mycro

GTK2 Themes

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Score 46.0%
Description:

This xfce-gtk2.0 engine based theme is the fastest theme i came across.
Example measurements testruns:

Human Engine - Ubuntu Theme: 17,80 s
Xfce Engine - RedmondXP Theme: 14,60 s
ThinIce Engine - ThinIce Theme: 14,57 s
Xfce Engine - Saltlake Theme: 14,42 s
Xfce Engine - mycro Theme: 14,13 s

My speed measurements are based on the output of "gtkperf" which can be considered as fairly accurate since they are very reproducible on one machine. But they are of course completely hardware dependent.

However, this theme is designed for speed and obviously not for the looks. And if you are asking if it makes sense to do all that work just to squeeze some microseconds out of a benchmark, the answer is of course no. But it is FUN!
Last changelog:

11 years ago

0.2
* minor visibility improvements for GtkStatusbar and GtkEntry
* added high contrast dark theme

0.3
* now you can choose your own colors in preferences
* Added a fitting very Fast Metacity theme based on Bentham. (which is even faster than Bentham)
* removed high contrast dark theme

0.4
* more consistent look of scrollbars and sliders
* more fitting and even faster metacity theme

envyouraudience

10 years ago

One more thing.. I wonder if it would make any difference if you disable "smooth_edge" in the xfce engine options

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envyouraudience

10 years ago

This is an awesome concept. I love it!

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paraboy

11 years ago

While I understand your intention, a sort of obvious question emerges: what sort of environment do you have in mind that cannot sacrifice 44ms to use the simple but highly elegant thin ice engine? I understand that the delay is not a one time cost, but still... I remember using the thin ice engine very comfortably on a 486 ThinkPad. (Of course that was on GTK+ 1.x, so this may not apply anymore.)

P.S. gtkperf is 3 years old -- are its results valid?

P.S. [Five minutes later] In the process of researching this question I tried out gtkperf with the thin ice engine on my recent, but entry level, laptop. gtkperf clocked it at 6.63! My murrine theme clocked at 13.89 -- faster than mycro on your test machine!

I thought I'd retract the question, but then I decided to let it stand so that others may know that, apparently, you're doing god's work for those folks with old machines.

Voted good! :)

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11 years ago

0.2
* minor visibility improvements for GtkStatusbar and GtkEntry
* added high contrast dark theme

0.3
* now you can choose your own colors in preferences
* Added a fitting very Fast Metacity theme based on Bentham. (which is even faster than Bentham)
* removed high contrast dark theme

0.4
* more consistent look of scrollbars and sliders
* more fitting and even faster metacity theme

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