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Description:

The Xfce Evolution theme attempts to rid the Xfce desktop of visual distractions by providing a more consistent look across older and newer applications (Gtk2/3, Qt4/5, wxWidgets2/3, Open/LibreOffice).

IMPORTANT:
Please read carefully the 'README' and 'HISTORY' files each time you install a new release.

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Based on Ambiance:gtk2, Adwaita:gtk3, and Greybird:xfwm4.

Blends well with 'elementary Xfce darkER' icon set and 'Noto Sans 9' fonts.

Developed and tested on Xubuntu 17.04.
Last changelog:

4.21.0 1 day ago

- because of the presence of scripts, starting with this release odd minor versions will represent development releases, while even minor versions will represent stable releases
- completely changed the install/uninstall procedures, and updated the instructions in the 'INSTALL' file accordingly (see the 'INSTALLATION' and 'UNINSTALL' chapters)
- fixed a regression introduced in 4.18.1 on button-like gtk2 checkboxes (used e.g. in the Gimp toolbox)
- changed the 'Xfce Evolution' main theme's button-pressed style to 'sunken' for max consistency with gtk2
- gtk3 tweaks and improvements

IMPORTANT
If you'd like to follow the future development for this theme, then please bookmark http://xfce-evolution.sf.net
Because of the way opendesktop.org tolerates vandalism via their voting system, coupled with their total lack of reaction to my repeated complaints, the last version(s) that will be posted on this site will be 5.0.x, after which i will delete this account completely.
Thanks to all of you who have shown support/appreciation for my work.
Peace!

sorryqaby

20 days ago

Looks too old fashioned.

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gyll

18 days ago

just like you baby, just like you

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dergnome

28 days ago

so it is basically a bunch of adwaita based themes, which isnt even linked as source...

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gyll

28 days ago

yeah, well, i didn't really put much effort into making it likeable by morons, my bad

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dergnome

28 days ago

and your mom taught you very good manners.

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gyll

28 days ago

yeah, she surely did, like e.g. putting hundreds of hours into giving away something that some people might find useful while not hurting anybody. but obviously your mom didn't teach you any of that. get lost, moron

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gyll

28 days ago

i'm waiting for you to create yet another fake account just to hammer my theme once again, i start enjoying this sh*!

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cysp

1 month ago

Is there any plan to make slim version?

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gyll

1 month ago

i don't know what you mean by "slim version", but the general answer is that i have no immediate plans for anything else than improving the existing theme, i just don't have much spare time anymore for adding new stuff

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Fldarknesss

1 month ago

+

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bryanpaget

1 month ago

+

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donarturo

1 month ago

Are you planning to add XFCE-smooth?

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gyll

1 month ago

have no clue what "xfce smooth" is, found a couple of articles about being an obscure xubuntu-based distro, if this is the case then i guess the ubuntu installers should work?

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DarkBeastOfPrey

1 month ago

+Xfce Evolution Graphite

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jskier

1 month ago

SourceForge doesn't like something in the new zip file, it's being flagged as malware. I'm not seeing anything in VirusTotal. Wonder if it's the new HACKING references.

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gyll

1 month ago

yup, just saw this some one hour ago, it didn't flag it immediately after the upload. i've reported the issue to sf, i'll see what they have to say about this. anywayz, if they can't get rid of this permanently i'll have to switch to some other host (maybe here on opendesktop)

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gyll

1 month ago

it's fixed now. Apparently their av bs is all f*up, we'll see if this will happen again...

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jskier

1 month ago

Nice. Not complaining, just gave a heads up on it.

Unrelated, AUR package is up to date and I cleaned up the font configuration debacle I got myself into.

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gyll

1 month ago

hehe, didn't bump into this 'debacle' word in quite a while :D

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bascha

1 month ago

awesome

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gyll

1 month ago

hmmm... if it's owesome you clicked the wrong button :(

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dummy

1 month ago

hi bascha, you voted with the comment "awesome", but downvoted instead?
Is that correct or you accidently clicked on the "-" instead of the "+"?

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gyll

1 month ago

Nopse, i just realized this guy is just a moron who did it on purpose, not only with my theme but also with a whole bunch of 4 top-rated themes (see his "ratings" section here https://www.opendesktop.org/member/362438/).

I already complained about this idiotic down-vote scheme to the site admins, here https://forum.opendesktop.org/t/vandals-again/2420/3 , and if the site admins won't disable negative voting i'll remove my theme completely from this site (i'll give them a couple of days to think thing over)

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ack0329

2 months ago

+

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gyll

2 months ago

obrigado :)

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4.21.0 1 day ago

- because of the presence of scripts, starting with this release odd minor versions will represent development releases, while even minor versions will represent stable releases
- completely changed the install/uninstall procedures, and updated the instructions in the 'INSTALL' file accordingly (see the 'INSTALLATION' and 'UNINSTALL' chapters)
- fixed a regression introduced in 4.18.1 on button-like gtk2 checkboxes (used e.g. in the Gimp toolbox)
- changed the 'Xfce Evolution' main theme's button-pressed style to 'sunken' for max consistency with gtk2
- gtk3 tweaks and improvements

IMPORTANT
If you'd like to follow the future development for this theme, then please bookmark http://xfce-evolution.sf.net
Because of the way opendesktop.org tolerates vandalism via their voting system, coupled with their total lack of reaction to my repeated complaints, the last version(s) that will be posted on this site will be 5.0.x, after which i will delete this account completely.
Thanks to all of you who have shown support/appreciation for my work.
Peace!

4.19.0 25 days ago

- installer overhaul: a plethora of wrong assumptions in the previous installers/uninstallers made them work properly only on ubuntu-based distros (e.g. the shell was wrongly assumed to be 'bash' for all distros, the bash initialization file was wrongly assumed to always be '~/.profile', the system-wide initialization file was wrongly specified in comments as being '/etc/environment', etc); now fixed
- new install/uninstall option: own-user and all-users
- edited the 'INSTALL' file to describe the QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME setting for qt5+ application (see "INSTALLATION" and "UNINSTALL" sections)
- new 'Irix' sub-theme
- some minor tweaks

IMPORTANT
- the install/uninstall scripts essentially implement the step-by-step install/uninstall procedures described in the 'INSTALL' file, with the extra feature of allowing both per-user and all-users setups; however, these scripts have been tested only on Xubuntu 17.04, so please let me know if you find them to contain any bugs, especially for the non-ubuntu scripts
- package/port builders/maintainers: please let me know if i can assist you in any way with explaining (and/or tweaking) the installer/uninstaller scripts

Thanks!

4.18.1 1 month ago

Improved installers:
- install/uninstall now sets/resets the QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME variable in ~/.profile
- added comments in installer/uninstaller files about system-wide locations (hopefully useful for package/port builders/maintainers)

Improved consistency:
- fixed radios and checks when placed inside lists in gtk3 menus (e.g. in EasyTag file browser popup)
- highlight tab button pressed on light backgrounds (visible e.g. in Xfce Evolution Greybird for the tab buttons in gtk3 print dialogs; this was already implemented for normal buttons)
- removed text highlight for enabled gtk2 radio/check labels (like gtk3)
- added text shadow on disabled gtk3-csd menus (like normal menus) and disabled gtk3 combos (like gtk2)
- added text shadow to disabled gtk3 text labels (like gtk2)
- other minor tweaks

4.18.0 1 month ago

- tweaked old, and added new, menu selection options; now available: menu-selection-flat/dented/bulged/bulged-slight/bulged-rounded, see 'HACKING' file
- set the background color of tabs' content area to 'transparent' for consistency with gtk2 (you'll notice this in e.g. the preferences dialog of mousepad, etc)
- improved installers: prompt for y/n answers instead of <enter>/<close-window>
- renamed some of the tweaking options for a more consistent naming scheme, see 'HACKING' file
- other minor tweaks and code refactoring

Note: the 4.18 release is (probably) the last in the 4.x series. I will allow for several days of testing and bug reports, and then a new baseline version (5.0) will follow shortly.

4.17.0 2 months ago

- new tweaking option: menu-selection-flat/raised/sunken, see 'HACKING' file
- installer fix: wrong 'install' argument in arch installer was generating (non-fatal) error (thanks onderkar!)
- installer fix: installers can now be launched from any directory on the local FS
- code cleanup and minor tweaks

4.16.0 2 months ago

- consistent widget scaling across gtk2/gtk3 applications for font sizes [7-11]@96dpi
- gtk3 levelbars consistent with the theme (geometry and colors)
- installer tweaks (now available for: debian, ubuntu, fedora, arch, freebsd)
- other minor tweaks and fixes

4.15.0 2 months ago

- workaround for gtk3 minimize/maximize/close buttons in chrome/chromium (chromium seems to misinterpret margin-right as margin-left and vice-versa in its gtk3 titlebar)
- new step in the distribution-specific installers to remove possible system-wide qt5 font fix leftovers from the 4.13.x versions (this step will be removed from the installers starting Jan 2019)
- tweaked the distribution-specific installers and made them double-click-friendly (they exit only after you press <ENTER>)
- new section 'Scrollbars and Sliders' in 'Xfce Evolution/TOOLS/HACKING' file
- other minor tweaks and fixes

4.14.0 2 months ago

- created installer/uninstaller scripts for the 4 most common distros with Xfce (debian, ubuntu, fedora, freebsd), see 'README' file
- overhauled and reorganized all doc/info files to accommodate the new installers
- reverted to installing the qt5 font fix in the user-lever directory tree (users' suggestion)

IMPORTANT:
If you have previously installed any of the 4.13.x releases and followed the installation instructions regarding the qt5 font fix, then you will have to MANUALLY REMOVE the system-wide qt5 font fix that has been applied to your system (this issue is also documented in the 'Xfce Evolution/TOOLS/INSTALL' file). Run the following command in terminal:
- for linux (debian, ubuntu, fedora): sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/90-qt5.conf
- for freebsd: su root -c "rm /usr/local/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-qt5.conf"

Note: this release is a rather large overhaul so i might have missed something, please let me know in the comments if you find any issues. Thanks!

4.13.1 2 months ago

- important bug fix: it has been brought to my attention that the qt5 font fix was not properly applied on some systems (it turned out this was an attribute preservation problem). To correct this issue, please make sure you follow _exactly_ the updated procedure described in the 'INSTALL' file when you install this update (search for 'fix the qt5 font rendering issue' in your distro's section in the 'INSTALL' file').
- note: the qt5 font fix used to be applied on a per-user basis (except for FreeBSD) in previous releases; it is now applied system-wide for all distros.

4.12.2 2 months ago

- aesthetic fix: made the gtk3-csd minimize/maximize/close buttons stay vertically aligned on the middle of the titlebar when a gtk3-csd window is maximized (they were placed at the top-right of the titlebar in 4.12.1, creating a visual discomfort); the close button receives focus (and can be clicked) when the mouse pointer is placed all the way to the top-right corner of the screen, even if the mouse pointer is not placed exactly over it

4.12.1 2 months ago

- usability enhancement: the close button of maximized windows (both xfwm and gtk3-csd) will receive focus when the mouse pointer is placed at the top-right corner of the screen (like on modern Windows and MacOS desktops)
- other minor tweaks

4.12.0 2 months ago

- new tweaking option: 'desktop-icon-background-on/off', see 'HACKING' file (thanks Martin!)
- renamed 'focus-rectangles-on/off' options to 'keyboard-navigation-on/off' to better reflect their current function (see 'HACKING' file)
- other minor fixes and tweaks (e.g. fixed a regression since 4.7.2 concerning gtk3 spinbuttons' font color, etc)

4.11.3 2 months ago

- fixed wrong text highlighting in the xfce window switcher (ALT+TAB); this bug was introduced in 4.10.0 when text highlighting was added to gtk2 buttons (thanks Martin!)
- other minor fixes and tweaks (fixed the color of colorizable icons in gtk2 menus, relief effect on the gtk3 treeview headers' separators to match gtk2, etc)

4.11.2 2 months ago

- the fix in 4.11.1 for the text color in gtk2 & gtk3 menus was not applied to the gtk3 model buttons' pop-ups, now fixed in 4.11.2

4.11.1 2 months ago

- fixed a long-standing issue with the text color inside menus and tabs' content frames which i just spotted on the 'Icelake' theme (this issue became more clearly visible on this theme)
- fixed a potentially misleading typo in the 'HACKING' file: was 'tabs-XXX.css' (left over from previous versions), corrected to 'tab-XXX.css'
- several other minor tweaks

4.11.0 2 months ago

- redesign of gtk3 tab buttons to look like gtk2 buttons when 'button-pressed-contrast' and 'tab-button' options are selected together (see 'HACKING' file), see e.g. the 'Greybird' theme
- changed the breadcrumbs in the gtk3 open & save dialogs' location bar to look like the gtk2 breadcrumbs when 'button-contrast' option is selected (see 'HACKING' file)
- new 'Icelake' sub-theme
- new 'Summerfield' sub-theme
- overhaul of the 'HACKING' file in order to make it more clear

4.10.1 3 months ago

- tweaks for gtk3 pressed buttons' shades and outlining

4.10.0 3 months ago

- new tweaking options: 'button-pressed-bent/-contrast' (see 'HACKING' file): 'button-pressed-contrast' provides a consistent look for pressed buttons across all applications (gtk2/gtk3), while 'button-pressed-bent' provides a more modern look but is available only for gtk3 apps (gtk2 uses contrast)
- renamed tweaking options 'panel-themed-mono' and 'default-button-bright' to 'panel-contrast' and 'default-button-contrast' respectively (for name consistency among tweaking options, see 'HACKING' file)
- tweaked the shades on gtk3 default buttons when pressed (for even better consistency with gtk2)

4.9.0 4 months ago

This update contains some renamed files and folders, please MAKE SURE YOU DELETE ALL PREVIOUS 'Xfce Evolution XXX' folders you may have on you system before installing this update (this is automatically achieved if you follow exactly the step-by-step instructions in the 'INSTALL' file)
- new highlighting formula for gtk2/gtk3 to correct over-highlighting on darker themes
- consistent look for gtk2/gtk3 default-button-pressed (gtk3 mimics the gtk2 style because gtk2 murrine does not allow different geometries for pressed/not-pressed widgets)
- consistent gtk2/gtk3 highlighting of check and radio buttons (gtk3 mimics gtk2 style)
- removed label displacement on gtk2 buttons when pressed, for consistency with gtk3. The gtk3 css '-gtk-icon-transform: translate' does not work (yet?), so label displacement cannot be implemented on gtk3 for labels with icons; label displacement will be enabled for both gtk2 and gtk3 button-pressed if/when the gtk3 css 'translate' will work
- the 'focus-rectangle-off' option now also disables the menu accelerators
- renamed 'tabs-XXX' options to 'tab-XXX' (see 'HACKING' file)
- renamed the 'Lead' sub-theme to 'Summerstorm'
- other minor tweaks (e.g. gtk3 treeview header buttons, highlighting of xfwm and gtk3-csd buttons, gradients on gtk3 buttons, etc)

4.8.0 5 months ago

- new 'lead' sub-theme
- renamed tweaking options 'panel-light' and 'panel-light-mono' to 'panel-themed' and 'panel-themed-mono' to better reflect their appearance
- new highlighting formula in gtk2 for increased gtk2/gtk3 consistency
- tweaked highlighting for gtk2 panel buttons
- more gtk2/gtk3 consistency tweaks

4.7.2 5 months ago

fixed highlighting of Gtk2 buttons and Gtk2 combos which was not uniform

4.7.1 5 months ago

minor fix over 4.7.0 (xfwm maximize/restore button shape when window in maximized mode)

4.7.0 5 months ago

- many gtk2/gtk3 consistency tweaks (eliminated border shadows under gtk2 buttons, more consistent highlighting, gtk3 disabled buttons consistent with gtk2, etc)
- xfwm button fixes
- gtk3 code refactoring

4.6.1 6 months ago

- replaced the menu-separator-flat/relief option with menu-separator-light/dark/relief
- various consistency-related tweaks (e.g. made the radio bullet in menus the same size in gtk2, gtk3, and gtk3-csd popups, shaded the gtk3-csd popups to look more like classic menus, etc)
- replaced some duplicate files with symlinks

4.6.0 6 months ago

- new sub-theme: Xfce Evolution Solaris
- new tweaking option: relief/flat menu separators

4.5.1 7 months ago

- made the checkmarks and radios consistent in gtk2, gtk3, and gtk3-csd menus
- tweaks for the gtk2 and gtk3 panel plugins buttons
- made the gtk2 checkboxes and radiobuttons look better on themes with colored canvas

product-maker sorryqaby Sep 28 2018

Looks too old fashioned.

product-maker dergnome Sep 20 2018

so it is basically a bunch of adwaita based themes, which isnt even linked as source...

product-maker Fldarknesss Sep 07 2018

+

product-maker bryanpaget Sep 07 2018

+

product-maker DarkBeastOfPrey Aug 31 2018

+Xfce Evolution Graphite

product-maker bascha Aug 21 2018

awesome

product-maker ack0329 Aug 16 2018

+

product-maker tenj61 Jul 31 2018

+very cool theme, no bs and looks well designed.

product-maker onderkar Jul 16 2018

+ Love it. Should be XFCE's default theme :)

product-maker poiluzt Jul 14 2018

+

product-maker arjanm Jul 08 2018

+

product-maker frederic314 Jul 05 2018

+Beautiful themes with new colors, thank you!

product-maker dodona Jun 17 2018

+

product-maker thwald Jun 11 2018

+

product-maker paulxfce May 13 2018

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product-maker xerxeslins Feb 06 2018

The best theme.

product-maker yethiel Feb 01 2018

Adds some depth and originality!

product-maker AV1Aca Jan 28 2018

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product-maker Polesz Nov 07 2017

Perfect, but colorized scrollbar?

product-maker UgoYak Nov 05 2017

Very good if you like a "eye friendly" theme.

product-maker bolimage Oct 07 2017

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