DarkMint
GTK3 Themes
Score 67%
Description:

New (Jan 20, 2015):
GTK 3.14 upgrades

compatible with libgtk-3-0 version = 3.14

Known Issues:
OpenOffice / LibreOffice - Calc doesn't show cell background color

Solution:
Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Accessibility > Automatically detect high-contrast [off]

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DarkMint contains:
Metacity theme,
GTK2 theme
GTK3 theme
Cinnamon Theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DarkMint+-+Cinnamon?content=150166

Tested on Gnome3, Mate, xfce.

NOTE: If Metacity (borders around the window) will not load in Cinnamon try the instructions from this link
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=86813


Install, unzip:
1. Copy darkmint-master dir to /usr/share/themes

2. Appearence ->Select any theme, Customize...->Controls Tab, select DarkMint (gnome2/mate)

Use Tweak Tool with GTK3.

3. Window Border Tab, select DarkMint
(gnome2/mate)

4. Add Panel background from
/usr/share/themes/darkmint-master/gtk-2.0/Panel/
- panel-bg.png for bottom panel
- panel-bg-top.png for top panel

5. overwrite the kdeglobals file to /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/config

If KDE apps not loading Theme (buttons, tabs...) check out this link http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=99910
Last changelog:

2 years ago

May 23, 2012 - kdeglobals added
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Because KDE native applications will load default color theme (white), Krusader, Amarok ... will look bad.

1.1 Jun 26, 2012.
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GTK3:
- sliders fixed.
- checkbox, radiobox fixed
- progressbar improved

1.2 Oct 06, 2012
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GTK3:
- checkbox and radiobutton when focused disappear fixed
- menubar tweak (padding fix)
- checkbox and radiobutton wrong scaling fixed
- handles added like in GTK2
- button appears in button fixed
- arrows changed (adwaita engine required)
GTK2:
- cursor_color added

1.3 Nov 9 2012
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added horizontal and vertical line
rewrite for gtk 3.6

1.4 Sep 19 2013
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gtk 3.8 compatible

sata

7 months ago

Is this theme going to be updated sometime? It's the perfect theme of me as of ubuntu 16.4 but it doesn't work on newer distros with newer gtk3 version.

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originalseed

5 months ago

It will, Im working on DarkCold theme.

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Dave2592

2 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for your work on this theme.

Unfortunately, I don't manage to install it on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.

There is no directory called DarkCold4 in the v1.5 archive I downloaded here. That directory is referred to in the following instruction:

"1. Copy DarkCold4 dir to /usr/share/themes"

Please could you explain what's missing or what I'm doing wrong?

TIA if so. :-)

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originalseed

2 years ago

I am sorry, I did not update the instructions.

Just unpack the zip to your /usr/share/themes
when you unpack it there you should have darkcold-master dir.

To set up the theme you will need "Tweak Tool".

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originalseed

2 years ago

Sorry, its /usr/share/themes/darkmint-master

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bswarm

3 years ago

On Ubuntu 14.04 in Nautilus the icon text all of a sudden gets very large, switching to list view then back to icon view corrects it for a while, then it does it again. Everything else is fine. Any ideas?

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originalseed

3 years ago

I will check it out.

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bswarm

3 years ago

I'm using gnome fallback (flashback) w/compiz. A few other themes do this also, but some don't.

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paudelanup

4 years ago

This theme rocks. And when added transparency it looks like black glass. The theme is ruling my desktop for months.
But gnome panel is not consistent, few part glassy like indicator appmenu, systray and other part not. Is there a way to make the whole panel look alike? There must be!!
Here is the screenshot if you have time to look at
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Green-GLX?content=160954
Thanks in advance

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sufit

1 year ago

more themes like this! its just perfect. try mix with my sufit-chronic gnome-shell theme :)

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paudelanup

1 year ago

Thanks. It has been long that I haven't visited Linux. I will check when I visit. ;)

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paudelanup

1 year ago

After 3 years !!

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LinuxPhreak

4 years ago

My PNG Image I use as a wallpaper disappears when using the theme in Gnome Shell. My desktop background turns grey. It appears that my wallpaper is still there but being covered by the grey.

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originalseed

4 years ago

I will look into it...
Thanks for the feedback

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originalseed

4 years ago

fixed, download 1.4

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LinuxPhreak

4 years ago

Thanks the fix works great

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luisromero

5 years ago

It seems the problem is because the cursor is white and the comment box is also white. Any idea how can I change the default color of the cursor?

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originalseed

5 years ago

goto Theme Dir.
and in DarkMint/gtk-2.0/gkrc

find GtkEntry::cursor_color

and replace (or add color to your choice):

GtkEntry::cursor_color = "green"
GtkTextView::cursor_color = "green"
GtkTextView::secondary_cursor_color = "green"
GtkWidget::cursor_color = "green"
GtkWidget::secondary_cursor_color = "green"

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luisromero

5 years ago

Thank you so much, I already did it.
I had never known where it was the file to modify. By the way, it is possible to modify the cursor/caret thicknes? I saw in that file something about thicknes (xthicknes = 2, ythicknes = 2) but I don't know if that's about cursor thicknes. Anyway, I'll try to modify it, and see what happen...

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luisromero

5 years ago

There's the same problem in the sarch box of YouTube, and I forgot to mention I'm using Firefox web browser...

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luisromero

5 years ago

Well, I noticed that the flashing bar, the cursor, (I don't know how you call it), it doesn't appear in comment boxes of Facebook, I say it is the theme because when I change it for other one, the cursor appears again. It seems only affects on Facebook, I checked out others sites and everything is fine. Any idea why this happens?

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originalseed

5 years ago

Hi,

it's called the caret.

I dont really know and at the moment I cannot try it, but try adding this to the rc file in DarkMint/gtk-2.0 theme

style "green-cursor" {
GtkTextView::cursor-color = "green"
}
class "GtkWidget" style "green-cursor"

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l300lvl

5 years ago

So I wonder how hard it would be to port these over to Gnome Shell, for the rest of us. It sure would give a whole new idea of what can really be accomplished, and perhaps discredit some of those End Of The Gnome conspiracy theorists. Great work.

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l300lvl

5 years ago

Of course this belonged on the dark mint page lol.

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MWetzel65

5 years ago

DUDE! Though it wasn't (I admit) my fave gtk 2 theme, I always liked your DarkCold. Then when everything went gtk 3 and Cinnnamon, you were the only one who updated, so I used it. THIS theme however, is WAAAAY better! By FAR the best I've seen yet (by my taste anyway)! I even had to "crack open" your DarkCold MDM to edit it for DarkMint (easy stuff good thing too since I couldn't BEGIN to know how to do anything more). OUTSTANDING work!

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2 years ago

May 23, 2012 - kdeglobals added
-------------------------------------
Because KDE native applications will load default color theme (white), Krusader, Amarok ... will look bad.

1.1 Jun 26, 2012.
-------------------------------------
GTK3:
- sliders fixed.
- checkbox, radiobox fixed
- progressbar improved

1.2 Oct 06, 2012
-------------------------------------
GTK3:
- checkbox and radiobutton when focused disappear fixed
- menubar tweak (padding fix)
- checkbox and radiobutton wrong scaling fixed
- handles added like in GTK2
- button appears in button fixed
- arrows changed (adwaita engine required)
GTK2:
- cursor_color added

1.3 Nov 9 2012
----------------------------------
added horizontal and vertical line
rewrite for gtk 3.6

1.4 Sep 19 2013
----------------------------------
gtk 3.8 compatible

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