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Creating or Modifying Gnome themes

Postby BBOSAK2143 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:53 am

Yes this has been my kick lately! Why????? Will say it started out with my favorite theme no longer working with Gnome 3.8. So I dove into this realm and very very blindly! As have said am no genius at all this and it takes quite a bit of time to learn even to make a few color changes!!! Since I am not swift enough to write every single line and file for one of these themes, I simply modify the existing ones. Now this is time consuming in itself for any new user wishing to delve into it! Others out there are quite intelligent and can create the entire theme by hand, that is not me! Still what comes from some of those themes is compatibility issues. Simply put, will work fine on a "Gnome Only" desktop but when other additions are added the themes do not work. Recent "How To" post I did comes from these issues. I fell for Linux hard due to the fact of these themes! I was not about to loose those beautiful looks that I enjoy because of an upgrade, so I found myself having to modify the Ambiance theme to create the look I enjoy. Of course the greatest part of Linux is the fact of "Open Source". Now if I were to do this somewhere else, I might just be looking at stiff fines or possible imprisonment?? On Linux I get the chance to learn how these fascinating pieces of software work! Now some people take these themes for granted! I may not like the way all of them look, but I admire all the work put into them! The people that create these themes are quite brilliant and it takes quite a bit of time to get the screen we see in front of faces looking as we want it to!!!! A recent theme modification I made actually made Nautilus easier to look at! Am sorry, Nautilus has turned ugly in the last few years and just needs a little sprucing up! Fortunately, a little two tone color change did make it look a bit better! Of course with these themes I did add some of my own ideas to work towards a look that might be acceptable users. I like the user to know where their location is when exploring the file system. This is an aspect I picked up from using Ultimate! Themes generally pointed right to the area you are in! Next an idea to move towards the stoplight motif. What I mean here is we are all dominated by traffic lights in our personal life, so on the computer if is in the same area might just help users? After modifying these themes I joined gnome-look and put them all on there. I was hoping for comments of either mention good or bad! All I ever had at present is spam???? Yes, even on there those snakes reside and am quite shocked and appalled! Since I am not a technical orientated person and enjoy using all the lingo, I simply put all info in easy terms for everyone to understand. I also asked for any response as to help me become more proficient and understanding in this new endeavor! Oh well! So anyway wondering if I could get some ideas and comments from people on here. I figure this is the best level for me to begin at, since I am no programming genius! So all advice, recommendations and comments are welcome!
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Re: Creating or Modifying Gnome themes

Postby Xanayoshi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:43 am

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Re: Creating or Modifying Gnome themes

Postby BBOSAK2143 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:07 pm

Are they trash? Good? and how about a little advice know how, nice links to help me learn more? I might be 50, with a degree but when it comes to all this I feel like a 5 year old playing with crayons!!!! I would just love to make some advancement in all this as, I have enjoyed what others have created and now I want to bring the same joy to everyone else! So all advice is welcome and appreciated. Also would like to know what people would like to see in their themes! I just do not want to make themes that will not function for anyone. I have experienced that for myself in the past and is a real drag, when you see that nice looking theme, install and zip! So I want to learn to not do that!
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Re: Creating or Modifying Gnome themes

Postby Xanayoshi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:01 pm

So here is Red and Black on Black Opal

Unity
red_Black.png


Gnome Classic
red_Black2.png


Gnome 3

red_Black3.png
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Re: Creating or Modifying Gnome themes

Postby Xanayoshi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:24 pm

Here is BumbleBB


Unity
bubmblebbunity.png


Gnome Classic
bumblebbclassic.png


Gnome 3
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Re: Creating or Modifying Gnome themes

Postby Xanayoshi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:45 pm

Here is Purple Popper

Unity
Purpleunity.png


Gnome Classic
Purpleclassic.png


Gnome 3
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Re: Creating or Modifying Gnome themes

Postby Xanayoshi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:50 pm

So here we are, all wrapped up...

bbosakthemes.tar.gz
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sudo nautilus


Locate file, extract to usr/share/themes
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Re: Themes by BBOSAK2143

Postby ryanvade » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:35 pm

Love that black and red !!!!
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Re: Themes by BBOSAK2143

Postby pam » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:52 am

Your best friend again, is google search:
https://www.google.co.in/search?client= ... rgeBp4DYAg

Creating a theme incorporates many things besides color change.To begin with color change is the simplest and most fundamental in creating themes. Most code for gnome theme attributes can be edited via files written in javascript. Gnome code also depends on OpenGL(for hardware acceleration) and what kind of graphics hardware you are using. Intel provides best support. Almost any editing to javascript file will reflect immediately on the desktop.....But you are using AMD. It makes a huge difference whether you use proprietary drivers or gallium(open-source). Even if you edit the attributes in the file it may not reflect on desktop.

As an example....A few years ago when gnome 2.3 was leading there was an ubuntu package called Macbuntu. It basically converted and cheated the user into believing that they are actually running a Mac computer. From the color, to the background, to the fonts, the icon sets and window themes, widgets, progress and scrollbars, libnotify and compiz graphics and even basic sounds for closing windows, minimizing etc....everthing looked like a Mac. You could download macbuntu and study how it works. It may even work with ubuntu 13.04.

Your best bet is download the best themes and see learn from them.

It also makes a difference what kind of compositor/window manager you use; whether compiz, metacity/mutter, xcompmgr etc..

Here is some insight to begin with.
http://blog.fpmurphy.com/2011/05/more-g ... ation.html
https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutoria ... cityThemes
https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutorials/GtkThemes
https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeShell/CheatSheet
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GTK%2B
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GN ... appearance
For coding javascript tuts:
https://developer.gnome.org/gnome-devel ... js.html.en
https://wiki.gnome.org/Gjs
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5796 ... css-engine
For customizing gnome-shell:
http://blog.fpmurphy.com/2011/03/custom ... shell.html
How to write gnome-shell extensions:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8301 ... extensions
What is Gjs:
https://wiki.gnome.org/Gjs
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Re: Themes by BBOSAK2143

Postby pam » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:07 am

And i see you are already an expert on creating themes BBoss.
Now HONE those skillz and go ninja!
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