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Hint of Lime | Openbox, Tint2, NCMPCPP by christianAlder Hint of Lime | Openbox, Tint2, NCMPCPP by christianAlder
Update 02 (30-12-12) - Removed 2.2mb screenshot from the .zip download - Was unnecessary bloat

Update 01 (29-12-12) - Made it so you can download a zip containing openbox theme, tint2 config files, and a readme. Also moved to the openbox category. More to come


Being back home for the holidays forced me to use my old desktop (1680 x 1050). I decided to dual boot Windows 8 64-Bit and Linux CrunchBang 64-Bit. I haven't even booted into Windows yet... ^^ I'm loving it and having way too much fun on Linux.

There's quite a lot going on here, but I'll try and detail everything should you want to create a similar outcome. If you'd like any config files let me know.

If you have any questions about how I did something ask away, just bear in mind I am very new to all this :)


Icon Pack - Awoken by alecive
   :bulletgreen:- White token style used for system tray and launcher.
   :bulletgreen:- Black token style used for everything else on system.
   *Hands down best icon pack I've come across.

Font - Terminus

Wallpaper - "Path to nowhere" by CaveCanem42

Taskbar - Tint2 (My own config)
   :bulletgreen: Instance 1 - Taskbar.  
   :bulletgreen: Instance 2 - System Tray. 
   :bulletgreen: Instance 3 - Launcher, some items are from self made .desktop files which pull desired icons or run a certain shell script.
   :bulletgreen: Instance 3 - Clock.

Music Player - MPD + NCMPCPP (My own config)
   :bulletgreen: Instance 1 (Bottom) - Spectrum Visualizer (Yes it works! :) )
   :bulletgreen: Instance 2 (Top) - Playlist
   :bulletgreen: The terminal emulator (Terminator) window managed with my own defined role in openbox (Controls window position, removes decoration, prevents it from showing in taskbar, sets focus, and places it bellow other windows)
   :bulletgreen: Custom terminator profiles and config to manage the colours.
   :bulletgreen: I tweaked the .cpp file for the visualizer a bit to make spread across the window more and recompiled the program.

Openbox - Window Manager (My own theme)
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r3v0dud3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the theme.
i hade some unsolvable problems with tint2 i do not know why but the launcher did not show up. i switched to xfce panel an tweaked around till it fits the theme.
i nerver used or installt MPD+NCMPCPP so this will be the next adventure.
maybe you can share your configs???
cj360 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Looks great! But does obconf install the top and bottom "app bars" as in your screenshot or should I be manually installing those?
cj360 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Arg I wish deviantart had an edit option, I didn't install tint2 before applying the theme :P
pitkon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Interface Designer
Looks great! Wish you would upload this to as well...
bassjunkietwo23 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! great job with this!

I do have a small request, please could you explain (as if you were teaching an old person) maybe with a walkthrough if you have time =D, how to
(1) make my right click menu like that
(2) make both the taskbars
(3) make the windows transparent too 

I realise its actually a big ask but you said this was your first theme, so im guessing/hoping its really simple and im just WAAAAAAYY too noobish to figure it out, because in the last 3 of my first 8 hours with linux all ive managed to do is change my icons and get very stuck!! (go easy on me though i come from windows were everything is pretty much just clicking a mouse, nice and simple)

thanks in advance!!

christianAlder Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Howdy! Sorry about not responding earlier, I really let this one slip under the radar huh?

I've not used the computer this theme was on for quite a while, So I'll be a bit rusty - but I'll try my best to get all the information correct.

1) The right click menu is part of Openbox, which is a window manager. In the supplied download package is a .obt, this file allows it to be installed via the openbox manager for easier setup.
2) Tasks bars are part of Tint2, I actually make use of 4 instances of the taskbar, one for each "element" as I like to think of it. Clock, Launcher, System Tray, and the tint2rc, the default file which constructs the top bar in the screenshot, and serves as a taskbar.
3) I can't quite remember, but I think I was using xcompmgr for window compositing - it's a lightweight alternative to the likes of compiz which also allow for window transparency.
bassjunkietwo23 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the way i meant to add that i have changed the theme in openbox to a hint of lime but it only really changed the color of the titlebar, no transparency though =(
Rajliv Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
christianAlder Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Rajliv :)
irenicus09 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Really nice, good work man!

Btw would u mind sharing your tint2 & openbox theme? Thanks :)
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