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Nokto-3.8 by cbowman57 Nokto-3.8 by cbowman57
Shell theme for Gnome 3.8 that includes the boje metacity (window) theme, a slightly modified zen-nokto GTK, & a set of ACYL icons that I think go well with the theme.

I tried to incorporate the styling cues of both themes, the colors were directed by the zen-nokto GTK. :)

I also themed the windows list extension, if anybody would use that let me know.

change log
8-25-2013
Updated gtk to keep in sync with cedle's zen-nokto

5-10-2013
Minor: Adjusted terminal text color
Minor: Adjusted metacity title color

5-8-2013
Replaced GTK with cedle's 3.8 updated version.

4-27-2013
Fixed Search entry on hover & focus
Changed size of panel font
Added annotation for magthe laptop mod (edit line 502 to adjust panel height)

4-7-2013
A few more visual improvements
Incorprated a few assets from shell theme ACID
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:iconrasa13:
Rasa13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
very nice bro
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thanks :)
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cedle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Hello,
I’m the author of zen-nokto. My theme is actually not fully compatible with gnome 3.8. I’m making some change to fix it.
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:iconcbowman57:
cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Hi cedle, thanks.

Though I haven't run into any problems with the Gtk yet.

Nice to meet you BTW. :)
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:iconcedle:
cedle Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
issues fixed for gtk-3.8 in the last release :)
[link]
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
thank you cedle. ;)
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magthe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Very nice theme indeed. Only thing I can find that's not as good as it could be is the colour of the text when typing into the search entry in the overview mode; the colour of the text is almost indistinguishable from the background.
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I'll be damned. You're right. It was an oversight, I rarely use it and never noticed it before. :)

I'll get on it as I find time, if you already patched it I'd be happy to stick in right away.
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magthe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Another thing I'd love to see: a bit more friendliness for laptop users.

Screen real estate is extremely valuable with a small screen and a large top panel, large icons, etc is simply wasteful. I've only managed to find a single theme that was really nice to use on my laptop (but unfortunately it hasn't been updated for 3.8 yet).

Anyway, I just thought I'd mention it since it's an opportunity to set your theme apart a bit from others and gain even more fans ;)
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Interesting, I understand the desire for maximizing the screen real estate, but there's also the factor seeing the panel & icons on a smaller screen.

I rarely if ever use a laptop so don't pay much attention, but it sounds like I made an incorrect assumption in how they are used.

If you can describe what you're after in a way I can fully understand it, I could probably provide an optional gnome-shell.css for laptop users.
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magthe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
In general it's just about making things a bit smaller. For some concrete examples in Nokto-3.8

- the top panel is slightly too large
- the grid in the grid are 118px with a spacing of 36px, a size of 84px with a spacing of 30px is more usable on my small screen
- the icon size is 96px, half of that, 48px, is a better size

While I agree that one has to factor in seeing the panel and icons on a smaller screen it's also worth considering that one sits closer to the screen when using a laptop. It's also worth reflecting over what parts of the GUI where easy recognition is important, e.g. I don't think the size of the top panel is very important, it simply doesn't contain any frequently used information, while it's /always/ present, so keeping it small is worthwhile. On the other hand, in the overview the icons, and especially the desktops, must not be too small. At the same time the icons must not be too large, since then searching won't present very many hits then.

It does require a lot of work, but taking a queue from nuxio's Frieze theme ([link]) might be worth it. The organisation of that theme is exemplary, which makes customisation easier for users interested in that, and it also offers some pre-made customisations.
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Perhaps someone with the time, that uses a laptop could do what you suggest.
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magthe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Yes. I wouldn't mind doing it myself, but the .css of gnome-shell seems to be completely undocumented so it would take much more time than I'm willing to put into it. :(
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I don't own a laptop, so you're beginning to see my point.
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magthe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I made the following change to make it a bit more usable:

@@ -456,8 +456,9 @@
}

#searchEntry:focus {
- color: rgb(192, 192, 192);
+ color: rgb(64, 64, 64);
caret-color: rgb(64, 64, 64);
+ font-weight: bold;
transition-duration: 0ms;
}
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Ok, cool. I'll do an update with it, or a variation, tomorrow. I'll also try to figure out what you want in a laptop panel & add that option as well.

There was an extension that did what I think you're talking about but I don't think I've seen it since 3.2.
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pissnaround Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
very nice Charles :)
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:iconcbowman57:
cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thanks Lou.
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pissnaround Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
most welcome Charles :)
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cbowman57 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
:)
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