I posted this on "How do I?" but from the seem of it it's now overshadowed (Can't find a better term) by other questions, so I'll ask it here.
Some applications in R5 (Additional Drivers, Software sources, Brasero,etc) looks like a coloured version of the ''Raleigh'' theme. How do I make it look like other gtk applications?
Hey Dave, Not the same thing you are seeing with the equinox strangeness. That "purple-ish bar at the top is because the ubuntu graphics are removed and I customized ubiquity for the icons and logo for wattOS. Your theme issue is something else I believe.
I have not been able to replicate so far, but I have not given up on this one just yet...
might try launching the theme editing program from a terminal (its called lxappearance) and see what sort if info messages it spits out when you change themes.
You will always see all kinds of messages when you launch the program this way. Some relevant, some not, but it will give a hint.
I have not had time to take that any further just yet....
.........Anybody? And here's a suggestion on how to replicate the problem: Download the files yourself literally from the link found on this website , then install it to a Flash Drive, open the live session, and for me Brasero, language support, software-properties-gtk, usb-creator-gtk(Install that yourself), gdebi(not limited to those) are all effected.
And take a look at how "Network Manager" looks here! Don't forget to delete thewriting that comes at the end if you just cliked on the link (I can't really fix that, this website DOES need a fix, I suppose)
Oh, I'm sorry about that. I have to admit that I should have said earlier that the Brown and green combo is the colour I chose, and the Raleigh-coloured photos in the links is probably because the default colour is White and Blue.
So, yes, Changing colour of the gtk look works, but the theme itself looks windows 98 esque.
Basically, if I change the colour to white for ''normal window'' and ''black'' for ''selected items'' it would have had a white window with black scrollbars.If I turn off the "Use customised Colour scheme", It would've been white and blue like in the photos in the links above. So the problem is not with the colours, but it's with the shape, the colours actually, very surprisingly in hindsight, in a good way, match the one I choose, it's that the shape of the buttons, scrollbars, etc look (Sorry for repeating myself) windows 98 esque.
I should've also noted that a lot of apps, including but not limited to (Not even close) Midori, gnumeric, or the LXTerminal doesn't suffer from the same problem.
I'll repeat myself again here (Sorry), The problem is not with the perfectly functioning colour (In this case brown and green) but with the Raleigh-esque shape of it, that's the point.
This has been the problem for the brown-green combination (Not the windows 98 esque look), sorry about that.
Hello, the issue you are having I think is that some applications are now gtk 3 such as Update manager, Brasero etc,
The Equinox Themes are only gtk2 so any gtk 3 apps wont use it and use there default theme.
As far as I know there is no gtk 3 port for the Equinox themes yet.
To fix this for me I downloaded the Elementary 3 theme and unpacked it in to my .themes folder,
then in synaptic I installed Murrine gtk engine and the Aurora gtk engine.
Also I installed the Elementary Icon theme from Synaptic.
Once installed open up Customize Look and Feel and set the theme to Elementary and Icons Elementary, Log out and and back in and things should look allot better
The only App I have found so far that wont use the Elementary theme is Synaptic, everything else seems ok
Get the theme here: https://launchpad.net/egtk/+download
Hope this helps.
Since you said that I thought that the default Ubuntu themes should also be a gtk 3 theme. It was, and things look perfectly normal now. Thanks!