Oversword Dark

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Description:

I think this makes a perfect glossy black theme that's sleek and powerful.
This theme, like most other dark themes, goes best with a vibrant and colourful background which makes everything stand out all the more.
If you want a copy of my background or backgrounds I've made like that one leave a comment, and if I get enough comments about it I may upload them to gnome-look.
Hope you enjoy, feel free to post me ideas or changes you would like made to the theme as it is still a work in progress.
If you prefered an older version of the theme which has features that no longer exist I may be able to send you a legacy version.

Note: The toolbar I'm using is a modified version of the one that comes with the theme, it is tailored to my screen size and needs which is why I didn't include it, if anybody wants a version don't hesitate to ask.

Once downloaded extract the .zip file and install the .tar.gz file as you usually would a theme.

How to get transparency:

1) Open Compiz Config under System> Preferences> CompizConfig Settings Manager
2) Click "Opacity, Brightness and Saturation" to open it.
3) Under the "Window specific settings" add these three rules and values.

Tooltip | Menu | PopupMenu | DropdownMenu 80

(name=gimmie_applet) | (type=Dialog | ModalDialog) 85

utility | dialog 95

you may want to play arround with the settings to get them exactly as you like.


Credits:
Big thanks to all the creators of the themes listed below for letting me use their graphics and coding, if not by actively giving me permission by giving their work a GPL license (woo, go freedom)

This theme was originally based on the coding and graphics of BlueSpcae II:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BlueSpace+II?content=78633

The buttons for the Metacity and Emerald themes is from this emerald theme:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/LaGaDesk_Two_Black?content=108096

The rest of the graphics for the Metacity and Emerald themes were slightly modified from these:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Kore+Suite?content=54701

And of course not forgeting my favourite icon theme (so far :P) Azenis Icons:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Azenis+Icons+(working+title)?content=107544

I used the code for the text boxes from the UE 2.2 theme:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ultimate+Edition+2.2+Theme+Beta?content=100855

A FireFox theme which suits this style very well:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8218

I used to use this icon theme but I've found a better one since then:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Dark+System?content=100495
Last changelog:

10 years ago

V4.6
Fixed a bug that was brought to my attention.

V4.5
now comes with a matching emerald theme with the close buttons as LaGaDesk intended.
moved hosting to my site.
changed the tooltip image
that's all, it's a pretty minor update.

V4.4:
Re-done the buttons
Changed the nautilus icons (backwards, forwards, stop, refresh)
Changed some of the code to darken the nautilus panel background
Made handles graphics.
changed the range throughs and sliders.
changed menu items.
a few other minor things too.

V4.3:
Changed the buttons of the metacity theme.
Slightly altered the tab BG images.
Changed the panel buttons, now slightly more friendly to small panels.
Started using Azenis Icons as the default theme.

V4.2:
A few minor changes to the progress bars and scrollbar ends.
Urm that's pretty much it.

V4.1:
Made some vast improvements to the shadows and frames
Changed the notebook_xXxX_flat.png images
Chnaged the slider things slightly
Although the changes are few they still make massive improvements to the theme.

V4.0:
Added a Metacity theme! (although i still recommend you use emerald)
cleaned up and changed the tool and menu bars

Changes from here on have been left out but can be found in full in the description and changelog in the zip.

amilauduwerella

10 years ago

Good work, good stuff,

If you can use some thing different for tabs, that would be perfect.

Anyway its great!!!
Keep it up

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Oversword

10 years ago

Someone notified me that the screenlets manager in 9.10 had problems because i hadn't included all the arrow graphics. However it should now work.

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maxxblade

10 years ago

The Best Dark Theme Ever!!!!
i like this very much,
but how can you do the gnome-panel
like that??

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kai100

10 years ago

100% :) :)

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prodigo_double

10 years ago

This is the perfect theme, for me, and this is all I needed, great work.

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Oversword

10 years ago

hi everyone
small update today, it now has an emerald theme which follows the style of the metacity.
also I have changed the hosting from deviant to my website. I've only just gotten it fully operational, the download link is there, please take a look around, leave comments and if you want to keep up-to-date with all my work become a user or subscribe to the rss feed. enjoy

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prodigo_double

10 years ago

Thats good to hear, I'll wait for the emerald then, thanks a lot am a linux geek.

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prodigo_double

10 years ago

Thanks overglossed, I've been using these theme for months now its the best one, one question, is there an emerald theme for this or how do I use metecity as window decorator? because I rather use emerald, computer runs faster. Thanks

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Oversword

10 years ago

hey, thanks, and that's oversword btw (:p - over-sword) it doesn't mean anything so whatever.
I actually made an emerald theme for it this morning would you believe it! I'll release it tomorrow along with a few other updates. thanks for the appreciation!

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sekter7

10 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for your response! I tried to follow the instructions for enabling the transparency effects using the compizconfig instructions but my compizconfig layout is completely different that what is described here. I couldn't find any way to add or change the settings to these values. I look forward to your "better version on the description" when you have time (no hurry).

Thanks again for your great work!

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Oversword

10 years ago

sorry about that, I completely forgot. you're right, the settings are under something different, probably version differences. I must have figured it on my own. well, working instructions are in the description now, hope this works for you.

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sekter7

10 years ago

Yeah! Right on, brother! With this new version your theme is now my all-time favorite! You must be psychic, too. I was just about to write a comment that I loved your theme but there was one thing I wanted to change. You took care of it, however, before I got the chance. What that was, in case you're interested, was the light blue text on white background in Nautilus and elsewhere that I could hardly read. I was just about to go back to the Ultimate Edition 2.2 theme but that won't be necessary now. Thanks!

By the way, I'm not getting the gorgeous transparent menus and windows such as displayed in your screen captures above. How can I enable this?

And thanks for your previous response to my interest in your customized toolbars. I would love to add these to my system if there is an easy way to do this. Perhaps in some future edition...?

Thanks again for giving me the coolest looking linux distro in my neigherhood!

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Oversword

10 years ago

hey, thanks
that pale panel was getting on my nerves too, that's why I tried really hard to change it, and I'm glad I did. as for the transparency, I found the tut on the page of a different theme... hmm
ahh, it was on the bluespace theme

a) Transparency:

1) compizconfig-settings-manager -> General Options -> Opacity Settings

2) Add: (name=gimmie_applet) | (name=gnome-panel) | (type=Menu | PopupMenu | DropdownMenu | Dialog | ModalDialog) -18621

b) Blur:

1) compizconfig-settings-manager ->Blur windows -> Alpha blur windows

2) Add: (name=gimmie_applet) | (name=gnome-panel) | (type=Menu | PopupMenu | DropdownMenu | Dialog | ModalDialog)

3) blur alpha - make sure the check box is ticked

4) gaussian blur - filter


I'll put a better version on the description soon.
as for the tool bar, it is a custom image, I couldn't put it as default in the theme because every body's screen size and icon arrangement is different.
I'm not sure I could make a 1-for-all, even a simple version with just rounded corners would be difficult.

but thanks loads for the appreciation anyway!

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Oversword

10 years ago

hi everyone!
new version today, I put a lot of things in it that I've been meaning to for a long time. the new range graphics were partially taken and partially inspired by the azenis theme. I un-rounded the corners of the buttons which makes them much cleaner aud easier on the eyes. hope you like it - and vote good!:p

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kai100

10 years ago

:) :))

so nice!!!

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LaGaDesk

10 years ago

It looks very good. I like it. Keep it up! Thanks for credit. :)

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johnnyg

10 years ago

Very very nice ! One of the best ! goes great with ULTIMATE EDITION 2.2 ! IT'S A KEEPER !

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kai100

10 years ago

i love this style too :))

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MK64

10 years ago

YES,is good

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Padster

10 years ago

FTW

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cb2k

10 years ago

Probably the most daring new design I have seen in some time.

Fresh ideas introduced and risks taken - deserves to be acknowledged as a work of unique art.



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sekter7

10 years ago

Thanks for your very quick response. Yes, there does seem to be a problem with the download from deviantart. I followed your suggestion to extract down to the folder level and the re-package to tar.gz. Once that was done it installed fine.

Your theme is one of the most beautiful I've seen. Thanks so much for your fine work. Your customized taskbar is also one of the coolest I've ever seen. I would love to be able to install this (and your wallpaper) on my computer if possible.

Thanks again for the wonderful job!

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Oversword

10 years ago

Hey, just updated to 4.2, only minor changes to some little things, i haven't really had much time for this recently, i've been busy with other projects.

Thanks loads for the appreciation, i'd love to help. First off the taskbar, send a printscreen of you desktop (full resolution) to oversword@googlemail.com with your icons+stuff arranged exactly how you want them, I'll get cracking on a version for you as soon as i get it.
That wall paper and many like it can be found in my picasa gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/oversword/ArtRage
Some of them are good but a lot are just sketches and ideas, enjoy!
Also you can check out my flash based site:
http://www.oversword.co.uk/
I do a lot of work that's not just GTK2
AND i have yet another website where I keep updates on the projects I'm doing:
http://www.cam.oversword.co.uk/
But i'm thinking of changing the name so don't bookmark it yet :P.

Both the looks for those sites were based on my theme.
Please take a look around, leave some comments, tell me what you think, it's always nice to meet a fan :D

And with the theme, if you ever want to change anything or have any ideas please don't hesitate to tell me.
Thanks
-- oversword

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Oversword

10 years ago

umm, that was wierd ?!?
i don't think i can delete them.
.. ooo
oops

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Oversword

10 years ago

Hey, just updated to 4.2, only minor changes to some little things, i haven't really had much time for this recently, i've been busy with other projects.

Thanks loads for the appreciation, i'd love to help. First off the taskbar, send a printscreen of you desktop (full resolution) to oversword@googlemail.com with your icons+stuff arranged exactly how you want them, I'll get cracking on a version for you as soon as i get it.
That wall paper and many like it can be found in my picasa gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/oversword/ArtRage
Some of them are good but a lot are just sketches and ideas, enjoy!
Also you can check out my flash based site:
http://www.oversword.co.uk/
I do a lot of work that's not just GTK2
AND i have yet another website where I keep updates on the projects I'm doing:
http://www.cam.oversword.co.uk/
But i'm thinking of changing the name so don't bookmark it yet :P.

Both the looks for those sites were based on my theme.
Please take a look around, leave some comments, tell me what you think, it's always nice to meet a fan :D

And with the theme, if you ever want to change anything or have any ideas please don't hesitate to tell me.
Thanks
-- oversword

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10 years ago

V4.6
Fixed a bug that was brought to my attention.

V4.5
now comes with a matching emerald theme with the close buttons as LaGaDesk intended.
moved hosting to my site.
changed the tooltip image
that's all, it's a pretty minor update.

V4.4:
Re-done the buttons
Changed the nautilus icons (backwards, forwards, stop, refresh)
Changed some of the code to darken the nautilus panel background
Made handles graphics.
changed the range throughs and sliders.
changed menu items.
a few other minor things too.

V4.3:
Changed the buttons of the metacity theme.
Slightly altered the tab BG images.
Changed the panel buttons, now slightly more friendly to small panels.
Started using Azenis Icons as the default theme.

V4.2:
A few minor changes to the progress bars and scrollbar ends.
Urm that's pretty much it.

V4.1:
Made some vast improvements to the shadows and frames
Changed the notebook_xXxX_flat.png images
Chnaged the slider things slightly
Although the changes are few they still make massive improvements to the theme.

V4.0:
Added a Metacity theme! (although i still recommend you use emerald)
cleaned up and changed the tool and menu bars

Changes from here on have been left out but can be found in full in the description and changelog in the zip.

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