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Re: Custom GTK+ scrollbars


Ouch, I forgot to post blueprint URL!
Here: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+spec/sexy-scrollbars

2012/10/28 Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff <sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Dan, I believe Paul describes the stock GTK+ scrollbars from elementary
> theme, not Ubuntu's overlay scrollbars. Look at the pic :)
> Paul, we're aware of the problem indeed; Harvey (one of elementary
> designers) has already registered a blueprint for it and I've posted some
> initial ideas on the whiteboard to kick off the discussion.
> See http://elementaryos.org/journal/how-see-what%E2%80%99s-our-sleevesfor more info about blueprints and why we use them.
> 2012/10/28 Daniel Foré <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Ah yes the current overlay scrollbars are indeed ugly haha. Who you want
>> to contact about the way to do this is probably Andrea Cimitan (*andrea*.
>> *cimitan*@canonical.com) who did Ubuntu's scrollbars. He would probably
>> know the best place to start regarding how to implement such a thing.
>> On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Paul Aspradakis <paul.aspras@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>> Hey everyone, I am new here and I would like to bring this to everyones
>>> attention. Being a minimalist and a perfectionist on top I can't help but
>>> notice how ugly the scrollbars look as opposed to the rest of the elements
>>> of the window.
>>> Setting the width of the scrollbar aside the main culprit is in my
>>> opinion the fixed white background, here <http://i.imgur.com/X7qmA.png> is
>>> a mockup of what an ideal scrollbar could look like.
>>> Now someone on #elementary mentioned that if possible at all this would
>>> require GTK+ itself to be patched so I thought I'd put this here to get
>>> some feedback by developers. If this can be done and everyone agrees I'd be
>>> more than happy to work on it myself.
>>> P.S: I am a windows developer and have never worked in an open source
>>> project like this so forgive me if this is in the wrong place.
> --
> Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> OS architect @ elementary

Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
OS architect @ elementary