Elementary dark panel teaser

OK, you know very well about DanRabbit and his great project elementaryOS and about the description of his icons, that says, that the icons doesn’t work with dark panels. That’s was the past. You can already find elementary dark monos into that icon suite and now he is working on a dark panel for elementaryOS – something most of you wanted for a long time!

elementary's dark panel

Here what Dans is saying about “I’ve been working on a new set of monos for Dark panels as well as the styling for this sexy new dark panel in eGTK. Figured I should tease you a bit :)”


elementary theme with new release and improved look

A new release of the popular elementary theme version 1.2 has been released. Now with adding improved support for Nautilus-Elementary, a revised style for the Midori web browser and some new look minimal scroll bars.

The theme also sees notable speed improvements & bug fixes.


The latest and greatest release of the Elementary GTK will be available via the Elementary PPA very shortly. In the mean time if you’re dying to play with the new scrollbars you can download the theme here http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-gtk-theme-83104033

Note that elementary uses and requires three theme engines: Murrine, Aurora, and Equinox. Aurora and Murrine are pre-installed in Ubuntu, but Equinox, can be installed via the Elementary PPA.

Nautilus-Elementary 2.30 For Lucid gets a PPA

Nautilus-Elementary developer – and by developer I mean super hard working superhero developer –ammonkey has just pushed Nautilus-Elementary 2.30 into the Nautilus-Elementary PPA.


Many features have been added since the builds for Karmic – including some sexy view switching buttons, support for Nautilus’ split pane and and even more sleek toolbar.


Adding and installation is simple: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

elementary Icons gets updated

Like Jet Fighters and Punching.
This release is loaded will all kinds of whoopass. This is that next level that shows why elementary is different from the competition. More and better monochromes, more and better mimetypes, more and better apps. Not to mention this release marks the start of an effort to have every icon from 16px to 128px

As always, Donations much appreciated.

Inspect the PPA here: https://code.launchpad.net/~elementaryart

Officially Tested on:
Ubuntu 10.04 – GNOME

elementary Monochrome DOES NOT WORK ON DARK PANELS

+ More icons in more sizes!
+ Increased rendering performance of some icons.
+ Merged in a lot of changes from Humanity.
+ enhanced monochrome icon set!
+ Symlink fixes.
+ Better Mimes.
+ Better Apps.

Get them now!

Introducing you Dash – File Browser Project by DanRabbit

This isn’t a mockup. It’s a GTK# app, that Dan is working on.. very slowly. The view is drawn completely with Cairo.

It’s not the best quality code in the world, but I’m learning”

If you want to check out the code, pop open a terminal and type “bzr branch lp:~elementaryart/+junk/Dash”


Okay, so I haven’t made many visible changes, but here goes. The blue and green squares have been replaced by file and folder icons loaded from your theme. At the moment this is still boolean, more specifically, it won’t show different icons for different files types. Under the hood, I’ve been code cleaning. There’s now a nice method for drawing icons onto the grid, not a bunch of duplicate and sloppy code.

So, next couple things to do:
1. Center labels on icons.
2. Get icons based on file type.
3. Add a toggle to view hidden items.

Big Bugs:
1. The cairo view isn’t scrollable.
2. files with really long names don’t get elipsized.

So I recommend you to keep an eye on that app, and everyone who can help with C# is invited to.

Nautilus elementary

Nautilus elementary

elementary Nautilus (note this is a mock-up)

This is Brian here with yet another post! I know you’ve been itching for more info! We are going to answer some questions today. Or at least provide some insight. First, where is Nautilus headed in elementary OS? And what are some goals we have for it? (Other than fancy and useful effects like Coverflow!) Let’s dive right in and take a look at what we’d like to see in Nautilus elementary and what is being developed at the moment.

Nautilus is a file browser as such we want to really focus on bring out all that we think a file browser should be and stay with our philosophy of “just do“. If you look at the mock-up above to the left (click it to make it big and see all the pretty!) you’ll see that we favor a much slimmer looking Nautilus.

Nautilus elementary breadcrumbs

Nautilus elementary breadcrumbs

Now let’s take a look at a mock-up Dan recently created discussing the breadcrumb functionality of Nautilus. Search is integrated into the breadcrumbs.

Here I’ll let Dan talk about those breadcrumbs:

“Nautilus should navigate to the directory as you type a path in the text entry. In this way, you won’t type an invalid path because you can clearly see that the directory or file doesn’t exist.

When you click on a breadcrumb, anything after that breadcrumb is automatically converted to text. For example given the breadcrumb “Music>Cake>Fashion Nugget” clicking on Music would give me “Music>Cake/Fashion Nugget”. Note that the text “Cake/Fashion Nugget” Should be highlighted when you click “Music”. This is because you may want to type a completely new path right away, but you may also simply want to change “Cake” to “Fake” or some other minor change.

Finally, The shortcut CTRL + L should convert everything in the pathbar to text to simulate the change it offers currently.”

As you can see from both of these mock-ups we want to simplify Nautilus elementary so that browsing can occur quickly and through an interface that isn’t cluttered. These are mostly just visual changes, but more loftier goals are planned (being dreamed up!).

Nautilus Zeitgeist

Recently Ian “ Izo” Cylkowski created some wonderful mock-ups showcasing Zeitgeist (or Gnome Activity Journal) as part of Nautilus. This is something I know that I and Dan both would love to see! Now this goal (if it happens of course, nothing is ever concrete! So don’t hold us to this!) will take some time to occur. For now some exciting developments have been occurring with Nautilus and Zeitgeist.

This video showcases only a development mock-up and test on how things would work. This is not the final implementation. Anyway the juicy bit is the video below is a test on integrating some of Zeitgeist’s functionality into Nautilus elementary!

As you can see in the video commonly accessed files and the files recently accessed in the past days are quickly accessible! (note: More info is available at Velour’s blog here.) This is by no means the end of where we’d like to see this go and we’d like to see more integration of Gnome Activity Journal and Nautilus elementary. Perhaps a button within Nautilus elementary that converts the view to the Journal? This is just the beginning and I’ll keep the updates coming.

Let us know what you think!

Get the latest Nautilus elementary here: https://code.launchpad.net/~elementaryart/nautilus-elementary/nautilus-elementary

elementary GTK update

The elementary GTK has received some updates!

The big changes in the new GTK are the new Metacity theme. Totem has received some customizations including some sexy new monchromes.

It also uses some of the new stuff from the latest murrine so panel text gets an etched look.

Download the latest update from PPA: https://launchpad.net/~elementaryart/+archive/elementarydesktop

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