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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby mordant23 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:41 am

roger64 wrote:I have a wish... :D

The very successful Orta theme has just been released for Gnome Shell (and Unity). It had been a full year my favorite with Gnome2 and, of course, I'd wish to see it landing in Cinnamon.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/02/orta ... nstall-it/
http://www.le-libriste.fr/2012/02/le-th ... ome-shell/
http://half-left.deviantart.com/art/GNO ... -207047273

It seems somebody else than the original (Skies of Azel) author did this. Recommended installation using Gnome-tweak-tool.


I'm taking a stab at it. You can view my progress at here. Right now it's at an alpha stage. Just a quick question. The gnome shell version of Orta has some translucent dark glass aspects to it the dialogs, but gtk2 Orta seems very bright white backgrounds. On my system the top panel is black in gnome shell, but the images of Orta show the panel to be a bright white. Which do you prefer? I'm not sure if the difference that I see in gnome shell vs the original version of Orta is an artifact of my system or if it's a change in Orta's design.

EDIT: Turns out my system wasn't using Orta for gnome-shell theme even though I used the gnome-tweak-tool to change the theme. I had to use the dconf editor. Now I see exactly what is happening with the gnome-shell port. It makes a lot more sense now. :wink:
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby roger64 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:36 pm

@mordant23

Thank you for your initiative. I'll be so keen to try it any time. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby mordant23 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:01 pm

roger64 wrote:@mordant23

Thank you for your initiative. I'll be so keen to try it any time. :mrgreen:


Feel free to download the zip file from github. The theme is usable with almost everything translated from the gnome shell port. Now comes the hard part of deciding how to translate the panel background, window list, favorites, etc. I'd be happy to hear any feedback and suggestions you have. I'm enjoying the challenge of translating the theme.

What do you think of the differences between the Orta gnome-shell theme versus Orta Gnome classic theme?
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby z06gal on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:56 pm

I am stunned that there isn't a red theme made yet. There was a gtk2 theme that was black and the open window list in the panel would be highlighted red but I cannot think of the name of it.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby mordant23 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:51 am

z06gal wrote:I am stunned that there isn't a red theme made yet. There was a gtk2 theme that was black and the open window list in the panel would be highlighted red but I cannot think of the name of it.


That was nice for differentiating windows opened with root. I've missed it too. I haven't found a way to give root it's own theme yet in cinnamon, but I haven't tried that hard. And when I say I haven't tried, what I mean is that one time I noticed that root's icons were different from my own and said, "That's cool. I wondered what happened?" ;)
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby roger64 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:07 am

Hi

In Gnome2, root had its own themes and icons, in /root/.themes and /root/.icons. I do not know if they changed it with Gnome3

@mordant23

The light Orta theme for Cinnamon is in working order. I will have to complete it, I think, with the Gnome3 theme to get the full experience. I will wait for that to get the dark theme. :D

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Thank you very much
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby lurkatron on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:18 pm

can someone tell me where the system tray icons are stored? you know network manager, volume applet, weather and all, those that have the same colour and design. i cant find them anywhere. and i dont mean the tray app icons such as pidgin and liferea if you get my point...
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby mordant23 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:41 am

lurkatron wrote:can someone tell me where the system tray icons are stored? you know network manager, volume applet, weather and all, those that have the same colour and design. i cant find them anywhere. and i dont mean the tray app icons such as pidgin and liferea if you get my point...


Do you mean the icons themselves or do you mean where in the stylesheet are they stored? I believe the icons are stored in the icon theme folder because whenever I change icon themes, I see the system tray icons, e.g. sound and network, change. To be honest I'm not sure exactly what the icons are named but if you poke around in the icon folders you should find them. The icon folder is located in either /usr/share/icons or ~/.icons. The stylesheet property is .system-tray-icon .
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby mordant23 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:53 am

[quote="roger64"

@mordant23

The light Orta theme for Cinnamon is in working order. I will have to complete it, I think, with the Gnome3 theme to get the full experience. I will wait for that to get the dark theme. :D

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Thank you very much[/quote]

I'm glad you like it. The latest version at github fixed the problem with the background drawn outside of borders in the popup windows, and the panel buttons (menu, calendar, weather extension button) are done. It's not completely ready for the full release but it's pretty much the same as the Gnome Shell port. I just need to do the panel launchers and the window list before I put it up. Unfortunately I've had to set it aside to work on some other things but I should have it done over the weekend.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby outfieldgrass on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:58 am

I have been going between Eleganse, Flax and Minty. Right now I think Minty will stay for awhile.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby mordant23 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:50 pm

Orta Cinnamon Light 0.6.1 is available at Cinnamon Spices. You can also download from my repository ppa:mordant23/themes. Edit: The repo build should be available in about an hour for oneiric. It's already uploaded. I'll upload the precise version soon. Edit2: I'm stumped on how to upload the precise version. There's really no change between precise and oneiric version of the theme. For now I'll just leave things as they are and try to learn more about the packaging system. Edit3: corrected 0.6.2 version uploaded to repository. should be available in a couple hours. Finally figured out how to get a copy to Precise series. Easier than I thought!

Orta Cinnamon Light is a port of Gnome Shell Orta to Cinnamon.

Gnome Shell Orta written by *half-left

Orta written by SkiesOfAzel

You can get the gtk3 by following the instructions here.

As always feedback, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome!
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To install from repo:

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sudo apt-apt-respositry ppa:mordant23/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install orta-cinnamon-light-theme


To install from zipball

Extract zip file to the themes directory. Theme directory is usually:

/usr/share/themes for system wide installation or

~/.themes for individual installation

After installation, use Cinnamon Settings to choose Orta

Edit: corrected instructions for installation. Thanks Rehdon!
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Rehdon on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:59 am

The first line of your commands is wrong, should be as follows:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mordant23/themes


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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby mordant23 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:27 am

Rehdon wrote:The first line of your commands is wrong, should be as follows:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mordant23/themes


Rehdon


Corrected! Now off to correct the instructions elsewhere. I swear today is the day of typos for me. Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:30 am

Finally got my act together and finished some themes:

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http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/36

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http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/38

Already 30+ themes available on the official themes site - at this rate there will be 500 themes in a few years' time :D
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby esteban1uy on Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:37 am

bimsebasse wrote:Finally got my act together and finished some themes:


Wow, so smooth and beautiful.
Your Loky theme makes me feel like at some kind of ultra-polished Crunchbang desktop.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:02 am

Cheers esteban :D
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby kmb42vt on Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:46 am

Beautiful work, bimmsebasse.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:52 am

Wonderful, I was just wondering what happened with your light cinnamon theme. Only boldly forward :D
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:24 pm

Cheers guys - Daniel I'm a big fan of ElementaryOS, that's just plainly the coolest theme for Cinnamon at the moment. You should include a "Mint" version, basically identical except the blue highlighting is Mint green. Also, I've begun to port some other GS themes to Cinnamon and will just mention my todo-list here in case you're working on some of them and I don't need to: Ubuntu Ambiance, Zuktiwo, Nord and Holo
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby kmb42vt on Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:57 pm

One thing I've noticed about Cinnamon only themes is that unless a gnome-shell version is included in the theme files, only the panel, menu, pop-ups, etc are themed and not the rest of the DE (windows, window borders, highlighting, etc). A good example of this is the "Chocolatte" theme (downloaded from Guthub "/Cinnamon-themes") which includes both Cinnamon and gnome-shell themes in the Chocolatte theme directory so once installed, you can choose the theme in Cinnamon settings which themes the Panel and pop-ups, etc and then you can select the same theme in Gnome Tweak (Advanced Settings) and the rest of the Cinnamon DE is themed accordingly as well.

Or is it because there's a GTK3 folder in the "Chocolatte" theme folder that makes the difference and not the gnome-shell folder?

A similar example is if I select the "ElementaryOS" Cinnamon theme (Cinnamon only theme), the highlighting for selected items in Nautilus, highlighting text is still green. I can work around that by opening Gnome Tweak and selecting "Adwaita" as GTK+ Theme instead of "Mint-Z" which changes highlighting to a similar blue. But if I select the "Reality" Cinnamon theme, there's no way to theme the rest of the DE.


I'm not complaining at all, just mentioning and I hope I'm being clear in my description. To be truthful, I think I'm very confused about the whole thing. :)
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