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george-lappies 06-07-2011 03:39 AM

xfce themes and other spices?
 
Hi all, the kde thread made me want to give xfce another go. The standard themes are a bit dull. I am running the proprietary ati drivers on a HD5470 so compiz and mates should not be an issue. What themes and spices do you recommended to make xfce a bit more wow?

Thor_2.0 06-07-2011 03:48 AM

Hi,

Look at this site...links where to get the "goods" and info on installing the stuff...

Enjoy!

Thor

gezley 06-07-2011 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by george-lappies (Post 4378574)
Hi all, the kde thread made me want to give xfce another go. The standard themes are a bit dull. I am running the proprietary ati drivers on a HD5470 so compiz and mates should not be an issue. What themes and spices do you recommended to make xfce a bit more wow?

For me the beauty of XFCE is that it is non-distracting, not dull. However, I do adjust the XFCE theme, mainly to turn off all images on toolbars and widgets like OK/Cancel buttons; to reduce the size of GTK widgets, scrollbars and pane handles; and to change window colours system-wide. I do most of this by making small changes to the gtkrc file in /usr/share/themes/xfce-*.

solarfields 06-07-2011 08:48 AM

may be a nice gtk theme?
for example, my favourite gtk engine is Murrine (http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...sktop/murrine/) and my favourite theme for it is Gilouche (http://www.cimitan.com/murrine/node/72)

rmjohnso 06-07-2011 09:55 AM

You might want to try xfce-look.org.

I personally use this theme:

BSM Simple
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...content=121685

dugan 06-07-2011 10:21 AM

Equinox GTK engine:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=121881

Equinox Evolution themes:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=140449

Faenza icons:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=128143

And the XFWM theme of your choice:
http://xfce-look.org/index.php?xsort...ontentmode=420

george-lappies 06-07-2011 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4378862)

Hi I think I am doing something wrong... I cannot get my windows to look close to the screenshots included on those pages. How do you know if it installed successfully?

george-lappies 06-07-2011 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solarfields (Post 4378797)
may be a nice gtk theme?
for example, my favourite gtk engine is Murrine (http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...sktop/murrine/) and my favourite theme for it is Gilouche (http://www.cimitan.com/murrine/node/72)

Hi, I compiled and installed the slackbuild but I cannot get the murrine theme to showup under 'window manager'...

solarfields 06-07-2011 02:21 PM

you need to additionally install the Murrine Theme

untar it and put it in ./themes in you home

dugan 06-07-2011 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by george-lappies (Post 4379043)
Hi I think I am doing something wrong... I cannot get my windows to look close to the screenshots included on those pages. How do you know if it installed successfully?

The themes will show up in Xfce's theme chooser if you've installed them successfully.

If they don't look right, start a GTK app from an XTerm. If there's a problem with the theme (e.g. a missing theme engine), then you'll see an error message saying so, in the XTerm.

The Equinox engine needs to be compiled. SBo has a SlackBuild for an earlier version, but I always just use src2pkg.

The Equinox Evolution themes get untarred in ~/.themes. They're what you should see in your theme chooser.

Icons get untarred into ~/.icons and should also show up in your theme chooser. There might further instructions in the archive (I can't remember).

If you continue to have problems with the themes I linked to, then post screenshots of what you do have.

yuuko 06-07-2011 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by george-lappies (Post 4379069)
Hi, I compiled and installed the slackbuild but I cannot get the murrine theme to showup under 'window manager'...

The theme for xfwm4 is not in that package.
Here it is: Gilouche-xfwm4.tar.bz2

Cheers,

george-lappies 06-08-2011 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuuko (Post 4379115)
The theme for xfwm4 is not in that package.
Here it is: Gilouche-xfwm4.tar.bz2

Cheers,

aah thanks!!! that worked :)

george-lappies 06-08-2011 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4379114)
The themes will show up in Xfce's theme chooser if you've installed them successfully.

If they don't look right, start a GTK app from an XTerm. If there's a problem with the theme (e.g. a missing theme engine), then you'll see an error message saying so, in the XTerm.

The Equinox engine needs to be compiled. SBo has a SlackBuild for an earlier version, but I always just use src2pkg.

The Equinox Evolution themes get untarred in ~/.themes. They're what you should see in your theme chooser.

Icons get untarred into ~/.icons and should also show up in your theme chooser. There might further instructions in the archive (I can't remember).

If you continue to have problems with the themes I linked to, then post screenshots of what you do have.

Thanks, it is working now as well :)

george-lappies 06-08-2011 05:11 AM

Hi all, is there a way to make the kde apps look exactly like the gtk apps?

yuuko 06-08-2011 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by george-lappies (Post 4379658)
Hi all, is there a way to make the kde apps look exactly like the gtk apps?

This post will sort you out.


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