FINALLY, a METACITY version!!!
I built the Elegant Brit Metacity theme based on the Alessandro Metacity theme. I did it in order to follow the layout of its Emerald equivalent, that is, the title is on the right (the buttons’ position is regulated on Gconf; in this theme’s logic, they’d stay in the left). If you want to change the title position to the center, please follow the instructions on the Metacity XML file. However, if you have any doubts, please don’t hesitate and contact me. I’ll be pleased to help. I hope you like it, and if you don’t, make suggestions!
This theme is a mod of Elegant One, by Dzakusek (which was also a mod of Black-White, by Lyrae). When I saw Glossy Fall, created by Crimesaucer, I fell in love with the colors and decided I just had to apply them to the Elegant concept. Red and blue would be my master inspirations.
After some more personal changes, I came out with what I decided to call Elegant Brit. I hope you enjoy it.
The package includes a GTK theme, a Metacity theme and a userChrome.css (copy it to the “chrome” folders of both .mozilla and mozilla-thunderbird folders under your $HOME).
The link to the Emerald theme is below. I separated them in this new edition in order to put each element of the theme in its correct category.
I’m open and very receptive to any opinions, comments and suggestions.
Fix OpenOffice bug (the fonts at the menubar are the same color of the background);
Compatibility with the MacMenu patch.
I’ll appreciate all help I can get.
I’m facing some hard situations in my personal life, thus the lack of updates. I’m still researching in order to achieve the above goals.
We have such a wonderful community.
Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’ve been facing some serious personal issues. I promise to keep working on the theme.
Arialis111 created a Xfwm4 version for Elegant Brit. I’m providing below the link to his work, for those who, like me, use Xfce. All credits of this Xfwm4 version go to Arialis111, to whom I’m tremendously thankful. I’m lost for words. Vote for his version! He deserves it.
Thanks to Lyrae as well for pointing out the solution to some bugs concerning the Shutdown/Create Launcher dialogs under GNOME and also the left pane on Gedit.
I’ve also been helped by several other people in order to make Elegant Brit a better project. I thank PurposeOfReason, Sousuke, Ayoli and overally everybody for helping me to solve bugs, giving me suggestions, giving me strength and support and overally working to improve Elegant Brit. This is truly a work from the community to the community. Thanks, everybody!
1.0.1: Emerald theme included inside of the theme package;
1.0.2: Solved Emerald issue that prevented the theme from being imported by the Emerald manager; the theme was stored one folder below the expected by the program. Also a slight improvement on the tabs;
1.0.3: Several improvements on buttons and text entries, for better harmony. Screenshots updated;
1.0.4: Fixed Firefox and Thunderbird issues;
1.0.5: Some improvements in several widgets for overall smoothness. The Emerald theme has its own address, and its buttons are now always visible;
1.0.6: A different handle in the lower right corner of the windows, and also visible steppers on the scrollbars, as requested (as always, Firefox and OOO don’t respect all the GTK definitions…); let me now if you liked it;
1.1.0: Metacity theme released; corrected bugs concerning the Shutdown/Create Launcher dialogs under GNOME and also the left pane on Gedit;
1.1.1: Fixed some issues in the Metacity theme.