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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 :)

  4. @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.

  5. @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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