GnomishDark

GTK3/4 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.


GnomishDark is a clean dark 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)

*** Notes ***

1) Ubuntu users could disable "overlay-scrollbar" if they want to have the original scrollbars of the theme. See https://help.ubuntu.com/12.10/ubuntu-help/unity-scrollbars-intro.html

2) Don't forget to take a look at the file "README" in the theme folder. It contains useful tips for LibreOffice, Firefox, Epiphany, etc.

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

4) Light monochromic icons go well with this theme. I've made the gray version of nouveGnome for it: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/nouveGnome?content=125474
Last changelog:

6 years ago

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Jul 11 2013
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Updated for Gnome-3.8 and GTK+-3.8.
Removed the Cinnamon theme (sadly I couldn't maintain it with so much of backward incompatibility in Gnome).

Feb 26 2014
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Updated for GTK+-3.10 (should work with 3.8 too).
Removed the Shell theme (every update broke it).

Feb 26 2014
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Made header bars flat for them to look different from toolbars.

Feb 27 2014
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Workaround for a new bug in GTK (or Cairo).

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

Apr 14 2014
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Goodbye Adwaita!
Updated for GTK+-3.12 (still works with 3.10 but a thin line might appear below Nautilus' active tabs).

May 9 2014
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Added support for Gnome's client side decorations (second screenshot).

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tsujan

8 years ago

Thank you :) Perhaps seeing that I should hack gnome-shell with every new release to make it usable, on the one hand, and how I'm comfortable with KDE now, on the other hand, made me a little angry. Your words (and also Fred's words above) made me rethink my decision. I may keep the themes here and even update them sometimes but I won't follow the Gnome dev's caprice anymore.

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cbowman57

8 years ago

Thank you.

There have been some good people that have gotten fed up with the way Gnome (dev) works, and given up on it. I've wasted hours in irc & scouring the web looking for answers to questions that go unanswered.

Yet Gnome shell is still my environment of choice so I try to ignore the politics & perceived ineptitude.

I'm very happy you reconsidered your decision. The first theme I ever 'made' was derived from your themes. So even if not kept current, they still have value. =)

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fredbird67

8 years ago

Sorry to see you delete these fine themes, but I understand your frustration with GNOME. I'm an ex-GNOME user myself that left in mid-2010 when I saw previews of GNOME 3 and did not like what I saw coming down the pike, and switched to Xfce -- haven't regretted it at all, at least not so far. Besides, I read a story here while back on LXer.com about this very issue you're becoming frustrated with in GNOME 3, and I feel your pain.

Unlike GNOME 3, Xfce is still GTK2-based and is expected to continue to be so for at least another year or so, but can run GTK3 apps, although, of course, for those to display properly, you need GTK3-compatible themes for them. Since Xfce has stuck with the GTK2 base for now, all this breakage in GNOME every time you turn around isn't a problem with Xfce, at least not for now, anyways.

Therefore, I can recommend Xfce if you decide to jump ship from GNOME. About the only major difference as far as folder/archive contents go is that Xfce's titlebar is known as Xfwm, and the folder that Xfwm themes are stored in is xfwm4. Other than that, it's like putting together a theme for GNOME.

Or, if you wanna say heck with it, I've downloaded your themes onto my flash drive and, whenever I get a chance, I'll play around with 'em and see what I can do. But like you, I agree, I think the constant breakage of GTK3 themes every time GNOME is updated is uncalled for.

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tsujan

8 years ago

Thank you very much for your appreciation and sympathy.

What I said about broken themes is also true for Shell extensions and even GTK+ apps. I never uploaded the three GTK+-3.0 programs I wrote because many API parts became deprecated just after a few months repeatedly.

I can't see a real progress in Gnome3 with such backward-incompatible changes, let alone with functionality losses here and there. Using KDE now, I'm really happy that I said a sad goodbye to Gnome.

BTW, I'll maintain my icon sets (nouveGnome) and even port the gray one to KDE.

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jorgebadad

8 years ago

Nice theme!

I was using GnomishGray in LM 13 cinnamon; I installed Linux Mint14, xfce and installed GnomishDark theme. I am loving it!
I read README and changed colors in libreoffice, but I am having troubles with firefox. The first page of Google, in the box where we write to search, the letters are with white color in white background. I tried userContent.css in ~/.mozilla/firefox/userContent.css, but the problem still happens.
Can you help me please?

Thanks!

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tsujan

8 years ago

It should be ~/.mozilla/firefox/YOUR_PROFILE/chrome

YOUR_PROFILE is a directory created by firefox for you. It has different names for different users but do not mistake it with your user name.

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jorgebadad

8 years ago

Ok!

I did it!

Firefox created a ~/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default directory; I created a chrome directory containing userContent.css file; I put it onto ~/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default and fixed the problem. Now my GnomishDark theme is perfect.

God bless you.

Thanks!

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tsujan

8 years ago

You're welcome.

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offler

8 years ago

i HAVE already gnome-shell installed, but i dont know how to switch to it - um?
any idea?

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tsujan

8 years ago

From the log-in screen, choose Gnome.

Ubuntu is a mess regarding Gnome. Perhaps you have to install gdm with Synaptic, replace lightdm with it during installation (a prompt will be shown) and restart. After that you should be able to choose Gnome at the login screen.

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offler

8 years ago

the unity panel is ok!

i want to change the 'selected' items color in nicotine+ and banshee from grey to yellow, but dont get a grip on it at the gtkrc! i want to make them behave like nautilus - all the changes related to selected_bg_color are working so far on the whole system - but not for nicotine+ or banshee)

and i want to change the download/upload progressbar color in nicotine+ (i have already tried to change any 'progressbar' settings in the gtrc - and it is working! but not for nicotine+)

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tsujan

8 years ago

Play with bg[SELECTED] lines in gtkrc. Sorry I couldn't be of more help as each app styles itself in its own way.

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offler

8 years ago

yea, but ambience/radiance do the job - lol

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offler

8 years ago

...hehe...
yes and, how would i change progressbar colors?

and most important: side bars in windows and the totem progressbar?

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tsujan

8 years ago

Hello,

This theme is for GTK and Gnome-Shell, NOT for Unity. I've seen screenshots of it working under Unity but Unity has extra variables that aren't controlled by this theme. On the other hand, Ubuntu doesn't have a standard Gnome under Unity, so any deviation from the default look of the theme is possible there.

For tweaking the theme, editing of gtk-widgets.css is enough in most cases. The colors are defined in gtk-main.css and settings.ini though. But changing the main colors of a dark theme could cause troubles: you might see black on black, for example.

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offler

8 years ago

that's ok - cause i didnt mean unity - lol....

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tsujan

8 years ago

If you show me a screenshot, it'll worth a thousand words. Your Facebook link was broken. You could use dropbox instead.

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offler

8 years ago

thanks for the dropbox-utility....

here the pix:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mb7w3c0oaybcq52/1BVKg5yuMu

pic 1: an example how darkgnomish looked like shortly after installing (the annoying thing was the gtk menu in this photo at the uppermost right side)

pic 2: darkgnomish shortly after i changed the 'selected_bg_color' value to '#ffff00' (yellow) in the settings.ini;
gtk menu (still upper right corner) shows a weird behaviour - how came the color gradient? and suddenly hovering and all works.....?

pic3: at least found a possibility to change progress-bars in nicotine+ and banshee (well - just searched for the only blue color value in the gtkrc - lol)

for now i am searching for a possibility to change the grey 'selected'-value to yellow, both in nicotine+ and banshee in the gtrc; also i am looking for a possibility to make the download-progress-bars yellow instead of grey (in nicotine+)....the pics should show the problem

thanks so far
tom

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tsujan

8 years ago

BTW, this is a screenshot I saw yesterday:

http://www.lukor.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/gnomishdark.jpg

As you see, it's under Unity and the panel menu is OK. Maybe not all packages are up-to-date on your Ubuntu or....

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tsujan

8 years ago

Hello again. You said you didn't mean Unity but the top panel in your screenshots belongs to Unity, not Gnome-Shell. All those blackened menus belong to Unity and, as I said before, any deviation from the default look is possible for it.

What you saw after changing that color isn't weird at all. Changing just a color may affect many widgets at the same time.

And yes, nicotine+ and banshee are gtk2 still and use gtkrc for their style.

If you're interested in tweaking the theme, I recommend you EITHER install Gnome-Shell and work under it OR use another theme that is especially for Unity (there are many on this site).

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offler

8 years ago

but i want this one! lol

i can live with what it looks like now.

just want to find a way to make selected items yellow in banshee and nicotine+ . i mean to behave them much the same as nautilus.

but it is sooooooo difficult to find the right entries in gtkrc

but thanks anyway

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tsujan

8 years ago

Your link is broken again. With dropbox, you should use the public folder to get a public link for each file. For three images you should give me three public links.

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offler

8 years ago

pic1:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pnzq82hxt75uv23/desktop.png

pic2:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qwrx5uf0iwp57sz/desktopAfterChangingColors.png

pic3:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bh6v2r78jer82qs/desktopNicotineProgressBar.png

altogether:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c6gym3eundyjp2c/IMGeD8G7cd

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offler

8 years ago

hey!
thanks for that incredible theme....

a few questions how i might work around some bugs or apply some tweaks:

firstly: i am using ubuntu 12.10 with gnome 3.6.x; i checked all the dependencies and even tried the overlay, gdm..... and other issues that have been stated here.

ive been trying and erring with the gnomish-source a few hours, which didnt work well for me - then with the regular, ready to deploy darkgnomish, which did the job almost perfectly;

but i have a problem with the gtkmenubar/unitypanel - or global menu? i mean those menus where you i.e. would shut down the computer, go to systems settings, calender, mail, or any menu of any app maximized:
with me they are black backgrounded with white text, which i find ok, but there are no hover effects, and no effects by clicking them - and there are much too big (white) seperators. there are also some dialogs - especially all that want me to legitimate my sudo password, which are black and white only (no button effects - buttons are black on black but with symbols and white text, no hovering effects....) - don't know how to upload an example image....(so here is a facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=238453772950366&set=a.238453766283700.53456.100003572369109&type=1&relevant_count=1)sorry;

the other thing is, i would like to tweak the selected-bg/fg colors round to some yellowish/goldish/lime color ....but i found it didnt satisfactorily effect yet any aspect of the theme if i did so in the gtkrc, gtk-main.css, settings.ini and gtk-widgets.css at the darkgnomish-source...so, i am fed up with trial and error - what would you recommend with gtkrc, gtk.css, settings.ini? with the already deployable darkgnomish?

sorry for the long sermon
hope you will help me
regards
tom

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offler

8 years ago

changing the colors in the settings.ini mostly did the job - but in a weird way....

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6 years ago

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Jul 11 2013
-----------
Updated for Gnome-3.8 and GTK+-3.8.
Removed the Cinnamon theme (sadly I couldn't maintain it with so much of backward incompatibility in Gnome).

Feb 26 2014
-----------
Updated for GTK+-3.10 (should work with 3.8 too).
Removed the Shell theme (every update broke it).

Feb 26 2014
-----------
Made header bars flat for them to look different from toolbars.

Feb 27 2014
-----------
Workaround for a new bug in GTK (or Cairo).

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

Apr 14 2014
-----------
Goodbye Adwaita!
Updated for GTK+-3.12 (still works with 3.10 but a thin line might appear below Nautilus' active tabs).

May 9 2014
-----------
Added support for Gnome's client side decorations (second screenshot).

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