Carapace Original

Gnome Shell Themes colorful dark minimalism

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/HackaN/Carapace

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Description:

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Note: Since Gnome Shell 3.32 some things have changed.

Latest version (2.3) is for Gnome Shell 3.32 and you must use a panel transparency extension with this version.
Look below for my suggestion on useful extensions

! If you have an earlier version of Gnome Shell you should use version 2.2
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My intention is for Carapace to be a different kind of theme. I have been trying to take as much advantage of the different states of gnome-shell as possible, my wish and attempt has been to make the desktop diverse and alive.
The result is a dark and stylish desktop, with a dash of eye-leading coloring, which is using one of the most awesome fonts ever - Lato.

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If you don't yet have Lato search for "ttf-google-fonts-typewolf" in your package manager or go to: typewolf.com/google-fonts ... Or just get it here.
-- If you download it then extract the archive in: ~/.local/share/fonts


Note: There are two variants available. One with the original Slim Dock and a new Pantheon-ish Dock.
- Screenshot


::: Installation :::

Method one:
1) Extract and put Carapace in either ~/.themes/ or ~/.local/share/themes/
2) Select Carapace from Gnome Tweak Tool

Method two:
1) Pick the downloaded archive directly from within Tweak Tool and it'll extract and do the rest for you.



::: Required Extensions :::

- User themes
- Dash to Dock


::: Useful Extensions :::

- Dynamic Panel Transparency
-- Because transparent panel is awesome (only required with version > 2.3)

- OpenWeather
-- Because while the Gnome weather-program is cool, your location might not be there.

- Mconnect
-- Any KDE Connect user needs this :-D

- Custom Corner
-- Creates more freedom

- Blyr
-- Adds blurred background for the Overview


::: NOT Recommended Extensions :::

- Carapace (version 2.2) has a built-in responsive panel. So an panel-altering extension is not needed, and for the full experience not recommended whatsoever.


::: Other than that :::

- Have fun and rate it up if you like my work... Or Pling me... Or buy me a cup of coffee: paypal.me/hackan301
:-D


Enjoy!
Last changelog:

| 2019.04.14 | 6 months ago

Fixed some bugs for Gnome Shell 3.32
* The time/date/clock
* Shell no longer supports Panel states, so no more built in Panel Transparency. You will need a Gnome Shell Extension. Look at my suggested extensions above.
* Fixed weird close-buttons in the Overview

riiskyy

6 months ago

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riiskyy

6 months ago

Hi, how did you get your dots to widen with more instances open? I can't seem to find that option. Also my date/time on th etop bar is blue but yours is white. Is this intended? Love the theme though looks great with wallpapers

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hackan301

6 months ago

The widening of running dots should be automatic... Let me check back to you regarding if there's an issue with the theme on GNOME Shell 3.32. I am in the middle of updating the whole Carapace Family. That also answers your other queation: The date/time is not supposed to be blue. It is an issue that came with GNOME Shell 3.32. I will upload an update to fix that (and some other issues with 3.32) tonight.

Thanks for your feedback! :-)

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riiskyy

6 months ago

Thanks, I managed to find the value in the CSS to change so it matches with the rest now. Thanks again and I look forward to the update

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trece13th

11 months ago

9 +

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arthur91

1 year ago

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pdimh

1 year ago

This theme looks very good. I'm looking for a gtk theme to use with it. What gtk theme are you using? Thanks.

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hackan301

1 year ago

If I am not mistaken I am using Arc Darker in the screenshots. It works pretty well together with Carapace :-)

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arthur109

1 year ago

I really, really like this theme... Its super polished! except there's one small problem. I hate the colors green and blue, and I know hate is a strong word. Do you think that in a future version of this theme you could make it so that people can customize the colors by editing a config file or something?

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hackan301

1 year ago

I'll try to come up with something. Been thinking about maybe making a graphite version for a while.

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satt294

1 year ago

9 +Very good quality work. Dynamic border effects looks good on my wall papers. I have not checked on a wide range yet. But very good work. Good future for GNOME

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hackan301

1 year ago

Awesome! Thank you for that comment - Appreciate it :-)

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| 2019.04.14 | 6 months ago

Fixed some bugs for Gnome Shell 3.32
* The time/date/clock
* Shell no longer supports Panel states, so no more built in Panel Transparency. You will need a Gnome Shell Extension. Look at my suggested extensions above.
* Fixed weird close-buttons in the Overview

| 2018.11.22 | 10 months ago

* Fixed panel paddings
* Ajusted wallpaper edge

| 2018.11.20 | 10 months ago

* Fixed a bug in search-results which made it impossible to autoscroll results while using arrow-keys. Using keys somehow feels more natural so this is a pretty nice bug-fix :-)

| 2018.11.19 | 10 months ago

Plenty of good stuff in this update :-D

* I have remade the dock and given it a border and a shadow
* Task Switcher has gotten a makeover as well. It is now folling the style I made for Carapace Graphite witch a kind of flash/spot -light indicating marked program.
* I have adjusted paddings and spacings in the Overview
* The activities button (gnome foot) is new. A bit larger and with a better shadow.
* Tweaked shades of panel and menus as well as fixed a little bug in the button-shadows in the panel.
... I think that is about it...
* Oh yeah - I have updated the calendar also :-D

| 2018.11.12 | 11 months ago

*worked on Overview
* Worked on Task Switcher
* Did some tuning of borders in the panel

| 2018.11.10 | 11 months ago

Pretty excited about this update. Been working on the following:
* shades
* Overview
* Totally remade the dock. It also now has new types of indicators for running programs - The more windows the wider the indicator gets.
I personally think it's sexy as hell :-D
* Also, renamed the theme variants so you can easily switch between the variants you install

| 2018.11.09 | 11 months ago

* Optimized code
* Tweaked some shades and font-sizes
* Removed the border in the Overview (because it created weird gaps in the corners)
* Trying out a more Pantheon-style look for the dock

Will continue polishing so make sure to check back for future updates :-)

Enjoy!

| 03.10.2018 | 1 year ago

* Adjusted font weights and sizes
* Changed some graphical elements for retina displays
* Gave the Overview a slightly rounded radius
* Fixed volume and brightness sliders for latest Gnome Shell

| 24.07.2018 | 1 year ago

Removed the separators between the menu-items, I think it looks cleaner on this dark version of Carapace. Hope you like it better this way too :-D

| 12.06.2018 | 1 year ago

- Carapace is now using Lato as first choice of font
- Changed the overall dark color in inspiration of Atom text editor
- Made the borders of popup-menus more pronounced

| 2018.03.10 | 1 year ago

* Polished up some details in menus and overview
* Replaced the Elementary-style Dash with a bar for the indicators.

Enjoy :-)

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product-maker trece13th Nov 07 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker arthur91 Aug 28 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker satt294 Jul 28 2018 9 excellent
+Very good quality work. Dynamic border effects looks good on my wall papers. I have not checked on a wide range yet. But very good work. Good future for GNOME
product-maker naaamo2004 Feb 04 2018 9 excellent
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