search and shutdown buttons upsidedown gnomenu on top

Asked by lefty on 2009-11-01

I'm using GnoMenu on the top bar and when applying a theme the search bar, shutdown button and user picture get inverted meaning there on the top part of the theme and plus the shutdown buttons also are upside down and the user picture on the bottom
is it inverting the skin somewhow when i use it on top? how can i fix this? where to look if i want to try this myself?

also noticed that when the icons on the win7 themes change they kind of stall like reloads twice and it's very noticable.

let me know if you need a screen shot or something else.

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technoshaun
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2009-11-11
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2009-11-06
lefty (virtualconnection-pr) said : #1

forgot i'm using karmic 64 and gnomenu 1.9.95, compiz and nvidia driver

technoshaun (shaun-marolf) said : #2

Yes please post a link to a screen shot

lefty (virtualconnection-pr) said : #3

http://lookpic.com/i/927/RHdwHPRB.png

There you go and by the way it happens with all skins including defaults.

technoshaun (shaun-marolf) said : #4

Okay the reason those buttons are upside down (until you hover over them) is because the graphics are part of the startmenu.png file. It is not an error in the code but rather s design thing which can be fixed by redoing the graphics and updating the theme.xml file.

lefty (virtualconnection-pr) said : #5

yes but also notice the user picture get's moved to the bottom and the search bar to the top.

any way you can probably tell me how to fix it ? i'm pretty good in photoshop and well if you tell me where to read i can probable figure out where to change the values so it can look the way it's suppose to.

thanks.

technoshaun (shaun-marolf) said : #6

GnoMenu is supposed to do that.

lefty (virtualconnection-pr) said : #7

 "It is not an error in the code but rather s design thing which can be fixed by redoing the graphics and updating the theme.xml file."

that's what i meant what do i need to redo? only the buttons? or the whole panel?

Best technoshaun (shaun-marolf) said : #8

On Fri, 2009-11-06 at 07:20 +0000, lefty wrote:
> Question #87788 on GnoMenu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gnomenu/+question/87788
>
> lefty posted a new comment:
> "It is not an error in the code but rather s design thing which can be
> fixed by redoing the graphics and updating the theme.xml file."
>
> that's what i meant what do i need to redo? only the buttons? or the
> whole panel?
>
You need to unpack the theme file and take the buttons off of the
startmenu.png file using The GIMP or some other graphics editor. Take
those buttons and create a separate png file for each one (three total)
you should already have the buttons that appear when you hover on them
in the theme package. Edit theme.xml to use those buttons then repack
the tar.gz file. If all went well the theme will load and work
correctly.

lefty (virtualconnection-pr) said : #9

Thanks a lot technoshaun

I actually had to redo a section of the template the creator made for the theme.
He made the buttons on the main panel png graphic so when gnomenu inverted it that's why they looked upside down

here's what I mean:

http://lookpic.com/i/611/EoJXUY69.png

Original on the Left and my edit on the Right.
You can see I edited a little the color.

The only thing I did notice was that little underlay of the buttons ( where the mouse cursor is pointing) seems out of place and no matter what I did or where I positioned the buttons on the panel remained there i even made then a bit bigger and no luck i'm guessing that's where the xml file comes into play, but i can live with that for now.

But this did get me interested in creating one of my own but I need to study the xml to see how it's done as I did not get in to that.

Again thanks a lot for all your help with this and also for porting my favorite theme of XP the GT3 ( I was the one who kept bugging and telling you about the GT3 system icons for gnome remember me now! lmao ) and man your Azenis theme is awesome!! once it can be ported and used on XP or even better on win7 i'll apply them lol ( I like the felling of the same environment on both my OS's at least graphical wise ) but I know that won't happen so once I get tired of the win7 one that's my next theme.

Again thank you so much.

lefty (virtualconnection-pr) said : #10

Thanks technoshaun, that solved my question.