[ubuntu-art] murrine in intrepid
shadow.h511 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 18:38:34 BST 2008
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 1:02 AM, <victor at ecozona.com> wrote:
> > Hi Conn,
> > On Friday 30 May 2008 00:29:07 Conn wrote:
> >> Ken,
> >> Here's my first attempt at modifying the new theme. Screenshot and
> >> gtkrc attached.
> >> Some of the changes (I don't remember them all):
> >> 1. Readded toolbar and menubar separators
> >> 2. Darkened menubar to 90% of background
> >> 3. Darkened "active" notebook tabs
> >> 4. Darkened menu background to 90% of background
> >> 5. Changed base colour to something closer to the dark brown background
> >> 6. Changed radio and checkbar colour to display as white, and
> >> highlight to base colour
> >> 7. Removed old hack to "fix" metacity's colour (i.e. the mix
> >> statements I put in the code after finding the Gnome Appearances bug).
> >> I assume the metacity theme will change drastically, so it's best to
> >> remove the hack to avoid future confusion.
> >> 8. Selected items in menus now display white text
> >> 9. Added new murrine engine parameters "colorize_scrollbar" and
> >> "sliderstyle", and enabled both. I removed depreciated
> >> "scrollbar_color", and note that the engine is warning us that
> >> "hilight_ratio" is deprecated, so we may need to remove those lines
> >> later.
> >> 10. Changed selected item text to white
> >> 11. Probably more things I forgot...
> > I agree with pretty much everything you say :-) I began hacking on the
> > color definitions last night as well. One of the challenges is going to
> > creating work arounds for dark color themeing bugs in specific apps.
> >> Some observations for the future:
> >> 1. Perhaps we need to change the orange colour, perhaps it would be
> >> better to be darkened.
> >> 2. I set the nautilus-location colour simply to @selected_bg_color.
> >> For Human-Murrine I used a mix statement to lighten the orange a
> >> little so that it blended better with murrine's glaze, but it won't
> >> work well with the new colourscheme. We can change this later,
> >> especially after any changes to the selected background (i.e. orange)
> >> colour.
> > The bright orange seems out of place on a dark background. I think we
> > would be
> > better off going with something less contrasty.
> >> 3. Of course, the metacity theme doesn't look very nice anymore. I
> >> suggest we adopt a similar theme to UbuntuStudio, but use a darker
> >> brown rather than black. Oh, we could arrange it so that the inactive
> >> window is 90% shaded to the background colour, so it will blend with
> >> the darkened menubar - that would be a nice effect.
> >> That's all I can think of for now!
> >> Conn
> > --
> > Ken
> > --
> I believe that the contrasts must not break too much.
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BTW, do you know why switching a GTK theme to murienne kills firefox?
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