On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 21:58 -0300, Steven Garrity wrote:
I've been thinking about ways to modernize the RedHat/Fedora
theme lately and have started trying my ideas out in practice.
My first goal is to improve on the Windows95-esque battleship-grey that
colors all of the UI chrome. See this screenshot of Windows 98/2000/XP
Note the subtle color difference between 98 and 2000 - but it makes a
I was looking at this screenshot of an XFCE beta
) and was wondering why
that main start menu looked so good (even though it was just using the
bluecurve icons). It turns out it's a soft-beige rather than the
So, I've tried this out with Bluecurve. The only change so far is that
th primary chrome is now slightly softer and more beige than grey. Some
elements that are still pure-grey (alternative list backgrounds,
depressed buttons, etc) will look a bit odd next to the new beige, but
I'd do them to.
Here are before and after screenshots - open them in tabs and switch
back and forth to compare:
The updated theme is here:
(once installed, you have to have to go to "Theme Details" and choose
Bluecurve-2 in the "Controls" tab).
Thoughts and feedback are welcome - particularly from those who maintain
the current Bluecurve theme in Fedora. I'm much more interested in
trying to help improve the defaults than I am in maintaining an optional
Don't know if you've ever noticed but the Bluecurve theme already has
some color variations (Go to Preferences->Theme->Theme Details). I use
Bluecurve-BerriesAndCream; it's very close to the colors you've chosen.
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