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Azel by SkiesOfAzel Azel by SkiesOfAzel
Latest Update :
28/10/2010 v1.6.0 . This update should have come six months ago, unfortunately at that time i had abandoned Gnome in favor of the more modern (and buggy as i was about to find out) KDE. Anyway, this is mainly a bug fix release, so many long standing problems should now be fixed.

Description :

This theme looks best with the Faenza-Dark icon theme. It's also designed to work with or without the globalmenu hack (see instructions) . If you are a Pekwm user , there is a wonderfull matching theme by Thrynk.

Instructions :

- Extract the archive, go to the gtk folder and install Azel, Azel Original and Azel New through the theme manager.

- If you prefer the gnome standard button placement use the Azel window border. If you prefer buttons on the left (as in the screenshot) use the Azel Original window border and go to the next step. The Azel New decorator works as well for both layouts.

- If you have selected the Azel Original window border , open gconf-editor, go to apps->metacity-> general and change the button_layout to close,maximize,minimize:menu.

- If you are using compiz , open gconf-editor, go to apps->gwd and set metacity_theme_opacity to 1 . Then, go to apps->compiz->plugins->decoration->allscreens->options and set shadow_opacity to 0.85 , shadow_radius to 8.5 , shadow_x_offset to 0 and shadow_y_offset to 4.

- If you prefer emerald to metacity/gtk-window-decorator , go to the emerald folder and install the themes. You can also look here [link] for decorators that have the buttons on the right side.

- If you are using globalmenu, go to your themes directory and browse inside Azel/gtk-2.0/. Open the file gtkrc and scroll down near the bottom till you find the line 'include "tweaks-no-globalmenu.rc"' (without the quotes). Comment out (put a # symbol in front of) that line, uncomment (remove the # from) the '#include "tweaks-globalmenu.rc" line and reload the theme.

- If you prefer the old silver panel, go to your themes directory and browse inside Azel/gtk-2.0/. Open the file gtkrc and scroll down near the bottom till you find the line 'include "panelblack.rc"' (without the quotes). Comment out (put a # symbol in front of) that line, uncomment (remove the # from) the '#include "panel.rc"' line and reload the theme.

- If you are using Ubuntu Karmic x64 and have problems with thunar and huge toolbars, use the included deb or follow the included instructions to compile a fixed version yourself.

- If you are using firefox just use Midori :P . Just kidding ;) . Go to the firefox folder and into ff2 if you are using firefox2 or ff3 for firefox3. In case you are using the hidemenubar extension, there is also the Azel-no-menubar theme included.

- If you are using Mplayer , extract the contents of the Azel-mplayer archive into ~/.mplayer/skins .

Changelog :

- Panel code rewritten from scratch.

- Default button states added.

- Shadow margins fixed.

- Text color on progressbars fixed.

- Better progressbars in treeviews.

- Firefox no longer needs a skin.

- Chromium frame color fixed.

- Changed default icons to Faenza-Dark.

- Support for Nautilus-Elementary.
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:iconfatihlombok:
fatihlombok Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
like it.. thanks.
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:iconstradivarius:
Stradivarius Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Hi,

I hope you will have time to work on the next version of this theme. If so, would you consider to add a new Window decorator with the entire title bar in glossy black?

Thanks in advance.
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:iconcybermithun:
cybermithun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
recommend a wallpaper please :-)
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:iconshini-kire:
shini-kire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
wow! Nice!
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Azel seriously needs some bug fixes but i really can't find some free time for it :(.
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Thanks, if you like this, you might also like Orta
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:iconkai100:
kai100 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
i used your works now over 2 years my friend & and you are one of the best gtk2-maker :thumbsup: :)
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Thanks ! I am glad you find my work useful :)
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:iconmalik-trey:
malik-trey Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ohh....nickel cobalt.....nice ;-)
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
You are probably right about the metacity decorator on the second screenshot, i must have seen some pics of it at that time and the idea stuck. It's really a lovely theme but such an obscure name, it took me some time to find out what you meant :P.
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:iconalphaquest86:
alphaquest86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
this is awesome!! was really looking for a dark theme that did hurt my eyes!! But this turned out a billion times better than what i expected!! a tip: the value of a package increases many-folds if you make it easy to install.... here is a suggestion...(not that it is absolutely necessary) write a script (shell script) that helps in installing all the features as your package will only grow!! CheerO!! and really hope this gets even better!! (really need a silver in black iconset)
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:iconszerencsefia:
szerencsefia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome themes again. Nice to see how you developed this theme for moder requirements. The panel solution is the most delicious. Well done.
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Thanks man, i am glad you find my work useful.
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:iconizobalax:
Izobalax Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Wahey, you're back! Lovely update, hope you're cool, man.

/izo\
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Glad to see you too, i hear you have been surfing the waves ;).
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:iconizobalax:
Izobalax Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Heh.

/izo\
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:iconxxsadxbutxtruexx:
xXSADxBUTxTRUEXx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I just switched to Intrepid, and I love this theme. Clean, simple and easy on the eye.

And because I love 'Elfen Lied' too (and am a dork), I went and found an 'Elfen Lied' wallpaper to go with it..
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:iconusucapiao:
usucapiao Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Wonderfull!
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:icongamemaniac86:
gamemaniac86 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
what fonts and size do you use in this theme??
and how can i install the mac bar style in gnome???

Thanks great job!
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:iconspoonman09:
spoonman09 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's my man! Elfen Lied, mofo!
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:icontheoctoberrain:
TheOctoberRain Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
sweet theme. nice elfen lied on there =D
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:iconszerencsefia:
szerencsefia Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi Fella,
I wish good food and many women in the army!
Good luck and have fun!
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Garfilth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
great theme using it now. just one thing, how do you get file manager to look like that? where main tool bar and location bar are side by side. i've tried but cant get it to look like yours. please help. im new to linux, so maybe i've missed something some where.
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
The file manager in the screenshot isn't the default gnome file manager (Nautilus), it's the xfce file manager called Thunar. If you are using Ubuntu Hardy, there is a bug with thunar right now that makes the toolbar icons huge, but tomorrow i will update Azel and i will include a fixed deb of thunar.

Welcome to linux :).
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:icongarfilth:
Garfilth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the info. i look forward to it.

Linux the best move ive made
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:iconbl1nks:
bl1nks Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Very nice GTK ! Oh, and ElfenLied ftw ;)
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Elfen rules , the last couple of years were very stale for anime though ...
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:iconnibbles79:
Nibbles79 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
I apply the theme and it's beautiful but I have some problems! FF skin don't work. I install the skin.. I apply,restart FF but don't work. Must I has administrator? Whats globalmenu applet? Bad english!!!
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SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Firefox skin isn't going to make firefox look different it's meant to solve some redraw problems with the toolbar and personal bar (when you mouse over them with the default firefox skin they change color). If you don't have this problem when using the theme and the resize handle on the bottom right of firefox is the same with the rest of the theme (black) the ff skin works.

Globalmenu is an applet along with a gtk hack that allows you to place the menubar of your apps on the panel , like OSX. You can read more here : [link]
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:iconnibbles79:
Nibbles79 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Thank you very much. I understand all. I stay tuned to yours next themes!!! In Linux aren't much people who mod perfectly his SO as in Win. You are my best modder!! Compliments! Bye..
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:iconthrynk:
thrynk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Wow, I'm impressed :)
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Thank you very much. Feedback of any kind, from fellow theme artists, is always greatly appreciated :) .
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:iconcezdeville:
cezdeville Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
you juast can stop amazing me, can't you?
first iMetal, now this... my two all-time-favourites gnome themes!!

however i've found small annoying bug in this theme. there is little dark line next to right window corner, just under button. my screenshot should give you an idea what i'm talking about:
[link]

is that just me? can you fix it somehow? by the way, its probably Emerald thing - changing GTK theme changes nothing.
yeah, i've checked it out. it's Emerald for sure.
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
It's indeed the emerald decorator you are using, but this problem doesn't happen to me . Maybe your emerald version is too old , try updating it. You can also use the metacity decorator with compiz by using gtk-window-decorator .
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:iconobis11:
obis11 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
you rock
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
I try ;)
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:iconcostermonger:
costermonger Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
using it, pretty sweet
still would prefer slightly larger buttons but I could fix that myself ;)

maybe a version with dark glossy panel to offer contrast between the windows and the panel(s)

thanks for releasing it!
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I am doing something with the panel , you will see it in the next update.
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:iconcostermonger:
costermonger Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Thanks for the update!
(Switches to theme to Azel.)
{does little tiny offering of milk and cookies to the Linux gods}
I love it.
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:iconcostermonger:
costermonger Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
sweet
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:iconnibbles79:
Nibbles79 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Compliments, it's beautiful!! Where can I find icons?
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Get them here
[link];PHPSESSID=985de2221b599aa130ca416125865b44
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:iconnibbles79:
Nibbles79 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Thank you!
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:iconchh-gx7:
chh-gx7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Really nice theme, fav'd.
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:iconneedcoffee:
needcoffee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Really worth a favorite!
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Thanks man, i am looking forward to your next great theme :)
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:iconexuberance10000:
exuberance10000 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008   Writer
love this, reminds me of a really good theme i saw for WB. i was so jelouse thanks for fulfilling my want xD :+fav:
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:iconskiesofazel:
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
A wb theme? Now you have really made me curious , can you remember the name of the theme ?
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:iconexuberance10000:
exuberance10000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008   Writer
no, but the buttons were on the other side and there was a bunch of offset so it looked like a small tab in the title bar
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:iconizobalax:
Izobalax Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Truly beautiful and quality work here! Fav'd!

/izo\
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