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:: Concept ::
This time I wanted to create a darker theme with a pixmap bg. Further all control-elements (buttons, scrollbars... etc) should be transparent.
To create this overlay effect and getting it displayed correctly wasn't as easy as I thought it would be and this may cause problems. This makes the theme pretty experimental as well... :)

:: Contents ::
+ 2xgtk
+ 2xmetacity
+ xfwm4
+ 2xemerald
+ gdm
+ userContent.css (Firefox3)
+ NowPlaying screenlet theme

:: GDM ::
If you have a widescreen monitor, please rename the file "bg-wide.png" to "bg.png" in the gdm-theme directory.

Metacity
Because metacity resizes the titlebar if the title font is too big, I recommend to use the font "snap" as window title font. With other fonts try sizes around 7 and 8.

:: Note ::
To enjoy the theme in all it's sexyness be sure to copy the userContent.css to your firefox profile.
If you find any bugs please let me know (if you have a minute a screenhot would be much appreciated).
The pattern for the bg is from theinspirationgallery.com (modified of course).

:: Screenshot ::
The wallpaper (also used as bg for the gdm-theme) is from mandolux.com (slightly modified by me). Thx again Mando for letting me use it!
Icons: Smokikon by magnussuther [link]
Conky: [link]
Font: Snap (artwiz)

:: Changelog v0.5 ::
+ fixed the "This theme will not look as intended..." error
+ new expander style
+ widescreen gdm-bg

:: Changelog v0.4 ::
+ many improvements of the gtk-theme
+ new gtk version with tool- and menubar (Mirav2)
+ new Emerald and Metacity (Mirav2)
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:iconlinuxita:
linuxita Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
how can put the theme in global ... when I open the volumen control and other windows from the system the mira not are global..
I'm using ubuntustudio 13.10 ... I did step to step the installation and also I readed the coments try to find some solution... 
can you help me please ? :D 

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:iconshad-wolf:
Shad-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice theme! If I ever get round to building another Arch Linux build again I'm gonna use this theme! So very clean and simple! ^_^
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codewalkertse Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
hey that's me again sorry. when i use [lxappearance] to change icons theme to Smokikon, it's show me "(lxappearance:20256): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='common'" . Is that means that I have no any fonts for that?
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codewalkertse Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
that is so awesome,but where can i get the Font called Snap? thanks bro :p
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:icondemosforever:
demosforever Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Dear friends, Please I'm a new Linux user and I wish to know how to apply that great theme on my computer..

How to please....

Thanks very much.
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:icondemosforever:
demosforever Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Dear friends, I'm a new Linux user and I don't know how to apply it??? That how to use this theme???

thank you very much
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:icon9mmtylenol:
9mmtylenol Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I love this theme but the only thing keeping me from using it is the deal with GTK3 apps. If you could make a port for us XFCE users that have those apps that don't theme well, we would love you eternally.
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is the theme that really made me fall in love with Linux. If it could be updated for GTK 3 somehow, I'd die of joy. Then again, it seems you haven't been very active on dA for a while. Still, good memories here.
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:iconeldervlacoste:
ElderVLaCoste Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Very elegant setup. I really like that Conky too. I am probably going to use it sometime(modified). Nice work! :)
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:iconfantasyisforever:
FantasyisForever Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Great theme, love it for pidgin. So hard to find good dark themes, even though it's much better on your eyes.
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:icondemkats:
DemKats Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:squee:
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:icondemkats:
DemKats Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HOLYYYY SHIIIIIIIIII i love eet <3 >:'D :blackice:
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:iconunderground-sound:
Underground-Sound Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
love that theme!!! thanks!
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:iconblackt96:
blackt96 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Tthat nice!! illl use it has a otaku theme :D
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:icontrotskyicepick:
trotskyicepick Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
What can I say.....just WOW. I'll be snapshotting my Ubuntu VM now I have this theme installed, and the smokikon icons just make it look a 1,000 times better still.

Does anyone have any advice on how to skin the system monitor panel applet as seen in the Bluespace II theme? One thing I miss is having borders around each of the sysmon indicators.
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:iconrodoshadow:
rodoshadow Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
omg my debian looks pretty beautiful now; thanks you very much ^^!
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yoda2031 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Hi, really old dA account so excuse all the dust if you look at my profile. Anyway, I went to the trouble of remembering my dA username/password for this comment so I best get on and post it.

Thanks so much for the best theme ever. It is pixel-perfect in gnome 2.x and even works pretty damn well in the gnome shell of gnome 3.0!

If anybody else was wondering how to get the window background to be used as the background of gnome-terminal (which makes gnome-terminal tie in better with the theme and look pretty darn sweet tbh), the image you want is:
Mirav2/gtk-2.0/Shadows/window-bg.png

Perfect. Thanks again!
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Hawaiian1der Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
As of Gnome 2.32.0 (I'm not sure what version of GDM2 it is), on Archlinux, using a GDM theme is a pain in the @$#. Does anyone know how to do this?
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pk00101 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I know I'm a little late to this party, but this theme is great. I just wish there was a way to make chromium look decent within it.

I'm currently using the zenburn chrome theme, but if anyone knows anything better I'd love to hear about it.
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:iconarch-majesty:
Arch-Majesty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Another great production Sen!
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:iconmastaslyce:
MastaSlyce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
where is the userContent.css

the input boxes in firefox look kinda bad
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:iconsen7:
sen7 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
The "userContent.css" is in the "Mira" folder. However, I don't know if it works with the current firefox versions since this one is from 2008 and I don't use ff anymore.
Fortunately you can find lots of dark-gnome-theme fixes for firefox on the net.
Here are 2 little howtos: [link] [link]
Maybe this howto will also work (seems outdated though): [link]
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FraggedLocust Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Great theme. Can I suggest more prominent markings for checked boxes and radio buttons? I'm finding they're extremely hard to make out.
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:iconfraggedlocust:
FraggedLocust Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I'm talking about the ones in Firefox. Is there a way to force the default checks like I see in Startup applications?
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SinistaBG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
thats so kewl
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:iconjenkinsororo:
Jenkinsororo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
THIS THEME WILL NOT WORK FOR saiME. Here's what i did. I downloaded it, changed the suffix to tar.gz, and executed it using theme installer. No good. It said, "trouble while extracting theme"
What am I doing wrong???
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:iconn-k-man:
n-k-man Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Well done! Sorry, in TAR file Mira/userContent.css where used? For Emarald, GDM or anything else ?
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:iconn-k-man:
n-k-man Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
and anybody link to this background on screenshot, do you have?
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:iconn-k-man:
n-k-man Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Oh, I'am sorry,
"The wallpaper (also used as bg for the gdm-theme) ..."
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:iconmeho2005:
meho2005 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Utterly brilliant!
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:iconwardmuylaert:
WardMuylaert Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I adore it!
Went for a different font though, as Snap was giving me some problems (being a bitmap font). I went for one called "Terminus" I assume I've gotten from some ubuntu package ^_^
Combined it with these icons: [link]
And I must say I like it :D

Any suggestions on cursors that fit in with the entire theme?
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:iconsen7:
sen7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Thanks! I can recommend the Ecliz cursors by yingjunjiu.

[link]
[link] port
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:iconmamahakuna:
MamaHakuna Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! =D
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:iconciteron:
Citeron Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it :thumbsup:
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:iconphyrewall:
Phyrewall Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for this! I love it's clean and simple look.
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:icongrafilker:
grafilker Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
You are my favorite :D
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:iconmolecule-eye:
molecule-eye Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Check boxes and radio buttons do not show checks and the like. Makes this otherwise beautiful theme unusable for me.
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:iconj-face:
j-face Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Just awesome - Keep going!
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:iconimpuwat:
impuwat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
I use the lite version of Mepis called "antiX". antiX uses IceWM and Fluxbox for window managers. I'm so impressed with your work I've spent the time to port it to IceWM so IceWM users can enjoy a complementary theme for your Mira GTK. It's still a work in progress but go to [link] to see how it looks in IceWM.
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:iconimpuwat:
impuwat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
solved it. In the conky file itself add -i after the call to conkyforecast.py

Thanks again for a great piece of work!
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:iconimpuwat:
impuwat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Very nice job!

How do I change the values in conky weather to imperial from metric?

Thanks for all your hard work...I'm enjoying it.
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:iconsen7:
sen7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
I'm not sure but I think you need to run the conkyForecast.py in the conkyrc with the -i parameter.
More infos about the script are here: [link]
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:iconcobra90nj:
cobra90nj Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
can you post your icon-theme? :D
thanks :)
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:iconsen7:
sen7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
It's Smokikon: [link]
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:iconcobra90nj:
cobra90nj Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
thanks man!
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starkreality Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is great! I used the Anycolor addon for firefox (it claims to not be for linux, but you can install it from a different source than the Mozilla site), and set my toolbars to #262523 to match the theme, with a true blue font.
Truly awesome!
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WasserDragoon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
really nice design, but there are no pictures in my toolbar of all apps i used this time.

screenshot: [link]

also the dark background of my oo-writer page isn't really good looking.

and there are some bad things in firefox: workaround userContent.css isn't pretty: file, checkbox, radio element cannot be designed and the background color of the address and google seach field shouldn't also be dark...

screenshot: [link]

Could you try to solve these "problems"?
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:iconsen7:
sen7 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Hi, OpenOffice hat leider ein Problem mit dunklen themes und wechselt automatisch in den high contrast modus. Um das Problem zu beheben kann man speziell für OpenOffice eine helle theme festlegen. Dazu muss man nur einen Eintrag in der Datei "soffice" hinzufügen (/opt/openoffice/program/soffice oder /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice je nach distro):

export GTK2_RC_FILES=/home/sen/.themes/Shiki-Wine/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

Nun werden alle oo anwendungen mit der Shiki-Wine theme geöffnet (Pfad musst du natürlich anpassen). Hier findest du noch mehr infos zu dem Problem: [link]

Mit firefox hab ich mich um ehrlich zu sein nicht weiter beschäftigt aber garyc40 hat einen kompletten Fix für firefox geschrieben. Den findest du hier (Seite 6 in den Kommentaren): [link]
Btw, kann es sein das du irgendeine theme in firefox aktiviert hast oder firefox nach dem auswählen der theme nicht neugestartet hast? Sieht merkwürdig aus.
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IQooLogic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
THE BEST theme ever :)
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:iconcostermonger:
costermonger Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
I'm using it now and adding it to my favs

this theme feels optimized, it runs very smooth on my slow bucket of junk
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