New Wave

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

It is time to give a modern and professional look to our desktop! The new theme makes more clever use of orange (not over-use it) and is mainly color-neutral. It is designed for Ubuntu in mind but can be used in other distros that may bear warm colors.


[size=3]Installation: (requires pixbuf theme engine)[/size]
Very simple. Just double click the file newwave-(xxx).gtp where (xxx) is the version number e.g. 050. Note that if you have previous version of the theme in your home folder you need to remove it first. You may need to log out then log in to make all changes appear (e.g. handlers, lines). For more information on how to fix Firefox's menubar text and how to use the theme in root programs see the README file.


Extras:
The package also contains:
- New Wave Configurator (GUI),
- Emerald themes,
- Compiz-fusion settings,
- Second theme with dark menus,
- Firefox skin,
- Some metacity tweaks.
- Time applet tips.
Theme for xfwm4 (Xubuntu) can be downloaded in the Download section of this page.


Support & News:

Check the latest news at my blog: http://ankere.wordpress.com/

Any bugs should be reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/anton

If you have questions ask them in Launchpad Questions section:https://answers.launchpad.net/anton
or in the Help tab of this page.

You could also sponsor me (in the form of donation) in order to buy a cheap laptop and work on New Wave more. You can do the donation by clicking on the donate button on the right of the download section.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

v 0.8.2
- Statusbar, selected text, popups in Nautilus, tooltips, text improvements (lighter text)
- More lightness in menus and desktop items (transparancy and toned colors)
- Improved active tab and horizontal line gradients.
- Transparent panels and items possible when using flat panel theme (use NW Configurator to set up)
- IconView and Assistant Window themed much better.
- Infobars are styled properly to match the theme.
- Added focus for the items in nautilus and many other apps.
- Improved selected workspace bg color in the applet.
- Fixed the rendering glitch in Appearance manager.
- Improved NW Configurator - transparent panels and more.
- Redesigned progressbars inside treeviews to match the other progressbars better.
- Fixed long standing issue with Evolution's preferences wrong colors.
- Restyled frames in Gedit statusbar and the panel.
- New theme format gtp for easier installation (just double click)


v 0.8.1

- Brasero notifications color fixed.
- Rhythmbox 'Now playing' tool-tips can now be seen.
- Fixed scrollbars in OpenOffice and Firefox by using hack.
- Firefox skin for Firefox 3.5
- Firefox and OO unreadable menubar text could be fixed with Configurator.
- Metacity enchantments for dialogs (only visible when compiz effects are off)
- Lotus Notes and Eclipse 100% CPU bug fixed.
- Old combo-box is themed better in OpenOffice and other apps.
- Introducing a Configurator (GUI) for easy modification of some theme properties.


v 0.8.0

- Treeview has new headers, items and focus system.
- Make nautilus sidebar use custom treeview design for better integration.
- New design for scrollbars and scrollbar arrows.
- Better tooltips that look more three dimensional (3D).
- Progressbars are more "color rich" and have more depth. Thus they are more attention grabbing.
- Modified etched out shadows.
- Emerald usability fix in the button bottom border color.
- Textboxes, tabs, combobox entries and range controls have focus indicated by glow.
- Firefox theme available for better integration.
- Opera theme by Kyle Baker (see download section because it is not included in the pack)

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dilomo

10 years ago

You mean that the menus in the normal New Wave theme with light menus appear as in every standard GTK app? If yes that is a great news indeed and I will remove the section for OO in the Configurator.

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dennisgroot

10 years ago

Yes it looks like any other gtk program now. Some screens:

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/395/schermafdruky.png

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4170/schermafdruk1f.png

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you for sending these screenshots. The problem is indeed solved but still that orange rectangle on the clicked menubar has to be improved to match the style of New Wave. Overall this is one of the best improvements in many months. Thanks for sharing it with me and the other users.

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condition1

10 years ago

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the recommended compiz settings you provide could "break" some people's desktop. I think you enable the blur effects and at least for me, it caused every window to turn completely black after bootup. I had to reset all gnome settings from the terminal before login. At first I didn't know what caused the problem but a few minutes ago I enabled blur and the same thing happened again.

I just wanted to let you know since some people my experience this same problem. Keep up on the great work on the theme, it has been my main theme since before it was included in Jaunty!

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thanks for the feedback.

I know that the settings are a bit heavy but I tried to warn people in the README file. But it seems that this is not your case. Can you report your bug here and give some more info about the specs of your pc:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/anton

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silvestros

10 years ago

Hello Anton,
since I installed Ubuntu 9.04, your theme is the only one I have used and I won't change it for a realy long time. Truely and honestly, I think that this is the best theme for gnome there is.
The only problem I have now is the menu in Netbeans, the menu words are black just as in Firefox with the default theme.
I know that you can't fix everything that you read here in the comments, but I just wanted you to know.
Thanks again for the best theme!

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thanks :)

I have to ask if this the menubar was ok in the previous version of the theme 0.8.0? Is Eclipse having the same problem? Can you answer by posting a bug here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/anton

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silvestros

10 years ago

OK, I reported the bug. There were the same problem in version 0.8.0
Unfortunately I don't know about Eclipse because I don't use it.
Take care and keep the good work.

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falkonator

10 years ago

Is it possible to use hack fixing OpenOffice menubars only and use prepared theme without any dirty hacks for Firefox (it looks much better that way)?

Other thing, when enabling hack, not only Firefox and OpenOffice menubars change color from dark to bright. It also happens to Qt4 apps (in my case it's VLC player and Kadu communicator).

PS.
I love Your theme, it's one of the most beautiful and elegant themes I've ever seen and I'm really happy using it despite little problems with Firefox and OpenOffice.

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dilomo

10 years ago

I know that the hack spans a little bit wider than it should be but that is the only easy way right now. That is why it is turned off by default too.

However I think there is one other solution (using custom theme for OO) but that would need much more testing so I won't be able to deliver it soon but I will start working on it though. Thanks for making me think more about it and giving me that idea :)

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falkonator

10 years ago

Special theme for OOo would be great, in my opinion.
So... it's time to arm with patience :)

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benjamimgois

10 years ago

That's a fantastic upgrade. New Wave is near perfection in my opinion now. Congratulations Dilomo ! The entire Ubuntu comunity is greatful for you work.

Question: Are you the same person that's working on NewWave icons ?


PS: The configurator works just fine for me!

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you :)

If by NewWave icons you mean the old Elementary_Ubuntu icon set yes I worked on them along with Sebastien that now makes icons for Breathe. If no can you please send me a link to those icons because I'll be very interested to see them.

I'm also happy that the Configurator works because I did not tested with other users much before I include it in the pack. Maybe a debian package would be better though so that you can access it faster? What do you think?

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benjamimgois

10 years ago

Yeah, i mean the Elementary_Ubuntu icon set. Are they still in development?

Dilomo i think that a PPA with Debian Package would be great. With just one click, would be possible to install the latest version of NewWave, NewWave Dark, NewWave Icons (maybe), NewWave Firefox Theme, GDM and Configuration Menu Icon on APPLICATIONS >> ACESSORIES. What do you think ? Well, i would be the first to download it.

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dilomo

10 years ago

The Icon theme is not in development for a very long time because the base Elementary icons we used were very slow and we decided to wait the icons to be polished enough so that we could have fast and beautiful iconset.

This package management sounds great indeed. Right now I can promise to learn how to make them and create one for the Configurator as a start. It will be available in the Accessories menu ;)

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luzbelito92

10 years ago

Beautiful, but I have to change the style of progress bars.

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dilomo

10 years ago

Why? Can you tell me how would you like them to look?

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luzbelito92

10 years ago

Yes, but just give me a moment and give you a Mockup

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dilomo

10 years ago

Ok, I will wait with interest ;)

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luzbelito92

10 years ago

Based on OS X, but I think it's beautiful.

http://www.imagechile.net/img/img2_1249685185b.jpg

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dilomo

10 years ago

Interesting mockup!

I think this is hard to achieve with the pixbuf engine but I can think of one way we could get something similar. I will experiment with it and contact you when I have a working solution ;) (right now I'm away from home and I'll be back in September so expect it then)

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Vortex0965

10 years ago

I've waited this update for a long time,great work!:)

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dilomo

10 years ago

Thank you. if I may ask: Is the Configurator working for you?

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Vortex0965

10 years ago

Yes, it works just fine!;)

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dilomo

10 years ago

Cool! I'm glad to hear that. If somebody is interested there is a bit more detailed review at my blog:

http://ankere.wordpress.com/

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10 years ago

v 0.8.2
- Statusbar, selected text, popups in Nautilus, tooltips, text improvements (lighter text)
- More lightness in menus and desktop items (transparancy and toned colors)
- Improved active tab and horizontal line gradients.
- Transparent panels and items possible when using flat panel theme (use NW Configurator to set up)
- IconView and Assistant Window themed much better.
- Infobars are styled properly to match the theme.
- Added focus for the items in nautilus and many other apps.
- Improved selected workspace bg color in the applet.
- Fixed the rendering glitch in Appearance manager.
- Improved NW Configurator - transparent panels and more.
- Redesigned progressbars inside treeviews to match the other progressbars better.
- Fixed long standing issue with Evolution's preferences wrong colors.
- Restyled frames in Gedit statusbar and the panel.
- New theme format gtp for easier installation (just double click)


v 0.8.1

- Brasero notifications color fixed.
- Rhythmbox 'Now playing' tool-tips can now be seen.
- Fixed scrollbars in OpenOffice and Firefox by using hack.
- Firefox skin for Firefox 3.5
- Firefox and OO unreadable menubar text could be fixed with Configurator.
- Metacity enchantments for dialogs (only visible when compiz effects are off)
- Lotus Notes and Eclipse 100% CPU bug fixed.
- Old combo-box is themed better in OpenOffice and other apps.
- Introducing a Configurator (GUI) for easy modification of some theme properties.


v 0.8.0

- Treeview has new headers, items and focus system.
- Make nautilus sidebar use custom treeview design for better integration.
- New design for scrollbars and scrollbar arrows.
- Better tooltips that look more three dimensional (3D).
- Progressbars are more "color rich" and have more depth. Thus they are more attention grabbing.
- Modified etched out shadows.
- Emerald usability fix in the button bottom border color.
- Textboxes, tabs, combobox entries and range controls have focus indicated by glow.
- Firefox theme available for better integration.
- Opera theme by Kyle Baker (see download section because it is not included in the pack)

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