Dualism is a GTK theme designed to allow for easy customization by a tinkerer. It includes a preprocessor script which allows the user to easily customize the appearance of the theme to their liking.
By passing a few key values about brightness and contrast, the preprocessor performs a series of calculations and builds a new theme from the built-in template (which you can still edit manually). A default, pre-built configuration is included in this package.
This preprocessor supports the generation of themes which work well with the Gnome2 Global Menu Bar project with the globalmenu=1 setting.
To run the preprocessor, go to the folder where this theme is stored (usually ~/.themes/Dualism) and run `./customize.rb` To get more information on how to use the script, run `./customize.rb help`
You must have Ruby installed to run the customization scripts.
./customize.rb globalmenu=1 contrast=0.85 notebook=1.1 tree_contrast=1.2
Complete list of options and their defaults:
GTK RC Parameters
Controls how much darker the menu and toolbars are compared to the standard background colour.
Controls how pronounced the button borders are and how much they light up when hovered over.
Controls how much lighter the button background is compared the the standard background colour.
How pronounced the scroll bar is.
Controls how much lighter selected tab and page are than the standard background colour.
Controls how light the unselected tabs are.
Controls how light/dark the panel is.
By default the menus inherit the default contrast value (shared with toolbars).
Lightens/darkens selected menu item compered to standard selected item colour.
tree_base=1.0 colour of selected item in tree view.
How much brighter the selected item of the selected/active treeview is compared to the selected item of unselected/inactive treeviews.
How to install?
· Right click on your desktop and select Change Desktop Background
· Click on the first tab: Theme
· Drag and drop the theme's archive in the Appearance Preferences window.
· If everything is OK, you will receive a confirmation message and you can activate the theme just by clicking on it.
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What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed bug preventing values from being passed to metacity/gtk transform scripts.