Mona - Dark and blue GTK theme

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This is my dark theme with blue colors.
It is based on Numix,Libra and Unite
I have tried to make it as clean as possible and uniform between GTK2 and GTK3.

Don\'t forget to vote if you like it !

ATTENTION!

It's created for XFCE. No guarantees for other desktop environments (for now)

It needs Murrine and Pixbuf GTK Engines

Includes:
- GTK Theme
- XFCE Window Manager theme (xfwm4)
- XFCE notify theme
Last changelog:

2 years ago

3.0
New and matching GTK 2/3:
- Buttons
- Check and Radio buttons
- Tabs
- Scale slider

Lots of refinements and fixes

2.0
- GTK2 and xfwm4 themes are 99% based on Unite
- New panel and panel buttons look
- Flatter overall look

1.1
- Added Firefox Fix for dark GTK themes
- Added images for panel background

christophergray

1 year ago

When I navigate categories in Whisker menu with TAB key, I cannot see which category is focused until after I select it with Enter.

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kogster

2 years ago

There were a few gtk warnings for missing units and one or two other things in gtk-widget.css

I "fixed" (changed so it no longer warns) in the file below. Just run a diff and see what changes are appropriate.

http://www.filedropper.com/gtk-widgets

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alefpereira

2 years ago

Hello vasya86, first of all you did a really great job with this theme, I really like it. Actually I use it as my default gtk2 theme on gnome-shell, but with some apps I can't see the text of options in checkbox and radiobuttons. The problem is that the color of unselected radio/check box text is a blue that is not easily distinguishable to the background which is dark. I have been trying to change the text font to white or to some better color , I tried edit every color entry of your gtk2rc code but I couldn't find. I would appreciate if you show me how to change the color for unselected radio/check box text. Thank you!

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neo-cool

2 years ago

Love your work! Any possibility you might consider a version with a slightly softer contrast in system fonts e.g. the over-all white in Thunar and throughout Xfce would be a bit softer if they were light-grey ish instead of white. I'm definitely going to be using your theme on several boxes in any case :)

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FinallyAnUnusedLogin

2 years ago

Many thanks for this beautiful theme - finally a dark theme that works across all applications in both GTK2 and GTK3 and that looks nice; clean, simple and tidy. Well done! I have been using XFCE-Dusk for years, mainly because of the lack of any sensible alternatives, but since it doesn't work in GTK3 many applications have the default appearance. I have tried tons of different dark themes but they've all had some fatal flaws - most commonly not being actually "dark", but some sort of horrible mid grey compromise. This is by far the best attempt I've seen! Theming is not a hobby of mine, and I don't want to make it one - it's quite absurd to think that over the years I have literally spent days of my time trying to get a dark desktop, without ever succeeding. Why so complicated? This situation badly needs to improve. Meanwhile, it looks like Mona is the way forward! I found a few niggly little bugs though:

The top-left application icon is broken in all windows (GTK2 and GTK3); there is no icon displayed, and when I hover over it four small rapidly flashing blue squares appear. Maybe I'm missing some GTK engine?
Text input boxes have the same background colour as the main application background; I would much prefer this to be a darker shade. The same goes for the address bar in Firefox.
The distinction between selected and non-selected tabs is a little too subtle - would it be possible for example to make the tab titles in non-selected tabs just a shade darker than that of the selected tab?
In some applications (GTK3?), the scrollbar background is the same light-blue colour as the slider has when you drag it (e.g. "Settings Manager").
The "roll-up" button in window title bars has a background colour, while the minimise/maximise buttons do not.
When I hover over icons in (for example) "Settings Manager", the icons go dark in a sort of "disabled" fashion.
And I don't know if this is something that's controlled by themes or not, but window borders are so thin it is very difficult to grab hold of a window edge to resize the window; It's like there's just one single pixel where the pointer changes to the resize action. This is nothing new though - it has annoyed me for years!

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FinallyAnUnusedLogin

2 years ago

I should add perhaps, that I'm sort of using Xubuntu 14.04, but built from a minimal install (i.e. apt-get install xfce4 from a plain Ubuntu command line environment) - I'm very much in the camp that prefers the very minimum in terms of eye-candy and whizz-bangery.

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FinallyAnUnusedLogin

2 years ago

I have uploaded a screenshot of what KeepassX looks like with Mona 1.0 - it shows both the text field background-colour problem, and the issue with the top-left application icon (though in reality those four squares flicker rapidly). It also shows that checkboxes in some applications look a little... 20th century?

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vasya86

2 years ago

Thanks for the feedback. I will try to fix the bugs in the next update.

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FinallyAnUnusedLogin

2 years ago

Dōmo arigatō!

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mattqmello

2 years ago

It made my desktop much better! Dark themes, for me, makes desktop more sophisticated. Congrats for the nice theme. It's the one Dark that is nice.
However, I think you should improve the theme for window decoration. The Mona for GTK+ is nice, but for the window decoration it's not so cool. I'm using the Adwaita-X-Dark for that... together, I think, Mona and Adwaita-X-Dark is better!
Thx.

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smekk

3 years ago

great looking theme. It's a shame that it types in white colour in some forms in firefox, even though the background color of the forms is white.

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vasya86

3 years ago

I am aware of this problem and I will try to fix it as soon as possible.

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fokinsean

3 years ago

add this to you gtk-2.0 gtkrc file and text fields will be fixed (radio buttons still aren't though):


#### Firefox text fix goes inside the theme name/gtk-2.0/gtkrc (or an app
#### fix in the gtk-2.0/styles) This should work with all problematic
#### dark themes in Firefox
style "ff" {
text[NORMAL] = "#000000"
base[NORMAL] = "#FFFFFF"
}
class "GtkInvisible" style "ff"
widget "GtkInvisible" style "ff"
###### End of Firefox fix

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vasya86

3 years ago

Added Firefox fix

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2 years ago

3.0
New and matching GTK 2/3:
- Buttons
- Check and Radio buttons
- Tabs
- Scale slider

Lots of refinements and fixes

2.0
- GTK2 and xfwm4 themes are 99% based on Unite
- New panel and panel buttons look
- Flatter overall look

1.1
- Added Firefox Fix for dark GTK themes
- Added images for panel background

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