GnomishGray

GTK3 Themes

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Unfortunately, after years of Gnome3, even minor updates of GTK+ or Gnome-Shell break themes and waste hours of work.


GnomishGray is a silver gray theme for GTK3. It also contains a matching GTK2 theme, that depends on the latest Murrine and Pixmap engines.

*** Current Dependencies ***

GTK3 = 3.12.X (may not work with versions < 3.8)
gtk2-engines-murrine >= 0.98.1.1 (for GTK2)
gtk2-engines-pixbuf >= 2.24.10 (for GTK2)
Metacity >= 2.34 (for GTK2)

*** Important Notes ***

(1) Ubuntu users should disable "overlay-scrollbar" before using this theme, otherwise they might see blackened widget areas (a bug in overlay-scrollbar with a won't-fix tag). See https://help.ubuntu.com/12.10/ubuntu-help/unity-scrollbars-intro.html

(2) Debian users may have to patch Cairo with 'server_side_gradients.patch' (bug #616308), which is included in other distros by default.

(3) You won't need the source package unless you want to modify the theme or make a deb or rpm package from it.

(4) Because GTK3 still has its limitations in handling of transparent bg colors, during drag-n-drop, dragged widgets with transparent bg colors are temporarily darkened until dropped. Apart from this minor issue and since changes in Gnome are whimsical, if you've found any problem with the latest version of the theme (at dA), please report it here. Thanks in advance!
Last changelog:

4 years ago

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Jul 15 2013
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Update for Gnome-3.8.

Jan 18 2014
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Minor fixes.

Feb 27 2014
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Updated for GTK+-3.10 (should work with 3.8 too).
Dropped the Shell theme (its maintenance wasn't possible with so many breakages).

Mar 4 2014
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Added a matching Unity theme for Ubuntu Trusty.

Apr 18 2014
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Removed the Adwaita dependency.
Updated for GTK+-3.12 (still works with 3.10).

May 5 2014
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Added support for Gnome's client side decorations (second screenshot).
Corrected the Gtk3 Metacity title.

sameera

2 years ago

I am using this theme since 2013. I love it very much. Now I am using it with Ubuntu 16.04 and works perfect but have a one issue. When I switch to listview to in nautilus and nemo listview column height looks weird. Please see the following link. So please add support to Ubuntu 16.04 (GTK - 3.8) thanks.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/MZ69R.png

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tsujan

2 years ago

I'm really sorry to say this but, due to (useless) backward incompatible changes that Gnome devs always make to gtk3, updating gtk3 themes is a waste of time, IMO. So, I won't update my gtk3 themes anymore (actually, I don't use gtk3 anymore).

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armageddon51

3 years ago

I still haven't found anything more beautiful then that theme. It's gorgeous and should be the default installed theme for Gnome/Cinnamon. I am wondering if you can make a blueish version. The blue icons are à la mode those days.

Thanks !

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tsujan

3 years ago

Thank you very much for your kind words!

I'll be very surprised if GnomishGray still works with recent gtk3 versions because the Gnome devs have a habit of breaking themes with every gtk version... However, it's more than 3 years that I've left gtk for Qt and I may not update this theme anymore.

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armageddon51

3 years ago

I use Mint and Peppermint which still use the old gtk kit so the theme seems to still work. I noticed that newer gtk theme don't work correctly in those Os. I hope you come back to gnome because Linux Mint is the new king.
I also use kde and see if I can find your qt themes.
Tx

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tsujan

3 years ago

> I also use kde and see if I can find your qt themes.

KDE, LXQT or anywhere else, you could use Kvantum. It has 12 different themes of its own when installed.

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armageddon51

3 years ago

Ok I don't know what that is but I'll give it a shot. I am worry about breaking my distro so I'll try it in vb.
Thanks

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armageddon51

3 years ago

Sadly Kvantum .92 won't install in Mint Kde 17.2. Dependencies not satisfied.

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tsujan

3 years ago

That's because the deb packages are made for the latest Ubuntu and Debian. One of its extra themes (KvGray) is not unlike GnomishGray. This is another one: http://i.imgur.com/j4YqZ9b.png

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jorgebadad

3 years ago

Nice work Tsujan, I have always admired and liked this theme, for me, and many, is the best, because of the gray background, better than the white background. I installed in linux mint 17.1 with cinnamon, works almost perfectly, just the name of the desktop icons were with the black color (with dark wallpaper is hard to read), normally the color should be white with black shadow, how it worked before in GTK + 2. How, and where, I can fix that, please/
Grateful!

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tsujan

3 years ago

Thank you!
Quite surprising to know it still works when GTK3 breaks themes and I haven't updated it for the latest GTK3 (I might update it with the next version though).

I don't know if the theme could have any effect on Cinnamon's desktop text color. Doesn't Cinnamon have a separate setting for it?

Having been far from Gnome and Cinnamon for a long time (as a KDE user), I could only update my GTK3 themes for GTK3 itself. So I don't have enough info to answer your question. Sorry!

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jorgebadad

3 years ago

Ok. Updating helps us!

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jorgebadad

3 years ago

I tried gnomishdark, no problem with it, only with gnomishgray.

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tsujan

3 years ago

GnomishGray is a light theme, so its text color SHOULD BE DARK. Since Cinnamon handles desktop, it should not only have a setting for adjusting the desktop text color but also for giving it an appropriate shadow.

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jorgebadad

3 years ago

OK tsujan.

I will try to set it with cinnamon settings.

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blue-dxca93

4 years ago

hi,
your theme is well known on gnome-look org.
i think its because it has its own style.

dark themes are so anoing, but a lot of linux users like only dark or i schould Say black gradient themes. that is terrible.
thx for creative a good light theme.

for synaptic bugfix you could Check comments for my newest theme ( One of the not so perfect ones at the moment.) .

regards bluedxca93

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tsujan

4 years ago

Thank you!

BTW, I like dark themes myself but I don't have any bias against light ones. To me, a light object against a dark background is easier to recognize than a dark one against a light background. I think the former is better for the eyes too. On the other hand, light themes go better with colorful icon sets.

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Anywhere

4 years ago

Start it in Ubuntu 14.04 with this theme and take a look at the Quick Filter. (I've heard at least one other theme developer lament that the "real" bug is in Synaptic itself.)

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tsujan

4 years ago

If you mean that Synaptic's quick filter doesn't fit its toolbar, that's a design flaw in Synaptic. IMO, it can't be called a bug because the quick filter works OK. It shows with some themes whose toolbars aren't flat.

I had found a workaround once but I didn't add it to my themes because it might have side effects.

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Brahimsalem

4 years ago

Solved!!

To disable disable overlay scrollbars:

1- a- on Ubuntu 12.04, run in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars false

b- To get the default behavior back, run:

gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.interface ubuntu-overlay-scrollbars

2- a- If you are using 12.10 or later, run:

gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

b- And to return to the default, run:

gsettings reset com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode

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Brahimsalem

4 years ago

1- many thanks! I think this theme is the best theme in the world and in the history of Linux. I have added a matching Cinnamon theme to it here check it and rate it please : http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/SilverMint+Pack+%28Cinnamon%2BGTK%29?content=164359

2- on ubuntu 12.04 I get this: http://www.imagebam.com/image/496d80317705667 how can I fix this?


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tsujan

4 years ago

Thanks!

Do please read the Important Notes No.1 on this page! In short, REMOVE or DISABLE Ubuntu's overlay-scrollbar. That darkening is about a bug in overlay-scrollbar.

Your Cinnamon theme matches the theme well. A beautiful combination!

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jorgebadad

4 years ago

I agree with you Brahim, Gnomishgray is the best gnome theme!!
Thanks Tsujan!!

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tsujan

4 years ago

Thanks for your encouraging words!

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Brahimsalem

4 years ago

Can you please add support to Ubuntu 12.04!! natilus looks black and on it!

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4 years ago

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Jul 15 2013
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Update for Gnome-3.8.

Jan 18 2014
-----------
Minor fixes.

Feb 27 2014
-----------
Updated for GTK+-3.10 (should work with 3.8 too).
Dropped the Shell theme (its maintenance wasn't possible with so many breakages).

Mar 4 2014
-----------
Added a matching Unity theme for Ubuntu Trusty.

Apr 18 2014
-----------
Removed the Adwaita dependency.
Updated for GTK+-3.12 (still works with 3.10).

May 5 2014
-----------
Added support for Gnome's client side decorations (second screenshot).
Corrected the Gtk3 Metacity title.

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