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Dennis Fisher , United States of America
Murrina Haikuish

GTK2 Themes by paraboy 10 comments

I (re-)installed Ubuntu tonight just to be able to see this theme in use, but the download appears to be an empty file. Look forward to a re-upload. I was also a big fan of your Redmond theme. Thanks for both! - Jul 11 2010
Elegant for Rent

GTK2 Themes by rent0n 18 comments

I have to say, I would never use this, BUT, it looks very well put together and it's quite nice. I voted it up. It's good, just doesn't match my taste. I think it my be my favorite theme of that style though, and I'll be sure to recommend it to those who could appreciate it better. - Jan 19 2009

GTK2 Themes by wulax 79 comments

The theme isn't quite to my taste, but I tried it anyway and I have to say, it's very nice. Very polished and put together quite well. Fantastic job! - Sep 26 2008
Screenlets 0.1.2

Conky by Whise 18 comments

Couldn't say for sure, but if you're running Ubuntu it could be that you have the version from backports, which is surprisingly actually 0.1.2. First time I've seen up-to-date software actually come from Ubuntu rather than one of the 10+ PPAs I've got listed so far... - Sep 17 2008

GTK2 Themes by savyasachi 13 comments

If you wanted to make your inactive windows not transparent, so the border still blends with the menubar, there's a key in gconf-editor you can change. The application is gwd, and the key is something with opacity in the name, IIRC. I believe it's set to like 0.75 by default, all I remember for sure is you want to change it to 1. - Sep 12 2008

GTK2 Themes by perfectska04 663 comments

I wouldn't set it as the default, but if you didn't mind introducing a variant window decoration, a different way to indicate the active window might be to colorize the circle for the window menu on the far left of the window. I wouldn't set it as the default because that's far more subtle than the stripe though, but it may be something to consider. - Sep 05 2008

GTK2 Themes by perfectska04 663 comments

I also prefer the menus pre-0.7. I've also warmed to the smaller buttons. I think it might be worth leaving in both menu options, with instructive comments as per your style. The reason I think the brighter style might be worth keeping is it might not have enough contrast on non-LCD monitors.

Love the style in general though! - Aug 30 2008

GTK2 Themes by perfectska04 87 comments

I like it. The only critique I could possibly have is the scrollbar color when colored scrollbars are enabled. It's still saturated like the older theme, and I think might fit in better if it was the more pale menu item color. - Apr 15 2008

GTK2 Themes by perfectska04 87 comments

Commenting out line #2 did indeed fix the panel icon sizes for me at 24px. The trash can icon was still a problem at 26px, but that's almost definitely Tango Generator's fault.

Before commenting out line 2:

Panel at 24px -
Panel at 26px -

With line 2 commented out the icons appear at the size in the second screenshot with the panel set back down to 24px.

Thanks for the help.

Also remembered another suggestion. On some of the dark themes, the selected text color is much more readable when set to black. I'm not sure which themes that applied to, but it's certainly true with Wise Dark. Sorry if you already changed that, but I haven't used a Dark theme for a few revisions now. - Apr 13 2008

GTK2 Themes by perfectska04 87 comments

Firstly, nice themes. Should be the default in Ubuntu IMO; been using them for weeks now, and they've mostly been getting progressively better and better.

Few issues though, a possible bug, and a few matters of personal taste.

Bug: Panel icon sizes are now very bizarre. Not sure if it's just my icon theme (something generated with the Tango Generator under Gutsy several months ago), but with the panel set to 24px, notification tray icons which used to display at full-size now switch to a much smaller size (Rhythmbox, Compiz Tray Icon, and the update tool icon specifically, the others seem fine). This led me to switch to 26px to get my icons "normal" again, which is overall an improvement (user switcher icon no longer cuts off), but then the trash icon goes to a much larger size (all other icons are normal size). Not sure how much of this is the GTK theme and how much is the icon theme, but all I know is it wasn't a "problem" in the version before 0.60 (which I skipped).

Personal taste matter: With the compacting of the theme, you eliminated the padding of menu items. Personally, I loved your theme because it always kept a bit of padding on them, even if only 2px. Is that something you might reconsider? I'll edit if I have to, as I already have to edit each version to enable colored scrollbars anyway, but I don't see much of a space gain by eliminating it. Anyone else feel this way or am I just weird?

Personal taste matter #2: Not sure how I feel about the compacted buttons yet, but is there any chance you could add comments on what you changed in the gtkrc so that people who liked the bigger buttons can change it back?

However any of that goes, thanks for the wonderful themes. I use Clearlooks Human with your orange wallpaper most of the time and love it, and your Clearlooks Wise Dark is the first dark theme I've been able to use for more than a day without itching to switch back, and I found a nice matching wallpaper. Also, let me know if screenshots would help illustrate the point with the icons, I can provide them if needed. - Apr 13 2008
Tango-Generator 2

Icon Sub-Sets by mejogid 219 comments

Two other quick things.

One, I forgot to check to recieve email replies on the last message. >.<

Two, this might be getting more complicated than you care for or than the situation warrants, but I imagine it would be possible to somehow automatically "patch" .desktop files with hard-coded icon paths to use themed icons. Judicious use of ls cat and grep, looking for Exec lines to match specific applications, copying the path of the existing icon, copying that icon to hicolor or where ever the icons without hard-coded paths are stored, then changing the Icon entry to use the generic name so that the generator cover it, but if the user goes back to a non-generator theme, they're still covered. Different distros that use different .desktop file names should be covered since the Exec line shouldn't really be changing, and all the other parts of the .desktop file are left intact.

I'm sure if you're interested in functionality like that there's a better way than ls grep and cat though, but just wanted to throw it out there if you thought it was a fitting and worthwhile feature to add; myself, I'm fine with tweaking my .desktop files manually after installing the generated theme if that's what it takes. :P - Nov 27 2007
Tango-Generator 2

Icon Sub-Sets by mejogid 219 comments

gnochm.png | GnoCHM(/CHM Viewer)
conduit | Conduit (Is Tango, but looks very out of place...not sharp enough?)
/usr/share/system-config-printer/applet.png | "Manage Print Jobs" (In Accessories on Ubuntu)
specto | Specto (Possibly Tango colors, but not guidelines)
gweled | Gweled
openarena128.png | Open Arena
Cedega.xpm | Cegeda
gnome-video-arcade | Video Arcade
agave-icon.png | Agave (I've seen a Tango icon for this somewhere)
/usr/share/pixmaps/gcolor2/gcolor2.xpm | Gcolor2
gnomebaker-48 | Gnome Baker
ogmrip.png | OGMRip
miro-72x72.png | Miro (I think...)
vlc | VLC
hotwire | Hotwire (Possibly Tango, but not sharp if so)
/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/pixmaps/ubuntu-tweak.png | Ubuntu Tweak (not even sure where I got this to be honest)
wine-doors | Wine Doors

wine-winefile | Browse C:\ Drive
wine-winecfg | Configure Wine
wine-uninstaller | Uninstall Wine Software

Let me know if you want anything else. I don't actually understand how some of those icons are getting pulled, so if you need me to dig for other directory names or anything I'd be glad to. (I know that not specifying a path lets a theme change app icons, but I don't understand how some of these more obscure apps would be using non-generic icons that aren't themed unless the install process puts them in hicolor and all/most themes inherit hicolor or something...) - Nov 27 2007
Tango-Generator 2

Icon Sub-Sets by mejogid 219 comments

Fair enough with the CrashBit. That would explain why they didn't appeal so much (tried 'em but didn't keep them or examine too closely why they didn't look as hot as they could've).

But in response to your call for un-Tangoized apps, here's what I found in my menu (might overlap with other postings for which I apologize, but I don't have the time to comb 200+ comments, and I'm assuming if you're keeping a running list it should be fairly trivial to spot duplicates...):

GnoCHM(/CHM Viewer)
Conduit (Is Tango, but looks very out of place...not sharp enough?)
"Manage Print Jobs" (In Accessories on Ubuntu)
Specto (Possibly Tango colors, but not guidelines)
Open Arena
Video Arcade
Agave (I've seen a Tango icon for this somewhere)
Gnome Baker
Miro (I think...)
Hotwire (Possibly Tango, but not sharp if so)
Ubuntu Tweak (not even sure where I got this to be honest)
Wine Doors
Browse C:\ Drive
Configure Wine
Uninstall Wine Software

This isn't a particular request by any means. Just a summary of the icons on my system that are missing or not fully up to the standards of the rest of the Tango stuff on my system IMO. IIRC I generated this theme shortly after an update to Tango Generator 2 also, though I don't remember exactly what options I used. - Nov 26 2007
Tango-Generator 2

Icon Sub-Sets by mejogid 219 comments

Just in case you're too busy to keep up on new Tango themes, there's two new ones, Discovery and CrashBit newly released. Would *super* love to see Discovery added to the generator, to be able to get all the app coverage Discovery doesn't have. :D - Nov 20 2007
Tango-Generator 2

Icon Sub-Sets by mejogid 219 comments

Not a reporting of size errors!

I was wondering if, when you release the next version, you could tweak the .icon files for folders at least so that emblems for open folders and folders that are being dragged onto stay in the same place as they are in the folder's normal state. It's been a while since I've used the default .icon files, but if I remember correctly, the normal state has the emblems placed starting from the lower left, but when hovering over or dragging to a folder, it jumps to the upper right, and outside of the normal bounds of the icon too, causing the icons to rearrange themselves slightly.

I don't remember exactly what tweaks I made, but I believe it was just copying the placement info out of the .icon file for the normal folder in scalable and pasting it into two or three other folder icon state .icon files.

Either way, thanks for the generator. I can't use any other icon theme now. :) - Nov 03 2007
Tango-Generator 2

Icon Sub-Sets by mejogid 219 comments

I'm not sure if this is the "right" way to fix it, but as a workaround for now, if you poke around in your theme directories, you can copy the 'emblems' directory in 48x48 to 24x24, then edit index.theme to include '24x24/emblems' in the list at the start of the file, and also add this in with the rest of the similar entries:


I put both in 'alphabetical' order in both locations, but I don't know if that matters. Emblems now seem to be working for me. Hope that helps. - Nov 03 2007
Murrina Nature (Unfinished)

GTK2 Themes by twigsby 4 comments

This theme actually prompted me to register here just so I could say how incredibly awesome of a start it is, and I hope that someone does pick up the torch and keeps going with this.

I'm going to give it a shot, but between chronic procrastination and lack of artistic talent, I doubt it'll go anywhere. >.< - Jul 08 2007