inconsisten button height in new wave theme

Bug #491869 reported by AB on 2009-12-03
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
New Wave

Bug Description

I change my theme from Human to New Wave. I go to proxy settings and see that buttons can have up to three different heights. This is not consistent, as others themes.

AB (aberte) wrote :

Inconsistency in buttons happens also in others softwares, for example in Ubuntu Software Center, when I click on a package or section "Get Free Software" changes height

Dilomo (ankere) wrote :

I know about this but it's there because if we want to have glow around default buttons we should use it. I think it is a problem if the pixmap engine I use because Aurora has glow but still it's buttons are aligned ok. If I find a way to fix that I would do it ASAP.

Could you just upload a pic of the problem so that I know we are talking about the same thing.

Changed in anton:
assignee: nobody → Dilomo (ankere)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Xhacker Liu (xhacker) wrote :

My Lucid has this bug too.

Dilomo (ankere) wrote :

If anyone knows a way how to fix this please let me know of it.

Xhacker Liu (xhacker) wrote :

How's going on with this bug?

In the upcoming version of the theme (0.9.0) it will be fixed. Expect
it in a month or two.

On 2/20/10, Xhacker Liu <email address hidden> wrote:
> How's going on with this bug?
> --
> inconsisten button height in new wave theme
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu
> New Wave Team, which is subscribed to New Wave.
> Status in New Wave Theme Suite: Confirmed
> Bug description:
> I change my theme from Human to New Wave. I go to proxy settings and see
> that buttons can have up to three different heights. This is not consistent,
> as others themes.

Anton Kerezov

Dilomo (ankere) on 2010-05-03
Changed in anton:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Lachezar Dobrev (lachezar) wrote :

This bug affects me too with Lucid.
The most annoying part being the different sizes of the buttons when unlocking a locked screen.

Dilomo (ankere) wrote :

Can you test the latest beta available at the overview > downloads section of this webpage and see if if still affects you?

Lachezar Dobrev (lachezar) wrote :

I am not sure, whether I am doing it correctly, I just extracted the .tar.gz into ~/.themes.
The file I downloaded is named newwave-090-beta-1.tar.gz
The theme gtkrc file inside reads: Version: 0.9.0 Beta 1 [23/04/2010]

After doing that I reselected the theme from the Appearance manager.

The lock screen buttons now have similar sizes, so nice one on that.

However I noticed something awkward, that may or may not be connected to my installation procedure: when the screen is locked the background is not complete black any more, but rather contains a poor quality black-and-grey pattern, resembling low jpeg quality compression. The same pattern is found as the background on some widgets like the Thunderbird and Firefox tab-bar and status-bar, and the Appearance Manager's background too.
Or is that an intended part of the theme?

Dilomo (ankere) wrote :

It is intended part of the theme that serves as a different texture. I will try to fix it for widgets that do no require such a pattern (e.g screensaver). I will also include several patterns and a way to change them via the New Wave Configurator.

Now that you said that this looks like low quality jpeg I think that I have to include some premium bg pattern. Do you have an idea what that might be?

Lachezar Dobrev (lachezar) wrote :

I see. In that case it's OK :)
As long as it's intended, and not just an accidental mistake.
By 'poor quality' I meant the artefacts that tend to happen when a M/JPEG is compressed with high compression ratio, and lower quality settings.

The current image also does not tile so well, very well seen on the black background of the lock-screen.

It would be nice to allow plain-colour or gradient to choose from, since not everyone likes tiled pixmaps.

Dilomo (ankere) wrote :

I'll sure do :)

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