Oxygen Gtk
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Description:

Oxygen-Gtk is a port of the default KDE widget theme (Oxygen), to gtk.

Its primary goal is to ensure visual consistency between gtk and qt-based applications running under kde. A secondary objective is to also have a stand-alone nice looking gtk theme that would behave well on other Desktop Environments.

Unlike other attempts made to port the kde oxygen theme to gtk, this attempt does not depend on Qt (via some Qt to Gtk conversion engine), nor does render the widget appearance via hard coded pixmaps, which otherwise breaks everytime some setting is changed in kde.


Hosting:
- tarballs are hosted on kde ftp servers
- git repository is hosted at https://projects.kde.org

Download
- First link point to a tarball of the official 1.0 release
- Second link point to a tarball of the official 1.1 release
- Third link point to the git repository. For the GTK 2.x version, one can get the latest sources from master branch using
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/oxygen-gtk

and from the GTK 3.x version, using
git clone -b gtk3 git://anongit.kde.org/oxygen-gtk


Installation:
- See the INSTALL file in the top-level directory.
- You will likely need gtk+2.0 dev packages, as well as Cairo

Authors:
- Ruslan Kabatsayev
- Cédric Bellegarde
- me

Release:
We plan to follow the same release schedule as KDE:
- one minor bug-fixing release every month;
- one major feature release every six month.

Bugs:

See the README file in the top-level directory, for a list of possible issues with the style.

Bugs and feature requests can be sent to KDE bug tracking system (https://bugs.kde.org/). You would need to select Product=Oxygen, and Component=gtk-engine
Last changelog:

2 years ago

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.6
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.4.1
Improvements include:
- for gtk2: fix crash in eclipse
- for gtk3: better integration with gtk3-3.13 and above

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.5
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.5
Improvements include, for gtk2:
- background and shadows in libreoffice
- improved detection of empty areas for window dragging
- fix bluring behind tooltips in KDE on 64 bits machines
- fix calculation of the tabs area

For gtk3:
- made more widgets 'transparent' via css, to get the proper background gradient behind
- fix crash with menubar animations when invalid menubar was passed
- fixed updates for treeviews embedded in scrolled-windows
- added (still not perfect) support for firefox compiled against gtk3

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.4
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.4
These releases where not announced becaues a bug sneaked in just before release that was causing libreoffice to crash and was also affecting the gtk3 version.

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.3
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.3
Fixes a compilation problem with oxygen-gtk-demo and oxygen-gtk3-demo

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.2
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.2
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.2.2
Bugfixes include
- serious crash in many application like eclipse, libreoffice and other, when mouse-over toolbars and menus.
- rendering issues with gtk3 applications especially under gnome-shell

Also: we added an "information" tab to both oxygen-gtk-demo and oxygen-gtk3-demo to provide software versions.

oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.1
Emergency bugfix release due to a crash condition that sneaked in the gtk3-1.3.0 release

oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.0
New feature release.
No real feature added, except support for the (heavily changed) gtk3-3.10 version. New widgets have been added, and quite some method calls have been deprecated.
We cannot guarantee that this version with work with older releases of gtk3.

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.1
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.2.1
New bug fix release.
For gtk2:
- mark zotero as XUL application
- fix some antialias issue on sliders

For gtk3:
- some improvement on inner-shadows
- some extra checks on widgets validity to prevent runtime warnings
- some rendering improvements for instance regarding scrollbars and textviews

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.0
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.2.0
New feature release of oxygen-gtk2 and oxygen-gtk3. These releases can be compiled and used on non-linux platform (e.g. Windows(r)), and, for the gtk3 version, can run on non X11 backend (e.g. Broadway).
They also include the usual amount of minor bugfixes.

[rest of the back logs, related to the gtk2-1.3 and gtk3-1.1 series have been removed to keep this page clean]

otrov

5 years ago

OK, I had to restart session to notice issues. I guess some gtk3 settings were cached by previous Ambiance theme

Bug reported: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=299001

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yurevich5

5 years ago

oxygen-transparent-gtk 3 ?

really need transparent gtk3 and gtk2

full transparent

can unite for a CraigD

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=40492

to create a fully transparent theme for all applications?

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HugoPereira

5 years ago

Wont happen any time soon.
Hands full already with oxygen-qt, oxygen-transparent.

Also, a transparent gtk theme will actually make many gtk applications crash, that you have to blacklist, and there are zillions of them.
Might work for *you* (if you are not using applications that crash and have not been blacklisted), but not for *everyone* or you end up with a 500 lines long black-list.

So basically, bottomline is: at least 50% of gtk applications do _not_ support transparency (even if gtk itself does), which makes it practically unusable.

Not to mention gtk3 which is around now.

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yurevich5

5 years ago

I agree to take risks give me the opportunity

give me Oxygen Gtk 1.2.3 transparent :)

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Krivokuca

5 years ago

I want to agree with otrov on: Feb 13 2012

Because, I have the same issue. It shows only in KDE with oxegen-gtk theme.

Screenshot http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6367/firef.png
Also I use Xorg 1.11, Nvidia 295.20, KDE 4.8.1 , Firefox 10.02

I pray that you can fix it soon!

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shmerl

5 years ago

Is there some way to reduce menu spacing? GTK based programs using oxygen-gtk have menu items spaced with lot's of empty area, in comparison to Qt ones. Is it configurable in some way, or it's hardcoded in the theme?

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shmerl

5 years ago

Is there an analog of oxygen-transparent for GTK? oxygen-gtk works fine, except for the transparency in oxygen-transparent.

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HugoPereira

5 years ago

nope. Its on "long term" todo list.
Requires quite some work and a lot of blacklisting of applications that would crash when trying to use it.

And will never work for say
- firefox and co
- libreoffice
- opera
- etc.

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otrov

5 years ago

Hugo, I found some issues I would like to address, but the link you provided for bugs/problems is kde home page. Is there some proper place to report issues?

Namely, I have issues with tabs misbehaviour in certain situations and problem with context menu roll (context menu when there are lot of choices and there up and down browse arrows)

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otrov

5 years ago

I read title page of this topic more carefully and there are instructions.
Sorry but it seems I can't delete my comment

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otrov

5 years ago

Some applications look like patchworked because of oxygen-gtk gradient (which BTW is superb) and I would appreciate if there is a way to disable gradient

i.e. SciTE has "strip" find/replace dialog which pops at bottom, and inputbox part is colored as statusbar (which is darker then menu or toolbar) but has toolbar icons on right side with background that is lighter (as regular toolbar) so it doesn't look good

Also Meld (file compare tool) doesn't look good because of this gradient.

I can provide screen-shots if my explanation is not clear

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otrov

5 years ago

Don't know about others, but default Ubuntu Ambience window border looks dirty on this theme

I spent hours looking for window decoration match but none found

Now I use Equinox Evolution Dusk window border, but still not satisfied

I wish some designer make proper window borders for this piece of art

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HugoPereira

5 years ago

well, you could run KDE as a Desktop environment, KWIn as a window decorator, and use the perfectly matched Oxygen window decoration :)

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otrov

5 years ago

That would be different story :)

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l0ll0lll

5 years ago

Yeah, as Hugo says, you can use KWin. Another option is to use XFWM and check out this (will require patching XFWM): http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=123744 . Buttons are a bit outdated here (i.e. don't have the new glow of KDE4.8), but it still does match oxygen widget style.

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otrov

5 years ago

That probably looks fine

I don't understand why there is no *decent* gtk port to kde window decoration. Everything I checked is lame

It doesn't stop me from enjoying this work, thou, but it would round it as perfect

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nikore90

5 years ago

How about this?:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GOTCHIONE?content=93197

It's not Oxygen but similar and I guess it fits to oxygen-gtk just fine.

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otrov

5 years ago

Thanks for suggesting

That is nicely done, except for window controls which I don't fancy

I already tried it and it fits fine except above

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nikore90

5 years ago

I agree with that.
I used GOTCHIONE decoration with oxygen-gtk when I used Gnome-desktop, and I didn't like those window controls so I replaced them with Oxygen-ones:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwqJpu553OJoOWNjYjhmZDktNzZiZC00MTllLTk3MjItMjdhYjlmNDVkZjVh

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otrov

5 years ago

Thanks for your effort :)

It looks nice. It's similar to kde42 theme I tried, but slightly better :)
I reduced borders to minimum - 2:

http://i.imgur.com/FxgYf.png

Maybe controls are bit more beveled for my taste, but I think I'll stay with this instead Equinox

Thanks again ^_^

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otrov

5 years ago

I flattened controls a little:

http://i.imgur.com/Dyiwe.png

made by image provided here: http://cahenzli.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/nitpicking-kde-vs-windows-7-window-controls/

Obviously hover buttons are missing, only focused and unfocused buttons are here: http://goo.gl/1WyVc if anyone is interested at all

Cheers

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otrov

5 years ago

Of course, it doesn't have to be kde rip, but to fit nice

Also some I tried add fat border around GUI windows which makes them unusable IMHO

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otrov

5 years ago

Check this perfect match (emerald window decoration): http://i.imgur.com/cQ7mM.png

Theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=136619

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otrov

5 years ago

It's not oxygen-gtk issue, sorry for misleading :(

I removed oxygen-gtk (as I installed it with checkinstall) and this issue is still present

I'll investigate further what could be cause

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otrov

5 years ago

this was comment to condensed rows issue

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2 years ago

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.6
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.4.1
Improvements include:
- for gtk2: fix crash in eclipse
- for gtk3: better integration with gtk3-3.13 and above

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.5
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.5
Improvements include, for gtk2:
- background and shadows in libreoffice
- improved detection of empty areas for window dragging
- fix bluring behind tooltips in KDE on 64 bits machines
- fix calculation of the tabs area

For gtk3:
- made more widgets 'transparent' via css, to get the proper background gradient behind
- fix crash with menubar animations when invalid menubar was passed
- fixed updates for treeviews embedded in scrolled-windows
- added (still not perfect) support for firefox compiled against gtk3

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.4
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.4
These releases where not announced becaues a bug sneaked in just before release that was causing libreoffice to crash and was also affecting the gtk3 version.

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.3
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.3
Fixes a compilation problem with oxygen-gtk-demo and oxygen-gtk3-demo

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.2
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.2
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.2.2
Bugfixes include
- serious crash in many application like eclipse, libreoffice and other, when mouse-over toolbars and menus.
- rendering issues with gtk3 applications especially under gnome-shell

Also: we added an "information" tab to both oxygen-gtk-demo and oxygen-gtk3-demo to provide software versions.

oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.1
Emergency bugfix release due to a crash condition that sneaked in the gtk3-1.3.0 release

oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.3.0
New feature release.
No real feature added, except support for the (heavily changed) gtk3-3.10 version. New widgets have been added, and quite some method calls have been deprecated.
We cannot guarantee that this version with work with older releases of gtk3.

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.1
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.2.1
New bug fix release.
For gtk2:
- mark zotero as XUL application
- fix some antialias issue on sliders

For gtk3:
- some improvement on inner-shadows
- some extra checks on widgets validity to prevent runtime warnings
- some rendering improvements for instance regarding scrollbars and textviews

oxygen-gtk2 - version 1.4.0
oxygen-gtk3 - version 1.2.0
New feature release of oxygen-gtk2 and oxygen-gtk3. These releases can be compiled and used on non-linux platform (e.g. Windows(r)), and, for the gtk3 version, can run on non X11 backend (e.g. Broadway).
They also include the usual amount of minor bugfixes.

[rest of the back logs, related to the gtk2-1.3 and gtk3-1.1 series have been removed to keep this page clean]

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