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October 7, 2008
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Mira by sen7 Mira by sen7
:: 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.

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 (modified of course).

:: Screenshot ::
The wallpaper (also used as bg for the gdm-theme) is from (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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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 

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! ^_^
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?
codewalkertse Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
that is so awesome,but where can i get the Font called Snap? thanks bro :p
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.
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
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.
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.
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! :)
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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