Description:

The Xfce Evolution theme attempts to rid the Xfce desktop of visual distractions by providing a more consistent look (buttons, scrollbars, menus, etc) across older and newer applications.

If you like this theme please rate it so that other people can find it more easily.

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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 (see the INSTALL file in package).

Developed and tested on Xubuntu 17.04.
Last changelog:

4.9.0 7 days 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)

dodona

7 days ago

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gyll

6 days ago

Thanks for your '+', glad you liked it :)

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RJVB

12 days ago

This is one of the first themes for GTk3 (since it dropped its proper, legacy theming support) I find which I actually could live with - in applications that no longer offer a GTk2 variant.
It could be a bit more compact to my taste though, and I'd really like to know how to get the overall colour palette of the standard version but with the highlight colours of the "Graphite" variant. Maybe I'm overlooking a simple way to set the highlight colour?

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gyll

11 days ago

Thanks!

As for tweaking options, please see the 'HACKING' file in the 'Xfce Evolution' base theme folder.

Also, since maybe you did not read the 'HACKING' file, i'm thinking maybe you also didn't read the 'INSTALL' file; please read this file carefully and use EXACTLY the install procedure described there because otherwise you might miss some important bits and pieces (e.g. the font fix for Qt5 apps, etc).

Cheers!

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RJVB

11 days ago

Did read the INSTALL, not the HACKING (yet). I'm only interested in the GTk3 theme, for Qt and GTk2 I'm sticking with my own QtCurve theme!

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gyll

11 days ago

okay, check 'HACKING' and you'll find the tweaking options there (and you'll only use them for the gtk3 theme)

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gyll

11 days ago

Uh, one more thing: if you'll find this theme useful please rate it so that other users can find it more easily based on its ranking (well, dunno if rating is still possible for regular users anymore, but you can try :)

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gyll

11 days ago

And yet one more thing: stay tuned in the following days because a new update is on its way with a few more nice tweaks (improved highlighting for mouse-over on darker themes among other things)

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thwald

12 days ago

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gyll

11 days ago

Thanks :)

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paulxfce

1 month ago

Great that someone takes the effort to improve XFCE, you have just earn your first pling. (You can receive financial reward for your efforts if you have set up a paypall account in your settings-page) The more plings you receive from the contributors (like me) the higher the potential reward you get. Most of us themers are trying to get more contributors, as it is actually fun rewarding other artists for their efforts. Feel free to join us: become a contributor.

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gyll

1 month ago

Thanks for the nice words and thank you for your pling; however, financial rewards do not interest me at all for this kind of work, and in fact i am totally against the current voting scheme imposed on this site. The only reason this theme is still maintained here is because it started it here, no new work will find its way on this site from me (until/unless voting is reverted to a democratic scheme).

That said, thanks again!

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gyll

1 month ago

PS
I had my say regarding abusers and solutions to try against them, here https://forum.opendesktop.org/t/to-the-opendesktop-org-site-admins-trolls-and-abusers/1352/15 , so i tried. But apparently my point of view is not shared/understood by the admins. So be it.

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dummy

1 month ago

Hi gyll,
just letting you know that with the update from last week, "democratic voting" has been restored.
The "only" bonus for supporters now is the monetary incentive of sharing "plings".

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gyll

1 month ago

Uh, really? I don't see any blog post on this

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fblais

3 months ago

Thanks!
BTW, the window decorations from this theme are blending very well with the Greybird version:
https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1224212/
Additionally, the title bar is thinner in comparison to yours, and I prefer that.

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gyll

3 months ago

window decorations: well, sure, you can use anything that works well, but the problem with not using my decoration is that the gtk3-csd (the apps without window decorations) don't look consistent, i'll make a thinner border version in a future release

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fblais

3 months ago

Yes, I already noticed that yesterday night with something. File-roller I think. (I use that instead of Xarchiver, which I'm not a fan of)
Thanks in advance for the thinner title bar! :)

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fblais

4 months ago

Didn't notice any change, so I suppose it was a very little update?
There's no 4.4.1 line in history file as well.
Thanks anyway! :)

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gyll

4 months ago

yes, just some small changes (e.g. the buttons on the dark taskbar have a less prominent relief) and some code cleanup. and yes again, no history entry for this one, i don't document revisions in history, just major and minor releases

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gyll

4 months ago

@fblais: finally, there you have it: light/dark/black xfce-panel options (see 'Xfce Evolution/HACKING' file) :)

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fblais

4 months ago

Thanks! :)

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fblais

4 months ago

I tried the Greybird variant and it may be buggy?
The taskbar is dark, but the menu checboxes show a red dot when they're checked. Same with the arrows at the bottom and top of the vertical scrollbar, which only show a red dot..

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gyll

4 months ago

works at my end, you had a similar problem before and it was because your archive manager was not extracting the symlinks. The solution that worked for you was to use the command line 'unzip', so try to extract the archive with unzip in terminal (btw, using the command line 'unzip' is the way it should be done, see 'Xfce Evolution/INSTALL' file)

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fblais

4 months ago

Indeed, I first extracted it within Peppermint and copied over to my Xubuntu partition.
I extracted within Xubuntu and it was oksy then,
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4.9.0 7 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

4.7.1 1 month ago

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

4.7.0 1 month 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 2 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 3 months ago

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

4.5.1 3 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 dodona Jun 17 2018

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product-maker thwald Jun 11 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

product-maker fblais Sep 27 2017

product-maker vistaus Sep 17 2017

product-maker mrnhmath Sep 16 2017

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