The idea for this theme appeared after I started modifying the Aurora Aqua theme for personal use. Then I realised I wanted to change many other things in the code of the theme, added some details, used other engines… And when I noticed what I was doing, I had a new theme in my hands. So here it is. The Glow GTK theme is mainly based in Aurora, but it also requires the Clearlooks and the Murrine engines to work. Please let me know of any suggestion, critic, bug or whatever you wish to say. I hope you enjoy this new Glow.
Glow is actually a set of several themes, with 8 variations: Cinder (grey); Fire (red); Flower (pink); Grass (green); Ice (silver blue); Lava (darker orange); Sand (orange); and Water (blue). Each of these variations has two designs, light and dark. I’m still trying to test if especially the dark versions work well in all apps. The usual individual tricks you know from other dark themes may still apply. Let me know how it can be improved.
This theme is not a finished, definitive work. As always, there might be some aspects to change and improve. Therefore, and in the spirit of what was said above in this description, if you feel you have to vote this theme down, please let me know why, in order that we can work on this theme in a constructive way. Thanks in advance.
Also many thanks to ochosi and islington for the window decoration themes they created. The links to their work are now being provided below. Thanks to Ayoli for once more helping me out with the theme’s code.
0.1.0 – 6 colour variants and 2 designs;
0.1.1 – Fixed the tab colour issue on the dark themes;
0.1.2 – Two more colour variants;
0.1.3 – Brightened up the colours of the scrollbars on the darker versions, and as for the inactive selected areas, they’re now dark grey, without any coloured influence;
0.1.4 – Fixed Gedit’s left pane bug (corrected the panel.rc file to the effect – solution found at the GNOME colors project code); changed the size of the large toolbar icons to 24 pixels; added a pixmap as a background to the panels;
0.1.5 – Removed the dark limits of the panel’s pixmap;
1.0.0 – Metacity versions available, both for the light and the dark variants of Glow.