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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

You can't fix the pidgin tab color issue by editing the gtkrc, it's a known bug with the application itself. Both normal and active tabs use the same color for labels, so you will either end up with active tabs with white colored text, or inactive tabs with dark colored text (depending on your color choice). There is an old ticket on their bug tracker here :
http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4115
there is also a recent bug report on Launchpad :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+bug/681560
The only way to solve this is by making a patch for the application itself. - Dec 20 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

I will experiment with it, if i like the result i may add it as an option. - Dec 20 2010
Mock up - Proposal

Various Gnome Stuff by ceebeebg 23 comments

You can make something close to your mockup for the notebook with the pixmap engine, but tabs must either overlap or not have roundness. - Dec 18 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

No problem mate :) - Dec 18 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Thanks :). As for keeping it up, i don't think i will add any more new futures (the theme is already on the verge of becoming unmanageable due to complexity), but i will keep updating with bug fixes.

Do you like the new expanders btw? - Dec 18 2010
Windows 7 Look

GTK2 Themes by 3dshifter 15 comments

Prejudice is always a sign of stupidity. When manifested by so many members of a supposedly open minded and free community it becomes a troubling phenomenon.

The gtk theme is accurate, and although the screenshots should be changed to reflect the actual theme included in the pack, it doesn't deserve to be rated this low because it's actually well made. - Dec 17 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Thanks :) - Dec 17 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

The option works just fine, it won't fix the theme preview glitch but it will fix the menubars. You probably forgot to save your settings before reloading the theme or you have 2 instanses of the theme installed at the same time.

If you have installed via ppa make absolutely certain that there is no folder named Orta inside ~/.themes .

If you have installed manually, select the fourth option on the Fixes page, press save, change the theme to something different and then back to Orta.

If the problem persists after you have restarted your session please find the settings.rc file inside ~/.themes/Orta/gtk-2.0/ (or /usr/share/themes/Orta/gtk-2.0/ depending on where you installed the theme) and paste its contents here. - Dec 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Yep, there is an option in the fixes page that mostly takes care of this bug (it's indeed caused by pixmap engine version 2.20). - Dec 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Distro and gnome version? - Dec 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

You are right, i hadn't noticed this till you mentioned it, i will look into it. - Dec 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

As you can see here, the tooltips work as they should :
http://imgur.com/d8mkY.png
I have to conclude that something other than the theme is causing the problem. - Dec 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

I can't replicate this, i've tested this theme with allot of non gtk apps including qtcreator and the tooltips are fine. Which distro do you use? - Dec 12 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

I will look into it. - Dec 10 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Thanks for the kind words :) - Dec 09 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Thanks :)

Please provide my with your settings in the settings manager and a screenshot of your problem with nautilus.

The listview problem with thunderbird is something i can't replicate, so it's probably caused by your version of the app. Thunderbird and firefox aren't truly gtk apps, they just emulate the look, and newer versions do a better job at it.

As for the scrollbar highlight, it's not as easy to change as it sounds since it's a pixmap. Also, bear in mind, that every other dark gray highlight is also a pixmap, so a different color scrollbar highlight would look out of place, as it would only affect the scrollbar. Still, tell me what other colors you have in mind and i will experiment. - Dec 09 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Thanks mate, even though beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, comments like your really mean allot to themers like me.

I will have you know though that i am an anarchist, so if this truly looks aristocratic i will be forced to redesign :P. - Dec 09 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Well, i am glad you like the new tabs, as they were a pain to implement :P. The problem with geany isn't exactly fixed, but it's certainly allot less obvious. - Dec 07 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Change the jar file's suffix to xpi and drag and drop it inside the firefox window. - Dec 07 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

You can use the short gradient style or no gradients at all for a less dark look, and you can also tweak the window color through the gnome Appearance preferences. - Dec 07 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

The Ubiquity problem will be fixed in the next version. As for a light colored panel, there already is one, just run the OrtaSettingsManager.py , select it, save your changes and reload the theme. - Dec 06 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

I am glad you like it :) - Dec 04 2010
Awn Orta themes (light&dark)

AWN Themes by Vortex0965 6 comments

I will do it when i next update the theme. Version 1 is coming ;) - Nov 28 2010
Awn Orta themes (light&dark)

AWN Themes by Vortex0965 6 comments

Really nice :). Do you want me to link them to the main Orta page? - Nov 28 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

This seems like a bug with the app's custom widgets and the pixbuf engine, i don't use black pixmaps anywhere in the theme. I am currently looking for a workaround.

Thanks for reporting the bug :) - Nov 27 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Lol, the ppa doesn't work yet, i am currently rewriting the theme to make the code as modular as it can be (this will improve speed), so there is nothing to upload yet. How do you guys finds those things so fast anyway :P - Nov 25 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

These are not bugs. You can use nautilus elementary with, or without a menubar (there is an option to hide it when you right click on the nautilus toolbar). If your menubar is visible, you should select the Nautilus elementary Option on the Settings Manager, if you have set the menubar to hidden, then you should use the option use the nautilus Elementary without a menubar option ;). This way nautilus will always be properly skinned.

Thanks for the kind words, support of this kind is what keeps us themers going :). - Nov 25 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Thank you for the kind words :) Still, there are allot of other excellent stuff out there, A New Hope, Elegant Gnome, Colors, etc. - Nov 23 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

The fix works, i've tested it, other users have tested it too. With that said, allot of other things could have gone wrong.

Did you save your settings with the Settings Manager before reapplying Orta? Does, changing other aspects of the theme, like tabs or panels, work?

If you have installed for all users, please do (on a terminal)
gedit /usr/share/themes/Orta/gtk-2.0/settings.rc
and paste the contents of the file here.
Likewise, if you performed a normal installation do
gedit ~/.themes/Orta/gtk-2.0/settings.rc
and paste the file contents here. - Nov 23 2010
Colors

GTK2 Themes by nale12 24 comments

...the most under-appreciated theme on gnome-look. IMO it's the best dark theme for gnome there is, and it should be on the first page right next to A new Hope.

It's also one of the most expertly crafted pixmap themes, both in code and in pixels :). Kudos for your excellent work ! - Nov 21 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

The awn theme isn't made by me as i've stated in the description. I think it's made for version 0.4.1, which you can get by adding the awn testing team ppa to your system (ppa:awn-testing/ppa). - Nov 21 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Another idea is to check file permissions, Do
sudo chmod -R 755 ~/.themes/Orta - Nov 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Yes, the settings.rc file inside the gtk-2.0 folder is what holds the settings, please open it and paste the contents here. Also if you have the widget factory, run it and tell me the output on the gnome-terminal. - Nov 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

I checked it on my end and it seems to be working fine. It might be a problem with the installation part of the settings manager though. Uninstall through the Settings Manager. Make sure that the folders /usr/share/themes/Orta and ~/.themes/Orta don't exist. Then install manually by dragging and dropping the Orta.tar.gz file on the Appearance Preferences window. Give it a try and tell me what happened. - Nov 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

I will look into it, pray that the text color isn't hardcoded. - Nov 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Nautilus -> preferences -> tweaks -> show live breadcrumbs - Nov 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Yes, you are right, i forgot to also change the fix for opera code, sorry ... - Nov 16 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

No it's not :P. Are you sure you have completely removed the old version before installing the new one? I just downloaded the latest version to make sure i didn't upload the wrong file and it works just fine :
http://i53.tinypic.com/jpj48g.png - Nov 15 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

You have version 0.95, version 0.96 doesn't have this bug. To confirm this, change from dark squared menu item to dark round menu item. If the problem goes away, just update your version of Orta, if not, let me know. - Nov 15 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Can you please tell me your exact settings? - Nov 15 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Sorry but it's too much work for me right now. Maybe during the Christmas holidays. - Nov 15 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

The styles for nautilus elementary are meant to be used with Nautilus-Elementary, a fork of the regular nautilus. - Nov 14 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Please message me with im info, if you are willing we could solve this now. - Nov 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Thanks, i will look into it. - Nov 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Please goto were Orta is installed and open the gtkrc file you will find inside the gtk-2.0 folder. Scroll all the way to the bottom and add this
style "panel-label-colors"
{
fg[NORMAL] = "#e3e3e3"
fg[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff"
fg[ACTIVE] = "#f0f0f0"
fg[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
fg[INSENSITIVE] = "#777777"
}

widget "BonoboPlug*Label" style "panel-label-colors"
widget "Panel*Applet*Label" style "panel-label-colors"
widget "Panel*MenuBar*Label" style "panel-label-colors"

Does it fix the text colors? - Nov 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

That's a nice catch with the create launcher dialog, i had totally forgotten about it (it has created similar problems for my in the past). I will also have to install cardapio in order to fix it. - Nov 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

That's depressing... They are constantly changing and changing the gnome panel, making it a nightmare to support multiple versions of it. An Ubuntu Lucid user also has problems with the dark panel. Which gnome-panel version do you use? Is there is any light theme with a dark panel that you use and doesn't have this problem? I can't directly solve this as i am running Ubuntu Maverick, but another theme that works on Fedora might help me solve this indirectly. - Nov 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Not here it doesn't :P. Which distro and version are you using? A pic would also help. - Nov 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Np, i am glad you like it :) - Nov 13 2010
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GTK2 Themes by SkiesOfAzel 337 comments

Sorry, i thought you meant the scrollbar, i am kind of tired today (extended lack of sleep). The progressbars aren't rounded because the pixmap engine has a redraw bug with transparent progressbars. I needed transparency to make them round due to the gradients and to make the theme color configurable by the user. I also tried using murrine scrollbars but i couldn't get the shadowing to match the rest of the theme. - Nov 13 2010