Darker Ice

GTK2 Themes

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Description:

Darker Ice is a darker advancement of the Dark Ice theme. Please download this theme and share with others. If you notice anything that looks out of place or if you have any improvements to offer, please feel free to contact me or comment below.

Thanks again to AnsheShem, the creator of the original Dark Ice, for the inspiration. I've also included a metacity theme with permission from wbw called Dark-Ice-Divinorum. Much thanks to wbw for their excellent work! http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=71512

This is my first GTK theme.

This theme package includes:

[li]1 Gtk2 theme called Darker Ice[/li]
[li]3 Metacity themes for use with Darker Ice. The original Dark-Ice from AnsheShem, Dark-Ice Colors with colored-on-hover metacity buttons, as well as Dark-Ice-Divinorum, supplied by the talented wbw. [/li]
[li]2 Emerald themes, Dark-Ice and Dark-Ice Colors[/li]
Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.4 - Initial beta - comments or questions welcomed.

0.5 - Fixed some color issues and took a first shot at the scrollbars. How do they look?

0.5.5 - Fixed the desktop highlighting as suggested by arialis111. We don't need no stinkin' menu-arrows. Just kidding. I'll fix that in the next release. Have a better panel-bg? Suggest it! Make it! Submit it!

0.6 - Nicer scrollbars are here!

0.9 - Fixed a lot of nasty things in this update. I've removed the system specified panel and supplied you with one in the Darker Ice.tar.gz folder to specify in the panel properties. New check and radio boxes have been added. Menus now have arrows.

0.9.5 - Fixed a couple of text colors that were bugging some people. Created new panel background that matches the rest of the theme better. We're almost to 1.0! Please let me know of any bugs or usability issues you run into with this version!

0.9.6 - Added 2 metacity themes that include colored hover buttons.

0.9.7 - Removed previous metacity themes because they sucked. Added Dark-Ice Colors and Dark-Ice-Divinorum metacity themes. Added Dark-Ice Colors emerald theme. 1 or 2 other random fixes.

0.9.9 - Fixed a few things that I didn't really like, including sliders and progress-bars. I hope this theme is usable for everybody with most applications. There is one thing that is bothering me and that is that GtkCombos appear blue. I've looked everywhere for something that may be causing this, but I haven't yet figured it out. Please let me know if you can take a few minutes to look at my gtkrc. This bug is not in the original Dark-Ice which makes it even weirder. Enjoy.

1! - Ok, I'm proud to announce Darker Ice 1. A Dark theme that is, as far as I know, completely usable. Special thanks to AnsheShem, wbw, and others who have helped my first gtk theme become complete. Thanks also to the 10,000 of you that have downloaded it.

1.01 Copied Milentije's fixes in from the comments. Also added one fix of my own. This theme still looks stunning. Almost 30000 downloads and counting.

1.5 - better fixes for the problems described in the comments. Please enjoy Darker Ice under the GPL and consider purchasing this theme if you actually enjoy using it. Please do not whine, because purchase or donation are entirely OPTIONAL. Support your artists! http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html

1.6 - Fixed the checkbox bug.

1.7 - Made things prettier and adjusted some text colors.

1.8 - Fixed (hopefully) some text things that were bugging everyone. If you have a problem take a screenshot for me.

albatros22

8 years ago

Hi,
I use your theme that supports RGBA.
Unfortunately, most nicely panels do not look: http://iv.pl/images/96868810242569478565.png
How can I fix it?

How do I set to work CompizFusion blur the transparency?

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enderleit

9 years ago

I found an error in the "panel.rc" file on line 9.

bg_pixmap[SELECTED] = "Panel/panelb-bg.png"

It should be:

bg_pixmap[SELECTED] = "Panel/panel-bg.png"

REMOVED the extra "b" in "Panel/panelb-bg.png"

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klemperal

10 years ago

What is the required GTK theme engine needed to use this theme? I'm very anxious to try this theme out as it looks beautiful in the preview.

Thanks

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sabrebutt

9 years ago

pixmap

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ryankrizan

10 years ago

Application backgrounds is a bit dark. I like how dark the menubar background and everything is. But is there a way to change the application background colors to something a bit lighter? Please email me, ryankrizan at gmail.com

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Kadaz

10 years ago

having difficulty in viewing the text in some applications such as openoffice, text editor, especially in terminal and etc...
plz fix the fonts color and make it into black color would be perfect.
^^

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nexusza

10 years ago

I seem to be having a problem with the theme and was wondering if I could get some assistance. My system says I have support for GTK2 themes installed but I get the message "This them will not look as intended because the required GTK+ theme engine is not installed".

I am running Ubuntu 8.10 with Compiz and Beryl fully installed and loaded fine as well.

Thanks in advance for all your help

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kcirster

10 years ago

How exactly am I to add this theme to Ubuntu 8.04? I've gone to System>Preferences>Appearance and tried to drag and drop the .gz file but no such luck. Could someone nicely tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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kcirster

10 years ago

When I try to install from the theme tab it tells me:

"There was an error installing the selected file" "Darker Ice 1.7" does not appear to be a valid theme.

Do you know what could be causing this issue?

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stargazer989

10 years ago

you have to extract the *.gz package. then look into the folder you extracted and you'll see another *.gz package, that's the actual theme package.

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kcirster

10 years ago

Thanks for the response. I ended up figuring it out later that evening when I decided to actually see what was in the packaged gz file.

Thank you,
rwc

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Xabraxas

10 years ago

This is my new favorite theme but I have two problems. When using the latest realplayer the icons show up extremely large. Also the tasklist in evolution is unreadable.

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termidonator8

10 years ago

Just wondering sabrebutt ... how much have you optionally donated to breakthrough projects like linux, gnome, inkscape, gimp?

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sabrebutt

10 years ago

I could have sworn I said something about whining. :D

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carruthers

11 years ago

how do you install the icon theme that you have in your screenshot? thx

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sabrebutt

10 years ago

That would be the black-white icon theme. You should be able to get it here:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/black-white?content=70299

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solidst8ip

11 years ago

Slight problem with txt in certain entry fields on websites.. the txt is invisible. Tried to fix the colors but was unable.. I'm a nub ;) lol otherwise an amazing theme.

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billybag

11 years ago

its not using the menubar-background for me

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GregToR

11 years ago

thank you for this awesome looking desktop!

...but how do you get the arrows (for navigation, forward-back-up) in Nautilus changed? they remain like previous set theme... (so not the shiny new ones like in your preview pic...)

you seem to have dark ice icons for folders too? can't select those either...

also, the programs on the bottom panel are not separated (like with a vertical line)...
can this be changed, so they look clearly separate instead of like 1 bar ?

thanks for any help/info
(I'm running Ubuntu)

take care!

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googleaseerch

11 years ago

I love this theme, plain and simple. There are two things I've found that I want to point out, if anyone has a good way to fix them.

1. The handles for the range widgets are missing the rightmost(for horizontal) or topmost(for vertical) row of pixels, making it lose the black border.

2. Buttons don't appear any different when they are selected by tabbing through. I tried to fix this one, but I couldn't find what state goes along with this.

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lordofthepigs

11 years ago

Here's another kind of fix for the light text problem. Instead of making the text darker, I chose to make the background dark grey.

Here are my changes:

in the file ~/.themes/DarkerIce/gtk-2.0/gtkrc locate the lines that read:

base[NORMAL] = "#ffffff" # Background, most
base[ACTIVE] = "#373737" # Menu active item in inactive window
base[PRELIGHT] = "#373737"
base[INSENSITIVE] = "#818181" # Inactive Entry bg
base[SELECTED] = "#818181" # Menu active item in active window

text[NORMAL] = "#000000" # Text in window, arrows
text[INSENSITIVE] = "#000000" # Insensitive arrows
text[SELECTED] = "#000000" # Active text in active window
text[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff" # Active text in inactive window
text[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # Text on Mouseover

(they are around lines 50-70). Now replace those two block with the following:

base[NORMAL] = "#252525" # Background, most
base[ACTIVE] = "#373737" # Menu active item in inactive window
base[PRELIGHT] = "#373737"
base[INSENSITIVE] = "#818181" # Inactive Entry bg
base[SELECTED] = "#818181" # Menu active item in active window

text[NORMAL] = "#D7D7D7" # Text in window, arrows
text[INSENSITIVE] = "#D7D7D7" # Insensitive arrows
text[SELECTED] = "#D7D7D7" # Active text in active window
text[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff" # Active text in inactive window
text[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # Text on Mouseover

This will make the background of most stuff dark grey.

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Milentije

11 years ago

I maid a few more changes, this is maybe better. Check out.

base[NORMAL] = "#434343" # Background, most
base[ACTIVE] = "#434343" # Menu active item in inactive window
base[PRELIGHT] = "#434343"
base[INSENSITIVE] = "#616161" # Inactive Entry bg
base[SELECTED] = "#616161" # Menu active item in active window

text[NORMAL] = "#808080" # Text in window, arrows
text[INSENSITIVE] = "#808080" # Insensitive arrows
text[SELECTED] = "#ABABAB" # Active text in active window
text[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff" # Active text in inactive window
text[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # Text on Mouseover

I want to say that, I really like this theme.

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Milentije

11 years ago

I maid a few more changes, this is maybe better. Check out.

base[NORMAL] = "#434343" # Background, most
base[ACTIVE] = "#434343" # Menu active item in inactive window
base[PRELIGHT] = "#434343"
base[INSENSITIVE] = "#616161" # Inactive Entry bg
base[SELECTED] = "#616161" # Menu active item in active window

text[NORMAL] = "#808080" # Text in window, arrows
text[INSENSITIVE] = "#808080" # Insensitive arrows
text[SELECTED] = "#ABABAB" # Active text in active window
text[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff" # Active text in inactive window
text[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # Text on Mouseover

I want to say that, I really like this theme.

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Milentije

11 years ago

Here is another solution. It`s little brighter.

base[NORMAL] = "#525252" # Background, most
base[ACTIVE] = "#525252" # Menu active item in inactive window
base[PRELIGHT] = "#525252"
base[INSENSITIVE] = "#6B6B6B" # Inactive Entry bg
base[SELECTED] = "#6B6B6B" # Menu active item in active window

text[NORMAL] = "#808080" # Text in window, arrows
text[INSENSITIVE] = "#808080" # Insensitive arrows
text[SELECTED] = "#808080" # Active text in active window
text[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff" # Active text in inactive window
text[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # Text on Mouseover

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wbw

11 years ago

I have some problem with MPlayer and aMule. When I'm browsing on one of them, the text is in light blue (yes, I know there is no light blue font in this theme) and the bg is white. When I select something, the font becomes white and the bg is some darkblue. This problem doesn't occur with other themes (at least not with Human). I searched this theme gtkrc, but couldn't find any blueish color, just grayish. So, if anyone has experienced this same problem and can help me, I would appreciate.

Thx in advanced.

ps: Sorry about the english!

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9 years ago

0.4 - Initial beta - comments or questions welcomed.

0.5 - Fixed some color issues and took a first shot at the scrollbars. How do they look?

0.5.5 - Fixed the desktop highlighting as suggested by arialis111. We don't need no stinkin' menu-arrows. Just kidding. I'll fix that in the next release. Have a better panel-bg? Suggest it! Make it! Submit it!

0.6 - Nicer scrollbars are here!

0.9 - Fixed a lot of nasty things in this update. I've removed the system specified panel and supplied you with one in the Darker Ice.tar.gz folder to specify in the panel properties. New check and radio boxes have been added. Menus now have arrows.

0.9.5 - Fixed a couple of text colors that were bugging some people. Created new panel background that matches the rest of the theme better. We're almost to 1.0! Please let me know of any bugs or usability issues you run into with this version!

0.9.6 - Added 2 metacity themes that include colored hover buttons.

0.9.7 - Removed previous metacity themes because they sucked. Added Dark-Ice Colors and Dark-Ice-Divinorum metacity themes. Added Dark-Ice Colors emerald theme. 1 or 2 other random fixes.

0.9.9 - Fixed a few things that I didn't really like, including sliders and progress-bars. I hope this theme is usable for everybody with most applications. There is one thing that is bothering me and that is that GtkCombos appear blue. I've looked everywhere for something that may be causing this, but I haven't yet figured it out. Please let me know if you can take a few minutes to look at my gtkrc. This bug is not in the original Dark-Ice which makes it even weirder. Enjoy.

1! - Ok, I'm proud to announce Darker Ice 1. A Dark theme that is, as far as I know, completely usable. Special thanks to AnsheShem, wbw, and others who have helped my first gtk theme become complete. Thanks also to the 10,000 of you that have downloaded it.

1.01 Copied Milentije's fixes in from the comments. Also added one fix of my own. This theme still looks stunning. Almost 30000 downloads and counting.

1.5 - better fixes for the problems described in the comments. Please enjoy Darker Ice under the GPL and consider purchasing this theme if you actually enjoy using it. Please do not whine, because purchase or donation are entirely OPTIONAL. Support your artists! http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html

1.6 - Fixed the checkbox bug.

1.7 - Made things prettier and adjusted some text colors.

1.8 - Fixed (hopefully) some text things that were bugging everyone. If you have a problem take a screenshot for me.

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