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OneStepBack is a Gtk 2 and 3 theme with some colors and embossed widgets inspired by the good old NextStep look. I'm old.

It is developed from scratch, is light and minimal, uses only three shades of grays and one color. That was the challenge.

It has been tested on Arch Linux with Gnome-Shell, Gtk+ from 3.16 to 3.22, a good amount of Gtk2 and Gtk3 applications. A lot of widget controls are still missing and it is not tested at all with unity or xfce.

Current version is 0.991, released in July 2018.

The screenshots show OneStepBack theme and some color variations. They show also: Ubo Icons Theme with personal additions, Dash to Dock and Dynamic Top Bar Gnome Shell extensions.

To install the theme, unzip the archive and copy the theme in your theme directory. There is no need for any extra engine.

This is a GPL 3 free software. Feel free to change and share the code.

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Known bugs:

  • gtk3: in firefox, thunderbird and QT5 applications: arrow buttons shape and colors, color of active menu items: unfortunatly, nothing I can do.


ChangeLog:

Version 0.992, working version

Version 0.991, July 2018

  • change the grey-brown color variant for a grey-brown-green-blue color variant
  • gtk2: improve generation of the derived colors
  • gtk2: improve colors of progressbar label
  • gtk3: improve color backdrop color in headerbar
  • gtk3: improve button color consistency in headerbar
  • gtk3: fix a bug in toolbar button hover
  • gtk3: fix a color name bug
  • improve differentation of selected text, menuitem and listitem colors


Version 0.99, April 2018

  • gtk3: improve spacing for icons in nautilus sidebar
  • gtk3: fix a color name bug
  • add a grey-brown color variant


Version 0.98, March 2018

  • gtk3: fix a color bug when toogle button in hover
  • fix a bug in the headerbar roundness
  • fix a color bug in the windows shadows
  • improve design of the thumbs on scales and scrollbars
  • improve colors of arrows and scrollbars
  • improve support for easy color changes
  • change colors of the variant color version: the colors are inspired by the earth-brown gtk3 theme


Version 0.97, January 2018

  • gtk3: fix a color bug in the flotting bottom information bar in nautilus
  • add a color variant
  • gtk3: fix a color bug in popover (modelbutton:active)
  • gtk3: drop support for gtk 3.16 and 3.18


Version 0.96, July 2017

  • fix a color bug for mouse color selection in caja (mrnhmath)


Version 0.95, July 2017

  • fix a color bug for background in icon view in caja (mrnhmath)
  • fix a color name bug


Version 0.94, July 2017

  • fix a color bug for selected and unfocused wxgtk items


Version 0.93, May 2017

  • gtk3: fix a color bug in nautilus for selected and unfocused icons
  • gtk3: fix a color bug for selections in firefox gtk3
  • change for a blue-gray color for progress bars and switch


Version 0.92: November 2016

  • gtk3: fix a color bug in headerbar pathbar
  • gtk3: add a left margin to arrow in menus
  • gtk2: fix wrong background color in rox when switching theme
  • gtk3: improve css syntax for font definitions


Version 0.91, September 2016

  • gtk3: disable the GtkWidget-window-dragging function that breaks things in gnumeric (thanks Ingo S.)


Version 0.9, August 2016

  • add support for easy color changes
  • gtk3: add a minimal lenght to the scrollbar sliders
  • gtk3: improve arrows design in scrollbar when disabled


Version 0.8, April 2016

  • gtk3: fix a bug in desktop borders when nautilus manages the desktop
  • gtk3: more consistant design of the scrollbar arrow buttons
  • gtk3: add support for scale indicators
  • gtk3: fix bug for scale sliders overpassing trough
  • gtk3: fix a bug with labels of scale bars
  • gtk3: add support for arrows in popover menus
  • gtk3: change behaviour of the checked button in hea.derbar
  • gtk3: add basic support for calendar and iconview widgets
  • gtk3: fix a color bug for radiobutton label when disabled in list
  • gtk3: add support for expander arrows when active


Version 0.7, April 2016

  • gtk3: port to gtk 3.20: gtk3 part rebuild from scratch !
  • orange progress bar color
  • gray active widgets
  • no more highlight on hover


Version 0.6, November 2015

  • gtk3: improve borders of menus (thanks behrz)


Version 0.5, October 2015

  • gtk3: improve borders/shadows to better match the gtk2 part (thanks behrz)
  • gtk3: improve switch borders
  • fix some colors and rocking in toolbar buttons
  • change borders of scrollbar sliders to match the new button shadows
  • gtk2: better centering of the scrollbar thumb
  • gtk3: fix a padding problem in gedit open document popover (thanks to bd209ocp)


Version 0.4, October 2015

  • gtk3: fix some color and padding tweeks for nautilus 3.18
  • add arrow buttons to scrollbars
  • gtk3: test with gtk 3.18: ok


Version 0.3, October 2015

  • gtk2: fix shadow glitchs in the scrollbar design
  • add a shell script to easily change the colors of the theme
  • gtk3: improve calculation of shadows on buttons


Version 0.2, September 2015

  • gtk3: fix borders glitchs in menus
  • gtk3: improve borders of the embossed widgets
  • gtk3: define help colors for borders
  • gtk3: fix :hover colors on switchs
  • gtk3: add support for gnome-logs selections
  • fix color of insensitive combobox and check and radio buttons labels
  • gtk2: fix color of gimp loading bar


Version 0.1, August 2015

  • initial version


Version numbering:

$\forall n \in \mathbb{N}^*, v_n=1-0.1^{\int(n/9)}+\rest(n/9)*10^{-\int(n/9)-1}$.

sfeist

1 month ago

old school

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bascha

1 month ago

epic

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unxusr

2 months ago

This theme is almost perfect! I think that a good improvement would be to match more precisely some aspects of the GNUStep aesthetic. In special, the Scrollbar and the buttons bellow are small when comparing with the GNUstep counterparts.

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jpsb

2 months ago

Thanks ! Your desired improvements are another goal that this really simple and minimalist theme.

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unix-junkie

3 months ago

+

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unxusr

3 months ago

+

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dergnome

3 months ago

very nice!

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Frettchen

4 months ago

+

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fautrez

4 months ago

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thwald

4 months ago

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Jehzz

4 months ago

+

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ReiLucio

5 months ago

Perfect.

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Moimeme

5 months ago

Good job :)

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romildo

6 months ago

I am having difficulty in packaging this theme for NixOS. It seems that the url for downloading the theme keeps changing. It would be very helpful if there were other means for getting it, like github. Do you think it is possible to make the theme available there?

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jpsb

5 months ago

From now on, I will place all versions here:

http://www.vide.memoire.free.fr/perso/OneStepBack/OneStepBack-v0.98.zip

Only the version number will obviously change. Does it seem suitable ?

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josvanr

6 months ago

Hello ! I've been studying the css of your themes and am a bit mystified about how the scrollbar buttons know that they both have to sit on one side of the scrollbar.(and not one on each side). Cant find how this is coded. Can you give me a hint? thnx

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jpsb

6 months ago

In gtk-3.0/gtk.css, search for:

-GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper: false;
-GtkScrollbar-has-forward-stepper: true;
-GtkScrollbar-has-secondary-forward-stepper: false;
-GtkScrollbar-has-secondary-backward-stepper: true;

And in gtk2.0/gtkrc:

GtkScrollbar::has_backward_stepper = 0
GtkScrollbar::has_forward_stepper = 1
GtkScrollbar::has_secondary_forward_stepper = 0
GtkScrollbar::has_secondary_backward_stepper = 1

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josvanr

6 months ago

aha... ok thnx for the tip! I thought I tried that out (commenting it out) but maybe I was editing the wrong file again ;)

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josvanr

6 months ago

Great ! It works well and colors can be modified easily. Unfortunately gtk3 doesnt seem to work on xubuntu 16.04. Which is strange because it does work on 17.10, which seems to have the exact same libraries. At least for pavucontrol if I do

ldd /usr/bin/pavucontrol |grep gtk

I get the exact same libraries, both on 16.04 and 17.10. But on 16.04 it doesnt work, and on 17.10 it does... so yes... Maybe just better wait until the older gtk3 versions just die out..

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jpsb

6 months ago

xubuntu 16.04 is the LTS version, isn't it? What was the gtk3 version imbeded ? (I'm unable to find this very simple information on their web site...)

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josvanr

6 months ago

thnx yes LTS... Please see:

ldd /usr/bin/pavucontrol |grep gtk
libgtkmm-3.0.so.1 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtkmm-3.0.so.1 (0x00007fb42998f000)
libcanberra-gtk3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcanberra-gtk3.so.0 (0x00007fb428e79000)
libgtk-3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3.so.0 (0x00007fb428339000)

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jpsb

6 months ago

Unfortunatly, does not help. 3 is the generic name for all the gtk3 lib subversions. Please use your package manager to know precisely what version you're using. Can't really help here: I never used xubuntu.

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josvanr

6 months ago

aha! thnx I didn't know that ! Ok so I looked up libgtk3 in synaptic. On 16.04 it seems to be 3.18.9-1 and on 17.10 its 3.22.25-0 Hmm but wait then I dont get the numbering. In the .themes directory there are subdirs like 'gtk-3.0' Shouldnt that then be 'gtk-3.22' or something?...

Jos

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jpsb

6 months ago

It's not, and I agree, it's counter intuitive: Gnome's way... Please try this old version, but note it's not as complete as the recent ones:

http://www.vide.memoire.free.fr/perso/special/OneStepBack-3.16-18.zip

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josvanr

6 months ago

YES ! It works :) In the theme's directory I now made 2 directories: one called gtk-3.16 containing the files of the older theme and a dir gtk-3.20 containing the newer files. With this setup, it works on both xubuntu 16.04 and 17.10. Maybe you can include the older one in your distr. too..

anyway, thnx for helping me out !

Jos

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old school

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epic

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nice

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product-maker dergnome Jul 01 2018

very nice!

product-maker Frettchen Jun 19 2018

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product-maker ReiLucio May 17 2018

Perfect.

product-maker Moimeme May 14 2018

Good job :)

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great

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I'm been searching for this look for a long, long time. Thank you very, very much!

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brings back some good memories...

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This is the prefect antidote for having had too much flat/osx/transparent theming

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Cool :-)))

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