PRO-Dark-XFCE-Edition

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes xfce4

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/paullinuxthemer/PRO-Dark-XFCE-Edition

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Description:

PRO-Dark-XFCE-Edition

Made by paulxfce

A clear and easy-on-the-eyes theme that is meant for those who use the XFCE/Gnome-desktop professionally on a daily basis. The focus in this theme is compatibility: GTK-2 applications and GTK-3 applications look virtually the same. Libre-office, Scribus, Evolution, Geary, Planner, GnuCash, LaTeXila, Geany, the Gimp, Inkscape,...

Chrome, firefox, Web and Opera have no issues with this theme.

About the looks, you will notice some Elementary-theme, Arc-theme and Gnome-OSX, in a darker version.
This is a XFCE-interpretation of my gnome-theme PRO-Dark-GTK.


IMPORTANT:

There are 3 versions available:
PRO-Dark-XFCE-Edition-I is the older XFCE-D-PRO which works fine with thunar below version 1.8

PRO-Dark-XFCE-Edition-II is the newer up-to-date version that requires Thunar 1.8 or above

PRO-Dark-XFCE-Edition 4.14 is an update to the newer XFCE-DE and GTK 3.22 up until GTK 3.34


How to install:

Download the theme,

Just copy the extracted file to a '.themes'-folder you make in your home directory.
Then use Appearance/ Window-manager to select the Style.
LOG OUT AND BACK IN for changes to take full effect !

The standard XFWM-windowmanager is used as the compositor, With the following specific settings in the Window Manager Tweaks:
- display compositing enabled.
- Synchronize drawing to the vertical blank enabled.
- Show shadows under dock windows enabled.
Opacity of popup windows is set more to the left (more transparency): this gives the translucency under the drop down-menu's. You can move the layer more to the left for more transparency.


Comments

Please comment if you see things broken, or want differently. I will post fixes as soon as possible.

Updates:

Version 4.14 updates to XFCE 4.14 and newer gnome-versions.
Version II is a fully up-to-date version for the new thunar (>=1.8)
Version 1.1 includes ALL the window-control-buttons of XFCE-titlebar
Version 1.2 is build on top of ubuntu 17.10, with a new whiskermenu and solution for the awkward behaviour of the desktop-icons.
Version 1.3 completed the making of the panel and Whisker-menu. This version is made to work on Xubuntu 17.10.
Version 1.4 Fix for the desktop-icons, re-theming of Thunar in Toolbar-style, re-adjusting GTK3-theme to match GTK2, overall lighter blue-selected-color and grey-ed menu-items all look the same; Further theming of Whisker-menu: Adjusted padding and margins to make it less clunky and added text-shadows to improve the font-rendering.
Version 1.5 correcting parsing-errors.
Version 1.6 bugfixes and license-requirements
Last changelog:

Updated theme to 4.14 1 year ago

Much needed update to address issues that have arisen with latest GTK3 and XFCE 4.14
New switches as well.

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armageddon51

2 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you very much. Some anomalies which will be super if you can correct them (Xubuntu 17.10). On the task bar, the menu section is black underneath. Only dark grey when you click on it. The menu itself does not seems to be affected by the theme (is it me?). The same thing with the task bar, the speaker/network icons background is black.
Also with Thunar (file manager), on the title bar, the roll-unroll window sign and the upper left down arrow (window menu) has a white background, not grey.
Note ; Great font selection. Match perfectly the theme.
Tx

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paulxfce

2 years ago

the new version (1.1) should correct the window-control-buttons. Whisker-menu in Xubuntu 17.10 is using version 2.1.5, which uses GTK3 to draw its shape. In MX-17 Whisker is still at 1.7.5 which uses GTK2. Hence the difference.

I'm aware of the whisker-problem (I've tried a live-version of Xubuntu 17.10). But I have not yet got it installed properly. There is unfortunately allot of difference between MX-17 and Xubuntu 17.10.

Do you use the compton file?

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armageddon51

2 years ago

Yes window buttons fixed ! Great stuff. Are you going to try to fix Ubuntu whisker ? I'll be fantastic. I think Ubuntu is more popular than MX-17 (nice distro). You will reach a wider audience.
No I am not using compton. One more thing, I don't know if it is related but if a select an icon on the desktop, the text underneath become a blurry black.

You are doing a great job thanks. Damned, I can only click once on the score ...

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paulxfce

2 years ago

New whisker menu and a solution for desktopicons

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armageddon51

2 years ago

Awesome, you kept working on it, thanks. I see you got whisker the proper colours control. It look nice like that (metal grey and metal darker grey). I think the programs list background in whisker is the same as the task bar colour (set to default style).

One thing still exist, is that the background on the task bar for the menu button is still black underneath and I can't see "applications" word until I click on it. Then it become the right colours. It should be the same background and text colour as the date which follow your theme. The same with the taskbar background under the sound and network icons (which is probably related). I don't know if you can correct that. Let me know if I can test stuff for you.

It is almost finish. Thanks. After that, I'll spread it around in the proper forums.

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paulxfce

2 years ago

Strange, the last version 1.3 should have addressed the issue with the taskbar background and applications-menu-button too. I'm running standard 17.10 and everything is OK here...

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armageddon51

2 years ago

Yes your version 1.3 fix it ! Another one down.

Ok now this is a personal taste and you don't have to do it.

1- When I click on a icon on the desktop, the text revert to black and a blue rectangle highlight the text underneath. I would prefer that the text stay white for clarity since the box already highlight the selection. If it loose focus, that's what happen and it's look better then with the black text.

2- If a select an item in Thunar, the background under the text is a darker blue (?) then the blue under the selections on the left grey "places" panel. Can it be the same blue ? The black text will standout better on the lighter blue.

You did a super job. There is not many full Xubuntu 17.10 themes around. It will stand out.

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armageddon51

2 years ago

Ok Paul, I transfer the theme to my main computer. Looks good. The only problem is that black text (selection) on dark blue background (like explained previously) make any selected item with text unreadable on my applications. See your picture too. It may be a must after all. White on blue will solve it.

Thanks

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paulxfce

2 years ago

Version 1.4 should have addressed most of the remaining issues. Unfortunately White-on-blue selection colors do not always work. But the lighter-blue should help...

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armageddon51

2 years ago

Hi Paul, I tried your new version. New name ? XFCE-D-PRO.
Anyway, not exactly was I was expecting. The theme has change. Thunar middle bar (path rectangle) is now light blue instead of previous grey. Icons highlight is still black on dark blue. However desktop icon selection is now white on blue, very good !
I have return to 1.3 which I prefer.
Thanks

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paulxfce

2 years ago

I'll see about removing the grey color als selected menu-items and then replaces them with some lighter blue version. This will take some time, as both GTK2 and GTK3 need to be changed.

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paulxfce

2 years ago

It's also build on top standard Xubuntu 17.10

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Updated theme to 4.14 1 year ago

Much needed update to address issues that have arisen with latest GTK3 and XFCE 4.14
New switches as well.

Corrected issues with Whisker-menu and XFCE-Notification 2 years ago

Corrected issues with Whisker-menu and XFCE-Notification

Added Edition II 2 years ago

Added a new version

Changed category in which this theme resides 2 years ago

Because GTK/XFCE4 theme do not exist as a separate category I changed it' place to XFCE4-theme

Bugfixes and license-requirements 2 years ago

Bugfixes and license-requirements fullfilled

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product-maker pastorwarreng Sep 22 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent Plays nice will all my applications and is easy on the eyes. Thanks!
product-maker necrosauron Aug 30 2020 10 the best
10 the best....looks awesome and professional... a 1000 thxs
product-maker angelinux-slack Jul 15 2020 5 average
5 average
product-maker sergeykozlobaev Jun 23 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker tuxware Jun 14 2020 9 excellent
I was fed up with how badly Libre Office looked with a tabbed user interface while using Greybird GTK3 theme (that is otherwise a really great, greyish theme). Now I start Libre Office with PaulXfce's PRO-dark theme and it finally looks good : ) Thanks!
product-maker loreway May 09 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker krig May 01 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker kujaw Jan 14 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker theriddick Jan 12 2020 8 great
8 great
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10 the best
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10 the best
product-maker AV1Aca Nov 22 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker Cr7NeTwOrK Oct 29 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker bealsc Oct 28 2019 10 the best
Great theme. Thank you for updating it for XFCE 4.14.
product-maker radexkde Sep 25 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker ewertonurias Sep 02 2019 8 great
8 great
product-maker x-varlesh-x May 24 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker superinek May 09 2019 9 excellent
+ finally a good looking consistent! theme. This is rated way too low.
product-maker molko Feb 09 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker fjuwoeg Jan 23 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker 2carats Dec 09 2018 9 excellent
+ this is great! i only want to give one feedback. When used as theme for lightdm, the font colour is white over light grey background which is hardly readable.
product-maker dobriii Nov 08 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker brycelynch Oct 06 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker xypepper Aug 23 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker malysps Aug 20 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker fblais Aug 15 2018 9 excellent
Great stuff! What about a dark titlebar version? :) Thanks!
product-maker psychydyl Jul 27 2018 9 excellent
Superb!
product-maker wkr Jun 28 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Tonho Jun 28 2018 9 excellent
+The best one, not painel bug like axiom.
product-maker acommn Jun 14 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker wheelchairdriver May 11 2018 9 excellent
product-maker bandithijo May 09 2018 9 excellent
product-maker genebustam Feb 16 2018 9 excellent
nice theme but doesn't look good on gmusicbrowser (a music player) and it doesn't show shadows on KDE.
product-maker armageddon51 Jan 14 2018 9 excellent
product-maker izzzy Jan 14 2018 3 bad
product-maker galaktyk Jan 14 2018 9 excellent
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