GNOME-OSX-V-Traditional/ Gnome-OSX-traditional-light-menu and its No Transparency-versions
GNOME-OSX V-HSierra / Gnome-OSX-HSierra-light-menu and its no transparency versions
GNOME-OSX V-Space-grey and its no transparency version
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Made by paulxfce (alias Manjarocinnamonfan, paulubuntu).
New Update: 16/02/2018: Each theme has a non-transparent-version. Download one theme will extract 2 themes: the original and it No-Transparency counterpart
New Update: 04/02/2018: New variants of themes with light menu-backgrounds / Fix for Libre-Office ugly tab-button at the rightside.
New update: 30/01/2018: Smaller tabs and consequent button-sizes across all themes
New Update: 7/01/2018: redesigned the tabs, bugs fixes.
New Update: 12/12/2017: Fixed the maximized titlebar in Gnome-OSX-V-traditional.
New Update: 5/12/2017: uploaded correct versions
New Update: 4/12/2017: restore-button did not show in maximized-backdrop-state. Fixed it.
New update: 3/12/2017: Corrected infobar-button-colors, so they look normal (f.e. restore-empty buttons in the trash window of nautilus)
New Update: 3/12/2017: Corrected theme-parsing-errors
New Update: 1/12/2017: Main new feature: Transparent and rounded menus, added the High-Sierra-version, allot of polishing and finetuning
New update: 22:11:2017: Maximized titlebutton-issue in Chrome-browser solved; nautilus-redesign; hamburger-menu's-redesign; Synaptic-toolbar-issue solved;
New update:15/11/2017: Corrected bugs and inconsistencies.
New update: 26/10/2017: Solved bugs: undo-button is dark; contextmenu was not holding the intial font. Fixed that.
New: update: 19/10/2017: Added Space-grey-variant, GTK 3.26-ready, new Shell-theme. New font.
New update: 13/09/2017: Completely new theme
New update: 10/6/2017: Bug fixes
New update 14/5/2017: Compliant with gnome 3.24; smaller headerbar and buttons; removed redundant code; added Github-page
New update 16/02/2017
New update 12/2/2017
New Update: 11/2/2017
New Update 9/2/2017
This is a gnome-desktop-interpretation of Mac OSX. I've tried to implement the feel of OSX on the gnome-applications. In version 3.0 I've modernized it in every little detail. There is nothing (not a single item) that is not new. Resulting in a completely rewritten GTK.CSS-file four times bigger than the previous one, while the theme feels more responsive. I've also added a new dark theme (Space-grey) , so Terminal, Photo's, and Video's are automatically dark-themed.
Gnome-OSX-IV-Space-Grey is also available seperately. This has the benefit of GTK 2.0- theming also.
Added the HighSierra-variant too.
New: Traditional and HSierra come with a variant that uses light background for menu's. Useful for those with bad ( blueish )screens, since menu's tend to be blue instead of grey.
I've spend a great deal of time (3 months) and effort on this theme into fine-tuning it, so I hope you try before you judge !
- Support for dark theme.(Space grey)
- Use of gradients and shadows to improve readability.
- Same theming across GTK2 and GTK3. (See screenshots).
Separate download for Shell-themes:
- New Shell-theme to complement the Space-grey-variant
- Shell theme with white dock and slighty dark top-bar
- Shell theme with dark dock and dark top-bar
The 'Extra'-file contains fonts and some backgrounds.
This theme is developed on gnome 3.20 and updated to 3.26
This only works on a gnome-desktop, no support for other desktop-environments.
It also works on Ubuntu 17.10
When, as such, theming does not look the way it should be: make sure you have installed the necessary theme-"engines":
- The gnome-themes-standard package,
- The murrine engine. This has different names depending on your distro.
gtk-engine-murrine (Arch Linux)
gtk2-engines-murrine (Debian, Ubuntu, elementary OS)
The latest gnome-distributions use Wayland (such as Ubuntu 17.10) instead of Xorg as the default compositor. This has the annoying problem that you can not install Synaptic Package Manager ( or at least it just does not show up, if you have). Why would I need Synaptic Package Manager? Because Ubuntu 17.10 does not support GTK2- applications properly, resulting in weird theming ). And you need some packages that are not present in the default 'Ubuntu Software'. How to solve this?
1. If you are in Ubuntu 17.10: log out, then, when you log back in under your username you have a settings-icon, choose Xorg in the drop-down list. This starts your session using Xorg as the compositor.
2. Open up Ubuntu Software and install Synaptic Package Manager.
3. When finished, fire up Synaptic Package Manager and install gtk2-engines-pixbuf (and its dependencies).
4. When finished, restart your computer.
This results in GTK 2 applications such as 'The Gimp' and 'Inkscape' to be themed properly.
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf is the terminal command, if you want the easy way.
On the subject: I personally use Xorg as the compositor because the color-picker (an important tool for graphical applications) does not work under Wayland. And I get to use the Synaptic Package Manager, which is (in my opinion ) better than the default Ubuntu Software. Next, under Wayland, Drop-down menus on GTK2-applications tend to remain visible even if you change applications, which is a very annoying bug. (at least in my set-up)
How to install:
First: Download the file; extract it; and you will find two themes. a version with transparency, another with NT (No Transparency); copy both files to a '.themes'-folder you make in your home directory.
Then use Tweak-tool to select the GTK and shell theme.
LOG OUT AND BACK IN for changes to take effect !
Second: This theme was set out to use Myriad Set Pro Semibold (12pt,scaling factor:1,00) as the interface-font. This font is easy to get. Just google it...
Third: OSX uses titlebuttons on the left-side:
To put the buttons to the left open a terminal:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout "close,minimize,maximize:"
To put the buttons back to the right in case you want to revert:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ":minimize,maximize,close"
In Gnome 3.26 gnome-tweak has a option to change the position of the titlebuttons, so the above steps are not necessary.
The original version 2.6 remains available.
Bugfixes and redesign of the tabs 2 months ago
Bugfixes and redesign of the tabs
Bugfixes and redesign of the tabs 2 months ago
Bugfixes and redesign of the tabs
Corrected maximized window in Traditional-version 3 months ago
Corrected maximized window in Traditional-version
Re-added Shell themes 3 months ago
Re-added shell themes
Uploaded correct versions 3 months ago
Accidentally uploaded older versions
Fixed restore-titlebutton in maximized-backdrop-state 3 months ago
Fixed restore-titlebutton in maximized-backdrop-state
Corrected the infobar-colors 3 months ago
Restore and empty buttons where incorrect on some gnome-versions. Corrected them.
Corrected theme parsing errors 3 months ago
Corrected theme parsing errors
Transparency and new theme 3 months ago
Introduced transparent and rounded menus
High-Sierra version added
More transparency, nautilus-redesign, chrome-browser-issue and synaptic-issue solved 4 months ago
- Maximized titlebutton issue in chrome-browser (when using its own titlebar) is solved (created restore-buttons)
- The searchbar in nautilus is redesigned (removed the background)
- Hamburger-menus are redesigned (more transparency, lighter hover-color)
- When hovering over menu-items the blue color is a gradient, instead of a flat color.
- Sidebar of nautilus is transparent.
- Synaptic -package-manager-toolbar-color-ssue is fixed.
Corrected Bugs-release 4 months ago
Solved bugs and inconsistencies
Bugs solved 4 months ago
fixed contextmenu not holding font
Fixed UNDO-button not showing dark background
Solved problem dark toolbar buttons in libre-office 5 months ago
Solved problem dark active toolbar buttons in libre-office in the light version. Tanks to Tpypts for pointing it out.
Version IV 5 months ago
Gnome 3.26 ready, New variant: Space-Grey
Version 3.0 6 months ago
Added a github-link 10 months ago
Files are now available at my github
Update to gnome 3.24 10 months ago
Updated the theme to work with the latest gnome.
Headerbar and buttons are a bit smaller.
Redesigned the window-decoration and shadows to address issues
Removed redundant code.
Solution for nautilus-menu-disabled-items -theming. New sidebar background 1 year ago
Solution for nautilus-menu-disabled-items -theming. New sidebar background
Thanks Gelonek for finding the bug. I appreciate the feedback!
Added a theme-version with no transparent sidebar (NT) 1 year ago
At request: a version with no transparency set for the nautilus sidebar.
Window resize area reduced 1 year ago
'Melk' pointed out to the problem of the large area the resizing cursor takes before the pointer focusses on the other items on the desktop. He is absolutely right. The margin was set to 10px. Which is wrong. I now reduced the margin-size to 3px. I re-uploaded a correct version (an update again...) 2.4.
System-log errors corrected 1 year ago
Autocrosser1 pointed out that the theme created 'log-flooding', which pointed to colors not defined properly. Updated the download-file with a corrected version 2.3
Refining theme 1 year ago
-fixed the round button on sliders not showing a border
-made new check-and radio buttons
-harmonized the size and spacing of check-and radio buttons across GTK2- and GTK- applications
-removed the dotted inner box that showed the focus-button, because it was ugly...
- harmonized the line-color and depth beneath the headerbar or menubar across GTK2 and GTK3
-Blurred background remains even in maximized window-state
-removed the dotted line that appears at the top or bottom when scrolling trough lenghty lists (overshoot and undershoot)
reduced the default button-height to 20px, thereby making the buttons smaller in GTK3
Side-bar 1 year ago
New Side-bar solution: using blurred background, instead of transparent color
Version 2 1 year ago
Major changes in this theme:
- lighter theme, with rounded buttons
- transparent sidebar with bolded text-elements (just like mac-osx-finder)
- elevated and rounded buttons
- exclusion of original unfocused window theming: only title-buttons are greyed out
- overall fine-tuning