Clearlooks-Phenix
GTK3 Themes
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:

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


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


  • for Clearlooks-Phénix v3 and newer: packages gtk2-engines (if GTK2 applications are used).


  • Download:

    Download the appropriate version according to your situation:

  • for GTK 3.0 and 3.2: Clearlooks-Phénix v1;


  • for GTK 3.4: Clearlooks-Phénix v2;


  • for GTK 3.6: Clearlooks-Phénix v3;


  • for GTK 3.8: Clearlooks-Phénix v4;


  • for GTK 3.10 and 3.12: Clearlooks-Phénix v5;


  • for GTK 3.14: Clearlooks-Phénix v6;


  • for GTK 3.20: Clearlooks-Phénix v7.


  • To find your GTK version:

  • You can check in your package manager the version of the package libgtk-3-0.


  • 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.


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

    Changelog:

    Changelog 5 months ago

  • 2016-10-07: Clearlooks-Phénix v7 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.20 and support of HiDPI.


  • 2014-09-28: Clearlooks-Phénix v6 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.14.


  • 2014-09-23: Clearlooks-Phénix v4 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.8. Clearlooks-Phénix v5 released. Compatibility with GTK 3.10 and 3.12.


  • 2012-11-02: Minor UI fixes in Clearlooks-Phénix v2 and Clearlooks-Phénix v3.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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


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


  • 2011-09-13: first version put on GNOME-Look.org.

  • 4 years ago

    jpfleury

    De rien.

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    4 years ago

    tag578

    Clearlooks-Phenix is great, but using the Opera browser some of the graphics are scrambled or not right.

    The drop down menus (File, Edit, Bookmarks etc) have no border.

    Navigate to Tools > Delete private data > 'Delete private data' dialog box. It has scrambled graphics, and other dialog boxes have odd graphics/colour.

    I took some screenshots but cannot post here.

    I'm using Unbuntu 12.04 Precise.

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    4 years ago

    linvinus

    With
    (Clearlooks-Phenix 3 for GTK 3.6 and newer) and Opera 12.02 Build 1629 on ubuntu 12.10.
    Background in this dialog is correct.

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    Yes. I tested with Clearlooks-Phenix 3 for GTK 3.6, and I don't see bugs.

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    4 years ago

    tag578

    Clearlooks-Phenix is great, but using the Opera browser some of the graphics are scrambled or not right.

    The drop down menus (File, Edit, Bookmarks etc) have no border.

    Navigate to Tools > Delete private data > 'Delete private data' dialog box. It has scrambled graphics, and other dialog boxes have odd graphics/colour.

    I took some screenshots but cannot post here.

    I'm using Unbuntu 12.04 Precise.

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    4 years ago

    tag578

    Screenshots here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?s=7ea9bb38304a3b48fdb8e44c9f96e43b&p=12201667&postcount=12

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    4 years ago

    linvinus

    I found that in some cases back background color can appear when enabled overlay-scrollbar.

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    With Clearlooks-Phenix 3 and GTK 3.6? If you have screenshots and steps to reproduce, it would be helpful. Thanks.

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    4 years ago

    linvinus

    i just guess.

    i found bug with my theme, if

    GtkViewport {
    background-color: transparent;
    }

    and if widget path is GtkWindow.GtkFrame.GtkFrame.GtkAlignment.GtkViewport
    and overlay-scrollbar enabled, then GtkViewport have black background.
    I check this several times, and every time when overlay-scrollbar was enabled, GtkViewport background was black.

    also, one user report same as this bug with my theme, but he left discussion before i found this bug.

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    4 years ago

    linvinus

    finally, i have found problem with black background in opera!

    to solve the problem, you need following style
    GtkLabel,
    GtkLabel:insensitive {
    background-color: @theme_bg_color;
    }
    instead transparent

    with my theme has have the same problem.

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    Thanks a lot. It's really appreciated. I'll add it in the next stable version.

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    4 years ago

    gianlucapettinello

    It'really beautiful. Do you think you ever produce a version with brown colors like the old Human-Clearlooks style. It would be wonderful!

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    In the new version 3, I rewrote the theme to allow easy creation of color variants, so it will be a lot easier now.

    If you are subscribed to my theme, and receive e-mails notifications for new versions, you'll know when some color variants will be included.

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    4 years ago

    chreko

    I just realized that fonts are invisible (probably white) for those days for which there is an event in the evolution calendar. These days are typically highlighted in e.g. bold.

    Is there anything I can do to change this?

    Thanks and best regards.

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    It should be fixed in Clearlooks-Phenix 3.0.1 (released a few minutes ago). Thanks.

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    4 years ago

    chreko

    I have a been fan since Jan. this year. Great improvements already so far.

    I just wanted to express my happiness!

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    Thanks a lot.

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    4 years ago

    lw8000

    On Fedora 17 with Gnome 3.4, I had to uncomment the code under the "Nautilus" section at the top of the gtk-3.0/applications.css file, so that the text shows up as white with a black shadow. With it commented, text was black without a shadow and hard to read with some backgrounds.

    Great work, this template is one of the best I've seen that works with Fallback mode. Thank you!!

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    Thanks for your comment.

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    4 years ago

    green369

    Finally ! i found a theme for gtk3 that looks like Clearlooks. Verry good job.
    I would like to ask you two questions:

    1. Do you use a theme editor ? or you have written all the code manually ?

    2. I would like to move some of friends to Linux but they are used to Windows so i decided to modify your theme to look more like Luna theme. Till now everything is ok but i do not know how to remove the mouse over icon shadow from Rhythmbox. The icons are play, next, previous ... I see that the background is styled from "Prelit button background" section but i can't remove the image shadow on mouse over. Can you help me ?

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    Quote:
    Finally ! i found a theme for gtk3 that looks like Clearlooks. Verry good job.


    Thanks a lot.

    Quote:
    1. Do you use a theme editor ? or you have written all the code manually ?


    I don't use any theme editor. I copied files of Adwaita, the default Gnome 3 theme, and I manually changed code to obtain what I wanted.

    Quote:
    2. I would like to move some of friends to Linux but they are used to Windows so i decided to modify your theme to look more like Luna theme. Till now everything is ok but i do not know how to remove the mouse over icon shadow from Rhythmbox. The icons are play, next, previous ... I see that the background is styled from "Prelit button background" section but i can't remove the image shadow on mouse over. Can you help me ?


    I'm not sure if you talk about the ".button:hover" background color or about the kind of icon luminosity change when the cursor moves over. Anyway, I tested both, and I didn't find a way to solve this:

  • about the ".button:hover" background color, I didn't find a way to style it only for Rhythmbox. For example, I can do it for gedit:

    GeditWindow .primary-toolbar .button:hover {
    border-image: none;
    background-image: none;
    }

    but I can't with Rhythmbox. The following doesn't work:

    RBSource .primary-toolbar .button:hover,
    RBSource .button:hover {
    border-image: none;
    background-image: none;
    }


  • about the icon luminosity change when the cursor moves over, it seems to me that it's managed directly by GTK+. I don't know how and if we can set it in a theme. For example, comment all imports in the bottom of the file "gtk.css", then launch any GTK3 application, so there will be no theme applied. Despite that, the luminosity change is still there.
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    4 years ago

    hictio

    I love this theme.
    I want to reduce the size of the Metacity titlebar, tried reducing the "title_vertical_pad" on the file, but the value is 0 to begin with...
    How can I reduce that size?

    TIA :D

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    4 years ago

    hictio

    NM.
    I found it...
    Its the one called 'name="title_border"'.
    Amazing theme, with the GNOME Classic looks pretty, pretty good.

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    4 years ago

    jpfleury

    Thanks a lot. :-)

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    4 years ago

    KoopaTroopa

    I was actually googling a few weeks ago trying to find a good clearlooks theme for gnome3.4 (unity). I did find one remake but it wasn't vary accurate to the original design. This however is much better. My only complaint is my desktop wallpaper is blue and the icon text colour is black which is somewhat hard to read.

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