gota do a submission for my birthday. i whipped this up tonight. love it! its loosely based on APPOWS and the Maverick sound panel. uses Droid Sans CAD port by ~parry update2: added seekbar support requires CG 1.7.6 update: i changed up the colors very slightly, and added more contrast to the buttons, and added rating
3 gtk's, 2 metacity's, 2 emerald's combine them however you like. read the include REQUIREMENTS before asking questions.
for anyone who may have missed it, the dscnt substyle is from this shot by ~novoo and the edark style is from my gtk eDark. vlc skin designed to match the look of the panels in this theme
1 you must have GTK 2.0 2 you must have the murrine, aurora, and pixmap gtk engines 3 you must have Nautilus Elementary (default nautilus is destroyed by this theme) 4 you must have Firefox 3.6 with the extension Stylish installed 5 you must have basic customization knowledge (see "LINKS" for more information)
1 copy the theme folders (dscent, edark, and resin) into your themes directory /home/USERNAME/.themes (ctrl+h to toggle .hidden folders) use the appearance dialog to apply the theme 2 import the emerald themes as you would any other emerald theme, if you choose to use emerald. 3 create a new stylish theme and name it something like "resin mods" then copy the included css to this style and save it
Stylish: [link] Nautilus Elementary: [link] Murrine: [link] Aurora: [link] Google: [link] (engines can be found in the repos or by searching the software center)
///NOTES if for any reason you decide not to meet the firefox and nautilus requirements, fear not! i have not abandoned you. you must open the gtkrc inside the theme folder and comment out the following lines: include "Apps/nautilus-resin.rc" include "Apps/firefox-resin.rc" to exclude a line simply add hash marks at the beginning of the line: #include "Apps/firefox-resin.rc" doing this will cause nautilus and firefox to fallback to murrine defaults
i've had a lot of positive feedback on this panel, so i've packaged it as best i can for distribution. this whole thing is just a fancy trick. its not really meant to be distributed as an awesome kick ass fat floaty gnome-panel. its just supposed to look good in screenshots and during general usage. includes: 1024, 1152, 1280, 1400, 1440, 1600, 1680, 1920, 2048, 2560. if your screen is bigger i'll assume you're a power user. Enjoy!
PRE-REQS: here is a gtkrc-2.0 file with the code necessary to remove the little arrow from your menu button. the file goes in your home directory. if you already have a gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory then open this new one and copy the code into the one you already have. gtkrc-2.0 eGtk eIcons Global-Menu Compiz Config
IMPORTANT DIRECTORIES: /usr/share/themes OR /usr/share/icons /home/USERNAME/.themes OR /home/USERNAME/.icons
TIP: you can take ownership of folders with $sudo chown USERNAME -R /ANY/FOLDER/LOCATION
ASSUMING YOUR GOAL IS TO REPLICATE THE PREVIEW...
OBJECTIVES: 1:hide theme default panel 2:activate elementary-dark 3:apply panel image 4:tweak the applets and hide panel shadow
STEP BY STEP:
1: go to the elementary/gtk-2.0/Panel and rename both images in the folder. (the objective is to hide the themes default panel.)
2: go to elementary/gtk-2.0 and open gtkrc. at the very bottom of the code you'll see this line include "Apps/panel.rc" make it look like this include "Apps/panel-dark.rc" (the objective is to make global-menu texts compatible with the dark panel)
3: apply elementary gtk and elementary-mono-dark icons from the appearance dialog and confirm that your panel is either transparent or some dark defaulted colors and that global-menu text is a light color.
APPLY THE CUSTOM PANEL:
1: find your resolution in the panels folder (if your resolution isn't included you may make a request or edit the psd provided using Gimp or Photoshop or some similar graphic app.)
2: copy the panel you want to somewhere common like your home directory for storage
3: open panel properties. (right click empty space on the panel) from the general tab set size to 58. from the background tab activate image and browse to where you've stored your panel.
TWEAK THE PANEL:
1: the icons are huge! copy the icons included in the download to /icons/elementary-mono-dark/panel/22
2: everything is horribly aligned! be sure you've removed any extra panel applets that won't fit. simply move around your applets until they fit then lock em in place
3: wtf is that shadow doing!? open CompizConfig from system>preference. under Effects click Window Decoration. in Shadow windows paste this any & !(class=Gnome-panel)
UNSOLVED ISSUES: the active menu item in global-menu. ugh new notification icons mess up the icon alignment
Dual Color Body Black and White 4 Color Dispaly Blue,Purple,Pink,Green 4 Basic Themes Sky,Wave,Love,Nature .xfc (gimp) File [so u can modify it if you want] Player Controls [Upper ball for Prev and Lower one for Next song] Later Version Will include Time and Seeker and Play/Pause controls also..