[ubuntu-art] Need gtkrc help. Panel effect for Studio theme.

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Thu Jul 3 09:54:26 BST 2008

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi all. I'm tinkering with the Feisty Studio theme. Thinking of bringing
> it back with a facelift. I need help getting a look though.

Hey Cory,

I assume you've tried editing the same styles that you're applying to
the panel elements to get the background to also draw button
backgrounds that will blend in seamlessly? I don't think this is a
very nice answer, but I think it could be kludged  with the pixmap
engine if you were really keen. (i.e just make the look for inactive
buttons on the panel the same as the panel background, + some trickery
to make it look 'right' - potentially you open a 'scaling' can of
worms here - I don't know - sorry)

By the looks of things, this theme does that (look at the end of the
email. in an addendum effraie noted that the gtkrc was from the Linsta

Two questions:
1. If you drag those panels on to the side of the screen, how does the
image respond? When I last tried this, if you had applied the image to
the panel using the panel confuiguration UI then putting the panel
side on broke it (eg it didn't rotate it) - which would make using
this as a technique less desirable...

2. How do you currently theme the panel - like

I still think there's a strong argument that a panel image should be
able to be 'suggested' in a theme just like a background or font can
be (http://orford.org/gtk/#fonts). I don't know why I never got around
to submitting it as a feature request - I guess I was expecting some
discussion about it when I suggested it back then, or forgot :S What
do you think?

Hope that isn't just a pile of stuff you already know - I am aware it
might well be :)


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