Who Needs Windows 7 ?
Beryl/Emerald Themes
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Who needs Windows 7, except for the look ?
No one now.

5 years ago

DarkSneaselFP

Hi, Only the title bar became transparent here, everything else still opaque

plus it is twice or triple the normal size!

plus windows run games, nothing who needs hack shield work on wine, and never will as they explain on they fórum...

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6 years ago

Superzenit

Welcome. i have downloaded .emerald file.
I have opened Emerald Themer and selected Import. I have selected the file and clicked on this theme and Emerald Themer is terminated.
OS:Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2

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5 years ago

DarkSneaselFP

http://ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/ubuntu-11-04-fix-enable-emerald-themes-for-compiz-fusion-window-borders-title-bars/

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7 years ago

GrzegorzJZD

Is there any way to make title bar (caption) smaller? I think 16px height should be enough, max 20px, but now it's about 30px.

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7 years ago

Karmicbastler

hi Dear,
to answer your question "Who needs Windows7" I want to give you the answer: nobody!! I am off Windows since nearly two years now, and I don't want Windows back!! I love Ubuntu too much!!!

So I would say: Microsoft - game over!!!

Windows never again!!!

Greetings
Karmicbastler

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7 years ago

holodeck

Nicely done, but the ugly huge-ass icons in the panel ruin it.

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7 years ago

coloradoz

Here's a fix for those large icons.

1. Start the nautilus file browser (double click computer).
2. select edit -> preferences
3. select Views tab
4. Change icon view defaults to 66% (looks about right on my screen). the drawback is that there aren't a lot of scaling choices here. I also set my list view defaults to get smaller fonts on my menu whilst I was here.

Thats it.

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7 years ago

user333

I really like it! I always wanted a theme for XP that was like this, but this is even better (for Linux too)!

-user333

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7 years ago

rilo

I keep getting a message saying that the file is corrupt. Am I doing something wron?

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7 years ago

zeQuark

hi,

Apparently the MD5 hash of the file downloaded is 40dfdf22eea5b83d89bf18fc1129057b

What is yours ?
(to get it, for instance if the file FILE_NAME is in /home/user_name/desktop just open a terminal and enter this :
Quote:
md5sum /home/user_name/desktop/FILE_NAME

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7 years ago

rilo

Well, it was just my own fault. Checksum is OK. I got it to open in Emerald Themer. I am quite a newbee, so I will just search a bit more on how to use all this stuff. Thanks for the reply though.

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7 years ago

zeQuark

OK then.
Do not hesitate to ask for anything which might help you.

good luck

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7 years ago

sagnik

I'm using it with Linsta GTK-2, it's awesome! What panel background are you using?

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7 years ago

zeQuark

Hi,
A semi-transparent 48px hight PNG file, in this screenshot.

The issue is that when you set alpha-blur effets on with compiz, and tell the panel to have a picture background, and set the panel to transparency with compiz, the blur effect is weird : there is a copy of the background upon the png panel...

well I have made recently a better PNG file to use within a gtk theme, which is waaaaay better. To be release in an forthcoming GTK theme

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7 years ago

zeQuark

(this PNG is home-made)

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7 years ago

Lindstrom

Very funny description :D
And VERY nice artwork, but serious. WHY?...Why try to give gnome a vista/7 look? Just don't get it...

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7 years ago

zeQuark

Mmh... why not, I'd say ?

...OK I will cheat on my therapy by beginning with you instead of my psychanalyst...
I just want to show that Linux CAN stand up to what most basic Windows users could say at first sight (well..what even I said on my time) : Buuuuaaahhh !! how ugly is it compared to Windows.. it must sucks.

The most effective way to get people to know your OS as any other product is to appeal them. Linux is so beaten in this battle, and it would be so unfair it remains like this.
Unfair not to say stupid. Lets break a taboo : YEAH, the appearance matters.

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7 years ago

znupii

hye, i just can't install it...
i installed emerald manager and imported there the theme and i get just this:
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/3290/screenshotqzw.png

can somebody tell me why should i do to install corectly this theme ?
thanx

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7 years ago

zeQuark

MMh... not sure how you manage to do this, quite weird.

Anyway, try these links :

  • http://gnome-look.org/content/download.php?content=105399&id=1&tan=31956561
    (dl page)


  • http://gnome-look.org/CONTENT/content-files/105399-WhoNeedsW7.emerald
    (URL direct to *.emerald file)


  • http://tinyurl.com/nn92ha
    (same, through tinyurl)


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    7 years ago

    zeQuark

    OK forget my previous answer, I just needs some more sleep.

    In fact you perfectly managed to install the theme, so if ever you are thinking about the blur effect, try to set on alpha-blur effect on in emerald (parameter independant from the theme) then turn on the compiz alpah blur on, choosing gaussian method.

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    7 years ago

    frankynov

    Hello ! =)

    I've just downloaded your emerald theme, and it seems to look very very nice !

    But I couldn't get the "Semi Transparency" effect on the title bar to work... =( It looks fully transparent but there is not the opaque effect..

    Are there any settings in emerald manager or compiz manager to work on ?

    Thanks a lot for this theme ! =)

    Cheers from Belgium

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    7 years ago

    zeQuark

    Yeah.
    First, in the Emerald parameters tab, set the "emerald blur effect" ("type de flous" in french version) to "every decoration" --I think it is like that, in fr. version it says "toutes les décorations"--

    Then in the Compiz settings, put on the Blur effects, by default it is applied on "any" window, and select "Gaussian blur". It should work fine then.

    Enjoy !

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    7 years ago

    frankynov

    Thanks a lot for your support.. =) really enjoy this !

    Mmh, gaussian blur is a very CPU eater.. Not recommended for low-end computers.. =)

    But the effect looks very nice.. !

    Many thanks again !

    Frankynov

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    7 years ago

    frankynov

    Small update :

    After playing with the parameters in Compiz Manager, I've found some settings to reduce the CPU using =)

    In the "Focus Blur Match" line, replace :

    toolbar | menu | utility | normal | dialog | modaldialog
    by
    utility | normal | dialog | modaldialog

    I couldn't see any visual changes.. excepted that it's smoother... ;-)

    The change is very usefool if you use the "Flip" effect in the Shift extension (feuilleter dans sélecteur en cascade), or Gnomenu.

    Of course, you're free to try some changes on your own ! =)

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    7 years ago

    frankynov

    And last but not least (sorry for the tripple post :( )

    Alpha blur match : replace any by
    (type=Normal) & type=Dialog

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