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No, it's not the love metal album by HIM, but a new theme for Beryl! ;)

This project started out as an exercise for drawing shiny mouseover buttons. I ended up liking the results so much, that the mockups soon turned into a real theme. Black and glossy are the keywords here - with a hint of translucency and traffic lights coloured glowing buttons.

DarkLight goes best together with darker graphite coloured themes, but of course you can use it with any widget style you see fit. I do plan on making a hybrid Murrine / Pixmap GTK2 theme to complement the look, but that is going to take a while. A Metacity port is also on the horizon.

Hopefully someone finds this theme usefull... putting it together really was a lot of work. *phew*

Changelog:

10 years ago

27.12.2006
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Beryl 0.1.4 seems to have some serious drawing issues with DarkLight and many other pixmap based themes. I'll release an update as soon as I figure out what's causing the problem.


16.12.2006
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DarkLight v1.1 'Dressed to Kill' -release
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- More beautiful button colours
- Improved glow on mouseovers
- New subtle highlights for window frame
- Many small fixes and cleanups

benlogan2

7 years ago

Antti,

What a beautiful play-thing you've made here. Thank you so much. I'm using it on my desktop right now. I'll be sticking with this one for a while. Has a wonderful Star Trek the Original Series vibe going.

Twentieth Century Man!

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caracal

9 years ago

And what I was looking for too, really really nice!

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chokas

9 years ago

Just what I was looking for =)

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amr2205

9 years ago

Very good theme, really good.

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jithu2k1

9 years ago

using this as my current theme...the emerald description says it goes best with darklight gtk...do u've anything released along with this?

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clodia

9 years ago

that's a lovely theme. I really missed a simple black emerald theme to go with the ubuntu studio theme.

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Nonor

9 years ago

Pleeeease make an above button... !

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code2

10 years ago

i like it alot :)

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DEAD

10 years ago

Whoops triple post. Sorry guys, seriously didn't mean it. Damn that refresh button.

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DEAD

10 years ago

that is a seriously awesome theme. beryl is leaving my mates gob smacked, and this theme is in my opinion anyway the best so far. Anyway, I do have one slight suggestion/request. Ive always been annoyed at ppl pointing out how "Linux rips of windows", even tho the development of the themes is completely independent. Anyway, Ive always fancied the idea of a single skinny bar in place of the 3 buttons with rounded edges. When the buttons are unhilighted, theres basically just a trend from green to red going left to right with yellow in the middle. when a button does get highlighted, it glows that color like your other buttons already do. I don't know why, i just think it would go well with your theme. Im no artist tho, i tried it with dekorator and failed miserably. Anyway, just a suggestions.

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DEAD

10 years ago

that is a seriously awesome theme. beryl is leaving my mates gob smacked, and this theme is in my opinion anyway the best so far. Anyway, I do have one slight suggestion/request. Ive always been annoyed at ppl pointing out how "Linux rips of windows", even tho the development of the themes is completely independent. Anyway, Ive always fancied the idea of a single skinny bar in place of the 3 buttons with rounded edges. When the buttons are unhilighted, theres basically just a trend from green to red going left to right with yellow in the middle. when a button does get highlighted, it glows that color like your other buttons already do. I don't know why, i just think it would go well with your theme. Im no artist tho, i tried it with dekorator and failed miserably. Anyway, just a suggestions.

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xoseramus

10 years ago

simplely beuty and elegant salute sir

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SaikoBee

10 years ago

..Although it reminds me a bit of Windows for some reason :|

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cyberdurand

10 years ago

very nice theme...good work!

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Contrast

10 years ago

There aren't nearly enough dark-themed items in general, let alone for Emerald. This is just beautiful. Your work is greatly appreciated.

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dasGewitter

10 years ago

It's a good theme. The engine doesn't seem to be as fast as others, so the theme isn't as fast. Anything you can do about that?

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Blaskowitz

10 years ago

Has a nice professional look to it, great work! :)

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marlieze

10 years ago

It's a very lovely theme, I enjoy it greatly ;)

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tigha

10 years ago

This theme looks great and I'm really looking forward to the metacity port. Keep up the good work!

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solotitan

10 years ago

I love it!!!

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aergern

10 years ago

What I first thought of when I read the title wasn't the CD by HIM, but the KISS (Ace Frehley) song DarkLight off Music from the Elder. :D

Both the song and the theme are great. Good work!

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elehvantti

10 years ago

That is so cool! :D I haven't got that record myself, but I'm going to name every future release of this theme after a KISS album. Look out for the first one in a couple of days. :)

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aergern

10 years ago

You could do a silver version and call it " Double Platinum " :)

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ragbeto

10 years ago

HI, I am new in this, and looking for some
new themes, I found this webpage. I like it, but I downloaded the this theme for my linux, and I don't know how to install it.
Could you teach me how???
Thanks in advance.

Robert

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