Clearlooks-Phenix
GTK3 Themes
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Description:

Clearlooks-Phénix aims at creating a GTK3 port of Clearlooks, the default theme for Gnome 2. Style is also included for GTK2, Unity and for Metacity, Openbox and Xfwm4 window managers.

Requirements:

[li]for Clearlooks-Phénix v1: packages gtk2-engines (if GTK2 applications are used) and gnome-themes-standard;[/li]

[li]for Clearlooks-Phénix v2: packages gtk2-engines (if GTK2 applications are used), gnome-themes-standard and gtk3-engines-unico.[/li]

[li]for Clearlooks-Phénix v3 and newer: packages gtk2-engines (if GTK2 applications are used).[/li]

Download:

Download the appropriate version according to your situation:

[li]for GTK 3.0 and 3.2: Clearlooks-Phénix v1;[/li]

[li]for GTK 3.4: Clearlooks-Phénix v2;[/li]

[li]for GTK 3.6: Clearlooks-Phénix v3;[/li]

[li]for GTK 3.8: Clearlooks-Phénix v4;[/li]

[li]for GTK 3.10 and 3.12: Clearlooks-Phénix v5;[/li]

[li]for GTK 3.14: Clearlooks-Phénix v6;[/li]

[li]for GTK 3.20: Clearlooks-Phénix v7.[/li]

To find your GTK version:

[li]You can check in your package manager the version of the package libgtk-3-0.[/li]

[li]If you use Ubuntu, here's a correspondence between its versions and those of GTK (for a default installation of Ubuntu): Ubuntu 11.10: GTK 3.2; Ubuntu 12.04: GTK 3.4; Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04: GTK 3.6; Ubuntu 13.10: GTK 3.8; Ubuntu 14.04: GTK 3.10; Ubuntu 14.10: GTK 3.12; Ubuntu 15.04: GTK 3.14; Ubuntu 15.10: GTK 3.16; Ubuntu 16.04: GTK 3.18; Ubuntu 16.10: GTK 3.20.[/li]

For more details about installation or configuration, see the homepage link or the README file in the archive.
Last changelog:

Changelog 3 years ago

[li]2016-10-07: Clearlooks-Phénix v7 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.20 and support of HiDPI.[/li]

[li]2014-09-28: Clearlooks-Phénix v6 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.14.[/li]

[li]2014-09-23: Clearlooks-Phénix v4 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.8. Clearlooks-Phénix v5 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.10 and 3.12.[/li]

[li]2012-11-02: Minor UI fixes in Clearlooks-Phénix v2 and Clearlooks-Phénix v3.[/li]

[li]2012-10-23: Clearlooks-Phénix v3 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.6. Dropped dependencies to Adwaita and Unico engines, since the GTK built-in engine is now exclusively used. Documentation updated. Minor UI fixes.[/li]

[li]2012-06-30: minor UI fixes. Documentation updated. Wallpaper added. New styles (gnome-terminal, Unity panel...).[/li]

[li]2012-06-25: project renamed Clearlooks-Phénix. New version 2 completely rewritten and compatible with GTK 3.4. Almost all widgets now have a Clearlooks style.[/li]

[li]2012-02-01: files for Openbox and Xfwm4 window managers; better buttons style; minor UI fixes.[/li]

[li]2012-01-18: semi-transparent selection and option to choose white as font color on the desktop.[/li]

[li]2011-09-13: first version put on GNOME-Look.org.[/li]

ralphl

5 months ago

Clearlooks Phenix is the only theme I can find for xubuntu 17.04 Zesty that has the stepper arrows. Thank you very much for that. A slight issue: Only some of my windows have the blue scroll bar. In particular, Thunar has white scrollbars and they don't stand out particularly well. If this can be fixed I would very much appreciate it!!!

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ralphl

5 months ago

Oh, I forgot to mention that it is also the only one that has wide enough "active" borders that I can grab them and resize a window. Again, thank you very much for that!! You seem to be the only one that take usability into account.

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ralphl

5 months ago

While the out-of-the-box version of Clearlooks has the contrast problem, I was able to get something that was usable by tuning it with Theme Configuration. However, because this app is so flaky, it would be nice to have an out-of-the-box Clearlooks that just works.

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ralphl

5 months ago

I discovered that in xubuntu 17.04 there is a contract problem with pull down menus, both the main panel and the pull down menu in Thunar. The highlighted selection has too little contrast to read it. Any instructions in how to fix this would be appreciated.

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ralphl

5 months ago

Typo: I meant to say "contrast problem"

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jpfleury

5 months ago

Hi ralphl,

Thanks a lot for your comments. Unfortunately, I don't have spare time this summer to work on this theme and make changes.

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mrnhmath

8 months ago

Version 3.20 is broken.

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tele1234567891

1 year ago

- Do you have it on github ?
- For Mate: MetacityTheme in index.theme file, should have the same name what main folder for themes.

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jpfleury

1 year ago

See here for GitHub: https://github.com/jpfleury/clearlooks-phenix

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ralphl

1 year ago

I have been using Clearlooks Phenix for some years now, and it is the best of the bunch. However, there are a few things, which I think would make it better:
1. Make the borders where I grab it with the mouse to resize a window a little wider. Then I wouldn't have to be so accurate with the mouse to activate resizing.
2. Allow me to make the font on the main panel white. That way I can make the panel have a bright and cheerful background, and still read the print. As is I must have a light background to read the black print.
3. On app windows it seems to me a lot of space is wasted with a very wide title bar, menu bar, and toolbars. Also, the slider bars seem unnecessarily wide. I have a laptop with a small screen and every bit of space is precious.
Better yet would be to tell me how to reconfigure clearlooks-phenix 6 so that I could achieve those items. I run Xubuntu with XFCE.
Thanks

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DDZ

3 years ago

Clearlooks Phenix est de retour.

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ralphl

3 years ago

This website discusses the problem of Indicator-Applet buttons needing to be squeezed together: https://bugs.launchpad.net/indicator-applet/+bug/527267/+index?comments=all . Although the developers can't agree on whether this should be done in a theme or in Indicator-Applet, they agree that it can be fixed in the theme. Would you consider adding the appropriate code to Clearlooks-Phenix 2 to bring the buttons closer together. I run Ubuntu 12.04LTS so I need the fix in Clearlooks Phenix 2. And thank you for this theme. It is the only one that I can make really work.

lachenmaier@mchsi.com

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jpfleury

3 years ago

Hi ralphl,

I'll have a look at it when I'll publish a new version of the theme.

Regards.

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jimbo1qaz

3 years ago

How do I change the desktop font color?
I'm using Cinnamon on LMDE 201303 and cannot find the way to change the color which is supposedly changeable.

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evereve

4 years ago

hello, I don't know how to open a bug with gitorious, so I try to warn you here: there have been changes in Nautilus so that some non default themes are affected by this problem:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/+bug/1159430

that seems to be solved adding

[code]NautilusDesktopWindow GtkWidget {
background-color: @transparent;
}[/code]

in the gtk-widget.css file - sorry I'm not a developer and so I don't know if this is going to break something else. I'll try to send you an email too.

Bye

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jpfleury

4 years ago

Thanks a lot for your message. I'll change this on the next version. Regards.

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evereve

4 years ago

Is it possible to upload to gitorious? Or maybe sending some corrections by email?

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jpfleury

4 years ago

> Is it possible to upload to gitorious?

If you're familiar with git, you can clone a repository on Gitorious, commit your changes and propose a merge request.

> Or maybe sending some corrections by email?

Yes: http://www.jpfleury.net/en/contact.php

Thanks.

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tocb

4 years ago

Thank you so much!

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hockpa2e

4 years ago

Thank you so much for maintaining this theme. After recent updates to my system, something seemingly went wrong. In gtk3 apps, the buttons no longer have any borders or edges. Menus and everything else is fine. I am running gtk 3.6.4 on Arch and gnome-themes-standard is installed.

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bengtfrost

4 years ago

Great theme on Debian "Unstable" GNU/Linux Xfce desktop! Thanks!

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jpfleury

4 years ago

Thanks a lot.

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napdivad

4 years ago

This theme is awesome! I just want to point out that on the close button on window titles, there are extra pixels in the top right and bottom right corners of the 'X'. It makes the right side of the 'X' seem longer; is it supposed to be this way? Image here: http://i.imgur.com/GwpMw.png

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jpfleury

4 years ago

> This theme is awesome!

Thanks.

About the close button, it's normal. The original Clearlooks theme is like this. See for example the following screenshot (gedit on Ubuntu 11.04 with Clearlooks and GTK 2.24):

http://www.jpfleury.net/depot-fichiers/png/clearlooks-gtk2-gedit.png

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zolix

4 years ago

Thank you master! By this my desktop has a consistent look and feel under xfce.
Thank for your hard work.

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Changelog 3 years ago

[li]2016-10-07: Clearlooks-Phénix v7 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.20 and support of HiDPI.[/li]

[li]2014-09-28: Clearlooks-Phénix v6 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.14.[/li]

[li]2014-09-23: Clearlooks-Phénix v4 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.8. Clearlooks-Phénix v5 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.10 and 3.12.[/li]

[li]2012-11-02: Minor UI fixes in Clearlooks-Phénix v2 and Clearlooks-Phénix v3.[/li]

[li]2012-10-23: Clearlooks-Phénix v3 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.6. Dropped dependencies to Adwaita and Unico engines, since the GTK built-in engine is now exclusively used. Documentation updated. Minor UI fixes.[/li]

[li]2012-06-30: minor UI fixes. Documentation updated. Wallpaper added. New styles (gnome-terminal, Unity panel...).[/li]

[li]2012-06-25: project renamed Clearlooks-Phénix. New version 2 completely rewritten and compatible with GTK 3.4. Almost all widgets now have a Clearlooks style.[/li]

[li]2012-02-01: files for Openbox and Xfwm4 window managers; better buttons style; minor UI fixes.[/li]

[li]2012-01-18: semi-transparent selection and option to choose white as font color on the desktop.[/li]

[li]2011-09-13: first version put on GNOME-Look.org.[/li]

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