GTK-Wimp ("Windows impersonator") is a GTK+ theme that integrates well with the Microsoft Windows desktop environment. GTK-Wimp was created by Raymond Penners, based upon code from Redmond95 by Owen Taylor and Nativewin by Evan Martin. It is now maintained by Dominic Lachowicz.
- The system fonts and colors from the Windows appearance control panel are used. Many Windows theme settings are also respected, such as the cursor blink time, double click time, etc.
- When running on Windows XP or 2003, the Windows theming API is used so that GTK widgets look like native widgets.
- On older Windows versions, the theme behaves more or less the same as Windows 2000, respecting system fonts and colors, of course.
- GTK-Wimp 0.7.0 (Monday, 27 June 2005)
- Menu/toolbars have a gradient applied to them
- Better handling of menu/toolbar shadows, even tracking how the theme is using them
- Sliders (GTK+ calls them "scales") now use WinXP theming
- Apps with status bars now get the WinXP status bar grippie drawn properly
- Toolbar grippies are drawn nicely too
- Notebook tabs now get that orange stripe across their top
- A host of scrollbar bugs are fixed
- Other misc things
- GTK-Wimp integrated into GTK+ (Tuesday, 31 August 2004)
GTK-Wimp has been integrated into GTK+. As part of the integration, it has been renamed to "MS-Windows Engine". If the need arises, it is still possible to release a GTK-Wimp version separately from GTK+. However, the goal is to play nice with the GTK+ release cycle. Details:
- GTK-Wimp 0.6.2 released (Tuesday, 24 August 2004)
Superfluous scrollbars (scrollbars whose page length is greater than the maximum range) are now drawn disabled. Proper gripper drawing for handle boxes/toolbars. HandleBoxes and Toolbars are etched-in now.