Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:43 UTC, submitted by kragil
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has unveiled a complete branding overhaul, redesigning everything from the Ubuntu website to its logos and marketing material. However, what interests me more are the new Gtk+ themes, and even then, I'm not interested in the colour choices and the like. No - what stood out to me right away was not the theme itself - but the placement of the titlebar widgets.
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Not bad at all!
by HunterA3 on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:52 UTC
HunterA3
Member since:
2005-10-19

While I really would like to see a complete departure from the overall Gnome look and feel, the new theme is gorgeous! I for one can not wait until this new version is released.

Edited 2010-03-03 20:52 UTC

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RE: Not bad at all!
by kragil on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 21:12 in reply to "Not bad at all!"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

It certainly looks a lot better than the old one .. but I don't like the title bar. Other non-GTK themed apps will look very strange with this theme and the close button needs to be on the corner.

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RE[2]: Not bad at all!
by DataPath on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 21:48 in reply to "RE: Not bad at all!"
DataPath Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't think it's GTK that themes them - it's the X window manager in GNOME - Metacity - that's doing it. Which means that any normal X program should get decorated that way.

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RE: Not bad at all!
by Stratoukos on Thu 4th Mar 2010 01:49 in reply to "Not bad at all!"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

The new dark theme is gorgeous indeed.

As Tanner Helland said some months ago, a view I completely agreed with back then:


Take a look at Apple’s “Get a Mac” frontpage. What’s the first line?

“It’s gorgeous. Inside and out.”

Could the same be said of Ubuntu? Not with a straight face.

Well, now it could!

Fun fact: googling for "ubuntu mac gorgeous straight face" to find the exact quote, the first link was osnews.

Something else. Anyone knows what is the rationale behind aligning the window title to the left of the titlebar? I think it looked cleaner on the center.

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RE[2]: Not bad at all!
by jokkel on Thu 4th Mar 2010 07:38 in reply to "RE: Not bad at all!"
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

It's bad UI design if the location of important items moves too much. The window close and minimize buttons would always be in a different position, depending on the window size.
Placing buttons in the corner makes them easy to find.

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