Clearlooks-Phenix
GTK3 Themes
Score 70%
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 2 years 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.

  • green369

    5 years ago

    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 ?

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 years ago

    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.

    Report

    hictio

    5 years ago

    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

    Report

    hictio

    5 years ago

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

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 years ago

    Thanks a lot. :-)

    Report

    KoopaTroopa

    5 years ago

    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.

    Report

    evereve

    5 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, ;-)

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 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

    Report

    DDZ

    5 years ago

    Nice work!

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 years ago

    Merci. :-)

    Report

    kkruecke

    5 years ago

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

    Thanks for this theme.

    Report

    DDZ

    5 years ago

    Which window manager do you use?

    Report

    KurtKrueckeberg

    5 years ago

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

    Report

    DDZ

    5 years ago

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

    Report

    kkruecke

    5 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.

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 years ago

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

    I think that Unity-2D uses Metacity.

    Report

    kkruecke

    5 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.

    Report

    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! ;-)

    Report

    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. :-)

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 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.

    Report

    DDZ

    5 years ago

    Excellente nouvelle !
    Merci ;-)

    Sounds good to me!
    Thank you! :-)

    Report

    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 :)

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 years ago

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

    Report

    freddy3980

    5 years ago

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

    Report

    jpfleury

    5 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.

    Report

    Changelog 2 years 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.

  • product-maker freelancer96 Aug 02 2017

    product-maker keppummevo Jan 18 2017

    product-maker obuxaxy Jan 08 2017

    product-maker Tiboriyo Dec 30 2016

    product-maker virginixz Nov 11 2016

    product-maker AV1Aca Oct 08 2016

    product-maker franken133 Oct 07 2016

    product-maker jpflaury Oct 07 2016

    product-maker gfdsa3 Jan 31 2016

    product-maker nobrain Jan 23 2016

    product-maker hello98 Dec 29 2015

    product-maker q12we3 Dec 05 2015

    product-maker behrz Oct 01 2015

    product-maker Hubbs Sep 20 2015

    product-maker RenHoek Sep 14 2015

    product-maker Timmayyy Sep 14 2015

    product-maker Alwinnner Sep 14 2015

    product-maker Vote4Pedro1 Sep 14 2015

    product-maker HelloYoxx Sep 14 2015

    product-maker tepca Aug 26 2015

    product-maker nunziantimo May 17 2015

    product-maker brycelynch May 02 2015

    product-maker rewqtz Apr 15 2015

    product-maker fracaburda Apr 10 2015

    product-maker ujnhz Apr 08 2015

    product-maker bascha Apr 08 2015

    product-maker tremep Apr 07 2015

    product-maker qwertzui Apr 07 2015

    product-maker xfcegure Feb 05 2015

    product-maker yellowfan Nov 28 2014

    product-maker gustawho Oct 29 2014

    product-maker latournels Sep 27 2014

    product-maker cwchien Sep 24 2014

    product-maker kolitur54 May 15 2014

    product-maker ukrop Dec 15 2013

    product-maker tocb Oct 05 2013

    product-maker thwald Jun 30 2013

    product-maker scorici Apr 18 2013

    product-maker nestort Feb 28 2013

    product-maker bengtfrost Feb 02 2013

    product-maker zolix Jan 09 2013

    product-maker hockpa2e Jan 04 2013

    product-maker eleventhpower Nov 17 2012

    product-maker kedmanee Oct 30 2012

    product-maker willy00mdq Oct 24 2012

    product-maker amwinkels Oct 24 2012

    product-maker XAHydra Sep 21 2012

    product-maker infodroid Jul 07 2012

    product-maker babinka Jul 01 2012

    product-maker deveee Jul 01 2012

    product-maker lw8000 Jun 28 2012

    product-maker green369 Jun 28 2012

    product-maker hictio Jun 27 2012

    product-maker KoopaTroopa Jun 27 2012

    product-maker DDZ Jun 26 2012

    product-maker zhuqin May 23 2012

    product-maker shimicuga Mar 23 2012

    product-maker elmodos Mar 22 2012

    product-maker KingSphinx Mar 17 2012

    product-maker snilek Feb 14 2012

    product-maker metar Feb 03 2012

    product-maker evereve Feb 02 2012

    product-maker gracca Feb 02 2012

    product-maker likimoki Jan 18 2012

    product-maker TwoPointOh Dec 24 2011

    product-maker Razorfever Dec 04 2011

    product-maker chreko Nov 13 2011

    product-maker untouchable89 Sep 17 2011

    product-maker MiShUbuntu Sep 16 2011

    product-maker zniavre Sep 14 2011

    product-maker 6 6

    File (click to download) Version Description Filetype Packagetype License Downloads Date Filesize OCS-Install DL
    Details
    version
    updated Aug 02 2017
    added Sep 12 2011
    downloads today
    3
    page views today 11