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Oxygen style
by smitty on Sat 29th Jan 2011 07:23 UTC
smitty
Member since:
2005-10-13

Also, since Nuno is apparently watching this thread:

Oxygen is pretty darn good, thanks for all your work.

If i was going to point out anything, it would be that it sometimes lacks a bit of contrast, and that it overuses transparency in what i assume is a desire to look cool.

However, those are pretty minor nitpicks and I'd say it's basically on par with the Windows 7 and OSX themes.

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RE: Oxygen style
by nunopinheiro on Sun 30th Jan 2011 16:32 in reply to "Oxygen style"
nunopinheiro Member since:
2007-10-07

Thanks, yeah I agree with some of the points you make ...like low contrast coherency, unfortunately due to the way Qt or Gtk btw paints widgets we can't do it as we would like to, times are changing dough so we will be able to do new stuff in the future we haven't been able to so far.
About the grand idea being Oxygen... OK so I hope I did not copied anything, the basic design concept in oxygen is slabs of ceramic material, all of the elements try to live in a world were everything loves in one coherent slab with layers and holes to represent each different UI element... The propose of the theme was never to be a "WOW"theme but rather something that could last years, at least the 4.x cycle, so a bit on the boring side of things not to much on your face and discrete.
Like all things in the world it not perfect, will never be but we keep on working on it. NOW.....

IT IS NOT A COPY OF ANYTHING, I did have a look like I alleyways do to what solutions other themes propose to similar problems an is some cases we used similar solutions and in others no.... and we created completely new ideas. Example we use glow as a way to show active or preselected state in a consistent way across all elements including windows no one else does that AFIK.

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RE[2]: Oxygen style
by tuma324 on Sun 30th Jan 2011 18:28 in reply to "RE: Oxygen style"
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

Thanks, yeah I agree with some of the points you make ...like low contrast coherency, unfortunately due to the way Qt or Gtk btw paints widgets we can't do it as we would like to, times are changing dough so we will be able to do new stuff in the future we haven't been able to so far.
About the grand idea being Oxygen... OK so I hope I did not copied anything, the basic design concept in oxygen is slabs of ceramic material, all of the elements try to live in a world were everything loves in one coherent slab with layers and holes to represent each different UI element... The propose of the theme was never to be a "WOW"theme but rather something that could last years, at least the 4.x cycle, so a bit on the boring side of things not to much on your face and discrete.
Like all things in the world it not perfect, will never be but we keep on working on it. NOW.....

IT IS NOT A COPY OF ANYTHING, I did have a look like I alleyways do to what solutions other themes propose to similar problems an is some cases we used similar solutions and in others no.... and we created completely new ideas. Example we use glow as a way to show active or preselected state in a consistent way across all elements including windows no one else does that AFIK.


How about if you fix your grammar too?

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RE[2]: Oxygen style
by fast_rizwaan on Sun 30th Jan 2011 20:17 in reply to "RE: Oxygen style"
fast_rizwaan Member since:
2010-09-01

Oxygen in 4.5+ is just too good. :-) Really I love oxygen style.

But please allow 13 size radio buttons and check boxes. as 18 size radio buttons and check boxes are looking bad in Google's pages, like gmail.

Gradient, It can't be "disabled" to changed from "radial" to "vertical/horizontal" for a consistent look; it is especially evident with oxygen-gtk and libreoffice.

Thanks so much for a beautiful style which is really subtle and aesthetic and I appreciate your "eye for detail" in the style. :-)

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