[ubuntu-art] moving from ubuntu-looks to clear-looks

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 12:47:21 GMT 2008

On 23/01/2008, xl cheese <xl_cheese at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I agree 100%.  I just posted that pic as an example of the menubar and
> toolbars.
>  _however_  ...
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=500437

I have a patch for this. I will attach it to the bug later tonight. I
think that it might be a controversial issue though, so don't get your
hopes up. Also stuff like Firefox that use custom menubar
implementations will likely not have this feature (or does FF3 use a
real GtkMenuBar?).


>  ________________________________
>  Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:11:38 -0600
> From: newz at bearfruit.org
> To: ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-art] moving from ubuntu-looks to clear-looks
> On Jan 23, 2008 9:53 AM, xl cheese <xl_cheese at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 3.  If you want the lines gone you'll need to petition the gtk engine
> developers to allow me to add a patch to the clearlooks engine.  I'm running
> my altered version and the patch is transparent to the existing gtkrc's that
> already exist.  You have to just change the menubarstyle and toolbarstyle to
> a new option within the gtkrc.  I pinged them about adding my code to the
> engine, but received no response.
> Guessing you want to see something more like this screenshot?  I can easily
> adjust the contrast of the menubar and toolbar gradients more or less.
> http://www.gnome-look.org/content/preview.php?preview=1&id=73163&file1=73163-1.jpg&file2=&file3=&name=clearlooks+hack
> Be careful with this though... I used a couple themes like this and while
> looking very handsome and distinct, its hard to tell where to grab in order
> to move the window and I was frequently grabbing the toolbar or the menu bar
> instead of the title bar.
> I'm not saying this patch is bad, it could work, but the title bar should
> have some trait that says "grab me - not the toolbar just below" to avoid
> doing a +1 for looks and a -10 for usability.
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