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Orange_MAC

GTK2 Themes by loneowais 4 comments

I don't see what this has to do with ethernet chipsets... I'm confused. - Nov 09 2009
It's a desktop.

Gnome Screenshots by steviant 3 comments

I'm using QGtkStyle which is a part of newer versions of Qt, if you're using Ubuntu you can get a package from Martin Espinoza's PPA

https://launchpad.net/~martin-espinoza/+archive/ppa


If you're not using Ubuntu, or hate doing things the easy way you can download it from the Qt website and build it yourself (providing that you have all the dev packages for Qt4 installed).

http://labs.trolltech.com/page/Projects/Styles/GtkStyle
- Oct 27 2009
gekos-iTunes (LEOPARD)

Metacity Themes by gekosink 6 comments

What you're referring to is "Column View" in MacOS X Finder, and more generically referred to as "Miller Columns" by interface designers.

Unfortunately the answer to your question is a big fat no, the developers of Nautlius aren't enthusiastic about the idea of implementing them either since they like the way only one folder's contents appear at a time and don't fancy the prospect of re-plumbing Nautlus' internals to allow more.

On Linux, Columns made a brief appearance in early versions of Thunar (XFCE's file manager), but were scrapped before release.

KDE 4's Dolphin file manager has a "Column View" mode that is very similar to Finder, but the KDE 3 version doesn't. - Mar 01 2009
myBlack

Beryl/Emerald Themes by steviant 3 comments

thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. I hope the theme works well for you. - Jul 04 2008
Murrina SegPhault

GTK2 Themes by SegPhault 8 comments

Any chance, of, you know... actually making the theme available? - Feb 13 2008
Gentle Gnome mockup

Various Gnome Stuff by Gentleman 187 comments

It seems like the panel is stopping one pixel short of the screen edge in these mockups. Please make use of the screen corners and edges as they are easy targets for the mouse.

Fitts "law" postulates that the edges of the screen are infinitely wide or infitely tall in a certain direction and the corners are infinitely wide in two directions.

Also, I don't see the benefit of making the menubar a smaller target and moving it to the other end of the window. In every other interface I have ever seen the menu bar begins at left hand side of the window.

This follows from conventions in writing, it's extremely jarring to go from reading web content that begins at the left hand side of the window to menu content that begins somewhere in the middle and runs to the right hand side.

I have my Firefox menu bar configured similar to the one depicted, it feels very wrong to go to the right hand side of the window to click on menu items, but it does indeed look a little tidier with the extra toolbar disabled.

A less strange way to make wiser use of the space within the window might be to pack the toolbar on the other end of the menu bar (as you can already with firefox and thunderbird) rather than moving the menu bar arbitrarily and shrinking it's size.

As there aren't really any established grammatical rules regarding the reading of a row of pictures, you won't be breaking users heads quite as much as moving the menu bar to the other end.

I also feel the short address bar as depicted in firefox would offer poor usability in the real world as it's not long enough to display a typical URL, and leaves no space for the quick search bar.

I'm also left a little puzzled by the use of capital letters in the title and menu bars. It seems as though it's done for readability purposes, when it would be easier to increase the font size instead of shouting the menus and title in a microscopic font.

While these mockups are extremely pretty, and peppered with great ideas, it doesn't seem like there's been as much consideration given to usability as eye candy.

The more friendly your changes are to developers and users the more likely they are to be implemented. - Jan 13 2006
Blended

Metacity Themes by ECHM 60 comments

I really like the smooth look from the menubar to the toolbar, and the lack of coloured 'tips' on tabs like on XP clone themes.

I'm using the QtCurve unified theme to achieve consistency between Gtk1/2 & Qt applications, and I've trimmed off the sides of the blended theme to make it look a little 'lighter', but your look is really very similar to my desktop right now, except better. :)

If I wasn't constantly using applications that use different toolkits, I'd switch to your theme in a second.

screenshots:
http://portunus.net.nz/rtfm/screenshots/20060110-2240.png

Go the fully blended themes! - Jan 10 2006
Blended

Metacity Themes by ECHM 60 comments

I really like the smooth look from the menubar to the toolbar, and the lack of coloured 'tips' on tabs like on XP clone themes.

I'm using the QtCurve unified theme to achieve consistency between Gtk1/2 & Qt applications, and I've trimmed off the sides of the blended theme to make it look a little 'lighter', but your look is really very similar to my desktop right now, except better. :)

If I wasn't constantly using applications that use different toolkits, I'd switch to your theme in a second.

screenshots:
http://portunus.net.nz/rtfm/screenshots/20060110-2240.png

Go the fully blended themes! - Jan 10 2006