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Really nice themes. I think that for the next bodhi release, the Forum Theme should be the default theme. This would give consistent theming (branding) across the distro, wiki, and app center. It would also further set Moksha apart from Enlightenment.

 

Also, I know this is not the right place, but in that same vein, I think it would be great to apply the Forum theme to the mobile version of the site forum, as well.

 

edit: typo

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I want the default look of the desktop to be something more "neutral" than what the forum theme colors provide.

 

Perhaps that is wrong and we want something more loud like we had in the past.

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I want the default look of the desktop to be something more "neutral" than what the forum theme colors provide.

 

Perhaps that is wrong and we want something more loud like we had in the past.

 

I picked the forum theme simply because that is the current theme of everything else. Figured it would be easier to implement in the DE instead of changing everything else. Especially since theming is usually the first thing to get changed on a new install. (it also stands out more)

 

The real point of the comment is that it would be a good idea  (from a branding point of view) to get the theming consistent across the OS, the Site, and the Forum (desktop and mobile). Currently, all of those are different.

 

All of the new themes are great, but I think that the default should also set moksha and bodhi apart from e17,e18,19 and their respective distros (ELive, Sparky, etal) or any other distro for that matter.

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I agree with DennisD, though I'm biased - I love the Forum theme.

 

I think it's great that Moksha is maturing, with all these themes etc. Many thanks to Jeff and the team for their efforts.

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Moksha is started as an OS independent desktop manager and does not have to use the Bodhi colors. I think the forums have a Bodhi feel already, having the same headers Bodhilinux is using and the main colors coming back in many details. Personally I don't see the need for more.

 

Moksha equipped with a neutral look is good even when I find the current look too flat. I prefer an iconset that jumps out a little bit more and a general impression that's less dark. 

Of course the growing number of themes that are available now and, I hope, many more to come pleases me, Japan theme is a delight.

 

More important might be improving Moksha to be better than E17 ever was. And that's not an easy task with still a small development group. I'm very thankful to the people that have joined Jeff in this without underestimating the role of everybody else who is actively involved with BodhiLinux.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

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Moksha is started as an OS independent desktop manager and does not have to use the Bodhi colors. 

 Though I somewhat agree that Moksha does not have to use Bodhi Colors, I still feel that consisting branding (logo, colors, etc) across the product as a whole is important. Think about about when you think about other distros:

Xubuntu

Ubuntu

Fedora

OpenSuse

Linux Mint

 

Immediately, certain colors come to mind, and their defaults have a consistent look and feel. Of course, people will change the theme to their liking, but it is the out of the box brand recognition that it important.

 

Of course, Moksha improvements are important, but I believe branding is just as important.

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I can see that argument for a consistent look being important to the distro a whole. I wanted the 3.1.0 release to at least be a bit more about Moksha and a bit less about Bodhi so I went neutral.

 

For the 3.2.0 I can reasonably see using the forum theme by default. It is easy enough to change as we've said.

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I agree on "consistent" design, so I vote for yes to defaulting "Forum" theme. :)

 

I personally thanks for inclusion for Pink Theme, my Daughter love it! :)

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Yeah, I'm going to say that having a Bodhi-style default theme(s) has no impact on how Moksha is separate. What's on or for Bodhi doesn't have to be vanilla Moksha's.

 

Because if switching to Moksha means losing the Bodhi-ness we had with the E-themes previously......that doesn't make sense to me.

 

Frankly, I prefer the Bodhi leaf to the Moksha M. I just like the leaf better between the two. Though maybe if it was a beach or sky theme, where I can pretend it's a seagull, then it's cool.

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I'm no artist, so allow me to prove that. Green is a tough color to work with or around. You would expect it to go with blue or yellow better than it does. It feels right with browns, but I suspect that's because plants feature greens and browns, making the combination familiar. Dark green and red are complements (opposite on a color wheel) but that union is equated with Xmas. Light green and purple are also complementary, but comic book artists seem to have favored that combination for villains. Green does not go with pink, no matter what golfers think. Marketing and packaging authorities have frequently recommended against green. The fact that it's politically correct does nothing to help the situation. Green does go with white, black, or gray, but so does any color. Featuring a green motif is a bold and risky move that doesn't leave a lot of aesthetic maneuvering room. Frankly, it's appropriate to Bodhi. I would stick with it and flaunt it.

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Fu-sen - apologies for this cultural mishap. I am sure it happened in good faith and was not a random misuse of kanji. As you can deduce from my signature translation of Usui Mikao, my Japanese is a labored exercise in ignorance. I must agree with you; the kanji of the buttons seems wrong. What you have provided is obviously more appropriate. I would add that buttons with fairly universal symbols probably should not bear kanji for decorative purposes. I hope you realize that this was likely done in aesthetic admiration. Kanji are beautiful, even when not rendered in calligraphy. I would bet that Bodhi designers borrowed the incorrect motif unwittingly from some presumed authority. Thank you for calling attention to the error and providing a trustworthy correction. Regards - Eric 

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Just to inform that on my github page https://github.com/avDuma/E-Themes/tree/E17/Bodhi-Forumis it available a reviewed version of Bodhi Forum theme that should works good on Moksha.

 

How to use it:

  • download and put on ~/.e/themes and ~/.elementary/themes to get both the support (Elementary -new applications- and EDJE -the core theme-)
  • choose it from Settings -> Theme and Elementary Config
  • This is round bordered theme. Lots of widget gets composited from Ecomorph to render round border, others use an old engine named "shaped". To get the BEST experience, go to Settings -> All -> Advanced -> Engine and check "Use ARGB instead shaped window"

 

Main Change: Everything launcher should be faster and borders should have a better dropdown shadow. Enjoy It!

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Is there a way to run the theme with different window borders?   I like the normal min,max, close similar to windows but really like the colors of moonlight and sunshine for example.  On other DM's the two are separate but from what I can tell they are integrated here?

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If you use the "advanced" options for themes you can mix and match as you please:

 

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