VistaUltimate
Metacity Themes
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Description:

I wasn't happy with any of the Vista themes I could find out there, they were all too chunky or messy or bright, so I made my own.

This is essentially a hack of VistaBlackRounded by olinux, itself a hack of VistaBut by roberTO21. I also drew ideas from VistaRoundedFocusSmall by soc, and Correcamins 1 by Toni Lara.

I basically darkened the borders, desaturated the inactive controls, increased lightness and saturation on hovered controls, thinned the borders a little, fixed curving, and removed borders from maximized windows.

I've specified controls to be Clearlooks, and icon style to be Vista-Inspirate (requires nuoveXT) in the theme file, but you can change them if you like.

Icons: Vista-Inspirate 1.0 - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=28352
Icons: nuoveXT 1.6 - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=26448

This is my first Metacity theme, please let me know what you think, or if I have done anything wrong.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.1 - First Release.
0.2 - Thinned borders 1px, removed curves from bottom corners.

Cityy

8 years ago

Take a look:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/CT-Vista?content=105332

Thank you for sharing your theme!

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superjamie

8 years ago

Cool! I actually like your CT-Simple one alot better, it's got a similar look but the new buttons look awesome! Something different but still very attractive and useable. Good stuff :)

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Cityy

8 years ago

Sorry I didn't notice that you already gave an answer in an older comment.. :)

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superjamie

8 years ago

No problem :)

Please post a link here to your new work when you're done, it will help interested people to find similar things, and I'd love to see the changes you make!

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Cityy

8 years ago

Am I allowed to use it for creating another metacity theme if I feature your work?

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baryoni

9 years ago

I found a guide (somewhere in the Internet) how to install this theme but I can't find it.

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superjamie

9 years ago

Download the file, open GNOME Theme/Appearance properties, drag the file onto the Theme/Appearance window.

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baryoni

9 years ago

It is matter if I'm using the KDE style on my EeePC?

Thank you!

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superjamie

9 years ago

This is a GNOME theme, not a KDE theme. The two are not interchangeable.

Have a look around http://www.kde-look.org/ to find a window style you can use.

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arman

9 years ago

Thanks! I really enjoy it :-)

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Sunsparc

9 years ago

I like it a lot. It achieves an Emerald type look without Emerald itself. I have a blue Emerald theme called Subvista and this looks like a black twin of it.

Do you mind if I use this in my Completely Vista Aero (automated) theme pack? Just search the name if you want to check it out.

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superjamie

9 years ago

Thanks very much!

If you'd like to include it in your pack, that's no problem, just please provide credit and a link back to this theme page?

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Sunsparc

9 years ago

Always do. ;-)

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9 years ago

0.1 - First Release.
0.2 - Thinned borders 1px, removed curves from bottom corners.

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