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

9 years ago

Change their icons manually with right clicking and choosing "Properties". There are extra icons in nouveGnomeGray for that.

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emorkay

9 years ago

ohh...thanks...i was wondering if there was a way to set those automatically just like icons for pictures, documents folders were set..

Anyways...thanks so much for oyur responses..

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tsujan

9 years ago

Your last question made me think about XDG. You could add extra special folders to '~/.config/user-dirs.dirs' with an obvious format but even if you add proper icons with names like "folder-XXX.png" to the "places" directory of your icon theme, they won't show up in Nautilus.

Unfortunately, here isn't an appropriate place for discussing this topic.

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vince07

9 years ago

The url and search field in the adresbar displays the text white with a white background. Maybe you can take a look at it.
This is th eonly reason not to use this theme, i like it a lot.

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tsujan

9 years ago

I searched the web and found out that Opera has its own portability layer. So, it isn't even based on Qt!

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tsujan

9 years ago

Thanks for the information, Opera uses Qt, not Gtk. On the other hand, not being open-source, it has its own theming rules. If you don't want to use Firefox because it seems heavy to you, I highly recommend you use another open-source browser like Chromium, Epiphany, Midori, etc.

If you insist on using Opera for whatever reason and if it's themable, perhaps you could use a suitable Opera theme.

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mrTAG

9 years ago

Excellent theme, thank you.
You can ask
- Reduce the thickness of scrollbars
- Background dialogue in Pidgin to gray as the background of contacts.

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tsujan

9 years ago

For GTK2 scrollbars, just uncomment line 280 of GnomishDark/gtk-2.0/gtkrc, i.e. remove "#" from its start. Then, it will be:

GtkScrollbar::slider-width = 12

As this is a tiny change, I'll update the theme if other changes are made too.

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mrTAG

9 years ago

Thank you, put the value GtkScrollbar:: slider-width = 10 became more comfortable for the eyes:)
I would be grateful if prompt how to change the background dialogue in pidgin

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tsujan

9 years ago

To change the text view bg color to dark, just comment out or remove lines 380-381 of GnomishDark/gtk-2.0/gtkrc, i.e. the contents of the "view" style. But in this way, all GTK2 text views would be affected, not just Pidgin's.

BTW, you could also change the GTK3 scrollbar width at line 716 of GnomishDark/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css.

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mrTAG

9 years ago

Thank you again. Put a screenshot of the changes?

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tsujan

9 years ago

No thanks. I saw Pidgin with your changes and agree that it's more beautiful. I hope you won't encounter problems with Firefox, Chromium and some other apps after those changes to the text view.

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tsujan

9 years ago

Thank you and I'm glad you like this theme.

I think the GTK3 scrollbars are thinner than those of most themes and reducing their thickness would make them useless. If you mean the GTK2 ones, they seem a bit thicker because of their Murrine shade but I'll see what I could do about them.

Pidgin's message dialogs contain text views. If I made them dark, all text views would be so, which would create readability problems in many apps.

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cbowman57

9 years ago

Like I posted the other day, are they ever really finished?

Looks great, I like the way it is evolving.

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tsujan

9 years ago

You're right ;) New ideas may suddenly come to one's mind.

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gnuru

9 years ago

I installed this via gnome tweak, as my window and GTK theme, and I like the dark color theme. But several windows display light text on a light background (which makes the text very hard to read) - for example, the Ubuntu Software Center.
How do I fix that?

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tsujan

9 years ago

Would you please tell me the name of all applications whose windows show this behavior? Here I don't see such a problem but if you give me their names, I'll install them and try to fix the problem.

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gnuru

9 years ago

/usr/bin/software-center (on Ubuntu 11.10 ; I'm running gdm and my session is openbox-gnome, not Unity) has almost white-on-white

meld highlights new lines with white text on yellow background (and does not appear to have prefs for setting its colors)

sorry, this forum does not appear to allow screenshots.

If I discover others, I'll add them.

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gnuru

9 years ago

fyi, I submitted a bug against Ubuntu's software-center app: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/913933
and for meld: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=667597

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tsujan

9 years ago

Thanks a lot!

I use Meld 1.5.2 quite often and it highlights new lines with black text on yellow backgrounds. In fact, the only "issue" with Meld is that, when comparing folders, it shows the names of identical files with black on dark gray but they're fairly readable and not of interest because of their being identical.

I don't have software-center (my distro is Debian) but I'll study its source and let you know if I fix the problem.

BTW, what's the version of your installed Meld and does its problem persist after log-out and log-in?

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gnuru

9 years ago

I'm running meld 1.5.2. The problem persists after logging out and logging back in.

The meld bug I submitted and reported above was a dup of https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=501128

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tsujan

9 years ago

Thank you very much for this information. I don't know why the same version of Meld has that problem for you but not for me. (Debian patches?)

However, there's another issue with meld I forgot to mention: when searching a file, unlike other apps, Meld makes the search entry white. That's because the color is defined in its source (in findbar.py) so, it doesn't match the dark background set by the theme for entries. Only if the search text is selected it'll be visible.

Such issues are specific to some apps. I think that's the case with software-center too.

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Hazzar

9 years ago

do that Mozilla configuration. everything I tried I seem to get blocked....a great theme mate and thank you....hope you can help me with this

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tsujan

9 years ago

You might have copy-pasted an incorrect text or used incorrect names for the files.

In your home directory, you should have a hidden folder named ".mozilla". Go to its subfolder "firefox", then another subfolder named "XXX.default" (XXX could be anything) and finally, the folder "chrome". In the last folder, create a new document with the name "userContent.css" if it doesn't exist. Then open "userContent.css" with gEdit and copy-paste the lines I've mentioned above. You could also do a similar thing for "userChrome.css" with its corresponding contents above. Finally, restart Firefox.

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fatality

9 years ago

Thanx!

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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
-----------
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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