Hello there, bmpanel2 users. I’ve just got an email from Karol Cichy and he created a good looking theme that follows Elementary design style.
You can check it out >> here <<
Since now it’s possible to switch themes using external program, I quickly wrote very simple script that switches theme and makes a screenshot of it. And boom.. theme gallery is ready within 5 minutes.
>> Theme Gallery <<
These ones are last ports of lassekongo83‘s art. Done by weakhead. Also I marked all theme related posts in the blog with a “BMPanel2 Themes” category. You can use this link if you’re looking for themes here.
Kupo (uses DejaVu Sans condensed font).
Kupo Finale (uses DejaVu Sans condensed font).
Pucko Modern (uses DejaVu Sans condensed font).
Striped (uses DejaVu Sans condensed font).
I hope you like it.
Alduin (requires condensed version of the DejaVu font).
Curvy (uses DejaVu Sans condensed font).
Cocoa (uses Arial font).
What it means if you have no font specified in a theme? Well, theme engine will simply fall back to some other font. It’s not critical, but it’s recommended to have specified font installed.
And a reminder: you can use “–list” command line option to see where you can place your themes. The first one is very likely located in your home directory (“~/.local/share/bmpanel2/themes”).
And one more thing worth to notice. You’ll need the latest git version to have the best experience with these themes.
Thanks to weakhead for a new theme pack for bmpanel2 called “Flora”. It’s a port of lassekongo‘s theme and it uses a lot of new features in bmpanel2. Actually it works correctly only with the latest git commit. But what I’m totally understanding now it’s that I need to do better docs for theme engine. I don’t know maybe a FAQ about how to do different things, because often I see bad solutions in themes. For example this theme has no separators at all, but the author instead of removing “separator” entry in the panel places “no_separator” everywhere. And it’s definitely my fault, I had to explain better these things.
You can download this theme pack here.
I did the conversion for Muin VS theme. And it looks nice..
The main element here is the stretched background for taskbar buttons. So, make sure to view it using fullscreen without ugly white borders (my browser does that), because such contrast kills the impression.
Shortly – yes, it works. Also I have added feature called “ellipsize”, it replaces characters on the border with nice “…” if text doesn’t fit.
UPDATE: Theme can be downloaded here.