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clapton
August 26th, 2005, 01:43 AM
I've been search for gnome themes and ubuntu, gdm themes and I haven't found litle information about this.
Can You help me?
I'm interested on "How 2" themes for gnome+ubuntu, too.

Thx for future answers.

ssck
August 26th, 2005, 01:53 AM
I've been search for gnome themes and ubuntu, gdm themes and I haven't found litle information about this.
Can You help me?
I'm interested on "How 2" themes for gnome+ubuntu, too.

Thx for future answers.

one good place to look for new themes, gdm themes is at www.gnomelook.org

download the tar file and go to System --> Preferences --> Theme and install it.

Refer to screenshot

clapton
August 26th, 2005, 02:02 AM
I've already now how to install, thx anyway
I wanna know, how I can do my themes =)

bvc
August 26th, 2005, 02:23 AM
Well, I've posted it twice, and as suggested by users they never make it sticky :-? ..I guess because I keep posting it ](*,)

Haven't checked all the links lately




I've been asked this a few times so I thought a pinned thread would be nice. Please add to this any tips or links you find useful. To start...

general (know the environment)
http://www.gnomefiles.org/
http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=114

SmoothEngine
http://gnome.org/~thos/Smooth-Docs/
http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Theme...id=SmoothEngine (http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Themes/Tutorials/?id=SmoothEngine)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/smooth-engine/
http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=114
http://web.subpop.net/art/smoothgnome/

GTK
http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Theme...s/?id=GTKThemes (http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Themes/Tutorials/?id=GTKThemes)

Metacity
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutorials/m...ity-themes.html (http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutorials/metacity/metacity-themes.html)

ICONS
http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Theme.../?id=IconThemes (http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Themes/Tutorials/?id=IconThemes)
http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=385
http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.p...hlight=standard (http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7397&highlight=standard)
http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.p...hlight=standard (http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7398&highlight=standard)
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.4/gtk...tock-Items.html (http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.4/gtk/gtk-Stock-Items.html)

Help other than here
http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=20

Tinkering and hacking others themes is necessary to really get it. Docs are very limited. So get stuff and hack! That's what I did.
http://gnome-look.org/
http://art.gnome.org/
http://www.themedepot.org/

GNOME ROCKS!

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you need images for pixmap themes?
http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.asp?library=1
the .wba extension is seen as a zip type by file-roller ;)

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Errors
Whether gtk, metacity, or icon theming, errors may or may not be printed in vt1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) depending on the distro you use. Mandrake used to, but doesn't seem to anymore. Debian's and Fedora do. You can easily get the errors by running
gnome-theme-manager
in an X terminal (Gnome Terminal, Aterm, Eterm, Xterm, rxvt etc....).

Metacity
Metacity has a nice tool. The
metacity-theme-viewer
Run it from an X terminal;
metacity-theme-viewer name_of_metacity_theme
[example]metacity-theme-viewer d3a
and you can find out how fast it loads and errors pointing to any problems with loading the theme. It opens a gui to show you all the different aspects of the theme.

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http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/1.0/
http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gtk+/docs/wid...try.txt?rev=1.5 (http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gtk+/docs/widget_geometry.txt?rev=1.5)

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Scalable Vector Graphics
This is what I'm currently interested in and researching. Instead of pixmap, you can make svg/gtk and metacity themes, and of course icon themes.

http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/
http://www.inkscape.org/ (has a built in tutorial)
http://www.sodipodi.com/

http://programmer-art.org/?page=inkscape

Inkscape rpms
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idp...k.i586.rpm.html (http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/1260443/com/inkscape-0.37-1mdk.i586.rpm.html)
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idp...k.i586.rpm.html (http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/1430256/com/inkscape-0.39-1.100mdk.i586.rpm.html)
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idp...c.i586.rpm.html (http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/1352917/com/inkscape-0.39-1thac.i586.rpm.html)
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idp...k.i586.rpm.html (http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/1424386/com/inkscape-0.39-2mdk.i586.rpm.html)

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clapton
September 3rd, 2005, 02:56 AM
Thx for the help.

Bandit
September 6th, 2005, 06:59 AM
The best way is to find a good theme that is well documented in the gtkrc file.
Go to gnome-look.org and search for SigelDark2.0.3.
That is one of my many themes I have created and the most recent.
I always re-use my gtkrc files over and over when I can, they are to long to retype.
My files are well documented becuase I taught my self how to do themeing and to make sure I dont forget what the heck I was doing I documented them well.
I have other themes that you can search by the names Sigel.
Or I think you can search also by my username bigbandit2004.
My website has some themes, but not the newest as I have been to lazy to update it in a while.
http://www.geocities.com/bigbandit2004
Cheers,
Joey

BTW, if you want to do pixmap themes, get very very familiar with GIMP.

clapton
September 7th, 2005, 09:26 PM
Thank you very much