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imetal for gnome by SkiesOfAzel imetal for gnome by SkiesOfAzel
Latest Update :
11/4/2008 version 0.99 :
Now that Azel is finaly completed and released, i managed to update imetal too ... There is only one theme now, if you want to use globalmenu with it , just open the gtkrc file found inside the theme folder and change the line (it's near the end) :
include "Tweaks/tweaks.rc"
include "Tweaks/globalmenu-tweaks.rc"
and reload the theme.

Description :
This is an addon to the already released imetal port for windows by mrrste .

Original imetal theme for OSX created by Andyblac.

The theme also works with the globalmenu gtk hack that simulates the top panel menu functionality of macos. You can read more about it here.

Included in this pack are : the gtk theme, 2 metacity themes , skins for firefox 2 (i won't do a skin for firefox 3, there are many macish skins for it already out there), an emerald decorator, and a skin for mplayer.
In order to open the archive successfully , change the suffix from gz to tar.gz .

The dock on the bottom is avant window navigator,the best dock for gnome IMO. If you want to try it, i highly recommend you to get the bzr version as it's allot better then the old one posted on the project page.

The file manager is Thunar and you can probably get it from your distro's repository.

This is my first skin for gnome so plz be gentle :).

Changelog :
v0.99 :
- Fixed a bug (introduced in v0.98) where the panel notifications are black.
- Network applet's wireless progressbars fixed.

v0.98 :
- Fixed a bug (introduced in v0.97) where empty lists had a blue color.
- Evolution vertical mail preview mode list headers fixed.
- Thunar home toolbar button is now properly skinned.

v0.97 :
- Tooltips color changed to blue.
- Some list header fixes.
- Banshee song tittle background fixed.

v0.96 :
- Now the same theme works with or without the globalmenu. Just change
include "Tweaks/tweaks.rc"
include "Tweaks/globalmenu-tweaks.rc"
if you are using the globalmenu applet and hack.
- Added shadows to arrows.
- Combobox and optionmenu now look completely the same.
- Spinbuttons comboboxes and optionmenus now have the same arrows for a more consistant look.
- Toolbuttons changed.
- Metacity themes now have less aliasing and wider left and right borders in order to make resising easier.
- The selected tab on a notebook is no longer taller than the rest.
- Panel buttons are now the same as the regular buttons.
- Changed some shadows (shadow out).
- Menubar menuitem selector changed.
- Panel menu icon size redused.
- Mplayer skin added.

v0.86 :
- Removed the clearlooks versions from the pack.
- Most of the tweaks for individual apps are now allot more specific in order to speed up the theme.
- Fixed a bug that caused the right side of Thunar address bar to become larger than the left when using certain icon themes.
- Changed the Thunar toolbar icons spacing.
- Gnumeric now looks as it should.
- gFTP now has full gradients.
- Fixed volume control sliders background color.
- Inkscape now has gradients. I still can't skin every Inkscape toolbar individualy (and i don't think it's possible) but if you hide one of the top 2 toolbars it should look ok.
- Changed the color of the rulers for the imetal-gradient version.
- Gnumeric, File Roller , Evolution and Synaptic non continuous gradient fixed.
- Epiphany has a round searchbox.
- Two new firefox skins with round adressboxes have been added.

v0.80 :
- Thunderbird skin added (a modification of Crossover X by riz).
- Fixed a bug where the panel sliders inherited the panel background.
- Fixed a bug where some scrollbars weren't drawn properly (mainly Gimp scrollbars).
- The Evolution New button now has a normal blue highlight instead of a grey/blue one.
- Evolution Task buttons changed from rounded to squared.
- Fixed a Nautilus bug with the toolbar and the non macmenu version.
- Fixed File Roller Toolbar for the non macmenu version.
- Changed the round addressbars.
- Included different rc files for toolbars with no text beneath icons. In order to use them, open the gtkrc file and
find the 'include "nautilus-tweaks.rc"' line near the end of the file. Change it to include "nautilus-tweaks-notext.rc" (only the macmenu version needs this change) and do the same for the 'include "epiphany-tweaks.rc"' line.

v0.76 :
- Evolution no longer looks like Silvester Stalone.
- Reduced Epiphany address bar height.
- Increased list header height.

v0.75 :
- Create Launcher no longer inherits the panel background.
- Epiphany address bar no longer contains another address bar.
- Epiphany Search the Web and Find textboxs are now rounded.
- Thunar toolbar buttons are now placed more symmetrically. They are nearer the left side of the window and have less space between them.
- Thunar adress bar height reduced, width increased.

v0.73 :
- Fixed a bug that caused the right side of the Thunar address bar (the visited locations drop down menu button) to look like the left side of the address bar after pressing it. The button now always looks like the round end of the address bar (even when pressed).
- Changed the Thunar address bar arrow icon.
- Slight change to the panel background.

v0.72 :
- The menu bar applet and other panel applets that have a menubar now properly inherit the panel background.

v0.71 :
- Fixed some problems with the xfce panel and applets. It should now be fully skinned.

v0.70 :
- Removed stretching for the gradient to make the skin more speedy (IF YOUR MONITOR'S RESOLUTION IS GREATER THAN 1200 READ THE README FOR INSTRUCTIONS).
- Added metacity decorators (rounded and squared).
- Added macmenu applet with fake default menu for xfce.
- Improved shadows.
- Added panel buttons.
- Fixed the font configurator buttons.
- Changed the default background colors.
- Changed the notebook to have a more consistent look with the rest of the theme.
- Skinned the panel buttons.
- Made the round address boxes of Nautilus and Thunar exclusive to their toolbars (no round misshapen text entry dialogs anymore).
- Firefox download windows now have full gradients.
- Firefox skins are a little lighter (use less pixmaps).

v0.50 :
- Abandoned grey variant.
- Moved fully to pixbuf engine.
- Added gradients.
- Everything skin element is now a port of the osx version.
- New firefox skins (a regular one and one for use with the menubar hidden)
- New emerald theme.
- Added a modified version of the macmenu applet that displays a fake main menu (label) when there isn't another menu displayed on the panel.

v0.30 :
- This is the first version of the theme.
- Modified the Tish clearlooks theme by adding pixmap scrollbars panels and menubars.
- Created emerald and metacity decorations.
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anggaFSP Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
where's the osx icons???
think your fans here...

including me
petux7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
cool I like very much
pompidoi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
thanks :)
xPivotX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
reminds me of itunes for some strange reason
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Lol, thx i guess =p
xPivotX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
its actually a bit darker than the default iTunes 10 theme, but still, it looks amazing.
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Yes, it is a port of an old osx theme that was inspired by itunes. I haven't been maintaining it for the last 2 years though, so i am very surprised it still works, that's good to hear :)
xPivotX Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
i actually have it installed on GIMP right now (im a windows user with GTK theme engines and theme manager app installed for GIMP). the entire theme is amazing, simple and clean. just what i like in my themes.
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
You might also like my latest theme : Orta
xPivotX Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
i actually already have it. Again, simple clean theme that can work with ant theme i want. just what i wanted.
Burokku-Sumisu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I can finally have a MAC hahahahahahaha.
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
If you want a Mac, go buy one :P. The problem with imetal is that it needs some serious bug fixing, but i don't have the time to do it. Besides, to be frank, i never really liked it (and i know this sound weird)...
Burokku-Sumisu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I don't want a Mac I only like the look...
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I hope you realised i was joking... I mean , i made the god damned theme and i certainly don't or intend to ever own a Mac ;)
Burokku-Sumisu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
kizo2703 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Theme looks good ,but where are icons??
tgk00 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Nice theme :D :D love it :P
wallybescotty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks real good, i would love to try this, when i get my linux installed again, i dont konw how u set up the open window boxes like that but its amazing
Jenkinsororo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
ER WORK 4 MEEEE? How exactly do you run this? Theme installer won't work.
artrias Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
u change the suffix to tar.gz. then you install it though the theme manager under System > Preferences > Apperance.
Fzang Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist
How do you remove the underscore _ from the globalmenu? Mine has one for each word...

And how do you get rid of the dropdown arrow? Been trying for ages

Hope you can help. Been asking around all over the internet and no one seems to know
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Sorry for the extremely late reply, the latest globalmenu applet has an option to disable mnemonic keys in the preferences dialog.

As for the arrow, it requires to modify the gnome panel source code and recompile it yourself. Download the source code, open the panel-menu-button.c file and search for the word "arrow". When you find it , comment out the line that includes it (put // in front of it), save , recompile and install it. Restart the panel and kiss that annoying arrow bye bye ;).
Fzang Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist
Hey, thanks for replying even after ages :) As you can probably figure out I've already solved my problems quite a while ago ;)

But thanks for the response :p
tchiws Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
nice work (one of the best gtk theme EVER MADE..)
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Thanks :)
evilfishy1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
is this [link] the right icon theme?
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I think so, yes.
evilfishy1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
flamaster3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
GreasyBacon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Awesome! Downloaded! (I recently switched to Ubuntu to see what it was like)
Redandwhite Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Works instantly with Ubuntu 8.10

Now how do I find those icons? The theme manager is complaining because it wants the icon theme 'OSX'.
gochoso Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Maybe a black imetal ;)
RomuT Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Did you plan to make the firefox theme compliant with Firefox 3?

adli Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Please port to Firefox 3
prit1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Loved this theme.
I am working on a derivative of a Linux distribution. I want to know if I can use your iMetal theme for this? This is purely for a Linux community and not for any commercial purposes.
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Of course you can use it, i must warn you though, i can't provide any support for it as i am currently serving my military service (that's why my reply came so late too). Alternatively you could check out some of the themes made by Th3R0b , his themes are top notch and very stable/bug free.
prit1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thanks a lot SkiesOfAzel for the permission to use your theme.
Anarres Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
I am not a particular fan (nor detractor) of OSX cloning in GNU/Linux, but I do appreciate a nice and well designed interface (of which the theme is an important part) --- and your theme does a superb job in this department.

It is one of the best themes for GNU/Linux out there, and probably the best looking one. I use it constantly now, even if I don't like particularly blues --- the cohesiveness and design of the theme is just too good to be picky about the colours.

To sum up --- great work!
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Thank you for your kind words. To tell you the truth , i don't consider imetal one of the more good looking linux themes but beauty as they say , is in the eye of the beholder. The reason i chose to port it was that i was new to linux and i wanted to experiment with things rarely seen in gnome at that time (like full window gradients) and learn the basics of skining and bitmap manipulation. It has served me well in that regard , and as long as other people like it and find it useful, i will keep trying to provide support for it .
Anarres Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Well, you did the work thoroughly, then, because the result is, I'll say it again, quite impressive. :)

I still think that the theme is good looking... especially because it is so complete and cohesive, and so well integrated with the different skins of different programs. You gave the GUI a very cohesive look, and that is very important not only in regards of niceness, but usability as well.

I have noticed in some comments below that people want an XFWM4 port of the window-manager theme. Because I wanted it myself too, and because I couldn't find a theme that would suit well enough iMetal anywhere else, I did an attempt at porting it myself. See a screenshot:


It is not perfect, partly because of limitations of XFWM4 (it doesn't have a hoover mode for window buttons, for example) and partly because I am not good at themes. In particular, I am bugged by the not-so-smooth rounded corners, but I don't think that can be fixed anyway until XFWM4 supports rounded corners natively, and does the smoothing itself.

But perhaps it will be useful for someone, or it may provide for a good starting point. So here it is:

fullymontey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
will be good if u can get the window tool buttons ...with
regular gnome style.....
So can have two versions.
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Just open the gtkrc file found inside the theme folder and comment out (add a # in front of) the line :
include "icons/iconrc"
It's near the end of the file.
cezdeville Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
i change my desktop alot, but this theme is the one i always go back to and keep for the longest time.

thanks for your work!
woodsy900 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats epic intant fave... im currently designing a theme for a LFS my mate and i are putting together >.> hopefully i can put my head around GNOME when i get the distro :D
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Thank you and good luck with both linux and your theme :)
woodsy900 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
heh it aint easy, im designing the concept and i have no idea of what things i can and cant do because everyone has similar god damn themes and it ticks me off hahaha
chh-gx7 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
My desktop used to be with this theme for long while, and still one of my favorites. Any updates for rounded buttons?
SkiesOfAzel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
The buttons are already rounded, if you want the toolbuttons to be rounded too , just comment out /delete the
widget_class "*Tool*GtkToggleButton" style "toolbuttons"
widget_class "*Tool*GtkButton" style "toolbuttons"
lines in the gtkrc
chh-gx7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Thank you.
FrostTyrant Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
Really a great job!
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