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Divergence IV - 'A New Hope'

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Published: October 21, 2010
Divergence IV - " A New Hope "
by jurialmunkey

Requires Murrine Engine > 0.98

I have removed the installer because too many people complained about it. Here are install instructions:

Extract the .zip to a folder
Open Appearance Preferences
Click "Install..."
Locate the folder you extracted the .zip to and select "A-New-Hope.tar.gz"

Open Nautilus
Press Ctrl+H to show hidden folders
Open ".themes"
Open "A-New-Hope"
Double Click customise.py

To get transparency, you will need to install Compiz and Emerald. There are emerald themes included within the .zip file.
To make emerald stay default, go into CompizConfig Settings Manager > Window Decoration > and in the box next to "Command" enter: emerald --replace
Then hit ALT + F2 to get a run dialog and enter: emerald --replace

The AWN style used is called Lucido. There are themes in the .zip

Docky Theme by Half Left: [link]
TESB Emerald Theme by Nossile: [link]
Divergence Inspired Emerald Themes by Cainn: [link]
Divergence IV for TINT2 by congomonster: [link]
Persona for Firefox by exzemat: [link]
Panel Image: [link]

- Metacity can only be used with left sided buttons. (A right side version will come soon)
- Toolbar colours which are not dark make the breadcrumbs look ugly.
- Metacity only follows colour changes correctly with the A New Hope gtk (this is due to minor hack that had to be implemented in order for the colour changes to work. There is also a fixed colour version of the metacity which matches with Ambiance)
- Window title text sizes over 15pnt cause issues
- TESB colour changes do not change the colours of the rounded corners of the sidebar (this is due to pixmaps being used and unfortunately cannot be fixed)
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galaga303's avatar
I've spend almost whole yesterday looking for some new, fresh feel for my desktop. I've installed some themes, tested... I've believed that that after so many years sitting on one theme, it's enough. Today, my desktop is still A New Hope. I am using Your theme for as long as it was put on gnome-look. I am afraid that never will be done something equally beautiful and harmonic. Thank You:)! (I just had to write this. There's no damn single theme to beat that one...)
geniopc's avatar
Este tema es muy bueno es el primero y único tema que uso y use en linux, único problema es que esta quedando desfasado y no se integra bien por el tema gtk3. Si existe alguien que pueda modificarlo o me de alguna idea de como hacerlo para portarlo a gtk3 sin perder su esencia estaría muy agradecido.
luvz2l00k's avatar
I LOVE this theme! Hope I cam put it to use in XFCE.......
m0dernm0nk's avatar
How can we install it on Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity? Please suggest!

I have strived a lot to install it but failed every time! :(
GomerSBgT's avatar
Hi ! I used Ubuntu Tweak to install your theme but only icons was installed. You know how to do ?
In Apparence I do not have an "intall" button...
I-sty's avatar
I created a screencast about your theme on my system.
Thank you very much your amazing theme!
I like it very much!.

KuraddoHikari's avatar
Can you make this gtk3 compatible? It's so pretty!
boswelja's avatar
Please add the installer back!
helderm's avatar
Wow... that's a very slick skin you got there. Almost makes me come back to linux.
Rasa13's avatar
dude.. please come back!
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jimmyjonezzHobbyist Interface Designer
for Cinnamon or Mate (linux Mint) please...
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stealthx3Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind if I use this for a Linux distribution I am developing? I can't say much about it over comments because it is in early stages, but I would love to use this as the default theme!
aplinuxer's avatar
It's great,but i had some trouble.

When I put my window from the maximum state is switched to the normal state, the button disappeared, button area is transparent.

How can i fix it?
aplinuxer's avatar
This flaw is not a problem on this theme, but a bug of compiz.
I found this link:
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pixelmasochistProfessional Interface Designer
This is (brace yourselves for a very conceited and arrogant comment!) the first theme I have seen in ages that I didn't make and I would use myself!
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PerudHobbyist Interface Designer
parsivval's avatar
this looks great but in ubuntu 12.04 there's no install in the Appearance preferences (assuming you mean the one under System settings) and it doesn't show up in gnome-tweak if A-New-Hope.tar.gz is extracted to .themes manually either.. wat do?
boswelja's avatar
I have the same problem...
caztill0's avatar
el diseño muy limpio, ligero, fuerte, y simlemente
jmunkeyfan's avatar
please port this to something newer or fix it for using with either nautilus or pantheon-files or marlin or something, cause nautilus elementary is gone! :please:. Btw: best theme evar! :D , nothing compares to this, seriously, if it only was usable... :p
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carlosovniHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful theme, now using and hacking
hobarrera's avatar
I've been using this since I first saw it, but I'm wondering; any chance we get a gtk3-port of this? Is seems more and more inevitable that I end up seeing gtk3 stuff on my desktop sooner or later :(
slq07's avatar
Disregard my last comment, I finally got it working after a few hours of installing packages. There's one thing I just can't get right. When I apply the theme without Emerald the border (which doesn't have transparency) looks correctly rounded, but when I turn on Emeraldand the transparency looks good there's something wrong with the window border, over the title the border seems blurry and looks 1 px down off where it's supposed to be.
If anyone has something on it I would appreciate it.
Thanks again for making this theme.
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Hey there folks, I'm kinda new in this so I can't install the theme correctly. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, I and I just want to know how to make it work like the one in the image. What's Emerald? And AWN?
I'm just asking because i've downloaded it and installed it but I just can't get it right.

Thanks to the creator for this awesome theme, and to everyone answering this.
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