Description:

If for some reason the changelog hasn't updated to reflect the latest version (it hasn't been working since 1.3.1) you can see the changelog at https://github.com/godlyranchdressing/Minwaita/releases

# Description
Reduces excessive padding from the default GNOME, Adwaita to make it more compact. Some of the additional tweaks include:

Window shadow being reduced to get rid of the "dirty" look Adwaita has.
New window buttons. Vertex, OSX and vanilla style.
The appmenu icon in the topbar has been removed (with spacing accounted for) as well as the dropdown arrows
There is now a light variant of the shell theme
The spacing in third-party indicators and the aggregate menu have been tweaked to make it all appear uniform
Additional Dash to Dock styling to make the dock feel more "complete"
A couple more tasteful design tweaks such as removing the progressbar borders all for a cleaner look
The end goal is to provide a sleaker, more streamlined GNOME experience without the need for too many extensions and additional tools.

# Installation
Copy the folders to [username]/.themes or /usr/share/themes for a global installation.

# Recommend extensions
Dash to Dock, Dynamic Panel Transparency (don't hide corners) + Top Icons Plus.

# Move window buttons:
Just in case you're curious and don't know how. In terminal:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'close,minimize,maximize:'
Last changelog:

V1.4 23 days ago

GTK2 assets match the GTK3 ones. The Shell takes after the GTK3 theme: The panel looks like the headerbar, the entry fields and buttons look like their GTK3 equivalents etc. Panel corner radius and the dropdown arrows in the panel have been removed. Selected popover menus have their background color take on the primary (blue) color to better indicate that it's been checked and probably a couple more small changes. Minwaita's pretty much done from now.

BigCityCat

22 days ago

I made some changes to dash to dock in Droid Shell gnome theme. You should check it out. I think you might like the idea. You could make it blue. But I don't have an assets folder so watch that if you decide to look.

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fblais

25 days ago

The "ordinary" archive which should have the Vertex style seems to contain the Vanilla style.

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globalmenuwhen

25 days ago

I'm so dumb. It's been fixed.

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fblais

27 days ago

What's the changelog for v1.3.1 please?
Thanks!

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globalmenuwhen

27 days ago

For the GTK3 theme there's three window button variants (no custom buttons, OSX and the original Vertex icons). For the Shell, the borders around the system menu actions in the aggregate menu (power, lock, etc.) have been removed.

The changelog didn't (and continues to) not go through. Sorry about that. In the future you can check the releases page on Github for it.

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joaogma

1 month ago

i would love to see this theme with the original Adwaita color palette!

http://imgur.com/eognOmV

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BigCityCat

1 month ago

I wanted to share something with you and see what you think?

.titlebar:not(headerbar),
headerbar {
padding: 2 5px;
min-height: 34px;
border-width: 0 0 0.5px;
border-style: solid;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
border-radius: 0;
background: #f5f5f4 linear-gradient(to top, #d1d1cc, #f0f0ef);
box-shadow: inset 0 0px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1), 0 2px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.17);
}

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BigCityCat

1 month ago

Not the padding

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BigCityCat

1 month ago

It looks a little different on different apps. not sure why yet.

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globalmenuwhen

1 month ago

Wow. I really the result. It lends a really elegant look to the titlebar but I think that's the problem. Too much flair. I'll probably fork Minwaita without self imposed constraints so maybe I could use it for that.

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BigCityCat

1 month ago

I would like to see that!

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fishears

1 month ago

I love the compact nature of this theme but now gnome shell is light grey rather than the original black and I an't see a way to switch back. Do I have to roll back to 1.2.1 or is there another way around this? Thank you

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globalmenuwhen

1 month ago

No, that was my mistake. The light shell css file was being used by the dark (normal) version by accident. I've corrected that and you can redownload the archive. Sorry about that.

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fishears

1 month ago

Thanks for the speedy fix. :D

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Ivan76

1 month ago

Really gorgeous

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aaronbp

1 month ago

I think -gtk-icon-filter is gtk4 only and hasn't been back-ported to gtk3.

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gnomelibre

1 month ago

Perhaps you can also modify the icons size in the Activities overwiew ? In gnome-shell.css we can find

.icon-grid {
spacing: 30px;
-shell-grid-horizontal-item-size: 136px;
-shell-grid-vertical-item-size: 136px; }
.icon-grid .overview-icon {
icon-size: 96px; }

Reducing the size will probably give less impression to some people than GNOME is only designed for tablets.

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globalmenuwhen

1 month ago

That's a great idea. I came out with this:

.icon-grid {
spacing: 0px;
-shell-grid-horizontal-item-size: 96px;
-shell-grid-vertical-item-size: 64px;
.overview-icon-with-label{text-align: center;} // the label container
.overview-icon-with-label:last-child{spacing: 48px;} // the label itself
.overview-icon { icon-size: 64px;}
}

http://imgur.com/a/8QBub
Which looks fantastic but folders end up looking weird. I'd try and correct that but looking glass doesn't let you select anything in "All", only "Frequent" and I don't think folders end up there so... sigh. I'll upload this theme onto Github as well so you can contribute if you find a way to get around that.

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xluser11042012

1 month ago

Looks really nice and appealing, but will it ever work with Gnome 3.18 on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS? I'm not keen on updating gnome to check if the theme works, also - I'd like to retain stability ... please let me know how to make it work under Gnome 3.18

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globalmenuwhen

1 month ago

Have you tried it? I want to know because I haven't had anyone let me know if it's not working with anything under 3.20. It might for all I know, I've only verified that it works on 3.20 and up. Adwaita Compact (what this is built on top of) has a 3.16 version posted on GitHub. I can just make the same changes I made with this version if you'd like.

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sigahotcore

1 month ago

We are not worthy !!!!! ;) Thank you !!!

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schollidesign

1 month ago

Very nice theme. Only the scrollbar is to small for me. What I have to do for revert It to original? Second: If y male "sudo nautilus" in terminal .... the terminal shows errors. It is normal? Thx for the Theme. If u give a fredback, thx more....

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schollidesign

1 month ago

the acrollbar in Nautilus....

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globalmenuwhen

1 month ago

Yikes. Those errors are normal, they are things I need to fix on my end and yes, the scrollbar is a bit too small. I'll update the theme soon enough but for the time being, adding this at the end of gtk.css should help with the scrollbar being too small:

scrollbar{
min-width: 20px;
}

scrollbar contents{
min-width: 18px;
}

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schollidesign

1 month ago

thank you. with 20px -->10px and 18px--> 0px... at moment is working for me. This theme needs only little fine-tunings, but it is nearly finished and perfect. What y noticed was only: scrollbar in Nautilus to small, right click in menu in places in Nautilus ... "hover" is white and the same to the rest, in gedit if you are searching something and "the counter of find objects" do Not fit fine in textframe... I hope you understand what i meant. Compared with arc-ocx and united gnome y stay with Minawita ;)
Thx again for your hard Work.

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V1.4 23 days ago

GTK2 assets match the GTK3 ones. The Shell takes after the GTK3 theme: The panel looks like the headerbar, the entry fields and buttons look like their GTK3 equivalents etc. Panel corner radius and the dropdown arrows in the panel have been removed. Selected popover menus have their background color take on the primary (blue) color to better indicate that it's been checked and probably a couple more small changes. Minwaita's pretty much done from now.

V1.3.3 25 days ago

GTK2:
Inactive text and background color for the dark GTK2 were the same color.
Checkbox and radio assets closer resemble their GTK3 counterparts
The missing assets issue has been resolved.

GTK3:
Box shadow dimensions for the window's active and backdrop state weren't consistent, leading to the transition between the two states being rather jarring as the window adjusted. This has been fixed.

Shell:
Minor readability and visual cue improvements. Background and foreground colours match the GTK3 colours.

V1.3 1 month ago

Dash to dock users have an even fancier dock. Looking glass text has been fixed in the light shell variant. Borders around progressbars have been removed because they were just really ugly. Padding (don't freak out) has been added to make a couple buttons, mostly image buttons look less "weird"

V1.2.2 1 month ago

Adwaita actually has a light variant of the shell theme but if you choose to compile it there'll be a couple bugs all over the place because of static values being used here and there that only works for the dark theme. I just tweaked it a bit and modified the default assets to fit in with the light theme. Also, padding for lestcape's global menu has been added if you're using that extension.

V1.2.1 1 month ago

More dash to dock tweaks. The volume slider in GNOME Shell is smaller and sleeker. On the non-shell side, the window shadow has been turned down to get rid of that "dirty" look and the context menu highlight colour is back to the way it was, apparently it's like that in the original Adwaita.

V1.2 1 month ago

The dark version works for GTK2 apps. The blue highlight colour is now used in all context menus. Dash to dock users have a more noticeable running and focused indicators (that remains consistent with the rest of Adwaita) as opposed to the old running dot.

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