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]

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 ?

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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.

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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

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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.

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jpfleury

5 years ago

Thanks a lot. :-)

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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.

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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, ;-)

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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

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DDZ

5 years ago

Nice work!

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jpfleury

5 years ago

Merci. :-)

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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.

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DDZ

5 years ago

Which window manager do you use?

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KurtKrueckeberg

5 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

5 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

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.

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jpfleury

5 years ago

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

I think that Unity-2D uses Metacity.

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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.

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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

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.

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DDZ

5 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

5 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

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.

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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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