Clearlooks 2
Metacity Themes
Description:

This is version 2 of the Clearlooks window decoration, made to fit well with Clearlooks-Cairo.

Note: If you want to keep your old Clearlooks Metacity theme, you should rename one of the theme folders.

Changelog:

11 years ago

2.1:
- Gave up and switched to pixmaps for icons.
- Focused icons have a soft shadow outline for better visibility (thanks to dhonn for the mockup).
- Well, happy new year!

2.0.1:
- Tweaked separator line on unfocused windows.
- Icons on active buttons are always white.

2.0:
- Initial release.

10 years ago

Pete-J

Look's really nice, personally i cant stand themes with that gotten all it's corners rounded. The top can be rounded but not the bottom. Really nice theme i like it = D

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11 years ago

temet69nosce

WooW! I'm in love with the new design!
I'm sure it'd be "defaulted" in many upcoming distros. Congratulations!

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11 years ago

dhonn

The title bar should be more porportional to the text. I noticed in xp that the default title bar is a bit thicker perhaps we can move in that direction. Gnome's default font size is currently perfect.

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11 years ago

Fedorateur

Can you post what is the background ?

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11 years ago

Sparrk

On the first screenshot it is one by Jimmac for Novell Desktop 10, called "golden-harmonics". You should be able to find it if you google for "golden-harmonics jimmac".

The second was a contributed screenshot and the background on it AFAIK is from Windows Vista.

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11 years ago

gfx

That's completely wrong ! Credits for this wallpaper goes to AmericanPsycho on DeviantArt :

http://americanpsycho.deviantart.com/

This does NOT come from evil-Redmont.

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11 years ago

ktux

very very nice . i prefer it to the original . great work :-)

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11 years ago

flamingyak

I agree. Pretty freekin' cool man.

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11 years ago

bvc

I thought the original was better. Maybe because the buttons were bigger and fit the bg better? Not to mention the pixmap buttons are not accessibilty friendly. If shooting for 'default' along with the clearlooks gtk, that would be a big issue, no?

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11 years ago

dhonn

What about adding a light shadow on the focused title bar buttons?

like this: http://dhonn.com/images/shadow.png

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11 years ago

Sparrk

Yeah, I was thinking about this but it's not easy to do without pixmaps. Your mockup is very cool and I'll probably give it a try. Thanks.

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11 years ago

dhonn

its really tiny rects. The problem is the x though.

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11 years ago

Sparrk

Exactly, I'm still working on the X. I have to use fixed colors for the diagonal lines (since the tinting op can only do rects), so I hope I can make it look alright.

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11 years ago

graig

i hate the square bottoms. why? why not round them? i think uniformity looks better, its silly when the top is rounded and the bottom is not.

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11 years ago

Sparrk

Just for the record, comments like this are the best way to _not_ make me post a balloon variation. Maybe someone else will do it though.

Ideally I would round all corners just a little, but that's not possible yet.

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11 years ago

MrDesiato

I still think that the buttons on the focussed windows seem too metalic, or heavy for the rest of the bar. Surely I'm not alone...maybe its the dark-light outline, along with the darker "shiny" look.

Comments? (apart from "no, I don't think they do :P)

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11 years ago

wookashs

I think that buttons on titlebar are to big... In previous version were better.

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11 years ago

szu

After a day of usage I think you should rework the titlebar of inactive windows. It doesn't give impression of shiny/gradient bar. The difference between lighter and darker shade is to big and make the border between them very noticable. And that makes it look bad.

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11 years ago

Sparrk

I have thought about that, but there are too many problem with it. Especially it would make unfocused windows too similar to focused windows, so with some color combinations or for color-blind people this could become problematic. It would also make the theme feel much more heavy.

For now I have just lightened up the separator line a bit.

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11 years ago

szu

This m-city theme is great. Much better than the previous version, which sadly can't be said about gtk2 theme. Shiny lolly-pop blue scrollbars? Please..

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11 years ago

MrDesiato

If I remember correctly the 'lolly-pop' scroll bars will be a compile time variable... maybe I'm wrong though. It certainly should be, I agree.

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11 years ago

Sparrk

They are a theme option.

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11 years ago

MrDesiato

Even better. :)

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11 years ago

MrDesiato

I like the theme.

Although, the metalic-style widgets don't seem to fit in with the rest of the title bar.

Either the buttons need to be less metalic, or the rest needs to be more metalic.

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11 years ago

bvc

seems to me that the buttons should be white (#ffffff) like the title and not from gtk color, since not all gtk themes are the same. I have a lot of themes that give me a black button and it would be nice if this white was universal, despite the theme being used.
???

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