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DeLorean_Purple Gtk3 Theme by killhellokitty DeLorean_Purple Gtk3 Theme by killhellokitty
DeLorean_Purple, Gtk3 & Gtk2 theme, with DeLorean_Metacity theme and Gedit Schema.
A hammered metal and chrome theme.

Requires: Unico-engine and Murrine-engine. This theme now requires the Unico GTK3 engine. (Only if you're using Gnome 3 or GTK3 applications.)
- [link](UBUNTU)
Important note: This theme is designed around Gnome 3.0.* and the r69 version of the Unico engine. Any later versions included with the development releases may break the theme.

If you don't install these engines - GTK2 applications will not be styled. So it's NOT a bug if for example GIMP or Firefox looks like Windows 98. It's just you who haven't installed the gtk2 engines. :)

- GTK2 engine Murrine 0.98.1.1 or later
- GTK2 pixbuf engine or the gtk(2)-engines package

Comments are welcomed!!! Please let me know about any bugs you may find. I am working a matching Gnome-shell theme. As well as alternate variations of both metal and color. Hope you enjoy the theme!

This theme is an experiment. It tests limitations in both gtk2 & gtk3. I believe it to be the first theme of its kind. I liken it to a photograph where the light-refraction is its subject.
Gtk2s limitations are that the menubar and toolbar image can both be stretched to any window size, or they can retain the proprtions of the original image and be either cropped on the right (if the image is smaller than window it is placed in) or be duplicated at the end of the image on the right side of the window. The "frame" or Gtkwindow can only be cropped (it can not be STRETCHED) with image duplication on the right side on the window when it exceeds the original size of the image.
The option i chose is to retain a static size image for the menubar and frame, so that the image will be seemless within the window. I chose the size for the image at 1024x768. The reason is so that the subject "light-refraction" remains cented for the average size (about 600+-) opened windows. Increasing the size of the image (to avoid image duplication on the right side of the window when it exceeds the size of 1024)for larger monitors changes the placement of the subject of the image far to the right in any opened window(the oposite problem is true if the subject"light-refraction" is placed further left on the image for a larger monitor); causing distorion of the optical illusion; ie the refraction is not centered within average sized widows. This is the limitation i havent been able to overcome within Gtk2.
Keep in mind the metalic image is the same as a photgraph or drawing with a subject as its focal point.
On the Gtk3...
To begin with, id like to praise the develpers of Gtk3 for its vast improvements!
Gtk3 automagically stretches images used for menubar and toolbar. And it handles the "frame" or Gtkwindow ".background" again differently than gtk2. The "frame" is automagically shrunk or stretched, depending on the size of the open window. Here the problem is that with small windows like the "calculator" app and medium windows like "totem" the meubar image is cropped and the frame image is shrunk. Which causes a seem between the meubar & frame. Its not a huge difference, but its there. But for large and expanded (fullscreen) window everything is stretched and seemless. As a result the image usually looks good on any size window and there is no duplication of the image on the right in larger windows. Metacity seems to handle the image in much the same way as gtk3 meubar or toolbar.
These are limitations of this theme. I havent discovered a better way around them. Please, contact me if you know of a way around the limitations i came up against to achieve a seemless image regardless of window/monitor size that keeps the subject "light-refraction" in the center.

This is not a "Light" nor a "Dark" theme. It is both, and a medium theme. Depending on the object the color shade must be different(text is a good example-black sometimes white, and sometimes another color that will be visible regardless of the object bieng light or dark or in the case of the frame, BOTH). In Gtk2 this is a theming nightmare! In Gtk3, its actually pretty easy. This theme has been my off-and-on hobby for 3yrs now. Its only because of Gtk3(the theme actually looks good to me in gtk3) that i chose to go ahead and release it.
There are differences between the gtk2 and gtk3 versions, like the buttons. I have no intention on making further changes to the gtk2 theme at present.

The reason the base theme is purple(it could just as easily been blue or green...etc) and not white is due to the window frame image having light-refraction, and the light refraction is white. A white base color then distorts the optical illusion...and looks awfull! In other words, the color WHITE or any very light shade color becomes ABSOLUTE foreground within the window and can easily distort the optical illusion.
A verion is in the works with a white base color. This version requires a metalic frame that has a light-difference and not a refraction. If that makes any sence.
Again, this theme is an experiment! Its my attempt at something different, something out of the ordinary. Placing a "picture" as the "frame" for all windows. Judge it on its own merrits please.
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killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you are using Gnome3 unico-engine is required [link] (I am guessing that you are using Ubuntu) I use ArchLinux, to my knowledge you can install Unico-engine (r69 version of the Unico engine) for 11.04Ubuntu.
As for the GTK2 you need Murrine Engine 0.98.1.1 or later, & pixbuf engine or the gtk(2)-engines package.
Ubuntu/Mint/Debian distros:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Place the un-archived folder (DeLorean_Purple) in /urs/share/themes/ or i believe you can also put it in ~/.themes in your home folder--im not sure if the home folder location works for GTK3. To place the folder in /urs/share/themes/ Hit the Alt-F2 key type: gksu nautilus /usr/share/themes It will ask for your admin password then just copy the DeLorean_Purple folder from where you un-archived into /usr/share/themes folder.
In Gnome3 use "tweaktool" to load DeLorean_Purple as your theme or if using Gnome2 just open the "Appearance" app in preferences and change to the DeLorean_NewStyle in gtk2. Gnome3 will load both Gtk2 & 3 automagically.

I hope that helps. Let me know. Thanks for your comment!!! Good Luck!
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Rasa13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Damn, I want to test it out,
But can't figure out how to install it! *hides face*

Also,
Im using 11.04, Which I cannot find a package of the "Unico engine" for..
is murrine all thats required to run it in gtk2?
and Unico for 11.10?

Im confused..

Please help ! lol
:bow:
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killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you are using Gnome3 unico-engine is required [link] (I am guessing that you are using Ubuntu) I use ArchLinux, to my knowledge you can install Unico-engine (r69 version of the Unico engine) for 11.04Ubuntu.
As for the GTK2 you need Murrine Engine 0.98.1.1 or later, & pixbuf engine or the gtk(2)-engines package.
Ubuntu/Mint/Debian distros:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Place the un-archived folder (DeLorean_Purple) in /urs/share/themes/ or i believe you can also put it in ~/.themes in your home folder--im not sure if the home folder location works for GTK3. To place the folder in /urs/share/themes/ Hit the Alt-F2 key type: gksu nautilus /usr/share/themes It will ask for your admin password then just copy the DeLorean_Purple folder from where you un-archived into /usr/share/themes folder.
In Gnome3 use "tweaktool" to load DeLorean_Purple as your theme or if using Gnome2 just open the "Appearance" app in preferences and change to the DeLorean_NewStyle in gtk2. Gnome3 will load both Gtk2 & 3 automagically. Dont forget to chose the Metacity theme in Tweaktool to DeLorean_Gtk3. If you get odd colors look in your home forlder at the .hidden files and look for a FILE/S named .gtk2-default(i think thats what its called) or .gnome_default and or .gnome-color-chooser open them and if the specify theme colors (ie. \nbg_color #565656\ntext_color....etc) go ahead and move those files to the trash (dont DELETE them). Reload the theme and see if that fixes it. if it does, than its probably safe to delete which ever theme file was changing the defaults.

I hope that helps. Let me know. Thanks for your comment!!! Good Luck!
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Rasa13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
ahh, thanks very much!!
I should have known I could have just dragged it into my ~/.themes folder.
doh!!

Got it installed, and running it!
Its beautiful!

The only thing that doesnt "work" is the title bar.
It just doesnt change to the Delorean title bar, it stays on the title bar that my previous theme used.

Not a big deal really, as it still matches very nicely. :)

Yeah Im using Ubuntu 11.04.
Ive got the latest murrine engines and what not,
just no "Unico" engine.

I looked around for it last night,
but could not find it for Ubuntu 11.04.

Do you happen to know of a link?

I have not played around with GTK3 at all yet..
I dont want to risk breaking something by installing Gnome shell/Gnome3,
as I hear it's still rather "buggy" and easy to break things on ones Ubuntu install. lol

SO Im going to try and wait for the bugs to be ironed out, I guess.

Thanks for the very clear answer!
I apreciate your time and your work!

You rock!
Many thanks. <3 :bow: :love:
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Rasa13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
thats awesome!! Niice work! thanks :love:
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