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Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by freefreeno » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:09 pm

I don't know where to post this but I think other people would want to know about it. I noticed in MX package installer under themes that you offer a package called Adwaita dark WM themes that makes your windows perfectly match the Obsidian theme.Now I also notcice that you all include Arc themes out of the box and that is great but I have found a windows manager theme that does the exact same thing for Arc themes as Adwaita WM does for the obsidian theme.It is called Arctodon-Dark which gives you know borders on Arc theme and matches perfectly and Arctodon-Qogir that gives a more updated look for the borders in Arc theme. I would not mention these if they were not very nice and do exactly what they are made to do and be a windows manager for Arc themes. I am including screen shots because I am not sure if I can share the WM theme on here or not but I will if I can I will. I love this OS and I want to contribute. I am not a Linux pro but I can test stuff and I am not working at the moment so I have ALOT of free time on my hands and hey what better way to spend it.https://www.opendesktop.org/search?proj ... t=arctodon

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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by asqwerth » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:57 am

freefreeno wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:09 pm
I don't know where to post this but I think other people would want to know about it. I noticed in MX package installer under themes that you offer a package called Adwaita dark WM themes that makes your windows perfectly match the Obsidian theme.Now I also notcice that you all include Arc themes out of the box and that is great but I have found a windows manager theme that does the exact same thing for Arc themes as Adwaita WM does for the obsidian theme.It is called Arctodon-Dark which gives you know borders on Arc theme and matches perfectly and Arctodon-Qogir that gives a more updated look for the borders in Arc theme. I would not mention these if they were not very nice and do exactly what they are made to do and be a windows manager for Arc themes. I am including screen shots because I am not sure if I can share the WM theme on here or not but I will if I can I will. I love this OS and I want to contribute. I am not a Linux pro but I can test stuff and I am not working at the moment so I have ALOT of free time on my hands and hey what better way to spend it.https://www.opendesktop.org/search?proj ... t=arctodon
Thanks for the heads up, freefreeno!

You are always free to recommend new themes or icons to fellow members on the forum. We may or may not actually package them for the MX repos, though. But again, there is nothing stopping you from making recommendations for MXPI, for our consideration.

The reason why the Adwaita WM theme was included to match Obsidian theme was because Obsidian theme's creator did not include a WM theme for XFCE. In MX16 (gtk3.14), we had Adwaita-XFCE-Dark theme as a nice dark theme. But the creator did not upgrade it to be compatible with MX17 (gtk3.22). For MX17, we found Obsidian which was a good replacement for Adwaita-XFCE-Dark as they were pretty similar in looks, but we needed to supplement it with the WM theme from the old Adwaita-XFCE-dark.

Generally, even when older gtk themes no longer work well in newer versions of gtk3+, the WM portion of that theme will still work.


However, Arc does come with XFCE WM theme out of the box.
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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by Stevo » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:53 pm

I can install and use the MX 15 version of ocs-url on MX 17 to install those themes/wallpapers/fonts/etc. directly from the web page, too. Ocs-url failed to build for some reason on MX 17, though...maybe I need to look closer to see what the problem is..

http://mxrepo.com/mx/testrepo/pool/test/o/ocs-url/

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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by Mauser » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:01 pm

Depending on the development plans for MX-18 it would be a good idea to add additional themes to it which could be found here. https://www.opendesktop.org/
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Post by Stevo » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:11 pm

OK, I have updated versions of ocs-url for MX 15/16 and 17 now: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Nzbq7 ... 8-SvyASpQb

Since the package is tiny, maybe we can add it to MX 18 by default so installing new stuff from xfce-look.org et al just becomes a matter of a few mouse clicks.

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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by manyroads » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:46 pm

@stevo one theme I find very nicely built is Qogir (I am running it on XFCE-gtk2 and gtk3 with good success).

Edit: I forgot this: https://github.com/vinceliuice/Qogir-theme
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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by colin_b » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:01 pm

manyroads wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:46 pm
@stevo one theme I find very nicely built is Qogir (I am running it on XFCE-gtk2 and gtk3 with good success).
Big likes for this theme :thumbup:

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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by manyroads » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:05 pm

@colin_b I use Qogir with ePapirus icons.... the theme also looks very nice (to me) using Flat_Remix icons.
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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by colin_b » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:40 pm

I really like the way the icons for close etc are done. Stylish and compact.

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Re: Better Arc Theme Window Manager

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Post by Bamber » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:43 am

One of best themes for Xfce is this https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1207818/ although it's GTK3 (it works on older Xfce versions but it's borked in parts).
One thing that sets it apart is that the fonts are reasonably dark and provide a proper contrast with the background. The current trend for light gray fonts that are difficult to read, or just impossible on longer texts, is one of the scourges of the internet; more and more sites insist on it too. MX's Greybird could do better in that regard.

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