Shades-of-gray-theme

GTK3 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/WernerFP/Shades-of-gray-theme

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Description:

A flat dark GTK-theme with ergonomic contrasts. It supports Gnome, Cinnamon, Xfce4, Mate and Openbox. Theme customizations for Firefox, Thunderbird and Inkscape are additionally included. Shades-of-gray is available in seven color variants:

• Gray
• Arch
• Cerulean
• Firebrick
• Harvest
• Orient
• Patina

The following description is contained in the individual theme folders.

Installation:

• Arch Linux

You can install the AUR package:

• Last release: gtk-theme-shades-of-gray
• Git version: gtk-theme-shades-of-gray-git

• Manual Installation

Extract and copy the chosen theme folders either for personal use into directory '~/.themes/' or for common use into '/usr/share/themes/'.

Shades-of-gray can also be downloaded from GitHub.

Customizations:

Each theme folder contains an 'app-gadgets' directory with additional theme files for Thunderbird, Firefox and Inkspape.

• Thunderbird

The folder 'assets' and the file 'userChrome.css' in folder 'Thunderbird-Shades-of-gray' contain a Thunderbird theme adapted to Shades of gray. Copy both to this location:

~/.thunderbird/name-of-your-profile/chrome/assets
~/.thunderbird/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userChrome.css

If you change a Shades-of-gray theme color, it is not necessary to copy the file again. You can simply comment the current theme color in 'userChrome.css' (Thunderbird and Firefox) and uncomment the new theme color value.

• Thunderbird Calendar

Thunderbird‘s Calendar (formaly Lightning) uses its own bright colors in default setting. The option for using theme colors is hidden as 'Accessibility'.
Open the Thunderbird settings and activate the checkbox 'Optimize colors for accessibility' in calendar area.

• Firefox

userChrome.css: The file 'userChrome.css' in folder 'Firefox-Shades-of-gray' contains a theme adaption to Shades-of-gray. To enable the customizations, copy the file or its content to this location:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userChrome.css

Note: You should choose the dark style in Firefox to get a consistent dark appearance.

userContent.css: Firefox uses widgets of the current GTK3 theme in websites that have not designed their own widgets for forms. With dark themes this is ugly and input fields, checkboxes etc. are difficult to use (e.g. black font in dark input fields). To fix this behavior the file 'userContent.css' contains color-neutral form widgets.

about.css: This file contains Shades-of-gray theme customizations for the Firefox 'about:' pages ('about:about' provides an overview for your current Firefox version).

Copy the files 'userContent.css' and 'about.css' to this location:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userContent.css
~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/about.css

• Firefox add-ons

Bookmark search plus 2: The file 'bookmark-search-plus-2.css contains theme customizations for the very useful add-on Bookmark search plus 2 (AMO). Copy this file into your chrome directory:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/bookmark-search-plus-2.css

Panorama Tab Groups: The file 'panorama-tab-groups.css' contains theme customizations for the recommended add-on Panorama Tab Groups (AMO). Copy this file in addition to 'userContent.css' into your chrome directory:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/panorama-tab-groups.css

Note: in Panorama Tab Groups settings you can toggle between light and dark theme. The Shades-of-gray customizations only take effect with the dark theme.

Bookmarked Speed Dial: Bookmarked Speed Dial (AMO) is an add-on that offers similar functionality to Vivaldi Speed Dial.

The file 'bookmarked-speed-dial.css' contains a Shades-of-gray theme customization. Copy this file in addition to 'userContent.css' into your chrome directory:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/bookmarked-speed-dial.css

The directory '../app-gadgets/Firefox-Shades-of-gray/bookmarked-speed-dial-images' contains images wich you can choose as 'Default dial image' and 'Default folder image' in the add-on options.

• Inkscape

Original colored icons in Inkscape are hard to identify in dark themes. The file 'icons.svg' in folder 'Inkscape-icons' contains bright icons. To use them in Inkscape, the file must be stored in this directory:

~/.config/inkscape/icons/icons.svg

• Syntax Highlighting

Shades-of-gray includes the syntax color scheme Shades-of-pastel for several editors. By using pastel colors on dark background like pastel chalks on a blackboard the Shades-of-pastel scheme provides balanced and easy on eyes contrasts.

Currently Vim, GVim, Sublime-Text and editors with syntax highlighting based on 'GtkSourceView 3' or 'GtkSourceView 4' such as Gedit, Pluma. Xed and Mousepad are supported. Installation notes can be found in 'Shades-of-gray-Readme.html'.

Requirements:

• GTK+ 3.20 or above
• Pixmap theme engine
• Murrine theme engine

License:

GNU General Public License GPL-3

Issues:

Please report bugs, issues and feature requests on Github.
Last changelog:

1.1.7 8 days ago

• Thunderbird: Enigmail flat button text color forced (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on: background focus group header fixed (panorama-tab-groups.css)
• Firefox add-on: minor fix (bookmarked-speed-dial.css)
• Firefox 66+ home content: blue font in context menu fixed (userContent.css)
• Firefox: customizations identity-popup (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: CSS-code cleaned up (userContent.css, userChrome.css)
• New: Firefox - dark Shades-of-gray theme for 'about:' pages (about.css)

khandakershahi

5 months ago

8 +Nice Theme!

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khandakershahi

5 months ago

+Really great theme! Thank you. Can I get theme icon and wallpaper link please?

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WernerFP

5 months ago

@All_Users
Thank you for your feedbacks and ratings!

@khandakershahi
I've uploaded the used backgrounds (Wallpapers.tar.gz).

The theme icons are Numix-Circle and Numix-Folders (grey folders):

https://github.com/numixproject/numix-icon-theme-circle
https://github.com/numixproject/numix-folders

In Openbox I'm using Polybar with icons of the fonts DejaVu Sans Mono, MaterialIcons, Icomoon and UbuntuMono NerdFont.

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khandakershahi

5 months ago

@WernerFP
Thank you.

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Franua

5 months ago

8 +Great theme! Soothing for eyes... Love it!

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brique

5 months ago

8 +

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sunaku

6 months ago

8 +

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NOMIC82

6 months ago

8 +

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kamathln

7 months ago

8 +Finally a sane dark theme which is 1) is elegant 2) differentiable widgets 3) Easy on the eyes.

If I ever make a distro, this will be the default GTK3+ theme

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AbeTheAbe

8 months ago

8 +Chrome theme is not working properly, I would prefer the same color as the rest of theme ( gray) for top panel instead of black and this theme desperately needs the compact version, thanks!

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WernerFP

8 months ago

In the file Shades-of-gray-FAQ.html I have added how you can change the Gnome panel color.
If you think something is not working properly, please post your bug report on Github (see link above).

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WernerFP

8 months ago

I'm sorry, I think I misunderstood - you meant the Chrome/Chromium panel. In version 69 the GUI was changed (hard-coded). Please call "chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md" in urlbar and select "Normal". If that doesn't solve the problem, let's please discuss this on Github.

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WernerFP

8 months ago

Did you select GTK+ in "chrome://settings"?

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annoyingduck

9 months ago

I just love this theme set. One thing I just noticed in the Cerulean variant. In Clementine music player the lower spectrum analyser is not the cerulean light blue, but rather a very dark blue and looks out of place. This is only happening with the cerulean variant. The darker Arch blue variant has the analyser as nice lighter blue and the other variants have colors that all match. Issue is only with the cerulean one (which happens to be my favorite!). Running Arch w/XFCE. It's also the same on Arch w/Cinnamon.

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WernerFP

9 months ago

Is the system color set selected in Clementine?
Preferences → Appearance → Use the system default color set
The colors of the spectrum analyzer should then be displayed as expected.

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annoyingduck

9 months ago

Yes, theme settings are correct in Clementine. It's only the Cerulean variant that has a mismatched analyzer color. All the other variants theme correctly in Clementine. For some reason the Cerulean makes the analyzer a very dark blue, a much different blue than it should be.

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WernerFP

9 months ago

I can reproduce it. It only affects the Block analyzer, all others (Bar-, Boom-, Turbine analyzer) process the color value correctly.
Clementine gets the color value from gtrc. This single hex value is the only difference between the gtrc theme files.
I have tried different hex color values - some are parsed properly, others are replaced by fallback color. I think it's is a problem in Block analyzer converting hex color to QColor format.

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Adyel

9 months ago

8 + Great Theme, Easy on the eye.

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1E1E1E

9 months ago

8 +

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fenario

9 months ago

My apologies Werner, false alarm. I'm tweaking the theme and it got a bit confusing. All works well on Ubuntu 18.04 but in 16.04 it is squashed; so above gtk-3.20 would be OK

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fenario

9 months ago

Hi Werner, Thanks for a great theme. I'd like to use this as my dark theme. I have noticed that in Ubuntu 18.04 tweak tool (gtk 3) has no buttons showing although they work. Is it to do with the theme? Any tweaks that can be done?

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WernerFP

9 months ago

Sorry, my reply took some time. I have set up a virtual machine with Ubuntu 18.04 (I normally use Arch Linux). Gnome-tweaks looks right to me with Ubuntu- and Gnome-Shell:
Ubuntu-Shell: https://pasteboard.co/HvXHykw.png
Gnome-Shell: https://pasteboard.co/HvXHRk7.png
Probably a problem with Wayland? In case of discussing please post your issue on Github (link above).

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scorici

9 months ago

8 +

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intro18

9 months ago

8 +

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annoyingduck

10 months ago

8 +Most excellent work. Finally a suitable dark replacement. Running Arch w/XFCE, everything looks great so far.

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1.1.7 8 days ago

• Thunderbird: Enigmail flat button text color forced (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on: background focus group header fixed (panorama-tab-groups.css)
• Firefox add-on: minor fix (bookmarked-speed-dial.css)
• Firefox 66+ home content: blue font in context menu fixed (userContent.css)
• Firefox: customizations identity-popup (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: CSS-code cleaned up (userContent.css, userChrome.css)
• New: Firefox - dark Shades-of-gray theme for 'about:' pages (about.css)

1.1.6 1 month ago

• New: Syntax scheme for Vim and GVim added (Shades-of-pastel)
• GNOME Shell 3.32: close buttons in dash overview adapted (gnome-shell.css)
• GTK3 workaround: gnome-control-center 3.32 ignores '@base_color' (gtk.css)
• Firefox add-on: 0.8.8 update (panorama-tab-groups.css)
• Firefox add-on: color '#searchtext' fixed (bookmark-search-plus-2.css)
• Firefox urlbar indicator: color for validated sites adjusted (userChrome.css)
• Firefox 66+: update CSS corrections for 'about' sites (userContent.css)

1.1.5 3 months ago

• GTK2: entry background color in HexChat fixed (apps.rc)
• GTK3: Gedit document-panel background color synchronized (gtk.css)
• Thunderbird: titles of unread messages are colored (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on theme: 2.0.52 update (bookmark-search-plus-2.css)
• Firefox: fallback webextension popup background added (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: width of vertical scrollbar in sidebar reduced (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on theme added: Bookmarked Speed Dial (bookmarked-speed-dial.css, userContent.css)
• Syntax color schemes for Sublime-Text, Gedit, Pluma, Xed, Mousepad added (Shades-of-pastel)

1.1.4 4 months ago

• GTK3, GTK2, Cinnamon, Gnome, Openbox: thin dark menu separator lines added
• GTK3: side effect Evolution-CSS in Rhythmbox fixed (gtk.css)
• Gnome: slider and barlevel fixed to version 3.29+ (gnome-shell.css)
• Gnome: better activities icon (gnome-shell.css)
• Gnome: panel less opacity (gnome-shell.css)
• Theme folder: Readme files superseded (new: Shades-of-gray-Readme.html)
• Firefox, Thunderbird: thin dark menu separator lines added (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: overflow submenu improved for add-on content (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: added options to hide context menu items (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on theme added: Panorama Tab Groups (panorama-tab-groups.css, userContent.css)

1.1.3.1 5 months ago

• Gnome: volume and brightness slider fixed (gnome-shell.css)

1.1.3 5 months ago

• Thunar, Nemo, Nautilus, Caja: list view improved (gtk.css)
• Firefox: minor adjustments in userChrome.css (places window)
• Firefox add-on theme added: Bookmark search plus 2 (bookmark-search-plus-2.css, userContent.css)

1.1.2 6 months ago

• Xfce4: panel adjusted to gtk3 in Xfce 4.13 (gtk.css)
• Xfwm4: window buttons supplemented (xfwm4)
• Evolution: sidebars adjusted (gtk.css)
• gThumb: sidebar and browser background improved (gtk.css)
• Calendar: gnome-calendar enhancements (gtk.css)
• Firefox: smaller identity box for extensions in urlbar (userContent.css)
• Firefox: menus in about:preferences fixed (userContent.css)
• Thunderbird, Lightning: Shades-of-gray icons added (userChrome.css, assets)

1.1.1 8 months ago

• Openbox: close button modified, window handle and menu improvements
• Thunderbird: minimum column width defined (userChrome.css)
• Lightning 6.2: bright navigation buttons (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: form widgets also adapted for moz-extensions (fixed in userContent.css)

1.1.0 9 months ago

• New: Theme for Cinnamon added
• GTK3: Minor changes
• Metacity: Updated for Cinnamon
• Thunderbird 60: Fixes and improvements
• Lightning: Theme adaptation improved
• Firefox: Fixes and further theme customizations

1.0.4.1 9 months ago

• Fix: gtk3-submenus are positioned closer to the parent menu
• New: Shades-of-gray-FAQ.html (2018-07-29)

1.0.4 9 months ago

• Thunderbird: added theme customizations for color tags in email tree view (userChrome.css)
• Borders and separators slightly less contrast (gtk-colors.css, gnome-shell.css)

1.0.3: 10 months ago

Bug fix: Window decorations of Gnome applications now correctly trigger a resize mouse pointer.

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product-maker AV1Aca May 15 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker hsmmouse Apr 08 2019 8 great
From my point of view, it is one of the best dark theme.
product-maker fjuwoeg Mar 25 2019 8 great
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product-maker kooijman77 Mar 01 2019 8 great
+Favorite dark theme
product-maker charlie-henson Feb 17 2019 8 great
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product-maker 442206 Jan 25 2019 8 great
+I love this theme
product-maker amorpher Jan 16 2019 8 great
+ My Favorite Theme for the last year. I use it with Newaita icons.
product-maker mockroot Jan 16 2019 8 great
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product-maker jocixlinux Jan 16 2019 8 great
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product-maker celphor Dec 25 2018 8 great
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product-maker rcrittendon Dec 18 2018 8 great
+Fantastic Theme, awesome work, what a joy to use, thank you!
product-maker khandakershahi Dec 16 2018 8 great
+Nice Theme!
product-maker Franua Dec 15 2018 8 great
+Great theme! Soothing for eyes... Love it!
product-maker brique Nov 28 2018 8 great
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product-maker sunaku Nov 04 2018 8 great
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product-maker NOMIC82 Oct 28 2018 8 great
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product-maker kamathln Oct 10 2018 8 great
+Finally a sane dark theme which is 1) is elegant 2) differentiable widgets 3) Easy on the eyes. If I ever make a distro, this will be the default GTK3+ theme
product-maker AbeTheAbe Sep 17 2018 8 great
+Chrome theme is not working properly, I would prefer the same color as the rest of theme ( gray) for top panel instead of black and this theme desperately needs the compact version, thanks!
product-maker Adyel Jul 31 2018 8 great
+ Great Theme, Easy on the eye.
product-maker 1E1E1E Jul 27 2018 8 great
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product-maker scorici Jul 22 2018 8 great
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product-maker intro18 Jul 21 2018 8 great
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product-maker annoyingduck Jul 04 2018 8 great
+Most excellent work. Finally a suitable dark replacement. Running Arch w/XFCE, everything looks great so far.
product-maker ben2talk Jul 04 2018 8 great
+Not bad - after the 'Yltra' theme stopped working...
product-maker rafenator Jul 03 2018 8 great
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product-maker nand Jun 29 2018 8 great
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product-maker Count: 2 Rating: 5.0
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