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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Wed 18 May 2005, 20:18    Post subject:  

you can just unzip TrueCurve and use it ... it works ok
to make the corners round, you need to change 1 symlink

if you don't patch/rebuild Icewm, i think there's a little gap at the top of the screen

i like some themes better, but people like different things, so having themes to choose from is good

it's pretty easy to make a dotpup to install a theme (a dotpup file is just a zip file), so maybe people will start making them ... probably the easiest way would be to use a dotpup file as a template ... i should make a few general purpose templates

an easy way to make an installer is to tar czPf your files, and put the line tar xzPf in the dotpup script ... this will un-tar the files using absolute paths, so they will be put where they were originally (i did not use tar.gz for dotpups, because servers often have the mime settings wrong, and they sometimes don't download properly)
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PostPosted: Wed 18 May 2005, 20:37    Post subject:  

Eh? I've never done anything to set up Truecurve besides download it! It has a submenu with the non-xft version and I use that (I didn't realize I could click the normal version, but it doesn't look as good anyway).

It looks fine with 1024 x 768. As for matching the background, I don't use that one anyways. At the moment I have two different Gundam Wing wallpapers, one in Puppy, and one in ZipSlack, (that way I can tell them apart easier) and it works fine with them. I used it with a green and brown background and thought that looked good too, so you might not want to trust me on this part, though.

(FYI, this post goes above the one above it. That last one got posted before I got this one done. One of the consequenes of loading several topics at once in several tabs Rolling Eyes )

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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Wed 18 May 2005, 23:58    Post subject:  

since i had TrueCurve installed anyway, i made a dotpup installer ... just click to install, it should show up immediately in the themes menu

you can try changing the symlink to make the taskbar rounded, but i don't think that works unless you patch Icewm ... i like it better with square corners anyway
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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2005, 11:16    Post subject:  

My favorite IceWM theme is the BubblyBlue which can be found here:
http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects/bubblyblue/

I am wondering, is there any way to change the appearance of the widgets? (the slider bars, buttons, etc.)
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PostPosted: Fri 20 May 2005, 15:09    Post subject:  

it's easy to modify themes

if you look in the theme folder in /root/.icewm/themes. you will see pixmaps like closeA.xpm, closeI.xpm

closeA.xpm is the close button for the Active window ... closeI.xpm is the close button for inactive windows (that do not have focus)

you can just copy similar buttons from other themes to change the way the theme looks ... select the theme again in the menu to see it

you can change the other pixmaps too (like the window corners, menu background ...)

you can change the number of buttons and what order they are in and whether they are at the left or right in the theme file ... like default.theme

i think the slider bars are set by the gtk theme ... but you can get gtk themes too ... for example, see:
http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/58/
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