Clearlooks 2
Metacity Themes
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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.
Last 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.

Pete-J

11 years ago

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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temet69nosce

11 years ago

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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dhonn

11 years ago

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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Fedorateur

11 years ago

Can you post what is the background ?

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Sparrk

11 years ago

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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gfx

11 years ago

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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ktux

11 years ago

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

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flamingyak

11 years ago

I agree. Pretty freekin' cool man.

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bvc

11 years ago

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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dhonn

11 years ago

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

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

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Sparrk

11 years ago

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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dhonn

11 years ago

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

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Sparrk

11 years ago

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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graig

11 years ago

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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Sparrk

11 years ago

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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MrDesiato

11 years ago

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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wookashs

11 years ago

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

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szu

11 years ago

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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Sparrk

11 years ago

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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szu

11 years ago

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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MrDesiato

11 years ago

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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Sparrk

11 years ago

They are a theme option.

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MrDesiato

11 years ago

Even better. :)

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MrDesiato

11 years ago

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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bvc

11 years ago

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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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.

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