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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Mauser » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:12 pm

My issue is the boarder is so thin that it's almost impossible to grab on. If it can be improved with not to much fuss I would like to improve it. If it's not, I can continue to live with it. I installed "rich's wm-only theme" and it's the same. Is it suppose to make it easier for the mouse cursor to grab onto or is it just for looks? I am using a Windows theme currently. Are the thicker boarders for just certain themes? Or does it have to be built into the theme?
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Stevo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:22 pm

They have to be built into the theme. Did you try today's updates to the Arc, Arc Dark, or Greybird-*-mx17 themes? Those have thicker borders, and I can make those even thicker if enough users want that.

Here's an Arc theme deb with even thicker borders--somehow I resisted calling it "arc-theme-thicc", since I'd be accused of cultural approbation. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CPtqR ... dv0U96fbet

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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Mauser » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:19 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:22 pm
They have to be built into the theme. Did you try today's updates to the Arc, Arc Dark, or Greybird-*-mx17 themes? Those have thicker borders, and I can make those even thicker if enough users want that.

Here's an Arc theme deb with even thicker borders--somehow I resisted calling it "arc-theme-thicc", since I'd be accused of cultural approbation. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CPtqR ... dv0U96fbet
O.K. Thanks. That theme works great. Thank you for explaining it that it must be built in the theme.
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by asqwerth » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:26 am

Mauser wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:12 pm
My issue is the boarder is so thin that it's almost impossible to grab on. If it can be improved with not to much fuss I would like to improve it. If it's not, I can continue to live with it. I installed "rich's wm-only theme" and it's the same. Is it suppose to make it easier for the mouse cursor to grab onto or is it just for looks? I am using a Windows theme currently. Are the thicker boarders for just certain themes? Or does it have to be built into the theme?
For rich's wm-only themes, it's not the visible borders that are grabbable. Just move your cursor in the general vicinity of the borders and you'll see the grabbable area is much more than the borders themselves.

This will work for all gtk2 programs like thunar. For gtk3 apps with client side decoration, eg. what archive manager looks like with the top window bar merged into the menu bar, it's true as Stevo says, that you'll need to adjust the grabbable border area in the theme itself.
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by manyroads » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:57 am

@stevo they are I believe only 1px wide, but there is a small triangle in the bottom right (on Thunar only, I think) that allows for easy resizing for my old eyes, anyway. The point I was trying to make is that the themes seem well documented, offer a nice install method, appear well designed, come in many flavors and might form a good base from which to build a new theme set. To mee the basic layout seems very similar to arc but larger and easier to see.

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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Stevo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:59 pm

Here are the City xfce and metacity border themes that I've just packaged--they have really nice thick borders, a selection of colors, and I'm sending it to the main repos.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bDRfX ... mUVL4osCIE

The designer also has some other theme sets I'm looking into packaging, all with thicc borders.

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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Stevo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:10 pm

Here's the Nu and Onecolor theme sets packages, by the same designer, both with thick borders.

Fat-bordered themes, they make the xfce world go 'round.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16Q-dw ... 8tprmReuIX

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q7iMu ... rdweQldf0J

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