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Shiki theme improvement

Postby xxxxiangxxxx on Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:01 pm

Shiki color has been one of the most professional theme I've seen (I also like Dust). However, there are two areas that I think needs more polishing: the scrollbar and the buttons.

In name of elegance and minimalism, I think the scrollbar needs to be round, thinner, and dark-colored. As for the buttons, the background and color look ugly.
http://gnome-look.org/content/preview.php?preview=3&id=86717&file1=86717-1.png&file2=86717-2.jpg&file3=86717-3.jpg&name=Shiki-Colors

Take a look at this theme made by Levi -The Perfectionist:
http://web.mac.com/lemasproductions/LOC ... Skins.html

Notice the same and simple background used for the buttons. Also noticed the stunningly beautiful blue background of clicked buttons.

I think instead of making the clicked buttons more as "pressed," one should simply have it as "clicked."
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Re: Shiki theme improvement

Postby remoulder on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:21 am

Themes are a personal choice and not everyone likes the mac designs. You are free to create and publish your own themes if you do not like the existing ones.
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Re: Shiki theme improvement

Postby xxxxiangxxxx on Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:37 pm

aw ok... But now looking back, I see that I had such a heavy attitude.
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Re: Shiki theme improvement

Postby tdrusk on Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:24 am

Personally, the largest improvement i can see for this theme would be the close button area. i want to be able to throw my mouse in the top right corner, click, and close a window. shiki doesn't allow that.
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Re: Shiki theme improvement

Postby libssd on Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:45 am

tdrusk wrote:Personally, the largest improvement i can see for this theme would be the close button area. i want to be able to throw my mouse in the top right corner, click, and close a window. shiki doesn't allow that.

What? Buttons left/right choice is part of the desktop settings preferences. You can also change button locs using gconf-editor, but this is much easier.
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Re: Shiki theme improvement

Postby tdrusk on Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:56 pm

libssd wrote:
tdrusk wrote:Personally, the largest improvement i can see for this theme would be the close button area. i want to be able to throw my mouse in the top right corner, click, and close a window. shiki doesn't allow that.

What? Buttons left/right choice is part of the desktop settings preferences. You can also change button locs using gconf-editor, but this is much easier.

nah what i mean is, if you just throw your mouse in the corner(either right or left due to preference) and click you aren't clicking the button, you are clicking an edge. you have to move your mouse to the far corner, then move it back a bit just to close the windows.
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Re: Shiki theme improvement

Postby kvv on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:31 pm

xxxxiangxxxx wrote:I think instead of making the clicked buttons more as "pressed," one should simply have it as "clicked."


This is a very good observation. It looks less like a "toy" and more compact.

tdrusk wrote:Personally, the largest improvement i can see for this theme would be the close button area. i want to be able to throw my mouse in the top right corner, click, and close a window. shiki doesn't allow that.

I agree. But which theme are you talking about?

Also, can the exact positions of the buttons be changed in gconf-editor?
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Re: Shiki theme improvement

Postby jesica on Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:40 am

nice one
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