) so I looked my hard drive over and noticed a label with a small dent in it.
Even though it said "Warranty Void If Removed." my drive is old anyway so I peeled this up and sure enough there it was, a small round hole!
I then proceeded to get me some angel hair pasta as this is the only type small enough to fit in the hole that I know of. Anyway, I turned my computer on then began to feed the noodle into the hole, this is where my troubles really began.
I started to look for the script when I received many file not found errors, then I got a device not ready message.
I am not sure how /dev/sda can be not ready as this is my only hard drive in this computer.
Now it won't boot at all, instead it just beeps and the drive access light stays on.

I hope you can help me with this problem as I was hoping to use the script to back up my home folder as a .deb package to help me restore easily if needed. - Jul 29 2008
Vista Start Menu for Gnome Panel

Various Gnome Stuff 381 comments

Rating: 6.6
Nov 23 2008
If run from command line (Vista_Menu.py) or panel it does not work.
The button will appear on the panel and on first run bring up the settings dialog but clicking on the button seems to result in nothing.
Running from the command line produces no menu nor errors or output of any kind.
The settings dialog has no entries in the "styles" combobox and the menu must be removed and readded to the panel for settings to take effect. (Though I believe that is normal.)

I have all dependences installed and have tried both install methods (.deb and source.)

deskbar-applet 2.22.3-0ubuntu1
python-cairo 1.4.0-2ubuntu2
python-gconf 2.22.0-ubuntu1
python-xdg 0.15-1ubuntu3
python-xlib 0.14-1
python2.5 2.5.2-2ubuntu5

Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy)
GNOME 2.22.3 (Ubuntu 2008-07-09)
Kernel 2.6.24-20-generic (#1 SMP Thu Jul 17 16:29:46 UTC 2008)
CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
RAM 1010 MB
Graphics GeForce 8600 GT NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 173.14.09 Wed Jun 4 23:43:17 PDT 2008


I would like to develop more themes for this if I could get it to work and it was snappy and had all of the functions that I need. - Jul 29 2008
Window Decoration Generator (decgen)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 77 comments

Rating: 6.8
Jan 08 2006
1600x1200 is the res of the screen shots. - Sep 29 2007
Darkly Glassed

Compiz Themes 27 comments

Rating: 6.8
Oct 05 2006
I like the title bar but the borders are just too thick.
Other than that it's wonderful. - Sep 27 2007
ATER 5 color

Metacity Themes 72 comments

Rating: 6.7
Aug 12 2006
I probaly can port it.
If not I can pass it to some one that can. - Sep 14 2006
Plasma Dreams

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Rating: 3.9
Jan 19 2005
Please tell me what you do or don't like about it so I may produce better wallpapers. - Jan 19 2005
Pinux's Tux Cursors Theme

Cursors 77 comments

by pinux
Rating: 6.8
Jan 11 2005
But how do I make my own?
I would like to raytrace some. - Jan 19 2005