Monday, December 30, 2013

Unified Box theme

Unified means that Box is getting more complete and global. Now we included full support for Unity and Metacity. Now you can use it with Ubuntu and everything will work fine. Look how the Unity controls look on maximixed windows over the panel:


You can download Box icons and Box theme at the Artwork section. The current version is 0.42+bzr384, which means you should our PPA to keep it uptodate, because I'm planning to improve it a lot more.



The only negative part is that Unity-Tweak-tool or Gnome-Tweak-Tool "don't see" the theme, you need to use Ubuntu-Tweak. Instructions on a terminal for everythng:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:lubuntu-art/daily
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-tweak lubuntu-artwork

And that's all for this moment. Feedback apreciated.

12 comments:

Corbin Davenport said...

Looks great!

cmcanulty said...

cmcanulty@darcytech:~$ sudo add-apt-add-repository -y ppa:tualatrix/ppa
[sudo] password for cmcanulty:
sudo: add-apt-add-repository: command not found

Rafael Laguna said...

@cmcanulty: right, too many "add" :) now corrected

@corbin: thank you :D

Martin Damiano Alcorta said...

I thought this was meant for Lubuntu, I was hoping we could add the unity bar along with some looks from Ubuntu...

Rafael Laguna said...

Nope. The theme was for Lubuntu and now works in Ubuntu (and I'm working on the Xubuntu support). But Unity launcher is like a dock, it has more features than a panel, which cannot emulate some behaviours (like pinning apps).

Anonymous said...

Fixed: "... which means you should use our PPA...".

cmcanulty said...

How to make it work? I installed it and selected but see no unity bar

Rafael Laguna said...

Just a silly question: Are you using Ubuntu session? If that, Box doesn't appear at Desktop Properties's themes, you need to use Ubuntu Tweak to use Box (or any other 3rd party theme) I don't know why.

ahe said...

box icon, theme links not found

Rafael Laguna said...

My fault. Updated theme but not link at every post. Now just one (updated) link at the Artwork section.

Anne said...

I just installed Lubuntu when I realized that the 'integrated' window controls in the top bar as well as all the software's menu's integrated into the bar are very convenient on netbooks. I came from Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10, can't remember) and it was running slowly, but that was one great advantage. Would you happen to know if I could get only that function back?

Rafael Laguna said...

I'm afraid not. Ubuntu uses something called Ayatana, that draws a menu with window buttons when a window is maximized. Lubuntu's window manager, Openbox, can't do this at the moment.

But there's a tool called Maximus that makes that every new window gets maximized without border decorations. The bad news is that you won't have buttons to minimize or close, you need to use the keyboard.