DeLorean_varNaM BetaThis theme is no longer under develpment
Mixed Metals and Colours Theme
This theme is for Gnome 3.4
it will not look as intended on previous versions of Gnome!Requirements
This theme requires that you run the included START.sh script. This theme will look like your computer puked windows'98 if you do not run the script. The START.sh is no longer required!
Finally the Gtk's background image is tiled as well as Metacity and Unity. This is a major impovement and change. The theme is more responsive, faster, and most importantly it doesn't eat up huge amounts of RAM.
GTK3 gtk-engine-unico-1.0.1 or newer Stable
GTK2 gtk-engine-equinox 1.50 or newer
GTK2 gtk-engine-murrine 0.98.1.1 or newer
GTK2 pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)-engines package
GTK3 gtk3-3.4 or newer installedTheme Includes:
- Gtk2 & Gtk3 Themes
- Metacity 1, 2, & 3 Themes (Mutter)
Gnome-Shell & MGSE Theme Soon Cinnamon Theme Soon GDM Theme Soon
- Unity Theme (Ubuntu)
Xfwm4 Theme Soon
- Emerald Themes
- Chromium Browser Theme
* Mozilla Themes *
- Thunderbird 12 and 13 varNaM_Theme-1-05-30-12Theme Link
- Firefox 12 and 13 varNaM_Theme-0-05-30-12 [BETA] Theme Link
* I strongly recommend removing the old DeLorean_varNaM folder from your system before installing an updated version.
**After selecting this theme you should log out and back in for it to render properly.
This theme is still under heavy construction. It is however usable. The unselected window definitions in Gtk3 have not been properly themed yet, so un focused windows still look a bit wonky. The dark theme code for apps like Totem is not ready yet, so i removed it entirely from the package untill I have it working better. The metalic background will be replaced, hopefully very soon with a small metalic tilable image.
The final theme will most closely resemble the Thunderbird Theme (which is almost entirely finished). Keep in mind when choosing this theme, that it is Beta.
I hope you like it.
UBUNTU 12.04 LTS(presicePangolin) Specific:
Os(Overlay Scrollbars) break the theme! I would suggest dissabling the Overlay-scrollbars and use traditional scrollbars with this theme. Gtk3 works and looks as it is supposed to untill an Overlay-scrollbar is needed. (I do not know if this can be fixed by disabling Overlay-scrollbars in Ubuntu. The problem may be coded in Ubuntus Gtk3. Can someone confirm?) It causes the Primary-Toolbar in Nautilus to loose its background image(metalic image). Similarly it causes the background image behind tabs to become black. Overlay-scrollbars are the culprit. (Thank you Ubuntu).
Firefox & Thunderbird distorted Scrollbar-Thumbs and "line boxes (scribbles)" drawn over Tabs! I have not discovered the reason for these distortions in Ubuntu. But, I have found them to exist only in Ubuntu. (Thanks yet again Ubuntu!)
***none of the above mentioned issues have been found in any distrobutions other than Ubuntu. Although other Ubuntu-based distrobutions may also be affected.
I am taking the DeLorean serier further with this 'varNaM'. The Thunderbird Theme is the most complete portion of this theme to date. Everything else will look like Thunderbird.
Sidenote: Gtk2 I haven't themed the Buttons or TreeHeaders.
I am working on a tileable metalic background image so that i may do away with the START.sh script in the near future.
I will also post a version of DL_varNaM without the metalic background in the near future.
I must acknowledge and thank S. Mike Smith for all his help in making all parts of this theme possible. He has provided valuable insights, help, and alot of debugging. Not to mention the excellent app he created to 'Mix and Shade' color variables. Thank You Mike!
I would also like to note that he pointed out the importance of monitor color profiling. I hadn't realized the importance of having the correct gamma on my monitor. The difference it has made with the appearance of everything on my monitor is amazing.
The first upload of the DL_varNaM [BETA] Theme.
I was in such a hurry to upload everything before the storm swept through here last night that I uploaded the Gtk theme with broken scripts. I appologise. I have removed the broken scripts and added the unfocused background in Gtk3.
Just uploaded the Firefox theme to Mozilla. Firefox is not as polished as the Thunderbird theme, and will be under continuel development.
0-05-30-12-Firefox_varNaM & 1-05-30-12-Thunderbird_varNaM
New Uploads of both Firefox and Thunderbird. Addon-Page Header-Buttons have been fixed. Text in Preference Window has been fixed.
0-05-30-12 FIXED the DeLorean_varNaM Theme! I uploaded the earlier versions without making sure the background images(metalic images) were being placed in the correct folders during the running of the START.sh script.
I apologize for missing that very important detail.
I just updated my Ubuntu partition to 'Precise' and installed DeLorean_varNaM from version 0-05-30-12 and for the most part everything looks right.
Ubuntu isn't drawing the background image exactly as it should, although it is now drawing a background image. I will continue to debug the Gtk3 in Ubuntu over the next few days.
In the mean time Unity is now working(metal unity bar), but still requires some work, and the Gtk3 portion of the theme is working (just not up to par).
Unity-Panel, It has been changed in this version to match the top of Metacity. Fullscreen windows blend into Unity.
Unity-menu and Unity-menuitems are now themed to match Gtk3. All the text on Unity-Panel has been themed to match Metacity and Gtk3.
I have added a quick fix for the UbuntuSoftwareCenter, now items are legable within the software-center. Although the white textshadow on white-text persists.
Read above for Ubuntu specific issues and fixes.
Fixed renaming of text in Nautilus. You can actually see the text that you are renaming now. Made many changes to Entry widgets includeing background colors, text color, focused color, border-images.
Tiled Images! The start.sh script is no longer used! Both Gtk2 & Gtk3, plus Metacity and Unity all use the included tiled images to create the metalic bacground. The difference in performance is fenominal. The tile image still requires some polishing and tweeking.
Metacity is using the tiled image as well and has gone through many changes. I still need to rework metacitys buttons. And some of the titlebar text is difficult to read when small text is used, like on popup windows.
Unity is using a tiled image and blends into the gtk theme when fullscreened.
The tiles and metacity require further tweeking.
The size of the package itself has gone from 4+mg to less than 800kb.
Gtk2 reworked to match Gtk3, and Firefox/Thunderbird themes.
Its coming along ...
Gtk2 Finished the pixmaps for the Notebook and Tabs. Changed the Buttons and Progressbar to use the Murrine-Engine.
Chromium Browser Theme added. It has one glitch, and that is that the dropdown URL-bar richlist uses the metalic image background and green text. Chromium, as i understand it, uses an algorithm to read Gtk2's theme and use its color. Unfortunatly I haven't found any way to change this. If anyone knows of a fix, please let me know.