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Shinybar1.3.1 for DockbarX by Levviathor Shinybar1.3.1 for DockbarX by Levviathor
Shinybar - Windows 7 style for DockbarX
NEXT VERSION: Launching indicator, mouse-over color from icon.

6/14/10 - Bugfix: Version 1.3.1
Soooooooo looks like I left Shinybar Vertical at a much older, uglier state than the horizontal version. My apologies. Thanks to ~fdelosrios for catching it.

Also, I honestly, really actually am working on 1.4. It'll get released eventually. Maybe even within two years.


1/22/10 - Version 1.3
See the layered look around the Blue Orb? That tells you how many windows you have running. It's also the most significant update for Shinybar 1.3.

Version 1.4 should add a launching indicator, and might be the last version. Note that Shinybar is CC'd, so you can modify it to your heart's content if you leave the README intact.


10/3/09 - Version 1.2
Somewhat minor update to version 1.2. Added support for panels along the top or either side, as well as very light colored panels. The active window used to turn white, which wasn't showing up so well. See README for details.


9/6/09 - Forgot
Forgot to include the panel background in the lastest update. Thanks to !tunasammich for catching that :D


9/5/09 - Version 1.1
HOLY SMOKES.
458 views in two days?
Thank you so much everyone!

In other news, Shinybar has been updated to version 1.1

Changes include rounded corners, tweaked mouseover effect, and overall polishing. See CHANGELOG for the full list.


9/4/09 - Initial release
I've been trying to make a Windows 7-style theme for DockbarX, Windows 7 style icon-only taskbar for Linux.

It really isn't any use to you unless you use Linux, and more specifically GNOME. Might be interesting to peruse the code or pixmaps anyway. I dunno.


Installation
See the included README.txt.


Notes
You can change the color of the mouseover effect by changing the Active Color setting under DockbarX's Properties.


Version History
9/4/09 1.0 Initial Release
9/5/09 1.1 Update - see included CHANGELOG
10/3/09 1.2 "
1/22/10 1.3 "
6/14/10 1.3.1 Minor bug fix


Contact
Leave a comment here if you like, or email me at levviathor @ gmail.com


Info
Programs used: GIMP, gedit (text editor)
CC Attribution: Link to this page, or levviathor.deviantart.com
Aknowledgements: Thanks to Aleksey and Matias Sars, creators of Dockbar and DockbarX, respectively. Also, thanks to ~BigRZA for creating Tonkybar, (part of his Tonky Desktop) from which I initially built Shinybar.
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tcz8 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014
I have a small problem with the theme, unlike your screenshot on my setup when I mouse over an icon or icon group the corners of the highlight are squared which kinda breaks the look a little.
I also have red close buttons in the windows list beside each windows name, id like to remove them to set it like in your screenshot but again cant find how.

Looked over the readme and couldnt find anything about it.


Im under XFCE and using the DockbarX plugin for the panel so i tried launching the regular DockX and it shows the same behavior.

Any ideas?
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:iconrafeviper:
rafeviper Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Awesome dude!! Thanx a lot!! :D :D
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:icontinkudadra:
tinkudadra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
can't paste the theme in root directory
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:icontinkudadra:
tinkudadra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
how to install dockbarx ?
plz give easiest ways
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ZevGoldstein Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I had some problems with some of the new ubuntu (10.04 Lucid Lynx) themes. I found that parts of the panel refused to change away from the theme's panel colors. (see screenshot [link] )


fortunately I was able to get around this by simply commenting out the line

bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "panel_bg.png"
by changing it to
#bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "panel_bg.png"

in gtk.rc which is generally at "/usr/share/themes/THEME_NAME/gtk-2.0/gtk.rc" where THEME_NAME is the name of you theme you are using for your controls
Then simply reload the theme (the easiest way is to just switch to another theme and then switch back)

I hope this is helpful to some people.
I found this fix through this related bug [link] if anyone is curious.
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Levviathor Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could sticky this comment to the top xD
Thanks.
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:iconfdelosrios:
fdelosrios Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Levviathor, kudos for the work. I like your theme as is but I happen to use a 42-pixel vertical bar. I tweaked your vertical settings to a ratio of 7/8 and an icon size of -10 and it fits great after that. However, I kind of miss the multiple windows indicator present in the horizontal version. I wonder if you could provide the vertical counterparts of the mask-inlay and the button-active buttons so I can update the vertical version accordingly. I'd do it myself from your samples but trust me when I tell you I'm a disgrace editing graphics.

Thanks mate!
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaaaaaand done!

Let me know if it works.

Note that it's still optimized for a 62 pixel taskbar, as well as a 3/2 icon aspect ratio. It'll get blurry if you set it to anything else.
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:iconfdelosrios:
fdelosrios Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Hehe, thanks for fixing it, mate. I'm using my custom settings with your new version and it feels great. I must say your theme is the best so far. I'm looking forward to seeing your additions, whether that happens soon or in a few months. The work is outstanding as is, I won't rush you for an update (as if I could :)).

Thanks again!
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*basks in glow*

Hah. Kidding.

Anyway, you're welcome. Glad you like it.
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well crap. I guess I forgot. I'll fix that.

Also, the vertical bar is supposed to be 62 pixels. Feels huge, but that's what Windows 7 looks like.
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darkshines1987 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Your dockbar theme is great, but where's the update? :D
I really need that launch indicator -.-
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Bluh. School's almost done for me. Expect it soon.
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:icondarkshines1987:
darkshines1987 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Sorry, didn't mean to rush you :P I didn't know you were so busy. Take your time, it's done, when it's done, right? :)
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not busy, really. Just lazy. Shinybar has become one of those things where, even if you kinda don't want to, you know you HAVE to finish it, or you'll never be able to live with yourself.

It WILL come. I just need to do it.

I should have been updating alongside DockbarX, and since I haven't been, it'll take a little bit longer to figure out all the changes to the theming engine. Matias is really good about keeping the Themeing Howto up to date.

Anyway, yeah.
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:icondarkshines1987:
darkshines1987 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Thank you so much for this theme! It's great and very well scripted.

But could you please update with a launching indicator and a mouse over with 'color=icon_average'? That would be just awesome. I tried configuring this myself and it works, but looks horrible :D
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lawl. Yeah.. I've been meaning to update it. I've just been procrastinating.

I'll try to get to it soon.
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darkshines1987 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I didn't mean to tag this with angry, I meant joy :P sorry
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:icondarkshines1987:
darkshines1987 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Sorry I wanted "Joy" for this one :D
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strudenfreund Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Where did you get your wallpaper? Thanks.
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I.. I can't remember. I think it might be bundled with Vista.
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:iconzaatharen:
Zaatharen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Hi there, this looks pretty awsome, but i have problems to install it. I was even unable to find DockbarX preferences. And more interesting is i installed dockbarX, but it have some problems or i dunno, cuz i just cant run your theme. DockbarX himself is working :D I think i have to reinstall it.
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me know if you get it all working right. If you think it's a problem with DockbarX itself you should head over to [link] andfile a bug report.
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Zaza9999 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Hola . . . I've got a problem.

DockbarX won't change to your theme no matter what I do. I followed the instructions and added the files to both the usr/ path and the username/ path and, although the theme shows up in the drop down list, it won't apply to the bar. Any ideas? I can supply pics if needed. Thanks.
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Zaza9999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I've learned a couple new things, but I still haven't solved the problem. While your transparent panel works with some themes, the one I'm using (Elementary) seems to force a specific picture and hue for the panel. I was able to change the picture to the one provided in your download, but it is no longer transparent and the hue from Elementary is still applied. Again, any help is greatly appreciated.
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry--I think I missed your comment. Did you ever get it working, and if not, do you still want help?
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ZevGoldstein Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
The readme says that this theme is made to be used with DockbarX 0.23.1, and sure enough, running DockbarX v0.24, it isn't working correctly. Unfortunately, I can't find where to download anything other than the current version. Can anyone help me out with a link?
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm running 0.24 with no problems.

What exactly is going wrong?
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:iconzevgoldstein:
ZevGoldstein Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Well, i don't know why, but it is working fine now. I only wish that my amarox 1.4 panel icon didn't fail so hard with the clear panel

[link]
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Odd. If you really want a glassy, transparent panel, you could try taking the lower 42 pixels and using GIMP to stick them underneath the transparent panel background.

But then you'd have to change it whenever you change your background.
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daniel-7 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Great theme! Looking forward to v1.4. Too bad the layered layout for the launchers only works on the horizontal version.
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Crap. Looks like I forgot to update SBV to 1.4. I'll get on that. Sometime. *cough*
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:iconfabscav:
fabscav Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Great theme, looks very nice. Keep up the good work!
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconbluebyt:
bluebyt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Ok I just found, I have to edit the file gtkrc
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Or use a different theme. Themes that use pixmaps for the panel (most of them) don't work well without editing gtkrc.

Human and Clearlooks work fine,since they use GTK primitives to draw the panel.
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bluebyt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I need help, why my panel is not completely transparent?
[link]
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:icontunasammich:
tunasammich Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Wow! I may use gnome-panel again with this update! I've been using the latest trunk of AWN as a panel, but I love the layered look!
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Three cheers for using millions of dollars of MS research into aesthetics and usability for free.

I've been watching both Docky and AWN, and neither is yet as themeable as DockbarX. I bet they will be soon enough though.
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tunasammich Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I agree that themeability is important and gnome-panel with DockBarX certainly has that but the notification area in gnome-panel is too large and the multi-row patch isn't an option for me since I use Banshee, which doesn't play well with it, and really all I want is smaller icons, not more rows of them.

Another problem I can't work out is that the background behind the applets and the empty areas on the panel are completely different if I customize it. So until those problems are solved with gnome-panel, I'll have to stick with AWN.
And believe me, I wanna use DockBarX even more after seeing this theme in action. D:
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, gnome-panel needs.. help. I'm mostly hoping DockbarX will work with Gnome3 / GTK3.

I personally like to keep my panel pretty thin--Shinybar doesn't look too bad if you bump the icon size up a bit. -5, maybe? Depends on the exact panel size.
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tunasammich Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I had it around 30-35 but the notification area was still hideous. It really doesn't look good except for at the default panel height. :/

One thing I noticed about Shinybar though is that it's a bit blurry if it's not large enough. This isn't a huge issue save for the fact that when you have multiple windows open, it can be difficult to see how many there are.
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Levviathor Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The blurriness is due to DockbarX's resizing algorithm. GTK has a cool algorithm that leaves borders unchanged while resizing any gradients or gloss in the middle area. DockbarX just scales them down. It would take some work to make the pixmaps look good at 24 pixels*, but it could be done. Sounds like something for SB v1.4, maybe v1.5.

The biggest problem with "branching" like that is updating. I tried maintaining a small (32px) version for awhile, but it was a pain. So it's just horizontal and vertical for now.


*They wouldn't look good at 42px anymore, so there'd have to be an entirely separate version.
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tunasammich Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I see~ I'll probably have to wait until the notification area for gnome-panel is fixed up though. I'm not sure how long that'll take, what with them putting so much emphasis on Gnome-Shell. I wish there was an alternative notification area applet that was customizeable. :/
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BigRZA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Hey great update. waiting to see more :D
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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M7S Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Great to see an update from you. Thought you had left the dockbarx "community". I suggest that 1.4 shouldn't be the last version though. There's an "icon_average" color option comming in the next version, that a win7 clone theme needs to be complete.
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:iconlevviathor:
Levviathor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, yes. I'm subscribed to DockbarX's code feed. I'd forgotten about the average color function. I'll include that in 1.4 as well.
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molecule-eye Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Nice theme. The only thing I'd prefer is to have the icon sizes roughly the same size as the included-by-default "New" theme. Yours a bit small in comparison, at least on small panels (e.g. 24px).
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Levviathor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's intended to be used on a 42px panel. I realize that feels huge, but it's (essentially) what Win7 uses.

Try ~32px. I think the icons look decent at that size.

Also, feel free to edit the config file. It's located inside the tar.gz. If you use GNOME you can edit the file by double-clicking it while inside Archive manager. Around line 15-20 there's a line that says '<get_icon size="-8" />'. You can change it to whatever you like. making the number larger (say -4) will give you larger icons. Save the file, update the archive (it will prompt you automatically), and refresh DockbarX.
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