Package Details: xfce-theme-cobibird 2.1.8-2

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Package Base: xfce-theme-cobibird
Description: A GTK theme based on Greybird, with dark menus
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Licenses: GPL, CCPL:cc-by-sa
Submitter: ngaba
Maintainer: ngaba
Last Packager: ngaba
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2014-01-12 18:21 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-10-11 21:50 (UTC)

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Latest Comments

ngaba commented on 2020-10-11 21:52 (UTC)

Hello, micwoj92. Done

micwoj92 commented on 2020-10-07 17:58 (UTC)

Hello ngaba, could you update upstream URL to use https? Thanks.

Cobinja commented on 2017-06-10 10:17 (UTC)

2.1.5 is out, fixes an ugly border below the window titlebar

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-14 19:31 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-14 19:33 (UTC) by Cobinja)

OK. Btw: 2.1.4 is out. Please update (especially because I accidently messed up the tags in my github repo, so that 2.1.3 doesn't fit to the md5 hash in PKGBUILD. Sorry!!)

ngaba commented on 2017-01-14 10:58 (UTC)

All files in /usr/share/themes/CobiBird are readable by anyone. In addition I removed (renamed) my ~/.config directory and restarted X to test whether one of my custom config files causes this issue, but I have no clue what is wrong here, nothing has changed. I think I give it up now. :)

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-14 08:12 (UTC)

Hmm, it seems to assign the icon files, but doesn't load them. Are the permissions for the icon files correct (readable for your user)?

ngaba commented on 2017-01-14 00:00 (UTC) The same CSS property of 'image' object is set to 'none'.

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-13 15:52 (UTC)

When you double-click in the view in the screenshot, you can switch to CSS Nodes, where you get the properties

ngaba commented on 2017-01-13 14:54 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-13 14:57 (UTC) by ngaba)

Hm. This GTK3 inspector is an interesting stuff. Thanks. :) I can see no difference between (working but outdated) Greybird theme and Cobibird: I cannot find background-image.

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-13 12:29 (UTC)

@ngaba: the bugfix in 2.1.3 was about thick black borders for c-s-d windows. I still can't reproduce those missing window button icons. Do you know how to handle GTK3 inspector? If yes, could you take a look into the applied style for those buttons on your machine and check if they have a background-image assigned to them?

ngaba commented on 2017-01-13 08:42 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-13 08:47 (UTC) by ngaba)

@Cobinja: Thank you for the new release of my favourite theme. :) I've upgraded in AUR. (I saw your git commit, so I think there is no need to report that my bug is still here. Anyway, I use a compositor [compton] by default. The bug remains whether I turn it off or not. Btw my screenshot tells me that somehow csd doesn't work well on my machine at all with your theme (I suspect a good old GTK issue), there are more bugs than just those three missing buttons.)

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-13 06:15 (UTC)

I just pushed version 2.1.3, which fixes a bug with client side decorations without compositor

ngaba commented on 2017-01-12 21:04 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-12 21:06 (UTC) by ngaba)

Yes, those files are there. (I don't know what causes this problem. My other GTK-related problems were caused by unofficial freetype2 package [infinality patch applied], which are fixed now.) If nobody can reproduce this, I consider this as a mysterious bug on my system. (Gnome-calculator has the same issue. That program uses client-side decoration, too.)

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-12 17:25 (UTC)

@ngaba: Could you take a look into /usr/share/themes/CobiBird/gtk-3.22/assets/ and tell me if the following files are there: close-focus-none.svg close-focus-normal.svg close-focus.svg close-pressed.svg maximize-focus-none.svg maximize-focus-normal.svg maximize-focus.svg maximize-pressed.svg minimize-focus-none.svg minimize-focus-normal.svg minimize-focus.svg minimize-pressed.svg If not, please rebuild and reinstall the theme Those are the image files for the window buttons on client side decorated windows like Evince.

ngaba commented on 2017-01-11 22:49 (UTC)

Yep, the gtk-key-bindings stuff was caused by gtk.css in $HOME. Thanks. I removed that file, but the problem still exists. The (outdated) Greybird and theme works fine with Evince. IIRC Evince worked fine with Cobibird v2.1 earlier, but now that version doesn't work neither. I think one of the recent GTK-related package upgrade broke something. But I am not sure. (Audacious doesn't even start atm.) I managed to get new warnings (I get these when I switch to Cobibird theme, when Evince is running): (evince:3834): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:42:34: The style property GtkCheckButton:indicator-size is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version (evince:3834): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:52:44: The style property GtkMenuItem:horizontal-padding is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version (evince:3834): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:55:32: The style property GtkToolbar:internal-padding is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version I attach a screenshot here:

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-11 20:07 (UTC)

@ngaba: I can't reproduce that. Neither the gtk-key-bindings nor the invisible window buttons. Fun fact: The theme doesn't even use "gtk-key-bindings". Could it be that have a gtk.css in your $HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/ folder? I had one of those to disable F10 in the terminal, which interfered with midnight commander.

discodave commented on 2017-01-11 19:49 (UTC)

@Cobinja thanks so much, you are the best!

ngaba commented on 2017-01-11 10:55 (UTC)

Thx. Unfortunately, I have a new bugreport to not let you rest. :) (I also use XFCE.) In Evince (native GTK3 app, without window manager decoration) the close/expand/minimize buttons disappeared from the upper-right corner (they work, but they are invisible). I think no screenshot is needed, you would see there what I said. When I start evince, I get the following warning message: (evince:8544): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:6:16: The 'gtk-key-bindings' property has been renamed to '-gtk-key-bindings' Great.

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-11 09:04 (UTC)

Sry, missed that. New version is out

discodave commented on 2017-01-11 04:40 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-11 06:22 (UTC) by discodave)

@Cobinja Is there anyway to hide the grey background that can be found on the stubborn xfce-panel-plugins for a transparent panel?

ngaba commented on 2017-01-10 21:12 (UTC)

@Cobinja: Thx, I've upgraded this package, too.

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-10 12:01 (UTC)

V2.1.1 is pushed and available from both and Github. It has (rudimentary) support for Gtk3 plugins in an xfce4 panel

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-06 20:17 (UTC)

Looked into it further. Working on a fix. Seems like those plugins are already upgraded to Gtk3. Working on it, please stand by...

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-05 18:29 (UTC)

I looked into it and there's not much I can about those plugins. They don't expose a proper way for theming. I could either leave as it is or make it a light panel instead of dark.

discodave commented on 2017-01-05 08:01 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-05 08:02 (UTC) by discodave)

@Cobinja: Yes it is. Here are my settings for that panel

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-04 20:25 (UTC)

@discodave: Is that a transparent panel? Could you post your panel settings?

ngaba commented on 2017-01-04 10:06 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-04 10:07 (UTC) by ngaba)

@discodave: I don't know (btw, I have the same bug), I am only the packager of this theme. Ask upstream = Cobinja. :)

discodave commented on 2017-01-03 21:26 (UTC)

Why are some of my icons and text black on the xfce4-panel? How do I fix this?

ngaba commented on 2017-01-01 18:10 (UTC)

Hi, Super. Thanks for this great theme and for the info. I will just create a new AUR package. Happy New Year! :)

Cobinja commented on 2017-01-01 15:36 (UTC)

Hi. I'm the creator of this theme. I just released CobiBird v2.1, ready for Gtk 3.22.

ngaba commented on 2016-08-29 21:04 (UTC)

@Pival81: Thanks, fixed.

Pival81 commented on 2016-08-29 11:55 (UTC)

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ngaba commented on 2016-08-18 12:45 (UTC) (edited on 2016-08-18 13:26 (UTC) by ngaba)

*** CobiBird 1.6u1 *** I made a new, UNOFFICIAL, experimental GTK 3.20 compatible release. (The GTK3 part is ported from Greybird.) Use at your own risk. Since I do not know much about themes, I am pretty sure that this theme is buggy; it is not well tested, just "worksforme". For some reason, Firefox looks ugly with this theme (atm I cannot fix this), so I prefer using firefox-gtk2 instead. All other GTK3 programs looks fine on my machine. If you find any bugs, feel free to report here.

ngaba commented on 2016-08-11 10:45 (UTC) (edited on 2016-09-10 11:26 (UTC) by ngaba)

@wuffie: Yes, I know that the GTK3 part of the theme is broken on GTK 3.20. Unfortunately, it seems that CobiBird is no longer developed. Once the GTK 3.20 compatible version of GreyBird comes out, I will release a new, gtk 3.20 compatible version of this package (I will replace Cobibird's GTK3 theme with Greybird's one with colors adjusted). Until then, you must use a different theme. (Personally, I did the following: I replaced the gtk-3.0 directory of this cobibird package with the gtk-3.0 directory of a GTK 3.20 compatible theme that looks similar. In addition, I switched to the firefox-gtk2 package, and only a few GTK3 apps are left on my machine (ROXTerm, Evince, etc.). So my desktop still looks quite integrated.)

wuffie commented on 2016-08-10 12:37 (UTC)

Things do not render properly on GTK 3.20.

discodave commented on 2016-01-06 05:44 (UTC)

Does this need updated again because it doesn't appear to look right? Inside the menus have gray boxes around all of the text

ngaba commented on 2015-06-21 17:45 (UTC)

Updated to version 1.5, which is compatible with GTK 3.14 and has support for client side decorations.

ngaba commented on 2014-08-04 12:07 (UTC)

Updated version, but it is not yet compatible with GTK 3.12.

ngaba commented on 2014-01-12 18:21 (UTC)

Desktop Suite for Gtk-based Dekstops. The CobiBird desktop suite includes: – GTK2 theme – GTK3 theme – Xfwm4 themes (normal and compact) – xfce-notifyd theme – Emerald theme – Metacity/Mutter/Muffin theme – Xubuntu 11.04 wallpaper (svg and png) – Unity support – Granite widgets support