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A New Start - 1.3 by alecive A New Start - 1.3 by alecive
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ANewStart suite is a slick, clear theme for GNOME desktop environment.
It's designed to work under Gnome-Shell, Gnome-Fallback and Unity. For Unity and Gnome-Fallback mode, please read the README file inside the pack.

This themes comes also with: AWN Theme, CoverGloobus Theme, Conky files, Firefox Startpage (a modified version of startpage by =Folter-x),Gnome-panel (and AWN) background images. Unfortunately, since 1.3 version these themes are not fully supported, since for compatibility reasons with GNOME3 they became quite useless or unusable.

Other informations:

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Dependencies:
  • GTK3 -> Unico GTK3 engine version 1.0.1 or later (only if you're using Gnome 3 or GTK3 applications).

  • GTK2 -> Murrine GTK2 engine 0.98.1.1 or later

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Version 1.3 (09-12-11)

  • Added GTK3 and Gnome-Shell Theme

  • Added Unity support; there is also a "Unity tweak" folder with images you can use to beautify your Unity experience (simple instructions are in the README pdf file).

  • Revision of the Metacity theme (no rounded corner in fullscreen mode, edges removal in full-screen mode, revision of minor stuff)

  • Revision of the GTK2 theme (now it's slick and more integrated with the overall look&feel)

  • All old files and customizations (AWN, CoverGloobus, Conky, etc) are now in "OLD" folder


Version 1.2 (13-03-11)

  • Added installation script to easily install and configure conky files, fonts and GTK theme

  • Added coverGloobus theme (a porting from Samurize theme by bernardinho)

  • Refresh of the GTK theme, now more clear and with a lot of improvements!

  • Updated Conky files: conky no more use hidden launchers, but adesk script by ADcomp, so simply clicking in one of those three windows, will popup another window with further informations (weather forecast, cpu load, to-do list), that automatically fades out in 10 seconds)

  • Updated README file with all the necessary to install this theme

  • Added "Font" folder to provide all fonts required for this theme

  • Updated AWN Theme


Version 1.1

  • Uploaded AWN Theme with different background images to meet all resolutions

  • GTK Theme: solved the issue with dropdown menu (as in the top-right part of nautilus window) - thanks to viniciuszeratul!

  • Panel background images: added 2560, 1920, 1366 panel background images


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Given 2011-07-09
A New Start - 1.2 by ~alecive This pack is full of nice stuff for your desktop – GTK2, AWN, CoverGloobus and conky themes. ( Featured by Alexander-GG )
:iconluodawangzl:
luodawangzl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
wow i like it
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:iconboswelja:
boswelja Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
is there a dark version??
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Interface Designer
No, I'm sorry. Moreover, this theme is not updated for the newest versions of gnome. Maybe I will, in future, but unfortunately now I don't have enough time :(
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:iconnicolasboisvert:
nicolasboisvert Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Hi, your theme is pretty awesome ! But i have some issues regarding the theme. I'm using Fedora 18, I installed all the extracted package into ~/.themes and used gnome-tweak-tool to set them. But only the Shell theme and the GTK theme works, the windows manager isn't changing, and if I restart by entering "r" in alt-F2, the shell restart but the window manager reset to "Simple" which is pretty ugly. I read the README but it didn't help me ... So if you could do anything, i'll be thankful!
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alecive Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Interface Designer
Hello. As I said in my last journal entry, I dropped development (and support) for any gtk/wm theme I created, since gnome developers are messing around with latest releases and I don't have neither enough time nor the enough willingness to stay up-to-date with their playground and completely redesign my theme from scratch since their API broke the old one. I will start again in the moment in which gnome theming API will be more stable (hopefully, with 3.10 release in next september we will see something good :) ).

Regarding your issue, ANewStart is released for gnome 3.4, so it doesn't fit the recent gnome 3.8 that ships with fedora 18. Not only the wm, but also the gtk theme itself doesn't behave like I planned it to! I'm thankful for your appreciation regarding the theme, but unfortunately I cannot help any more. And it's not my fault! :(
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tetocareto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Interface Designer
?
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tetocareto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
ty
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Interface Designer
:)
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:iconchanbalamb:
chanbalamb Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
gracias :)
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Interface Designer
:)
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:iconjacodragon:
jacodragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Can you update to Ubuntu 12.04? please, i like this because is wonderfull!!!
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Interface Designer
I'm sorry, I'm not even able to update it for ubuntu 12.10. I will surely do it for 13.04!
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:icon451farenheit:
451farenheit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Hi there!

Awesome staff! I was pretty happy with adwaita but man... after seeing your work I had to switch finally.
I just have a little problem after following your instructions. in nautilus and gnome panels the text shows in white, so I don't read anything with the light background. How can I change the font color?
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Interface Designer
On what version of gnome are you running the theme? Remember that this theme doesn't work on Gnome 3.4
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:iconbenrr101:
benrr101 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I managed to fix it by modifying the gtk-widgets.css file in the gtk-3.0 folder. Adding the line color: @theme_text_color; inside the * selector (like third line down). This makes everything that doesn't have a text color assigned use the theme's text color. Fixed all the white text.
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:iconhammer85:
hammer85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey mate, can you forward the modified css file. I am using Mint 14 & having same problem as you. Appreciated.
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:icon451farenheit:
451farenheit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
BTW, I use fedora 17 and gnome-shell 3.4 and nautilus 3.4 (in case it matters)
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:iconnhimchanborey:
nhimchanborey Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Is it for Windows?
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Interface Designer
No, sorry :)
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:iconnhimchanborey:
nhimchanborey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Make it real please !
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:iconarlettechambers:
arlettechambers Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I love it <3 downloading...
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Interface Designer
Thank you!

BTW stay tuned with it, I'm going to release a new updated version! :)
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:iconnimchip:
Nimchip Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Hi, the readme states that i should select ANewStart under Gnome Shell, under GTK+ theme and under Window Theme using Gnome Tweak Tool... however I get an exclamation mark besides shell themes that says "Could not list shell extensions". I am using Ubuntu 12.04. How can I resolve this? I'm kinda new to this...
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Interface Designer
I think this is a problem of your gnome-shell installation, rather than of the theme. I did a quick search on google and I came up with this link -> [link]
Does this solve your problem?

Btw, unfortunately I didn't update ANewStart theme for Ubuntu 12.04 (only 11.10 is available), so you cannot install it properly (even though it may work). Try GrayRevenge instead, is fully available for 12.04!
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ckijabd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Will you release an update for Gnome 3.4 any time soon? That would be great!!!
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Interface Designer
As soon as I can. Really.

In the meanwhile, stay tuned with any update by :+devwatch: me (if you haven't done it yet), and adding me on G+ ( [link] ).
Moreover, if you have enough time for me, also read my latest journal entry in order to understand what's going on and why this is going to be not that quick (even though I'm working hard in order to do it).

Hope this helped :)
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bjohansen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Photographer
This theme looks amazing, but I'm having some issues using it. I've tried it on both Linux mint 12, Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 17. I get the same error on all.

The window theme is set to "simple" instead of the one on your pictures. When clicking "Anewstart" nothing happends, I need to restart X and it will then default to the "simple" window theme.

Is there a way to fix this?
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Interface Designer
I have to update the theme to match latest gnome 3.4 version, so just wait a bit and you'll be able to use it again! :)
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:iconuffi69:
uffi69 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
ciao ti è possibile creare un tema per openbox (visti i temi splendidi che fai per gnome-shell penso sia uno scherzo per te) in modo da poter utilizzare questa suite anche su lxde? grazie e buona serata
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alecive Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Interface Designer
Ciao, guarda vorrei poterti dare una mano ma purtroppo io con openbox non ci azzecco :(

Però potrei chiedere a minteastwood che invece mi ha dato una mano facendo il tema openbox per GrayRevenge!

Tu in ogni caso saresti in grado di fare il tema?
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uffi69 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
purtroppo no in quanto io i temi è già molto se li riesco ad installare senza incasinarmi. sono proprio una frana con linux, anche perchè se ero in grado di fare il tema non ti avrei di certo rotto le scatole e portato via del tempo alle tue suite! comunque grazie mille di informarti anke con minteastwood. non ci avevo fatto caso che GrayRevenge supporta anke openbox. in attesa di A New Start che si sposa ottimamente con il mio desktop installo quello che sicuramente si integrerà bene con le icone Awoken
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alecive Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Interface Designer
Stavo per scriverti che ho scritto a minteastwood, ma soltanto ora mi sa che mi sono confuso.. non ha fatto il tema openbox, ma il tema xfwm! Quindi il nostro problema rimane.. conosci mica qualcuno che fa temi openbox a cui chiedere lumi?
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uffi69 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
ciao alecive io infatti subito dopo averti risposto ho installato grey revenge, però non me lo ritrovavo nei temi per openbox, ma vista la mia ignoranza in materia ho pensato di aver sbagliato io qualcosa ed ho lasciato perdere. se non altro il sollievo di non essere così scarso! grvrulz fa degli ottimi temi per openbox. magari tu da artista quale sei gli puoi chiedere un aiuto. se lo faccio io penso di ricevere solo uno sputo in un occhio!
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Interface Designer
No secondo me no, di solito la gente è piuttosto gentile.. e poi mi serviresti tu proprio perchè tu puoi testarli e darmi un parere! :)
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uffi69 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
per quel che riguarda testarli e inviarti degli screenshot su come appare e dirti come funziona, non c'è nessun problema. per quello ce la posso fare anche io!
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mohammadmolana Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
hi. how i can design theme for gnome3. do you have any reference for gnome3 theme design learning ?
thanks
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Interface Designer
Unfortunately no. You have to download a theme, and analyze it deeply to understand how it's built. At least, this is how I did :)
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Optorylpulpus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is phenominal! Please, please, please can you fork this theme for Cinnamon? Would look perfect with the window manager theme. Cinnamon is desperately in need of light panel themes and this has great potential and would look magnificent on cinnamon!
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Interface Designer
I did, but new 3.4 version of gnome simply destroyed all my work! Now I have to restart from scratch (and this takes time :) )
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Optorylpulpus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, that sucks! All the best with your work, keep it up! If I was javascript literate I would have enthusiastically offered to help, but sadly, I'm illiterate and am only good at blatantly mimicking codes and maybe adjusting a few colors and sometimes transparency. But most of the time things work out for me by fluke, guess I'm just lucky that way knowing how much I can mess up my system messing with things I don't fully understand.
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alecive Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Interface Designer
I'm workin' on it mate. Just wait a week or two and I will able to release the theme! My problem is that in this period I'm very very busy and I can't manage all the stuff that I have to work on! :(
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:iconoptorylpulpus:
Optorylpulpus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries man, take your time. Don't push yourself too much, you've already done some great work with your other themes and I do understand that this is not your full time job and one has to work to earn a living XD.
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alecive Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Interface Designer
You completely got the point! I'm going to have a bad and super-busy period in my working life, so I have to sacrifice my digital life, unfortunately. This is far from being painless, but it's the only solution! :(
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
How to install this? :P i'm new in linux world :P
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Interface Designer
there is a pdf inside it with instructions! :)
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Btw, this will work In Linux Mint 12?
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Interface Designer
Just try :)
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:icongoodnight-melbourne:
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Okay :) I hope it will work
Btw, the theme is awesome :)
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:iconalecive:
alecive Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks!
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