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#1 2011-09-14 02:36:24

Gullible Jones
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SCUBA and Pinewood, themes for the default GTK engine

I know, not a staggering display of skill; it's just the result of fifteen minutes messing around with Agave and the Gnome 2 theme generator. But the default engine is uber fast, and can be colored, so I figured I'd try to make it look a *bit* prettier.

The theme is called "SCUBA" because it reminds me of submarines and SCUBA divers and stuff. The colors are based on the Tango palette, and yes, they are kind of close to the ones for the Raleigh theme... Whatever. I think it doesn't look bad.

(Maybe I'll do a brown and green one next. Dunno.)

Oh yeah... Bugs. The Thunar file selection box is bright yellow for some reason. I probably won't fix this because I think it's kind of cool and breaks up the monotony, sort of like a spotlight.

Anyway, here without further ado is the SCUBA theme. Just save it as ~/.themes/SCUBA/gtk-2.0/gtkrc.

style "SCUBA"
{
  bg[NORMAL] = "#BABDB6"
  bg[PRELIGHT] = "#204A87"
  bg[SELECTED] = "#204A87"
  bg[ACTIVE] = "#BABDB6"
  bg[INSENSITIVE] = "#BABDB6"
  fg[NORMAL] = "#0B1A30"
  fg[PRELIGHT] = "#0B1A30"
  fg[SELECTED] = "#0B1A30"
  fg[ACTIVE] = "#0B1A30"
  fg[INSENSITIVE] = "#204A87"
  base[NORMAL] = "#D3D7CF"
  base[PRELIGHT] = "#D3D7CF"
  base[SELECTED] = "#204A87"
  base[ACTIVE] = "#204A87"
  base[INSENSITIVE] = "#D3D7CF"
  text[NORMAL] = "#0B1A30"
  text[PRELIGHT] = "#0B1A30"
  text[SELECTED] = "#0B1A30"
  text[ACTIVE] = "#FFFFFF"
  text[INSENSITIVE] = "#204A87"
  GtkMenuBar::shadow_type = GTK_SHADOW_NONE
  GtkToolbar::shadow_type = GTK_SHADOW_NONE
}
class "GtkWidget" style "SCUBA"

Last edited by Gullible Jones (2011-09-14 03:25:29)

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#2 2011-09-14 02:49:40

Gullible Jones
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Re: SCUBA and Pinewood, themes for the default GTK engine

Well it didn't take long to come up with a better one. This is based on the Gnome color palette, is called Pinewood, and IMHO looks much nicer. Works just like the one above, save it to ~/.themes/Pinewood/gtk-2.0/gtkrc...

style "Pinewood"
{
  bg[NORMAL] = "#B39169"
  bg[PRELIGHT] = "#6E9E6E"
  bg[SELECTED] = "#6E9E6E"
  bg[ACTIVE] = "#B39169"
  bg[INSENSITIVE] = "#B39169"
  fg[NORMAL] = "#000000"
  fg[PRELIGHT] = "#000000"
  fg[SELECTED] = "#000000"
  fg[ACTIVE] = "#000000"
  fg[INSENSITIVE] = "#DEC995"
  base[NORMAL] = "#BAB5AB"
  base[PRELIGHT] = "#BAB5AB"
  base[SELECTED] = "#6E9E6E"
  base[ACTIVE] = "#6E9E6E"
  base[INSENSITIVE] = "#B39169"
  text[NORMAL] = "#000000"
  text[PRELIGHT] = "#000000"
  text[SELECTED] = "#000000"
  text[ACTIVE] = "#DEC995"
  text[INSENSITIVE] = "#DEC995"
  GtkMenuBar::shadow_type = GTK_SHADOW_NONE
  GtkToolbar::shadow_type = GTK_SHADOW_NONE
}
class "GtkWidget" style "Pinewood"

Last edited by Gullible Jones (2011-09-14 03:27:19)

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#3 2011-09-14 03:20:47

Gullible Jones
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Re: SCUBA and Pinewood, themes for the default GTK engine

Err bugger, the above themes do not work at all. Just a sec, I'll fix it.

Edit: Woo, fixed... I think.

Edit again: Yeah it works now. Damn, I must have misplaced some brain cells to mistake an XML file for a GTKRC.

Oh BTW, the selection bug in SCUBA is now fixed (somehow).

Last edited by Gullible Jones (2011-09-14 03:30:30)

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#4 2011-09-14 05:31:50

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Re: SCUBA and Pinewood, themes for the default GTK engine

A pic of them in action would be handy wink
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#5 2011-09-14 12:40:39

Gullible Jones
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Re: SCUBA and Pinewood, themes for the default GTK engine

Yes it would, wouldn't it. tongue Okay, here they are.

Pinewood:
pinewood.th.png

SCUBA:
scuba.th.png

Last edited by Gullible Jones (2011-09-14 12:41:04)

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#6 2011-09-14 13:00:50

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Re: SCUBA and Pinewood, themes for the default GTK engine

Have you checked the ultraschemes color scheme collection at kde-look? There are more than 220 color schemes there for your inspiration. Are you looking for speed as far the rendering engine is concerned? If so, any reason why xfce engine was overlooked? IIRC, xfce engine is very fast and there are fantastic color neutral themes available, for instance, royalty. Xfce-Stellar theme, modeled along the lines of Solaris is also pretty fast. Bluecurve is another theme that is very fast.

I know, so many questions. I am just curious, that's all. Keep up the good work.


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#7 2011-09-14 13:57:54

Gullible Jones
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Re: SCUBA and Pinewood, themes for the default GTK engine

The answer re other engines is, "Even the Xfce engine is slow as a turtle on my Mac G4." I'm starting to become convinced that there is something broken about the way GTK renders things, especially when using engines.

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