Making a black GNOME

Hello!
As I have many comments on my previous post, I’ll try to explain how to make a good black theme:

1. Choose a beautiful and simple wallpaper:

My wallpaper

2. Choose a beautiful theme, and change its colors:

bruno@reginaldo:~$ cat .themes/GNOME\ Black/index.theme
[Desktop Entry]
Name=GNOME Black
Type=X-GNOME-Metatheme
Comment=
Encoding=UTF-8
[X-GNOME-Metatheme]
GtkTheme=Glossy
MetacityTheme=Glossy
IconTheme=gnome
GtkColorScheme=fg_color:#fffff46eea13,bg_color:#444444444343,text_color:#ffffffffffff,base_color:#54a554a554a5,selected_fg_color:#ffffffffffff,selected_bg_color:#1ad71ad71ad7,tooltip_fg_color:#000000000000,tooltip_bg_color:#fffff1f1bebe
CursorTheme=default
CursorSize=18

3. Finally, pick up a complete and simple icon theme. I suggest GNOME default or Tango icon theme.

Obligatory screenshot:

Dear lazyweb,

How can I post pure HTML on WordPress? I’ve been tried many ways, but WP always fill my post with <br> , &lt and &gt. Drivel give me an error message when I have links into the post.

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I'm a brazilian guy who loves GNOME!!!

14 thoughts on “Making a black GNOME”

  1. It’s very good, but I think looking light or white web pages smahes the eyes…

    but very good looking.

  2. Gotta turn off the wysiwyg editor or at least temporarily switch into the plain text editor – that should probably do it.

  3. A second look on this [url=http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/how-do-i-post-source-code]link[/url] from the WordPress site may be the answer youre lookking for. It looks that html is noit suported! :S

    But you got to try!

  4. Did you edited this:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=GNOME Black
    Type=X-GNOME-Metatheme
    Comment=
    Encoding=UTF-8
    [X-GNOME-Metatheme]
    GtkTheme=Glossy
    MetacityTheme=Glossy
    IconTheme=gnome
    GtkColorScheme=fg_color:#fffff46eea13,bg_color:#444444444343,text_color:#ffffffffffff,base_color:#54a554a554a5,selected_fg_color:#ffffffffffff,selected_bg_color:#1ad71ad71ad7,tooltip_fg_color:#000000000000,tooltip_bg_color:#fffff1f1bebe
    CursorTheme=default
    CursorSize=18

    I ask you, because i cant find that file in a standard Ubuntu install.

    Thanks for the attention!

  5. Hi, I thought I’d give your theme a go, the only problem is that “tool tips” so up as white text on yellow and I can’t read them, please can you tell me how to fix that?
    Thanks 🙂

  6. @wower:
    Edit your theme on System -> Preferences -> Appearance, then, save the theme with your prefered name. The ~/.themes/YOURTHEME/index.theme will be created. Also you can create the file by hand.

  7. @wower:

    Also, if you have problem with notifications, change the theme to GNOME default:

    $ gconftool -s –type=string /apps/notification-daemon/theme standard

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