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Dylan McCall
Monoblin themes

Full Icon Themes by Picklesworth 7 comments

I couldn't figure out Victory's title bars, either. In the metatheme, it actually defaults to the Ambiance title bar (which has a strictly left-aligned title) even though the Victory one is still provided as an option.

The grab handles are an unrelated Victory theme thing. I kind of liked them being removed so I didn't change it, but I can definitely see where you're coming from. My hope is that eventually they won't be there to remove anyway. (Rather, that Gnome Panel will make a really awesome change to how and when applets are editable). So, for me, it's a step in that direction :b

If you want it back, you can edit the gtkrc file in "~/.themes/Victory + Monoblin/gtk-2.0". Jump to line 1386 and delete the line that starts with
class "PanelAppletFrame"

Thanks for the feedback on the menus! That is the bit I'm really interested in here, as I said. I admit, I found it a little disconcerting at first, too. However, I'm stubborn so I kept playing with it and finding reasons to like the design, and I've convinced myself that I was just too used to the other way :b

It does take up a little more space, but that's the price we pay for having lots of different content on the screen. We have to group those things and separate them somehow, and Gnome has been using lines as its one means of doing that. It can end up looking like a really badly formatted spreadsheet. - Aug 02 2010
Monoblin themes

Full Icon Themes by Picklesworth 7 comments

Oh my! I see that, too. I thought it would be an XUL thing, but it doesn't happen in Firefox and the theme isn't doing anything explicitly for either of the two.

I'll stare at it for a bit and hopefully something will spring to mind… - Aug 02 2010
Victory Gtk Theme

GTK2 Themes by newhoa 242 comments

It's not very often that this happens, but I really fell in love with this theme of yours :)

Awesome work!

Of course, your theme for the Nautilus breadcrumb bar is awesome. Now I think _every_ breadcrumb bar should be designed like that. It's a really great example of “less is more.”

I also really love what you've done with status bars. It's an adventurous choice (lots of themes are afraid of applying different style in different contexts because so many apps have broken semantics, but yours is doing it really well).

There are just two things that bothered me:
I think the arrow for expander boxes looks a little ugly. Can't put my finger on why. I've just become really accustomed to Murrine's default +/- , I guess.
Tooltips with my chosen colour scheme were grey, which didn't work very well for me.

I also liked half of Small Victory (because of the awesome Moblin icon theme), but I didn't want the "Small" part or the problematic situation of having all those icons that _aren't_ Moblin icons. So, I modified your theme a little and I made an icon theme from a small subset of the Moblin icons.

That is at:

And now I think I'll be able to go a while without changing my theme :) - Jul 26 2010