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 - White token style used for system tray and launcher. - Black token style used for everything else on system. *Hands down best icon pack I've come across.
Taskbar - Tint2 (My own config) Instance 1 - Taskbar. Instance 2 - System Tray. Instance 3 - Launcher, some items are from self made .desktop files which pull desired icons or run a certain shell script. Instance 3 - Clock.
Music Player - MPD + NCMPCPP (My own config) Instance 1 (Bottom) - Spectrum Visualizer (Yes it works! ) Instance 2 (Top) - Playlist 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) Custom terminator profiles and config to manage the colours. I tweaked the .cpp file for the visualizer a bit to make spread across the window more and recompiled the program.
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??? gr33z
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 , 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)
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.
Ah damn, I just put my own setup onto my laptop (Also #!) and realised how messed up tint2 is ^^ The top panel is 1 pixel out (y) and the clock position would vary depending on what size screen you have. It also looks horrible unless the terminus font is installed on first run, but you can swap it out with any font you'd like. If you want the terminus font I was able to find it here: Link
Of course all of these variables can be changed to your liking (Font, clock position etc) from the config files. e I'll update the theme files when I get around to it to make it more clear, sorry for handing it over to you in such a poor state ^^ If you need help changing the values and such let me know
No worries; Just to let you know I've updated the .zip I uploaded so it now has the fixed top panel and a readme with more information should you need it. The theme has also been packed into a .obt for easy installation.
Here you go: Link I commented out the applications in the launcher as yours would be different from mine, but basically you have to point them to a .desktop file. Let me know if you need any help setting anything up. I'll try my best to be of assistance.
For the System Tray It was a fairly lengthy process of finding and replacing icons from the white pack into the dark pack (I had no idea where they were, but after some determination eventually found where they were) So I moved over the desired icons (Wifi, Volume, etc) /home/<user>/.icons/AwOkenWhite/clear/24x24/status</user> to /home/<user>/.icons/AwOkenDark/clear/24x24/status</user>
I think for the paste manager I found the icons in the /apps folder. It's also worth noting that I had to copy these over via the terminal. I don't know why but I was unable to drag+drop using my file manager (Thunar) but you may have better luck
For the Launcher This one was much easier, simply because of the functionality tint2 provides. Not sure if you're using this but just in case here's how I did it. Within the tint2 config I simply used this line: launcher_icon_theme = AwOkenWhite
This meant that for any .desktop files it picked up (What you have to use in the tint2 launcher) it would use icons from the AwoKenWhite folder located in /.icons rather than the AwoKenDark folder.
I hope that clarified how I achieved the look - Unfortunately it isn't such a glamorous way of doing it but... it works ^^ If you need any more help let me know
You can create different tint2 configs and then call/open them by using "tint2 -c <config_file>" In my case I have four, so to make it all easier I called them from the autostart script (Which is part of the Openbox WM) so they all open when I log in: tint2 & (sleep 2s && tint2 -c ~/.config/tint2/tint2SystemTray) & (sleep 2s && tint2 -c ~/.config/tint2/tint2Launcher) & (sleep 2s && tint2 -c ~/.config/tint2/tint2Clock) &
I hope I explained that clear enough, let me know if you need to know anything else </config_file>