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.
    Last changelog:

    Changelog 7 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.

  • evereve

    4 years ago

    If you read the "readme" file inside the archive, you'll find that is easy to change text color from white to black, ;-)

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    jpfleury

    4 years ago

    As evereve wrote, there's an easy way to set the icon label color. See the section "Desktop managed by Nautilus" on the documentation: http://www.jpfleury.net/en/software/clearlooks-phenix.php

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    DDZ

    4 years ago

    Nice work!

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    jpfleury

    4 years ago

    Merci. :-)

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    kkruecke

    4 years ago

    How would I change the Window border color? Which rgb setting should be changed and in which file?

    Thanks for this theme.

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    DDZ

    4 years ago

    Which window manager do you use?

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    KurtKrueckeberg

    4 years ago

    I'm using whatever the default window manger is. It is a default Ubuntu 12.04 installation running Unity.

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    DDZ

    4 years ago

    In the Clearwaita download file, there are Metacity, xfwm4, openbox... themes but I didn't see anything about Unity.

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    kkruecke

    4 years ago

    Isn't metacity only there for GTK2 compatibility? I tried changing the selected_bg_color in gtk-3.0/gtk.css and gt-3.0/settings.ini, to a different hex value, but for reasons unknown to me this had no effect on the border color.

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    jpfleury

    4 years ago

    Quote:
    Isn't metacity only there for GTK2 compatibility?


    I think that Unity-2D uses Metacity.

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    kkruecke

    4 years ago

    This worked to change the Window border color and background color:

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-color-scheme selected_bg_color:#5598D7;selected_fg_color:#EDE9E3"

    However, some applications, like Firefox and Terminal, still use the colors of the theme.

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    DDZ

    5 years ago

    You are rewriting your theme for GTK 3.4, it should be ready very soon.

    Can you "convert" absolute colors (like #abcdef;) to
    relative colors (like mix (@selected_bg_color, shade (@bg_color, x),
    y);) to create variants easily?
    Thank you in advance! ;-)

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    DDZ

    5 years ago

    To convert absolute color (like #abcdef";) to relative colors
    (like mix (@selected_bg_color, shade (@bg_color, x), y);)
    gnomecc 2 gtk3css converter (
    http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php/gnomecc+2+gtk3css+converter?c
    ontent=148882) might help you. :-)

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    jpfleury

    4 years ago

    Merci. Je me souviens avoir eu au tout début des problèmes avec les couleurs relatives. Les couleurs ne s'affichaient pas tout à fait comme ce qui était déclaré dans le fichier «gtk.css». Il y avait une légère variation. Je suppose que c'est un bogue qui a été corrigé depuis, car je n'ai plus ce problème.

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    DDZ

    4 years ago

    Excellente nouvelle !
    Merci ;-)

    Sounds good to me!
    Thank you! :-)

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    evereve

    5 years ago

    Hello,

    Debian (testing) is getting GNOME 3.4. Are you planning an update? I ask this because there are some "oddities" (especially in the gnome-panel).

    Thanks :)

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    jpfleury

    4 years ago

    Yes, it will be updated. See the report http://jpfleury.indefero.net/p/clearwaita/issues/13/

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    freddy3980

    5 years ago

    Thank you for updating/creating this theme for gnome3. I hope you continue making improvements especially for Unity/Ubuntu.

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    jpfleury

    4 years ago

    Quote:
    Thank you for updating/creating this theme for gnome3.


    Thanks.

    Quote:
    I hope you continue making improvements especially for Unity/Ubuntu.


    I don't use Unity, so don't hesitate to make suggestions, because I don't really know what to improve.

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    shimicuga

    5 years ago

    Surely one of the best gtk3 themes so far.
    I'm starting to feel comfortable with gnome again.
    Great work!

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    jpfleury

    5 years ago

    Thanks a lot. :-)

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    mpnordland

    5 years ago

    Wow, you just duplicated Clearlooks. Wow.

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    jpfleury

    5 years ago

    Thanks a lot. :-)

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    felipec

    5 years ago

    I've browsed through all the GTK+3 themes in this site, this is clearly the better, specially if you want GTK+2 compatibility.

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    jpfleury

    5 years ago

    Hi felipec,

    Thanks a lot for your great comment.

    Regards,

    Jean-Philippe

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    Changelog 7 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.

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