Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hello again Metacity

I have being playing a bit with the Window Managers on Tango.

My beloved Emerald theme Human Tiger has a problem, not the theme per se, but with Emerald, the drop shadow effect has a known bug, which is really, really annoying.

So I have tried a very nice Metacity theme called "The Beck Theme" this theme has no borders at all, it is very nice, but it looks sort of povera.
To get the rounded corners on the top of the window, edited the file:

'/usr/share/themes/The\ Beck\ Theme/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml'

specifically the line that goes:

<!-- <frame_geometry name="normal" rounded_top_left="false" rounded_top_right="false" rounded_bottom_left="false" rounded_bottom_right="false"> -->
<frame_geometry name="normal" rounded_top_left="true" rounded_top_right="true" rounded_bottom_left="false" rounded_bottom_right="false">

In the end, or at least for the moment, I have switched to a regular Metacity theme, Clearlooks, but modified it to have almost no borders at all.
On the file:


I have setup the values from '4' to '1':

<distance name="left_width" value="1"/>
<distance name="right_width" value="1"/>
<distance name="bottom_height" value="1"/>
<distance name="left_titlebar_edge" value="1"/>
<distance name="right_titlebar_edge" value="1"/>

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