Slickness Black

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Description:

This is a very very black modification of
my slickness theme.
I made it cause someone here at gnome-look
asked if I could.

New feature since version 0.3:
You can now choose colors using gnome
theme manager.
It is my very first try at something like this so it might not work exactly as planned.

Feedback of any kind is always welcome :D

To fix browser problems go here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Darkfix+%28+easy+fix+for+browsers+%29?content=74504

that fix will fix all your browser problems :)

A HUGE thanks to code933k for making it!!

!!!IMPORTANT!!!

To install:
1.Download the file to your desktop
2.Right click the file and select extract here
3.open a terminal and run these commands:
first:
sudo cp -r $HOME/Desktop/SlicknesS-black /usr/share/themes
second:
sudo chmod 777 /usr/share/themes/SlicknesS-black/Slickness-black.jpg

4.Open the theme manager, you can now
see the SlicknesS-black theme as a theme,
when you click on it , it suggests
taners amazing wallpaper he made for this theme!!
click apply to apply the wallpaper!

the icon theme it suggests is this one:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/black-white+2+Style?content=72619

any problems with the install let me know!!!!

One REALLY HUGE thank you to artist Taner
for his fantastic wallpaper!

Gerva has made a fix that fixes openoffice problems! :
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Openoffice+fix+for+slickness+black+theme?content=77415

Thanks Gerva!
Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.1 Fixed some bugs, Improved look of overall look, (should be more usable now)
changed look of toolbar and other things.

0.1.1 Fixed a bug where when you renamed a file
in nautilus you couldn't see the cursur.

0.2 Changed the colorscheme a little, a bit brighter now (but it's easier to spot some widgets that has focus etc.)
Some other minor changes.

0.3 You don't like my colorscheme?
choose your own colors in gnome theme manager. (just click restore to defaults
if something goes wrong).

0.3.2 Changed default colorscheme again and
improved the active/selected/normal colorshading
Fixed a bug that made some trayicons to
be drawn 1 pixel too low (Many thanks to
Moomex for that!!!!!!) ,made some minor tweaking to some elements (ie tabs are smaller now).

0.4 Made new scrollbar-sliders (older ones
where hard to spot), made completely new
entry style, fixed some uglyness in genereal. new listheaders. (in the first
screenshot I use macmenu hack version,
but this looks exactly like it except
for the menubar ofc)

0.5 Changed the scrollbarsliders a little,
removed the shadow from inactive fonts (as requested)
,included a fix for firefox (not mine).

0.5.1 Managed to remove the disabled font
shadow on treeview text too, (if you find
it someplace else let me know)

0.5.5 Fixed a bug where gimp showed ugly widgets
and removed the spacing between metacity
buttons.

0.6 Fixed a bug where various apps inherited
the toolbar style.

0.6.2 Fixed more bugs... Gimp should look
fine now.

0.8 Now comes as a full theme package,
Including Taners amazing wallpapaer!!
plus I fixed some bugs and improved some stuff.

0.9 You can now have white input boxes
(as shown on screenshot 2) cause I changed
some color inheritance (combobox now has
different inhertitance and cursor in
box inherits text color).

Kirtash

12 years ago

* Maybe it doesn't work with new titlebar, i think the sizes of the new buttons are different... *

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TheRob

12 years ago

Sry I missed the hole thing about you making
a button... I just tried it and it looks
pretty cool :D

Cool idea of having a red unfocused close button

//Robert

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TheRob

12 years ago

Buttons....

A user here asked me to do the buttons
the way they are now, if you like the old
buttons with space, you can use the standard
SlicknesS metacity theme (it is exactly the
same as black) since I haven't changed the
buttons there and I don't think I am
going to :)

//Robert

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Debianized

12 years ago

Just because a user asked you to remove the space between the metacity buttons doesn't mean you have to do it. You're the author of your theme and ultimately you are the one who decides. You don't have to cater to one user.

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qwer1234

12 years ago

I think the new buttons without spaces are much better than the old ones.

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thanks(!!),, yes I know I am the author :D

The thing is... when I started making this
theme, I wanted the buttons to be the way
they are now but I realized I am not gonna
be able to make that fly using metacity so
the buttons had a space, then when I made the
emerald theme I noticed that emerald is
capable of this... so now I tried to make
metacity too look like that (as requested) and it doesn't
, so if enough people want me to revert back
to the old ones it's just a few clicks...

//Robert

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TheRob

12 years ago

By the way...

I made a emerald version of it:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/SlicknesS+Emerald?content=73972

It has the same buttons (without space)
but there you can see why I made it that
way. Feel free to try it out and tell me
what you think (if you use emerald that is)

//Robert

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thank you for your kind words someguydude!!
And craigyjack also!

I have now created a emerald version, I just
uploaded it here.
I think for the next version
of this theme I include a possibility of having
a different menubar so that it plays nicer
with emerald themes :)

However I think the menubar/titlebar is
what gives this theme a little bit of
personality so I will probably not remove
it totally thou :)

Thanks for the idea!

//Robert

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someguydude

12 years ago

Definitely an interesting idea.

I hate to sound like a brown-noser, but honestly I'm not sure what I'd be wanting in the next theme. This one nails my needs so much that I can't think what would be an improvement, at least such a vast change that would happen in the form of a whole new theme.

By way of illustration, I have here a screenshot of this paired with its Emerald theme (and by the by I agree it works best with the swoop), along with Black and White 2 Gloss for the icons, with an AWN bar, Cairo Clock's SimpleClock theme, and a similarly black and white type wallpaper. I use the Obsidian cursor but that doesn't show up in a screenshot.

http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot28ie3.png

The unity of it all is just phenomenal and is exactly what I've been searching for. I'd been using an OSX ripoff because, while I much prefer dark themes, it's the unity that I need or else I start to go crazy.

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craigyjack

12 years ago

nice. i have similiar setup - i would recommend the awn-curves add-on (with black theme) for you avant window navigator. I use it and i think you would like it, its sleek glossy and black to fit right with your theme - check it out http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=572019

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someguydude

12 years ago

You know, I have the goofiest problem with AWN Curves: every time I use it, my rightmost icon is hopped up about a half inch any time the bar expands/contracts, and doesn't go down again until I mouse over it.

As small of an issue as that sounds, it's currently enough to keep me from using it. :P

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thank you for the wallpaper someguydude!

That awn looks absolutely fantastic (!),
if I used awn that would be my nr 1 choice!

//Robert

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TheRob

12 years ago

Well, I really don't know what to say :D
I am really grateful of you lovely comment :D

Nice desktop you got there by the way!
where can I get that wallpaper?

//Robert

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someguydude

12 years ago

I got it off of http://www.interfacelift.com which is great for wallpapers.

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1076

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craigyjack

12 years ago

I love dark themes, and this theme is amazing. It is almost perfect for my setup. Thank you for making it and I hope you continue to work on it. I second a theme for emerald to go with this gtk theme. That would make my desktop complete. Thanks!

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thevoiceless

12 years ago

Way cooler than the original Slickness!
Any chance of making an Emerald version of the window border?

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thanks!

I am trying to make a emerald theme of it but
with my emerald skills (none, no ,less than none)
I can't seem to get it to work, Thanks for
asking thou , it inspires me to try harder :D

//Robert

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someguydude

12 years ago

It wouldn't be an issue, except the upper-right of the windows has this light/dark swoop thing going that looks like it "leads" to the title bar. Without that, it seems mismatched.

Now, me, I like being able to choose my border because some (ahem... DarkerIce...) look REALLY bad without the matching Emerald/Metacity theme, but I also don't want it because I really, really like the Emerald themes.

I guess what I'm saying is, consider doing something else so there isn't that swoop thingy. If you look it over and decide it looks best with it, keep it, but it's something to think about.

Also, I want to know who's down-voting this. No offense to some themes (Blue Junior, Darker Theme) but this thing's the best dark theme on the site and I don't get how it's getting knocked down.

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TheRob

12 years ago

Thank you and glad you got it to work!!

There still seems to be some disabled fonts
that have the irritating shadow...
I will try to fix it but I don't know how.

//Robert

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clubikimakuri

12 years ago

Ah! I just figured out how to escape the ( with \

This is why I like linux, so much to learn!

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clubikimakuri

12 years ago

Thanks so much for this great theme! Definitely the best for me.

But, when I try to run the firefox fix listed in the description I get this error:

bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

I'm sure I'm just making some noob mistake, but after trying to work things out on my own I'm stuck.

Could you offer some advice please? Thanks.

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Debianized

12 years ago

removing the shadow from inactive fonts is a big improvement.

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TheRob

12 years ago

I really thank you guys for your lovely comments!!

highly appreciated! :D

As for the insensitive text, you are right,
I will change that color to next release.
(I don't know how to remove the shadow completely)

I will try to fix the firefox input boxes,
but that happens because firefox is not a
gtk app. Firefox 3 will integrate to gnome
desktop better (I tried it the other day,
no problems with fonts there) ,but I will
try to find a workaround for the problem.
Be sure to have unchecked the box "use system colors"
as I mentioned in the description.

btw, I am not happy with the new scrollbar
sliders , so I probably improve/change
them to next release :) I am glad
that you like the new style on them :D

//Robert

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someguydude

12 years ago

In this update, input boxes have a dark grey background and the text in it is black, so sites with a built-in search box (not to mention message boards) are now really difficult to use.

Otherwise, a good update.

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aiker

12 years ago

But I think insensitive text with shadow effect looks a bit harder to sense. In firefox that text looks as simply #454545 colored text. How I can manually change gtkrc file to do this?

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12 years ago

0.1 Fixed some bugs, Improved look of overall look, (should be more usable now)
changed look of toolbar and other things.

0.1.1 Fixed a bug where when you renamed a file
in nautilus you couldn't see the cursur.

0.2 Changed the colorscheme a little, a bit brighter now (but it's easier to spot some widgets that has focus etc.)
Some other minor changes.

0.3 You don't like my colorscheme?
choose your own colors in gnome theme manager. (just click restore to defaults
if something goes wrong).

0.3.2 Changed default colorscheme again and
improved the active/selected/normal colorshading
Fixed a bug that made some trayicons to
be drawn 1 pixel too low (Many thanks to
Moomex for that!!!!!!) ,made some minor tweaking to some elements (ie tabs are smaller now).

0.4 Made new scrollbar-sliders (older ones
where hard to spot), made completely new
entry style, fixed some uglyness in genereal. new listheaders. (in the first
screenshot I use macmenu hack version,
but this looks exactly like it except
for the menubar ofc)

0.5 Changed the scrollbarsliders a little,
removed the shadow from inactive fonts (as requested)
,included a fix for firefox (not mine).

0.5.1 Managed to remove the disabled font
shadow on treeview text too, (if you find
it someplace else let me know)

0.5.5 Fixed a bug where gimp showed ugly widgets
and removed the spacing between metacity
buttons.

0.6 Fixed a bug where various apps inherited
the toolbar style.

0.6.2 Fixed more bugs... Gimp should look
fine now.

0.8 Now comes as a full theme package,
Including Taners amazing wallpapaer!!
plus I fixed some bugs and improved some stuff.

0.9 You can now have white input boxes
(as shown on screenshot 2) cause I changed
some color inheritance (combobox now has
different inhertitance and cursor in
box inherits text color).

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