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xfwm borders theme

#1 Post by rich » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:26 pm

I made a thick border xfwm theme so you can actually resize windows with the mouse. It's simple, based on Numix and designed to be compatible with as many gtk themes as possible. Please check it out and let me know what you think. If there's a demand for this, I could probably do the same to whichever xfwm theme.

https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1239810/
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As you can see, the borders don't really look that thick, they're designed to emulate the popular 1 pix border style.
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Re: xfwm borders theme

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:28 pm

Very nice! There's been quite a discussion on the Xfce Forum lately about this and I wondered how it would actually look.
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#3 Post by rich » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:30 pm

Thanks! I started one thread over there a week or two ago. Everyone always says to use the alt+mouse combo but I don't wanna! It doesn't look terrible, I don't think. And this is my first theme so it could probably be improved.
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#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:34 pm

Did you see that long sort of nasty interchange with Olivier that ToZ linked to?
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#5 Post by rich » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:38 pm

Sure did... I did a lot of research trying to figure out the best way to get resizable windows in XFCE and that thread came up first thing. I guess I get where he's coming from - I don't care about this issue, you're welcome to contribute code if you want to, etc. etc. That's versus the thread with the Numix creator who says it's an issue in the window manager, not the theme... but yeah... Making your own theme seems to be the best way around it, so that's what I did.
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#6 Post by asqwerth » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm

Looks great to me. I have an openbox distro in VM that has a similar "graspable" window borders theme with the border edges in highly visible contrasting colour.

I quite like the style.
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Re: xfwm borders theme

#7 Post by rich » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:53 pm

Cool! Glad you like it. It was a usability thing for me, I mostly just copied the style from from the oomox numix variant
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Re: xfwm borders theme

#8 Post by asqwerth » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:09 pm

Could you do one with the window top bar and border edges in the arc theme dark blue?

That's to emulate the look of the current default theme with greybird gtk+arc dark xfwm. But with thicker graspable borders .

Re: oomox numix, it's a really useful template. I like having the border edge colour change to something distinctly different on inactive windows.
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Re: xfwm borders theme

#9 Post by rich » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:14 pm

I can do one based on the default theme(Arc Dark/Greybird-mx17). You're saying, do the borders and window decoration dark blue? I could.

What about, keep window title same Arc Dark color, do sides and bottom grey (same grey as window content) with 1 px black or very dark line outer border - that way, like with the ones above, you can barely tell the borders are 8px because most of the border looks like the window

edit - I could do both, see what looks better
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Re: xfwm borders theme

#10 Post by asqwerth » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:21 pm

rich wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:14 pm
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What about, keep window title same Arc Dark color, do sides and bottom grey (same grey as window content) with 1 px black or very dark line outer border - that way, like with the ones above, you can barely tell the borders are 8px because most of the border looks like the window

edit - I could do both, see what looks better
You can do that?! Have the border split into 2 different colours? Wow.
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