Windows 7 theme

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UPDATE: The download link is down and I don't have another copy anymore. There is a much better Windows 7 theme here:
http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php/Win2-7%28Pixmap%29?content=118227

My first theme! This theme is based on Nemmeth`s `Windows 7 basic theme lookalike` http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Windows+7+basic+theme+lookalike?content=106601.

I added a Windows 7 cursor theme (not mine) and a Windows 7 icon theme (not mine).

HOW TO INSTALL:

1: Download the .tar.gz file.
2: Right-click on your desktop and select `Change Desktop Background`.
3: Select `Theme`, then drag and drop the file in.
4: Then click `Customise` and select the themes.
5: Delete the top Gnome panel.
6: Raise the bottom panel to 40 pixels.
7: Install Gnomenu http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/HOW+TO+INSTALL+%22GNOMENU%22?content=108571
8: Install DockBarX http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DockbarX?content=101604
9: Add Gnomenu to the panel and download this theme for it http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Windows+7+clone?content=104163
10: Apply the Gnomenu theme and button, if you don`t know, how google it.
11: Add DockBarX to the panel and select `new` as the theme.
12: Download a Emerald theme for Windows 7 (if you do not have emerald, enter: `sudo apt-get install emerald` in the terminal) you can find a Vista/7 theme on gnome-look.org.
13: Download Screenlets, enter: `sudo apt-get install screenlets` in the terminal, then open Screenlets Manager and place some screenlets on your desktop, and right click on them and click window then check `stay below`.

WHAT I CHANGED:
I fixed the: buttons, scrollbars, menus (barely), radio buttons, check-boxes, progress bars, tabs, and sliders. I replaced all of these (except the menu, that was just a little out of place) with screen shots from Windows.

Known problems:
1: The `up` and `down` scroll buttons do not appear when you move your cursor over the scroll-bar the way they do in Windows.
2: The windows are not transparent the way they are in Windows.
3: The file browser does not look the way it does in Windows.
4: The bottom Gnome panel is not transparent.
5: and some other minor details...

Please tell me if you know how to fix any of these problems. :)
Last changelog:

9 years ago

12/05/09: Added icon theme without Windows logo

De2th

1 year ago

???????????????????????

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aaronlewis1989

7 years ago

Was there a xfwm4 theme ?

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Superzenit

9 years ago

Welcome. I have installed gnomenu from this in terminal:
ubuntu@ubuntu~/$sudo make
Makefile: Available actions: install, uninstall,
Makefile: Available variables: PREFIX, DESTDIR, AWNPREFIX, CAIRODOCKPREFIX
ubuntu@ubuntu~/$sudo make install
install -d /etc/gnomenu /usr/bin/ /usr/lib \
/usr/share /usr/lib/bonobo/servers /usr/share/cairo-dock/plug-ins/Dbus/third-party/GnoMenu
python -u setup.py
Preparing to install translation
/home/ubuntu/Desktop/gnomenu/po
installing translations
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#-install src/bin/GnoMenu.py /usr/bin/
cp -r src/lib/gnomenu /usr/lib
cp -r src/share/gnomenu /usr/share
cp -r src/share/avant-window-navigator /usr/share
#-cp -r src/share/xfce4 /usr/share
cp -r src/share/locale /usr/share
install src/share/cairo-dock/third-party/GnoMenu/* /usr/share/cairo-dock/plug-ins/Dbus/third-party/GnoMenu/
#-cp -r src/share/cairo-dock ~/.config/
install src/bin/GnoMenu.py /usr/bin/
install src/lib/bonobo/GNOME_GnoMenu.server /usr/lib/bonobo/servers
Makefile: GnoMenu installed.

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Cycron

9 years ago

I don't know what the problem is, but you should post that problem here: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/HOW+TO+INSTALL+%22GNOMENU%22?content=108571

When you post there, also say what OS you are using.

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user333

9 years ago

Could you make it without the windows logo? Maybe tux?

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Cycron

9 years ago

where do you mean "without the windows logo", in the file browser? because I was going to replace that with the aero 'busy' thing (in 0.2)... but I could replace it with tux. Or do you mean the Gnomenu theme?

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user333

9 years ago

I'm not sure. I just want to know if it could have the linux logo instead. If you don't want to, that's OK :) I just don't like how windows theme clones have the windows logo, because I am using it on linux.

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Cycron

9 years ago

OK.. I'm almost done, I just have the Wine icon left, what should I do to that? Right now it has the Windows logo with a green check-mark in the corner...

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user333

9 years ago

Leave it :)

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Cycron

9 years ago

OK... uploaded it. Tell me if I made any mistakes.

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user333

9 years ago

Thank's a lot :) I will try it later.

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Cycron

9 years ago

OK... I could make another version without the windows logo... that's not my GTK theme though, that's the icon theme, but I can still change it really easy.

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juandejesuss

9 years ago

congrats!!! your first theme, it looks so good to be your first strike :) keep it up!! ;) positive vote for you

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Cycron

9 years ago

Thanks :)

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daas88

9 years ago

did you know there's a dockbar and dockbarx ppa? it's easier to install and update that way!
https://launchpad.net/~dockbar-main/+archive/ppa

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johnnyg

9 years ago

Hi you can get the Gnomenu how to here
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/HOW+TO+INSTALL+%22GNOMENU%22?content=108571

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mathieu147

9 years ago

Why to hell do all Win7/Vista themes have green menubars??

This is not the correct color, and this is not beautiful.

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Cycron

9 years ago

I can easily change it.... but then what colour should it be? I can't have it transparent... when I tried having it transparent it was just gray/white. Sure I'll change it, but to what?

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mathieu147

9 years ago

It should be grey:
http://i.d.com.com/i/dl/media/dlimage/19/08/49/190849_large.jpeg

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Cycron

9 years ago

OK... when I change it to what you said it changes it to that but the text is white and it doesn't look good on that background. I don't know how to change the color of the text because I do not yet know any programming language. If you want to change it yourself Go to (with the theme installed): /home/USERNAME/.themes/Cycron's Windows 7 theme/gtk-2.0 there you have everything that makes up the theme... everything is a photo. after that go to Menu-Menubar there is the menu... I think you can take it from there. Sorry... I just turned 14 and have school and other things to do.

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mathieu147

9 years ago

Hi,

You can open Windows 7 theme → gtk-2.0 → Menu-Menubar and replace menubarlight.png with this file: http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8262/menubarlight.png

(I cropped a screenshot of IE8 under W7 so this really is a W7 menu).

After that, edit Windows 7 theme → gtk-2.0 → gtkrc and, on line 4, change the file name of the include to "menubar-light.rc".

This method should work to have the correct menu.

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Cycron

9 years ago

no... you don't understand... I can change the menu-bar really easy, but I don't know how to change the text from white to black, otherwise with that menu-bar you can barely see the text. And to change the menu-bar you don't have to do any coding, just modify the photos that are already there.

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Cycron

9 years ago

sorry for not replying earlier... That is Firefox's menu... not Windows... but if that's what you want I'll add it.

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hitmansnightmare

9 years ago

If I would have to think of a reason, it would be:

Because we can

Because the appearance of W7 actually is good

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mathieu147

9 years ago

I didn't say it's not a good idea to mimic Win7. If people like it, I have no problem with that.

I was just wondering why Vista/7 themes always had green menubars.

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9 years ago

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