Ordinary Metacity
Metacity Themes
Description:

This Metacity theme is heavily inspired by Chromium, Bespin and Oxygen.

This is essentially a port of my original Emerald theme. Since metacity draws the frames a bit differently than emerald there are some minor differences.

This is still a work in progress. And I'll try to iron out all the bugs/glitches when I have the time.

Notes
Currently the window icon will not scale any larger than 16 pixels. I locked it at that size since on my trial systems the icon vanishes once it grows larger than 16 pixels. But it does work if I force it to a locked larger size like 22 pixels, I do not know how to work around this o_O.


Feel free to add any suggestions and requests.


What's included?
Ordinary Colors - Picks up whatever GTK color there is. Uses #d8d8d8 as window color.

Metacity theme for Dust Sand


Future plans
Add border framestyle.

Try converting entire theme into SVG for nicer size scaling.

Add a few more theme variations, Shiki-Colors, Ambiance, etc...

Usage
The default color themes work best when the window color is set to "#d8d8d8".

All the other themes should work with respective recommended GTK theme. Meaning that Ordinary Dust Sand works best when used with the GTK theme Dust Sand.


Links
Dust theme by Rico Sta. Cruz, Kido Mariano, and James Schriver.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/DustTheme

Elementary gtk theme by DanRabbit
http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-gtk-theme-83104033
Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.2
Added scalable titlebar, everything scales with title text size.

Added Ordinary Colors Theme that picks up frame color from currently active GTK theme. Still uses window color #d8d8dd8.

Reworked Ordinary Dust Sand that is scalable now.

Removed Ordinary Elementary since Ordinary Colors can match that theme quite easily.

0.1
Fixed theme breakage and reuploaded it.

First release...

renatov

3 years ago

Hi, I absolutely love this theme, it's my default GTK theme. Could you please tell me how can I select titlebar color? The first time I used the titlebar was silver and it was very beautiful, but now it's blue I don't know why. How do I change it to silver again? I'm using Cinnamon on OpenSUSE 13.1 and GTK+ 3.

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StijnRuts

3 years ago

By default the title can run outside of the 'tab' in the window border.
You can fix this by changing lines 28 and 41 from
<border name="button_border" left="0" right="0" top="0" bottom="0"/>
to
<border name="button_border" left="0" right="50" top="0" bottom="0"/>
see http://postimg.org/image/iten9dml7/ for a before/after screenshot

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Volpene

5 years ago

Is there a trick to have this nice theme with buttons on the left ?

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dkjmusic

6 years ago

but after the install they don't show up in System/Preferences/Appearance. Don't you need an index file in the folder?

If not, how do you get them to display?

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koleoptero

6 years ago

Excellent work. Finally something different. Thank you. <3

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jminiesta

6 years ago

I LOVE IT!!

I only miss more colors. I don't like the unfocused window border to be black, darker and more striking than the focused ones.

My favourite is the "elementary" one, it fits great with the same name gtk theme.

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Random03

6 years ago

Can you do an Ambiance version with controls on the LEFT?

Thanks in advance!

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carrozza

6 years ago

Thanks for this great theme! Elegant, simple, original. Custom button position would be appreciated: I used max,min,close all on the right side. Eagerly waiting for any update.

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carrozza

6 years ago

Just made a matching AWN theme, if anyone is interested just drop a line.
Here is a screenshot (vertical AWN dock on the left):
http://a.imageshack.us/img291/3039/ordinarydustsand.png

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fannymites

6 years ago

Excellent themes but don't work well with custom button positions.
I tend to have my buttons on the left (or close on left and min/max on right) and it messes up the themes.

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lucazade

6 years ago

the archive is broken :(

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paullinux

6 years ago

Can't seem to extract the file. It gives an error. Please re-upload a correctly-compressed file please...

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skersten

6 years ago

Wow! Amazing job. THANKS! I can't wait for your updates...great work. Nicely done.

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Anduu

6 years ago

None of the themes work for me :(

I am dying to use these...any tips?

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solifex

6 years ago

Oops... That was a mistake on my part, I have fixed it and re-uploaded the theme. Hopefully it should work now.

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Anduu

6 years ago

Good stuff!

Thanks a bunch :)

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6 years ago

0.2
Added scalable titlebar, everything scales with title text size.

Added Ordinary Colors Theme that picks up frame color from currently active GTK theme. Still uses window color #d8d8dd8.

Reworked Ordinary Dust Sand that is scalable now.

Removed Ordinary Elementary since Ordinary Colors can match that theme quite easily.

0.1
Fixed theme breakage and reuploaded it.

First release...

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